I sailed from Boston to Bermuda on the Norwegian Spirit with my family. Myself and my 2 sisters were in one cabin. My parents had a cabin two doors down. We chose to sail with Norwegian given the ease of leaving from Boston, where we live, and not having to pay for airfare.
Embarkation was very easy and organized. I think we only waited 10 minutes or so to check in and then very quickly boarded the ship. We boarded the ship at about 1pm and were told that the cabin would not be ready for a while so we had the option of going up to the Raffles Court for lunch. The Raffles court was extremely crowded as many fellow passengers were also waiting for their staterooms to be ready. The selection for food was plentiful however as we soon found out day after day, was VERY repetitive.
More on the food-- my family and I are foodies. We love to eat, cook, and know good food. As I mentioned before, the Raffles Food Court, which is the main food court, had very repetitive food choices. The choices were also not very appetizing. The dessert selection in both the main dining halls and at Raffles food court were horrible. I couldn't get a piece of cake. Everything was either custard type desserts, puddings, or pound cakes. Couldn't the dessert chefs think of making one frosted layered cake?
Our Cabin, stateroom 11522, was in a great location, right near the elevators and only one floor down from Raffles Food Court, pools, spa etc. The cabin itself was very congested for three people. The pull out sofa was EXTREMELY uncomfortable and you could feel the springs through the very thin mattress. In order to compensate for the uncomfortable pull out sofa, we placed the sofa pillow on top of the thin sofa mattress to sleep on. This allowed for much more comfortable sleeping. The queen sized bed in the room, on the other hand, was very comfortable. Closet space was very small. The bathroom was quite spacious compared to other cruises that I had been on. We had a very nice balcony that could sit 2 people comfortably.