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Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Canada / New England 14 day cruise from Boston Sept 2010

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review by Chilliwack62

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2010
  • Destination: Canada & New England
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

NCL just didn't "wow" us. Every thing was good, but nothing was spectacular!

Saw more of our captain on this ship then any other cruise.

Cruise director, Kyle, was good. Saw him every where and couldn't help wonder if the man ever sleeps. Kyle took part in many activities and did a good job of entertaining us.

We loved the 2nd City Comedy team, saw them 5 times over our 14 day cruise.

The magician was average, very obvious that the women disappeared into the stair case, the only "magic" was how could she fit into such a small space?

The food was okay, nothing too memorable. No veggies to speak of, so we would order steamed veggies every night with our meal. Maybe someone in the kitchen will get the message if we all do this - eating healthy doesn't take a holiday. Don't get the wrong idea, I ate dessert every night, I just needed to have all 4 food groups on my plate.

Our cabin attendants were very good and very friendly. Towels were changed twice a day, and our towel animals were always waiting for us when we returned to our room each night.

Ship design was poorly thought out, but this ship is getting old and I heard will be retired next year. Lots of congestion on the 7th floor as this was the floor to use for getting to and from most places.

Blue Lagoon was a great place to grab a quick bite, but with all the people traffic through the centre of the restaurant, it didn't make for a relaxing meal. Do try the spinach dip, a nice warm snack any time of the day. Staff in the Blue Lagoon seemed to really enjoy working together, and they gave great service too! Say hello to Primrose, she's a real gem in my eyes!

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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
Cabin OB 6072

I liked the bathroom design. Toilet had it's own space and door.

Closet space wasn't as large as other ships and the hangers wouldn't come off the clip, so we resorted to buying plastic hangers at a dollar store.

Found the bed to be hard and very uncomfortable.

Every night, around 1 am there was a very strange sound that woke us up, we think it had something to do with the plumbing, as our toilet made gurgle sounds!

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Bar Harbor

Wonderful place to walk around, and you don't need a taxi to get into town. Took tour up Cadillac Mountain, but unfortunately there was too mch fog to see anything.

Saint John (New Brunswick)

Easy walk from the terminal, no taxi required. Booked the hop on, hop off bus tour, an excellent value and a perfect way to see the whole city.


NCL didn't get the best parking spot in Halifax, so we had to use a bus system to get from the ship to Pier 21. This caused some delays, but over all went rather smoothly. Internet cafe very close by - 45 mins free WIFI with purchase.

Took the afternoon tour to Peggy's Cove. We had some fog, but still was a beautiful place to visit.

The city of Halifax is close to the port, so no taxi is required. We walked up the hill to see the Citadel, great views from the fort.

Quebec City

NCL didn't get the best parking spot here, but the city is very close, so no taxi required.

This place is amazing!!!!!!!!!!! We walked around for 8 hours and loved every minute.


Spent 2 days post cruise, could have spent 4 - I LOVED this city. Got a 2 day pass with the old town trolley, excellent value!

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