NCL SPIRIT - 8/26/11 - Graduation Cruise!

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#1
Merrimack Valley, MA USA
10,870 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Hello Fellow GLBTQ Sailors,

I'm out to celebrate graduation from college and have chosen the Norwegian Spirit on 8/26/2011 to do it. The Spirit sails from New Orleans on a 7 day Western Caribbean adventure with port calls including Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico along with Belize and Roatan (Honduras).

While doing some research I also discovered this sailing returns to New Orleans during "Southern Decadence" which is a big weekend down there. It makes me wonder if there'll be more family on this sailing than usual too? So speak up and let's pass the next 3.5 months!

~J
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My Cruisin' History
Enchantment of the Seas 3/13/17 (Inception at Sea), Carnival Victory 1/23/17***,
Norwegian Breakaway 11/27/16, Norwegian Sun 11/2/16 (S.A. Repo), Norwegian Sun 10/28/16***,
Norwegian Pearl 1/23/16***
Norwegian Epic 11/29/15, Carnival Inspiration 10/15***, Norwegian Pearl 1/28/15***, Norwegian Sky 1/23/15
Norwegian Breakaway 5/18/14 (BDA), Norwegian Star 1/5/14 (Panama Canal)
Norwegian Jewel 10/27/13 (AquaFest), Norwegian Breakaway 4/30/13 (Trans-Atlantic),
Celebrity Millennium 3/3/13 (Asia ), Norwegian Dawn 8/31/12, Norwegian Dawn 1/4/12,
Norwegian Spirit 8/28/11**, Norwegian EPIC 3/12/11, Norwegian Jewel 1/2/11
Carnival Ecstasy 1/19/16 , Carnival Destiny 5/05
Norwegian Spirit 5/10, Norwegian Jewel 3/10, Norwegian Sky 1/10, Norwegian Jewel 1/10, ,
Norwegian Spirit 5/09, Celebrity Solstice 3/09*, Crown Princess 1/09,
Norwegian Dream 5/08, Norwegian Sun 1/08, Norwegian Jewel 5/07,
Caribbean Princess 9/06, Star Princess 10/05**, Celebrity Millennium 8/04*,
Celebrity Millennium 1/04*, RCCL Splendour OTS 8/03*, Coral Princess 4/03, NCL Dawn 1/03*, Grand Princess 5/01
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*** Denotes private charter GROOVE CRUISE
#2
Merrimack Valley, MA USA
10,870 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Ok boys and gals? Where are you all hiding out? I'm sure there's got to be more folks on this sailing considering it's ending during Southern Decadence! Speak on up! Let's make this cruise a blast!!

I can't wait to celebrate!!!
#3
Merrimack Valley, MA USA
10,870 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Still space available on this cruise!!! NCL has a FREESTYLE DASH promotion going on with reduced deposits (final payment is next month) AND onboard credit! Come on folks! It'll be FUN FUN FUN!!!
#4
Merrimack Valley, MA USA
10,870 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
As final payment approaches... just checking to see if there are any new bookings on here... seems like the movement of bookings have slowed down but there's still plenty of space!
#5
Merrimack Valley, MA USA
10,870 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Calgon... rescue me!!!

I need some people with some spirit on this sailing! Where is everyone?!!
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My Cruisin' History
Enchantment of the Seas 3/13/17 (Inception at Sea), Carnival Victory 1/23/17***,
Norwegian Breakaway 11/27/16, Norwegian Sun 11/2/16 (S.A. Repo), Norwegian Sun 10/28/16***,
Norwegian Pearl 1/23/16***
Norwegian Epic 11/29/15, Carnival Inspiration 10/15***, Norwegian Pearl 1/28/15***, Norwegian Sky 1/23/15
Norwegian Breakaway 5/18/14 (BDA), Norwegian Star 1/5/14 (Panama Canal)
Norwegian Jewel 10/27/13 (AquaFest), Norwegian Breakaway 4/30/13 (Trans-Atlantic),
Celebrity Millennium 3/3/13 (Asia ), Norwegian Dawn 8/31/12, Norwegian Dawn 1/4/12,
Norwegian Spirit 8/28/11**, Norwegian EPIC 3/12/11, Norwegian Jewel 1/2/11
Carnival Ecstasy 1/19/16 , Carnival Destiny 5/05
Norwegian Spirit 5/10, Norwegian Jewel 3/10, Norwegian Sky 1/10, Norwegian Jewel 1/10, ,
Norwegian Spirit 5/09, Celebrity Solstice 3/09*, Crown Princess 1/09,
Norwegian Dream 5/08, Norwegian Sun 1/08, Norwegian Jewel 5/07,
Caribbean Princess 9/06, Star Princess 10/05**, Celebrity Millennium 8/04*,
Celebrity Millennium 1/04*, RCCL Splendour OTS 8/03*, Coral Princess 4/03, NCL Dawn 1/03*, Grand Princess 5/01
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**Denotes impacted by Tropical Weather
*** Denotes private charter GROOVE CRUISE
#10
Merrimack Valley, MA USA
10,870 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
I can't believe this! Not a single other queen onboard??

Friends of Dorothy is going to be REAL boring!

On a better note... I got the cruise documents and bag tags last night!

YAY!
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My Cruisin' History
Enchantment of the Seas 3/13/17 (Inception at Sea), Carnival Victory 1/23/17***,
Norwegian Breakaway 11/27/16, Norwegian Sun 11/2/16 (S.A. Repo), Norwegian Sun 10/28/16***,
Norwegian Pearl 1/23/16***
Norwegian Epic 11/29/15, Carnival Inspiration 10/15***, Norwegian Pearl 1/28/15***, Norwegian Sky 1/23/15
Norwegian Breakaway 5/18/14 (BDA), Norwegian Star 1/5/14 (Panama Canal)
Norwegian Jewel 10/27/13 (AquaFest), Norwegian Breakaway 4/30/13 (Trans-Atlantic),
Celebrity Millennium 3/3/13 (Asia ), Norwegian Dawn 8/31/12, Norwegian Dawn 1/4/12,
Norwegian Spirit 8/28/11**, Norwegian EPIC 3/12/11, Norwegian Jewel 1/2/11
Carnival Ecstasy 1/19/16 , Carnival Destiny 5/05
Norwegian Spirit 5/10, Norwegian Jewel 3/10, Norwegian Sky 1/10, Norwegian Jewel 1/10, ,
Norwegian Spirit 5/09, Celebrity Solstice 3/09*, Crown Princess 1/09,
Norwegian Dream 5/08, Norwegian Sun 1/08, Norwegian Jewel 5/07,
Caribbean Princess 9/06, Star Princess 10/05**, Celebrity Millennium 8/04*,
Celebrity Millennium 1/04*, RCCL Splendour OTS 8/03*, Coral Princess 4/03, NCL Dawn 1/03*, Grand Princess 5/01
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**Denotes impacted by Tropical Weather
*** Denotes private charter GROOVE CRUISE
#11
Merrimack Valley, MA USA
10,870 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Hey Stephen and Jon... over here!

Anyone else who is a Friend of Dorothy on this sailing?

42 Days tomorrow until sailing!
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My Cruisin' History
Enchantment of the Seas 3/13/17 (Inception at Sea), Carnival Victory 1/23/17***,
Norwegian Breakaway 11/27/16, Norwegian Sun 11/2/16 (S.A. Repo), Norwegian Sun 10/28/16***,
Norwegian Pearl 1/23/16***
Norwegian Epic 11/29/15, Carnival Inspiration 10/15***, Norwegian Pearl 1/28/15***, Norwegian Sky 1/23/15
Norwegian Breakaway 5/18/14 (BDA), Norwegian Star 1/5/14 (Panama Canal)
Norwegian Jewel 10/27/13 (AquaFest), Norwegian Breakaway 4/30/13 (Trans-Atlantic),
Celebrity Millennium 3/3/13 (Asia ), Norwegian Dawn 8/31/12, Norwegian Dawn 1/4/12,
Norwegian Spirit 8/28/11**, Norwegian EPIC 3/12/11, Norwegian Jewel 1/2/11
Carnival Ecstasy 1/19/16 , Carnival Destiny 5/05
Norwegian Spirit 5/10, Norwegian Jewel 3/10, Norwegian Sky 1/10, Norwegian Jewel 1/10, ,
Norwegian Spirit 5/09, Celebrity Solstice 3/09*, Crown Princess 1/09,
Norwegian Dream 5/08, Norwegian Sun 1/08, Norwegian Jewel 5/07,
Caribbean Princess 9/06, Star Princess 10/05**, Celebrity Millennium 8/04*,
Celebrity Millennium 1/04*, RCCL Splendour OTS 8/03*, Coral Princess 4/03, NCL Dawn 1/03*, Grand Princess 5/01
* Denotes private charter Atlantis Events
**Denotes impacted by Tropical Weather
*** Denotes private charter GROOVE CRUISE
#12
Merrimack Valley, MA USA
10,870 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Announcing the…

Cruise Critic Meet & Greet
Monday, August 29, 2011
10AM to 11AM
Henry’s Pub – Deck 7 Midship

Come meet some of the senior staff of the Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Oriental Lady and meet your fellow Cruise Critics! It’s sure to be a great time!

New to the Norwegian Spirit? You can find Henry’s Pub by going to the atrium on Deck 7 midship. When facing the Guest Relations Desk, go the left and you’ll find Henry’s Pub (has green walls). Or if you’re out for a stroll on the Promenade Deck, you can find an entrance to Henry’s Pub on the Port side of the ship. There is a sign which marks the entrance from outside.

I look forward to seeing you all there!
#13
Michigan
526 Posts
Joined May 2011
If I could I would be there with you. Im hoping to be on the Epic in March. Your review helped a lot! But funds are pretty tight right now. We will see. BTW Congrats!!!
#14
Merrimack Valley, MA USA
10,870 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Thanks for the congrats!! I hear you on the $$. Seriously with the airfares through the roof I don't know how I am going to be able to afford to cruise in January any more because all the ships are in FL and the airfare is HIDEOUS!
#15
Midland, tx
81 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
My wife printed our luggage tags yesterday. Our first cruise, and its my birthday present....

Steve and Sheila from Texas
#16
Merrimack Valley, MA USA
10,870 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Hello Steven & Sheila!

Welcome to the party! It'll be a great time! Make sure you stop by the Meet & Greet on the first day and if you have any questions about the ship, I'll be glad to answer as I've sailed this ship two times already!

~Jake
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My Cruisin' History
Enchantment of the Seas 3/13/17 (Inception at Sea), Carnival Victory 1/23/17***,
Norwegian Breakaway 11/27/16, Norwegian Sun 11/2/16 (S.A. Repo), Norwegian Sun 10/28/16***,
Norwegian Pearl 1/23/16***
Norwegian Epic 11/29/15, Carnival Inspiration 10/15***, Norwegian Pearl 1/28/15***, Norwegian Sky 1/23/15
Norwegian Breakaway 5/18/14 (BDA), Norwegian Star 1/5/14 (Panama Canal)
Norwegian Jewel 10/27/13 (AquaFest), Norwegian Breakaway 4/30/13 (Trans-Atlantic),
Celebrity Millennium 3/3/13 (Asia ), Norwegian Dawn 8/31/12, Norwegian Dawn 1/4/12,
Norwegian Spirit 8/28/11**, Norwegian EPIC 3/12/11, Norwegian Jewel 1/2/11
Carnival Ecstasy 1/19/16 , Carnival Destiny 5/05
Norwegian Spirit 5/10, Norwegian Jewel 3/10, Norwegian Sky 1/10, Norwegian Jewel 1/10, ,
Norwegian Spirit 5/09, Celebrity Solstice 3/09*, Crown Princess 1/09,
Norwegian Dream 5/08, Norwegian Sun 1/08, Norwegian Jewel 5/07,
Caribbean Princess 9/06, Star Princess 10/05**, Celebrity Millennium 8/04*,
Celebrity Millennium 1/04*, RCCL Splendour OTS 8/03*, Coral Princess 4/03, NCL Dawn 1/03*, Grand Princess 5/01
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**Denotes impacted by Tropical Weather
*** Denotes private charter GROOVE CRUISE
#20
Merrimack Valley, MA USA
10,870 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Originally posted by ballyhoo
Hi we are a couple taking the cruise too....we are from kentucky we are both middle age however.
Age doesn't mean anything. So you may not be up until all hours of the night discoing and leave after the late Friends of Dorothy gathering but that doesn't mean you still can't come by and say hello!

Be sure to check your FreeStyle Daily for the time. It's usually around 10PMish in the Maharini's Lounge.

I'm just out to have fun and CELEBRATE!!!

Have you booked any tours yet?
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My Cruisin' History
Enchantment of the Seas 3/13/17 (Inception at Sea), Carnival Victory 1/23/17***,
Norwegian Breakaway 11/27/16, Norwegian Sun 11/2/16 (S.A. Repo), Norwegian Sun 10/28/16***,
Norwegian Pearl 1/23/16***
Norwegian Epic 11/29/15, Carnival Inspiration 10/15***, Norwegian Pearl 1/28/15***, Norwegian Sky 1/23/15
Norwegian Breakaway 5/18/14 (BDA), Norwegian Star 1/5/14 (Panama Canal)
Norwegian Jewel 10/27/13 (AquaFest), Norwegian Breakaway 4/30/13 (Trans-Atlantic),
Celebrity Millennium 3/3/13 (Asia ), Norwegian Dawn 8/31/12, Norwegian Dawn 1/4/12,
Norwegian Spirit 8/28/11**, Norwegian EPIC 3/12/11, Norwegian Jewel 1/2/11
Carnival Ecstasy 1/19/16 , Carnival Destiny 5/05
Norwegian Spirit 5/10, Norwegian Jewel 3/10, Norwegian Sky 1/10, Norwegian Jewel 1/10, ,
Norwegian Spirit 5/09, Celebrity Solstice 3/09*, Crown Princess 1/09,
Norwegian Dream 5/08, Norwegian Sun 1/08, Norwegian Jewel 5/07,
Caribbean Princess 9/06, Star Princess 10/05**, Celebrity Millennium 8/04*,
Celebrity Millennium 1/04*, RCCL Splendour OTS 8/03*, Coral Princess 4/03, NCL Dawn 1/03*, Grand Princess 5/01
* Denotes private charter Atlantis Events
**Denotes impacted by Tropical Weather
*** Denotes private charter GROOVE CRUISE