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Radio June 4th, 2009 04:59 PM

"LIVE" from Norwegian SPIRIT / June 5, 2009
 
Hello everyone. . . .

It is once again I am sailing with Norwegian Cruise Line. I have sailed 3 times previously with NCL in the past year. (The last was Norwegian Gem in March 2009)

This time I am sailing “on a one” of a kind ship for NCL. . . the Norwegian Spirit.

This Ship was built by Star Cruises (NCL’s parent Company) in 1998, and transferred over to NCL in 2004. She has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment that upgraded many cabins and public spaces. I am looking forward to be able to experience these upgrades.

Those of you who have followed my "LIVE" reports with NCL, RCI, and HAL, and CCL already know that I will provide daily comments and trip reports from this cruise.

I will also try to post "LIVE" pics daily (as long as I am able to maintain a valid wireless connection)

I have read so many wonderful reviews of Norwegian Spirit, and I can’t wait to board the ship tomorrow. I will be leaving from Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in South Boston. The Spirit is scheduled for a 7 Night Cruise including staying in Bermuda for 3 nights, and will return next Friday. (I was at the Black Falcon Terminal for a port of call in Nov 2007 on Explorer of the Seas)

I should be leaving the hotel late tomorrow morning. My hotel is just about 15 min south of the pier, and I hope to be onboard by 1130 or so.

Hopefully the weather will be good. . .the forecast is calling for rain next week while we are in Bermuda, but it seems that Bermuda often calls for rain. I am looking forward to staying in the dockyard for 3 nights, and I have read that there have been several improvements since my last trip to Bermuda (2008)


So sit back, and relax. . .this should be a fun cruise ! (I hope that my internet connection stays active). I will try to post several pics before sail away at 4PM.


Thanks for tuning in. . . .


Radio
:rolleyes::rolleyes:



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scchasgal June 4th, 2009 05:04 PM

Yeah Radio:

Will look forward to your pics and daily commentary as always.

big green June 4th, 2009 05:07 PM

Need info
 
Radio it was reported today that the Spirit itinerary from Nov thru April has been changed -- they are now arriving 2 hours later to Costa Maya--can you find out why?? and if the Spirit is still having engine problems???


Big Green


PS Spirit is one of my favorite NCL ships next to the Sun

goldmom June 4th, 2009 05:11 PM

Great
 
Looking forward to your reports. Are you traveling solo again or did Mrs Radio decide to join you? Have a great trip!

brokenarrowhd June 4th, 2009 05:14 PM

looking forward to your "live" reports:D

Radio June 4th, 2009 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goldmom (Post 19827960)
Looking forward to your reports. Are you traveling solo again or did Mrs Radio decide to join you? Have a great trip!

Hi goldmom ! No Mrs Radio will not be sailing this time. She is sailing with me in November 2009 from Baltimore on CCL Pride !

I have to find some Sea Glass for her this time. I heard that some can be found at the beach near the Lighthouse in St Georges.

Radio
:rolleyes::rolleyes:

phabric June 4th, 2009 05:38 PM

Can you tell me which hotel you stayed in as we plan to drive down from Canada and spend a few days.

Will be looking forward to your review as it will be our first time on NCL.

scchasgal June 4th, 2009 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Radio (Post 19828016)
Hi goldmom ! No Mrs Radio will not be sailing this time. She is sailing with me in November 2009 from Baltimore on CCL Pride !

I have to find some Sea Glass for her this time. I heard that some can be found at the beach near the Lighthouse in St Georges.

Radio
:rolleyes::rolleyes:

In St George's the sea glass is found at Alexandra Battery.
It is a 25 minute walk from where the ferry terminal in St G

rxlowry June 4th, 2009 06:38 PM

There is also sea glass near the dockyard. It is near the naval cemetery. The have a unique walkway with sea glass embedded into it.

novinha June 4th, 2009 07:11 PM

can't wait to read your reports and see the pics. thanks!

radio, will you do a "live" on your carnival pride cruise? we're so bummed about NCL not having a ship out of baltimore after majesty. we're curious about the pride but i guess i have been swayed by the party ship gossip. i also don't know how i feel about the itinerary of the pride. either way, please keep up informed.

Radio June 4th, 2009 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scchasgal (Post 19828589)
In St George's the sea glass is found at Alexandra Battery.
It is a 25 minute walk from where the ferry terminal in St G

Nice. . . . Thanks ! It sould be a short ride via Scooter !

Radio
;);)

scchasgal June 4th, 2009 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Radio (Post 19829828)
Nice. . . . Thanks ! It sould be a short ride via Scooter !

Radio
;);)

Aren't you going to be at the Dockyard or do you want to get away from the cruise crowds?

Radio June 4th, 2009 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by novinha (Post 19829655)
can't wait to read your reports and see the pics. thanks!

radio, will you do a "live" on your carnival pride cruise? we're so bummed about NCL not having a ship out of baltimore after majesty. we're curious about the pride but i guess i have been swayed by the party ship gossip. i also don't know how i feel about the itinerary of the pride. either way, please keep up informed.

Yes . . . Stay tuned, I will be posting "LIVE"

Radio
:rolleyes::rolleyes:

DaveinCT June 4th, 2009 07:29 PM

I'll be there with you tomorrow!! Supposed to be rainy in Boston for sailaway:mad: Better bring an umbrella. Gonna be fun anyway:)

jeannep June 4th, 2009 07:29 PM

Have a great trip!!!
Thanks for taking us with you!!

Enjoy,
jeanne

S&Dcruising June 4th, 2009 07:33 PM

Radio,
Thanks so much for taking the time to do these daily live reports for us, I think we all love them.
I was on the Spirit in april, and it was just fantastic, the ship is just beautiful. I hope you find it as wonderful as we did.

thanks agian for all your Live reports


David

tigerlilycruiser12 June 4th, 2009 08:16 PM

I am so looking forward to your postings.

Have a wonderful sailaway. :cool:

cruzmom2 June 4th, 2009 08:42 PM

We're excited to be joining you on this cruise. This will be our 3rd time on the Spirit. It's a beautiful ship. So happy she finally came to Boston! We won't miss the drive to NYC. Your Live Reports are great!! Our last cruise was on the Gem in March the week after you. We were psyched to see your Live Report with all the great pictures of the Gem.

Teacherloves2Cruise June 4th, 2009 09:02 PM

Thanks for doing this. . . leave her in good shape- we'll be boarding in a week!!!

B4andAFT June 4th, 2009 10:18 PM

Happy sails, Radio. Can't wait to get my daily dose. :D


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