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  1. We are booked on Baltic cruise out of Stockholm August 2019 on the Spirit. Any tips for this 15 day Baltic adventure. We were a little concerned about having from one port and returning to another. We suppose the airfare will be the challenge.
  2. Can anyone tell me which is the best family balcony for room please? TIA
  3. Looking for help and info on shore excursions on ports of call on Spirit cruise around the British Isles. What ports are best for ship excurs. and what ports are fine for local tours or just walking around? Any info from previous passengers on this cruise would be helpful. I have searched on this site for info on this cruise (leaving July 21 - Aug. 2) from Southampton and can not even find this cruise listed anywhere. Can anyone tell me why? I can find reviews of the Spirit....and will take those with a grain of there salt. Has anyone out there done this circle around the UK? Thanks in advance.
  4. WeBeCruisinMon

    NCL Spirit to Canary Islands

    I’m looking to book the NCL Spirit out of Barcelona to the Canary Islands December 2-13. Has anyone done this itinerary before and have any feedback? Any feedback on this ship for those of you have recent sailed on it? I’ve heard it is the oldest and smallest, we don’t normally go for the ship but more for the ports. Has anyone gone to the Canary Islands in December? What type of weather can we expect? Is there a thread on here giving the menus for this ship? Specifically the Blue Lagoon? Thank you!!
  5. We have been offered an aft stateroom on deck 11 and I was wanting to know if anyone else has stayed here near the Buccaneers Amphitheater and if so is there any noise?
  6. witz1103

    Spirit cabin 11662

    Hi all, First time cruisers and were assigned 11662 aboard Spirit. Can anyone tell me if this location is problematic? Thanks in advance. Terri
  7. Hi there. Does anyone know when the Spirit is going in for an extensive dry dock that features the Norwegian Edge platform? I haven't sailed Norwegian since 2011 and I am looking at the Spirit for Canary Islands in spring, 2019. Long way off but I'm hoping it will be done by then. Recent reviews on Spirit aren't great. Any info is greatly appreciated.
  8. We will be on the Spirit for the May 8 departure from Rome. We are looking at a tour for Messina to Taormina/Castelmora. If anyone would like to share the taxi for this tour, please contact me. Thanks.
  9. Booking a cruise for my family next year, Mom and Dad require a handicapped cabin, so i was able to secure cabin# 4498 for them, its the only outside handicapped cabin on the ship, and appears to be much larger than even the other handicapped cabins on the ship. Have also booked cabin # 5035 for my sister and her fiance cause it appears to be much larger than the other insides on the deck plans. Im hoping i did good, was rather proud of myself actually. Have already tried using google, webshots, cruisclues and a few other sites to get info on these 2 cabins, and came up with pretty much nothing. Anybody here on CC have any first hand experience with either of these 2 cabins?.... Also, do the TV's in the cabins on the Spirit have jacks to be able to hook up an XBOX?.... Thanks in advance........
  10. We are a mid sixty couple, I am retired and my husband is still working. This was our 26th cruise, mostly on Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Holland America. This is our 3rd NCL cruise. We don't normally like cruising Norwegian because we are not a fan of the Freestyle Cruising. This cruise was a smaller ship, which we prefer, and the price and itinerary were what we were looking for. We stayed in a small hotel, Hotel Condel, in the El Gotic area before the cruise for one night. We figured we were going to be spending most of the time in bed so a clean, comfortable bed close to port was all we were looking to pay for, our hotel fit that request. We really enjoyed that location and were very grateful they were able to let us in our room the morning we arrived so we could get some much needed sleep. That evening we enjoyed the Ramblas and the narrow streets of El Gotic. Hearing about the pick pocket problems in Barcelona we took precautions but we never felt in danger. The next morning we had a late breakfast at the hotel and the desk clerk arranged a cab for us. The port was just a short ride away, with tip I don't think we paid more than 20 Euro. Boarding was a breeze, because we had cruised NCL before we went right through the line for returning guests and we were on the ship in no time at all. We were on the ship and in our cabin by noon. The ship was in great shape, I had read on line that it was showing it's age but I never saw that. Our balcony cabin was a little smaller than usual, probably because it is an older ship. We never felt cramped, we had plenty of storage and we were very comfortable. The ship was decorated beautifully for Christmas and as the cruise progressed more Christmas decor was added. We felt very festive! The only thing lacking was Christmas music, except for the last night when they put on a spectacular Christmas show! Something I love about NCL is the fish swimming upstream on the carpet, I always knew where forward was! Aside from a few times we had to wait in line to dine...really a pet peeve of ours, we really enjoyed the Freestyle this time. Our cruise was very port intensive, in fact we were even in port for the last day (packing day) which was a first for us. Because we were so busy it was nice having the flexibility to dine when we wanted. We still think NCL needs to improve the whole waiting in line thing and I REALLY do not like having pagers on a ship. The way I think they could improve this is to offer reservations in the "free" dining venues for those that prefer not to wait in lines. The food was good, not great but good. This cruise was much more casual than we are used to, which worked out better for us this time since we were going to be packing for over three weeks. We spent the week after the cruise in an apartment we rented after the cruise for Christmas with our son from New York City. Since the cruise was more casual my husband left his tux home. He brought a dark blue suit but in hindsight he could have left that at home too and saved room in our luggage. There were not very many men dressing up more than a shirt and tie or polo shirt for the entire cruise. I brought two cocktail dresses I never wore, we only dressed up once. The entertainment on this ship was wonderful! There was plenty of variety in the theater and the venues around the ship. We have noticed other lines are starting to cut corners in the entertainment budget but did not feel NCL had done that at all. Our first port was supposed to be Casablanca, Morocco but we were told as we boarded they were replacing it with Tangiers, Morocco. We were disappointed because Casablanca was one of the reasons we booked this cruise. After talking with people that have been to both ports we were very happy with the change. In Tangiers we booked a ship tour that took us to the ancient Medina (walled city) of Tetouan. It was well worth the trip! Our second port was our favorite, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. We took a ship tour that took us to a small fishing village, a Madeira Wine shop, tasted Madeira wine and the local drink, Poncha, visited another small village, drive through the countryside to see all the farmlands and we went to Cabo Girau and walked on the glass viewing platform high above the cliffs. A new addition to our "bucket list" is to spend New Years in Funchal! Our third port was Santa Cruz, Tenerife and our fourth port Las Palmas, Canary Island, we were on our own and used the Hop on Hop off bus. I had read on line that this is a very good way to see these ports and we were not disappointed. Our fifth port was Malaga, Spain. This is a very walkable city once you are in the city. It is a very long way into the city from the port. We purchased tickets on the "train" to get into town because this is what the visitor center person in the port suggested. It was only around 5 Euro each round trip so we thought, sure, why not? She pointed us in the direction of the train, we ended up walking all the way into town to find the "train" only to find out it was really just a little shuttle car pulling what looked like a toy train. So much for needing a ride into town! We enjoyed the park, visiting the Cathedral and walking around town. If it had been warm, there was a nice beach close to the ship. Our last port was Alicante, Spain. This is a beautiful port with a very nice beach right by the port/ship. We rode the free shuttle into town and we headed straight to the Castell de Santa Barbara to stand in line and purchase the tickets to take the elevator up, well worth it. However, we were told by the elevator operator that you have to walk down...wrong! We ended up walking all the way around the mountain on the road down which was MILES and totally a waste of our time and energy. Buy the ticket and take the elevator DOWN as well. Bring your passport to prove you are 65 and you ride free. I guess we were getting tired because we also got a little lost trying to find our way back to the ship. Alicante is a great port for walking but walking you will do! Over all it was a great cruise! We are looking forward to cruising this ship again on a different itinerary. Our after cruise week in Barcelona was for Christmas. We had a wonderful time in Barcelona and this review is about the cruise so I will leave it there, except...to tell you about our apartment. We rented through Air BnB and the company that provided our apartment was Friendly Rentals. My advice...stay away from Friendly Rentals. The apartment and location in El Born were perfect but they were WORSE than bad to deal with. We were not the only ones to say this, we ran into several other customers of Friendly Rentals while we were in Barcelona and if you use them, I warned you.
  11. Hi, I am booked in the owners suite on the Spirit. I see that there is a TV in the living area, but is there a TV in the bedroom? Thanks! Lisa
  12. Myfamily3

    Spirit

    Its my first cruise!!! Going on ncl spirit. I heard they charge for tips in the reservation price. Can I cancel the tip change and leave tip along the services we will be using?
  13. birdie16

    Spirit Question

    Does the Spirit have self service laundry rooms? Our cruise is 10 days and I don't want to have to over pack. We had a bad experience on a cruise ships laundry and would rather do it ourselves.
  14. Our trip includes the UBP. does this option include coffee and water? do I have to buy cases of water ??? confused.
  15. July 11th, & September 5th visits of Norwegian Spirit to Lerwick have been scrubbed for next year.
  16. We are booked on our first NCL cruise, sailing to Norway on the Spirit in June 2019. I've been doing some reading about the restaurants. We have the 4 specialty restaurant package. If I'm reading things correctly, there is an Italian restaurant on most NCL ships called La Cucina, but on the Spirit it is La Trattoria. What is the difference? I found one very old post that said La Trattoria only has a pasta bar. Has this changed? Does anyone have a current menu? And as long as we are talking about the Spirit, I'd love to hear any other comments you may have about the ship. What are your favorite restaurants and activities? Anything you don't like about the ship? Any other thoughts? Thanks!
  17. What do I do for breakfast without O'Sheehan's Pub on the Spirit ? Just found out there is not one on the Spirit. Being handicapped it has been my quick and easy sit down breakfast stop on both the Star and Jewel every morning. Yes, I know there is the MDR, yuk, too slow and too stuffy !
  18. carnivaljunkie

    Spirit HDMI port on TV

    Has anyone recently on the Norwegian Spirit checked the TVs for an HDMI port? My son in law wants to bring his X box.
  19. We Will be on our first cruise!! Me, husband and my 2 years old. Ncl spirit. Are there many hangers for our clothes in the wardrobe ? We have a inside cabine. I am bringing a park for my son to sleep. Enough place in the room? From Rome to Croatie, Slovénie, Grèce, méditerranéen, wich excursion or activies would be the best with my 2 years old? Any other advice are welcome.
  20. Hi, I am booked on the Norwegian Spirit for a European cruise starting January 13 of 2019. On January 17 we stop at the Port of Arrecife and we found a highly rated excursion with Lanzarote Experience Tours. However, it's only able to operate if enough people have booked the tour. Any other people taking this cruise that would be interested in booking? Here is the link to the tour: (South Excursion of Lanzarote, Timanfaya National Park) https://www.lanzaroteexperiencetours.com/crucero/norwegian-cruise-line/norwegian-spirit/13012019-205/https://www.lanzaroteexperiencetours.com/crucero/norwegian-cruise-line/norwegian-spirit/13012019-205/
  21. I was positive in all aspects, food, service, activities doing the Star TA last November, disappointed with the food, service, crew on th Jewel's Japan to Vancouver cruise in May. What might I expect from a Spirit 10 day cruise in January from anyone who has sailed the Spirit recently ??
  22. shannonbrown2

    Norwegian Spirit Cabin 9003

    Hi everyone, My family and I will be cruising on Norwegian Spirit in November of 2018. We booked an ocean view room on deck 9 in November 2017 and were assigned to the last available outside cabin, #9003. I am concerned since the NCL website indicates that this room can accommodate only 3 occupants. My children are 14 and 17, so I need to ensure that any "cot" can accommodate an older child. I also read something about a "pole" in this room that prevents the beds from being pushed together, but I could not confirm anywhere on the NCL website. If anyone has any additional information or pictures of cabin 9003, I would really appreciate it. There are no other outside or balcony rooms available for this sailing, so I am unable to change the room assignment. Thanks for your help. Shannon
  23. What are your thoughts on these two similar cruises other than Nov. 2019 or Feb. 10 2020? Thanks
  24. Our family is looking to do the 15 day Greek Isles, Italy, and France cruise on the Spirit in October 2019. We were on the Spirit earlier this year on a Canary Islands cruise and enjoyed the Spirit (and the cruise). My question has to do solely with the itinerary. The ship leaves from London and ends in Venice. It appeals to us as we can see London pre-cruise and it has a 1 day stop in Paris. Those are 2 major cities we want to see. Also, we have always wanted to see Venice so we can stay a few days post cruise there. Has anyone done this itinerary before and what was your opinion of it. Paul
  25. We just booked this cruise today. Got an email from our PCC about this yet unlisted cruise on the Spirit including Greece, Turkey, Cypress, Israel, Egypt. The Suez Canal, Jordan, Oman and UAE. We thought about it for about 2 Minutes and booked it! And we snagged one of those fabulous aft cabins. Now I just have 539 days until we leave! 🤪
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