Spirit 10 day cruise review 11/9-11/19/06

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Hudson Valley, NY-USA
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NCL Spirit 10 day Cruise from NYC 11/9/06 to 11/19/06
St. Thomas, Antigua, Barbados, St Maarten and Tortola.
This is my 11th cruise 5th on NCL -late 40's
My DD Christina, SIL Brian and GD Bianca's all first timers, mid 20's to early 30's and a 5 years old.

I love to cruise, I got addicted after my first cruise, which I got as a bonus for buying my timeshare in Orlando. I didn't think I would like it cause I get motion sickness real easy, I got sick watching the O’ Canada circle vision movie in Epcot. I didn't get sick at all on my first cruise on the CCL Fantasy. That was the beginning on the addiction. In 2001 my mother and I started an annual spring break cruise. This is the first cruise I got motion sickness on. It was the first night we went to our cabin to do our door decorating and it was so hot and the ship was moving. I wasn't feeling well and neither was my daughter so we decided to get out of the cabin. I grab a bag that NCL had by the elevators as I wasn't feeling good. Thank god I grabbed that bag as I had to use it. Later we saw by in the halls that someone else felt the same way, but didn't get a bag in time. After that night I was okay, I kept taking my motion sickness pills.

Thursday, Embarkation Day & Cabin
We had no problems or delays driving in from the Hudson Valley, the west side on the river to NYC. We arrived at the pier and got right in line and was given our forms to fill out for Tortola, as we got e tickets. I don't remember the time but we didn't even have enough time to fill in the cards by the time we went through security. It took a total of about 30 minutes from out of the car to walking on the ship. $180 to park for the 10 day cruise.
I can't remember what deck we entered but nothing special walking on. I like when you enter a ship into the Grand Atrium and get that WOW feeling. We went to our cabin first and they didn't have them open yet. There was a sign saying they would be ready at 2pm. I asked if I could drop off our carry on's and he let us, no problem.

We had cabins 9197 & 9199, average inside cabins with plenty of room, I liked the glass doors on the shower it’s so much better then those curtains. The bathroom was small but not a bad size for a ship cabin. Across from the bathroom is a large closet, a few shelves and the safe, I loved the sliding doors on the closet instead of the ones that open and I also like that the safe uses a code rather then the card as on CCL. Next to the closet is a stand with 4 drawers and shelves above it and then the TV on top. There’s also a coffee pot, which I didn't use. There was a vanity-desk area, with 1 small drawer, nice area to get ready in the morning. We had a small chair sitting area at the end of the beds. We had plenty of room and there was room under the bed for the suitcases.

We dropped off our carry on bags and off to eat and then explore. We went to Windows to eat. I love this restaurant, if you been on the Dawn or the Star it's about the same as Venetian. I can't remember what we had but it was good, we all liked what we got.

After lunch we walked around the ship exploring and went to Kids Crew to get the details. We went up to the area behind Raffles in the back of the ship for sailaway. I got my first drink of the day. We stayed in this area to watch the sailaway because I had read how you could see both sides to take pictures as you leave the pier. We stayed here for a while and watched the ship past Ms. Liberty. It was too dark to take pictures. I like the fact that the aft of the ship has a public area to sit. I missed this on the Dawn and the Star as on our CCL cruises this was also my favorite area to sit on the Fantasy Class ships. I went to go to the casino launch party but it was over all ready and missed the bridge passing. So we passed the bridge about 5:15 p.m. I heard we left late due a truck losing an axle on the GW bridge which traffic was at a stand still for over 2 hours. One in our roll call almost missed the ship she arrived about 4:10 p.m. but the ship was waiting for a delivery. Which was good for those running late.

Unpacked, explored more, got a feel on the ship, and had dinner in Windows. I had the curry dish and it was great. Brain said the his chicken was good, when they brought it to him he ordered another as that was all he ate and it was there just about the time he finished the first plate.

Ship:
I have been on the Spirit so I knew what to expect. It's very similar to the Dawn and Star. The ship was clean and there was always someone cleaning or painting something. I found the ship was easy to navigate. Remember to use deck 7 to go to the restaurants as deck 6 you can't go all the way through. The elevators as in all the areas was beautiful wood, and well taken care off, and the staircase as always is beautiful. I loved the Spirit and would definitely sail on her again if the price was right.
Meet & Greet:
We had our Meet & Greet set up for 11:30 am in Henry's Pub. It's a small area and a little hard to mingle with everyone so I didn't really get to talk to everyone. We had a good turnout and Linda planned lots of activities for us. She had a door decorating contest, which I got second place. She had all kind of pirate stuff for the kids. Thanks Linda for setting everything up for us.
The captain, some of the officers and Ricky our cruise director came and said hi, they did have snacks and juice set up for us. Still nothing yet beats the M&G we had on the Dawn with Colin the CD and his staff. They gave a little talk and introduced themselves and stayed and talked to everyone and had their pictures taken with us. With that said this one was much better then the one on the Star. It was so nice to put a face with everyone we've been talking to on the roll call. I ran into a lot of them throughout the cruise and we had a blast..
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You mentioned you were sea sick and kept taking your pills. Had you already been taking them when you got sea sick or started after?
Also, what time did you arrive at the port?
Thanks, great review!
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Originally posted by From a land down under
You mentioned you were sea sick and kept taking your pills. Had you already been taking them when you got sea sick or started after?
Also, what time did you arrive at the port?
Thanks, great review!
Hello I start taking my pills two days before One each night.I continue to take them till we get down to the islands.

Start up again for the ride home.

Never got sick and I am prone to motion sickness and never had a problem on a cruise
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#5
Southwest Connecticut
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Hi Judy,

I have been looking forward to your review. Glad to hear you had another great time on the Spirit! Can't wait to hear about how the rest of your family liked it.

Mary
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#6
Hudson Valley, NY-USA
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Originally posted by From a land down under
You mentioned you were sea sick and kept taking your pills. Had you already been taking them when you got sea sick or started after?
Also, what time did you arrive at the port?
Thanks, great review!
No, that was the problem. As I have never gotten sick before I didn't really think about it much. I did start taking ginger tablets a few days prior but I didn't take a motion sickness pill till after I started feeling a little sick. If I had taken one that morning I think I would have been fine.

It didn't last long, I was fine the rest of the night. Were some friends we met were sick all night and half the next day.

I should have more to post later today.
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Tivoli Pool & Hot Tubs:
Nice looking pool area, biggest and deepest pool I've seen on a ship. I like the way it looks and the way it's set up. I didn't use this pool this cruise, we only used the kids pool area as I was sailing with my GD. The kids pool area is GREAT on this ship. My GD spent almost 3 full days there. The pool is a nice size and there is a not so hot tub there also that the kids and adults can enjoy. There's also a great area around the pool to relax in the sun or shade. We spent a lot of time here.

Food & Dining Room:
We found the food good to fair. We never ate breakfast in the dining room just didn't find the time or wanted to take that much time, either we slept late or there was something we were doing and had to be done quick. We ate breakfast at the buffet or room service. Brian would go up and get food from the buffet and bring it back to their cabin, he did this a lot of mornings as it was easier for them when getting ready to go ashore.

The buffet had made to order omelets and a waffle station both were good. At the omelet station you can request fried eggs or a 2 egg omelet. We had one lunch in the dining room besides the day we got on the ship and it was good. Room service was okay but the menu is limited. What I liked was the tomato juice from room service in the morning, it's not available at the buffet, just orange, apple and cranberry juice is in the buffet. I can't comment on the coffee as I don't drink it.

In the evening we ate at Windows most evenings, La Trattoria 2 evenings and Garden Room on our last evening to try it. We liked Windows better. I got the veggie dishes most nights and they were very good. Christina and Brian decided on beef or chicken most evenings and they liked most of them.

We only missed the dining room meal on one day, after a port and grabbed something in the Blue Lagoon, we went there a few times during the cruise for lunch or snacks. I liked the potato skins and tomato soup, my GD loved the hot wings and french fries. This placed was always packed in the early morning hours when we left the Casino or Maharini's. One morning at about 3-3:30 a.m. it was closed and we were told to order room service.

I love freestyle and not having to decide between late or early seating. Some nights we ate early 5:30 pm and a few nights we ate late 8-9 pm.

La Trattoria was good, I love this place. We made ressies for two nights, not as soon as we walked on cause we wanted to stay flexible and not be locked into ressies. We were able to get ressies a day or two in advance for 8:30 and 9 p.m.

My DD didn't find anything to her liking at the buffet, only at breakfast. She had a burger one day from Bier Garten and said the bread was stale, the burger from Blue Lagoon was good as were the french fries. My SIL didn't like how long the dinner room took one or two evenings it took 2-2 1/2 hours. Then a few nights we were in and out in 1 1/2 hours, all at Windows.

As first timers my DD and SIL in general did not like the food options. IMO I didn't like the new menus as much as the old menus. But I'm a real picky eater. I only eat boneless chicken and pork. Some nights there was nothing to pick that I liked and one night there was 4 dishes on the menu that I liked. Wish we could pick and choose now that would really be freestyle. LOL

My GD would get the kids menu which was limited but she always wanted the spaghetti. Most nights she got the always available Steak with spaghetti. Her menu had pages that the kids could color but there was never any crayons that she could use. They staff would give her a pen, one evening she got 3 yellow crayons. You would think that they would have crayons for the kids if their menu has pages to color.

More to come.
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Originally posted by Maryfrei
Hi Judy,

I have been looking forward to your review. Glad to hear you had another great time on the Spirit! Can't wait to hear about how the rest of your family liked it.

Mary
Mary in general they liked the all inclusive they did two years ago better. I must admit on the cruise there's not a lot for the kids to do after dinner. Where as with the all inclusive there was Caribbean music being played all evening that the kids would dance to after a show that was also kid friendly. My SIL also was surprised at how short the shows were.

They both said they didn't think they would be doing another cruise anytime soon. Not like me I'm going on the Dawn again in April and can't wait.
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Chocolate Buffet
It was the second to last day at sea, at 2pm, much better then the midnight one on the Star. I missed it on the Star due to it was so late. There's a picture taking time at 1:15 pm, we missed the picture taking time by like 5 minutes but we took pictures when we got in. The line starts about 1:15 but it did go fast, Don't know if it was just me but it didn't seem as good as in the past. I didn't take many pictures as I have so many from past cruises so I have nothing to compare it with. When my daughter send me pictures I will compare them to the other and see then. There were 3 tables set up. One large table in the middle and then 2 on each side the two on the sides had the same layout and items available.

Service:
We found the service to be good to excellent, always had our room done up and ice bucket was always full, I had to leave notes to get my small cooler filled with ice but when I asked it was done.

Dining room staff was great and very friendly. All the staff members smiled and was polite and went out of their way to make our cruise special. Bianca found a few friends in the crew as the week went on.

I asked to use a bathrobe as I had to pack light due to our travel arrangements and was giving one the same night we boarded the ship. He did ask for it the last morning, maybe he thought I might pack it. LOL

The kids crew staff was great my GD loved them all, she thought "crazy" was the best.

Weather:
It was great weather the day we left NYC and also the day we returned, we couldn't have ask for better weather in Nov. It was nice the second day at sea and the first day at sea returning. The last day at sea it was cooler and overcast as much of the cruise was. Some rain but nothing that ruined the day.

Age Group & Children on the Cruise:
I cruise during spring break most of the time so I'm use to a ship with a lot of children onboard. This cruise had the fewest kids of all the cruises I have been on. All the children were well behaved Bianca met a few friends in Kids Crew and she liked running into them on the ship and in port. She was the oldest of her group at 5 1/2 the age went from 2-5. I can't remember the other group ranges but it would have been nice if she was 6 and in the next group up as most of the kids she met at the Meet and Greet were in the 6 year old group. But she had fun.

The age of the passengers was very diverse, all age groups were on this cruise and everyone seemed to have a good time.

Casino:
Best casino I've sen on a ship. I spent some time in the casino not as much as in July as they took out the machines I liked. Empty space there now with a black curtain hanging. I stayed up in the casino a few nights to 2:30-3:00 am. I lost of the machines this cruise and one night, ladies night where us ladies drink free till 1am I think it was I hit good on roulette and won $230. I ended up putting it back the last night, but all together I only lost about $60. Not bad for a few nights of having fun playing and drinking free the night I won.
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Originally posted by judyf
Mary in general they liked the all inclusive they did two years ago better. I must admit on the cruise there's not a lot for the kids to do after dinner. Where as with the all inclusive there was Caribbean music being played all evening that the kids would dance to after a show that was also kid friendly. My SIL also was surprised at how short the shows were.

They both said they didn't think they would be doing another cruise anytime soon. Not like me I'm going on the Dawn again in April and can't wait.
I would like to try an all-inclusive some day too, it sounds like a lot of fun. But like you, I'm really hooked on cruising and can't wait to go again. I'm glad your GD had such a nice time, and looking forward to the rest of your review.
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Norwegian Breakaway, 4/12/2015, 7 Nights Florida/Bahamas
Norwegian Breakaway, 2/13/2105, 2 Night CTN
Norwegian Breakaway, 1/30/2015, 2 Night CTN
Norwegian Gem, 11/7/2014, 2 Night CTN
Norwegian Gem, 10664, 7/5/2014, 7 Nights Florida/Bahamas
Norwegian Gem, 1/10/2014, 1 Night
Norwegian Gem, 12/13/2013, 1 Night
Norwegian Gem, 11/15/2013, 1 Night
Norwegian Breakaway, 6/30/2013, 7 Nights Bermuda
Norwegian Jewel, 2/1/2013, 2 Nights Hullaballoo
Norwegian Gem, 9/28/2012, 2 More Nights Somewhere Out There
Norwegian Gem, 6/30/2012, 7 Nights Florida/Bahamas
Norwegian Star, 4/27/2012, 2 Nights Somewhere Out There
Norwegian Gem, 1/28/2012, 1 Night After Christmas Sail
Norwegian Jewel, 10168, 4/17/2011, 7 Nights Florida/Bahamas
Norwegian Gem, 1/21/2011, 1 Night Dinner Dance
Norwegain Epic, 11319, 7/10/2010, 7 Nights Eastern Caribbean
Norwegian Gem, 14014, 2/13/2010, 7 Nights Florida/Bahamas
Norwegian Gem, 11100, 1/23/2010, 1 Night Dinner Dance
Carnival Dream, 11/13/2009, 2 Nights
Norwegian Gem, 10168, 4/11/09, 7 Nights Florida/Bahamas
Norwegian Gem, 10668, 2/16/08 7 Nights Florida/Bahamas
Norwegian Spirit, 8525, 9/1/07 1 Night Dinner Dance
Norwegian Spirit, 5069 7/7/07 8 Nights Eastern Caribbean
Norwegian Dawn, 9238 4/12/07 11 Nights Western Carribean
Norwegian Spirit, 9668 7/16/06 6 Nights Florida/Bahamas
Norwegian Spirit, 10627 11/18/05 1 Night Dinner/Dance
Norwegian Dawn, 11680 6/26/05 7 Nights Florida/Bahamas
Carnival Miracle, 7271 6/12/04 7 Nights Florida/Bahamas
#12
Hudson Valley, NY-USA
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Joined Feb 2003
Entertainment:
Ricky Matthews was our CD and he was great. Lisa was our cruise director in July, Ricky was much better and got the crowd going. The NCL Performers were great!

We saw almost every show. We're had better and worst shows on other ships, these were average. The two production shows we saw are a do not miss. !!! If possible don't miss the production shows. We missed the first one on formal night but I did see it in July and it was good too. MY GD made it to the first one and she loved all the costumes and dancing. She took ballet and tap for 2 1/2 years so this was exciting for her.

As always I really, really miss the late night adult comedy that CCL does.

There were 3 comedians during the 10 days. One of the three was really good the other two were average. Second City did one show and one late night show, they were better on this cruise then they were in July.

Here's a quick run down of the entertainment. I will rate each with 10 being the highest and 1 the lowest.

Thursday, 11/9 One show a "Variety Showtime" at 9:30 pm in Stardust Theater with Travis Cloer, we went and stayed for 4 songs and left, just wasn't our type of music. He gets a 4

Friday, Standing Room Only in Stardust Theater 7:30 & 9:30 pm. we missed this show, more on that later, I rated this show a 10 in July
Saturday, Ed Alonzo from "Saved by the Bell" in Stardust Theater 7:30 & 9:30 pm. He gets an 8

Sunday, Travis Cloer in Stardust Theater 7:30 & 9:30 pm. I took my GD, she got bored, it was okay he gets a 6

Monday, NCL Production show America's Beat in Stardust Theater 7:30 & 9:30 pm. They get a 10 - don't miss this one. My GD loved it.

Tuesday, Comedian Peter Sasso in Stardust Theater 7:30 & 9:30 pm., he gets a 8

Wednesday, The Second City, in Stardust Theater 7:30 & 9:30 pm, I enjoyed them this cruise. They get an 8

Thursday, Comedian David Naster, in Stardust Theater 7:30 & 9:30 pm, this was the best show, we all enjoyed it, he was funny. He gets a 10

Friday, NCL Production show On the Radio in Stardust Theater 7:30 & 9:30 pm, my GD missed this show as she wanted to go to Kids Crew, we all enjoyed it, They get a 10

Saturday, Star Seeker Talent Competition in Stardust Theater one show only at 7:30 pm, They had the most perform on this ship then I ever saw. It was fairly good. I'm not a big fan of the tablet show, NCL gets off cheap on this one. It gets a 6

Saturday, Farewell Variety Show in Stardust Theater one show only at 9:30 pm, They get a 8

TIP: If there a show or event in Galaxy of the Stars get there early to get a seat. We arrived about 20-30 minutes early and there was no seats. I would suggest at least 30 minutes to get a seat even more for a good seat.

TIP: If you arrive late walk in from the top deck 8 and sit there or walk down to an open seat from the top. If you enter the theater from deck 7 you walk in right in front of the stage and then have to walk across the stage and up to an open seat, which if you're late is full in the front by now.
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#13
Hudson Valley, NY-USA
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Joined Feb 2003
I will finish the review when I return from Virgina for the holiday.

Everyone have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
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#15
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Joined Aug 2000
leaving on spirit on 12/10. just wondering what activities take place during cold days at sea. also heard about new menus, wondering if anyone has them. sailed on spirit two times this summer, i think the shows are the same??? thanks for any info
#17
Hudson Valley, NY-USA
9,904 Posts
Joined Feb 2003
Originally posted by Shawnee Indian
Glad you had a Great cruise!

Q. - Where you late getting off the Spirit in St Thomas?
Thanks!
No, got right off no problems. We arrived earlier then scheduled in St. Marrten.
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#18
Bohemia, LI, NY
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Wonderful review Judy. Thanks. I was wondering if you could give me any advice on parking at the pier. Can we park and bring our luggage down to be checked in or does DH have to drop me off with luggage and then park? It is always so chaotic there. We leave on November 30th.
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#19
Hudson Valley, NY-USA
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Originally posted by yiayiamz
Wonderful review Judy. Thanks. I was wondering if you could give me any advice on parking at the pier. Can we park and bring our luggage down to be checked in or does DH have to drop me off with luggage and then park? It is always so chaotic there. We leave on November 30th.
You can do it either way. We always drive up drop off our check bags as you have to drive right by there anyway. Then we both get back in the car park it and then walk together with our carry ons.

It works great for us.

I hope to have more of the review done soon, work and the holiday got in the way.

Any questions just ask.
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#20
Canada
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Great review! Lots of good details!
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