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Okay, here is my review of the first cruise on the Spirit. First of all, it is a beautiful ship. It's not huge by cruiseship standards, but the decor is spectacular. There's not many places to shop on the ship. The "floating piano" is great. The pool area is absolutely beautiful. It will be a wonderful place when you can actually use the swimming pool. The exercise room is right off the pool area. It was fairly well-equipped. They have a really cute kid's pool on the back of the ship. There weren't many kids on this cruise. There were a lot of senior citizens. And a big group of people from Texas.

 

I had a balcony cabin on deck 11. It was smallish and kind of wildly decorated, but the bathroom was nice. White tile with decorative tiles. There was a sliding frosted door separating the toilet from the main bathroom and a glass sliding door on the shower. There was a built-in hairdryer and built-in soap and shampoo dispensers. We had a small coffeemaker and a very small television. The balcony was really nice when it wasn't real cold. And when it was cold and windy, it was nice to sit on the chair by the doors and just watch the scenery go by. There was a nice-sized closet and shelves in the cabin. My parents had an outside cabin on deck 5. It was a nice size room.

 

The only big problems we experienced were the lines to get off the ship in port and the lines to get back on the ship in port. If you can get some *****, you may want to take some! We stood in line for 45 minutes in Ketchikan (and it was cold). They have to slide your card every single time you get off the ship and every single time you get on. Security and all...

 

We got to Juneau about four hours late because the ship dumped their "gray water" in the wrong place and got caught by the Coast Guard. The Cruise Director (Adrian Lewis) apologized so many times you kind of got sick of hearing it. Most of the shore excursions were cancelled, but they offered some shorter excursions on the pier. We had just enough time to take a quick trip to the Mendenhall Glacier. But no time to shop. There were a lot of very, very unhappy people.

 

We took the White Pass and Yukon Trail train excursion in Skagway. What a trip! It was awesome. I highly recommend it. It was made even more interesting because Adrian (the CD), Julie (the assistant CD) and the commediene on the ship (Fred Klett) were on the train. Fred is one crazy dude!

 

We were the first big ship to dock in Prince Rupert, BC. They had built a new terminal and were having a party the day we arrived to welcome us and dedicate the new terminal. People were lined up waiting to see us come in. The mayor was there to shake our hands when we got off the ship. I wouldn't have recommended this as a place to stop, but the friendly people made it worthwhile. They had fireworks as we were departing on Thursday. It was an awesome experience. Those of you on future cruises probably won't have that. Sorry.

 

The most spectacular part of the whole cruise was sailing to the Sawyer Glacier. It takes awhile to get there, but the trip itself is fun and when you do get to the glacier, it's an amazing sight. Icebergs everywhere and the glacier was "calving". There were some seals on one of the icebergs. That was fun.

 

Be prepared to find empty coffeemakers and ice makers in Raffles (the buffet area). It got a little frustrating at times. The service in both of the dining rooms (Windows and Garden Room) was not great (for us anyway). We waited ten minutes one night before the waiter ever came over. And then he wasn't very nice. I can't really comment too much on the food because I'm fairly easy to please. I think the auto tipping idea stinks. I think it affects the service you get in the dining rooms. And I didn't get any pajama animals! The first cruise I've ever been on where they didn't make animals out of my pjs!

 

All in all, once they get all of the irritating things worked out, this will be a great trip to take. We got a letter from the Captain on the last day saying that the ship was suffering from "teething problems" since it was the first Alaska cruise for the Spirit. Bull. The ship sailed in Australia all winter and sailed for 12 days from Hong Kong to Seattle. They had plenty of time to work out all of the "kinks". We are going to get a 20% discount on a future cruise, though. 50% would have been better, but 20% is better than nothing.

 

You will not be disappointed by the Spirit. Or Alaska. Hopefully you won't have the same problems we had. You probably will, but hopefully not!

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Hi Pam

 

Thank you for your discriptive cruise report. icon_smile.gif Six of us will be on the Spirit on May 29. The problems you encountered all appear to be of a very minor nature, but discharging the gray water and loosing four hours, is terrible. NCL will probably be paying a fine. icon_redface.gif Perhaps by the third cruise most of the inadequacies will be remedied. icon_smile.gif 20% off sound fair to me. icon_biggrin.gif

 

Bootsy

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I was also on the May 15th sailing of the Spirit. Balcony cabin on deck 11. Small room, but nice sheltered balcony. Rooms very quiet. Carpet and balcony were very dirty. Figured with 10 days between Hong Kong and Seattle they would be cleaning like crazy.

 

Beautiful ship with many problems that week. Entire staff kept using "technical problems" as a catch all excuse.

 

Don't go to Windows at 7:00-7:30pm on port days. On Two occasions we had 1 hour plus wait...This is unacceptable. Need to go early or late to avoid lines. I'm a T/A and freestyle is not for me. Also felt too many restaurant surcharges on board. Feel as if NCL likes to nickel and dime. Also be careful of drink prices. Printed brochures are all wrong and no one cares. Cosmo listed for $4.50...was charged $9.00. Also the drinks in specialty cup listed at $5.95, but charged $6.95. Each time I brought to attention they relented and corrected the price (after much wrangling....which one shouldn't have to do).

 

Pursers desk was great (see Bunny...she'll remember your name each time). However if you need assistance, make sure you see them in person. When calling the info desk on the phone (apparently not answered by purser staff at desk) they never had a clue. My phone had repeated problems and one person grumbled "we fixed it yesterday"...Unacceptable response.

 

Raffles was the worst buffet I've ever encountered...bacon in morning had the consistency of beef jerky. Also had a broken coffee machine. Service for breakfast in Windows was very very slow. They don't know how to make Eggs Benedict (gave me sunny side up instead of poached). Dinner in Windows was always excellent. Wait staff very friendly.

 

Beds are uncomfortable. Ask your room steward to add some padding (they used a thick mattress cover and extra duvet)....This helped greatly.

 

Showers are huge....as spacious as Celebrity's Mercury. Elevators are quick. Many elderly folks on board and never a long wait.

 

Theater on board is a great asset...The picture quality however was terrible. I walked out after 20 minutes. Need more first run movies..."Frequency" from several years ago is a bit outdated.

 

Weather was great....sights beautiful. Highlights were: Sawyer Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier, train in Skagway, and the magician onboard (Shawn).

 

A fun week but too many bumps. Ironically I went on this cruise to make a decision whether or not to start selling NCL again (stopped a few years ago after repeated problems). Also took my mom for the first time and was embarrassed as it didn't live up to the expectations I had set for her.

 

I understand it was the ship's first week and hiccups happen. My biggest gripe of the week was the lack of truthfulness from the ship's management the first few days. A very senior member onboard told me we didn't transit the inside passage on May 16th due to strong "currents" and that no other ships were in there either. I indicated to this person that the Captain should then make an announcement. He stated he told the captain the same thing and the captain didn't want to make an announcement as he was waiting for direction from Miami. This seemed a strange answer. Only on the morning enroute to Juneau did we find out that it was another issue altogether (gray water) and weren't being dealt with honestly.

 

Unfortunately for them, NCL still needs to do a better job for me and my clients before I begin selling them again on a regular basis.

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Thank you for posting about your cruise; it's good to hear the negatives of the cruise as well as the positives. This way I can avoid the bad or at least be prepared for it! I imagine they have the gray water thing straightened out now, but I'll be sure to have the steward pad the bed; my husband and I both like soft mattresses--definitely good to know that the beds are hard. And also good to know that we should avoid the buffet! icon_eek.gif

 

Our sailing will be the Spirit's 6th in Alaska; hopefully most negatives won't be so negative. icon_smile.gif

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Thanks for all the great information. We don't sail till August but we are trying to do as much research as possible to plan for the cruise and the shore excursions. Did you have a fridge in the room? We have a toddler and a fridge always comes in handy. We had one on the Sun and I was just assuming that the Spirit would have one too. Also, how did you handle the time difference. It is going to be 5 hours for us!

 

Norwegian Spirit Aug '04

Norwegian Sun April '03

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My husband and I were also on this maiden voyage of the Spirit. Our only other trip with NCL was about 3 yrs. ago to the Southern Carriabian. We rated that trip a ten out of ten. We so looking forward to this trip, only to be sadley dissapointed. Did NCL bother to notify anyone that the she had changed for the third time? We booked in November, they changed boats so much, when we got to the dock we couldn't be sure what ship we were to be on. I guess if our first trip hadn't been so on the mark, we might not have been so dissapointed. It took us three yrs. to save the money for this trip, in that time we raved about NCL to all our friends. Is the employee who neglected to get the certification with the Coast Guard still employed? 20 percent off another trip just doesn't cut it when it takes three yrs. to pay for one. We hear constantley that cruise lines are hurting for business. (ie. Peter Greenberg on the Today Show). If they need business, wouldn't you think that they would do a better job? We would have changed our trip had we been told it was a maiden voyage. Were looking to perhaps cruise Hawaii in a few yrs. Any recomendations out there? Have any of you contacted NCL re. the bad experience? Any feedback?

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You know I swore I would not let the little kid in me come out this time, but I just can't seem to help it. Obviously there were some problems with the first sailing and I am thankful I was not on the ship, but when I see someone post once on a website and it's negative I am abit taken back, then I go to another website and see the same person has posted 7 times, all negative. I have to wonder how bad the problems really were? The other reports on the first sailing has not been glowing, but have all had some postives. Maiden voyages normally don't run too smoothly even if the ship did do Asia to the Pacific first. This was still the maiden voyage to Alaska. I rememaber with horror the first month or so the Star did Hawaii. As for the crew getting a bit uptight which someone memtioned here or on another board; I don't blame them. If all I heard was gripes I might get a bit testy. I saw it happen on a couple of cruises: it takes a handful of passengers to start the bitching season and the next thing you know everyone is trying to find fault instead of finding the positive. I do hope the problems are ironed out soon. We are thinking of cruising her in November for a 5 dayer if we don't decide to do the Sea again. NMNita

 

Commodore 1984, Costa 1985, RCL 1987, Chandris 1989, NCL 1989, Commodore, 1991, NCL 1997, Carnival 1997, Carnival 1998,NCL 1998, NCL 1999, RCL 2000, RCL 2000, NCL 2002,NCL 2003, Celebrity 2003, NCL 2004

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I agree NMNita....I noticed the numerous posts on other boards. To me it seems like this person is someone who can't be pleased. I've had things go wrong on cruises - who hasn't. But I know from experience that if you let every little thing bother you, it just makes it worse and everything else is like a domino effect. I am planning a summer cruise on this ship and certainly won't let this person steer me away. Also - I think the crew reacts to how they are treated. If you treat them with respect and kindness, you will almost always get that in return. If you are condescending or nasty, don't expect them to go out of their way for you. It's just human nature.

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I had a great time last week, but the bottom line was this - there were some minor (and some major) problems. When Adrian Lewis (the CD) was giving his deembarkation speech on Friday, he was explaining the comment card. He said "don't let one bad experience affect your overall rating". He's right. Granted, we had a few small bad experiences, and if this cruise had been in the Caribbean where I've been lots of times, the bad experiences may have bothered me more. But Alaska is such a wonderful place. It would have taken the ship sinking to make my cruise anything but wonderful!

 

I think this review board should be used for the good as well as the bad. If cruise lines read these messages, maybe that will improve the service everywhere. I've got to think they don't want you to lie on your comment card. Do they?

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I am going to focus on the positive aspects of this cruise and after re-reading the negative comments I think a lot them are simply a matter of opinion. We have a balcony on deck 11 booked and while I have heard countless times that the balcony rooms are larger on the Spirit than most ships I am curious as to why these rooms are considered small. I guess I don't have the expectation of a large room to begin with, unless I was booking a suite.

 

The buffet won't be a problem because I never eat at the buffets on any ship. It mseems fairly obvious that Windows would be booked solid around 7pm, however I am grateful for the heads up on this and we will avoid this time. We are used to eating a bit later so that shouldn't be a problem. I am really looking foward to the freestyle aspect, especially with a husband who is probably the world's pickiest eater. Freestyle dining is the #1 reason we booked NCL so I hope we enjoy it.

 

Thanks for the tip about bed padding. Being pregnant I need all the comfort I can get! Since we are driving I might even bring a pillow if I have room. My husband will be disappointed about the movies though, as he was hoping for 1st-run titles. I guess our portable DVD player will have to do, not that we will have much time for that. icon_cool.gif

 

Maria

 

Carnival Fantasy (??) 12/90

RCCL Monarch of the Seas 9/92

Carival Ecstasy 9/2002

NCL Spirit 6/2004

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Our family of (6) my mom (78) dad (83) sister

her husband and my husband and I were also on the Spirit last week. I feel very bad for the persons who had shore excursions booked in Juneau and were missed as this is something that many persons will probaly never have the opportunity to do again. But we must all remember that we were all at the mercy of a large corporation not those poor young kids on that ship who were taking untold abuse from some of the passengers, After reading the CC board about the Diamond Princess I guess NCL is not the only cruise line to encounter problems last week. We must take the bad with the good and for myself and family the good was our time together and the wonderful sites that we did get to see... When we came into view of the glacier it was just like on TV the blue color of the ice and the wonderment of it all. Even standing out in the cold for three hours was so well worth it. We did a small bus tour in Ketichan with only (10)persons on board and our driver Steve was wonderful we went up into the

Yukon and stopped many times along the way for pictures and he gave us some much information all the way up and back, on the way back we stopped and panned for gold, having made a whopping $10.00 in gold I don't think it will become my life ambition!!! The trip took about

3 1/2 hours and we saw so much. The train ride

we heard nothing but good reviews on but we as a family felt it was a bit long to just sit and

watch secnery for 6 hrs and this bus was wonderful would recommend it to anyone. I do agree with Pam512 the getting on the ship needs to be changed standing in line for 45 mins to return to the ship was terrible and we had a large number of senior citizens on our ship who some had trouble standing and it was cold. Than after you got on the ship you had the elevators with people getting on and off and people trying to swipe their cards and collect

their stuff from the scanners it was a mess.

The ship itself was just so beautiful you almost

forget you are on a cruise ship. The entertainment was great, it seemed so nice to go to the lounge show and not have to put up with the vulgar talk of some of the comedians

Fred was great and had a clean funny show, Shawn was just the best, we had the pleasure of talking to him for over an hour at the Seattle airport on our way home, he was going to do a private party in Whittier on Saturday night he

was just a down to earth person and told us so much about his life and family aboard the ships

and what their future plans are. We also had the pleasure of hearing the Christian singing group who had a large group of persons traveling with them. They put on a show for the cruise passengers and it was just great.

My mom/dad who celebrated their 60 wedding anniversay on Monday just love the music for dancing, they went dancing everynight and were

always the bell of the ball. The bands played

their type of music and it was wonderful to see

them out there still cutting up a rug. They were also big fans of the casino, my dad won $250.00 the last night on Keno so he was happy.

The food in the buffet lines left alot for the imagination, we wish we would have gone to either Windows or the Garden Room sooner in the week - the food looked like the crew took all the left overs and put them in a big pot and put it out for the passengers. Room Service menu was very limited, after having been spoiled with the Carnival turkey sandwiches my husband was wondering when the rest of the meat

would arrive for his sandwich, so beware if you order room service the portions are not that

big and the sandwiches are missing most of the

meat. Our room stewart kept our room clean but not to the extend as other cruises, sometimes it was very late in the day before our beds were even made up... but when they did come it was always done great.. This is the first cruise we did not have ice in our room at all times and of course this is the one cruise where we really needed it, (I have knee injury and am awaiting surgery) so could have used alo

more ice to pack my knee after a day on shore but the room stewart said it was unavailable so I just stopped asking, also we did not receive and towel animals as well. Our room was on deck

11 a balcony and I was always a firm beleiver that I would not use a balcony but my husband and I agree that from now on we will spend the extra for this pleasure, there were so many times when we would pop in and out to see something on shore as the ship sailed by and the fresh air was so great, like Pam said at times we would leave the door open if it was

too cold out to sit and just enjoy the air.

The beauty of the ship was like no other we have been on. Make sure you go to the Galaxy of the Stars and down the spiral staircase to the bridge viewing area, it was an experience to see the ships journey from that view. There is also alot of history on the ship down there.

If your Roll call group is planning a CC meeting on board ship they made it very enjoyable for us, they had three members of the staff come and talk to us - ofcourse at the time we beleive what they were telling us about

not going up the inside passage but now we are wondering, they had coffee, tea, juice and cookies for us and we got to meet each other and

put a face to the persons we had been chatting with for the past few months. Also the rooms you will be looking for are on Deck 8 BEHIND the

shore excursion desk way back down the narrow hallways next to the picture show room, the rooms are back there and not marked at all from the front hallway, but just remember to go to the Shore Excursion desk and take the hallway back - When we sailed into Prince Rupert it sent chills up your spine to see so many people on shore welcoming the ship... The party they had all day was great, and when the ship sailed away the fireworks were just awsome - I hope that the cruise ships do help the economy for these people having come from an area with out

alot of industry I know where these people are coming from and how much they need this endeavor. Also if you are not interested in anyting but some souviners it is not worth the

long walk into town to really find nothing, so when you get off the ship go to Cow Bay right next to the dock on the left and there is a few

small shops with souviners and it will save you the long walk into town.

All in all it was a trip we will remember for along time and again when you are trying to please 2000 persons it is never going to happen yes a 50% discount would have been nice but we were pleased with the 20% it will make our trip in January on the Dream a little less costly...

Too all future cruises ont he Spirit I hope you have a wonderful trip and just remember the beautiful views and sites and try to not dwell on the small stuff,,, please don't get me wrong I do feel very sorry for the persons who

missed their shore tours, and we would have loved to have seen more of Jueanu also.

 

CCL Tropicale Jan 99

CCL Celebration Feb 2000

CCL Paradise Feb 2001

NCL Spirit May 2004

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I am the sister of moonmoutain, thanks for not listing our ages! We were in a balcony on deck 10 forward. Like she said we are now spoilded. We had a fantastic time on this cruise. Yes there were a few hiccups but we've never been on a cruise that didn't have something that wasn't perfect. The ship officers were at fault for not telling us what was going on, people will be more understanding if you just tell them the problem. The ship if so beautiful, you see something everyday that you missed before and it was a pleasure just walking up and down the stairways. We heard a lot of complaining and we did a little amoung ourselves but nothing happened on the cruise that ruined our trip, don't sweat the small stuff. This was the first time we have sailed with NCL and some of the things that bothered us had nothing to do with the ship itself but with things we were use to on other cruise lines. All in all it was a great time and sailing down the inside passage was beyond words thank goodness we had a balcony to be able to just step in and out of. I stood for 4 hours at the front of the ship to make sure I had a good spot to view the glacier which was worth it, I think my face has finally thawed out! Have fun and go with an open mind, it could be worse at least your on a cruise some people forgot that on this one how lucky they were just to be able to experience what we did see.

 

CCL Tropicale Jan 99

CCL Celebration Feb 2000

CCL Paradise Feb 2001

RCCL Rhapsody of the Sea Feb 2003

RCCL Radiance of the Sea Oct 2003

NCL Spirit May 2004

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Could you tell me a little about the cleanliness and condition of the ship and furnishings? What did NCL do to "fluff up" the ship when they took it over? Mrs H

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I think that everyone can tell by now that the ship is absolutely beautiful and so is Alaska. The few problems we experienced in no way spoiled the wonderful time most of us had. As far as cleanliness - I thought the ship looked very clean. I have to admit I didn't get down on the floor and look for stuff. They have these neat little global things all over the ship where you stick your hands under them to clean them. Something that smells like rubbing alcohol comes out onto your hands and you rub them until they are dry. Neat little things. I used them constantly.

 

I got to thinking today that if I had enough vacation time left, I would be booking the cruise to Alaska again (on the Spirit) next week. The 20% discount will really help, but even without that, I would go back in a minute.

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I have a question about the cabins on Spirit.

 

I am booked in an aft cabin on deck 10. I notice that there are hundreds of adjoining cabins on this ship, and I am in one. This really concerns me because I was recently on a ship in an adjoining cabin and it was just awful.

 

The cabin itself was lovely, but the adjoining door was where the seating area would have been, so there was none, and the door eliminated insulation between the cabins so I could hear the people next door scratching their butts, along with everything else. I hated it for a week and I don't want to go through that again.

 

Can any of you tell me what the adjoining rooms are like, and does anyone have cabin photos other than those that NCL puts out?

 

Thanks!

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Jana, I was in an adjoining cabin on deck 11, and all I could hear were drawers opening and the closet doors sliding. Of course, my next door neighbors were in their 80's so I don't know if that made any difference or not.

 

Enjoy your cruise!!!

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thanks, Pam, did you have a sofa?

 

With my luck I'll be next to honeymooners icon_eek.gif

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>We did a small bus tour in Ketichan with only (10)persons on board and our driver Steve was wonderful we went up into the

Yukon <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

 

Moonmountain - By any chance did you mean Skagway?

 

Norway - 2/97;Leeward -12/97;

Grand Princess - 1/99; Leeward - 6/99; Dawn Princess - 11/99;Vision of the Seas - 6/00;Carnival Victory - 9/00; Zenith - 10/00

Mercury - 3/01; R1 -7/01; Grand Princess - 11/01; Majesty of the Seas - 12/01; Norwegian Star - 3/02;

Carnival Triumph - 7/02;

Maasdam - 11/02; Holiday - 12/02; Millennium - 4/03; Carnival Victory - 7/03; Zaandam - 8/03; Zuiderdam - 10/03; Enchantment of the Seas - 1/04; Galaxy - 3/04; QM2 - 5/04

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yes I did am so sorry he was just great

 

CCL Tropicale Jan 99

CCL Celebration Feb 2000

CCL Paradise Feb 2001

NCL Spirit May 2004

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I did the van tour with the gold panning too. It was a lot of fun. Our guide was a woman. Don't remember her name but she was very interesting. She was from Canada and she and her husband lived in the wilderness trapping fur for a living.

 

Norway - 2/97;Leeward -12/97;

Grand Princess - 1/99; Leeward - 6/99; Dawn Princess - 11/99;Vision of the Seas - 6/00;Carnival Victory - 9/00; Zenith - 10/00

Mercury - 3/01; R1 -7/01; Grand Princess - 11/01; Majesty of the Seas - 12/01; Norwegian Star - 3/02;

Carnival Triumph - 7/02;

Maasdam - 11/02; Holiday - 12/02; Millennium - 4/03; Carnival Victory - 7/03; Zaandam - 8/03; Zuiderdam - 10/03; Enchantment of the Seas - 1/04; Galaxy - 3/04; QM2 - 5/04

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jana:

thanks, Pam, did you have a sofa?

 

With my luck I'll be next to honeymooners icon_eek.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

 

No sofa, just an oversized, armless chair that makes into a bed. But it's next to the sliding glass door, so sitting there watching the beautiful scenery go by was awesome.

 

I hope you get very, very quite neighbors. I never heard any talking or television noise from mine, so maybe that's a good sign. Even if they were in their 80's.

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Interesting to see some not very good reviews on this thread from May in contrast with the new August reviews that just came in. It looks like the Spirit has pulled things together in about three months- there might be hope for another ship to get it right. :)

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I agree, karfest, and I think it was less than three months because I had no problems on my June cruise. But the Spirit has an experienced crew and the kinks they needed to work out were pretty minor in comparison to another ship I can think of.

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Hello Everyone,

 

I want to thank everyone for their comments, both pro and con. I am sailing on the Spirit 9/25 on the last sailing of the season. This will be my third NCL cruise, first was on the Seaward in "93" now the NCL Sea, second was on Pride of Aloha in June. Will be interesting to get a third chance to see what the NCL product is all about. My Mom and her two friends sailed on the Spirit in June, they loved it. Their only complaint was they had an inside room. I tried to convince them to get the balcony just so they could go outside and get some air, balconies always make the room seem bigger (to me at least) but they decided against it to save money. After, my Mom admitted the cost to upgrade would have been well worth it. Live and learn right?

 

My sailing on 9/25 was to go to Juneau, Ketchikan and Eureka, CA. Unfortunately, Eureka was just dropped and our stays in Juneau and Ketchikan have been extended plus we get an extra sea day on our way down to San Francisco. Either way I'm looking forward to another NCL experience!

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