Norwegian Spirit – Norwegian Cruise Line
In Service – 2004 to Present
Type: Cruise Ship GRT: 75338 Length: 879 ft Beam: 106 ft
Speed: 24 knots
Registry: Panama Passengers: 1966 Crew: 1300
Shipyard: Meyer Werft
About Norwegian Cruise Line
Travelling with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is synonymous to informality and liberty. NCL names their concept “Freestyle Cruising”. There are no classic “first and second seatings” for dinner – just feel free to dine whenever and where you like. Choose from a variety of à la card or buffet restaurants and enjoy the casual atmosphere throughout the ship. No wish for “black tie evenings”? Then NCL just suits you fine. Here is no constraint. The guests on Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships are an interesting international mix and English is the main onboard language – though usually not the only one.
The Norwegian Spirit entered service in December 1998 as the “SuperStar Leo” and was transferred to NCL in 2004. She has a length of 269m, a maximum capacity of 2,018 passengers and was refurbished in 2008. With 75.904 gross registered tons she is the smallest vessel in the NCL fleet, but the only one to have the “Bier Garten Grill” where guests may try out typical Bavarian beers and food specialties.
Atmosphere on board
Like on all of NCL’s ships the atmosphere is very casual. For example the only dress-code for the main restaurants is “no shorts and no swim-wear”. Nevertheless, if you love to wear a festive attire, just feel free to do it – or even attend one of the festive evenings offered in selected restaurants. NCL offers holidays that are perfectly suited for the younger (or young in mind) as well as families. Though you will find lots of sportive and fun activities and will surely have a chance to party at night you can also find quiet and calm places to relax and unwind.
All staterooms are tastefully decorated and provide enough space. While interior start at approximately 14m² of space exterior cabins are slightly larger and cabins with balcony provide 18,5m². Beds in interior and exterior cabins stand seperately while the extra beds in cabins for triple and quadruple occupancy are usually foldaway upper beds. If you wish more space an comfort you may choose one of the suites (38,5m² and 56m²).
Food and Beverages
As dining options the Norwegian Spirit offers more than a dozen different restaurants, bistros and cafés as well as pizza delievery service. For some of the specialty restaurants an additional fee is charged; these include the steakhouse, a French restaurant, a Teppanyaki restaurant and several more. Several of the dining options are complimentary. Across the ship guests enjoy 9 different bars and lounges.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
One of the main attractions in the evening is the Stardust Theater where spectacular shows are entertaining the guests every night. Thanks to the many choices everyone will quickly find his or her favorite bar and lounge or may even go dancing at the night club. Minors do not only have their clubs and space for themselves, supervised and tailor-made for their respective age, but also their own discotheque.
You enjoy sports? Enjoy the large and modern fitness area, go running on the jogging-track, play Basketball or Volleyball, improve your golf on the driving range or go swimming in the swimming-pool or relax in the 5 hot tubs. If you prefer to relax, indulge in the numerous spa treatments or feel young after a visit to the beauty parlour. Whatever you are looking for – the Norwegian Sun will most likely have it.