I've read about the history of the Spirit, being built for the short cruise Asian market. The description says that the furniture is smaller, vanities are shorter,etc. My real concern is the lenght of the beds. Are they shorter too? If so, do they have bed extensions like Princess does? There are 3 in the cabin, my husband, my son, and me, and I'm the shortest one by 5 inches, and I'm 5'-10", so this question is pretty important to us. HELP! Any recommendations are welcome.
Well, I think YOU will be fine – I’m 5’ 11” and I didn’t remember any issues – however, Paul is 6’ 1” and he remembers the beds being short. A friend also traveled with us and shared the cabin – he’s about he Paul’s height and the sofa that made up to a bed was definitely too short for him but you would more expect that from a convertible bed. We had an 11th deck balcony cabin (11531 if I remember correctly) and it was a roomy and comfortable cabin but that would have the only issue for the taller men traveling with me. I hope this helps. PS – Lovely ship though, we’d both do Spirit again in a heartbeat. With that said, definitely looking forward to Pearl on 2/1 out of Miami!
Thanks Paul and Darryl,
Hopefully they will have bed extensions. We have never sailed NCL before, only Princess. Princess has bed extensions that they can attach to the end of the bed,adding about 14". If these beds are any shorter than the standard American twin, we are going to need them. My son's bed is suspended, so he is just out of luck, but 13 year olds are flexible. I doubt he will care. Thanks again. We are really looking forward to this cruise.
Glad I could help...you'll love NCL and the Spirit...I forgot to mention before DO NOT miss the "bridge tour" No, you can't actually go on the bridge but you can go to an observation area below the "Galaxy of the Stars". It was so cool. I'm sure there are other ships that have this bridge observation area but I haven't been on one. Nearby there is also an area where you can view artifacts from the ship when she was Superstar Leo.
Also, Lisa thanks for the assist on the signature. I know we usually try to keep in context on the posts so thanks for indulging me!
Dyxiegirl - We sailed on the Spirit in Oct 08 in an Oceanview cabin on Deck 8 and found the beds of adequate length (I am 5'10").We did find the beds to be a weebit hard but the problem was easily resolved with an extra duvet from our cabin steward!
Dyxiegirl, I would imagine they would have extensions or something that would make your hubby comfortable in bed. I'm only 5'6", so I don't have any trouble There are so many people over 6' tall now, they would have to have something. I did want to wish you a happy cruise, it won't be long now! Bon Voyage