Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Norwegian Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2005, 08:52 PM
Ron Clark's Avatar
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 912
Default
After this year's Alaskan cruise season, the Spirit is scheduled to receive a month long drydock overhaul in San Francisco. NCL will make some minor modifications to the Spirit while it is in drydock.
NCL will be adding 22 cabins on deck 13 aft, and adding another 14 cabins on deck 4. All the galleys will be improved, especially the Terrace, the buffet on deck 12. The casino will be squeezed allowing space for a larger giftshop and a high energy lounge will be added next to the casino. The photo gallery area will be enlarged. Another bar will be added aft of the pool area on deck 12.
The staterooms on the 4th and 13th decks were updated on the deck plans at the NCL's web site today. The other changes to the ship haven't made it to the deck plans yet.
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-07-2005, 05:54 AM
Raoul Fiebig's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Paderborn, Germany
Posts: 8,512
Default
Ron,

many thanks for the information.

I wonder if NCL plans to announce the addition of those cabins as a big plus as they did with "Norwegian Jewel" (more cabins = better cruise experience).
__________________
Best regards,

Raoul Fiebig

  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-03-2005, 11:15 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 26
Default
ron I cannot find any of that info on ncl website help
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-03-2005, 05:16 PM
Carlalena1's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 495
Default
Okay... I heard that there will be NO cabins on Deck 13 after all. Subcontractor issues could not be resolved.

I dloaded pictures of her in drydock- is there any way to post them here?
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2005, 05:37 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 22
Default
Hi I'm new to this. How did you get the drydock info. Our travel agent did not know where the Spirit would be between now and Oct 24 when it arrives in Vancouver. I see it is booked for a couple of roundtrips out of San Francisco. I hope it is in drydock as we are going on the Vancouver to NY trip leaving Oct. 25. We have done 3 cruises with NCL. Two New England and Alaska. We know they are in the middle class but we do prefer the casual dress and being able to eat when we want. To me you can't have it all. I hope we are doing the right thing - going for 23 days. Be glad to hear from anyone of any tips. Thanks.
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2005, 07:09 PM
Carlalena1's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 495
Default
Here she is in drydock in SF: http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...4btGJC&notag=1
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2005, 07:11 PM
Carlalena1's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 495
Default
Here is a nice slideshow I got from somewhere (maybe here): http://164.109.173.140/spirit_slides...220509_JPG.htm
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2005, 07:40 PM
Ron Clark's Avatar
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 912
Default
NCL has changed the 13th Deck deck plans on its web site again. It seems that the vendor building the new 13th deck BA staterooms didn't complete them in time.
NCL has shorten the Spirit's drydock, and has added a week of short cruises (yes, 1,2 and 4 day cruises) from San Franciso, before starting its Panama Canal repositioning cruise to New York.
But, all the other changes planned for the Spirit are proceeding.
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 10-05-2005, 08:04 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 26
Default
caralena how did you get all this info. I did not see any of this stuff on NCL website. is there any other info or webpages you think I can go to as a first time crusier
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 10-05-2005, 10:18 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 12
Default
Hi Bridgette, we are also doing the Vancouver to New York cruise on the spirit and I was a little apprehensive at first as well. I have never cruised NCL(6 cruises on Princess) and after reading a lot reviews, I was worried that 23 days was a long time if things were not as good as expected. There were some issues with the food in the buffets as the kitchen was at a different location and food deteriorated in transit, but I believe that is being resolved in the refit. And after spending some time reading postings on this forum, and looking at the pictures on Carlalena's slideshow, I believe there is nothing to worry about-the ship looks fantastic! I have been to most of the ports we are stopping at and they are great. We are also spending 2 days in New York at the end, are you spending additional time there?
 
Closed Thread

Tags
cruise, deck, dock, dry, drydock, drydocking, information, lines, ncl, norwegian, review, schedule, ship, ships, spirit

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spirit casino information (craps) slouman Norwegian Cruise Line 2 08-03-2009 09:27 AM
ncl spirit peachcrek Norwegian Cruise Line 25 03-18-2007 11:00 PM
NCL Spirit Norwegian Cruise Line 4 04-24-2006 08:00 PM
NCL Spirit nospam Norwegian Cruise Line 1 09-27-2005 05:58 PM
NCL Spirit islandessence Norwegian Cruise Line 3 02-18-2005 02:16 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:58 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2