A source of pride for Norwegian Cruise Line is the Norwegian Spirit Cruise Ship. With the Freestyle Cruising trademark of all NCL fleets, the Norwegian Spirit offers a carefree vacation on water for her passengers. Originally launched as SuperStar Leo under Star Cruises, the Norwegian Spirit cruise displays Asian artworks with a touch of American style too. It has 983 cabins and can accommodate up to a maximum of 2,475 passengers. Activities on the ship are endless, as it provides the widest array of things to do and places to go.
4 specialty restaurants, pizzeria, and food court style eatery
10 exciting bars and lounges, dance club, and a cinema
Casino bar, video game room, karaoke rooms, and a photo gallery
A hair salon, sauna, spa, gym, and even fitness classes
Wi-Fi access, in-cabin safes, dry cleaning, and laundry service
Children’s programs from ages 2-17
Food is at its best in the Norwegian Spirit. You can eat anything, anytime, and with anyone. You don’t need to worry about dress codes since the ship doesn’t require any. The ship has two main dining rooms, The Garden Room and Windows Main Dining Room, both serving five-course dishes with spectacular oceanic views.
For a good taste of Asian cuisine, Shogun Asian Restaurant offers authentic varieties of Japanese, Thai, and Chinese food. The Teppanyaki and the Sushi & Sashimi Bar are located within the Shogun. You’ll be impressed at how some dishes are prepared right at your table (e.g. the sushi and sashimi). If you want to have an ultimate French experience, check out Le Bistro French Restaurant. Aside from the classic French food, French decors and huge wine displays enhance Le Bistro’s graceful ambience. Italian food lovers can indulge in the La Trattoria, where classic Italian pizzas and pastas are sure to satisfy your cravings. The Bier Garten Grill has the best beers, burgers, hot dogs, and German treats like the bratwurst and sauerkraut.
The Raffles Court & Terrace are ideal for those who prefer buffet-style selections like omelets, soups, waffles, and other ethnic dishes. And if you ever get hungry during late nights, take your refuge at the Blue Lagoon Café where burgers and fast-wok dishes are available for midnight snacks. Traditional grilled steaks are the specialty Cagney’s Steakhouse.
For a taste of premium champagnes, you can visit Charlie’s Champagne Bar. Or you can drink beer and eat tasty pub snacks in the sporty Shanghai Bar. There is also the Smoking Room, offering the best cigars and cognacs in town. The Café, located in the lobby, is also a relaxing place to sip your favorite coffee and eat some pastries.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NIGHTLIFE
You can keep yourself entertained during the day by visiting the ship’s Galleria and Photo Gallery, where a picturesque collection of portraits are shown. Or you can just relax the whole day playing bridge, chess, or checkers at the Card Room. When the sun sets, gazing at the breathtaking views of the sea and sky while sipping your favorite drink is the most blissful thing to do at the Galaxy of the Stars Observation Lounge.
The sparkling Maharajah’s Casino Bar is the best place for the lucky ones. You could play and win in any of its 158 slot machines, or experience the Caribbean Stud Poker® and Let It Ride®. Norwegian Spirit also features Broadway and Vegas-style shows in the Stardust Theater, which is set in a classic European opera style.
Music lovers can sing their hearts out at the Karaoke Rooms, where reservations for private parties can be accommodated. You can visit the Starlight Video Arcade-play pinball, join a car race, or even ride a jet fighter. For those who want to shake and dance, the Bollywood-styled Maharini’s Lounge & Nightclub is the place to be. Teenagers can have fun too and dance the funky night away at the Celebrity Teen Disco.
Henry’s Pub provides a good spot for a nightcap where you can play Dart Boards, watch shows in large screen TV’s, and drink beer to top it all.
Staterooms at the Norwegian Spirit are classified into four: Penthouse, Balcony, Oceanview, and Inside.
The most luxurious is the Penthouse. All four types of Penthouse have a living room/sitting area, private balcony, dining area, queen-size bed, bathroom with separate shower, and whirlpool tub.
Balcony Staterooms are also grand with queen-size or two lower beds, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass door, and private balcony.
Oceanview Staterooms have two lower beds and a picture window or porthole. Inside Staterooms are still cool and comfy with two lower beds as well.
Take the plunge on Norwegian Spirit’s main pool, the Tivoli Pool, and sink into the hot tubs. Those who want to go swimming and exercising at the same time, the Aquaswim offers both with its jet exercise facilities. The kids will never be left behind since they can jump into the Buccaneer’s Wet & Wild pool, a water park complete with slides, fountains, and even a hot tub.
Longing to pamper and rejuvenate? Then be spoiled at the Roman Spa & Fitness Center. Treat your body with its full beauty salon and spa services, or work out and stay fit with modern exercise equipment. For ultimate hair pampering, Oscar’s Hair & Beauty Salon will never let your hair down without the best shine.
For more sporty adventures, run around the ship’s Jogging/Walking Track, shoot some hoops at the net-enclosed Basketball Court, or take your clubs to the Golf Driving Net.
If you want to have some peace and quiet, you could visit the Writing Room or the Library where you can write postcards, post to your journal, or read a good book. If shopping is your heart’s desire, the Jewelry & Duty Free Shops offer fine gems and other must-haves.
All Norwegian Cruise Line ships suggest a minimum gratuity fee of $12 per day. This fee is automatically added to your onboard account. Drinks and beverages bought onboard also have gratuity charged at the time of purchase. Passengers in the suite rooms or penthouse are expected to tip the butlers and concierges separately.
TAKING THE KID
Kids onboard are sure to have real fun at Charlie’s Child Care Center. It has everything for the young ones, from toddlers to grade-schoolers. They can choose to watch a movie at the cinema, play and surf on the computer, or be creative at the arts & crafts section. For toddlers, Charlie’s provides a nursery with a sleeping area too.