Norwegian Spirit

Norwegian Spirit Review and Specifications

Specifications of Norwegian Spirit

Year built1998  /  Age : 20
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassLeo
Building costUSD 350 million
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
Operator(NCL) Norwegian Cruise Line
Speed24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
Length (LOA)268 m / 879 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage75904 gt
Passengers2012 - 2414
Crew1125
Passengers-to-space ratio31
Decks13
Cabins1006
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2017
Former namesSuperStar Leo

Current itinerary of Norwegian Spirit

Norwegian Spirit current cruise is 11 days, round-trip & Adriatic from Rome (Civitavecchia). Prices start from USD 1399 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 09 Sep, 2018 and ends on 20 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
09 Sep      Departing from Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
11 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Dubrovnik, Croatia   
12 Sep 12:00 - 18:00     Venice, Italy   
14 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Koper, Slovenia   
15 Sep 08:00 - 16:00     Split, Croatia   
16 Sep 11:00 - 19:00     Corfu Island, Kerkyra, Greece   
17 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Katakolon, Olympia, Greece   
18 Sep 13:00 - 20:00     Valletta, Malta   
20 Sep      Arriving in Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   

Review of Norwegian Spirit

Launched in 1998, Norwegian Spirit is the sole Leo-class ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line's fleet.

History - construction and ownership

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is a subsidiary company of the shipping corporation Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH). NCL was founded in 1966, headquartered in Miami (Florida USA) and publicly traded (NASDAQ) company listed on NYSE (NYC). NCLH's major shareholders are the corporations Apollo Global Management (American), Genting Group (Malaysian) and TPG Capital (American). In 2017, the brand NCL had worldwide cruise market share 8,7% (passengers) and 8,4% (revenue). NCLH (shipowner) owns the brands NCL, Oceania and RSSC (Regent).

NCL Norwegian Spirit cruise ship

The 75,904-ton, 2,018-passenger cruise ship Norwegian Spirit was initially sailing as the Malaysia-based Star Cruises' SuperStar Leo. Taken by NCL in 2004, Norwegian Spirit still boasts a pleasing, Asian-designed decor with artifacts on display. Ship's staircases have wood and iron railings, the atrium boasts glass elevators and waterfalls, and the colour palette is more mellow than over-the-top. The Stardust Theater is renovated with new red-velvet seats, and nearly all the upholstery and carpeting on the vessel was changed due to the regular refurbishments that make the ship look new and fresh.

Cruise itinerary program

Norwegian Spirit itinerary program is based on year-round European voyages in the Mediterranean Sea from Malaga, Barcelona and Venice. The ship also sails to the Canary Islands, Madeira and Morocco (North Africa).

Cabins

Most Norwegian Spirit staterooms are 150-sq.foot Inside rooms (384). There are a total of 1006 staterooms in 27 categories. The largest aboard Norwegian Spirit are the Owners Suites (530 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Norwegian Spirit has two main dining rooms, the Garden Room and Windows, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Both are at no additional cost. Windows is the more elegant of the two, located aft with Palladian-style windows overlooking the stern's wake. The venue is downright romantic, featuring classic ocean liner decor with dark woods and cushy chairs. The Garden Room is U-shaped and has a more modern, casual look. The cuisine in both dining rooms is a bit pedestrian, so foodies will prefer to check out the alternative dining venues, and there are many to choose from.NCL Norwegian Spirit cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Spirit restaurants and food bars.

  • The Garden Restaurant (forward Dining Room, complimentary, with Your Time dining)
  • Le Bistro (French specialty dinner-only restaurant; reservations-only; US$20 cover charge)
  • Windows Restaurant (aft-location Dining Room; complimentary; Freestyle dining)
  • Blue Lagoon Cafe (24-hour fast food restaurant)
  • Henry’s Pub (English pub/bar & grill)
  • Shogun (Asian restaurant, complimentary since 2015)
  • Teppanyaki Room (Japanese Hibachi specialty restaurant inside the Shogun restaurant)
  • Sushi Bar; Sake Bar (inside the Shogun dining complex)
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse (specialty dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood specialties; reservations-only, US$30 cover charge per person and free Kids Menu)
  • Raffles Court & Terrace (complimentary lido buffet restaurant)
  • La Trattoria (Italian specialty restaurant, cover charge US$15 pp)
  • Bier Garten (Bavarian-themed snack and beer bar).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Norwegian Spirit boasts an impressive number of lounges, bars and entertainment venues. The Maharini's Lounge & Nightclub is accessed only through the casino. It features an Indian-influenced decor with velvet curtains, plush daybeds with pillows and fancy chandeliers. Another fun space is the English-style Henry's Pub. Henry's is a better spot to watch sporting events than the Shanghai sports bar. At night, choose the Henry's for folk music. Shanghai Bar's main attractions are the 7 private karaoke rooms for those who want to sing along without a crowd. Champagne Charlie's offers live music in the evenings, and the sound drifts throughout the atrium.NCL Norwegian Spirit cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Spirit lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Stardust Theatre (800-seat; features Broadway-style musical productions; two grand-shows per night)
  • Cafe 49; The Cafe; Shanghai Bar (sports bar); Champagne Charlie’s Bar
  • Maharini’s Lounge & Nightclub; Galaxy of the Stars Lounge & Disco; Celebrity Disco
  • Maharajah’s Casino
  • Art Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop
  • The Writing Room; The Card Room; Lifestyle Room & Internet Cafe; Library & Internet Cafe
  • Galleria Shops & Boutiques (tax and duty free shops)
  • Roman Spa & Fitness Centre (gym with Aerobics Studio; Mandara Spa, treatment rooms, Steam and Sauna, Oscar’s Hair & Beauty Salon, relaxation area); Tivoli Pool, 4 Whirlpools, tennis tables
  • Video Games Arcade; Buccaneer’s Wet & Wild (AquaPark); Charlie’s Child Care Centre; Splash Academy (complimentary kids programme venue)
  • Walking Promenade; Basketball Court; Jogging Track; Golf Nets.

Norwegian Spirit wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 27
  • Total number of cabins: 1006 (of which 382 Balcony, 387 Inside rooms)
  • Dining Rooms: The Garden, Windows
  • Restaurants and food bars: "LE BISTRO" (French), "TEPPANYAKI" (Japanese), "BLUE LAGOON" (buffet), "LA TRATTORIA" (Italian), "CAGNEY'S" (steakhouse), Sushi Bar.
  • Lounges & Bars: SAKE, CAFE 49, HENRY'S (pub), SHANGHAI, CHARLIE'S, TERRACE, nightclubs (MAHARINI'S, GALAXY OF THE STARS).
  • Amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("NCL Kids"), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry. Norwegian Spirit tipping/gratuities (US$12 pp per day). NCL Spirit cruise ship weddings are performed in some of the meeting rooms (no chapel on board).
  • Entertainment - the NCL's FIREWORKS show (on each sailing), comedy and magician shows (WHITE HOT PARTY, ON BROADWAY, SOUL ROCKIN' NIGHTS, ELEMENTS), casino, ROMAN Spa and Fitness, 5 jacuzzis, 2 pools ((kids AquaPark Buccaneer’s).
  • The NCL Spirit ship was formerly built as "SuperStar Leo" for Star Cruises (Asian line owned by Genting Hong Kong). The vessel is of an unique (Leo-class), without sisters in the NCL fleet, but with a sister in the Star Cruises fleet - the cruise ship SuperStar Virgo.
  • Initially, the SuperStar Leo ship was operating SouthEast Asia cruises from Singapore to Malaysia and Thailand (2- to 5-day round-trip itineraries). In 1999 she was relocated to Hong Kong (for 1-5 day itineraries visiting ports in China and Vietnam). In 2003 was transferred to Australia.
  • NCL Spirit's history began in 2004. After 2 weeks refurbishment works, she entered the NCL fleet under her current name.
  • The cruise ship was involved in all four (for now) pier-collision accidents - in 2005 (Juneau Alaska), in 2007 and 2008 (both in NYC New York) and in 2011 (Cozumel Mexico).

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Norwegian Spirit Itineraries

The below listed Norwegian Spirit cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Norwegian Cruise Line fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Jun 17 11 days, round-trip & Adriatic from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia
2018 Jul 19 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean & Greek Isles from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia
2018 Aug 09 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean from Civitavecchia Civitavecchia
2018 Aug 19 11 days, round-trip & Adriatic from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia
2018 Aug 30 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean & Greek Isles from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia
2018 Sep 09 11 days, round-trip & Adriatic from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1399
2018 Sep 20 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean & Greek Isles from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1379
2018 Sep 30 11 days, round-trip & Adriatic from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1329
2018 Oct 11 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean & Greek Isles from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1549
2018 Oct 21 11 days, round-trip & Adriatic from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1049
2018 Nov 01 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean & Greek Isles from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1299
2018 Nov 11 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$649
2018 Nov 22 10 days, round-trip Islands, Spain & Morocco from Barcelona Barcelona$799
2018 Dec 02 11 days, round-trip Islands, Spain & Morocco from Barcelona Barcelona$599
2018 Dec 13 10 days, round-trip Islands & Morocco from Barcelona Barcelona$519
2018 Dec 23 11 days, round-trip Islands, Spain & Morocco from Barcelona Barcelona$1879
2019 Jan 03 10 days, round-trip Islands, Spain & Morocco from Barcelona Barcelona$649
2019 Jan 13 11 days, round-trip Islands, Spain & Morocco from Barcelona Barcelona$699
2019 Jan 24 10 days, round-trip Islands, Spain & Morocco from Barcelona Barcelona$779
2019 Feb 03 11 days, round-trip Islands, Spain & Morocco from Barcelona Barcelona$829
2019 Feb 14 10 days, round-trip Islands, Spain & Morocco from Barcelona Barcelona$899
2019 Feb 24 11 days, round-trip Islands, Spain & Morocco from Barcelona Barcelona$879
2019 Mar 07 10 days, round-trip Islands, Spain & Morocco from Barcelona Barcelona$1049
2019 Mar 17 11 days, round-trip Islands, Spain & Morocco from Barcelona Barcelona$1229
2019 Mar 28 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$749
2019 Apr 07 11 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1019
2019 Apr 18 10 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$929
2019 Apr 28 10 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$929
2019 May 08 10 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1179
2019 May 18 13 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Southampton Civitavecchia$1579
2019 May 31 14 days, round-trip Ireland & Norway: Mystical Fjords from London (Southampton) Southampton$1849
2019 Jun 14 12 days, round-trip & the Arctic: Summer Solstice from London (Southampton) Southampton$1499
2019 Jun 26 11 days, round-trip England & Ireland: British Isles Heritage from London (Southampton) Southampton$1849
2019 Jul 07 14 days, round-trip Iceland & UK: Mystical Fjords from London (Southampton) Southampton$2249
2019 Jul 21 12 days, round-trip England & Ireland: British Isles Heritage from London (Southampton) Southampton$1999
2019 Aug 02 15 days, one-way from Southampton to Stockholm Southampton$2379
2019 Aug 17 15 days, one-way from Stockholm to Southampton Stockholm$2399
2019 Sep 01 14 days, round-trip Ireland & Norway: Mystical Fjords from London (Southampton) Southampton$1979
2019 Sep 15 12 days, round-trip England & Ireland: British Isles Heritage from London (Southampton) Southampton$1999
2019 Sep 27 14 days, round-trip Ireland & Norway: Mystical Fjords from London (Southampton) Southampton$1969
2019 Oct 11 15 days, one-way from Southampton to Venice Southampton$2119
2019 Oct 26 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice$1899
2019 Nov 07 14 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$2099
2019 Nov 21 11 days, round-trip Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1599
2019 Dec 02 13 days, round-trip Greece, Israel And Turkey From Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1699
2019 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$899
2019 Dec 22 12 days, round-trip from Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$2199
2020 Jan 03 13 days, round-trip Greece, Israel And Turkey From Rome (Civitavecchia) Civitavecchia$1699