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Norwegian Spirit

Multi-million dollar refurbishment enhances the guest experience even further

Cruising the Caribbean and Bermuda, along with Canada and New England in the fall, Norwegian Spirit is all about travelling in style. And a multi-million dollar refurbishment in November 2008 enhanced the guest experience even further.

The 2,376 passenger ship, which joined the fleet in 2004, received a complete renovation to all its public areas, staterooms and suites in addition to extensive improvements already made as part of NCL’s fleet-wide initiative ito boost the on board experience.

Norwegian Spirit of Norwegian Cruise Line

UK general manager Stephen Park said: “Norwegian Spirit’s overhaul means that thousands of passengers will benefit from much improved interiors and on board facilities, all of which will make their time with us more enjoyable. The recent enhancements coupled with the current refurbishments means that Norwegian Spirit will emerge refreshed and revitalised for her much anticipated winter season sailing seven-day Exotic Western Caribbean cruises from New Orleans.”

The refurbishment programme included:

  • Upgraded wireless telephone system
  • 11 new staterooms, eight with balconies
  • New seating and chairs in the The Stardust Theatre
  • New wallpaper in suites, corridors and public areas
  • More than 21,000-sq-m of carpet replaced in public areas, stairwells, suites and staterooms
  • The Roman Spa & Fitness Centre upgraded with new doors, panels and seats
  • New curtains added to all suites
  • Seating throughout the ship reupholstered

    There’s a water theme across the ship with the Tivoli Pool, four outdoor hot tubs, two Aquaswim water “treadmills” and the kid-favourite Buccaneer’s Wet & Wild, with waterslides, a paddle pool and hot tub.

    Norwegian Spirit has two indoor boulevards and a six deck high atrium, and features a mixture of western and oriental d├ęcor. 

    Vital statistics

    Operated by Norwegian Cruise Line
    Built by Meyer Werft, Germany
    Registered: Panama
    Entered service: October 1998, May 2004
    Refurbished: November 2008
    Gross tonnage: 75,338 tons
    Passengers: 1,966
    Passenger decks: 10
    Lifts: 9
    Cabins: 983 including

    • Ocean view: 609
    • With balcony: 374
    • Inside: 379
    • With wheelchair access: 4

    Crew: 1,300
    Length: 879ft
    Width: 106ft
    Draught: 26ft
    Speed: 23 knots
    Engines: diesel

    Facilities

    Six restaurants (open seating), alternative dining options, library, casino, two outside swimming pools, four hot tubs, fitness centre, show lounges, library.

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