previously sailed as Star Cruises Superstar Leo, the Norwegian
Spirit has traditionally reigned in the Far East. After her
transfer to Norwegian Cruise Line, she has begun to assume some of the
more traditional cruise itineraries. She very much retains an
Asian ambiance through her interior design, however.
Length : 880 feet
Breadth : 106 feet
Draft : 26 feet
Speed : 24 knots
Gross Tonnage : 77,000 GRT
Staterooms : 983
Crew : 965
Capacity Double Occupancy : 1,966
on deck six are the two main dining rooms aboard Norwegian Sprit :
The Garden Room and Windows.
Left : Located amidships is The Garden Room Restaurant.
|Left : Windows Restaurant is located completely aft and features large windows overlooking the ship's wake.|
Reception is located just off of the Grand Centrum and serves as the informational hub for guests.
|The Cafe lies to the port side of the Grand Centrum and offers guests coffees, teas, and snacks.|
|Just forward of the Grand Centrum is Henry's Pub and sports the décor of an old English-style venue.|
|The Blue Lagoon Café is a casual dining venue offering favorites such as hot dogs, hamburgers, and french fries during and outside of the standard dining hours.|
sports enthusiasts on board, the Bund provides a festive atmosphere for
events and spirits.
Located adjacent to the Bund are karaoke rooms for those wishing to take the microphone.
|Maxim's Steakhouse is one of the premium dining locations aboard Norwegian Spirit and features favorites such as grilled salmon, lobster, steaks, and chops.|
|Maxim's is an intimate and elegant dining room with a variety of seating options, including tables for two.|
|An opulent lobby and intricate staircase lead guests to a private room by which the on board art auctioneer can display art and hold auctions at sea.|
Norwegian Spirit's casino, is certainly one of the most opulent and
spacious at sea for a ship of her size.
|There is a wide variety of slots and table games and even an expansive 'Club Royale' located completely forward for high rollers.|
|The elegance and expansiveness of Maharaja's is certainly indicative of the Far East's penchant for gambling over that of Western culture.|
|Upon stepping outdoors, guests can enjoy a full 360 degree wrap-around promenade deck.|
|Façades indicate their respective interior public areas. Some, however, do not match exactly but rather suggest what is available elsewhere through the ship.|
|These views indicate the forward most section of the promenade deck that completes a full circuit.|
|Left : The
aft most point overlooking the ship's wake.
Right : The bow of the ship which is generally not public access.
|This unique window structure is indicative of Star Cruises ship design and now brings its uniqueness to Norwegian Cruise Line.|
|Left : Lobby Boulevard from forward and aft take guests to Tai Pan Restaurant.|
|Tai Pan Restaurant is functionally used as what has become famous throughout the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, 'Le Bistro'. Le Bistro is a premium dining venue featuring French cuisine.|
|The Grand Centrum|
|The Grand Centrum stretches six decks and is the central area by which guests can find their way from one venue to another. Atop the Grand Centrum are large, magnificent windows natural light for the interior.|
completely aft on decks seven and eight is the Moulin Rouge show lounge.
Moulin Rouge provides good sight lines given the gradual slant of seating between the two deck span.
|During her career as the SuperStar Leo, the Moulin Rouge show lounge was home to production shows featuring live tigers and lions.|
Shogun Asian Restaurant
Shogun Restaurant is composed of a number of smaller sections to feature different dining experiences : Tetami, Teppanyaki, and Sushi Bar.
|Shogun features sushi, tempura, and many other Japanese specialties. This is a prime venue for those looking for an authentic Japanese experience with sushi and sashimi prepared to exacting standards.|
|For those guests looking to do some shopping on board, Ports of Call and the Star Boutique parallel deck eight around the Grand Centrum.|
|Champagne Charlie's features live music on a daily basis so guests may enjoy a fine wine, perhaps, and view the activity of the Grand Centrum.|
|Groups and events that wish to pursue business and conferences while at sea may do so in the meeting rooms and business centre. Smaller meeting rooms are flexible as to open and create a larger area.|
and Hardy accent the entrance to the Picture House (ship's cinema) located
amidships on deck eight.
Just adjacent to the Picture House is the Shore Excursions Desk.
|This alcove leads guests from the forward main staircase on deck eight to the Business Centre.|
|Aside from guest accommodations, deck ten is solely dedicated to youth facilities.|
|Even visible from outside of the ship, guests are able to see the extravagant construction of Buccaneer's Wet and wild. Buccaneer's features tunnels, tubes, slides, fountains, and even pirate muskets by which to blast water!|
|Port side of deck ten aft is the Starlight Video Arcade, Disco, and Cinema.|
|Starboard side features Charlie's Child Care Centre. There are truly expansive facilities for nearly every level of youth on board.|
following the exterior aft stair cases from deck ten to deck twelve,
guests will see an expansive amphitheater overlooking Buccaneer's.
Raffles Bar and Terrace is located on deck twelve aft and allows guests to dine and enjoy the fresh air.
|Raffles is the casual dining venue aboard Norwegian Spirit providing buffet-style breakfast, lunch, snacks, and casual dinner.|
|A large swimming pool is located amidships on deck twelve and is accented by jacuzzis. The pool deck is overlooked by expansive windows that serve as lighting elements for the Grand Centrum below.|
|Adjacent to the pool is an ice cream bar by which guests may enjoy specialty treats.|
Roman Spa and Fitness Centre is very well equipped with a multitude of
facilities for relaxation and keeping fit.
Left : Located within the Roman Spa are two Aquaswim pools that create a current by which guests may swim laps.
|The gymnasium provides a good selection of equipment for both weight and cardiovascular training.|
|Galaxy of the Stars is located completely forward on deck twelve and serves as an expansive observation lounge.|
|Floor-to-ceiling windows provide views which are valuable with any itinerary that the Norwegian Spirit shall assume.|
|Left : A circular stairway leads guests to a bridge observatory and computerized navigational chart.|
|With rich woods and marine colors, Galaxy of the Stars very much retains a nautical feel.|
|Just aft of Galaxy of the Stars is Oscar's Hair & Beauty Salon.|
|By exploring the forward, starboard side of deck twelve guests will find many intimate rooms such as a smoking room, library, writing room, card room, Internet center, and mah-jongg room.|
|The ship's mast stand prominently above the Celebrity Disco.|
|As remote as the Celebrity Disco is, directional signs direct guests to this forward location.|
|Proceeding aft outdoors, guests may enjoy a beverage at the Bier Garten, known famously for specialty beers. The Bier Garten also features hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, knockwurst, and sauerkraut.|
|Walkways on both the port and starboard sides of deck thirteen allow guests to oversee activity of the pool area.|
|On this particular day, the Seattle skyline and Space Needle served as Norwegian Spirit's backdrop.|
|Completely aft on deck thirteen are a helipad and facilities for basketball, volleyball, golf driving, and tennis.|
|Finding one's way around is not difficult by means of Norwegian Spirit's color-coded and clear signage.|
|Red, gold, and black remind guests of Norwegian Spirit's Asian background. Woods and blues also create a nautical feel in other public areas.|
|Most stairwell landings feature interesting works of art which serve as a virtual museum for guests as they explore Norwegian Spirit..|
|Stateroom corridors feature prominent color schemes and doors display the numbers on ornate placards.|
|These historical phones are located throughout the ship and appear as though they are only for show. Picking up the receiver, however, will allow one to place a shipboard call.|
|Despite the culturally rich artifacts throughout the ship, scenes such as this show that Norwegian Spirit is prepared to pursue warm water cruising.|
|Left : Webmaster Steve J. Garrod looks from the aft portion of seven while contemplating where to explore next.|