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Old October 5th, 2010, 02:39 PM
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Congrats and enjoy your cruise.

The Spirit is a wonderful ship. We were on her just after she was transferred from Star Cruises (NCL's parent line) to NCL. She was built and sailed as the Superstar Leo in the Oriental market and much of the ship (before she was refurbished reflected that) She has a unique Bridge viewing area accessed from an upper deck lounge which is interesting. The food, as I recall, was wondeful. In fact, the food was so good that the food in the main dining rooms was on par with the a la carte restaurants. If you do choose to go to an a la carte restaurant, be sure to book your reservations as early as possible, perhaps as soon as you get on board. The Shepherd's pie in the Blue Moon cafe is a nice touch as is the Old English wood paneled Pub.

As far as eastern vs. western Carribean, in general, there seems to be better shopping and more places of interest in the eastern Carrbean and more hands on, athletic experiences in the western Carribean. (Just my observations) But that said, Cozumel has some of the best shopping in the entire Carribean and Costa Maya is beautiful. In Belize, go on the cave tour where you float on inner tubes through a cave. In Cozumel, Tulum is interesting and worth seeing. Chickenitza (sp?) is fascinating, but it is a long way from the ship. Your limited tme in Cozumel should encourage you to do something other than tour Chickenitza, i.e go toTulum and come back to Cozumel to do something else.

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