Narrowed my NCL cruise down to a February '06 Spirit or Sun based on itinerary. (W. or S. Caribbean) It will be just the DH and I and am looking to book a suite category for the perks and size. Have researched reviews of both ship based on 3-4 other cruise web sites.
Still I am skeptical, dazed & confused due to the huge variation in +/- reviews. Unfortunately I see more neg. than pos. reviews - but do not want to lose out on this opportunity.
The most important attributes that are important to us are:
1.) Crew service and customer service attitude
2.) Cleanliness of ship
3.) Size & condition of shp suites (OS vs. PHS
4.) Food quality - taste, presentation and that it is served warm to hot
Freestyle no problem - love it
For anyone who has personally cruised BOTH or maybe even just one or the other recently, say within the past 12 months what are your thoughts and recommendations related to these questions?
Anyone know about when the ships were last in drydock or when they are scheduled to be, or how or where we can locate this information?
Anyone have digital images ofthe suites for SUN or STAR you might be so kind to share?
In advance your contributions are appreciated.
X Xpedition December 2007
X Alaska Sept. 2007
NCL SPIRIT FEB 2007
HAL Masdam New Engand/Canada SEPT. 30, 2006
NCL Pride of ALOHA JUNE 9, 2006
Radisson Paul Gaughin 2003
Celebrity Galaxy 2003 & Meridian
RCCL Radiance of the Sea 2002
NCL SS Norway 2000