The Norwegian Spirit may be one of the line's older ships, but refurbishments in 2017 and lively passengers give the cruise a modern feel. The Spirit sails around Europe, Caribbean, and the Mediterranean on solely 10 and 11 night journeys. This rigid itinerary can be a blessing as this means that no matter what time of year your family vacation, the details will stay the same. The Spirit departs from ports in Barcelona and Rome .
Kids can swim the day away in the main saltwater pool on deck 12 complete with four whirlpools. The children's pool, Buccaneer's Wet and Wild, is a pirate themed pool with caves and water slides, and pirates water cannons. As with most Norwegian cruise liners, the kids and teens clubs, Splash Academy and Celebrity Disco respectively, are a huge hit. The kids clubs set up activities, games, climbing tubes, and other fun events for youngsters. The teen club features Foosball, a juice bar, dance parties, and event nights.
For parents and older passengers, the Spirit has plenty for your vacation as well. One huge hit is the Galaxy of the Stars observation lounge which features floor-to-ceiling windows. Daily fun activities are present all over the ship including morning trivia, bingo, sports competitions, and art auctions. For those who are able to stay up later, the Spirit offers a variety of spots to enjoy long after sunset. For parents, group babysitting is available on board for those in need of alone time.
Each ship has a variety of fun activities for the whole family, so be sure to check your ship before you cruise to view what's available. Whether you're 8 or 80, there's no reason not to have fun on your getaway at sea; before breaking off into everyone's activities, enjoy some time together by planning to meet for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This is the time to make memories and nothing could be more memorable than setting up a shore excursion for the whole family. Plan your shore excursions ahead of time for the best chance at booking your top selections.
*Please note it is often cheaper to book two staterooms or two connecting cabins instead of one large stateroom suite - plus it gives you a second bathroom.*