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Norwegian Spirit

Capacity
2018
Crew
912
Tonnage
75 904
Length
879 ft (267.92 m)
First voyage
1998
Decks
13

Norwegian Spirit is a Leo-class cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). She was built in 1998 for Star Cruises as SuperStar Leo by the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. In 2004 she was transferred to NCL and renamed Norwegian Spirit.

History

The vessel was constructed by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. Named SuperStar Leo in 1998, the vessel... Read more

Norwegian Spirit

Capacity (DO): 
2018
Crew: 
912
Tonnage: 
75 904
Length: 
879 ft (267.92 m)
Beam: 
106 ft (32.31 m)
First voyage: 
1998
Decks: 
13

Norwegian Spirit is a Leo-class cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). She was built in 1998 for Star Cruises as SuperStar Leo by the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. In 2004 she was transferred to NCL and renamed Norwegian Spirit.

History

The vessel was constructed by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. Named SuperStar Leo in 1998, the vessel was the first of Star Cruises' Leo class. She was then homeported in Singapore in 1998 and operated 2–5 night cruises to Malaysia and Thailand. One year later, SuperStar Virgo arrived in Singapore. She was then based in Hong Kong on 10 September 1999 and offered 1–5 night cruises to China, Hainan, Vietnam and the South China Sea.

In 2004, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) was planning to launch Pride of America. However, just prior to completion, the vessel partially sank when a storm hit the Lloyd Werft shipyards. To meet the already booked cruises for Pride of America, Norwegian Sky was immediately rushed into service as Pride of Aloha. To compensate for the unexpected events, SuperStar Leo was immediately transferred to the NCL fleet, her planned cruises cancelled (thus forcing Star Cruises to refund or re-book passengers), and after only two weeks of refits, the vessel emerged as Norwegian Spirit, ready to assume the planned cruises of Norwegian Sky.

In January 2020 Norwegian Spirit underwent a major renovation project in Marseille, France. The ship received six new restaurants, seven new bars and lounges, enhanced public areas, new and modernized staterooms and new hull art. The drydock took 43 days and cost over $100 million.

Vessel class

Norwegian Spirit is a Leo-class cruise ship and was the first ship of this design. She was followed by her sister ship Explorer Dream (formerly SuperStar Virgo) which is currently operated by Dream Cruises. No other ships of this particular design were constructed.

Propulsion

Four 14-cylinder MAN B&W 14V48 medium speed diesel engines, each producing 14,700 kilowatts (19,700 hp), driving ABB electric propulsion motors coupled to twin propellers.

Cruises

Norwegian Spirit was originally intended to operate cruises in Asia in 2020 following her refurbishment. However, this program was cancelled in February 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns and the ship was instead to operate cruises to the Greek Isles for the summer 2020 season. However, this program was also cancelled due to NCL suspending all sailings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ship is currently slated to resume operations in May 2021 with cruises in the Mediterranean. In November 2021 Norwegian Spirit will operate a series of cruises relocating to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Singapore before offering cruises to Australia and New Zealand for the 2021/22 local summer sailing season.

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Attractions on Norwegian Spirit


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Teppanyaki/Tetami

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Inside the Shogun Asian Restaurant, Teppanyaki offers a truly authentic Japanese dining experience. Sit at a large table of 10 where the process of preparing and cooking your food right before you ...

Smoking Room

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Smoking area
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Shanghai Bar

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Just your typical sports bar, with an Asian twist. Enjoy a wide selection of premium beers and pub snacks while catching game highlights on the big screen.
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Sunset Boulevard

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Amazing view, beautiful sunset
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Hot Tub

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There are four outdoor hot tubs on board Norwegian Spirit near the Tivoli Pool. Plus, plenty of deck space and numerous sun beds and deck chairs to choose from.

Buccaneer's Deck Amphitheater

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Quiet area to relax.
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Blue Lagoon Cafe

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In honour of the midnight snack, we bring you the Blue Lagoon 24 hour Food Court. Whether you're craving a burger or a fast-wok dish, you can enjoy a light bite in a family friendly atmosphere, any...

Sushi Bar

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The Shogun Asian Restaurant also has a Sushi bar where you can enjoy the very best sushi expertly prepared as you watch. The menu is priced a la carte.
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Lifestyle Room

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Our Internet Caf? offers you the comfort and convenience of staying in touch via the Internet while you are Freestyle Cruising®.

Steam and Sauna

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Relax in the soothing steam of our saunas.

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8 Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Norwegian Spirit Cruise Ship


NCL has quite many nice vessels, but today we’d like to talk about the  Norwegian Spirit cruise ship . Here are some facts that most people might not know. Photo by: Digitaria/Wiki/CC BY-SA 4.0 1. Norwegian Spirit wasn’t NCL’s ship at first. She was built in Germany for the Star...