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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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Grand Centrum

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It's located in the middle on the ship, where you'll find the Main Reception and the Shore Excursion desk.
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Shogun Asian Restaurant

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This elegant adventure into Pan Asian fare is a world-class experience in the finest authentic Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisine.
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Raffles Court

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Choose from a delicious selection of ready-to-cook omelets, waffles, fruits, soups, ethnic specialties and pasta in this buffet-style indoor/outdoor restaurant.
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The Cafe

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The Cafe is located in the lobby and serves speciality coffees and fine pastries.
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Splash Academy

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Get into the zone of fun because Splash Academy is just for kids! With lots of open space for active games and an arts and crafts area kids can do what they do best – be a kid!
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La Trattoria

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Enjoy the flavors of the Tuscan countryside at tables with room for old friends and new. Dine on classic dishes where you can taste the freshness of every tomato used to make an exquisitely delicio...

Reception

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All your questions will be answered and all your needs will be satisfied
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Buccaneer's Wet & Wild

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Kids will love Buccaneer's Wet & Wild pool complete with slides, paddling pool and a hot tub just for kids.

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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...