Sunday, November 16, 2008

Norwegian Spirit Undergoes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that Norwegian Spirit is undergoing a multi-million dollar refurbishment focused on enhancing the total guest experience. The 2,376 passenger Freestyle Cruising ship is receiving a total renovation to its public areas, staterooms and suites. These refurbishments are in addition to the enhancements already made as part of Freestyle 2.0, the company’s fleet-wide initiative to further improve the guest experience across all guest touch points from food and beverage to staterooms.

Norwegian Spirit’s total refurbishment includes:

§ 11 new staterooms are being added, eight of which are balconies;
§ one diesel engine is being replaced;
§ the Stardust Theater, with a capacity of approximately 700, is receiving all new seating and chairs;
§ seating throughout the ship is being reupholstered;
§ more than 21,000 sq meters of carpet is being replaced in public areas, stairwells, suites, and staterooms;
§ new wallpaper is being installed in suites, corridors and public areas;
§ new curtains are being added to all suites;
§ tile in 300 bathrooms throughout the ship is being replaced;
§ all open decks including the main pool, kid’s pool and four hot tubs are undergoing refurbishment;
§ the Roman Spa & Fitness Center is being upgraded with new doors, panels and seats;
§ more than 60 windows are being replaced;
§ the onboard phone system is being upgraded to a state-of-the-art wireless system.

Following the completion of the refurbishment, Norwegian Spirit will re-enter service on Nov 23, 2008 and begin a series of twenty-one 7-day Exotic Western Caribbean cruises from New Orleans, her homeport for the winter season, with calls in Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala; and Belize City, Belize.

Norwegian Spirit offers Freestyle Cruising with the flexibility of 11 restaurants, seven bars and lounges, multiple entertainment venues, two pools, extensive children’s facilities, a sports deck, casino, spa, and a variety of spacious public rooms. The ship joined the NCL fleet in 2004 and underwent a previous dry dock in 2005. For more information or to book a sailing on Norwegian Spirit, call your travel professional, go to, or contact NCL at 866-234-0292.

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