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

The 2,016-passenger Norwegian Spirit debuted in 1998 so you won’t find a rock-climbing wall, bowling alley, or some of the other whiz-bang features offered by the line’s bigger, newer ships, but enjoyment doesn’t always have to come in an ultramodern package. Given this ship is only used for port-intensive itineraries, even active cruisers are unlikely to miss the bells and whistles.

Though Norwegian Spirit is one of the line’s oldest ships, it has been well looked after with thoughtful and regular refurbishments. Staircases have wood and iron railings, the soaring atrium has glass elevators and the color palette is more mellow than over-the-top (no neon tones as on some newer Norwegian Cruise Line vessels). Its smaller size and traditional features make it a good choice for cruise travelers who want to feel like they’re on board an oceangoing vessel rather than a huge theme park at sea.

While Norwegian Spirit is in excellent condition, the ship does show its age in certain areas, largely due to outdated decor. Some of the ship’s original Asia-inspired design details — think plenty of burnished gold and warrior statues guarding the restaurants — from its days as Malaysia-based Star Cruises’ SuperStar Leo is looking out of date. So too are the cabins, which are beautifully maintained but decked out in ’90s hues with pastel bathroom tiles that are so behind the times, they’ll likely be back in fashion again soon.

Each of the Norwegian Spirit cruise ship deck plans is conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and a detailed review of all the deck’s venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides extensive information on Norwegian Spirit staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans, and amenities by room type and category.

Norwegian Spirit cruise ship deck plan shows a total of 1006 staterooms for 2018 passengers (max capacity is 2414 guests), served by 910 crew-staff. The boat has 13 decks (10 passenger-accessible, 7 with cabins), 17 dining options (12 complimentary), 12 lounges and bars, 2 swimming pools, and 5 Jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs), 9 elevators.

PHOTOS

The Local - Norwegian Spirit

Grab a Starbucks coffee at the brand-new Atrium.

Norwegian Spirit Dining

Norwegian Spirit Cabins

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

Name
  • 1998–2004: SuperStar Leo
  • 2004–present: Norwegian Spirit
Owner
Port of registry
Builder Meyer WerftPapenburg, Germany[4]
Laid down 5 October 1996
Launched 11 July 1998[3]
Completed 25 September 1998
Acquired 2004
In service 1998
Identification
Status Not in Service (Due to COVID-19)
General characteristics
Class and type Leo-class cruise ship
Tonnage 75,904 GT [5]
Length 879 ft (267.92 m) [2]
Beam 105 ft (32.00 m) [2]
Height 163 ft (49.68 m)
Depth 26 ft (7.92 m)
Decks 14 [4]
Installed power 4 ×  MANB&W 14V48/60 (4 × 14,700 kW) [3]
Propulsion
  • Diesel-electric; two shafts
  • Two ABB HSSOL 38/1256 propulsion motors (2 × 20 MW) [3]
Speed
  • 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
  • 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph) (maximum) [4]
Capacity 2,018 passengers [5]
Crew 912
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