Norwegian Spirit


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The Norwegian Spirit was built in 1998 and is among Norwegian’s 18 ships in its fleet. The Spirit is included in the cruise line’s Spirit Class. In the cruise ship stats below, you’ll find the Norwegian Spirit vs all of the other Norwegian ships.

Norwegian Spirit Size

How big is the Norwegian Spirit? Below, you’ll find all of the relevant cruise ship stats, specs and dimensions for the Norwegian Spirit. Included in these statistics are passenger capacity, length, year built, year renovated, cost to build, gross tonnage, engine info, number of rooms, deck counts and more!

Norwegian Spirit Infographic

Norwegian Spirit Capacity

Passenger Capacity refers to the total number of people that the Norwegian Spirit can accommodate. Of course, there are also crew members on board. Below, find the total onboard capacity, including staff and cruise guests.



Norwegian Avg: 3,024 guests

Norwegian Spirit Passenger Capacity: The passenger capacity for the Norwegian Spirit is 2,018 guests. The average capacity for the 18 active ships in Norwegian’s fleet is 3,024 passengers. The passenger capacity range for all Norwegian ships has a minimum of 1,936 guests and a maximum of 4,266 passengers.



Norwegian Avg: 1,298 staff

Norwegian Spirit Crew Members: Staff on the Norwegian Spirit include 912 crew members. That’s a guest to staff ratio of 4.5:1. The average Norwegian ship includes 1,298 employees and has a passenger to staff ratio of 4.3:1.

Norwegian Spirit Passenger Capacity and Crew

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Norwegian Spirit Length

How long is the Spirit? From end to end, the Norwegian Spirit length equals 880 feet (269 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all 18 active vessels in Norwegian’s fleet, measuring 989 feet (302 meters).


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Norwegian Avg: 989 feet

The smallest Norwegian ship (in terms of length) measures 832 feet (254 meters) from end to end. The longest vessel spans 1094 feet (334 meters).

Our chart below shows the length of the Norwegian Spirit vs all other active Norwegian ships.

Norwegian Spirit Ship Length

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Norwegian Spirit Built Date

When was the Norwegian Spirit Built? The Norwegian Spirit was built in 1998 and joined the cruise line’s Spirit Class.

Norwegian includes 18 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 1998. The average Norwegian ship is 13 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2007


built date

Norwegian Avg: 2007

When was the last Norwegian Spirit Dry Dock? The Norwegian Spirit experienced dry dock improvements in 2020.


renovation date

Renovations included the following: The Norwegian Spirit experienced a refurbishment in January, 2010. The dry dock was completed in Marseille, France and cost Norwegian Cruise Line $100 million. Improvements were significant, including the addition or update to the following: 14 new restaurant, bar and lounges added including Taste Main Dining Room, The Local Bar and Grill, Garden Cafe, The Great Outdoors Bar and Grill, Waves Pool Bar, and Onda Scarpetta Italian Restaurant; new cruise cabins; the ship's hull was repainted; Spice H2O adults-only area replaced Splash Academy; Spa size doubled and wellness area increased.

Norwegian Spirit Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Norwegian Spirit ship class?

The ship belongs to the Norwegian class of ships known as the Spirit class.

What is the Norwegian Spirit capacity?

We're often asked how many passengers are on the Norwegian Spirit. The ship's capacity is 2,018. When comparing the occupancy to the average Norwegian passenger capacity, you'll find that the average ship in the fleet holds 3,024 guests. Feel free to look at our graph above to see where this ship falls in line with all other live Norwegian ships.

Is the Norwegian Spirit a good ship?

Each of Norwegian's ships offers a unique layout with features and activities catered to all. Whether the Norwegian Spirit is right for you will depend on your individual preferences. Do you prefer a larger or smaller ship with many or fewer guests? Are you hoping for many family activities or entertainment options for an older clientele. Our deck maps layout and activities list provide a helpful guide to what you'll find on board. Feel free to explore the see if this ship is suited towards your preferences.

How long is the Norwegian Spirit?

From end to end, the Spectrum of the Seas length equals 880 feet (269 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all , active vessels in Norwegian fleet, measuring 989 feet (302 meters). Please see our size comparison chart above to see how this ship falls in line with all other active ships in the fleet.

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