Overview: BecauseNorwegian Spiritis quite a stunning ship that features a wide choice of dining venues, keeping consistency of product delivery depends on the quality of the service staff. There are many extra-cost items in addition to the extra-charge dining spots....
Brown, Dalkeith Commented on a comment by HILL (24 May 13 12:18)
I sent an answer yesterday but for some unknown reason it has not appeared on the site. Here goes again ----. Coffee maker and ample supplies of coffee/tea in cabin - if there isn't one there then request it from your cabin steward. Free coffee/hot water and tea bags available all day in Raffles buffet and also in the morning -till about 10.30am - in the Cafe Bar located in the Main Atrium. Note - 'Speciality Coffees' are charged to your account. Water is safe to drink from your ensuite taps. Cabin ice bucket is replenished twice daily. Bottled water (still and San Pelligrino)in cabin mini-bar is VERY expensive. Free iced water is available in Raffles - take your own bottle and fill up. You can purchase a 'Water Package' on board if you wish. Hope this info helps.
Hollylee, BEXLEYHEATH Commented on a comment by Brown (29 May 13 19:02)
Filling up your bottle at the water dispensers is strictly a no-no on criuse ships as the risk of contamination is very high. It is highly unsociable!b I can't see the point of using hand sanitiser all day and then using the water dispenser after someone has rammed their used water bootle onto the nozzle. I nearly had a stand up fight with a Spanish woman on the Spirit who did this and after telling a very disinterested staff member he stood between the machines to prevent people from doing it. By all means fill your bottles as water ( and ALL drinks) are prohibitively expensive on all NCL ships but please use a glass to transfer the water to the bottle. DON'T SHOVE YOUR BOTTLE ONTO THE SPOUT!
Brown, Dalkeith Commented on a comment by Hollylee (29 May 13 20:14)
I completely agree with you. If I had wished to fill up a bottle from one of the dispensers (I didn't) that is exactly the method I would have used and I would expect that any sensible and thoughtful person would do the same without having to spell it out in my 'tip'. Everyone knows - or should - that cross-contamination can be extremely serious. The Spanish lady you mention was obviously a total moron! Mind you, I'm surprised that she managed to get her bottle onto the spout as there is not that much room between spout and the base of the dispenser. Good for you for giving her a blast!