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Good value just beware..

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What people said about this ship:

"The service in the main dining room was poor." in 53 reviews.

"The Great Stirrup Cay was a relaxing beach and was lovely." in 51 reviews.

"In addition, we ordered room service one night and it took four trips to our room to get the..." in 49 reviews.



Norwegian Sky departs from:

Miami, Florida

Norwegian Sky sails to:

Caribbean - Bahamas

1624 reviews from our community




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Bahamas cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jul 20, 2015

Over all I was not pleased. I have cruised on many cruise lines. I have to say the food was very poor. The service was ok. The cabin Stewart came putting dirty towels and wet towels back on our racks in the bathroom. No free coffee bars. Which coffee is a big deal with most people. I don't think I will cruise again on Norwegian....... But luke everything else you have to try something to see if you like it. Thank you for letting me express my opinion. JoAnn McKruit.

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Great!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jul 20, 2015

Great service I highly recommend this cruise line , we had a awesome time can't wait to go again the food was wonderful, excursions good, great people he experience was over and beyond what expected this was our first cruise

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Parents celebration for kids Graduation!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jul 20, 2015

we had 5 families on this cruise. We chose this one because it seemed like the best deal. The staff was fantastic. The ship was nice for what we wanted. I would choose different ports since I do not like Nassau and Freeport. But we could stay on the ship for that time. The private Isl. was fantastic. We really could not have asked for a lot more. Everyone from the minute we arrived were there to help us in any way they could. I just wish it was longer. Big Smile

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Good value just beware..

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jul 19, 2015

This is my second Norwegian cruise but will probably be my last. 

Overall good value, food was great

The Good: - Jimmy our stateroom steward was very nice and did his work great. - Mary capistrano at the sushi restaurant gave us exceptional service.

The bad: - Poolside bartenders were never smiling. They kind of made us feel they were doing us a favor. No human interaction what so ever.  - Great Stirrup Cay bartender Jude de jesus was rude and made me feel very uncomfortable. I asked if he was ok and he didn't even respond. Again making me feel as if I owed him or had done something. This sadly because my memory of the beautiful island. - Other than the tropical band, the music poolside was too loud. I could even have a conversation with my wife and we were sitting very far from the stage. - The activities poolside lacked taste. In my previous cruise in Hawaii it was very nice. Not this time. It felt like a cheap springbreak.  - Buffet layout is very bad. Lots of traffic in tight spaces made every breakfast a frustrating experience. we decided to have breakfast at the dinning room because it was so bad.

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Great Family Time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jul 17, 2015

We had 2 days with no phones!  Our first port was Nassau and when we got back on the boat, the crew was there to greet us and music was playing and they offered us cold towels and a cool drink.  Royal was docked next to us and they got nothing.  The cruise was a perfect couple of days for a get-away! 

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ALWAYS A RELAXING TIME

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2015

This is the first time that I have done the 4 day cruise to the Bahamas. I have taken the 3 day cruise several times in the past. I have taken the 7 day cruise out of NYC to Bermuda as well. NCL is always very accommodating. The staff is always extremely pleasant. The food is delicious, though there were some htis and misses on new cuisine that I tried. Some days I just relaxed and some days I actually left the ship. Some points that might help:

One: Freeport has very little at the "Straw market port". There are cabs which are really just old un air-conditioned vans that locals contractor with a company to use. They wait until the van is full to leave the pier and the ride from the pier to the "straw market" is approximately 30 minutes. There is not much else there although you can walk to where the boats are or down to a very pretty beach approximately 1/2 mile from the market. The beach was the best part and has a bar right on the sand. However it is important to note that when I went there was only one way to get back and forth from the pier and the rides were backed up. So, don't wait until the last minute to head back or you will miss your boat. For $5 each way it's not bad because a regular cab was $20 one way.

2: Stayed up for the white hot party. The DJ was hit and miss. Sometimes he had a great song going but he would interrupt them constantly. The teenagers loved the constant switching but not too many adults were on the floor. It wasn't bad but a better mix would have been nice.

3. The best part is day 3, the private island.  They have really built it up and continue to do so.  Unfortunately the Hippo slide was down but that was okay.  They built a private lagoon which is AWESOME, especially if you want to be away from the noise.  Food is awesome too.  Trams run pretty consistently and the lifeguards let you know when it's time to leave.

I will definitely do this trip again. Arranging it through BJ's was seamless and easy. My room was super tiny and I will be more careful next time to make sure that I don't get one as small.

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Terrible experience. Stay away! OLD ship, rude crew. Too bad, bc Great itinerary!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2015

If you have other choices, take them.  I talked to numerous passengers who had cruised with NCL before and they were not happy with this ship. The ship is the oldest in the fleet and in dire need of repair. The cruise director was terrible.  He put on a "show" after the comedy act that consisted of him and a few crew members dressed in white tablecloths, drinking water and spitting on each other. It was something I would not expect to see in a high school talent show, much less on what I considered an "upscale" cruise line experience. We just finished taking a Disney cruise, which was only $200 more than this cruise, and I think the value with Disney cruises is 10 fold.  SAVE YOUR MONEY and Frustration and STAY AWAY!  The entire dining staff was rude..there were NO tables for breakfast inside or outside and I asked a waiter for salt and he told me it's at the table, I said there are not any tables, he said try outside.  So, I looked to the passenger sitting closest and asked to use his salt.  On Disney, the crew member would have taken the tray and helped to escort me to find a table and/or given me salt immediately.  Small differences like this make a huge impact on a cruise experience.  The tables were constantly dirty on the pool deck.  My backyard pool is bigger than the pool on the ship.  There are not water slides or activities that you would expect on the ship deck.  This was just a VERY poor experience.  I plan on cruising a few more times this year and can guarantee you that NCL will not be getting ANY portion of my travel dollars in the future! 

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Loved the 'Free-Style' Cruising Concept

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jul 10, 2015

HappyOur first  cruise with NCL. Loved this concept of free-style cruising. The ship had a relaxed, laid back vibe including the senior officers as evidenced at the Welcome Aboard Show! Everyone seems to be happy and enjoying themselves. The entertainment was good especially the comedian, Alvin Williams. Dining rooms were quiet with excellent service and the food was very good! We cruise a lot and really enjoyed our experience on the Sky!

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Disappointing to say the least!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2015

We had to leave the cruise within the first 14 hours and fly back home due a a death in the immediate family and they did not take in consideration the situation and charged us for everything, including the future shore excursions we did not take. Very disappointing!

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Customer service not present

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jul 03, 2015

The food way okay but does not compare to other cruise lines. The cabin was not very clean and the toilet smelled from day one where the sewage lines seems to be blocked. 

  The staff refuse to explain things in a clear fashion and seem do be experts in bait and switch. I spoke to a so called accounts rep on the ship and he was dismissive of my concerns and would not explain where my credits or my account fully.    Everyone is friendly until it comes to the last night and the morning of departure, where we were treated like cattle having to move from our cabins.  The staff refuse to explain things in a clear fashion and seem do be experts in bait and switch. I spoke to a so called accounts rep on the ship and he was dismissive of my concerns and would not explain where my credits or my account fully. Everyone is friendly until it comes to the last night and the morning of departure, where we were treated like cattle having to move from our lodgings.    On the sat we were told one thing, when I went to the guest relations guest with my wife we were told another think and on the statement on the day of departure back to the original representation. These misrepresents are not proper.    Would not recommend until the rectify the above. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Take the stairs. It will help you digest all the good food you eat onboard. Take in all the shows you can. You will be happy you did.

Loved the Bistro for dinner - French Cuisine - great service

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