Norwegian Sky

3.5 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: M     Refurbished: 8 yrs ago    
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Norwegian Sky is a medium ship, carrying 2002 passengers and 914 crew, and sails from Miami, Florida.

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Great Family Fun

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

Horrible Service; No Activities; Filthy Beach Towels

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My favorite part of the cruise was getting off of the cruise every single day and exploring the islands.   The service from the female waitstaff and my woman housekeeper was awful.  All of the men working on the cruise were very sweet and cordial. 

 

This was probably the most boring cruise I've ever been on with very little activities and the worst "nightclub" I've ever seen.  Karaoke was in a "lounge" that looked like the rec room of a nursing home every night.  The parties and night time activities were lacking in good music, substance and ambiance.  You would have a much, much better time on a Carnival ship.

 

ALL of the beach towels are stained with other people's sunscreen.  It's absolutely disgusting.  Every day I made the staff find me fresh towels with no stains on them.  Who wants to dry off with someone else's stains??

 

The food was beyond subpar.  One night, I ordered baked ziti.  What I received was ziti noodles in a marinara sauce with broccoli and carrots and cheese shaved on top.  That is NOT baked ziti.  The buffet was always the best bet and even that left a lot to be desired.  

 

The drinks were great and the bartenders were very friendly and accommodating.  Otherwise, I'm happy I spent very little time on the ship and got to get off each day.  

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Great Family Fun

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We just got back from our Norwegian Sky cruise and had a great time.  I would highly recommend this cruise to other families with teen boys.  The all inclusive drink package for the adults was a plus as well.  We were not able to go to Great Stirrup Cay due to weather, but that was fine as there was lots to do in Nassau.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Crusing

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I thought that the activities were nice for the guests.  I wish it were more to do for my teenager on the cruise. I took my daughter to the pizza  and pasta bar which was nice but the first chef was rude to us twice.  I don't think that I would allow that to stop my cruise but it is a concern that I had when we went to the restaurant. Overall, the cruise was fine. I would cruise with Norwegian and recommend the cruise to my friends and family.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Awesome getaway!

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This was one of our first cruises and we had a blast!  The all inclusive was definitely the way to go!  We did splurge on some lattes and special dinners, but they were reasonably prices and worth it.  All the food was great, and the steak we had at the steakhouse was amazing!  I highly recommend going to the restaurants as opposed to the busy buffets. The staff was very friendly and attentive, and there to answer any questions we had.  Unfortunately we had some windy weather so we were unable to go to the private island, and had to stay in Nassau for two days.  It was a bummer, but I know they can't control the weather and it would have been a very bumpy ride.  I do wish they would have let us off the boat at night to experience some nightlife in Nassau.  In fact being let off the boat for just a few hours a day has always been my issue with doing a cruise.  I would definitely not do a cruise to any place I wanted to experience.  But we had fun walking around Nassau and shopping, and spent the second day on the beach!  The pool was great, but it was tough getting two chairs during the busy times. We started off our cruise getting massages, and they were great!  However, at the end we got a very hard pressure sales pitch to buy the products, which I didn't appreciate.  I held strong, but my husband ended up buying a $60 oil he will never use!  Sucker!  I think three days was the perfect amount of time to go.  I think I may have been going stir crazy after that. We reserved a few days to experience Miami which I was grateful for.  Overall it was a very relaxing birthday present!

 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

First time on a cruise

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Our first cruise experience and we were not disappointed.  The seas were too rough to sail to second destination but we had no problem with that.   The room was great, the food was very good and we had plenty of time to relax.  It would have been nice to see more shows other than just at night time.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great First Cruise

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As someone who never cruised, other than The Spirit of New York or New Jersey, I was Very Impressed! The All-Inclusive is a win/win deal. Especially after being hustled on the Island of Nassau, it was refreshing to know there were no hiding fees or anything on the boat or on Stirrup Cay. I recommend it for Families of all ages. There was something for Everyone! I travelled with my kids, my niece and my sister. Our ages ran from 12 to 44 and each of us enjoyed ourselves greatly! My suggestion to anyone thinking about it is Do It Do It!!

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Spring Break Get Away

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The Cruise Ship was above expectation. Cabins clean, Food Buffet Great & delicious with a lot of variety, Entertainment Super & Service wonderful. 

Free Open Bar was a very good idea. Going back to The NCL Escape at the end of this month, thats how much we like it. NCL great Company. 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Super fun trip!!

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After sailing on the Escape last year, I had lesser expectations of the Sky because it was older and smaller.  My expectations were wrong.  Very nice ship and frankly, the layout was better than the Escape - especially the pool deck.  Also loved the open air seating on the aft deck for dining.  Was a great place to hang out for meals and at sunset. Lovely ship and crew! 

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Good time and a quick getaway

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Love the relaxed atmosphere of this cruise.  Eat when you want, where you want. The specialty restaurants were highlight of the cruise for us.

 

Private Island is wonderful...if you want to get away from the crowds off the ship keep walking...main beach is packed but there are 3 other ones that had less and less people as you walk.

 

Freeport and Nassau are your typical bahama's ports of call.  We took a cab or a shore excursion to a beach and had fun.

 

The ship is old.  There is only one ship older in the NCL fleet.  It is kept up nicely though, but there are spots where the ship shows its age.  Cabins are narrow and feel cramped.  However, this is short cruise...with free all inclusive drinks...how often do you go on a cruise and know that you can sit at the bar drink your beer, wine, rum runners, or rum and coke and know it won't show up on your ship bill when you leave the ship?

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MainelyVoltage
Contributor Level: Purser

We found a little gem on Deck 11 in Il Adagio for breakfast. They serve made to order omelets, and waffles. It's quiet and there wasn't much of a line. It was quaint, and not a lot of people went up there to eat. Most people hit the buffet for breakfast.

savrine1
Contributor Level: Purser

There is a hot tub at the very front of the ship on level 12 that no one seemed to know about. Perfect for a peaceful night with few people.

AnthonyFeria
Contributor Level: Purser

We will not recommend this cruise our friends and family. I hope that this was an isolated incident and the service we rec'd was from people who were training and did not perform well. Guest services should field their calls better especially if they have a guest who is off to a bad cruise.

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Price

M

Size

Jan 1999

Built

8 yrs ago

Refurbished

2002

Total Passengers

2.19

Crew to Passenger Ratio

10

Number of Decks

966

Total Cabins

30

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