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Norwegian Sky

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Price: $     Size: M     Refurbished: 6 yrs ago    


What people said about this ship:

"On another occasion in the dining room, our server refused to wait our table." in 36 reviews.

"...either out on deck or disembarked at a destination, room service will enter their rooms to tidy them up." in 37 reviews.

"Great Stirrup Cay was lovely, and the lunch provided on the island was excellent." in 34 reviews.



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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

2 star
2 star
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Food and cost

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jul 04, 2014

The food was very disappointing.  The service charge was a bit unreasonable for a family on a budget.  We got stuck purchasing drinks on several occasions that we didn't order because no one who worked there spoke strong English, and didn't seem to understand what we were speaking.  It was not a family-friendly ship, as there were very few activities for the families.  Options for swimming included a 5 ft. pool where 8 y.o. were unable to swim as they couldn't reach or a pool that was 2ft.  Most of the activities were after 10p.m.  On the positive side, the cabin crew were excellent and worked very hard to give the children a positive experience.  Splash Academy staff were outstanding.  They contacted me ahead of time to discuss my concerns about my special needs child and they developed a plan to give my child a positive experience. 

This is my second cruise, previously on a different cruiseline.  The service charge was much more reasonable.  They had key service people who spoke very good English and if there was a problem, it was much easier to resolve.   

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

3 star
3 star
3 star
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watch out for the extras.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jul 11, 2014

By the time we finished the cruise, the extra we had to pay for were more than the cruise itself. From the time we boarded til then end everything outside of the basics food & juice. I also didn't get an itinerary of activities so that I could pack properly.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

3 star
3 star
3 star
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Enjoyable Half and half

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jul 28, 2014

The places were beautiful, we enjoyed the excursions very much, dinners at the Crossing restaurant were very enjoyable but not a big selection.

The ship itself is not that great as others we'd been. The Balcony Cabin is smaller than others. No bathrobes. The lamps in the bed were broken/cracked. Behind the curtains has not been vacuum for a long time. They did not replace the bottles of water in 2 days. I sent something to be pressed and it took 2 days and my request to take them back. The hostess at the restaurant made jokes about our last name. I'm a business person and I train my personnel in "do not ever make jokes with guest's last names". its really not professional.

If Norwegian is the only one when I can go on vacation, I'll take it; BUT, If I can choose, then I will get another cruise line.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

4 star
4 star
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4 star
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Norwegian Cruise Line

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Aug 11, 2014

Our cruise was a bit more than expected according to other reviews. Yet my husband and I have talked about our experience and we are planning to cruise with Norwegian again, this time with our grands. 

The excursions were great at all 3 ports. I especially enjoyed the Great Stirrup Cays. Quiet, yet a lot of entertainment. The Wave Runner excursion was on the money! The food was tasty, maybe step it up a notch with some sea food. Other than that my birthday week was AWESOME.....

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

2 star
2 star
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not empressed

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jul 07, 2014

this was the first Norwegian Cruise i have taken. i was not real empressed, there wasn't as many places to eat at as other lines. the pool was not open almost the whole cruise. the workers on the cruise were very friendly. it didn't seem to have as much to do as other cruise lines. i have taken 1 other cruise it was with Carnival and i realy enjoyed it. some of the other ships with Norwegian may have more but i will not be using the Sky again..

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Popular Tips for Norwegian Sky


GFJ
Purser

Wonderful omelets!

Mia
Purser

Interior staterooms very small - def need to upgrade if you're sailing on this ship

Everything is on Decks 6 and 11 so try to get a stateroom between those!

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