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Norwegian Sky is a medium ship, carrying 2002 passengers and 914 crew, and sails from Miami, Florida.

Price: $     Size: M     Refurbished: 7 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"...the were booked and the only alternative was the main dining room or the buffet which were poor." in 68 reviews.

"On Great Stirrup Cay, the lunch was delicious, and I enjoyed the choices." in 71 reviews.

"I wo n't travel ever again with Norwegian Cruise Line." in 51 reviews.


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WAY too much maintenance.

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If it weren't for the free drinks included and (some) of the friendly staff, I wouldn't even rate this a 1 star cruise. Upon arrival, they set the wrong luggage outside our door (which "has never happened in the past 9 years"). Luckily we are honest people and didn't take what we wanted from that bag and return it back in the hallway. What made us even more angry was they didn't even let us know it was there with a simple knock...they left it in the hallway for anyone to come by and take!! The man we dropped our ONE bag off with at 12pm said it'd be about 2 hours to get it, so we figured ok, give or take, we should definitely have it by 4pm, so we won't bother grabbing a change of clothes or anything. Customer service acted like they didn't even care when we called about our bag and said we would have it by 8pm, but we finally got them to put a priority on our baggage to the room. We also had to call them back because our cabin sink wouldn't drain...which they fixed right away but it clogged right away again the next day. 

 

Then there's the maintenance. Holy cow. Each day something was roped off for painting the boat, a pool was closed down for maintenance, or (my personal favorite) the front of the boat was closed on the very last night so we couldn't walk out and see the sunset. Their explanation? Oh we have to do some work up front. On the very last night?! Really?! Why the hell would you do all of this while you have passengers?!! There's got to be a better time for all of your new paint and upkeep that doesn't hinder everyone's cruise. The boat was already small enough to not keep us out of areas we should be able to go! Not to mention the pools got drained and closed off around midnight every night, which would have been nice to know. 

 

The food was crap unless you ate at a restaurant, and most of it was cold even though it was under a "heater". Needless to say, we will never go back on this ship. 

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Much more than I expected!

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I will definitely be cruising with Norwegian again! The experience was much more than what I expected. The staff were excellent, friendly and just amazing to be around. The food was delicious! There were tons of events on the ship, I was never in my room! I have been back for 2 days and I can't stop telling my friends how much fun I had! At $299 I expected a much worse experience, this was easily the cheapest, yet BEST trip I've ever been on! 

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Enjoyable

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Over all enjoyed the cruise.  I felt the food was average, a lot of hamburgers  hot dogs, and cold cuts for lunch.  The ship  was very clean, staff very accommodating.  The beds were extremely uncomfortable. Bedside lamp shades torn. I didn't feel that the services charges were not explained when cruise was booked

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It was a great vacation

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It was a great vacation , next time we  just need to Pick the ship with water slide and climing rock. The privite Island was a paradise we Just need more umbtellas.. 

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EXCELLENT

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This was my first experience with this Norwegian and I must say it was an excellent one..... From the time we bored the ship until the time we left I had nothing but a great experience...... Most definitely will do the cruise again 

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Birthday Cruise

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We joined 14 other friends on this cruise and thats what made special for us. This was a short cruise but it was enjoyable and some in our party participated in karaoke and the piano bar. Grilling on the pool deck was nice. The ship looked well maintained. We weren't impressed with the specialty dinning though. I didn't think Cagney's Steakhouse

 was worth the time or money. Thats alright there are other dinning choices.  All in our group did enjoy the stops at Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau.

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Bathroom issues

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The cruise was ok but I had a major problem with the bathroom from the first day to the end of the cruise it kept leaking and the bathroom has a constant odor smelling like urine. 

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What a weekend!,

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Great cruise from start to finish. Would do it again in a heartbeat. The only downside is that Nassau kinda sucks except for the Atlantis resort. Otherwise the crew Ned aff of Norwegian deserve a hi-five.

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NCL is no Royal Caribbean or Princess: The Pros and Cons

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This cruise was a great value for drinkers.

 

Maybe I shouldn't have been ordering fish, but all of my dinners were sub-par. The desserts were better. Dinner staff was nice, we loved our waiter Oliver. He was attentive, funny, and genuinely cared we were enjoying our meal. The buffets seemed like a potluck dinner without a unifying theme. But I guess there is bound to be at least one thing on the buffet you would like. The omelet station almost always had a long line (we aren't early risers on cruise time), but looked delicious! We never tried the sit down breakfast, but heard good things.

 

The beds were terribly uncomfortable and would un-make every time that I rolled over (multiple times a night, leaving the knotted corners in the middle of my shoulders). Although they do service the rooms twice a day, maintaining a fresh and full ice bucket. 

 

The staff around the ship were very nice. We had a great time at karaoke and the diverse crowd made it a great time. The bar staff at The Plantation Room (where karaoke is held) was also very kind. I didn't read until the end of the cruise that the bar staff aren't given a portion of the tip/fees we paid. I would have had some dollars with me to tip appropriately, had I known. Not many other people seemed to be tipping either. 

 

Can't comment on off-boat excursions, we stayed on ship because island time meant no lines for drinks and empty hot tubs! Our cruise was in early May, so we had a lot of college kids on our boat. Not sure if this is typical, but it did seem to draw a larger younger crowd on the ship than other cruises I've been on in the past. 

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NCL Sky 4 Day Bahama Cruise

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Overall value for money is good with the all-inclusive package.  Monetary figures are known in advance.  The NCL Sky had a good mix of on-board activity and choices for on shore excursions.   Food was adequate in the open/non scheduled time frames.  The specialty eating areas or scheduled, were 1 grade up in quality.

Friendly staff.  You get what you pay for.   Overall Good Experience

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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.

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.

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The drinks (water) in the room will be charged, so do not open/drink unless you want to pay for it. The water on the ship (free drinking water) tastes bad, so bring your own because you can not get bottled water with the drink package. Definitely get the drink package it is so worth it!

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