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Norwegian Sky

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"...The getting 5 stars for me was that the food in the main dining room and the buffets earned a big YUCK from us." in 35 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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korayk
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star

Best Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jun 27, 2014

I went with my wife the Bahamas everything was perfect a lot of entertainment going on while you are on oceean every time there is a open buffet the rooms are so clean and comfortable highly recomended.

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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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masby9885
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
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My experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Sky | Sail Date: Jun 30, 2014

My overall expererience was very good.  I was only disappointed when I booked my cruise I was asked if I was celebrating any special occasion. When I told them yes, my wedding anniversary I was then asked which specific date we would be celebrating the anniversary. I specified July 2nd to the person who booked my cruise.  I was told by numerous different people that Norwegian would do something special for us on our anniversary and we never received anything special on July 2nd. So why bother asking and getting a specific date if it truly didn't mean anything? I was really looking forward to something really special like a bottle of champagne in our stateroom at some point during the day or something special. So I was bummed about that.

 

Overall, I enjoyed my experience and hope to cruise again with Norwegian.

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another pool and jacuzzi pool and Jacuzzi's  playing some bball on the ship

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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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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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4 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Dec 01, 2014
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Sail Date: Oct 27, 2014
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3 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Jan 02, 2015
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