April 2014 - Norwegian Sky to Caribbean - Bahamas
This was the best cruise I have ever been on. I went with my parents, sister (13) and brother (11). It was an amazing experience. The first day (Monday) we boarded the ship very early, around 11:30. I would highly recommend this. There were no lines for anything and we were past the tickets, luggage, passports, etc. thing in 15 minutes. Then, they take your picture and you are able to walk on board! When you walk on, there is music playing and tons of baloons and there are workers dancing and welcoming you. There is also a worker spraying hand sanitizer on everyone, which I loved. We were on the boat at about 12 pm so it gave us 5 hours before we set sail. We had a nice, relaxing afternoon by the pool. For the muster station drill, everyone reported to their stations and workers immediately after checking in brought families with children into a big room for areas for children to sit down and not get fussy. This was a great idea. We set sail at exactly 5 pm. Since I had been in the pool, I took a shower. It was pretty small, but that's to expect. I shared a room with my brother and sister and it was great because there was a pull out couch and two twin beds. My parents room had a queen size bed and a pull out couch. It was comfortable. After getting ready, we went to dinner at The Palace. It was very good! After eating, I went to Entorage, the ship's teen club. (I am 16) it was great! The two workers there, who went by Ace and Sticks, were great with us and were very friendly. We played games and I got to meet a lot of people, which was one of the highlights of the cruise. The second day(Tuesday) I woke up and we were docked at Great Stirrup Cay. My family and I got on the first tender to the island and spent the whole day there. It was great. There were tubes, jet skis, parasailing, and an Eco- Tour which I would recommend for little ones. There were also cute little shops there. Lunch was included that day. We had to be back on the boat at 5 that day. I went out to dinner at Crossings, again very good food. I went to the teen club and we played games, talked, and went out after. The third day (Wednesday) was Nassau. Most of the people went to Atlantis, but we did not because it was overpriced and WAY overcrowded. So, we took a tender to Blue Lagoon Island. It was amazing there. The beach was beautiful. There were floats, kayaks, water slides, pedal boats, and everything you could imagine for kids. There was also snorkeling which I thought was amazing. I would recommend the snorkeling for kids 8 and up because walking out is very rocky and slippery. But once you get out there, it is amazing. You see so much! Lunch was also included with the price that day. There was also a Swim With the Dolphins and Sea Lion Exhibit but we didn't do it because we swam with dolphins on Thursday. We were back on the boat at 5 and we went to the Longboard Bar for a small dinner. Then I went to the teen club and then to Norwegian Sky's White Hot Party. I could easily say it was the best night of my life. Starting at 10, everyone on the boat dresses in white and heads to the Pool Deck for a party! It was amazing. The fourth day(Thursday) was Freeport. We took a bus ride and then a boat to a little island to SWIM WITH DOLPHINS. It was amazing. You have a free swim with the dolphins for about 10 minutes, then you watch them do tricks, then you teach them tricks, then you take pictures with them. It was a great dolphin experience, but if you do go do not hang on the dock, there is fire coral which makes you very itchy. The workers were good about it and put vinager on you and it went away. Back on the boat at 4 and it started raining at around 5. Went to Crossings again for dinner. Went to teen club. Woke up the next morning (Friday) back in Miami. Cried. It was the best vacation ever and I hope you choose the norwegian sky for your next vacation!!!!!