August 2014 - Norwegian Sky to Caribbean - Bahamas
The staff on the ship were very helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and the ship was in good condition. There were many onboard activities to keep people interested. I do not recommend playing the Bingo games, they were misleading in how they were going to be played and the winnings were not worth the buy-in. The ship is not a "party" ship, but if you are in need of relaxation with some fun thrown in, this is the ship for you. We only ate in the included dining rooms, so my take on the food may be narrow. The food is passable. There are a couple of dishes that were delicious, but as a whole, the chefs fail to deliver culinary greatness. Stick to steak or pasta and you are ok. I tried the lamb and it was so bad I had to leave it uneaten. Sadly, my server failed to get back to us in a timely manner, so my husband finished his dinner and I had nothing to eat. We ended up going to the buffet so I could grab a bite. I will say that the mushroom Ravioli was quite tasty. The gnocchi with squash sauce could have been perfection, but the heavy oil that it was cooked with on the flat top left a burnt-oil flavor to the gnocchi. It overwhelmed the flavor of the sauce which actually was pure culinary genius in execution. It was a constant disappointment every evening. I will say that the buffet does have some good offerings and a fresh omelet outside on the back of the boat watching the sunrise is always enjoyable. I did order room service one night, while the menu is very limited, the food was delicious. All in all, I would like to try one of their larger ships to compare this cruise to. The freestyle cruise aspect was very enjoyable.