May 2017 - Norwegian Sky to Caribbean - Bahamas
Embarkation/Disembarkation: Could not have been easier….NCL knows how to do this….when we first entered the room I thought "whoah" Disney lines….but we were moved right along and 15 minutes later were boarding. Disembarkation: Just like the Epic….was in wonder when we asked about it and was told once declared cleared just take your luggage and "walk off" hello? That easy no rooms to go to no lines to stand it….NOPE and it works…..we just walked off and in approx 5 minutes were walking out the door at the port….no customer paperwork to fill out UNLESS you have something to declare, and the customs officers are standing at the end of the line and just check your passport and off you go!!!!!
Room 9064: right next to elevators aft this was really handy for going straight up to the buffet area, and got no noise at all from hallway that bothered us: small room but bed for third person NOT GOOD on most larger ships the couch is the size of a regular couch but on Sky it’s a very small couch;and on the Sky balconies have a large round window adjacent to a single glass door; balcony good size.
Main Dining Room: Loved being seated right away each time we went whether breakfast or dinner (did not eat lunch in main dining room at all). Breakfast was great…everything we tried was delicious and they had regular home fries (they called them country potatoes) and not the deep friend hash browns other lines serve. Dinner had the usual fare and again excellent service and no complaints there, how can anyone complain if you don't like it…..they will go above and beyond to make it right …..
Casgney's Steakhouse: We sailed on Mother's Day weekend so my daughter splurged on specialty dining for the three of us…..WONDERFUL…..I had the ribeye, daughter NY strip; granddaughter filet mignon…..all excellent!!!! And Dessert lets not even talk about how good that was.
Music: Did not attend main shows, but the music we listened to: Aldo/guitar was excellent he could sing anything;Al/:Piano Captain Cook's excellent;El Sol very lively. Loved the Plantation Club on 12th floor hidden gem, where they held Karaoke, my personal favorite, and it was fun!!!!
Bartenders/Bars: OK Sky is a 3 night cruise on the weekend and everyone on the ship has "open bar pkg" no cards to show, nothing to sign, everything (except top shelf there is an upcharge for those) Crown Royal, Titos, included in our pkg……so no worries the stuff wit the upcharge is REALLY top shelf…..and the service never begged for any drinks service was above and beyond!!!!
OK hope any of this helps and I have just gone back to NCL again and as far as I'm concerned I will continue to sail with them as one of my preferred cruise lines!