September 2013 - Norwegian Sky to Caribbean - Bahamas
I cashed in on a cheap deal from Travelzoo.
The base price was only $160 or the 3day from Miami to Bahamas.
Likes and dislikes.
#1 I liked the price.
#2 I liked the private island thing, (first time for a private island stop for us)
We were there late Sept, so the water was warm and the air was hot, so as long as you were in the water drinkin' booze..it was great.
#3 I liked that I ultimately didn't step off the boat until 9ish am, even though the dock time back @ Miami was 7am... I didn't feel rushed off.
#4 I liked the "open dining thing", I think.
We didn't know exactly what to expect. My wife and I only went into the more formal dining area twice, but it was pleasant both times, and both times, they seated us together alone.
#5 Bed and pillows were compfy in our basic room on 6 foward. We slept well.
#6 1st time I've seen real steel drums on a ship before. I like dat.
#1 The cafeteria food in general was not as good as RC. The variety was less.. alot of hamburgers and hot dogs.
I like my grub alot. I was always looking for something better.
Would have loved to had some ribs. Finally found them on day two @ the private island chow line, and they were really good. Salad bar in cafeteria was just a little beyond basic, I thought....Not elaborate like Fogo De Chao, Or the salads they make for you on RC in the formal dining areas @ lunchtime.
#2 On day 1, my wife and I elected to partipate in an optional PubCrawl for $25 each. It was very dissapointing. Our 'leader' ran us through the cafeteria where it was impossible to keep the group together without colliding into people, carrying plates of food. He wasn't smart enough to have us put our hands on each other's hips to "form a train" and "sing the locomotion" in order to keep us together. So I did it myself when he lead us to the next stop and had many in the group doing it and singing it. I don't think he liked me much after that. He was from Canada and I think his head might have been square. The actual drinks on the pubcrawl were in small plastic cups... lame. especially for $5 each. I liked 1 or 2 of the drinks of the 5, and many of the drinks were not drank by others in the group at all. He made us yell "whoo" alot, so as to have, and/or appear to have... fun.
Near the end of our pubcrawl, he told us he was running late & had to go to his next event and he told us how we could get our last drink ourselves.. It felt cheap, and would have been more appropriately priced at $5 for the whole thing.
#3 The TV in our "basic room" was a 13" analog TV. It worked well if you turned down the volume and used it for a night light, though..
#4 Not very good sports bar(s). Specifically, either have more than one, or have a one big sports bar. They need bigger, better TV's, more of them, and more seating.
Would I do it again?
Oh, I doubt it, and yet I wonder if it would have been all-around better if had been a 7 day cruise. Guess I'll have to see what RC's 3day is like to know.
love, SmellyKel,.. Maryland