Ship: Norwegian Sky (RETIRED) 139 Reviewed: 7 years ago
We were a group of 150 who went to Alaska.Embark/Debarkation: small terminal in Seattle made it painless, fast & easy.Ship decor: simple, very Scandinavian, no frills.Atrium: small, nothing great.Cabins: small, limited closets/drawers. Don't get the AA or S1 category, the queen-size bed is hard as a rock & extremely tight. You're better off with category A. All the cabins are small except the P1 category, which is wonderful.Reception Desk: forget it. Try calling at different times, ask the same question & see how many different answers you'll get. They are not knowledgeable. Their accent sounds harsh coupled with no smiles, it comes off like a brush-off. The trainees are better.Kids/Teens: very limited. The "Zone" disco for teens is small & nothing compared to other cruise lines.Lounges: Very few. Closes early. Bar service takes a long time to get. The Observation Lounge is beautiful.Restaurants: few onboard. The Horizon Restaurant is beautifully decorated, the only luxurious room in the entire ship. Food is passable, no pizzaz. No great service from the waiters, very impersonal. No 24-hour cafeterias or pizza bar open, only room-service with limited menu.Midnight Buffets: not many & not elaborate at all. Held in the atrium, which is very small. No fantastic buffets done on the last evening like the other ships. It's just like having a snack!Activities: definitely nothing after 2 a.m. Pretty dead.Overall impression: If not for our merry group, it would have been blah! We all had a great time because of each other's company.
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