Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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2 out of 5

Don't bother

Sail Date: August 29, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We boarded the Norwegian Sky on August 29. Our first impression of our balcony stateroom was that it was slightly smaller than we are used to. This was our 10th cruise - 8 w/Princess and 1 w/Royal Caribbean so we are not first time cruisers. The storage in the room is awful. No drawers and a very small closet. Also the refrigerator is stuffed full of alcohol which leaves no room for your own items. We had to ask twice to have everything removed as my husband and I are non drinkers. The toilet was not very sanitary even after the room steward had cleaned it. There was also a strong smell of urine constantly emanating from it.

Our next experience was the food. Over the 3 days we ate in the 2 of the diningrooms (Crossing and the Palace) and the buffet. The food was just "ok". The buffet is set up horribly and people were constantly bumping into eachother. However, we did enjoy the freestyle dining option.

The pools were small and overcrowded. All the children were in the "adult only" pool and whirpool tub.

The deck entertainment consisted of spanish/latino music blaring from the speakers. It only catered to the South Beach Miami crowd, which seemed to be 80% of the ship.

The best part of the cruise was the comedian - Tim Kaminski. We caught all his shows. Definely a must see. Also the dancers are quite good. Only saw one show though.

Deck 7 has an awful sewage smell around the whole deck. Especially at night which was when my hubby and I like to walk the deck.

We will probably not cruise w/Norwegian again.

Pros: Comedian

Cons: Food

Recommends Norwegian Sky? No.

Food and Dining
freestyle dining is great
Cabin / Stateroom
Ship Quality
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Nassau, Bahamas
Didn't see Nassau - went to Paradise Island
Don't Miss: Atlantis at Paradise Island

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