It was pretty good
Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Sail Date: September 08, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Sky
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Review SummaryAlthough, the staff were incredibly polite and sweet, the actual product was not that exciting. The menus were bland. The talent was amateur - the dancers were often unengaged and displaying poor/ lazy technique. The night events were swarming with teenagers which made it actually uncomfortable to enjoy any of the parties. The White Hot night for example was predominantly teens bumping and grinding and their parents running in after them.
Lastly, the ship was not actually set up to accommodate children. I feel that the staff made an attempt to do so but that they were not generally accustomed to doing so. For example- my 4 year old was not once served his beverages before dessert (meaning it took throughout the appetizer and main course to get it). They also repeatedly served the children their meals before anyone ever got an appetizer which made it very stressful since they would be finished way before the rest of the party. Every single night, they gave out coloring books/menus without any crayons. Lots of silly things added up to make the evenings out kind of stressful.
Food and Dining
There was also a severe lack of variety.
The comedian was the best part of their line-up.
The children's pool was a rectangle filled with salt water that basically served as a place to put children so they would not bother adults.
Teens were all over what should have been adult parties. Perhaps if they had their own parties, it would have been more appropriate.
Overall - not a great children's cruise program.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Snorkeling.
Don't Miss: Atlantis - Predators Lagoon. It is a larger outdoor lagoon that is swarming with many species of sharks and fish that will take up to 2 hours to walk through viewing!
Pros: There were plenty of children on this specific sailing date which was great considering we sailed with both of our young children.
Cons: The overall quality of everything was a lot lower than other ships we have been on (Norwegian Dawn for example)