Great ship with pros and cons

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: September 15, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Sky
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago

The "freestyle cruising" really does not apply to this ship. If you would like to eat at one the restaurants, you need to make a reservation even though they say that you are able to eat there without one. To get a good time, you need to book the morning of the day prior as times fill up fast. Two couples were turned away while we were eating dinner, because they said that they could not accomodate them even though 5 of possibly 25 tables were taken. The food at the restaurants were alright. The seemed to try to have a lot of different foods that was not individually prepared well. The only thing that was basically able to have for lunch was a cheeseburger out on the back deck. The entertainment is good and there is always something to do but not much adult entertainment. They had a comedian on board that only had done one show which catered to all ages. Even though the rooms were quite small, they were not too small that you felt trapped. The bathroom rooms maximized the space that they had. There were no clocks on the stateroom or near elevators so unless you had a watch or asked someone, there really was no way of knowing. The staff was hard to communicate with has many of the staff did not speak English well. One of the staff members that was working at the ice cream shop was not able to understand what a lady wanted on her ice cream as far as flavor and toppings are concerned. Overall, this is a good ship and would recommend it.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
5 out of 5
This was by far the best port of this cruise. There is so much to do from Atlantis, Cloisters, Fort Fincastle, Water Tower, Queens Staircase, and Fort Charlotte to name a few. We had done the Pirates Tour which included a tour of the city and then of the Pirates Museum. The tour guide was very informative of the island and history of attractions on the island. The shopping along Bay Street is also exceptional. Most of the attractions you are able to walk to from the port which is nice.
Don't Miss: Cloisters, Fort Fincastle, and Bay Street
5 out of 5
The beach at this island is beautiful and is by no means over crowded for being a private island for the cruise line. The water was crystal blue and the snorkeling was exceptional out by the rocks.
Don't Miss: Snorkeling
1 out of 5
This ship's port as at the far end of the island and is no where near the downtown area which has the attractions..The only things to do on this island are the Lucaya Market and Beach. The market itself is nothing to write home about and feel really pressured by the local to purchase items. The beach is very nice and are able to rent jet skis, banana boats, and parasail. We did not do any of the shore excursions that were offered by the ship at this port. To take a taxi from port to the downtown area it was $10 for two people one way.

Pros: Entertainment

Recommends Norwegian Sky? Yes!

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