Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

Good First Cruise

Sail Date: July 18, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

We had a great first trip on Norwegian Sky. The ship was a good size for first-timers. The Teen Zone was great for our 13yr old but the activities in the Tween group for our 11yr old were not as good. Overall we had a great time. The islands were beautiful with much to see. The array of excursion options was incredible-something for everyone. The entire crew was very friendly and helpful.

Pros: Relaxing, not a huge ship for first timers

Cons: Smaller ship, kids activities (10-12 yr old group)

Recommends Norwegian Sky? Yes!

Ship Quality
Perfect size for first time cruisers. All the public areas were very clean. Staterooms were made up nicely and the crew took great care to make us feel comfortable. They even turned down the beds at night and left creative towel animals on our beds. Some areas were showing their age - in as far as needing repairs, but overall things were pretty well-kept.
Cabin / Stateroom
See ship quality for comments.
Children's Programs
As mentioned above the Teen Zone for 13 & up was great. Our 13yr old had a great time exploring the ship with different activities. The Kid Zone, in my opinion, has too large of an age range (2-12). Though the group is split into different ages there didn't seem to be many age appropriate activities for the Tweens (10-12yr olds) so our 11 yr old didn't have as many activities to do.
Service and Staff
OMG - what more is there to say? They were awesome!
Many entertainment options available. We are not "partiers" or "clubbers" so these options didn't really interest us. The shows that we did see (comedian, variety show, and broadway review) were great.
Food and Dining
Buffets were wonderful! We spent most meals eating from the buffet because of the variety for the kids. We did try out a few of the specialty restaurants on our own when the kids didn't want to eat with us or were at activities. The food was extraordinary!
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Went onto island for short time but didn't venture too far past the shops due to the excessive heat.
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Awesome time was had by our entire family! Snorkeling and swimming was great. Beautiful day!
Nassau, Bahamas
Did lots of walking through shops. Not much of a shopper but it was fun to look around. Another very hot day in town so we didn't stay too long.

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