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Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: October 01, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Sky
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The Norwegian Sky was definitely a well maintained and newer ship. Taken care of and very clean. Overall, the trip was very good and most staff wanted to make sure to at least say hi as they passed you.

The food was however, just OK...better than some lines, but doesn't really live up to expectations. The selection was limited in general, and the options for certain meals (breakfast/lunch) was low. If you have any special needs food wise (including just preferences), you would have a more limited selection than should. Willingness to change items didn't seem to be a priority to restaurant staff either in general, although one or two would want to help. The service was often slow and/or inattentive.

The guest services team weren't knowledgable, and the manager of that was extremely rude, disrespectful and offensive. She alone ruined the entire trip and would make me think hard before taking another cruise with Norwegian again.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
OK quality food, limited selection in general. Options not very great anywhere. Cagney's Steakhouse, though very expensive for cover charge, was worth a trip to. Service was great there, and the quality was improved from other places.

If you want pizza, be aware they charge you for it.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Seen one, seen them all...general entertainment/activities are the same across every major cruise line. The "White Hot Party" and closing night dance was great however, and the DJs were the best I've heard on any cruise.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Most wanted to at least say hi in passing and be nice, the stateroom steward for my room being the best. The guest services team was not friendly or helpful (or knowledgable) in most cases, and the manager was extremely disrespectful, rude and offensive and unwilling to help.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Well maintained and very clean, although navigation took some effort at first, more so than usual.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
A little dated (tube television with non-working remote), but very clean and well-maintained. Easy to get to and from.
1 out of 5
Very little to do, and for the shopping there, too touristy.
1 out of 5
Way too touristy...not much to do.

Pros: Ship quality, restaurant choices on small ship

Cons: Food, Service, Itinerary

Recommends Norwegian Sky? No.

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