Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Just an OK cruise

Sail Date: October 01, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

Pros: Ship quality, restaurant choices on small ship

Cons: Food, Service, Itinerary

Recommends Norwegian Sky? No.

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
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
Well maintained and very clean, although navigation took some effort at first, more so than usual.
Cabin / Stateroom
A little dated (tube television with non-working remote), but very clean and well-maintained. Easy to get to and from.
Food and Dining
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.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Very little to do, and for the shopping there, too touristy.
Nassau, Bahamas
Way too touristy...not much to do.

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