Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

Great first-time cruise

Sail Date: August 06, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

We really enjoyed the cruise! It was a great first-time experience.

Pros: Great Stirrup Cay

Recommends Norwegian Sky? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship layout was slightly confusing\, but it was fun figuring out how to get to various places. The Hawaiian themed decor is a bit out of place for the Bahamas\, but the decorations were nice. Everything was neat and clean and in good repair.
Food and Dining
The food was very good. We ate in the main dining rooms every night. The food was consistently good\, and the wait staff excellent. The buffets had a good variety\, but were a bit crowded. Pizza at Il Adagio in the afternoon was wonderful\, as were the custom omelets for breakfast. There were also poolside barbecues which we didn't make it to. We also didn't try any of the extra-charge restaurants -- the food in the main dining rooms was good\, so we didn't see the need to go any fancier. The \"freestyle\" method with no set dining times was perfect for us. We loved the freedom of eating whenever the kids got hungry.
Cabin / Stateroom
Ocean view staterooms were small\, but fine for two people. It was rather tight for three.
Service and Staff
The staff ranged from very good to fantastic. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The staff in the dining rooms was particularly good.
There wasn't really much going on that interested our teenagers. We took in a couple of shows\, which were just okay. We didn't participate in any of the other on-board activities. We did catch a bit of live music; if we'd had a bit more time it would have been nice to spend more time there. We enjoyed going ashore\, and wish we could have spent longer. We most enjoyed snorkeling at Great Stirrup Cay.
Children's Programs
There wasn't much to interest our teenagers.

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