Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Sail Date: April 22, 2013
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 0009
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
Review SummaryOur cruise to the Bahamas on the Norwegian Sky was "adequate" "nothing special"
I felt that the crew was not interested in our needs. I saw our porter only once and his ability to speak English was small. The Filipinos were very rude at times speaking in their own language. We were encouraged to purchase a whole bottle of Rum for $200.00 and were told it was cheaper than buying individual drinks. We had already purchased the drink cups for soft drinks. The balcony room was smaller than ones on other ships. The mattress was lumpy and hard. We were interested in the "freestyle dining" option but found it to be not "freestyle" at all. We were seated at an empty table for 8 and had to wait until the table was full before even being offered a glass of water.(20-30 minutes) If I were asked to compare cruise lines, I would place Norwegian between Carnival and Royal Caribbean. Royal Caribbean is far more elegant. The entertainment used voice over tracks for the singing. We went to only one show. The piano player "Barry" was very good and entertaining. We have shared 7 cruises and felt that Norwegian fell short on this one. The off boat excursions were good and worth the money. The private island had limited amenities and the "sand" was not comfortable to walk on. Thank you
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"Freestyle Dining" is not what you might think it is. The specialty restaurants had a nice menu but also had an additional cost per person. The ship is small by today's standards.