Cruise OK, but I've had better

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: June 09, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Sky
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: GTY
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The title says it all.  The ship was right on schedule at every stop.  The crew was very competent and friendly, The food was good, but not great. The entertainment was low-budget, but delightful. The size of stateroom was adequate, but not roomy. The free-style dining is a great feature and the service was good, as long as you didn't go in during a rush. Most people ate in the cafeteria.

 

However, the cleanliness of the stateroom was not up to snuff and it showed some age.  The Rest Rooms are hard to find; I could walk right by them and not see them, when they were there.   The shore excursion choices were broad, but they are over-priced.  We had a long wait for transportation and were rushed through when we got there.  The NCL private island was OK, but certainly not luxurious..

 

Our cruise was right after summer vacation from the schools began and there were a lot of unruly teenagers who disturbed us and the dining room staff could not cope with.

 

Cruising from Miami requires an expensive cab ride to and from the ship.  We won't do that again.

 

 

 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was good enough, but I've had better.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not much to do onboard, but we were at port every day.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The entertainment was low-budget. The comedian was entertaining.

Children's Programs

No Comment.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
All of the crew members were helpful, competent and friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Not too large to walk from end-to-end, and not too small to lack expected features.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It ceretainly was not as roomy as the one pictured, but it was adequate.

Ship Tip

Locate the rest rooms before you need them.

1 out of 5
Took a cab from the ship to Miami
3 out of 5
We toured the shops by the ship
3 out of 5
We took the tour of the Atlantis Hotel and acquarium. We were rushed through it.
3 out of 5
I signed up to do snorkeling, but the weather was bad and the water too cloudy.
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