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Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Verified Review
3 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 04, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Sky
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: GTY
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The food was very disappointing.  The service charge was a bit unreasonable for a family on a budget.  We got stuck purchasing drinks on several occasions that we didn't order because no one who worked there spoke strong English, and didn't seem to understand what we were speaking.  It was not a family-friendly ship, as there were very few activities for the families.  Options for swimming included a 5 ft. pool where 8 y.o. were unable to swim as they couldn't reach or a pool that was 2ft.  Most of the activities were after 10p.m.  On the positive side, the cabin crew were excellent and worked very hard to give the children a positive experience.  Splash Academy staff were outstanding.  They contacted me ahead of time to discuss my concerns about my special needs child and they developed a plan to give my child a positive experience. 

This is my second cruise, previously on a different cruiseline.  The service charge was much more reasonable.  They had key service people who spoke very good English and if there was a problem, it was much easier to resolve.   

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

For a tour of the Nassau island, wait until you get there. The same tour that costs $65 per person was offered by a local taxi driver for $20 per person. For some variety in eating, I would suggest the Longboard Lounge. The flyer states "snacks" but the food is full restaurant style and good.

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
We just hung out at the beach. Lunch was a bit chaotic and frustrating so I ended up eating again when I returned to the ship. Providing beach chairs for free was extremely appreciated. The beach was great. I wish they would honor the drinking laws of Bahamas (18).
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