A great weekend getaway

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
3 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 19, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Sky
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9012
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I had not been on the Norwegian Sky in several years and was happy to see that the boat is aging well.   Norwegian's private island makes this trip worth it in itself as they have added more areas to the island and offer a lot to do.  Take the waverunner excursion - the local guides show you a lot of the surrounding area and even allowed a small time to get into the water and dive for starfish.   Nassau, having been there many times, is not my favorite port of call, but there is always something you can do there.  We spent the morning shopping and then went back and had the boat to ourselves seemingly until about 3 p.m.   The entertainment band, Hotwire, was a great respite and provided hours each day of good entertainment.  They can cover a lot of music genres.  The evening shows were very good considering it's a short hop cruise.  The only thing that keeps this cruise from getting 5 stars for me was that the food in the main dining room and the buffets earned a big YUCK from us.  We ate at Cagney's on the first night and were very happy with our choices there.  The second night we ate in the main dining room and got up and left because service and the food was awful.  We spoke to the maitre' d about it as we were leaving and they actually offered us a night at Le Bistro.  Room service had a great BLT, although it took over an hour mid-day to receive our order.  Embarkation and debarkation were a breeze - I like that NCL let's you pick the time you wish to debark with appropriate tag colors.  For the money, this was a great little weekend getaway.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Don't forget to check out the italian restuarant in the morning for breakfast - great waffles and the line is short.

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Take the waverunner excursion. The local guides are terrific and the scenery is amazing.
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