good, but not great....

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: October 06, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Sky
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9012
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago
Good ports...Freeport and Nassau were very commercial, nothing with an exclusive feeling. The excursions offered were standard tourist activities. More should be offered to explore the natural beauty and history of the island, if it was offered we didnt notice due to the ongoing promotions to go to the commercial conglomerates such such as Atlantis. Stirrup Cay was a pleasent suprise! The island was exclusive fun and beautiful...not real commercial. The ferry to and from the island was awful! Had to wait over and hour just to get on the ferry, and then another 30-45 min for other passengers to get settled. The onboard entertainment was minimal. Unless u enjoy losing your money at cruiseship casinos or listening to cheesy bands...there was nothing else really going on. No comedy shows, no features....other than a vegas show that was more like a vegas parody that they showed every night. The nightclub crowd was ok, the dj was good, but the setup was awkward. It was blatantly a multipurpose room with a bar(of course), and a makeshift dance area, with no real nightclub feel at all. The crew was great, like most good cruiseship or hotel staff, they do there jobs and stay out the way. The buffet was quick an convenient, nothing spectacular, just a typical buffet. The dining rooms on the other hand looked better than the food tasted. The menus had all the fancy words and dishes with hardly any flavor. After waiting extensively for water, service and ultimately a disappointing dish...we often wished we would have just went to the buffet. To some it all up it, the cruiseship entertainment , food and ports weren't great, but for the price and the 3 ports u get in 5 days, you can make it as wonderful as your imagination and pocketbook will allow you too....which we did!!!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
food was ok....nothing spectacular, just ok

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
bingo and gambling....thats it!!!


1 out of 5
basically there was no entertainment....u really had to entertain yourself

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
dont really know, had no kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
cruiseship crews and staff are always awesome!!!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
it was clean and everything functioned, but clearly one of the more basic ships

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
the smallest room ive been in ever, but it was clean, staff was efficient

Ship Tip

Have as much fun as u can on excursions because the ship offers nothing standout for evening entertainment...note to NCL, carnival has George Lopez to thank for awesome evening entertainment. Every night those comedy shows were packed! And the shows were was the highlight to every evening.

3 out of 5
didn't do anything...just flew in and flew out
3 out of 5
it rained early in the morning so we didnt make it in time to kayak thru the national forest...we went on a cheap island tour(MR T) and ended up on a beautiful beach which wa very relaxing
5 out of 5
went glass bottom kayaking and snorkeling. water was beautiful the people were great, really felt like the Bahamas
3 out of 5
went on an awesome jet ski tour, wanted to parasail but too windy, food was good, drinks and the islands natural beauty were great...hated the ferry process!
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