Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4 out of 5

Great getaway

Sail Date: May 11, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

This was my first cruise experience and it was a girlfriends' getaway. I was never sold on cruising but decided to give it a try. From the moment we stepped on board, we were treated with extreme courtesy and the attitude of making our cruise as pleasurable as it could be.


The ports were set up in such a way as to make our trip as enjoyable as could be. While Freeport was a disappointment the other ports increasingly thrilled us. In Nassau we met Marco of Marco Polo Tours who for a nominal fee gave us a phenomenal tour of the island. Highly recommend him to anyone. But Great Stirrup Cay was the highlight of the trip. We were only there with our own shipmates. While the main beach was fun we wouldn't have had a complete day without making the tram ride out to the lagoon. What a peaceful, serene setting in which few took advantage.

I have read complaints about the staff but we didn't find one single person to have objection to. As can be seen in other reviews, there are LOTS of language barriers but nevertheless, it was easy to see they wanted to please you even if they failed to understand. Everyone was attentive and made it seem like you were their primary concern.

The comedy act, Andrew Kennedy, was a great asset but I must admit, the Vegas Show made the trip. The singers and dancers are bar none the best of the best.

Yes the ship is showing a little age but unless you're a complete snob who belongs on some luxury cruise rather than this one, there wasn't anything outstandingly complaint-worthy.

The only downsides I could see was my friend and I are settled and in middle age. Lots of the activities were geared towards the party crowd who were in abundance but we enjoyed sitting back and watching them, reminiscing about our days at their ages. The other is the food was mediocre but never bad.

I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone unless you're expecting to be pampered and have a Kardashian attitude. Norwegian really has this cruise thing down!


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Ship Quality
You could see chinks in the armor but nothing bothersome.
Food and Dining
Mediocre but never had a bad meal.
Service and Staff
Very willing to go out of their way to make you feel welcome.
DO NOT miss the Vegas Show.
Onboard Activities
Some were geared specifically towards particular groups but there was plenty of other things to concentrate on if you weren't interested in a particular activity.
Destinations and Excursions
Freeport was okay but the others were phenominal.
Cabin / Stateroom
Great location, roomier than I expected upon reading other reviews.
Miami, Florida
Didn't have much of a chance to really tour Miami but what we did see was okay.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Boring, flat. No real attraction.
Nassau, Bahamas
Lots of great historical sites. Lots of variety of local flavor....don't miss Oh Andro's at the Fish Fry!
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Couldn't have imagined a better secluded paradise.


Do as many of the games as you can. I failed to do so and regretted it every moment. The Deal or No Deal was especially entertaining.

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