Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

A decent cruise for the money

Sail Date: February 22, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

I've cruised multiple times but this was my first cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines.  Overall, the experience was positive.  The staff were always friendly and helpful. The public areas were nice and appeared to be well maintained.  The food and service in the main dining halls was good and food temperature was overall good.  The food temperatures on the buffet restaurants on the 11th deck were very inconsistent especially for breakfast.  On three different days, scrambled eggs were runny and the temperatures (like the breakfast meats and potatoes) were cold to barely warm.   I'd definitely recommend a dining hall for meals ( or the custom omelet area for breakfast).  The bars were well staffed and the lines were reasonable.  If you go for dinner at a dining hall and it's busy, they will ask if you would share a table.  You may want to consider waiting for a table rather than being seated with other couples.  One night we dined with two other couples at a large table.  Halfway through the main course,  one of the couples had a drunken make-out session at the table and left when they realized they were making a scene...awkward. 

Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin was clean. The bed was comfortable. The carpet had rust colored stains in multiple areas. The furniture was functional but showed significant wear.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
We were unable to go to the private island -- tenders could not operated due to wind
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Food temperatures were very inconsistent on buffets. Things that should be hot were warm or even cold. Things that should have been cold were room temperature or warm.
Miami, Florida
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Nassau, Bahamas
Take a #10 or 12 bus round trip from downtown for an inexpensive tour of the island. $2.50 / person
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Unfortunately, we didn't get to go to Great Stirrup Cay. NCL uses tenders to get to the island. windy = no island.


This is an all-inclusive cruise. If you are sensitive to people who have had too much to drink, this might not be the cruise for you. They can be easily avoided by simply moving to an area where the bar is not open.

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