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Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: February 22, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Sky
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 4230
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Tip

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.

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Take a #10 or 12 bus round trip from downtown for an inexpensive tour of the island. $2.50 / person
1 out of 5
Unfortunately, we didn't get to go to Great Stirrup Cay. NCL uses tenders to get to the island. windy = no island.
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