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Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Sky

4 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: April 17, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Sky

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 0250

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

We did a food tour in Nassau that was the major highlight--this was booked through another company and not the cruiseline. I would recommend the cruiseline offer such excursions as it was a great way to see and experience real local culture. We didn't get to go to Great Stirrup Cay due to bad weather, but our excursion (this time booked through NCL) to Blue Lagoon Island more than made up for it. We loved the protected shallow waters and dolphin encounters. Freeport was a bust because of a flopped tour (again booked through another company), so we would recommend either sticking with the cruiseline excursions or doing some thorough research on other options. Food (always a 3-course meal!), drinks (unlimited!), and entertainment (VIP Band and comic Vince Acevedo) on the ship were excellent. My husband and I got a balcony room and can't imagine anything else--being able to sit on our own "private deck" was relaxing. We much preferred hearing the ruckus on the upper decks from a distance and enjoying our mojitos in relative quiet. Would cruise with Norwegian again.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Comfortable, just enough space for two people. It was always clean and welcoming. Our attendant, Nestor, did a great job!

Ship Tip

The main dining rooms (especially Palace) are more relaxing than the buffets. And complimentary wine is bottomless there--they keep topping up as long as you keep drinking. We only did the buffet once because we had to get breakfast in a hurry before heading out to an excursion. Good food, though.

Ports Of Call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

3 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas

3 out of 5
Didn't get to go due to bad weather. We ended up paying more money because we had to tack on a new, unexpected excursion in Nassau. But, Blue Lagoon Island was great.
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