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Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
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Norwegian Sky

3 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 04, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Sky

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This was my first cruise but my husband has been on several. This ship, the food and the activities were mediocre. The price was great and drinks were included, which was awesome. The poold were a huge disappointent. They were crowded with 15 people in them. I wouldn't recommend bringing kids on a cruise that includes drinks. We saw private parts and heard a lot of inappropriate language feom other guests. The staff was awesome and the restaurant appetizers were top notch!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Entire process to board only took about 45 minutes. We came at 11:45 and we're on the ship by 12:30. It was a little chaotic, but there were plenty of staff to urge everyone in the right direction

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The buffet was bad. There was always a long line and the food wasn't very good (I'm not a picky person). The main dining rooms were decent. The appetizers were the stars. I had great apps. The entres were average. Drinks were included and we're pretty good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
I was again not very impressed. The game shows were cheesey, the main shows were even worse. There were 2 very small pools. These were the size of an average to small backyard pool. Nothing like ive seen on other cruise ships. The pools were the most disappointing. If you're cruising for cruise activities, do not pick this ship. The alcohol was included on this cruise which saved the entire cruise. The casino was a lot of fun.

Entertainment

2 out of 5
We went to 2 stage shows and left both after about 10 minutes. Comedian was not funny and the music act was super cheesey.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly, helpful staff. They were the best part of the cruise! Our servers, bartenders and room staff were all awesome!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
It clearly is an older ship. There was trash under our bed. The walls were all dinged and the chairs were well worn and stained.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
It is small, but that is expected on a cruise. My bed was very hard, but my husband's side was comfortable. It was fairly clean.

Ship tip

There is an ice cream machine that is awesome! Avoid the buffet whenever you can (crowded and gross). You'll want drinks included on this cruise. There just isn't much entertainment or stuff to do on board.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
We did an excursion. The Charm of the Bahamas, or something like that. It was great! We met right outside of the ship and walked about 5 minutes to a. Bus where we drove around for 3 hours seeing all the sites with a few quick stops along the way.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

4 out of 5
Nice island. There were plenty of lawn chairs, but they were VERY close together and crowded. Not a very big beach area so felt like everyone was on top of each other. We went early, and it was really nice before the masses arrived. The boat ride to the island was very rocky. Take dramamine! The buffet at the island was bettee than the one on the ship and drinks were also included on the island.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy and fast!
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