Good first time cruise

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Cuba

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5
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Norwegian Sky

4 Night Cuba & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 02, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Sky

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9068

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise. It was enjoyable. Fun to have all the different nationalities of staff.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining rooms had slow service and they seemed understaffed. Food was ok. Buffet often was better. Pasta salads surprisingly good. Would have been nice to have pretzels or snacks at bars.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Pool ok. In port every day so didn’t use much


3 out of 5
Comedian, some pool music. Battle of the sexes well done

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
Good. Did a good job including kids with special needs.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It was sufficient. Older ship. Needs more outlets. Fitted sheets would be good-they we’re ripped and kept sliding off the bed.

Ship tip

Enjoy at least one of the better restaurants.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
Fun to see South beach and little Havana. Didn’t need to see much else.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Very pretty. Enjoyed cabana

Key West, Florida

3 out of 5
Trolley ride


3 out of 5
Havana was very interesting, but our tour was cut short. It took two hours to get off the ship, which was hard for our daughter with special needs and it affected the tour. We had such a short time there that the Norwegian tour was outrageously priced for what it was. I would book privately next time and get off the ship early. It was a fiasco. If you’re going to visit Cuba, don’t do the one day, do a cruise more geared toward all of Cuba.


2 out of 5
Slow and we were given no one to contact for our daughter’s needs after getting on the ship.
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