Best Trip Ever despite any negatives disclosed
Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Review summaryWe drove 11hrs straight and waited about an hour from parking to being on the pool deck on board the ship. (Pro tip: put on sunscreen before you pass out in a lawn chair). They let us know which in the first hour that we’d e going to Cozumel instead of the Bahamas. After visiting Cozumel I’d rather go to the Bahamas any day but I’d never been to any part of Mexico before so that sounded exciting. We took a quick nap and hit the hot tubs then the club after dinner. We’re two single guys, and let me tell you, there were plenty of beautiful ladies to talk and dance with. Not mad about that one bit! Didn’t know it at the time but key west was the best port of the trip. Very pretty town and you Americans don’t try to swindle you every step of the way like the Mexicans did. At least lost Americans won’t lol. Friend lost his iphone on the trolley and they found and returned it! Can you believe that? I couldn’t, so good vibes all the way around there. Another night at the club and we woke up to Mexico. First things first, the cops are not your friends. I mean like their only job is to try and take money from you. It happened to us. Best bet is to avoid contact at all cost. If you can make it back to the ship I’d limp back there before asking for help from locals. Now that you’ve got a good idea of the environment you can have a good time, just keep your head on a swivel. You do have to do a bit of “posturing up” to the local populace which is not really what I want to have to do on vacation plus I’m from the south and I’m generally nice/courteous as a default… but the beaches are absolutely stunning. The water is like bath tub clear with a slight tint of blue. Visibility underwater is like 25+ feet. This was in the afternoon too and as most know that’s when the water is dirtiest due to incoming tide and choppiness of the surface etc. I highly recommend snorkeling if you’re a decent swimmer. Bring or buy gear as crazy as it sounds it’s cheaper than renting plus once again they’re always trying to swindle or alter deals on you. Just go ahead and buy a cheap rig for like $8-$20 (we bought the $8) and then when you’re done give it to a local. Win/win. There’s also a lot of good deals on leather products sunglasses etc in town especially if you’re a good negotiator or speak Spanish or best if you have both skills. That being said that place gets “dark” quick. The same guy that’s trying to sell you weed is also trying to sell you heroin and girls. We didn’t investigate further but judging by the seediness of these guys it seemed like sex trafficking. Disgusting human beings who have no regard for human life. These are the people that you rent the scooters/jeeps from etc that are also friends with the local cops. This trip really opened up my eyes to how good we have it in America and I’m grateful for that! That being said, “build that wall” and I didn’t vote for the orange man. We survived and made it back on board. Cleaned up and back to the club, crew was getting pretty tired of the guest by this point and you could really start to tell. By the last day they shut down the pools by draping nets across them and shut off the WiFi. It was raining off and on more so than it was earlier in the trip so it really left everyone with little to do. Plus with out WiFi it was near impossible to coordinate with anyone you met on the ship on where to hang out. Would I do it again? He11 yes!
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Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Might be obvious for most but bring a pair of running shoes, also the ships WiFi sucks so download music prior to boarding.
Ports of call
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas Did not visit port
Nassau, Bahamas Did not visit port