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Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Sky

5 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 10, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Sky

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 9073

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This cruise was beyond my expectations. It was relaxing and it really defined a true vacation. We were pampered and we did not have a care in the world. Hated for it to be over.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
organized and quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The buffet was okay. People can be rude and jump line. The specialty restaurants were GREAT!! Cagney's was the favorite!! The manager at Cagney's Steak House was very friendly and made us feel special.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Enjoyed playing Deal or No Deal even though I didn't win. The hot tub was fantastic. Recommend using hot tub when at a port especially at Great Stirrups Cay. The crowd is off the ship. Otherwise, the pool area is crowded.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The entertainment was fun and enjoyable. Again the people on the ship can be very rude. A lady almost ran over my wife to get seating. Then she tried to reserve seats for her family, which is against the rules. The cruise line should find a way to control the crowd before someone gets seriously hurt or get into a fight.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service was great! My wife and I constantly went in and out of the room. Sometimes to take a nap before the next onboard event. Each time we returned to the room the room and bed was cleaned. The staff was very friendly. On the first day, when the Local Bar and Grill opened, I tried to get a soda and the bartender told me, "No sodas, only order from the bar." The next day we were able to get sodas. I think he was lazy because he didn't want to walk to the soda machine. That was the only negative experience.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was very clean. The railings needed to be wiped down. They left a sticky film on your hand, however with over two thousand people onboard this was a minor issue.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
A VLOG stated these rooms were tiny. My wife and I found these rooms to be spacious, comfortable, and clean. Our cabin steward was always attentive to our needs. We always had clean towels and felt relaxed.

Ship tip

Ask questions early. We received chances for raffles and giveaways, but they never had complete information. There was a jewelry giveaway, the flier said at 11:30am. There wasn't a location or date. I asked guest services and they did not know. They told us to ask the person in charge of the jewelry but that was not easy either because of the schedule of events. Coming off an off board excursion we were given a chance to receive a free watch. I asked where will this be located. The person did not know. What time will it be? He did not know. The next day I went to the watch shop and asked and he told me I missed it.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
For the most part the people were friendly and gave good advice.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

5 out of 5
We walked around and enjoyed the shops. It was great!!!

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Took the land and sea tour. The sea tour was FANTASTIC!!! The land tour was okay. We went an area that had small shops by a fort. Not much to see. Then we went to Atlantis. Really wanted to see this place, but only had 30 min. Could have left out the fort tour.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Perfectly setup, relaxing, and the food was great!! I will definitely try to do this again!!! I did not realize this was complimentary. Excellent way to relax!!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Disembarkation was simple and easy. Then there was a bus waiting to take people to the airport. Fantastic!!

Traveler Photos

Atlantis Beautiful and clean beach Beautiful views from the cabin or restaurants. Early morning view!!
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