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Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5
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Norwegian Sky

5 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 24, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Sky

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 0047

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

This ship needs a big overhaul or else needs to be mothballed. Staff, with the exception of one person, was very friendly and helpful.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We did not find anything exceptional about the food in the main dining room, except for the Smoked Salmon Benedict for breakfast.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
This ship is an older remodeled ship, so it didn't have a lot of exciting activities on board. We did play shuffleboard. The pool area was generally very crowded & the live band was not that great.

Entertainment

2 out of 5
The main theater has not been remodeled, thus it only seated about half on-board. If there were two shows nightly, that would help. We only had seats for one show, the magician & she was just okay.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our room steward was excellent. We had free wi-fi minutes, but the man at the tech desk was surly and not very helpful. Otherwise all staff were very friendly and helpful.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Because this is an older ship, the layout is rather strange. You had to walk through several of the specialty restaurants to get to other places on the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Our cabin was clean. The outlet in the bathroom did not work, so the only outlet was one in the main part of the cabin - not enough for today's technology.

Ship tip

Look around and find a better ship.

Ports of call

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
We did not do any excursions here. There is plenty to do on your own at Key West.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

3 out of 5
Very crowded beach area. Tried to snorkel, but not much coral or fish & what coral I saw was bleached white.

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Intended to take a snorkeling trip in Freeport instead, but not enough people signed up, so took a snorkel & sail excursion in Nassau. The boat staff was friendly, but did not give much instruction about snorkeling. Waves got up, so most didn't stay in water very long.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

4 out of 5
Did not do an excursion, but just enjoyed the shops at the port. That was delightful - not too crowded, clean, and a great Caribbean band playing.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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