5 Night Bahamas

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

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

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was my wife and my 22nd cruise, this time to celebrate her 70th birthday. It was actually our 4th on NCL but our last trip on this line was a long time ago so we were tagged as first-timers. NCL now only gives credit for cruises taken within the past year. Anyway we were quite disappointed in service overall, especially in the bars but the food was as good or better compared to other lines. We would have preferred an assigned dinner seating but that is not available anymore. We particularly enjoyed the shows but with only one show per night the theatre could not come close to holding the people that wanted to see them. Every one was standing room only. As a karaoke singer, I was pleased to see that karaoke was offered every evening. However, the streaming service that they use was by-far the worst that I've ever experienced. The selection of songs was so poor that it was hard to find anything to sing. Many of the most requested karaoke songs just were not available. Then many times, the words and the music became out of sync, I guess because of the slow internet. That really frustrated many singers and the DJ's were obviously very inexperienced and just didn't know what they were doing, which didn't help. Finally, I booked one of the premium restaurants the night of my wife's birthday but the service was so bad that we had to ask our waitress a couple of times what was taking so long. Even though I mentioned that it was my wife's birthday, there was no offer of a desert for her. This was nothing like other lines we typically sail on.

Embarkation

4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Of the 22 cruises we've been on, this outside stateroom was the smallest, square-footage-wise since the ships of the 70's & 80's. It hardly had any drawer storage but since it was only a 5 night cruise, we managed.

Ports of call

Key West, Florida

4 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

4 out of 5

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