Disappointment, Full of Intoxicated Spring Break Students,

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
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Norwegian Sky

4 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 09, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Sky

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 0067

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review summary

We felt duped. NCL claims it is a family friendly cruise line. This was not our experience. Majority of those on the ship were on Spring Break and drinking heavily. We did not feel like our 2 year old son was safe. For this reason, we left the cruise ship early, and flew back to Miami. I

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Overall, the food was great. Cagney's Steakhouse was excellent!

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
We attempted to utilize the kids pool, but it was full of intoxicated college students (and at times, the remnants of the drinking (e.g., beer bottles, drink cups).

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
We used the children's playroom one time. There were limited toys for our 2 year old, but it was good to have a safe space to go.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Overall, the service was wonderful. We encountered a few staff who were not friendly, but the overall presentation of staff was great.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Overall, we were happy with this.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Size was and cleanliness was fine. Due to the location of our cabin (below restaurant/bar), it was not ideal. There was constant noise due to those drinking above us and we had a drink spilled onto our balcony while we were out there.

Ship tip

Not to sail in March when Spring Break is happening. It was not a family friendly experience.

Ports of call

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas Did not visit port

The winds were too high, and we could not get off the boat.

Nassau, Bahamas Did not visit port

We left the ship to fly back to Miami, due to our dissatisfaction with the cruise experience.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island Did not visit port

We had already left the ship.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
The staff was extremely helpful when we decided to leave the boat (e.g., helping us complete the appropriate paperwork, working with immigration).
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