Sail Date: December 2018
This was my 7th cruise and the first time I ever sailed on Norwegian. Regrettably, I was not at all impressed. Issue #1.... the odor. This ship smells foul, not sure if it's an engineering failure or poor design or ventilation or sewer ... Read More
This was my 7th cruise and the first time I ever sailed on Norwegian. Regrettably, I was not at all impressed. Issue #1.... the odor. This ship smells foul, not sure if it's an engineering failure or poor design or ventilation or sewer storage but there are places and times on this ship that you will think you are at a wastewater treatment plant. Even when the ship is docked and you are walking along side to reboard you can smell it, and its putrid. I even asked the cruise director Jasper about it and his reply was "I dont clean this ship" The other odor issue is with Dazzles nightclub. It smells like an old dirty bowling alley. The smell is musty and like dirty feet. It really makes for an unpleasant experience. Cant Norwegian address these issues? They could at least spray air fresheners.. My other issue is with the poor selection and quality of food. From having the same stuff at the buffet everyday to chicken tenders and french fries that taste like hotdog because the oil they fried it in wasnt changed. Even the main dinning rooms menus were subpar. Lots of the same stuff on the menu everynight. And unlike every other cruise I have been on NO Lobster night. Having other issues when we boarded the ship, i requested a single bed on the pre-cruise check in. We get to our room and the single beds arent pushed together. No biggie its 130pm so i call housekeeping and ask them to fix it. Come 7pm we finnish dinner and go back to room and the beds are still not done. So i call again and finally at 9pm they send somebuddy. The 2nd night at 1am i have a "do not disturd" sign on the door and a crew member is banging persistently on my door, we are sleeping and they dont go away so i get up and they are thinking i am someone else and trying to deliver a half eaten cake to me??So i tell them they have the wrong room. Go back to sleep. 6 am the phone rings, again crew member looking for the wrong person. I'm starting to really get irritated. Do you like omelets? They have omelet stations on board but i hope you like waiting. On average i stood in line everyday for 15 min for an omelet. To give credit where it belongs the crew was all very friendly and hardworking. They were attentive and i could see them cleaning everywhere. But i think they are overworked. And i think Norwegian has cut too many corners. Its nice to have included open bar, but the negatives outweigh the positives. Even the entertainment was below the standards of Carnival and Royal Carribean and Princess. We were bored at times because their was simply nothing going on. In summary, if you have low standards you may not mind, or if youve never been on a cruise before. Me personally, I wont be returning to Norwegian. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We chose this cruise because it’s date we’re conveient to myself and my travel buddies, and the location was enticing. The ship itself overall was nice. The food options were ok (in comparison to other cruise lines). The dining ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it’s date we’re conveient to myself and my travel buddies, and the location was enticing. The ship itself overall was nice. The food options were ok (in comparison to other cruise lines). The dining experience was also ok, service was decent but the food was hit or miss. I never did have a GREAT meal from start to finish in my opinion. One thing I wish the cruise did was have a singles meetup event, (like they had for the lgbt groups) I thought it was kinda rude to have one and not another. We chose not to do any shore excursions because they seemed way too expensive for what we would be partaking in. I wish there were more cost friendly options for that. All in all, the cruise was enjoyable. There were just a few things here and there that make me second guess cruising with Norwegian again. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
Everything was great! This was actually the second time this year on the Sky. I believe my room attendant took my lottery ticket but overall it was a great experience again. The unlimited drinks is the highlight of this ship! The food is ... Read More
Everything was great! This was actually the second time this year on the Sky. I believe my room attendant took my lottery ticket but overall it was a great experience again. The unlimited drinks is the highlight of this ship! The food is also amazing! It’s best to purchase everything the first night because prices are lower. My favorite drink is the Mango Meltdown! Deal or no deal is awesome. I’ve experienced an interior room but this time I had a balcony room. The balcony room is an amazing experience. We were able to watch the sun set and the sun rise. Which was beautiful. I recommend taking to ferry boat to Atlantis. The casino in Atlantis is huge. And the beach is beautiful. The water is clear and gorgeous! I recommend the Bahamas to first time cruisers and I definitely recommend the Norwegian Sky if you like to party! Happy sailing! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
Quick cruise with some family. We live in Miami and selected this cruise because of the inclusive drink. It was chilly the first two day but overall it was fun. It's a smaller ship but enough room that you never feel cramped. It is showing ... Read More
Quick cruise with some family. We live in Miami and selected this cruise because of the inclusive drink. It was chilly the first two day but overall it was fun. It's a smaller ship but enough room that you never feel cramped. It is showing signs of age but for the price I guess it was good enough. Food was average at best. I have only been on Carnival ships and their food (selection and taste) is much better in my opinion. I found public restrooms of this ship to be a mess way too often as where Carnival always has people on top of these issues before you ever need to let them know. For the price (paid $450 for a single occupancy inside cabin) this might be the best bargain on the high seas just don't expect perfection or glamour. I would book this cruise again for a quick, fun getaway. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
A tip of the hat to whoever dreamed up the idea that you could board a ship, cruise around on the ocean, eat all you want of good food, drink all you want, dance into the night, and visit different places. What a great concept. This was my ... Read More
A tip of the hat to whoever dreamed up the idea that you could board a ship, cruise around on the ocean, eat all you want of good food, drink all you want, dance into the night, and visit different places. What a great concept. This was my second trip on the Sky and it was great. The crew does not miss anything. It is run like a well-oiled machine. They work hard to keep germs away so you don't get sick. The rooms are good and cleaned twice a day. The crew is always friendly from the room staff to the entertainers and everybody in between. Freeport is a pretty poor choice for a stop, however; I understand they are going to dry dock there in March and the contractors needed to do some measuring on the ship. I knew that when I purchased the ticket so that's the way it goes. They still had a great party on the ship during the stop. I am looking forward to booking my next trip in a couple months. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
When I first booked this cruise I was super pumped because a couple people I know have recommended Norwegian. Getting to the port and on the boat was a breeze and didn't have to wait long at all. When we got on the boat we were all ... Read More
When I first booked this cruise I was super pumped because a couple people I know have recommended Norwegian. Getting to the port and on the boat was a breeze and didn't have to wait long at all. When we got on the boat we were all directed to one of the buffet which was total chaos because there was so many people waiting in line, it was hot and very uncomfortable. Once everyone we couldn't even change in a different outfit because it took them all day to get our bags to our room so we weren't able to lay out or get in the pool. So we waled around the ship to find something to do and there was nothing. Everything opened up @ 5, so after finding out that everything didn't open up till 5 we went back to our room to check it out, just to be even more disappointed. We chose a cabin w/ out a window which was fine I wasn't expecting a big fancy room, but the room was very outdated and dirty, the light switches were ungodly disgusting I cleaned them myself because I couldn't believe how filthy they were, our bathroom door was falling apart and had rust on the bottom of the door. The bed was hard as a rock by the end of our cruise my back was screaming. Overall the cabin had good storage & Safe. Also our person who cleaned our room was fantastic and sweet. We had ate at the Buffet, both of the Main Dinings, Cafe, Steak House and Sushi Bar. I think we ate at the Buffet once the first day were they directed us, they did NOT have a good selection of food at all, I was not impressed. We ate at the Cafe for breakfast and lunch because half the food did not look appetizing in the buffet. We ate at the Main Dinings for dinner and they had good selection of food and was very yummy service was great in one area, the other dining room "Crossings" had terrible service I felt like I was waiting for my food forever, and he couldn't understand what I was saying so he kept forgetting items. After the second day of eating at the Main Dining rooms we decided to try the Steak House. Very Very good and very good service. We also tired the Sushi Bar, also very very good and also very good service! What really got to me was the entertainment on the boat, it was terrible. We didn't get off the boat for two of the locations because the weather for one wasn't the greatest and we've been to Nassau before. So we expected some activity on the boat for people who didn't get off. No there was absolutely nothing they did not accommodate to anyone who didn't get off the boat and like I said before nothing opened up till 5 like the casino or the shop. Couldn't really lay out in crappy weather. At night they would have shows but they were so crowded because they only had one giant area so half the people were standing so it wasn't enjoyable. But I've come to conclusion on this boat they have a open bar so why provide good food & good entertainment when you have a bunch of drunks on the boat? NOT IMPRESSED Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
Interiors are in excellent condition considering the fact that it was built in 1999. I expected this ship to be slightly worn out, but when I actually got on the ship it exceeded my expectations. Dining was indeed one of the finest ... Read More
Interiors are in excellent condition considering the fact that it was built in 1999. I expected this ship to be slightly worn out, but when I actually got on the ship it exceeded my expectations. Dining was indeed one of the finest experiences I've ever had in my life. The bar service considering that it's an open bar I was thinking that maybe there would be long lines, but I was absolutely wrong. there's always one or the other restaurant open to satisfy your hunger. every single crew member on the ship works really hard to make sure your vacation is filled with a lot of fun and a lot of food and drinks of course. So please be nice to them when I actually started the cruise I was not very happy about the $20 graduate d per day that Norwegian adds to per person. But by the time we departed from the cruise we were so impressed with the service that we walked around the ship, met the people who gave us exceptional service and gave them additional tips. The gratitude they expressed, was simply adorable. Al in all a perfect cruise for first timers like us. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
I chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the cost and especially because of the open bar. However, I did have to pay premium prices for the single malt scotch that I prefer. The crew were all great and the atmosphere was very ... Read More
I chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the cost and especially because of the open bar. However, I did have to pay premium prices for the single malt scotch that I prefer. The crew were all great and the atmosphere was very pleasant. At first, I didn't like the ship, but she grows on you once you figure out how to navigate her. I had some issues with the food: not necessarily the quality of it, but the fact that many items are misrepresented on the menus. The Coquilles Saint Jacques were actually Seared Scallops; the trifle was actually a Jello Parfait. And the B-B-Q sauce on the chicken was poured from a gallon jug, tasting of liquid smoke. My biggest problem with the cruise, and I think that this is now an industry standard, is that a solo cruiser cannot be seated with others. I HATE to eat alone! Yet, I had to dine alone most of the time. All it takes is a simple question: "Would you like to dine with others, or alone?" My experience with the "My Bahamian House" excursion was probably the best ship's excursion that I have ever taken. A very pleasant surprise hit me in the face on Great Stirrup Cay. When I went to check out the Tenders, the first one I saw was "The Little Norway I" That sight immediately let loose a flood of emotions and pleasant memories. I had ridden to the Cay 23 years ago on that very same tender, As I did once in St. John, Newfoundland, and Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. These two tenders rode on the bow of the S.S. Norway. With all this being said, I would cruise on the Sky again. In fact, I am booked on the Sky for a Cuba cruise for my birthday in April '19. I will do the cruise if I can find a friend to go with me, as I cannot afford the double fare. And of course, that would probably solve the dining alone problem. All in all, the cruise was great fun and I look forward to cruising the Sky again. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We Cruised with three other couples total. We had a blast. It was awsome.this was our first for day cruise. Our second cruise with Norwegian Only one complaint that I felt was, we needed a day between the ports. No resting when you go to ... Read More
We Cruised with three other couples total. We had a blast. It was awsome.this was our first for day cruise. Our second cruise with Norwegian Only one complaint that I felt was, we needed a day between the ports. No resting when you go to port three days in a row. We will just have to do another seven day cruise real soon. This ship (sky) was smaller than the getaway , so we felt boat move a bit more than our first cruise, but overall it was great. We ate once at crossing restaunts, otherwise we did the buffet and food was also great. Our room was an upgrade from stateroom to a balcony and we loved it. Our upgrade was approved 4 days before cruise what an awesome surprise ot was. It made our cruise so much nicer. The drink package with drinks included ot wonderful. HAPPY CRUISING!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
I was hesitant to go on a cruise, but just had my 25th anniversary and my wife has been wanting to go for a while. Thought I would be bored as I am a very active person. Most of my vacations are hiking, skiing or ATV riding. This was ... Read More
I was hesitant to go on a cruise, but just had my 25th anniversary and my wife has been wanting to go for a while. Thought I would be bored as I am a very active person. Most of my vacations are hiking, skiing or ATV riding. This was absolutely amazing. Cant wait to go again. This was a 3 day Bahamas cruise. Next time at least 7 days. Not a dull moment. Wave runners at Great stirrup Cay were a blast. Service on board was great, every single crew member was awesome and went out of their way to make sure we had a great time. Service and food in the Palace main dining room was Awesome. For a person that really did not think a cruise was for me....HOW WRONG I WAS. So glad we chose Norweigen for our first cruise. Already planning our next. My wife and I are hooked. Read Less
Norwegian Sky Ratings
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Cabins 3.0 3.6
Dining 4.0 3.5
Entertainment 4.0 3.6
Public Rooms 4.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 3.7
Family 3.0 3.7
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.7
Enrichment 3.0 3.3
Service 4.5 3.9
Value For Money 4.0 3.9
Rates 4.0 3.9

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