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Cruise review of Norwegian Sky

bananaguy Norwegian Sky 3 SO-SO
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Admittedly, this is the oldest ship we've ever cruised on, but after going on newer ships, it's hard to go backwards. Food lines in buffet are problematic although crew tries to direct you to alternative places they've set up for food. Food itself in buffet is much like a cafeteria - lots of variety, very average quality. Ice milk from machine when you might get frozen yogurt or ice cream on another ship. Had dinner for $10 cover charge in II Adagio, the Italian specialty restaurant. Food and service were only slightly better than in main dining room. Live band only one afternoon by pool. Other times, female DJ just spun different tunes. Little kids swarmed hot tubs by pool. Compared to other cruises, crew didn't smile alot, didn't greet you when passing in halls or buffet. They were responsive if you asked them for something, although we had two requests we made by phone to guest services and we had to call back a second time. Nightly shows mostly average. Very old looking singer did Gloria Estefan tribute show. Much too loud. Good comedian. Bingo was not overly pushed - refreshing.
Norwegian Sky Cruises to the Bahamas
  • Sail Date: June 2012
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Embarkation: Miami
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Cabin review: Oceanview Picture Window

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Tiny cabin. Enough room for clothes for 4 day cruise, but not longer. Five doors away from elevators so quiet. Not a lot of kids' noise. Almost no engine noise

Port and Shore Excursions

Port
Lucayan Marketplace has some shops but not worth the drive. Nice free beach across the street Freeport looks depressed since we were there many years ago. Lots of hotels and shops closed down.
Read 1,077 Freeport Reviews
Beautiful beach and better buffet than you got on board. Horrible sewage/septic tank smell by the water all day long. Couldn't stay, had to go back to ship. Everyone smelled it.
Atlantis Aquaventure
Cost $159/person but Atlantis Aquaventure which is water park with access to the entire facility was great. The main streets of Nassau looked more depressed than Freeport. Most shops shuttered and closed.
Published 06/17/12
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