Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by gemcrusier: Great Get Away
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Great Get Away
This was a three generation girls cruise. I had booked a transfer to ship and let NCL know flight time , however there was no one from NCL at the airport there were other passengers arriving and no one in sight. The carnival staff was very helpful in giving us something to drink and letting us know where the NCL wait area was suppose to be as there was no one , no signs or anything set up. I later found out the first transfer was 10:30am that should have been mentioned when the transfer was booked.
Geting on the ship was smooth and easy I had been on the SKY when it was Pride of Aloha. The ship looked the same with few new touches,it now had a casino and I liked having the coffee bar near the shops.
The food was great all cruise from the dining room to the buffet. I never met my room steward , but the room was clean tidy and the girls loved the towel animals each night. The shows on the ship were very entertaining and each one was different the crew talent show was More good and I have seen the statues bit before but each time it is a little different and so funny. The white Hot Party lived up to it's name and the girls had a blast sorry they changed the T-shirts for that liked the old style better with the big wings on the back. The crew was funny, great, full of energy can't wait to do this again we had a wonderful time on the SKY. Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
Freeport was the first stop and our snorkeling was cancelled due to wind,however we never reciexed the notice and either did a few others who were waiting on the pier with us. The excursion was at 8:45 I waited until 9:00am and found a crew mwmber that is when I found out the trip was cancelled and the later snorkel trip was sold out. It is 5.00 each way by taxi to town to walk around and shop, so we just walked through the little crafts area and went to Senior Frogs.
The third stop was the private Island and it was fantastic. They had the snorkel trail man made reef in the cove also you could rent rafts, seado's, snorkel stuff. There were plenty of chairs, activities and the buffet was really well done. You used your ship card for the renting and drinks like on board the buffet was free. We had the best time there the beach was so clean and the water was so clear , on e side note wear aqua shoes the walk into the water from the beach is full of large rocks and your feet will thank you .
Our second stop was where we went to Atlantis that is one big place and you cant see it all in a day. We had the Dolphin excursion and the girls loved every minute. I had purchased a locker for the day in the hospitality center $8.00,then later found out the Dolphin area had lockers which would have been nice to know. When it came time to buy the Dolphin pictures I had to walk to the other side of the place to get my credit card out of the locker it is a brisk 15-20 min walk only to return and find out they also wanted photo ID , so I had to walk it again. I asked about the little carts driving around if I could get a ride back to the locker I would pay answer NO!!!, so my advice is keep what you need on you in a water tight holder. We missed alot of the water slides with all walking back and forth. The
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