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Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by Jimmy Gimbels

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Norwegian Sky
Norwegian Sky
Member Name: Jimmy Gimbels
Cruise Date: December 2012
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: SE
Cabin Number: 9075
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 1.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 1.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 3.0
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Yes, you read the correctly. My one bedroom, aft-facing suite had a little "bonus". Very small red ants in the bathroom. Ah, the wonders of going first glass. Otherwise the suite was very comfortable but their seems to be a lake of attention details on NCL: burnt out light bulbs, an in-suite sound system with no left channel, TV in bedroom did not work. Let's just say nothing was addresses during the trip. Kudos to room steward...the room was very clean and orderly. Butler did nothing for us. Concierge (Kirin?) was a dream.

One more thing about the suite...the bed has a new pillow top mattress. Too bad the top layer in the new trendy foam. Very comfortable but but hot. That foam just absorbs body heat and never cools off. I closed the door to the bedroom and cranked up the AC to keep from being roasted in the bed.

Suite passengers have breakfast and lunch in private dining room...which is a blessing after seeing the long lines for all the restaurants.

As for the up-charge rooms:

Italian - never raised above the level of Olive Garden. Service was slow and staff was uninterested in delivery top notch service. Someone buy these people a salad spinner. Salads were swimming in a pool of water. Lifeless Ceasar salad dressing. Uninteresting bread basket. Desserts looked great but had little or no taste. The decor says nothing about "Italian."

Steak: Food again fails to raise above "Outback Steakhouse." Wait staff was simply disorganized. Kitchen waqs very slow.

Dinner took over two hours. Avoid this place.

French: Ah they got it right. Great wait staff. Great food.

Weekend cruise had a strange mix of people. First class crowd it ain't. Drunk, rude with no manners. What ever happened to "please" and "thank you"?

Sky was spic and span throughout. I prefer this size of ship compared to the mega ships. Carpet beginning to show age. Main stage shows are horrid.

Publication Date: 12/17/12
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