Norwegian : Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by MrChocoholic
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Visit to Great Stirrup was sensational. We loved the water slide, waverunner tour and snorkeling. Barbecue buffet was plentiful, fresh and offered some delicious salads with tropical ingredients. THAT was a surprise. Lack of natural trees is commercially solved--the line accepts money for canvas wraparound chaise-lounge enclosures. Nassau visit was short, we went on our own to Ft. Fincastle, Queen's Staircase, Ardastra Gardens (Marching Flamingos!) and a late leisurely lunch at Arawak Cay Fish Fry's most celebrated restaurant, Frankie Gone Bananas. Last night at sea all of us adults won a couple of bucks in the casino (amazing!) While my daughter found happiness between the video arcade, pools and hot tubs I was content to relax on surprisingly uncrowded decks, play ping-pong, drink and dance. Now I'm ready to try Holland-America. Less
Cabin review: IC8118 Mid-Ship Inside
8118 is an inside end unit located just forward of midships on the atrium. Next to passageway with elevators connecting fore-aft main passageways. Adjacent to main stairway and elevator landing. VERY convenient, yet quiet. Cabin is smallish, storage adequate for short voyages. Bathroom minimal, little storage space, a bit of rust where water collects and paint has come off but no stains or dirt. Decently appointed although TV is old-school CRT tube type. I liked the ice bucket/tongs/glasses. Wish there was another electrical outlet.Read All Mid-Ship Inside (IC) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Told driver where to take us. Had an amazingly delicious meal: conch salad is to die for. Slow service, cold beer.
Took my kid there 50 years after my parents took me. Much nicer now, covered bench seats. Pink flamingos "march" and "perform" for visitors. Many other interesting animals on display, gorgeous landscaping with tons of bromeliads, peacocks run wild. Truly a great stop.
Brief immersion into Bahamian history and culture. Saw Government House, Parliament Square, toured Queen's Staircase, Fort Fincastle.