Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by sutapa.ghosh

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by sutapa.ghosh
Norwegian Sky
Norwegian Sky
Member Name: sutapa.ghosh
Cruise Date: December 2013
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Bahamas
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number:
Booking Method:
See More About: Norwegian Sky Cruise Reviews | Bahamas Cruise Reviews | NCL Cruise Deals
Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates Not Rated
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Avoya Travel
American Discount Cruises
Direct Line Cruises
Sponsored Links:

red arrow

Ship Facts: Norwegian Sky Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Norwegian Sky Deck Plans
New Year on the Sea

It was a 4-day New Year cruise on the Sky-our first Norwegian Cruise. Embarkation was fast. Luggage came with a lag, but before too late. The good things about the cruise were-good crew, courteous staff, fairly good buffet food except on the first day, clean room, and excellent food and service at the Crossings (complimentary dining). Never got to try the Longboard Bar (complimentary) next to the Outdoor Buffet. They serve better food for the late afternoon snack/tea than lunch/dinner. But not very many vegetarian choices except some pasta, fruit, and salads.

Crowd is mostly a drinking and gambling one. Not much else goes on, so if you don't do either, it's boring. No rowdiness anywhere though. Stateroom areas are quiet. Limited shopping exists on this smallest Norwegian ship. The nightclub has the same crowd. The evening stageshows were mediocre, except for the Vegas Show on the final night. It was great! The ship itself is cleaned frequently so no issues there. It has a small library but it's in a very cold area-you freeze!

Freeport and Paradise Island were fun because the weather was good. Nassau is pretty avoidable. Stirrup Cay had excellent barbecue and was set up nicely, but rough weather ruined it. The tender rides to and from the ship were nightmarish. The sea got so rough that we prayed to get back safely. They said that they had no prior warning of that. Wish they had cancelled the entire trip by early afternoon. The water was heaving-we wished we had seen that through the window and not got on to the tenders at all! That left a bad memory on New Year's Eve.

Overall, we thank the cheerful and hardworking crew for looking after us very well. The freestyle cruising is suitable for young families and those who are looking for a casual vacation. For people looking for luxury, ambience, and formality, this is not the ship.

Publication Date: 01/09/14
More Norwegian Sky Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Norwegian Sky review Read the next Norwegian Sky review

Like This Review?

Register for a Meet & Mingle!
More Bahamas Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Norwegian Sky Review
NCL Cruise Deals
NCL Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.