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Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by pollylib

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Norwegian Sky
Norwegian Sky
Member Name: pollylib
Cruise Date: February 2014
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Bahamas
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 0042
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Member Rating   2.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 2.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 1.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 2.0
Rates Not Rated
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Who is traveling:  Mother (52) Daughter (26) Son (22).

Boarding process:

When we got there we discovered that our cruise had approx. 70 springbreakers added to the overall population of the cruise.

The cruise staff was really unprepared for this event making the boarding process last almost 2 hours (we got there early 12:00) and giving mixed instructions of what it was to be done. When we finally got to the counter the receptionist was so annoyed with the spring-breakers she started complaining to us!

They told us once we get into the ship we could buy a beverage package. We asked for that to the lady in the counter but she said it was too late to do so. We were angry that we were going to spend that much money in beverages but we had no choice so we got in.

First day:

Luggage delivery was a disaster we had printed our luggage tags beforehand. We got only two pieces of luggage delivered to our room 0042. The third one was in front of the door of room 0142 luckily we spotted it in our way to the emergency training before someone else took it. We knew someone on the cruise that didn't get their luggage until day 3.

We had packed swimsuits to have a day in the pool, unluckily spring-breakers had taken over the pool area and we couldn't be there because the pool was so small that it barely accommodated them.

Lunch was a disaster because all the kids were throwing food to each other, so then a lady approached us offering us the: ultimate dining package, where we could eat in the specialty restaurants every night for $59 per person. She said that "given the situation" it was a very good deal because we weren't going to be able to eat quietly if we didn't get it. After what happened in lunch we couldn't agree more and we took it. We asked her if she could add a beverages package and she said no.

Dinner in: Steakhouse. It was the most expensive restaurant so we decided to try it first. Food was O.K. not great.

Second day:

We got to Great Stirrup Cay and the beach was beautiful. It was a big beach so we got to get away from the spring-breakers.

We enjoyed the day at the beach.

Then we got into the ship and had a drink in Captains Cook Bar. Drinks were good.

Dinner in: French Gourmet Restaurant. Food was great. Son asked for 32 oz steak, best we had in the cruise. Creme brulee was also exceptional.

Third day:

We disembarked in Nassau. We mostly went shopping in the stores next to the cruise but for 4 dollars you could take a cab that would take you to paradise island. We preferred to stay close to the shore to avoid spring breakers.

Dinner in: Italian Restaurant. Horrible food. Avoid.

Fourth day:

There was a tornado alert so we did not disembarked in Grand Bahama Island and tried to enjoy the pool but again spring-breakers made it impossible.

We spent the day playing cards in Captains Cook. (Which was actually entertaining). We also enjoyed live music with Duo Caribe.

Dinner in: French Gourmet Restaurant again.

Every night we had to hide in our room because the corridors were full of vomit. When we woke up they had already cleaned it but the last night things got out of control kids were shouting and drinking everywhere people had to get off their cabins to shout them up. Security personnel in the ship wasn't enough to control them and the corridors were filthy the next day.

I'm never cruising in Norwegian Sky again. Ever.

Please don't tell me I didn't warn you.


Publication Date: 03/12/14
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