This was our 4th cruise but the first on Norwegian. I found a great deal online and a real good deal on airfare. Reading past reviews I was worried this would not be a great cruise. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised. The best embarkation and debarkation we ever experienced. It took 10 minutes to get on the ship and maybe 15 to get off. Awesome!! Everyone was friendly and a very nice welcome onboard. The ports were so much better than the Mexico ports we have been in. The private island was the best. Most relaxing time and we played volleyball which was a blast. Tendering went fast too. We went to two shows. The Broadway dance show and the comedian. They were both excellent. We had an inside cabin this time and we were glad we did. We were in ports during the day and on the water at night so we didn't really need to have one. The cabin was small but okay for two. We had plenty of room for our luggage because we have learned to pack light. Our cabin was always ready for us when we returned everyday. Our cabin was in the back of the ship on the 10th floor. We like the location because we were close to dining, buffets, and entertainment.
To the food, well not the best on the buffet but okay. It was the same thing just about everyday. The burgers and the fries were the best. We didn't eat much for lunch anyway since we were in the ports so we only ate twice a day most of the time. The fruits were always great. Fresh pineapple, melon, apples, bananas, apricots, ect. Other cruise ships have better buffets. Fresh made omelettes for breakfast was our favorite. We always had these made at the sports bar since most didn't know that they had these there. We never had a line. Some of the other food was cold there since they had a little mini bar so we always had our omelette made and then went to the Garden Cafe buffet to get the rest of our breakfast. They had hand dipped ice cream that was a favorite of my husband. We paid for Cagney's Steakhouse one night but it was wonderful. I would recommend this to anyone. It cost an extra $20 a person but was worth it. We had prime rib that was out of this world. You can also pay an extra $10.00 and get Lobster but we didn't. We did eat at Crossings three times and food was good and service was overall good. One night it was real slow. It took about 1 1/2 hours to eat. Make sure you have plenty of time when you go there. We never ate at the Palace. You do have to have jeans or pants to eat dinner and not shorts at the dining rooms.
The ship was very clean. The cleanest we have ever been on. The decor was fine with us. It was bright and Bahama like. We used the hot tubs twice and met some real nice people. The casino was nice but of course came out losing. I don't think there is too many slot winners. They offered a special deal on this cruise so we deposited money down for another three cabins that we have 12 months to book and 2 1/2 years to use plus $300 on board credit on our current cruise and $250 discount on each cabin for our next one. Great deal if you are going to be cruising again. We liked this cruise so much that we plan on taking the same cruise again this summer with our teenagers and my Mom and Stepdad. There was a lot of older people of this cruise and not alot going on. That was okay because we wanted to be relaxed and spend time with each other. We had such a good time and it was just what we needed. We own two businesses and it sometimes is hectic. A nice time in the Bahamas and the weather was great too. Especially on the private island. We are back in Missouri now and it's freezing cold and snow. How we would like to be back on the Sky right now. We wanted to let everyone know that our expectations exceeded what we thought it would be by reading past reviews. Price, Quality, Service, was all great. Don't always base your trip off of other reviews because we all are different.