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Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by fatguy1965

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Norwegian Sky
Norwegian Sky
Member Name: fatguy1965
Cruise Date: January 2008
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Bahamas
Cabin Category: O1
Cabin Number: 9270
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   2.0 out of 5+
Dining 2.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        10-12 1.0
        13-15 1.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 2.0
Service 2.0
Value-for-Money 2.0
Rates 4.0
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Ugly ending to a beautiful vacation.
Let me preface this with the fact that this was the second of two short cruises in the same vacation (see my review of the Carnival Inspiration) and any bad day on a cruise in the Bahamas is better then a good day at work! Also, I do not expect caviar at a popcorn price. I give credit (good or bad) where due. With that said, let's continue.

Embarkation - Everyone was dressed nice and looked very professional but we were assisted by a woman that had to be VERY new. Had it not been for the employee next to her it would have taken FOREVER!

The Norwegian Sky - Very nice decor. Looked clean but there was a smell of sewage when you walked past public restrooms. I had not experienced this on other cruiselines (Carnival and RCCL).

Accounting - Onboard credit was not on account. Was told it would be put on the next day. Had to ask again the next evening to have another credit to be put on account. Crew member working the desk was pretty much a jerk.

Room - Nice and roomy. Well maintained. TV was terrible.

Food - More options for special diets than past experience but quality left a lot to be desired. Small portions. Hope you like to drink water or unsweet tea (pretty much the only non-alcohol options). Service at sitdown meals was SLOW, SLOW and SLOW. We dined plenty early prior to a show and had to leave before desert was served so we didn't miss the show. The unlimited soda purchase was a joke! We waited over 30 minutes for our sodas during a meal (even after reminding them 3 times). Those purchasing drinks were served promptly. Another issue is they close some of the bars so you have to walk around searching for a place to get your unlimited soda. On the private island only one bar (farthest from the snorkeling area) honors the unlimited soda. Last but not least, we could find no place to get soda the morning of disembarkation. BBQ on private island not much and ice water tasted "fishy". Room service was prompt, nice menu but food was basic and sub par.

Entertainment - The Magician/Comedian was the highlight of the cruise, AWESOME! There is also a guitarist/singer named Leo that was equally entertaining and also a highlight! All other shows/events were at a high school class play level and CHEESEY!

Kid's Stuff - Not very appealing to the kids. Very few kids participating.

Disembaration - Easy.

Publication Date: 01/10/09
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