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Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by experiencedcruiser10

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Norwegian Sky
Norwegian Sky
Member Name: experiencedcruiser10
Cruise Date: June 2004
Embarkation: San Francisco
Destination: Hawaii
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Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   1.0 out of 5+
Dining 1.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 2.0
Entertainment 1.0
Spa & Fitness 1.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service 1.0
Value-for-Money Not Rated
Rates 1.0
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Pride of Aloha - Hawaii
AVOID THIS SHIP!

I've sailed on more than 20 cruises, and Pride of Aloha is by far the worst ship I've ever experienced. We paid a premium for this "inaugural" voyage. A few things worth noting:

The Ship: It has been refurbished for it's Hawaii duties, but still bears all the marks of an older vessel.

Food: I've been satisfied with NCL's cruise fare in the past, and I've sailed with them 6 times previously. The food on this ship, however, bordered on inedible. The buffets were particularly bad. It looked and tasted like it had been left over from the previous cruise; it was THAT bad.

Service: Deplorable in every sense. Because this ship is flagged in the U.S., they are required to hire a minimum number of U.S. citizens to staff the ship. I'm sad to say that these young people have not been trained in how to perform their jobs. The waiters readily admitted that they had just been hired a few days before and apologized for their inability to handle the job duties. Quite a few of them quit as soon as the ship arrived in Hawaii. Tables were left uncleared for hours at a time; dishes stacked on chairs in the buffet restaurants went unattended. Getting a drink at the poolside bar usually took upwards of 20 minutes to get waited on by the bartender.

Main Restaurants: NCL's "Freestyle" scheme of allowing you to eat whenever you choose is a DISASTER on this ship. The dining rooms are so inadequately (or poorly) staffed that the wait to be seated was never less than an 90 minutes. Once seated, lunches and dinners took nearly 2 hours, even at a table for 2. The meals were definitely the low point of this cruise.

The Islands: Gorgeous. Hawaii is magnificent. Go if you can, but don't go on this ship. You will regret it if you do.








Publication Date: 06/20/05
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