Norwegian Sky Dec 2011: Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by grapetrader
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Norwegian Sky Dec 2011
Let me start by saying that NCL's "Freestyle Cruising" is awesome! Eat whenever you want, where you want and there is never a shortage of food at anytime of the day. I found the buffet's to be a bit boring as the food remained the same for the entire cruise; but it was good fresh food (which is more than I can say for RCCL Enchantment/Seas who served hospital grade food each day in ALL the restaurants) and plenty of it.
I like the size of this ship after going on the 140k ton ships, 77k ton is a nice size. Easy to get around, never feeling crowded and getting to know some of the staff by name is always a nice thing. There is only one negative thing I can say More about this ship and it is a major flaw if you have trouble sleeping to begin with. The mattresses are hard as a rock! I tossed and turned all night long each night because it was so uncomfortable. I even had the room steward bring me an egg crate mattress cover because I had seen that on a previous posting; however, egg crate and all; still no improvement. If they got that taken care of they would have a perfect "10" out of "10" from me.
I have been on over 40 cruises so I know a thing or two about ships and what they can offer. I had no real expectations before going on this trip. I expected a crowded ship, so-so food, and small cabins. Instead I had a full ship that never felt crowded, good food and a comfortable cabin (less the rock hard mattress). The staff could not say "no" to anything. I loved the dining options and food, food, everywhere! You will love this ship. If you have the opportunity to get off at NCL's Great Stirrup Cay; you will have a beautiful day filled with relaxation and fun. The island is emaculate and very nicely renovated. Better than stopping in Nassau. Less
Cabin review: IB7313 Inside
Cabin 7313 was perfectly located on the 7th deck. Everything on this ship was located on deck 7 so we really found it to be a convenient location. Close to the elevators and kids camp.Read All Inside (IB) Reviews >>
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