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Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by coldweather: NCL Sky is a fun, party ship


coldweather
3 Reviews
Member Since 2012
57 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 4.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 5.0
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 5.5

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NCL Sky is a fun, party ship

Sail Date: January 2012
Destination: Bahamas
Embarkation: Miami

The NCL Sky is a fun, active, no-rest, party cruise. We were on the Monday - Friday 4 day cruise with stops in Grand Bahama Island (Freeport), Nassau and the NCL private Island.

This cruise is similar to other NCL cruises I have been on. They joyfully welcome you on a red carpet with fun Caribbean music playing. The buffet and the bars are open. Since this is a shorter cruise, the demographics seemed a little younger (20s, 30s, 40s) and there were more groups than just couples and families. There were not many children on this ship.

Entertainment: The entertainment highlight of any NCL cruise is the White Hot Dance Party that gets started at 11pm. Note there are NO formal nights on this short itinerary. Also, the first day has a Pub Crawl with a visit and drink at each bar on the ship. (This paragraph should tell you all you need to know about the culture of this ship.) Fun, fun, fun!

The other entertainment was fun. There were pool games, contestant More shows, piano bar, band, atrium music, comedian, etc. The casino is small and a bit smoky but functional.

Rooms: I read a few of the other reviews posted and I can confirm the following points. The rooms are VERY SMALL. We had an inside mid-ship room. The bed was about 4 inches from the dresser. I had to roll across the bed to get around the room. It you need more room, be sure to take a hard look at the room type you are booking.

It is true that each passenger gets 2 pillows: 1 flat and 1 large. It is kind of like goldilocks. We would have preferred the "middle" option. The sheets were nice and the bed was comfortable. The cabin steward/stewardess staff is excellent and clean your 2 times per day. Even though the rooms are small, the care and cleaning keep it picked up and the clutter never gets out of control.

It is true that they provide shampoo and body wash in dispensers on the wall of the shower. Conditioner, lotion and bar soap are not provided. It you need this, bring it with you. (This is true on the other NCL ships I have been on.)

Price: The key consideration for this cruise is the price. I have cruised 9 times on various cruise lines. This was the lowest price per day of any cruise I have been on (including other NCL ships). We paid $179 per person (not including tax) for an inside cabin and also got the soda package ($6.25 per day per person) and a free bottle of house wine (street value < $10 -- to buy on the ship was $25).

For the price, this is an excellent deal. I would do it again in a heartbeat! Less


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Port and Shore Excursions


The Freeport port is the ugliest passenger port I have seen. You must leave the port. There are a few shopping stalls that you can see in about 15 minutes. We booked a snorkeling trip to Paradise Cove/ Deadman's Reef. For $35pp they provided round trip transportation and snorkeling or kayaking. This was the best snorkel site I have seen in 15 years of snorkeling. Highly recommended!
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There can be a lot of walking. We had the ship docked furthest from the passenger terminal and that was a 15 minute walk. Shopping starts right outside the passenger terminal. This includes the upscale shops and the Straw market. After you have walked the shops, keep going for about 10 minutes (just past the Hilton) and head to Junkanoo Beach. This is a great place to stop for a few hours. There are some snack shops that sell food/beer and rent beach chairs. From the ship docks, you can see the Atlantis hotel if you just want to take a picture.
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