Sail Date: October 2018
I sailed on the Sky with 4 other friends and we had an amazing time!!! The food was great, the service was fantastic and Cuba was unforgettable. We weren't able to get off the ship on Grand Stirrup Key(sp), but it wasn't a problem as ... Read More
I sailed on the Sky with 4 other friends and we had an amazing time!!! The food was great, the service was fantastic and Cuba was unforgettable. We weren't able to get off the ship on Grand Stirrup Key(sp), but it wasn't a problem as there was plenty of things to do on the ship. We ended up arriving into Cuba early and the island was great and the Cubans were extremely nice, kind and just overall friendly. We hired a taxi and went to Tarara Beach, which was exactly how we had hoped. The staff at the Casino and the servers were always helpful and always had a smile. Also, Kadek, the Concierge, was amazing, helpful, always in a great mood, great smile and ensured that we had a great vacation. The Hotel Director, Jean Michel, was also very helpful and was always seen throughout the ship. Also, great job by the Captain as well. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
My wife and I wanted to get away for a few days and this cruise was a good option. The embarkation experience was pretty good. Simple. Short lines. We got to the cabin and there was about a foot of space on either side of the queen ... Read More
My wife and I wanted to get away for a few days and this cruise was a good option. The embarkation experience was pretty good. Simple. Short lines. We got to the cabin and there was about a foot of space on either side of the queen size bed. (Did I say the cabin was small?!). It was not a place you would want to spend much time. Thankfully, everything outside the room was great. My wife tells me the ship had been refreshed last year. It shows. The cabin didn’t appear to have been refreshed but everything outside was shining and clean. This was an open bar cruise so there were a lot of people taking full advantage. Maybe not the best family atmosphere. The musical entertainment was excellent. The live music was first rate. Barry, at the piano bar, kept us laughing and singing along. Our disembarkation experience wasn’t great. We were given incorrect instructions on how our bags were to be handled which cost us an hour standing around before customs and another hour after customs waiting for the airport transfer bus. If we had gotten correct directions customs would have taken no more than fifteen minutes. I think we would go again. Just make sure we were straight on bag handling. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
Unlimited free drinks and cocktails are really a good value as we spent most of our time in drinking at the ship. I am not a drinker but I still enjoy to explore a mango smoothie or greyhound cocktail. Unlimited wine at the dinner and ... Read More
Unlimited free drinks and cocktails are really a good value as we spent most of our time in drinking at the ship. I am not a drinker but I still enjoy to explore a mango smoothie or greyhound cocktail. Unlimited wine at the dinner and midnight Old fashion drink by the show. Norwegian Sky is a mid size cruise ship with a stream line design that has one stage at one end and, one dining hall at the other end; one gift shop and one activity at a time. I don’t need to make decisions about what show or when and where they are; just following the crowd and enjoy the music. This is a 4 days cruise with two stops. One stop at Clay island was canceled because of rough sea; we simple had an extra sea day. The one day stop at Cuba was interesting; we joined the city excursions for sightseeing and night time we joined the excursions to see the Tropicana show. The show was pricey but it included transportation, drink and a show with about 200 dancers. Quite spectacular! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2018
This was a very old ship with some problems in my cabin with ac, asked help on service desk but they were not very helpful, poor customer service also on bars they were not very friendly. Another bad thing about this cruise was they ... Read More
This was a very old ship with some problems in my cabin with ac, asked help on service desk but they were not very helpful, poor customer service also on bars they were not very friendly. Another bad thing about this cruise was they canceled the same day the Bahamas day and we keep on the sea but we never were on the beach even when we were on the Caribbean Sea. For me was important stay in the beach in bahamas port of call but they canceled improperly and without previous notice even they offered a onboard credit but customers were wishing fun on a nice beach not money back.I have been in different cruise ships before and for me Norwegian Sky was the worst so far. Was not terrible neither drinks were included the only good reason to get this ship, not terrible, not good neither, just acceptable Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
We booked our Cruise through Costco. We SPECIFICALLY chose this itinerary as it had 1 full day in Havana Cuba and was supposed to have the 2nd day in Havana Cuba until 2 PM. We double and triple checked time in Cuba. After a while, ... Read More
We booked our Cruise through Costco. We SPECIFICALLY chose this itinerary as it had 1 full day in Havana Cuba and was supposed to have the 2nd day in Havana Cuba until 2 PM. We double and triple checked time in Cuba. After a while, I noticed on the website that it was then only showing 1 day in Havana. I was given no explanation for this change other than "they had the right to change the itinerary." I felt this was bait and switch since it was not weather related. Due to this, I would not recommend Norwegian, I do have to say, the staff was excellent and attentive. The bed was hard. Toilet overflowed as it would not stop running. We were sopping up water and when they finally got there, they said, "This happens all the time." Dining room food was good. Cafe food was not that great. Entertainment was excellent. The spa was excellent. The only negative is that gratuity is built in and then charge slip asks for an additional gratuity and puts you in an embarrassing position if you don't add something. Shore excursions were way overpriced for what you get. We booked a private tour from reviews on Trip Advisor and had a wonderful time at a fraction of the cost. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2018
There were 32 of us there to celebrate our 15th anniversary. We decided to splurge for the owners suite. We were not disappointed, the room was amazing. After reading a review here it was mentioned that 8201 was the biggest room on the ... Read More
There were 32 of us there to celebrate our 15th anniversary. We decided to splurge for the owners suite. We were not disappointed, the room was amazing. After reading a review here it was mentioned that 8201 was the biggest room on the ship. And I would agree. Our balcony was almost twice the size of the rooms on the 9th deck. The rest of the groups rooms were on the small side, but guess that is to be expected on an older ship. So we made the best of it. We found the staff to be there for anything we needed. A lot of times taking care of things without us even asking. Our rooms became the hangout spot and our butler brought in extra water, mixers, snacks every day "because your friends come over". Yes it is true the ship is older, but it is clean and well maintained. The food was really good and every one in our group thought so. They are a little stingy with the free drinks so ask for doubles. Only knock I can give them was there was some type of issue with the plumbing. You could smell it as you passed the restrooms and several rooms had problems with toilets. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2018
Friends that were there. They told us that they were booking with this Cruise and we decided to go with them. For this been the first time for us in a Cruise it was a good experience. We enjoyed the pools, the buffets, the restaurant, the ... Read More
Friends that were there. They told us that they were booking with this Cruise and we decided to go with them. For this been the first time for us in a Cruise it was a good experience. We enjoyed the pools, the buffets, the restaurant, the entertainment , the shore excursion to Blue Lagoon in Bahamas. It was too short so next time we will do it for a week. I personally enjoyed the casino a couples of times that I was there. The open bar was a bless and the service was very good. I will recommend going into a Cruise to my sons and all my friends. My wife, who was very skeptical at the beginning , had a very good time all three days. She was actually scared of going into a ship but once there she never had a complain. Overall , very good experience to both of us. All of the crew and service people that we got in contact with were very diligent and nice. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
To begin, the ship was disgusting. The bathrooms outside of my stateroom were dirty, most stalls did not have toilet paper and the soap and paper towel dispenser did not work. The food in the main dining hall (The Palace) was very poorly ... Read More
To begin, the ship was disgusting. The bathrooms outside of my stateroom were dirty, most stalls did not have toilet paper and the soap and paper towel dispenser did not work. The food in the main dining hall (The Palace) was very poorly made. After our first night at the Palace being a disappointment I made reservations for the steak house, Cagnyes on board. The bread given to us at the beginning of our meal was COLD..The steak that I ordered was not edible by any means, the sides given were also extremely bland leaving me no choice but to not eat the meal we paid for. The second night we went to Le Bistro, again the bread given was cold. The appetizers were sub par and the entree was terrible.. The second day of the cruise we were supposed to go to great stirr up cay, we did not make it due to high winds which put us at a day at sea. My boyfriend and I went looking for the new on board schedule, once we got it he and I picked a couple of activities we found interest in. We showed up to the chocolate and wine tasting along with many other people and the staff came around and told us it was a miss print in the schedule? This happened one other time so we gave up attending any gathered activities The people on the cruise were very rude, they had no sense of courtesy or manners. I will say getting on and off the ship was a breeze. All in all, my partner and I will never be taking a NCL ever again. Thank you for reading. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2018
We never stopped at the private island so many people onboard paid to visit, the ship was lackluster than any cruise line i have been on. The food was horrible and the service was ok. Pre paid drinks and specialty dining caught my eye so i ... Read More
We never stopped at the private island so many people onboard paid to visit, the ship was lackluster than any cruise line i have been on. The food was horrible and the service was ok. Pre paid drinks and specialty dining caught my eye so i sold hook line and sinker. This was my 1st time on norwegian thinking i was going to upgrade my cruising experience but was i disappointed. The cabin was ok i had a port view. The ship itself didnt have a lot of activities on the ship to enjoy. There was only 1 comedy show and it was horrible. The lounge that was supposed to have a party smelled like feet. if you're looking for a nice mid range cruise.. This is not the one. we called this ship the s.s. Minnow.. The boat is old and very outdated. we booked a top deck ocean view room. Thinking it would be nice. It was so tiny we didn't even have room to unpack. i felt sorry for the room attendant.there wasn't any room to clean.although he did a good job for what he had to work with. The balcony would of been nice..but they were scraping and repainting the ship two days we were docked. Paint chips flying everywhere. Would not cruise on the norwegian sky ever again. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2018
Let me start by saying this is our first cruise as we usually do all-inclusive vacations. This ship is clean but older and smaller. I don’t think anyone would choose this ship except for the value of the unlimited alcohol package. ... Read More
Let me start by saying this is our first cruise as we usually do all-inclusive vacations. This ship is clean but older and smaller. I don’t think anyone would choose this ship except for the value of the unlimited alcohol package. The buffets were mediocre and the main restaurant service was slow. Drinks were fines for the most part, but make sure you specify your alcohol or they will use the cheap stuff and end up with a headache. The main reason we went on the cruise besides value was for the private island and to swim with the pigs. However the captain decided not to go, as they have to ferry you from the ships on tenders. Apparently, they said the waves were too strong on apparently calm day. Instead of waiting, we just went to sea, on an boat that is not ready to handle a full boat of people on the pool deck all day while on the sea. Drinks took more than 15-20 minutes to get due to their understaffing on that day. As you can imagine they expected at least the ship to disembark on the private island. Everyone wanted to know why we did not wait around the area and try again later or go back to Nassau a few miles away. Obviously they did not want to pay any additional port charges. WiFi and cellular charges on the ship was criminal for the timeframe and should have been free on the day we did not get to go to Great Stirrup Cay. The pools are tiny and you cannot find anychairs bear the pool that are not occupied. The adult pool is empty because the designer made the whole pool seven feet deep? Are we supposed to tread water for the entire time? As for the good, Barry “the piano guy” was awesome and the comedian was good. Without them I would have rather just stayed in Miami Beach for about the same price for the weekend and got to go to a beach. Read Less
Norwegian Sky Ratings
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Cabins 3.0 3.6
Dining 4.0 3.5
Entertainment 4.0 3.6
Public Rooms 4.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 3.7
Family 3.0 3.7
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.7
Enrichment 3.0 3.3
Service 4.5 3.9
Value For Money 4.0 3.9
Rates 4.0 3.9

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