Great time aboard Norwegian Sky: Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by tffd01

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Great time aboard Norwegian Sky

Sail Date: July 2012
Destination: Bahamas
Embarkation: Miami
I will break up my review into categories on the ship.
Stateroom - We had a balcony. The room was just a bit smaller than the Carnival Cruise I recently went on but nothing to complain about. Air conditioning worked fine. The shower backed up once but was fixed immediately.
Service - The stateroom service was excellent. Steward introduced himself and then basically went about his job without bothering us. The love the animal towels each night. The service in the dining room was so-so. They could have been friendlier and more energetic doing their job. Once night, they lost my wife's credit card/room key but found it within ten minutes.
Food - The food was good. Went to Cagney's Steakhouse one night and for 20.00 a person, that was excellent. If you want extra lobster tails, they're 8.00 each but you can have as much of anything else that you want. In the main dining room, the choices was more or less the same each night with one or two different choices. More Could be better. The buffet was the usual. I just wish that they would have trays for your food instead of just plates. Plus, the drinks were located at the beginning of the line instead of at the end. Breakfast in the secondary dining room was good and room service food each morning was good....fruit and coffee.
Entertainment - The shows were excellent compared to other cruises I've been on. The female ventriloquist was very funny and witty and had interactions with the audience. The musical act, Gloria Estefan Show, was excellent as well. Very good voice and energy. Very lively show. the Newlywed Game one evening was hilarious and the Bingo games were fun.
Casino - The casino was good. Blackjack Tournaments, Clot Tournaments, Poker Tournaments was well as the usual card games, roulette and craps. Dealers were good, considering it's a cruise ship.
Crew - The entertainment crew was good and worked hard. The cruise director was OK and her assistants were funny and witty. The crew helped out with dancing at the pool parties and the ship threw come rocking parties at the pool.
Pool Area - The pool area had plenty of chairs around the pool and four hot tubs which were usually available. Less

Published 08/21/12

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Usual shopping market area with a couple of casinos. Good to spend a few hours at most.
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Didn't get to go to the island because the tender was rocking so severely, that my wife almost got sick immediately and we got off. Hearing stories from the other people that went, it's a good thing we did. People throwing up. The crew had to literally help each and every person off some of the tenders for safety reasons. Two crew members were holding onto the gang plank which was separating from the ship. And another crew member had to walk people onto the gang plank. The side of the ship had big scrapes on it from the tenders crashing against it. It was quite a show to watch from the safety of my balcony. My wife would have been sick for the remainder of the trip.


We decided to just get off the ship and take a cab to the Atlantis, where I'd never been. The problem is you can't really get to see the Atlantis because they won't let you roam around outside unless you have a wrist band for some excursion that you paid for or a hotel room that you paid for. They let you walk around in the casino, or course, and in the shopping area. But not outside where the pools and the activities are.
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