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Norwegian Sky Review

3.5 / 5.0
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2052 reviews
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Beautiful Islands, Indifferent ship!

Review for Norwegian Sky to Hawaii
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Tim Sommer
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Sail Date: Mar 2008
Cabin: Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window

Wonderful Islands, Indifferent Ship...

Getting on board. My wife and I sailed from Honolulu on March 16th for an 11 day cruise through the islands of our 50th state! This cruise was purchased by my wife as a 50th birthday gift for me. I had never been to Hawaii and had cruised before on another line (RCL) and so expectations were high! We flew to Honolulu on Saturday the 15th with plans to stay on ship that night and for the Sunday evening sailing. We were told by the travel agent that we must check in on Saturday, but did find out that this was not true. The crew aboard POA said that we could check in up to 4pm the day of sailing. Ultimately this was not a problem but may have allowed us additional flight options. The check in went very quickly and we were able to be on board in about 20 minutes from our arrival at the pier. There were several porters available to handle the bags and give us clear directions. We were on the ship and exploring in not time! Our cabin #4230 was an outside stateroom with porthole but was not going to be ready for a while. We were invited to go to the 11th deck for lunch at the Hukilau Buffet (inside) or the Hukilau Lanai buffet (outside). Both had the same selection of cold cuts breads, and other sandwich makings, as well as pasta salads, and burgers. The lay out of the buffet was very cramped and guaranteed that during busy times there would be a real jam here. We were to find this out in person over the next ten days. The food was very low end buffet quality and the presentation was below what we would have expected on a cruise. This was also to be true future visits to the buffet. At around 3 PM our stateroom was ready and we went to drop off out things. To our great surprise our bags were delivered very quickly and we unpacked. The room was small but had ample space for all of our things, decent closet space and a few drawers. Anything that did not fit we simply used the small night tables. The suitcases were stored easily under the bed. The bathroom was small of course, but big enough considering the limited time we would spend in the cabin. The cabin was clean and neat and well lit.

Housekeeping. We had our cabin made up every other day, and it was always done by 10am or so. The cabin steward would come again each day at around 6pm to turn down the bed etc. We usually left the "Do not disturb" sign on the doors we did not get our mints every day. Our cabin attendant was very pleasant and attentive.

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