Ugly ending to a beautiful vacation.: Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by fatguy1965

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Ugly ending to a beautiful vacation.

Sail Date: January 2008
Destination: Bahamas
Embarkation: Miami
Let me preface this with the fact that this was the second of two short cruises in the same vacation (see my review of the Carnival Inspiration) and any bad day on a cruise in the Bahamas is better then a good day at work! Also, I do not expect caviar at a popcorn price. I give credit (good or bad) where due. With that said, let's continue.

Embarkation - Everyone was dressed nice and looked very professional but we were assisted by a woman that had to be VERY new. Had it not been for the employee next to her it would have taken FOREVER!

The Norwegian Sky - Very nice decor. Looked clean but there was a smell of sewage when you walked past public restrooms. I had not experienced this on other cruiselines (Carnival and RCCL).

Accounting - Onboard credit was not on account. Was told it would be put on the next day. Had to ask again the next evening to have another credit to be put on account. Crew member working the desk was pretty much a jerk.

Room More - Nice and roomy. Well maintained. TV was terrible.

Food - More options for special diets than past experience but quality left a lot to be desired. Small portions. Hope you like to drink water or unsweet tea (pretty much the only non-alcohol options). Service at sitdown meals was SLOW, SLOW and SLOW. We dined plenty early prior to a show and had to leave before desert was served so we didn't miss the show. The unlimited soda purchase was a joke! We waited over 30 minutes for our sodas during a meal (even after reminding them 3 times). Those purchasing drinks were served promptly. Another issue is they close some of the bars so you have to walk around searching for a place to get your unlimited soda. On the private island only one bar (farthest from the snorkeling area) honors the unlimited soda. Last but not least, we could find no place to get soda the morning of disembarkation. BBQ on private island not much and ice water tasted "fishy". Room service was prompt, nice menu but food was basic and sub par.

Entertainment - The Magician/Comedian was the highlight of the cruise, AWESOME! There is also a guitarist/singer named Leo that was equally entertaining and also a highlight! All other shows/events were at a high school class play level and CHEESEY!

Kid's Stuff - Not very appealing to the kids. Very few kids participating.

Disembaration - Easy. Less

Published 01/10/09

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Port and Shore Excursions

Pretty nice! We took a tour ($35 each) that was worth it. LeRoy was our guide and was great. We toured Atlantis and many other points. We returned to the ship for lunch and then went back out and did some shopping. The straw market had some bargains once you negotiate the price. Overall a great port.

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NOT NASSAU. Stirrup Cay is their private island. Very relaxing but not much to do without spending a bunch of cash. Maybe that's the idea?? Snokeling was pretty good. BBQ was not much and again, the main bar is the only one that honors the unlimited soda.
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