First Cruise and NOT the last cruise!!!: Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by welltemperedkeyboards

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First Cruise and NOT the last cruise!!!

Sail Date: March 2009
Destination: Bahamas
Embarkation: Miami
We booked the penthouse suite and we can't imagine booking anything less. It was worth the extra expense. We arrived at our suite with a bottle of champagne and fruit basket waiting for use. The room was equipped with an espresso machine, a jacuzzi tub, an extra bedroom and a spacious deck with two lounge chairs and a table with chairs. The concierge and our butler came to our room to introduce themselves and answer our questions. We were provided with cards to fill out every day to request our favorite snacks, such as cheese and chocolate-covered strawberries, as well as our favorite fruit for our fruit baskets.

Booking the suite also included breakfast and lunch at one of their special restaurants - Cagney's. The breakfast had a buffet layout of smoked salmon, cold meats, grapefruit, cereals, etc. as well as hot entrees from the menu.

We enjoyed trying the different special restaurants. We definitely recommend paying the extra $10, $15 or $25 per person to eat More dinner. We tried one of the main dining rooms once without the extra charge, but were very disappointed with the food. Everything tasted very bland and was clearly inferior to the food we ate at the special restaurants. The service, however, was great everywhere we went in the cruise ship.

As for excursions, we decided not to book any this time around. Instead, we went shopping at Port Lucaya (Freeport) and Nassau. With the help of the NCL (Norwegian Cruise Line) sales consultant who wandered the various jewelry stores, we managed to snag a great deal on a diamond pendant and diamond earrings set. The last port, which is NCL's private island, was amazing. We relaxed and frolicked on the beach, took a nap on the hammock, and enjoyed a delicious barbeque provided by the cruise.

The entertainment included an assortment of activities and shows. We really enjoyed the game shows and comedy hour.

Embarkation and Disembarkation were relatively easy and painless.

We had such a good experience for our first cruise, that we plan on booking an NCL cruise again! Less

Published 03/16/09

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