Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by lindawaring2001
- Sail Date: August 2016
- Destination: Bahamas
- Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony
Day 1- First class priority boarding, maybe took 5 min, The first day we swam in the pool and enjoyed the free drinks! Also with the suite you get taken right to Cagneys for lunch. Awesome food. No complaints. I decided to put the kids (3 girls) ages 7,8,11 in the kids splash club that night a 8pm for the orientation to go over the next 4 days they could spend there. They make you sign a waiver and ask where you will be incase they need you. I said 5th floor at the casino! at 9:15 my youngest sliced her foot open on a door in the supervised kids club because the door was not maintained and it was all chipped and broken at the bottom. This is what sliced her foot open. Why no one came to get me or take her to medical I have no clue! We took her down stairs to see the on board doctor who was amazing as was the nurse. She needed 5 stitches. Our butler felt very bad and offered us free dinners in the specialty resteraunts for the rest of the cruise. I said "while that is very nice, I expect a complete refund or cruise voucher for another cruise". I have not heard back yet.......If the boat was maintained and my daughter was supervised this would not have happened. I had to push her around in a wheel chair the entire cruise and she could not do our first shore excursion on the second day which was supposed to be Grand Lucayan resort for the day. I cancelled it. Dinner was at Cagneys that night, the steak was OMG greatness!!!!!!! We all had lobster and huge huge ribeyes. After all it was all on them!
Went to bingo and deal or no deal that night with the kids, it was fun.
day 3 - went to Nassau. We went to paradise Island to Atlantis and my two daughters had a blast on the waterslides while I tried to keep the 7 year old busy in the wheel chair....... my husband took off to the casino for a while and won $300.
back to the boat we went to cagneys again (man we loved that place) I had the same thing lol, massive steak and lobster with shrimp. Top notch service and steak.
We let the kids watch a movie until they fell asleep which was like 8:30 as they were beat , then we snuck out to explore. I think they had a deck party, but we just hit the casino again and went back to the room.
day 4 Great Stirrup Cay
Awesome day, we rented the small cabana as the big ones were closed. It was perfect, Ask for number 11 (which I requested from a previous sailor and got it) it is 20 steps from the bar and bathrooms. The lagoon area here is beautiful and never more than 20 people in the water. Very quiet. I recommend brining your own portable speaker if you want to hear music. The food was great, you get a $50 food voucher, make sure you order by 8pm the night before. Our butler took care of all of this for us. Drinks are free on the island YAY! We walked over to the bar b q. The food was decent. just average. The Barcardi bar is where all the action is at on the main beach. Waaaaaaay to many people for me, chairs crammed together and the little blue clam shells you can rent were like saunas! No air moving. They had the miss norweigian sky 2016 competition which my husband was one of the judges. It was fun. Great music played by the DJ all day at this bar. It sits right beside the main beach area. The cabanas are about a 4 minute walk no big deal, besides we can all use the exercise and I did it pushing a wheel chair the whole way.
Went to the Italian specialty place that night for dinner Il Aldiago it was great as well. You can get the steak or pastas, fish etc. Floor to ceiling windows made it great!
Dropped the kids off to watch a movie until they slept (by the way if you get the suite, your butler will bring you any DVD's you want and you can watch them) also there were always free movies on the TV. The TV was waaaaay better with more channels that other cruises I have ever been on....
Getting off the boat was a breeze, LEO took us right down to priority and we were off the boat in 5 min.
The cruise director was JC and he was funny and you actually saw him a lot on the boat. The music I will say was great on this boat. Always stuff to put you in the mood! Not like other cruises where they play the beatles or some other non vacationing music. It was always up beat and made you feel like you were on a tropical vacation.
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We are 40 and my husband 53, we would go again for the free booze with no kids next time. There are no water slides just one crappy kids splash puddle at the front of the boat. I do know its handicap friendly well because ...........:)