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The main reason I picked the cruise was that by booking a suite, we will be Platinum Latitude Rewards on our Nov 2017 Panama Canal cruise. Not sure why it is important to me but it is, so I did some checking to see if we could make the point level prior to sailing. This 3 night cruise to Bahamas met that requirement but there is so much more... Embarkation was easy. We live in Florida so we figured out drive time to Miami and added a cushion of time in case of traffic problems. A small glitch in directions following google maps via the turnpike. Just remember to check for the tunnel off of 395. From parking at approx. 1300 we were on ship by 1330. Parking at terminal is $20.00 a day, you can pay by credit card to exit. At this time we did not need to use the pre pay kiosks, just went to exit. The aft facing suite was wonderful. I'll mention more details on the cabin review section. The hallways are much wider than then hallways on the Jewel Class ships, and they are huge compared to the Breakaway or Escape. Two large pools, one adult, one family. The two pools are "connected" by a section that has four hot tubs, with a cover. Designated family and adult. While none of the hot tubs were crowded there must have been some oversight since a family group switched from the adults in a few minutes. The family pool (if I am remembering the correct pool) has two staircases to enter the pool. The hidden gem is the hot tub located all the way forward. There is a small children's pool located in that area. BUT there is no shade over tub or pool. Dining, for breakfast and lunch we had access to Cagney's. Very nice, definitely a nice benefit by booking a suite. That being said, we did not do any specialty dining but used the garden buffet for dinner. Not sure everyone knows to keep walking upon entering from the doors closer to pool side. There is usually a duplicate side that is considerably less utilized. AND do not forget the outdoor eating area at the back of the ship. Hours are not exactly the same as Garden Buffet but have many of the same food stuffs. We had a butler, Roy and concierge Suzanna (my apologies on spelling). Both are excellent hosts. Roy explained that he had been on the first sailing of the Sky in 1999. This is prior to being moved to Hawaii when the company was licensed to sail there. Suzanna, organized, efficient and friendly, always greeted us with a smile and questions on our plans and how are day was going. Our cabin steward was a little more low key. We really did not see her often. Kind of surprised the time it took to make up room since her hours were listed at starting at 0800. We came back around 1300 one day and room still not made up, but it was eventually cleaned and supplied as needed. The rating system for the various areas of the ship does not allow a "did not use" answer. If it was some area of the ship we did not use I left an average rating. Loved the entertainment. Maybe not the same as on the bigger ships, but excellent performers. We did not use the fitness and recreation areas. I did look into the gym. Very modern equipment and seems to plenty of machines or free weights available. We did not book shore excursions. We looked at Segway tour through the ship in Nassau. Had conflicting reviews so we just walked off the ship. Found Pirate's Republic. Thought it was an excellent value and a little different. $5.50 for three flights and then we each picked a beer we liked, total bill 18.00. Did not have any food. If you do go there, walk through the main bar to the second bar area (gift shop). Much cooler and they were showing a Washington Nationals baseball game.

Lovely room, "old school" cruising.

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by titanraven

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2017
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony
The main reason I picked the cruise was that by booking a suite, we will be Platinum Latitude Rewards on our Nov 2017 Panama Canal cruise. Not sure why it is important to me but it is, so I did some checking to see if we could make the point level prior to sailing.

This 3 night cruise to Bahamas met that requirement but there is so much more...

Embarkation was easy. We live in Florida so we figured out drive time to Miami and added a cushion of time in case of traffic problems. A small glitch in directions following google maps via the turnpike. Just remember to check for the tunnel off of 395. From parking at approx. 1300 we were on ship by 1330. Parking at terminal is $20.00 a day, you can pay by credit card to exit. At this time we did not need to use the pre pay kiosks, just went to exit.

The aft facing suite was wonderful. I'll mention more details on the cabin review section.

The hallways are much wider than then hallways on the Jewel Class ships, and they are huge compared to the Breakaway or Escape.

Two large pools, one adult, one family. The two pools are "connected" by a section that has four hot tubs, with a cover. Designated family and adult. While none of the hot tubs were crowded there must have been some oversight since a family group switched from the adults in a few minutes. The family pool (if I am remembering the correct pool) has two staircases to enter the pool.

The hidden gem is the hot tub located all the way forward. There is a small children's pool located in that area. BUT there is no shade over tub or pool.

Dining, for breakfast and lunch we had access to Cagney's. Very nice, definitely a nice benefit by booking a suite. That being said, we did not do any specialty dining but used the garden buffet for dinner. Not sure everyone knows to keep walking upon entering from the doors closer to pool side. There is usually a duplicate side that is considerably less utilized. AND do not forget the outdoor eating area at the back of the ship. Hours are not exactly the same as Garden Buffet but have many of the same food stuffs.

We had a butler, Roy and concierge Suzanna (my apologies on spelling). Both are excellent hosts. Roy explained that he had been on the first sailing of the Sky in 1999. This is prior to being moved to Hawaii when the company was licensed to sail there. Suzanna, organized, efficient and friendly, always greeted us with a smile and questions on our plans and how are day was going. Our cabin steward was a little more low key. We really did not see her often. Kind of surprised the time it took to make up room since her hours were listed at starting at 0800. We came back around 1300 one day and room still not made up, but it was eventually cleaned and supplied as needed. The rating system for the various areas of the ship does not allow a "did not use" answer. If it was some area of the ship we did not use I left an average rating. Loved the entertainment. Maybe not the same as on the bigger ships, but excellent performers.

We did not use the fitness and recreation areas. I did look into the gym. Very modern equipment and seems to plenty of machines or free weights available.

We did not book shore excursions. We looked at Segway tour through the ship in Nassau. Had conflicting reviews so we just walked off the ship. Found Pirate's Republic. Thought it was an excellent value and a little different. $5.50 for three flights and then we each picked a beer we liked, total bill 18.00. Did not have any food. If you do go there, walk through the main bar to the second bar area (gift shop). Much cooler and they were showing a Washington Nationals baseball game.
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Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony
Cabin SE 8077
Loved the dark wood look. There are two rooms. Bedroom is a good size. Living room is huge. Add a microwave and we could live there for years. Looks like an old school cabin but found the drapes to be a little glaring, lots of pink/orange. Will try to post picture. had a huge sofa, and the dining room chairs are so comfortable.
The balcony was so big. Opens from both the bedroom and living room.
Shower was wonky. Very small, with a circular sliding door. Kept banging my elbows. Large jacuzzi tub, which we never used. It would be great for a family with children. It has an attached shower head. A little wear and tear but clean and functional.
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