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The GOOD, Service , it was excellent, loved the free style dinning. The cabin was clean, small but adequate, The Closet needs a refit, it does not use it's space wisely. For those who complain about the loose dress in the dinning rooms consider you now have to pay an extra 30 to 50 per check on bag on the airlines , I think there are a lot of people trying to make do with a carry on for a 4 day trip , doesn't leave a lot of room for formal dress if your pinching pennies. While I did wear nice jeans and a dressy shirt , there were many in shorts and it's and I couldn't care less about it, I think it's a great format. Service in the dinning room is excellent , food is decent and they make a good attempt at variety and have no problem with mixing and matching whatever you like even if you don't see it on the menu just ask. The Bad, We weren't given the option of the "smaller drinks" by the pool, I realized on the last day that I was paying at least $3.00 extra per drink because of the silly souvenir cups. The are taller but not bigger.. Only 1 bartender asked if I would like a small or large .. the smalls were the same amount in a shorter wider glass is all. More BAD, draining a pool for an entire day of a what amounts to a 3 day cruise isn't a great idea . More GOOD the cabin steward was great no complaints .. got everything I asked for and my room was always clean. I don't dislike the auto tipping BUT I would like to know how much goes where and to whom as I felt my wait staff ( Dragana and Dragisha) deserved a little extra as did Rodolhfo ( sp)my cabin steward, I just wasn't sure how much extra to tip . In the end I would cruise with Norwegian again , but not this itinerary.

The Good the Bad and the just OK

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by MIKESMCS

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2009
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony
The GOOD, Service , it was excellent, loved the free style dinning. The cabin was clean, small but adequate, The Closet needs a refit, it does not use it's space wisely. For those who complain about the loose dress in the dinning rooms consider you now have to pay an extra 30 to 50 per check on bag on the airlines , I think there are a lot of people trying to make do with a carry on for a 4 day trip , doesn't leave a lot of room for formal dress if your pinching pennies. While I did wear nice jeans and a dressy shirt , there were many in shorts and it's and I couldn't care less about it, I think it's a great format. Service in the dinning room is excellent , food is decent and they make a good attempt at variety and have no problem with mixing and matching whatever you like even if you don't see it on the menu just ask. The Bad, We weren't given the option of the "smaller drinks" by the pool, I realized on the last day that I was paying at least $3.00 extra per drink because of the silly souvenir cups. The are taller but not bigger.. Only 1 bartender asked if I would like a small or large .. the smalls were the same amount in a shorter wider glass is all. More BAD, draining a pool for an entire day of a what amounts to a 3 day cruise isn't a great idea . More GOOD the cabin steward was great no complaints .. got everything I asked for and my room was always clean. I don't dislike the auto tipping BUT I would like to know how much goes where and to whom as I felt my wait staff ( Dragana and Dragisha) deserved a little extra as did Rodolhfo ( sp)my cabin steward, I just wasn't sure how much extra to tip . In the end I would cruise with Norwegian again , but not this itinerary.
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Cabin Review

Aft-Facing Balcony
Cabin B1 9276
The Closets need to be re-fitted in order to utilize the available space in a more efficient manner.
Norway Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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    the straw market is in the process of being built just off the Dock , this is an improvement from getting off at the old dock but it's too far from town to walk and you have to take a cab everywhere. Excursions in-tale more travel than the actual time spent on the excursion itself .. I have too many other islands to compare the Bahamas too and they just don't stack up ... staying on the ship is preferable to getting off at this port, unless you want to gamble at Atlantis.
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    If they had a rating below 1 I would use it , Absolutely DISGUSTING , very aggressive locals, filthy, and a really disgusting incident witnessed by part of my group of 13 involving a local on a street corner engaging in an act usually reserved for porno theaters under a coat. SERIOSULY
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