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I dont know where to start...but having looked forward to this cruise for some time...what a let down it was. Everything from the bad food, canteen buffet and the buffoon Cruise Director (Matt). The ship is really starting to show it's age now...it looked and smelt like a cross channel ferry akin to Stena Sealink or P & O Ferries for those of you that traverse the English Channel. The indoor public areas as well as our stetroom was freezing cold and when I say freezing I mean freezing !. Entertainment was ok...the comedian was funny in a basic way and the band was good at best. The cruise director however was really bad and acted like an 18 to 30s rep...yuk yuk yuk. He spent as much time building up the Captain's ego with his congratulatory applauses for managing to get into Nassau with moderate waves....6 others did it no problem and for finding some sunshine at sea. Navigating into a port is his job isnt it. No points for this buffoonary !. The Stirrup Cay stop was cancelled due to high seas...no surprises there, it evidently happens on a regular basis according to one of their own staff. Evidently they make more money with an extra day at sea on booze and of course the casino over the weekend !!....most people smelt a rat that day. All in all NCL are a base cruise ship operator when compared to the imperious qualities of Celebrity or Princess, then again if you like it cheap, nasty, loud, basic and dont mind bad food unless you pay the supplements, then this is for you...if you want a nice weekend getaway...you would be better of hiring a dingy and sailing to the Bahamas. The only positive on the cruise were the waiting staff whom were friendly and seemed to enjoy their job. All in all. STAY WELL CLEAR OF THE ROTTEN NORWEGIAN SKY !!.

Absolutely Awful.

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by DistantDreamz

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2010
  • Destination: Bahamas
I dont know where to start...but having looked forward to this cruise for some time...what a let down it was. Everything from the bad food, canteen buffet and the buffoon Cruise Director (Matt).
The ship is really starting to show it's age now...it looked and smelt like a cross channel ferry akin to Stena Sealink or P & O Ferries for those of you that traverse the English Channel.
The indoor public areas as well as our stetroom was freezing cold and when I say freezing I mean freezing !.
Entertainment was ok...the comedian was funny in a basic way and the band was good at best. The cruise director however was really bad and acted like an 18 to 30s rep...yuk yuk yuk. He spent as much time building up the Captain's ego with his congratulatory applauses for managing to get into Nassau with moderate waves....6 others did it no problem and for finding some sunshine at sea. Navigating into a port is his job isnt it. No points for this buffoonary !. The Stirrup Cay stop was cancelled due to high seas...no surprises there, it evidently happens on a regular basis according to one of their own staff. Evidently they make more money with an extra day at sea on booze and of course the casino over the weekend !!....most people smelt a rat that day.
All in all NCL are a base cruise ship operator when compared to the imperious qualities of Celebrity or Princess, then again if you like it cheap, nasty, loud, basic and dont mind bad food unless you pay the supplements, then this is for you...if you want a nice weekend getaway...you would be better of hiring a dingy and sailing to the Bahamas.
The only positive on the cruise were the waiting staff whom were friendly and seemed to enjoy their job.
All in all. STAY WELL CLEAR OF THE ROTTEN NORWEGIAN SKY !!.
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