Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by waffles21
- Sail Date: May 2019
- Destination: Bahamas
- Cabin Type: Balcony
We had a great time! Easy on the boat and about a 2hr wait for our cabin (we had carry-on bags) so we had lunch and waited a bit, signed up for a small cabana for the Bahamas bit, walked around, etc. Room was newly remodelled (the ship got out of dry dock in early March this year?). Spacious for 2 of us - and we had a balcony mid-ship. The balcony was great to sit on - 2 chairs and a tiny drink table. Plenty of closet space and the shower was big enough for each of us and he's 6ft tall. Housekeeping was always friendly.
Plenty of handwash stations and sanitizing stations. Buffet for lunch and breakfast though we could've had sit-down (we did have sit-down breakfast the last day). Dinner in both main dining rooms was nice and attentive. We ate 1 night in Cagney's and charged it to our room (the AC was ridiculously cold and no help despite repeated complaints it was too cold in there) and for it being late when we ate, there were still lots of large parties coming in and people's dress was varied (shorts and flip flops to suits). Another night we didn't eat dinner on the ship and ate in Havana. Did a shore excursion by NCL to comply with Cuba visa requirements and then in the evening, explored a bit on our own in Havana and had dinner where the tour guide recommended. There is no AC in most places in Havana, no internet, and most places are cash-only.
The casino was the casino. Went to a few shows. Missed some of the activities we wanted to do as we got wrapped up walking around the deck multiple times and just enjoying the weather and each other. The piano bar area was crazy busy in the evenings. Didn't do any of the late-night club party/events.
Never had a problem getting a drink or waiting too long. Staff was super friendly -some bar staff was meh but likely expected. Clean ship and everything seemed super tidy at all times (not even random glasses or cups lying around). Never a problem getting a chair by the pool. Internet costs were ridiculously high - they even charge to text message each other using their app which I think is beyond penny-pinching on NCL part. We had 100min included, but due to family health crisis at home we upgraded to unlimited and it was more than I pay for a month at home and only one of us could be online at a time.
Wish we had an extra day in Cuba and for the Bahamas, they refunded our cabana charges as it rained half the day and we didn't even ask for a refund! Overall great experience though
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