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After our destination was changed from Cuba, NCL decided to change the itinerary to a full Bahamian cruise. Although we hoped that NCL would have been more communicative during the change, we decided to make the most of it and attend anyway. I have cruised with multiple lines. The Sky was small but clean and it was nice. We witnessed staff turning over rooms on several occasions and to do so, they thoroughly vacuumed in between sofa cushions! Cabins were a bit small, but the stewards were very attentive. We only had one outlet. The bathroom only had a special outlet for shavers, so it was difficult to use multiple items requiring electricity. Ex: it took 40 minutes to obtain an iron and to use it, you had to unplug anything requiring a charge and then hurry to use it because housekeeping wanted it back. The cruise was all-inclusive and the food was good. The drinks differed by bartender and ship location, so we had to remember our favorite bartenders. It seems that the drinks may have been stronger if we were not on a cruise thatbcame with alcohol included. We purchased the upgraded premium package and it seems that was a bit of a waste on this cruise. Again, the food was good; not spectacular. I wish that the dining menus varied a bit more each day. The specialty restaurants were always crowded and we went to Cagney’s one night. Each time we sat down, whether in general or specialty dining, we always had quite a wait. Excursions were amazing! We went on excursions each day and I’m so happy that we rented a large private cabana on Great Stirrup. The day at Atlantis with the dolphin encounter and the following day’s luxury day sail were definite stand outs; they were amazing. But for the horrible experience on the last day, we would have likely sailed again for the value. Generally speaking, the entertainment was just okay, but our cruise was ruined by the comedy show on the last night. After 10 minutes of listening to him incessantly use the N-word, make jokes about rape, misogynist statements and generally racist and sexist “comedy”, many of us decided that our senses were so wholly offended that we just couldn’t take anymore. Many of us left and remarked that we were absolutely shocked that NCL felt that this brand of hatred was acceptable; far less funny. He should have been vetted and NCL managamenent shoukdnhace made it clear what was and was not acceptable. If this represents the views of NCL, they can keep the 50% discount; I can say without a doubt that we will not be back.

Great cruise until the racist mysogynist comedy show!!

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by JG11

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2019
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
After our destination was changed from Cuba, NCL decided to change the itinerary to a full Bahamian cruise. Although we hoped that NCL would have been more communicative during the change, we decided to make the most of it and attend anyway.

I have cruised with multiple lines. The Sky was small but clean and it was nice. We witnessed staff turning over rooms on several occasions and to do so, they thoroughly vacuumed in between sofa cushions!

Cabins were a bit small, but the stewards were very attentive. We only had one outlet. The bathroom only had a special outlet for shavers, so it was difficult to use multiple items requiring electricity. Ex: it took 40 minutes to obtain an iron and to use it, you had to unplug anything requiring a charge and then hurry to use it because housekeeping wanted it back.

The cruise was all-inclusive and the food was good. The drinks differed by bartender and ship location, so we had to remember our favorite bartenders. It seems that the drinks may have been stronger if we were not on a cruise thatbcame with alcohol included. We purchased the upgraded premium package and it seems that was a bit of a waste on this cruise.

Again, the food was good; not spectacular. I wish that the dining menus varied a bit more each day. The specialty restaurants were always crowded and we went to Cagney’s one night. Each time we sat down, whether in general or specialty dining, we always had quite a wait.

Excursions were amazing! We went on excursions each day and I’m so happy that we rented a large private cabana on Great Stirrup. The day at Atlantis with the dolphin encounter and the following day’s luxury day sail were definite stand outs; they were amazing. But for the horrible experience on the last day, we would have likely sailed again for the value.

Generally speaking, the entertainment was just okay, but our cruise was ruined by the comedy show on the last night. After 10 minutes of listening to him incessantly use the N-word, make jokes about rape, misogynist statements and generally racist and sexist “comedy”, many of us decided that our senses were so wholly offended that we just couldn’t take anymore. Many of us left and remarked that we were absolutely shocked that NCL felt that this brand of hatred was acceptable; far less funny. He should have been vetted and NCL managamenent shoukdnhace made it clear what was and was not acceptable. If this represents the views of NCL, they can keep the 50% discount; I can say without a doubt that we will not be back.
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