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This is one of NCLs smaller ships, minimal extras, meant for short trips. Our room was a porthole oceanview, the window was larger than we expected. Shower didn't drain well, notified front desk and it was resolved immediately. Local Pub (their version of Sheehans) was not 24 hrs as we hoped but had a similar menu. The sushi was fantastic but kinda tucked away, you had to know the ship had it to find it. Entertainment and activities were as expected, meaning smaller boat smaller productions however they were good. Our cabin was always clean, but we didn't get any towel animals...first time that ever happened and were a little disappointed because it is something we always look forward to. We went swimming with the pigs in Freeport, it was a fantastic experience and even took us to another location to go shopping. The island is repairing after the hurricane and things to do and places to shop are limited. Nassau we just walked around and found a fantastic bar called Pirate Republic Brewery...wonderful staff, craft beers and food. GSC was nice, we snorkeled (a lot of jellyfish) and enjoyed lounging in the sun. Food and drinks are included (NCL owns the island) and the buffet was good. We would probably not go again as this is definitely a younger less respectful group of people who cruise. Maybe it was the time of year or the fact that it is a short, alcohol included cruise.

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Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by Taja1002

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2019
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview Porthole Window
This is one of NCLs smaller ships, minimal extras, meant for short trips. Our room was a porthole oceanview, the window was larger than we expected. Shower didn't drain well, notified front desk and it was resolved immediately. Local Pub (their version of Sheehans) was not 24 hrs as we hoped but had a similar menu. The sushi was fantastic but kinda tucked away, you had to know the ship had it to find it. Entertainment and activities were as expected, meaning smaller boat smaller productions however they were good. Our cabin was always clean, but we didn't get any towel animals...first time that ever happened and were a little disappointed because it is something we always look forward to.

We went swimming with the pigs in Freeport, it was a fantastic experience and even took us to another location to go shopping. The island is repairing after the hurricane and things to do and places to shop are limited. Nassau we just walked around and found a fantastic bar called Pirate Republic Brewery...wonderful staff, craft beers and food. GSC was nice, we snorkeled (a lot of jellyfish) and enjoyed lounging in the sun. Food and drinks are included (NCL owns the island) and the buffet was good.

We would probably not go again as this is definitely a younger less respectful group of people who cruise. Maybe it was the time of year or the fact that it is a short, alcohol included cruise.
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Cabin Review

Oceanview Porthole Window
Cabin OG 8019
Porthole was larger than expected which was nice. Room was clean and attended to however never received towel animals...not sure why.
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    We took about a 20-30 minute bus ride to the beach location. The bus driver was extremely knowledgeable on the history of the island. Once we were at the beach, we signed our waivers and received our wrist bands. There is food and drink available for purchase (order early it gets packed). Then we assembled under a pavilion to line up and listen to the do's/don'ts and head into the water. Apples and skewers were supplied, and we waded out about 200 feet or so to a waist deep location. The pigs are released from their pens to swim out to us (took a couple tries, they didn't want to come out right away). Eventually they headed out and swam around eating the apples, some even allowed you to briefly hold them (I think they were tired). We were out there for about an hour and then headed back to the beach. Enjoyed the sand and water for a bit and then the bus took us to a market area to shop before returning back to port.
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