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NCL Sky Pros 1. Movie selections were good 2. Steak and flounder in the main dining room were very good 3. There is a real Starbucks! 4. No dress codes for dinner. Even specialty restaurants so you can be as casual or dressed up as you’d like. Speaking of dressed up, there are no formal nights but there is a GLOW party one night where you can where all white or neon. 5. The late night snack options are more expansive than pizza like on Carnival Cons 1. Restaurants and bar hours listed as a start time to “close” but what time “close” is was not defined 2. Food selections were repetitive. Dining rooms and buffet had the same menu pretty much every day/night. Burgers, hot dogs, and chicken was the normal lunch menu and the burgers were not well done 3. Italian restaurant did not have Chicken Parmesan which seems like a basic entree. When I asked if they could make it, the Server said they didn’t have mozzarella cheese to melt. However, they had pizza on the menu so not having mozzarella made no sense 4. My husband got an extreme case of sunburn on the private island. Just a consultation with the doctor, not including treatment was $199 and they don’t take insurance. 5. Breakfast hours in the dining room end at 9:30 am. Other cruises I’ve been on serve until 10:30 or 11 6. Hair seemed to be on most towels and cloth napkins...long strands. I’m guessing this is a laundering issue but it is a noticeable problem, especially because the silverware is wrapped in a cloth napkin 7. The staff did not put on shows during dinner like you may be used to from other cruise lines 8. It was difficult to hear most of the announcements in the room. When volume wasn’t an issue, it was sometimes a challenge to understand what the person was saying 9. The Stardust theater was so cold, we could not stay to enjoy the show 10. One line for disembarkation was extremely long and staff didn’t bother to divert people to the other kind with hardly nobody in it 11. The process to take the tender to Grand Stirrup Cay was long and confusing. A lot of time was wasted waiting.

Not as good as others but all inclusive was nice

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by kaylab327

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2019
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
NCL Sky

Pros

1. Movie selections were good

2. Steak and flounder in the main dining room were very good

3. There is a real Starbucks!

4. No dress codes for dinner. Even specialty restaurants so you can be as casual or dressed up as you’d like. Speaking of dressed up, there are no formal nights but there is a GLOW party one night where you can where all white or neon.

5. The late night snack options are more expansive than pizza like on Carnival

Cons

1. Restaurants and bar hours listed as a start time to “close” but what time “close” is was not defined

2. Food selections were repetitive. Dining rooms and buffet had the same menu pretty much every day/night. Burgers, hot dogs, and chicken was the normal lunch menu and the burgers were not well done

3. Italian restaurant did not have Chicken Parmesan which seems like a basic entree. When I asked if they could make it, the Server said they didn’t have mozzarella cheese to melt. However, they had pizza on the menu so not having mozzarella made no sense

4. My husband got an extreme case of sunburn on the private island. Just a consultation with the doctor, not including treatment was $199 and they don’t take insurance.

5. Breakfast hours in the dining room end at 9:30 am. Other cruises I’ve been on serve until 10:30 or 11

6. Hair seemed to be on most towels and cloth napkins...long strands. I’m guessing this is a laundering issue but it is a noticeable problem, especially because the silverware is wrapped in a cloth napkin

7. The staff did not put on shows during dinner like you may be used to from other cruise lines

8. It was difficult to hear most of the announcements in the room. When volume wasn’t an issue, it was sometimes a challenge to understand what the person was saying

9. The Stardust theater was so cold, we could not stay to enjoy the show

10. One line for disembarkation was extremely long and staff didn’t bother to divert people to the other kind with hardly nobody in it

11. The process to take the tender to Grand Stirrup Cay was long and confusing. A lot of time was wasted waiting.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BB 0038
The cabin was a normal cruise cabin size. The bathroom shower was a little smaller than normal and the balcony was a little smaller than other cruise ships. The movie selections were pretty good though. The room steward was very good. There were no towel animals like on other ships.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Great Stirrup Cay
    This is an NCL island so drinks (if you have the package) and food are included. Unfortunately, they serve the same boring food as on the ship’s buffet...undercooked burgers, pork hot dogs, chicken and pizza. They did add ribs however and I was told they were good though I didn’t have any myself. My husband got extreme sunburn despite using sunscreen so be careful.
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  • Key West
    The first part of the door was on a Conch train and the tour guide was extremely informative and helpful. The train takes you to the glass bottom boat where there are stores and restaurants around it and the boat was ok but not great. From the boat, there are trains that run about every 10 minutes back to the ship. If I had to do it again, I’d do the Conch train and walk around the shops and catch the train back.
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