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We sailed with other cruise lines but this was our first NCL. The ship was very clean and the service was excellent! We had an opportunity to bid on an upgraded cabin and won the bid! We were in the Aft Penthouse with a very large balcony. The butler and concierge assigned to our cabin never missed a detail. It was definitely worth the extra money. The food was good on NCL but not as good as Royal Caribbean. However, the workers on NCL were friendlier and more attentive. The shows on the Sky were entertaining. My husband is usually never interested in seeing the shows but he went with me every night! The NCL dancers were first rate! We went to Key West, Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau. Key West is alot of fun so any excursion you book there will be a blast or you can opt to walk off the ship and tour the island yourself. The ship docks within walking distance to Duval St and all the popular sites. Great Stirrup Cay was WONDERFUL! We reserved a private villa which was right on the beach. The beach is beautiful and very clean. We had beverage service and a private buffet reserved for the villa guests. We will definitely go back to this island in the future. Nassau was disappointing. Our jeep tour was cancelled because the tour operator did not show up. After a half hour she finally showed up and when we told her that Norwegian cancelled the excursion she got mad at us! We walked around the town but were annoyed at the sales people trying to lure you in their stores. It was a great trip and we will definitely be sailing with NCL again!!

First time on NCL. Amazing!

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by Dizzzydeb

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2019
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony
We sailed with other cruise lines but this was our first NCL. The ship was very clean and the service was excellent! We had an opportunity to bid on an upgraded cabin and won the bid! We were in the Aft Penthouse with a very large balcony. The butler and concierge assigned to our cabin never missed a detail. It was definitely worth the extra money.

The food was good on NCL but not as good as Royal Caribbean. However, the workers on NCL were friendlier and more attentive.

The shows on the Sky were entertaining. My husband is usually never interested in seeing the shows but he went with me every night! The NCL dancers were first rate!

We went to Key West, Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau. Key West is alot of fun so any excursion you book there will be a blast or you can opt to walk off the ship and tour the island yourself. The ship docks within walking distance to Duval St and all the popular sites.

Great Stirrup Cay was WONDERFUL! We reserved a private villa which was right on the beach. The beach is beautiful and very clean. We had beverage service and a private buffet reserved for the villa guests. We will definitely go back to this island in the future.

Nassau was disappointing. Our jeep tour was cancelled because the tour operator did not show up. After a half hour she finally showed up and when we told her that Norwegian cancelled the excursion she got mad at us! We walked around the town but were annoyed at the sales people trying to lure you in their stores.

It was a great trip and we will definitely be sailing with NCL again!!
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Cabin Review

Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony
Cabin SE
The cabin was very large with a huge balcony. It had a king size bed with 3 closets and sliding doors to the balcony. The living room was extra large with a sofa, wet bar, desk with large TV and table and chairs.

The bathroom had a jacuzzi tub and a separate shower.

The AC was not working very well for the first day so we mentioned it to our Butler and it was fixed the next day.
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