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Norwegian Sky Review

3.5 / 5.0
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2071 reviews
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Good for Retirees and Married Couples, Less So for Singles

Review for Norwegian Sky to the Bahamas
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shadowrunkarma
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Dec 2019
Cabin: Inside
Schedule
Schedule
Curry, rice, turkey in spices in the Garden Cafe buffet
Bruschetta in the Palace sit-down
French Onion soup in the Palace sit-down
Christmas gingerbread village on several tables
Christmas gingerbread village on several tables
"How to Run a Cruise Ship" event with captain, cruise director, chi
"How to Run a Cruise Ship" event with captain, cruise director, chi
Lobster ravioli in the Palace sit-down
Vegetable fritters and Daal in Garden Cafe buffet
Mocha chocolate cake Garden Cafe buffet
Carrot cake Garden Cafe buffet
Daal with rice and tomatillo chicken (Indian and Cuban cuisine) Garden Cafe
Garden Cafe buffet desserts
Garden Cafe buffet desserts
Lo mein and other foods Garden Cafe buffet
Garden Cafe buffet
Fruit and salad bar Garden Cafe buffet

My perspective: Single young male no kids, looking for good blackjack, dancing, maybe younger singles groups to meet people my age. Not too picky on room nor food. Novice cruiser. A bit nerdy. I do not smoke nor drink. Overall 3.6 out of 5, rounded to 4/5.

1. Service.

+Excellent staff (++). 2nd Engineer (Propulsion?) took time to tell me about ship as I am a nerd (+). Solo Traveller Leader danced with me for a few hours (+)... crowd was mostly too lame to dance and mostly just sat with drink package at Bliss club or pool deck - not NCL's fault. Personal Shopper and Bartenders very friendly (+) (even though I do not buy stuff nor drink alcohol). Guest Services knew my name and family's names (+). Room Steward for my mom and Aunt's room was very attentive to their security on day 1 - when I was trying to get in their room alone to drop off bags from embarkation (when they were eating), steward politely checked to see if I knew the occupants, my name, and their names (+). He paid enough attention that even on first day only females were in room (+). Stirrup Cay snorkel manager gave excellent brief to find underwater statues and avoid stepping on stingrays (+). NCL app kept losing wifi on phone (-) but may have been because my phone was old (Crapple IPhone 5s) however the communication package was only 5$ (+). Mandatory Deck 6 Day 1 safety brief to muster at lifeboats conducted in unpleasantly hot Florida sun on Starboard side for me for about 45 minutes... seriously folks, for those tourists only knowing snow, standing and sweating in the direct hot FL sun for about an hour shoulder to shoulder with other guests is the equivalent of someone up north wearing a bikini in -10 degrees F with 30 mph wind chill... it's not fun (-).

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Inside

From above, for those not wanting to read complete review.

Slept like a rock, very quiet even though close to kids' arcade and activities; barely heard them running down hall (+). Mid ship can feel engine when moving at night at 25 knots (I do not get seasick, but some might). Bring ginger aboard as needed. Mini fridge allows aloe storage for emergency sunburn remedy (+). Decent size, although some may find it too small. Shower pod was small but had very good hot water (had to guess for temperature, finding 11 o'clock to be ideal temp for me). Drying rack-string did not work in room (-) but dehumidifier and air conditioning was very good, and I like it cold-I would say the room was a comfortable 69 degrees F (+). Safe was good, easy to program and had little LED light, but only big enough to fit about nine fists' full of stuff (+).

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