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Received quite a good deal when booking from the UK with less than 3 weeks to go. Online booking process very easy and straightforward. Having cruised with Celebrity in the past, who we love, we were looking forward to trying another cruise line. The ship; -Very well refurbished -Although smaller - seemed ample space for everyone -Layout can be a bit tricky at times but really not that much of a problem -Staff could do a better job ensuring public areas are well stocked (especially at the moment with the coronavirus) The Cabin; (balcony 9250) -Lovely decor -Very clean -No tea/coffee maker (we were told by NCL prior to cruise there would be one - once onboard guest services said they don't put them in balcony cabins and didn't know why we were told we would have one) -On the smaller side -All in all a lovely cabin Dining; -Food is a bit hit and miss, main dining room sometimes food was very tasty and hot, other times it was average and barely warm -Waiting staff hit and miss again, at times very slow and inattentive service -Le Bistro & Cagneys very nice.. worth the speciality dining package Entertainment; - one band - D'revelation were absolutely amazing, could sit and listen to them all day. -Always seemed to be plenty on the programme Service; -Unfortunately this is were NCL fall short, there are some amazing staff members however the vast majority seem disinterested and can barely manage a smile Ports/shore ex; -As expected, can't comment on excursions as didn't book any. -Disappointed we didn't get to Great Stirrup Cay as a result of the weather but totally understand safety comes first, so no fault of NCL. Travelled as a couple and have to say although had an average experience, this probably wouldn't deter us from NCL in the future and it certainly didn't spoil the holiday.

Good price, average cruise

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by PJ2911

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2020
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Sailaway Balcony
Received quite a good deal when booking from the UK with less than 3 weeks to go. Online booking process very easy and straightforward. Having cruised with Celebrity in the past, who we love, we were looking forward to trying another cruise line.

The ship;

-Very well refurbished

-Although smaller - seemed ample space for everyone

-Layout can be a bit tricky at times but really not that much of a problem

-Staff could do a better job ensuring public areas are well stocked (especially at the moment with the coronavirus)

The Cabin; (balcony 9250)

-Lovely decor

-Very clean

-No tea/coffee maker (we were told by NCL prior to cruise there would be one - once onboard guest services said they don't put them in balcony cabins and didn't know why we were told we would have one)

-On the smaller side

-All in all a lovely cabin

Dining;

-Food is a bit hit and miss, main dining room sometimes food was very tasty and hot, other times it was average and barely warm

-Waiting staff hit and miss again, at times very slow and inattentive service

-Le Bistro & Cagneys very nice.. worth the speciality dining package

Entertainment;

- one band - D'revelation were absolutely amazing, could sit and listen to them all day.

-Always seemed to be plenty on the programme

Service;

-Unfortunately this is were NCL fall short, there are some amazing staff members however the vast majority seem disinterested and can barely manage a smile

Ports/shore ex;

-As expected, can't comment on excursions as didn't book any.

-Disappointed we didn't get to Great Stirrup Cay as a result of the weather but totally understand safety comes first, so no fault of NCL.


Travelled as a couple and have to say although had an average experience, this probably wouldn't deter us from NCL in the future and it certainly didn't spoil the holiday.
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Cabin Review

Sailaway Balcony
Cabin BX
Cabin on small side but very tastefully decorated. Very clean on boarding. Morning and evening turndown service as expected.
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