Norwegian Sky Review

Some things should be of vital importance to enjoy this cruise, but no help at all

Review for the Southern Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian Sky
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bradykenadee
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2024

Ths cruise was a 14 day Caribbean cruise that visited a different island every day. The itinerariy was fine, but two major things prevented being able to give a good review, which I always had done before on all of our past cruises.

The first was that they should NEVER sell a cruise with three adults in those tiny basic rooms. We could have made do with two people, but three were an absolute nightmare. Our nearly 6 ft son was on a pull out couch that was not nearly big enough to expect any grown person to have to sleep on. His feet hung over the end of the couch by about a foot and a half. That being said, he could not get a whole nights sleep on any night of the cruise, which ruined it for all of us. Halfway through the cruise we discovered that there is a pull out part that makes the bed a bit longer so that his feet didn't hang over, BUT the end of the extension went all the way to the desk, so that if anyone needed to use the restroom at any time, you couldn't get past the couch bed. The only way past was to crawl over the bed, which was absolutely insane. My husband and I both need to access the bathroom during the night, but it was not possible so neither or us got any sleep either, worrying about it, or having to crawl over our son, which woke everyone up.

The second disaster was that in the first few days, our toilet overflowed all over the floor and onto the carpet outside the bathroom FIVE times. We had not put anything at all down the toilet that would have caused this, nor had we pushed the button more than once, at least until it refused to flush. AND all five times they brought in a huge insanely noisy fan that prevented any rest or peace at all for the most part of the rest of the day, and they refused to move us to a room that the toilet might actually work in. We even asked if we could move to an inside cabin rather than our window, but they said none were available. I have never been on a ship that had no extra cabins available for emergencys like this, but they said there were none available at all. So because of that none of us felt that we could use the toilet for anything except liquid, and had to go to another floor in order to use the bathroom for the whole rest of the cruise. So since you would not give us any help, we basically had no bathroom facilities to use at all for most of the cruise. It was really awful, and ruined our whole trip. Both for the sleeping arrangements and the lack of a working bathroom and that awful noisy fan that we had to endure. Even then the carpet was always damp and soaked through socks or made squishy wet when in bare feet. We had to go out and take the elevator either up or down in order to get to a bathroom to use. ABSOLUTELY unacceptable.

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As above, NEVER should put 3 adults in these cabins, EVER. Not enough room, and the couch bed is WAY too short unless you pull it out with the extension, in which case you cannot access the bathroom at all without climbing over the bed. IMPOSSIBLE!!

No free botteld water available, older ship I know, but the light in the bathroom had debrs in it, bugs or insulation or something, but looked horrid and made the light not as bright. Our cabin lady did a good job of cleaning, but there could have been a better, easier way to use shampoo/soap, and no sun screen or lotion at all which has always been available when in sunny climate cruises, and always lotion at least. Room lighiting and decor was fine. Wished the toilets worked, sort of necessary on a cruise, normally.

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