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Based on the title, you can see that we were on a Symphony of the Seas cruise which probably spoiled us a bit. The Mariner of the Seas was an ok boat but I wonder if they had at the "B" staff on this one vs the "A" ... Read More
Based on the title, you can see that we were on a Symphony of the Seas cruise which probably spoiled us a bit. The Mariner of the Seas was an ok boat but I wonder if they had at the "B" staff on this one vs the "A" staff on the Symphony boat. Not to say all the staff was bad - some were friendly but some just did not want to be there. We had suites on both boats but the suite perks are vastly different including the suite lounge and dining options. Surprisingly even though we had a suite - we got stuck with another family for dining at a table with an unfavorable location. Also - no free wifi on Mariner of the Seas. Other than a nicer room - I would not spend the extra money for suite perks. While the room was spacious - we had broken furniture and plumbing. The kids clubs on Mariner was lacking and big step down compared to Symphony and and Disney cruise line. The Sky Pad was not working and the pool area is tiny. The waterpark at CocoCay is not operational so be forewarned. Hit or miss on food. Surprisingly - the food at Windjammer was better than Chops or the Main Dining Hall - go figure. Service at the sports bar was terrible but everywhere else was good. Spend the extra money and hop on Symphony of the Seas - you will not be sorry. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
The Ship alone was great. It just came out of drydock and it was almost like a new ship. The crew were also very kind. The dining room was our issue. Our wait staff on our first night needed some training again. All of our foos was ... Read More
The Ship alone was great. It just came out of drydock and it was almost like a new ship. The crew were also very kind. The dining room was our issue. Our wait staff on our first night needed some training again. All of our foos was not correct and he seemed not to care. The food also did not taste good either. I did not expect a lot because it was a 3 day cruise but it should have been better. Our room was always clean and neet. When we got off the ship at the end we did a facial recognition system for immigration and it was a lot faster and easier. We carried our bags off and was off the ship by 8am. Over all we had fun. We do not drink much so the drink package for us was water and coffee This shop is really not for kids. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Embarkation in Miami a bit rocky, the check in was not well staffed in addition to enormous amount of first time cruisers, everyone confused & slow, slow, slow. Stateroom needed much attention lots of patchwork, shower loose and ... Read More
Embarkation in Miami a bit rocky, the check in was not well staffed in addition to enormous amount of first time cruisers, everyone confused & slow, slow, slow. Stateroom needed much attention lots of patchwork, shower loose and sprayed water from neck, missing caulking to messy over caulked area's and the noise, you could not get away from it on the 8th deck, do not book an stateroom with a connecting door and stay away from deck 8. Chair dragging, running, jumping quiet about 0100hrs. The ship is showing her age, deck 4 very narrow for running track. Dining same as the Dream class yet no one dressed for dinner on this ship but a handful of us. Minimum activities, everything everywhere trivia! Our stateroom host was on his phone almost always, left trash bins ajar never refilled soap, had to ask for it and shampoo etc. He smiled and always apologized, just off putting & we are neat freaks so he never had much to do. The movie theater had zero leg room, it was very uncomfortable if you are over 5'6". The sail away party was awful, I can go hear a DJ anywhere, if you have a choice skip this one. (Unless you enjoy really small elevators packed with people and stairs that are so narrow they are hard to navigate especially when there are children running up & down them with no parents in sight. No Magic on the Magic in our opinion, pretty bad when you are Okay with disembarkation day! Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
This one did have a little drama, as we were just starting to doze off on night one and the ride got a little bumpy and noisy. Around 12:10, the Capt. came on the paging system to announce that the ship had stopped to rescue an individual ... Read More
This one did have a little drama, as we were just starting to doze off on night one and the ride got a little bumpy and noisy. Around 12:10, the Capt. came on the paging system to announce that the ship had stopped to rescue an individual who had gone overboard. The rescue was successful and we’d be underway post haste. The next couple of days the rumors were all over the place. Day two on Nassau was rainy in the morning, but turned out to be a nice day until it started raining and blowing around 7:00. We were just starting bingo around 9pm, when the Captain came on again to tell us that the weather would make us miss Coco Cay. The plan was to stay in Nassau through the evening the next day. Totally let all the energy out of the room! Guess what; here’s Cappy again, at 8:00 am on day three, to let us know that Coco Cay was back on and we’d be heading out at full speed. We got there at about 11:30 and had a very nice time. The new pier is open and made arrival and departure a piece of cake. How’s the food on the ship? Average. It’s a few days after the cruise while I’m writing this, and I wish that there’d been more fresh veggies and salads. I’m mad at myself for buying the dining package, as the food was just slightly better (good steaks at Chops, though). We felt like we had to use all the meals, and there’s really only two places to have dinner. With the small menus, it was repetitive and we missed out on the MDR. I’m going to talk about the CocaCola Freestyle machines on the Mariner. I found all four and none were right, the mix being off on every one of them. One just stopped working after day one. I’d end up going to the bars for Diet Coke and they were serving out of 2 liters, instead of the gun, for some reason. The entertainment on Mariner is a mixed bag. The lounge acts were all good, but the show band and the big shows in the theater were dreadful. My girlfriend and I both thought that the concepts behind the shows were dumb and the pop songs were wedged in there with some dopey high concept. The band seemed poorly rehearsed and one show had the backing tracks for the wrong song; total Ashley Simpson moment. The ice shows are incredible, though. Service was adequate everywhere. We never had the same servers in the specialty restaurants and only saw our cabin attendant in passing. Honestly, the one guy at Starbucks was super helpful. We did not do the FlowRider, but watched the action there while we were pulling into Coco Cay. The guys running it were great with the kids that they were interacting with. Getting on and off Mariner at Miami is super easy. Never once was there a line. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We booked this cruise for the dates. It fit in our budget, and was similar to a cruise we took 2 years ago. The biggest disappointment was the change of ports a few weeks out. The cancellation of Coco Cay was a let-down to my children, ... Read More
We booked this cruise for the dates. It fit in our budget, and was similar to a cruise we took 2 years ago. The biggest disappointment was the change of ports a few weeks out. The cancellation of Coco Cay was a let-down to my children, who were looking forward to the Cabana we had booked, and to snorkeling around the shipwreck/plane wrecks. The embarkation at the Crown of Miami was outstanding. We showed up around 11 and were on the ship in less than 10 minutes. Multiple lines were open and the new system of delivering cards to the rooms simplifies the process. Using my phone as a sea pass at the bar for the first hour or two was not a problem. We got a spot by the pool, and the kids enjoyed the hot tubs and pools until the rooms were ready. The rooms (we had adjoining interior rooms) were good. We have shared a room in the past, and the deal we got actually made it cheaper to have 2 rooms this time. It was nice having 2 bathrooms and a separate room for the kids, who like to get up a little earlier than we do. We didn't often see the cabin steward(ess), but she did a great job of keeping the room clean and had several towel animals, saving the hanging monkey for the last night. She was also quick in responding to any requests we made. Dining was very good. Our waitress (Yula) was very accommodating and got to know my sons' tastes very quickly, having a plate of kiwi ready on the table by the last night. The food in the main dining room was quite good. I often ordered 2 appetizers, not being able to choose. My 10-year old ordered off of the adult menu, and enjoyed dinner every night. My 8-year old ordered the appetizer off of the adult menu, and the rest off of the kids' menu. His dinner never changed, and the waitress asked if he wanted the same thing by the third night. We always ate breakfast at the Windjammer, which was well-stocked and what you would expect. Among my onboard complaints was dealing with drinks. The ship started running out of mint on the second day of the trip. Certain bars stopped making mojitos. By the end of the third day, there were none being served onboard at all. For a short cruise, I was surprised. We also tried to order a specialty drink on the menu at one of the bars (it may have been a habanero daiquiri) on the first day, and they didn't have the ingredients. The bars often ran out of the stuff for various other daiquiris. Finally, the pop machines were down more than they were up across the entire ship. Most of the machines in the Windjammer were down, one of the 2 machines on deck 5 was down. Our port time in Nassau was very good. The weather co-operated and the water wasn't rough. We didn't do a ship-board excursion, but got a day pass at a local hotel. The whole family really liked it. We are not a big fan of the Grand Bahama port, as it is very industrial. We booked a family beach excursion, and it was tied to several other excursions (including an all-inclusive). There were enough of us that it took several buses to get us all to the beach. The main problem was getting everyone into lines to get on the bus. It seemed very disorganized. Getting back was also fairly disorganized, but this was not the fault of the cruise line. The main problem at the beach club was trying to find a chair. As we were the second ship in port that day, the Carnival passengers were already there when we arrived, and we were the second or third bus, so we got one chair for the 4 of us. After a few hours, the Carnival passengers left (it was a half-day excursion), so we all got chairs for the last hour, and the beach was much less crowded. I will also mention that the loyalty desk was very difficult to find. I finally looked for them on the last day, during the posted hours, but there was nobody at the desk. I was hoping to get my kids an account, as they cruised before, but didn't have the same status as us, but we never got that taken care of onboard. Lastly, I must mention that there was a college party onboard. We heard that there were a thousand college students on the ship. My boys didn't seem to notice too much that anything was different, but the bathing suits were a little smaller than perhaps one might want on a family cruise. There was an upside to the number of college kids on board. On our only sea day, getting a deck chair was easy, even at around 10 in the morning, as most of the college kids were still sleeping. In all honesty, the lines at the pool bars were longer than normal, but other than that, the college parties didn't bother us, though someone bashed into our kids' door at 3am one morning on the way past. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
I have mixed reviews for the Royal App. It worked ok, but sometimes had to revert to full website. Did not care for the behind the scenes accouning. Several members of my party (12) had on going issues with there account that brought us ... Read More
I have mixed reviews for the Royal App. It worked ok, but sometimes had to revert to full website. Did not care for the behind the scenes accouning. Several members of my party (12) had on going issues with there account that brought us having to go to guest services. I purchased a few things from prior to the cruise. It eas easy to use when it was available. The Key: I purchased, not sure it was worth for this trip. This is a small ship and Royal Caribbean was able to get all passengers easily (The Key was not needed here) For me I did like having my carry on brought to my room, i kept a bag with meds and change if clothes. ( liked this perk). Lunch at Chops Grill was delicious (liked this perk). We were able to get to our rooms at 1pm. Was cruising with the girls. We did have some with cabins together. Our Cabin Steward was able to open the partitions between pur balconies. LOVED that. Another Key Perk was VIP seating for shows. I did get to the shows, and the shows were great, but no need fir VIP seating. I was able to get seats for 12 easily with out. Scheduled times for rock wall, sky pad and Flow Rider. I did not use, but it was nice to have times if I wanted to utilize. Excursions: Pearl Island lunch and snorkel. Was awesome!! Lunch eas good snorkeling was fun. Coco Cay: We got a Bungalow, we had five. It was comfortable, staff was good. Area was quiet. Things I didn't like, food, lack of swimming area by the bungalows. To much plant life with Jellyfish i got 2 minor stings while floating on mat above plant life. Dining: breakfast in Windjammer was pretty good. Final day breakfast in Dining room was very good! Biggest issue I had was coffee was awful. They used non dairy cream half and half was VERY hard to come by. Took an officer to get. Starbucks is there with half and half. I am not a fan of Starbucks. Did not have lunch on board. Lunch on private island for the bungalows was not that great. Dining room dinners: every night was great. Food was delicious, staff as in other areas VERY good. Spa: had a massage, and had my hair done. Both were good, but can I say Upsell!! I have been on 4 cruise lines, and have to say Royal Caribbean is the worst for upselling enough so that i will not choose Royal Caribbean to cruise on unless it is because friends are going. I will try to change there minds. Like embarkation, debarkation was quick and easy after a delicious breakfast in the dining room for "Key Members ". Summary: Great boat, great Cabin, great staff, food was very good, Royal Caribbean coffee awful ( of course all is a personal opinion). Pearl Island was worth it. Bungalows not if you lume to swim. The Key: not worth for me in this ship. Happy cruising! Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Overall, the ship was clean and the staff was friendly. We stayed in a junior suite room and it was very spacious. We traveled with 2 little ones, ages 1 and 3. We were under the impression that there would be things for them to do. This ... Read More
Overall, the ship was clean and the staff was friendly. We stayed in a junior suite room and it was very spacious. We traveled with 2 little ones, ages 1 and 3. We were under the impression that there would be things for them to do. This is not a family friendly ship. My son who is 3, was not able to attend the aquanauts because he is potty trained but not able to get on the potty by himself and needs assistance. He has to go into the infant room with our daughter. We also weren’t allowed to take our 1 year old in the pool because she isn’t potty trained. They had no other kid friendly pools or waterslides for them. Perfect for adults but not for kids. The childcare was awesome and the staff were super friendly! My only complaint is the hours of operation. They are only open a few hours in the morning and 6-12pm. They had no afternoon hours which I wish we knew prior to booking this ship. We did a shore excursion to the Atlantis which we paid a lot of money for. Getting off the ship to head to the Atlantis was a disaster. We had to wait in a long line with 2 little kids to get on buses over to the resort. They close the kid water playground at 12 and 3 for 15-minute cleaning. Some kid pooped in the pool and my son had only 10 minutes of play the whole time we were there because they closed it down for the day. The aquarium was awesome! Getting on and off the ship was pretty easy. My husband and I took advantage of getting massage at the spa. It was not what I expected. It looked worn down and they did not have any pools, saunas, ect. The services were very pricey for what we received. My actual massage was great. The therapist took me back 11 minutes late and ended 8 minutes early leaving me with a 40-45 minute service that was suppose to be 50 minutes. I complained to the manager who argued with me that her therapist said the service was 50 minutes. She told me that my phone time was wrong. I told her I checked the time as my husband went back on time and finished about 10 minutes after me. She chalked it up to his therapist being a “snail” and “sooooo slow”. She offered my 10% off my service but I never received a refund. Overall, the ship is nice, staff is great and food was awesome. I would NOT take a family on this cruise. For couples, young people or single people only. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We chose this cruise because it fit perfectly into our schedule. The cruise itself was wonderful. We loved all the ports and excursions. The only problem was the food. The whole reason we switched from Royal to Norwegian was the food. ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it fit perfectly into our schedule. The cruise itself was wonderful. We loved all the ports and excursions. The only problem was the food. The whole reason we switched from Royal to Norwegian was the food. This trip we saw the same shrimp in a dish most nights. Our favorite lava cake dessert, which is usually offered nightly, was only offered one night. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come. Our room was extremely small, but our room steward was excellent. We had a great time in the casino, the dealers were very friendly. I was very impressed with the life guards around the pool. I had never seen them on prior cruises and always thought they were necessary. These lifeguards made sure parents controlled their children and kept the drunk people from drowning the 7 foot deep pool. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Embarkation was a very simple and quick process. The new terminal for Royal Caribbean is amazing and makes the process of getting on the ship very easy The disembarkation also went very smoothly. The renovations are a nice addition ... Read More
Embarkation was a very simple and quick process. The new terminal for Royal Caribbean is amazing and makes the process of getting on the ship very easy The disembarkation also went very smoothly. The renovations are a nice addition to the ship. The interior was very pretty. It does not appear that the staterooms have been renovated yet. Even without the cabin renovations, our stateroom was very nice. Our dining experiences in the main dining room were excellent. Our head waiter, Bobby, was so attentive and responsive to all of our needs. He went above and beyond to make sure we had what we wanted. We took advantage of eating in the main dining room for breakfast and dinner every day and lunch on one day. I enjoy this much more than having to fight the crowds at the buffet in the Windjammer. Our day at the private island, Cococay was canceled due to safety precautions because of high winds. Due to this we spent the entire 2nd evening and next day docked in Nassau. Not only was it disappointing not getting to go to the beach, it was awful just staying stationary at the Nassau port for that long. I for one love the movement of cruising and we did not get this for the majority of our cruise. I totally understand canceling Cococay due to safety reasons; however I do feel like we could have cruised somewhere even if it was just a second day at Sea rather than sit in Nassau for another day. Most people did not get off the ship the 2nd day in Nassau since they had already done that the previous day. I did not book shore excursions in Nassau as I have been there several times on other Cruise Lines. We did get off the ship and walk around the town area as well as the Straw Market. The ship was inundated with a very large number of teenage girls from Latin America who were aboard celebrating becoming the age of 15. These girls we're loud and rude at times and gathered in large crowds while blocking entrances into certain venues on the ship. They did not appear to have chaperones around them at all or at least any time when I saw them. Lack of clothing that these girls wore was also very unappealing to the majority of adults on the ship. This was only my second time cruising on a Royal Caribbean ship. On my first adventure with Royal Caribbean, there were a thousand college-age students aboard. They students were drunk the majority of the day and we're very noisy and disruptive to every activity. I gave Royal Caribbean another chance by booking this cruise and again met up with a large number of young people. I think they should look at their policy of allowing large groups of people under the age of 21 on their ships. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
I just don't care much for cruises. I will say getting on and off the ship was way more easy than I have ever experienced. The ship was clean and fresh. The food lacked luster and the wait staff was never seen. Also in the casino, you ... Read More
I just don't care much for cruises. I will say getting on and off the ship was way more easy than I have ever experienced. The ship was clean and fresh. The food lacked luster and the wait staff was never seen. Also in the casino, you always had to leave your table or machine and get your own drink only to return and someone else was sitting in your spot. The entertainment started too late making it where you had to stay up till one or two in the morning. It is easier to take the stairs then to wait on an elevator. They close off the pool a little too early. The state rooms were great and the stewards were amazing. Coco Cay was okay and relaxing. I think when they finish the construction it will be a jewel. Swimming with the pigs was not as advertised. They are pined up and the water is knee deep. Not what I was expecting at all. Nassau was just like Jamaica. Very aggressive people trying to sell you drugs and a rent you a scooter. They will also grab you and try to get you to come into the shops. I will not be returning there unless I went to another island. A cruise is a cruise but for some reason this one fell a little below the ones I have been on before. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
We were looking for an NCL cruise during a very specific time frame. This cruise was the only one that fit our schedule. This was our fifth cruise with NCL. We have sailed on the Jade for several cruises and liked it much better than ... Read More
We were looking for an NCL cruise during a very specific time frame. This cruise was the only one that fit our schedule. This was our fifth cruise with NCL. We have sailed on the Jade for several cruises and liked it much better than the Sky. Entertainment areas on the Sky have inconvenient seating especially the theater. Our meal at Cagney's was an excellent experience but our evening in LaCucina was mediocre - both the food and the service. We ate twice in The Crossing and enjoyed the food and service. In general, the staff did not seem as enthusiastic and friendly as we have encountered on other cruises with NCL. Marvin the entertainer was very good and we enjoyed the times we were able to listen to his performances. We missed having a quiet bar area to sit and enjoy a beverage (like Magnum's on the Jade.) Overall we enjoyed a restful vacation but would not choose the Sky or a similar ship for future cruises. We received excellent service from SOME staff but overall were not satisfied with this ship. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
My family and I took a long weekend Bahamas cruise and booked it about three weeks in advance. Aspects of the cruise were great while others were not. Starting with the great aspects, embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. ... Read More
My family and I took a long weekend Bahamas cruise and booked it about three weeks in advance. Aspects of the cruise were great while others were not. Starting with the great aspects, embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. The cruise director and staff that led trivia and game show type activities were exceptional. The comedian and magician were outstanding. Great Stirrup Cay is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been and if there was a hotel there I'd gladly spend a few days with my toes in the sand. The snorkeling right off the beach was good, and easily accessible for even those new to snorkeling. Cold water was readily available at every bar in a large dispenser with a stack of plastic cups next to it - super fast and easy. Now for the not-so-great parts. To be fair, we have cruised Norwegian before (on other ships) and had wonderful experiences. For some reason, the Sky was completely different. The buffet offerings were very limited. Ten hot choices is inadequate. All of the hot foods had metal serving spoons, and they were so hot it was uncomfortable to pick them up. There were not labels on many of the buffet items which was not a problem except the buffet staff could not answer basic questions like “what is this?”. The beds were hard and uncomfortable. "We Will Rock You" show featured two exceptionally talented female vocalists and a male vocalist who could not compare to either of them. He detracted from the show. The Guest Services desk was a disappointment. We had an issue with specialty dining (the ship's interpretation of what was included was different than what we were told at booking) and we were advised that Guest Services was "not the department in charge of dining" and that we should go to the specialty dining counter on the other side of the main lobby. When we arrived at the dining counter, that staff member advised that there was nothing his department could do either and we were sent back to Guest Services .... literally 40 feet away. We were told that "a person in charge" would look at the issue and be in touch with us. We received no message or letter in response to our issue. We were fortunate to be the only ship at Great Stirrup Cay. However, there were lines 20 people deep at the bars by 10 am. Send more bartenders! I applaud Norwegian for its corporate policies that help preserve the environment, but the "no plastic straws anywhere in the fleet" created a bit of a problem for us because paper straws were not available either. My husband ordered his traditional sail away Pina Colada when we got on the ship and he had to wait a half hour for it to melt so he could drink it. Please start providing straws for frozen drinks. Finally, the staff as a whole was less friendly than any other ship I've been on. Bartenders didn't smile when handing you your drink, staff walking around on the beach at Great Stirrup Cay and in the buffet seating areas kept their eyes down and spoke only to ask if you were done and if they could take your plate/cup. Even the folks staffing the omelet station would not respond to my "thank you". Honestly, they seemed sad. When we boarded the tender to go back to the ship at Great Stirrup Cay, we saw a group of employees sitting shoulder to shoulder on the floor in an alcove between the first and second floors. They all sat the same way, with their knees pulled up by their chests. Maybe twenty of them were packed in very tightly with no room to move at all. The image of those staff members squeezed into that small area, quietly sitting in exactly the same position, continues to be troubling to me. I've never worked in the cruise industry and did not ask why they were all stuck in that small area like that so perhaps there was a legitimate reason for it? But to me, that seating arrangement was dehumanizing. It made me wonder if this kind of second class citizen treatment was why the staff in general were less friendly. I would much rather spend my vacation time and money on a cruise line that treats its employees with enough dignity and respect to give them actual seats on a tender. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Me and the Ms. decided to take our 4 kids with us on our first cruise ever to Costa maya and cozumel. Me and her have been to resorts on the carribean beaches of mexico twice and loved every minute. We decided on a cruise with our kids due ... Read More
Me and the Ms. decided to take our 4 kids with us on our first cruise ever to Costa maya and cozumel. Me and her have been to resorts on the carribean beaches of mexico twice and loved every minute. We decided on a cruise with our kids due to cost and more entertainment. Be advised that all i have to compare with is my stays at El Cid and Catalonia Royal Tulum. I did not think the staff was nearly as friendly on the ship as the resorts. This excludes 2 waiters we had at dinner (Worwit and Milena) who were easily the best servers of my life. The 5 stars on "dining" is solely due to them. The rest seemed grumpy and were not helpful at all. The ship was amazing, though my kids were too small for the funnest attractions (flowrider for 9 and 10 year old and water slides and skypad for 4 year old). Food at dinner was great, fun menu with some new things to try. Rest was average. It was hard to find a table for 6 at all meals other than dinner when our table was reserved. We felt the ship was overly crowded compared to resorts, which felt much more relaxing to us. All though the cruise was booked as "all-inclusive", we felt Royal Carib try to nickel and dime you where they can. We never had anybody explain to us how things worked and spent the majority of the 5 days trying to figure that out. We had a lot of fun, i cant deny that. But next time i will spend more money on a resort where staff is legitimately friendly and we dont feel so crowded. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We were celebrating 2 birthdays on different days. One was totally forgotten by the crew...no decorations, no mention, no cake, no apology...even though we reminded them. The day our private island get away was cancelled, the crew was ... Read More
We were celebrating 2 birthdays on different days. One was totally forgotten by the crew...no decorations, no mention, no cake, no apology...even though we reminded them. The day our private island get away was cancelled, the crew was not prepared for morning breakfast and was grumpy. The day of embarkment we were in the first group to get on the ship, so that went quickly. But on that day eating areas were way overcrowded....be prepared. Not enough areas were open. At Cagneys steak house the steak was tough and chewy. At many of the restaurants the food was just warm, not hot. However, the one evening entertainment of Wind Fire Air Water was outstanding. We were in the last group to disembark so disembarkment went smoothly and quickly and was well organized. Therefore, it was easy to find our luggage. It is unfortunate that the balcony doors to connecting cabins cannot be opened so that we could have shared the balcony experience. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Choose the Sky as we wanted to go back to Atlantis and to Key West for the first time. The Sky is an older ship but was in decent shape. We're told it was going for a dry dock right after our cruise and thankfully we saw no pre ... Read More
Choose the Sky as we wanted to go back to Atlantis and to Key West for the first time. The Sky is an older ship but was in decent shape. We're told it was going for a dry dock right after our cruise and thankfully we saw no pre work being done. The entertainment was Decent and the food was average. We found the Dinning room sub par compared to other Norwegian ships. The specialty restaurants were good. We went to the steak house and the Italian restaurants. Great stirrup Cay was a fun island with a nice shallow beach. All food and drink was included. Service was good and cabin kept clean. The only bad smell on the ship was from the smokers in the Casino. The outdoor buffet section on the back of the ship was a nice alternative. It is covered by an awning. Seating in the main buffet can be crowded but this aft area and the pool deck had takes for over flow. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
My cousin chose this cruise for her 28th birthday. We overall enjoyed ourselves because we have a good time no matter where we are. But i must say carnival nickels and dimes you for everything. The fee for wi-fi is outrageous. Fresh clean ... Read More
My cousin chose this cruise for her 28th birthday. We overall enjoyed ourselves because we have a good time no matter where we are. But i must say carnival nickels and dimes you for everything. The fee for wi-fi is outrageous. Fresh clean drinking water is a rare commodity. The water you get from the soft drink dispenser taste like sewer water. The only soft drinks they offer after breakfast is lemonade n green tea. WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT WASTE TIME CRUISING TO PRINCESS CAYS. Its an island owned by Carnival, n there is nothing much to it. Just another way to get u to put money in their pockets. Some of the halls smell like straight doo-doo. The staff is great. The seem over worked but still pleasant. The rooms r small n beds r uncomfortable. Plenty of activities for everyone. From comfy shows to karaoke to night clubs. I wish they were more strict on smoking. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Embarkation was easy and quick. It was just my husband and I. The bathrooms there were horrible so we waited until we got on the ship to go. There was a long line to check-in but it moved quickly then we were having our on-boarding picture ... Read More
Embarkation was easy and quick. It was just my husband and I. The bathrooms there were horrible so we waited until we got on the ship to go. There was a long line to check-in but it moved quickly then we were having our on-boarding picture taken and waiting for our boarding number to be called. Once we were on the ship went straight to the Main dining room for lunch (even though there was someone there directing us to the buffet) and it was amazing. The food quality went down from there. The drinks were always good. The next morning we went back to the main dining room for breakfast and our biscuits and gravy was cold. We tried the crossings restaurant for dinner and the main course just wasn't good. The steaks were tough and had no flavor. The food just didn't seem to be warm enough on the buffets and It was the same thing all the time. Our room was nice the bathroom was small (that's to be expected) but it always looked dirty. Everything is plastic in there so it just seemed stained. I loved our steward, he was great. This was a free bar cruise so there weren't many children around, which was nice. I don't mind children I just don't think this was an appropriate cruise for them to be on. Some of the ladies didn't leave anything to your imagination by the pool. If we were to go on this cruise again I don't think we would get off at Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas. They seem to be still rebuilding after the hurricane and there is not much to do. Nassau was amazing. I do recommend walking about a mile to the beach and chilling out there. They offer umbrellas and chairs but we didn't plan on staying all day so we just used our towel. I brought my own snorkel set and had a great time looking at all the fish. We were not able to get off at our last stop, Stirrup Cay, because of the waves. That was a let down. We were stuck on the ship with nothing to do unless you wanted to spend money. We stayed in our room and watched movies. It was too windy (and cool) that day to enjoy the pool. Disembarkation went smoothly. We woke up early so we had breakfast at the buffet and left. There were no lines so it took maybe 10 minutes to walk off the ship and get to our car. Overall it was a nice cruise. I think I would go again but not on that ship. The food was really disappointing. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
This was the 17th cruise for my wife and I, and elevated us to platinum status in the RCI rewards program. We drove to the cruise terminal the day of sailing so I can’t provide any feedback for area hotels or excursions in Miami. The ... Read More
This was the 17th cruise for my wife and I, and elevated us to platinum status in the RCI rewards program. We drove to the cruise terminal the day of sailing so I can’t provide any feedback for area hotels or excursions in Miami. The new RCI terminal in Miami is beautiful though, and getting around inside was a breeze. Much better than before! We sailed with another couple, no kids. Embarkation took less than 10 minutes with the help of RCIs options to sign all documents/waivers prior to embarkation day, provide photographs, and use the app to access SetSail passes. We highly recommend passengers take advantage of this! As is well known, Mariner recently completed a very expensive refurbishment. The ships public spaces looked absolutely beautiful. Of special note is the main dining room; the new décor and colors made it one of the nicest MDRs we’ve ever been in. The rest of the ship, especially the Royal Promenade, also looked wonderful. My wife put it best when she said that after the refurbishment, the Mariner looks and feels like a smaller version of the Oasis class. And she hit the nail right on the head. Mariner provides a small taste of what her big sisters offer. We attended several of the onboard activities. The sail away party was well done, though fairly typical. Loud upbeat music with drinks flowing. We made appearances at several trivia events (and ly won one of them). On the final night we attended the silent disco and the 80s party that followed. For those unfamiliar, silent disco is where attendees wear headphones and have the options of listening to different stations featuring different music styles. This was a first for our traveling companions, and they enjoyed it as much as we did. The 80s party in the promenade featured dancing, as well as iconic 80s costumes. A good time was had by all. We also attended the Escape Room. This was our second aboard a RCI ship (first was on Harmony). The experience was certainly challenging, and I think everyone had a good time. We managed to solve all the puzzles with just a few minutes remaining (thanks to some direction provided by the staff). Worth the extra charge if you enjoy these types of activities. My wife and I also participated in the Sky Pad. This is the large glowing sphere on the top deck. Inside you’ll find four trampolines with bungee cords suspended above each. Participants are strapped in to the cords while standing on the trampolines. Each is also fitted with a virtual reality helmet (optional). The VR helmet displays different games that react to your jumping. It was a fun and unique experience. We recommend it but do your best to make a reservation. The lines were long, and we wouldn’t have made it without the time slot. In addition, we attended the battle of the sexes game in one of the lounges. A typical group activity featuring passengers competing in goofy and somewhat embarrassing games. Fun to watch or participate in. In regards to service, we were not disappointed. Our cabin steward always greeted us with a smile and had our room well stocked with towels and kept clean. Dining staff, bartenders, and just about everyone else we interacted with asked how our vacation was going and were friendly and professional. Our cruise brought us to CoCo Cay and Nassau. CoCo Cay is RCI’s private island, and in a few months will complete a massive overhaul. Until complete, ships calling here are still tendering off, so plan for the additional time for this process. The island itself is beautiful and easy to navigate. Also a nice touch is those passengers with a drink package can use it on the island. In CoCo Cay we opted for the Swimming with the Pigs excursion. After a short boat ride to a neighboring smaller island, we entered an enclosed beach that housed, well, pigs. These animals are domesticated and are used to being around people. During our hour in the water, we were able to feed them apple slices and pet them as they swam around us. The staff took pictures for us (cameras are not allowed in the water with the animals). This was a first for us, so we enjoyed the event. However, realistically speaking, we paid $100 to feed pigs. Some would call that rather silly. In Nassau we didn’t do an excursion. We just strolled the shops and stopped for a beer at the Bearded Clam. It’s a small bar that offers local beers (try the Sands Raddler, a fantastic grapefruit beer) and food. The conch fritters were delicious! After that we returned to the ship. We were in cabin 8119, an interior cabin. In short, a standard interior cabin with enough (but not plenty) of storage space. While it suited our three day trip, I didn’t get the impression a lot of time was spent updating these cabins. There were no outlets near the bed (which you had to crawl onto), and no USB outlets. Our shower also leaked, despite the glass doors. I love the RCI doors for cabin showers, which are so much better than the curtains other lines have. However, when they leak as ours did you get just as much water all over the bathroom floor. We did not inform the staff about the issue. In regards to dining, we found the food to be standard fair. One night the MDR there were two steak options. We found it rather funny that both meals were identical except for mushroom sauce on one. Even the sides were the same! Also of note was the much longer time it takes to eat. We chose the My Time Dining option, and usually showed up around 5:30 or 6. Despite the fact that the MDR isn’t too busy at this time and there were only four at our table, dinner took us nearly two hours. There was a small note to expect this on the Cruise Planner. Two hours is too much time! 30 minutes between courses is a bit excessive, and made us skip the MDR the final night. If we find this to be typical on our next RCI cruise (Symphony OTS in February), this may cause us to eat elsewhere. We did have lunch on day three at the Dog House, a hot dog eatery on the pool deck. The dogs were delicious and there was practically no line. A great option apart from the buffet for lunch. The Windjammer (buffet restaurant) was well stocked and had a variety of foods that we found to be perfectly acceptable. It was also kept very clean and we never had trouble finding seating. Also not to miss is the Bamboo Room on the Promenade. The drinks were great (watch out for the higher cost. Drink packages only cover up to a certain dollar amount, and several of the featured drinks were cost more), and the atmosphere was fun. Think Tiki Bar with associated décor and themed drinks. Our biggest disappointment for this cruise was the entertainment. We typically make it a point to see all the shows while on cruises, and RCI has some excellent offerings. However, the only show we saw this cruise was the ice skating show on the first night. The reason being was that all the other shows (headliner, comedians, etc) all started after 10 PM. While we do stay up later on vacation, these times either conflicted with other activities or was just too late after a day in the sun and partaking in adult beverages. And as in the past the ice skating show, despite talented skaters, was just weird. The story, if there was one, made absolutely no sense. If you enjoy production shows or similar performers, expect to stay up late and have to choose between a show or something else. Disembarkation was well organized and ran smoothly. From the time we joined the line (we always carry our luggage off) to the time we were loading it into the car took about 25 minutes. To summarize, Mariner provided a great weekend getaway. The refurbishment seems to have done the public areas justice, as the ship is beautiful. Service was at the level expected by prior cruises and RCI standards. Food despite the wait in the MDR, ranged from acceptable to quite good. We enjoyed the activities, but missed the opportunity to enjoy the super late starting shows. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We cruised from January 4-7th on the Carnival Victory from Port of Miami going to Nassau, Bahamas to get some after holiday’s R&R. We drove down to the port and we did a pre-pay parking service thru Jet Port this was easy and ... Read More
We cruised from January 4-7th on the Carnival Victory from Port of Miami going to Nassau, Bahamas to get some after holiday’s R&R. We drove down to the port and we did a pre-pay parking service thru Jet Port this was easy and convenient, and they also provide a shuttle from parking to the port. The embarkation was easy and went quickly to the ship, the picture takers were snapping pictures as we went thru the gangway to get onto the ship, we also paid $39.95 for Faster to the Fun (FTTF) and with this service you're supposed to get priority security check in and boarding with first access to your cabin, priority luggage to your room and debarkation choices, it's purpose basically is to provide faster and priority service and price is per cabin so if you have multiple people in your cabin it will pertain to all parties, and based on my experience this was a total waste of money to spend on this service because even though we had it identified on our sail and sign card none of the crew seem to matter or acknowledge for that fact that we had FTTF. Once we got to our cabin room 6223 which was an inside cabin with balcony which is closer to the bow of the ship, our luggage wasn't there when we got there so I found our cabin steward to see where our luggage was since we purchased FTTF and other cabins had their luggage waiting, he advised us to give it a few minutes it took about 20-25 minutes to get luggage-No FTTF there, we then decided to go the guest services to inquire about the internet services that they provided and to add money to our sail card, they offer Wi-Fi Service and their HUB App with the Wi-Fi service you can only communicate thru apps i.e. Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, twitter which was not worth getting to be to only be able to communicate thru those apps you can also purchase for $5.00 the HUB app texting where you can text your party or people that have the app and pay $5.00...FYI if one person gets the Wi-Fi I was told everybody in the party has too purchase also. Made our way up to the Lido Deck which is the pool deck area which you will also find your informal/casual dining such as the buffet. Guy's Burger Joint was my first stop for some burgers and hand-cut fries which was delicious lines moved fast and practically no wait. I purchased the CHEERS! beverage program which is an all-inclusive drink program I paid a flat daily rate (again if one person purchases the program the whole cabin party must purchase. I hate the way carnival nickel and dimes you for every little thing. For the most part I enjoyed the cruise, the food was phenomenal weather we ate at the Lido Restaurant or the Pacific Dining we signed up for late dining which is around 8:15 our waiter Louie was very nice and accommodating, provided us with whatever we needed never felt as if we were bothering him, he was always nearby. I did find that some of the crew tended to be very rude especially when they called us to the muster station for our emergency practice as well as when we disembarked the ship, I found that to be unacceptable. Due to the playoff's the football games were being televised in the Skybox Sports Bar so I spent much time watching the games on Saturday and Sunday the bartender Davut was so nice and friendly we talked and joked around he was the best!!! I enjoyed to cruise all in all until we got back to the port to disembark we check our bags the night before so you have to have them out by 11pm the night before as a FTTF member-------BIG MISTAKE !!! while we were dining for breakfast they cleared the ship back in port and started calling the different decks for the people that didn't check their luggage and basically no one check luggage so the debarkation process was a mess and got backed up because everyone with luggage was getting off first and FTTF was not acknowledged they even stopped letting people off for about an hour to get things settled down they started shoveling people into one of the large entertainment rooms and we sat and waited until it was our turn to go and we didn’t get off the ship until around 10:30 -11am these people were rude rude rude and talking to people any kind of way until one of the passengers actually said something to them. just don’t waste your money with the faster to the fun FTTF because they don’t even acknowledge it, it was like we penalized for checking bags because the others were given first priority-which sucks- I digress on this issue ----all in all I did have a good time and would book again in hopes that those kinks will be worked out in the future. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
The Bad: Let me start with the biggest problem of the Norwegian Sky - the odor of the ship. In some areas, you will most likely be hit with the strong odor of raw sewage (similar to what you may smell in any restroom at a gas station). ... Read More
The Bad: Let me start with the biggest problem of the Norwegian Sky - the odor of the ship. In some areas, you will most likely be hit with the strong odor of raw sewage (similar to what you may smell in any restroom at a gas station). In other places however, the odor will be much stronger and much more unpleasant. Take the Dazzles Night Club for example. When walking in there, you will only be greeted with the smell of a musty locker room. I cannot properly describe the foulness of Dazzles Night Club’s odor. It was to the point where my family could not go in there to watch the fun games and activities it had to offer throughout the night. Please keep in mind that Dazzles is Norwegian Sky’s equivalent of the Atrium on the Breakaway and Breakaway Plus class ships. For those who have been on one of Norwegian’s newer ships, imagine the Atrium smelling like a gym locker room! We eventually discovered that this more than unpleasant odor was coming from Dazzles chairs, which were the nastiest chairs that I have ever seen! I wouldn’t even want those chairs in my basement storage room, much less on a cruise ship! Another major issue that we had was the odor we were greeted with when arriving in our cabin. Once again raw sewage overtook our tiny ocean view room. We quickly alerted guest services, who attempted to pour bleach down the sink where the odor was coming from. Eventually the issue was solved, but not without having to call down to guest services about 15 times. I will give guest services the credit they deserve and say that they handled this situation professionally and properly. For a lot of people, the biggest draw of this cruise is the free open bar, as Norwegian advertises this heavily. The problem is that the only good free drinks you will find that are the kid’s mock tails. All the beer and wine is cheap and/or extremely watered down. The shardina in particular was foul and practically undrikable. So, the open bar really isn’t a good value at all. Don’t expect the same quality of drinks as the other ships’ drink packages offer. The pool was almost unusable most of the day because new are paces over the swimming pool to prevent swimming. That’s right, it’s not an uncommon sight to see the pool covered at 3:00 pm! Also, they love to blare their music so loud that you can’t hear the person six inches from you. Not what I would call relaxing or fun! Also, the ship looks very dated in some places. Take Captain Cook’s for example. This bar should have been renovated 15 years ago. The decore looks like something out of 1975. Other places on the ship such as Placae and Crossings main dining rooms looked nearly as good as Norwegian’s newest ships. Also, the second of 3 stops on this cruise, which is Freeport in the Bahamas is by far the worst port I have ever cruised to! If the Sky has more to offer, I would have just stayed on the ship. The port was run down and chaotic and the ship docked very far from any fun places to see. THE GOOD: Norwegian Sky had exceptional service. We went on the Norwegian Getaway in 2018 and I have to say that Norwegian Sky’s service was much better. Our room steward was great. He was friendly, helpful, and always was more than happy to get us what we needed when we called. What else can you ask for? Also, the food was much better than expected. The New York strip steak in the main dining room was so good that I would have been satisfied if I had been served it at Cagney’s Steak House. The desserts however, were hit or miss. Embarkation was the fastest we’d ever experienced . We were on the ship in 15 minutes form arriving at the port. Disembarkation was equally quick. No compaints here. In conclusion, if you want a sort getaway that visits 3 ports in 4 days, don’t mind drinking cheap alcoholic beverages, or the datedness and odor of the ship don’t bother you, this cruise is for you. I still had a lot of fun and I don’t regret this cruise, let’s just hope that most of Norwegian Sky’s issues are fixed in its upcoming dry dock. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
The title says it all. The ship has a lot to offer, especially for children and teens.There is bungy jumping, rope climbing, laser tag, escape room, ice shows, and more. Only problem with all of those is that you must sign up as ... Read More
The title says it all. The ship has a lot to offer, especially for children and teens.There is bungy jumping, rope climbing, laser tag, escape room, ice shows, and more. Only problem with all of those is that you must sign up as operation hours are not as long as needed and slots fill up fast, so make your way to guest services early to sign up, or you lose out. My grandson was only able to do rock climbing because we just showed up and was lucky to find a space. So, sign up early. My biggest complaint was that my room was very moldy, dated, and dirty. I asked them to cover the couch with a clean sheet as the stains were disgusting. I have mold allergies and had to keep the balcony door open at all times in order to stay in the room. The staff tried to clean, but the problem was beyond cleaning and new carpets and couches may have helped to eliminate the problem. So much money spent on the other parts of the ship, but impossible to enjoy ones cruise when staying in a dirty smelly room. I traveled with family and they occupied two other cabins. Neither was a bad as mine, but both had slight mold odor, both had carpets and couches that needed cleaning. No, needed replacement. Very unpleasant for this traveler. The dining experience on this ship was above average. I usually try the specialty options at least once, but we were traveling with young children and did not do so on this cruise. The main dining room was above the norm and the staff went 'overboard' to please the various dietary needs of our group. The Ice show on this ship is terrific however, the other entertainment offered was not up to the standards of other short cruises we have taken. So that was a disappointment as well. This cruise line has a private Island day, and that was nice and as expected. The other stop is Nassau, and has the typical available options. Again, sign up early if interested in an excursion. We were able to get our third choice, and did the submarine ride which the children enjoyed. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Left out of Miami on Dec 28. This was a family cruise (4 people over 50, 3 in their 20s/30s, and 1 5 YO), so we had two balconies next to each other (6388 and 6390), as well as a new interior room. Embarkation: EASY. The new terminal is ... Read More
Left out of Miami on Dec 28. This was a family cruise (4 people over 50, 3 in their 20s/30s, and 1 5 YO), so we had two balconies next to each other (6388 and 6390), as well as a new interior room. Embarkation: EASY. The new terminal is great. Fast, attentive, wonderful. Disembarkation: Same. We did self assist and left at 8:30 after breakfast. Ship: while the updates are nice, they have NOT made their way to the staterooms. The overhaul makes the ship look newish, which is good. Dining rooms look lovely. Service: not one attendant on this ship smiled or seemed to care about our experience. We actively had some give us dirty looks (when returning towels or not ordering a drink by the pool). We had one server kick over our drink, look down, and then leave. By far the most depressing service I've ever had on a cruise. Cabins: We had the 6th deck aft balconies that have the deck in front. No one ever goes on them, so we didn't mind that "obstruction" at all. Room was a decent size, balcony a great size. HOWEVER — the room was in poor shape. The handles to the balcony were covered in tape and paint, it was SO HARD and LOUD to open the balcony door, the balcony was always dirty, the carpets were stained, all of the doors jiggled constantly, there are only two outlets in the room, one in the bathroom (bring an international adapter to add one more). Bed was rock solid (I didn't mind this).Remote never worked, etc. The INTERIOR room was brand new and much nicer (but nothing great, honestly). Food/drink: good: Dinner in the main dining room was lovely. Well prepared, tasty, and included. We didn't do specialty dining due to both cost and lackluster menus. We should have done lunch (see below), but those restaurants were still too expensive and completely empty at lunch, leaving the few diners to look sad and alone. bad: The windjammer has no change in menu for breakfast or lunch. I despised it by day 2. Very little was healthy for lunch, and there isn't even a basic vinaigrette for salad. I'm not a picky eater, so this was really disappointing. All I ever want to drink is plain soda water, which is usually available on the ship's water machines. On Mariner you don't get to pour your own beverage, so I was pretty sad. Activities: We really did enjoy laser tag! Free is the right price for it, and it was a blast. Sky pad was fun, too. Not worth a long wait, though. Escape room seemed like a good idea, but booking was a pain and we ended up not doing it due to that and the $20 pp fee. Pools were FREEZING. Hot tubs were packed and warm :). The solarium was the best for adults, but still FREEZING cold pools. My Alaska cruises were warmer... Kids camp/adventure ocean: what a disappointment. There were enough kids to do fun activities, but each day they just watched tv or colored on their own. Our kid LOVES kids camp so she didn't mind too much, but she said she was bored after two hours. She also was COVERED in marker — her clothing, everything. No one told us, and there were at least two other kids drawing all over her. The counselors (except one) never smiled or talked to my kid at drop off, despite her trying to make conversation. Overall this may be the cruise that makes us stop taking Royal Caribbean. I've usually been happy, but this was below expectations for this price point. We have recently had some lovely cruises on NCL and we'll be using them next time. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Always wanted to do the Bahamas and it was in my bucket list. Although the ship could accommodate decent number of people, the activities which were planned during the whole trip was somewhat below my expectation. I have been in Holland ... Read More
Always wanted to do the Bahamas and it was in my bucket list. Although the ship could accommodate decent number of people, the activities which were planned during the whole trip was somewhat below my expectation. I have been in Holland American lines where I found the activities much more entertaining and captivating. Few things which did not go well are as follows: Movie: The English movie "Quite Place" is not an appropriate movie at all, specially when there are children around. The movie itself is not great and an absolute waste of time. Art Auction: This activity is quite boring as majority of the cruisers are not interested to buy art while cruising. Excursion sales: The lady managing the excursion table was extremely rude and lack manners and patience. Restaurant staff: Few servers in the restaurant are not friendly and was in a hurry to serve and be done with it. Things which did go well are as follows: Great food choice Restaurant manager was extremely cooperative in arranging a birthday cake Administrative Person by the name of Shradhya was very helpful Things to improve: Some exciting entertainments like magic shows, quiz, good movies, Indoor Table Tennis tables, mind games etc. Overall it was a great experience. Hope to be better next time. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
The ship itself was really great with lots of activities but organization needs improvements. There were many events that got cancelled at the last minute even after staff made people wait for over an hour. And there were events that never ... Read More
The ship itself was really great with lots of activities but organization needs improvements. There were many events that got cancelled at the last minute even after staff made people wait for over an hour. And there were events that never took place. Had a very nice experience with the head cabin crew and the dining crew but terrible experience with the staff working at the Cafe Promenade. Especially, the lady working behind the pizza area. There were 2 lines. One for pizza and one for sandwiches. I was one of the first ones in line to get sandwiches but she decides to tell us that she will be serving the pizza line first rather than rotating. After waiting for over 15 min. finally another lady shows up and starts serving the sandwich line. After getting my food, I also wanted some dessert where there was no one serving so I asked the pizza lady kindly if I can get some dessert and she totally ignored me. I don't really make complaints but this was not acceptable. BTW, no one at the Cafe Promenade smiles!!! Enjoyed the dining room food but didn't care much for the variety of the Windjammer buffet food. Saw 4 different shows. Enjoyed ice skating, comedy, and Whitney Houston tribute was great. On our previous cruises, every staff smiled and were kind. Not just the ones that are assigned to the specifics which I found it to be on this cruise. Will try RC one more time. Overall, great ship with lot's of fun activities but service is what counts for our family of six. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Reviews were good, wanted to do their private island, which we thoroughly enjoyed, Delicious bbq and there was plenty to go around as were the many bars on the island and looked liked a 1000 lounge chairs. Plenty to go around The ... Read More
Reviews were good, wanted to do their private island, which we thoroughly enjoyed, Delicious bbq and there was plenty to go around as were the many bars on the island and looked liked a 1000 lounge chairs. Plenty to go around The poor quality and selection ( mostly quality) in the main dining room and the specialty steak house where we had the worst meal that we have ever had. Our room was adequate and met our needs, the steward was very good and attentive, it was clean and kept clean. After the poor dining room experience we ate at the buffets which were very good. Our excursion to the private island could not have been any better. Very nice Over all the waiters, bar tenders and ships employees were great. Enjoyed the entertainment shows, especially the acts in the nightclubs. They did a really nice job with the Deal or No Deal. Cannot see any reason to take another SKY cruise Read Less
Sail Date November 2018

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