Norwegian Sky

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  • Norwegian Sky to Alaska: One of the best vacations I have ever had!

    Aug 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great scenery, staff, food, accommodations.
    Cons: Absolutely none!

    Summary: When my family first brought up the issue of taking a cruise to Alaska, it was last fall, and even then, the plan was to take it “in a few years” as a family. Well, in February of 2001, my father was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, so we knew that ... read more

  • 4 Day Getaway To The Bahamas

    May 14, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, casual, home port of Miami. Friendly crew, good food, overall cleanliness and service.
    Cons: 7  vs 4 night cruises provide less pampering withdrawal symptoms. October is Hurricane Season!

    Summary: Norweigan Cruise Line offers moderate priced cruises in many popular locales. Several of their ships ply the Caribbean waters, generally from October through April, making for a perfect warm weather vacation.NCL Sky gives a choice between 3 ... read more

  • Great Weekend Getaway!

    Sep 18, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, Short cruises, Freestyle dining, Look and feel of the ship
    Cons: Small cabins, Hard beds, Crowded buffet dining

    Summary: Ship: The Norwegian Sky is not a massive ship coming in at around 848 feet in length and eleven decks high. Although the ship is not that large compared to most modern vessels, there is always a quiet spot onboard and at times (especially when ... read more

  • A fun time

    Jul 26, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick getaway, great for first time cruisers
    Cons: smaller ship, mediocre food

    Summary: We got back a few weeks ago from our NCL Sky cruise. We took this cruise because it was an affordable way to continue our vacation out of Florida. We had gone to Florida for a wedding and decided a cruiser out of Miami would be ... read more

  • Sad experience!

    Dec 29, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: I am finally on Land
    Cons: Price, Quality, Experience

    Summary: First time cruising will probably be my last.Everyone always rants about how cost effective and great cruises are and how amazing the food is. My experience as a first time cruiser on the Norwegian Sky was far from any of those things. On ... read more

  • not quite what I expected

    Jun 3, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The weather was absolutely breathtaking!
    Cons: The service was missing!

    Summary: While considering the low price of this Bahamian cruise, I never would have thought good service wouldn't be included. This wasn't our first or last cruise. In fact, this is our fourth cruise to the Bahamas. It was hard to get someone to wait ... read more

  • Norwegian Sky 4-night Miami to Bahamas

    Nov 1, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful beaches/scenery, not crowded!
    Cons: 4 nights just aren't enough to experience it all.

    Summary: We recently booked this trip for our honeymoon (after the swine flu cancelled our Mexico plans) and I must say, thank you Swine Flu, Cancun can never compare to the Bahamas!We went at the end of May, so your experience may be different based ... read more

  • A lovely three days on the Sky!

    May 2, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good value, wonderful service, clean, professional staff.
    Cons: Prices of drinks, bingo and shore excursions.  NCL is outgrowing the private island.

    Summary: This past October after the stresses of giving our daughter a wedding, my husband and I decided to gift ourselves a weekend trip to the Bahamas on the NCL Sky.  The Sky is one of the older and smaller boats in their fleet, but it's perfect for the ... read more

  • 4 Night cruise to the Bahama's-1st cruise

    Mar 22, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good price at booking, clean
    Cons: Food selection, customer service, Spring breakers!

    Summary: We booked our cruise in January 2009  on Norwegian's website for our March 2009 sail date.  We went out of the Port of Miami.  The boat was easy to find and in fact the first in the line of cruise boats.  It was nice transition to ... read more

  • Beware of Spring Break!

    Mar 22, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful ship, friendly staff, free food (mostly), freestyle, clean, delicious food, lots to do
    Cons: spring-breakers, crowded deck, loud music late, 12.50 gratuity charges,

    Summary: Christmas of 2008, I decided to do something really special for my boyfriend. He had been working a lot and really needed a break, so I did mounds of research and decided to book us a cruise to the Bahama's aboard the Norwegian Sky. It was a 4 day 4 ... read more

  • NCL Sky

    Oct 14, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice rooms, roomier than expected. Shows were good. Staff on pool deck were nice.
    Cons: Staff rude. Food same everyday, morning..noon..night on buffet.

    Summary: They ship was very pretty with its flowers on the side. Cabins were much bigger than the Royal Carribean. Although the 3rd persons bed was much more uncomforable and about the size of a surfboard...defininetly not recommended for young children. I ... read more

  • Norwegian Pearl

    Feb 5, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: tasty food and easy disembarkation.
    Cons: small cabins, crowded embarkation with no seating or food, and high cost for extras

    Summary: I couldn't figure out a way to write a review for this particular cruise ship, and the "help" said ask for a "category lead," but it didn't explain how to do it or what it was. So this review is mostly for Norwegian Cruise Line, but the specific ship, ... read more

  • Inclusive Tip effects Service

    Aug 23, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many meal choices, spacious room, great views
    Cons: Poor service, 50/50 chance at good food

    Summary: We were given a cruise to Alaska aboard NCL’s Norweigan Star in August of 2005. My expectations were very low because my one prior experience with cruising taught me not to expect much from cruise service or dining. NCL made sure that my low ... read more

  • Norwegian Sky is an "okay" ship to see Alaska

    Aug 19, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: simple layout, many elevators, good entertainment
    Cons: not very fancy, mediocre food, small cabins

    Summary: After returning from a cruise to Alaska on the Norwegian Sky, I felt inclined to give my opinion. For those who like things to the point, my experience on this ship was just "average". For everyone else, here's the long version. We arrived ... read more

  • Great Scenery But No Nightlife

    Aug 2, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great scenery; newer ship; pools, spas, and elevators all work; lots of food choices
    Cons: No nightlife; mediocre buffet food and service; frumpy hostesses and cruise director

    Summary: My wife and I just returned from a 7 day cruise to Alaska on the Sky we sailed on 7/12/03 from Seatt ... read more

  • Great Weather & Awesome Alaskan Scenery - Outstanding Service - "Freestyle" has pro's & cons-

    May 26, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food in specialty restaurants. Wide choice of off-ship tours. Friendly staff.
    Cons: Spotty quality of food in main dining areas. Slovenly dressed passengers in main dining areas.

    Summary: Left Seattle on 5/17/03 for a week-long cruise up the inside passage to Alaska. We were blessed with great weather (65-70 degrees and sunny most days). My wife had a broken foot and we were concerned about being able to get around and whether we were ... read more

  • Exotic Southern Cruise 1-5-03

    Jan 18, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Free style Concept Service Entertainment
    Cons: State Room Size

    Summary: I will break this review down according to the ports visited. I traveled with my wife and 11 month old daughter. The total cost of the cruise was approximately 2300 CAD including taxes, port charges, and insurance. We arrived to San Juan PR ... read more

  • Could be much better for the price you pay

    Jan 17, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Covered several countries in a short timespan.
    Cons: Food was not first-rate, very kid-unfriendly

    Summary: I went on a 7-day exotic caribbean cruise aboard the Norwegian sky in December. The itinerary covered 6 ports-of-call in 7 days, and 4 different countries (Martinique, Antigua, Saint Martin and British Virgin Islands). The ship was quite nice and the ... read more

  • Had a great cruise on the Norwegian Sky

    Dec 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Onboard amenities, freestyle dining, great entertainment, and casino
    Cons: A few things to nit-pick, but nothing major

    Summary: We just returned from a 7-night Southern Caribbean cruise on the beautiful Norwegian Sky and had a fantastic vacation All about the SHIP The sailing was smooth overall, only a little rocking here and there during our trip. Our ... read more

  • The fastest 7 days ever

    Nov 16, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Staff, food, duty-free shopping!
    Cons: OOPS, we paid too much

    Summary: I'd never been so excited or so nervous to take a vacation in my life. Alaska was the 43rd state I'd been to in the USA, so the unknown was almost intimidating. My friend and I chose not to use the NCL travel assistance programs, so we were on our own ... read more

  • Norwegian Sky 5 night repo cruise

    Nov 4, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good food and services, friendly staff, nice itinerary
    Cons: Don't like freestyle dining, smaller cabins, mediocre entertainment

    Summary: We just returned from a 5 night repositioning cruise sailing from Miami to San Juan, visiting the ports of St. Maarten and St. Thomas with 2 days at sea. Not having sailed on Norwegian since they instituted "Freestyle dining" we thought we would give it ... read more

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