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I was looking for a quick cruise that my wife and I could book. This one was perfect. We flew into Miami from Philadelphia and stayed overnight in South Beach. The next day we were on the first boarding group to board the ship. Embarkation was very easy and we were eating lunch onboard by Noon. The ship is an older one, but it just went through a renovation so a lot of the stuff was new. We were upgraded into a Family Picture Window Suite the day before sailing. The pools and bars were great. It was a short cruise so there were to a lot of kids running around. I also enjoyed the Main Dining halls. I did not go to any Specialty Restaurants. The buffet was like others buffets. The service was very good and everyone working on the ship was friendly. It was rare to pass a member of the crew without getting a "Hello" or "Good Morning", etc. Great Stirrup Cay was great. We missed this on our last cruise because the seas were too rough for the tenders. There were plenty of beach chairs available and a bar was never a far walk. It got a little rowdy on the tender back to the ship once the drunks were leaving the island, but it wasn't out of hand. My favorite room was the Spinnaker Lounge. It is in the very front of the ship and has great views. All in all this was a great cruise and I'd recommend it for somebody looking to get away for three days.

3 Day Cruise from Miami

Norwegian Sky Cruise Review by donnajoedoc

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2019
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Picture Window
I was looking for a quick cruise that my wife and I could book. This one was perfect. We flew into Miami from Philadelphia and stayed overnight in South Beach. The next day we were on the first boarding group to board the ship. Embarkation was very easy and we were eating lunch onboard by Noon.

The ship is an older one, but it just went through a renovation so a lot of the stuff was new. We were upgraded into a Family Picture Window Suite the day before sailing.

The pools and bars were great. It was a short cruise so there were to a lot of kids running around. I also enjoyed the Main Dining halls. I did not go to any Specialty Restaurants. The buffet was like others buffets.

The service was very good and everyone working on the ship was friendly. It was rare to pass a member of the crew without getting a "Hello" or "Good Morning", etc.

Great Stirrup Cay was great. We missed this on our last cruise because the seas were too rough for the tenders. There were plenty of beach chairs available and a bar was never a far walk. It got a little rowdy on the tender back to the ship once the drunks were leaving the island, but it wasn't out of hand.

My favorite room was the Spinnaker Lounge. It is in the very front of the ship and has great views.

All in all this was a great cruise and I'd recommend it for somebody looking to get away for three days.
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Cabin Review

Family Oceanview Picture Window
Cabin O1 9070
I liked the room, but there is no way I could see fitting four, or even five, bodies into that space. We used the queen bed, there were two beds that fold down from the wall, and there was a chair that also reclined into a bed. If more than two people occupy the room, guest three, four, and five would need to be on a bed because only two people can really move around at one time.
The bathroom was good for only one person at a time. It was big enough for one, but not two. The same goes for the shower.
It's good for two adults but will get cramped after that.
It sleeps five but isn't really ideal for five, awake people.
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