Norwegian Sky is one of Norwegian Cruise Lines older ships, but she’s still young, having been completed and launched in 1999. Along with Norwegian Sun, she’s one of just two Sun-class cruise ships in the fleet. At 848 feet she’s a little bit smaller than the newer Jewel-class ships, but refurbished in 2013, she still provides plenty of exciting entertainment options for her 2,000 passengers. With over a dozen dining options, and another dozen lounges and bars, as well as a range of amenities and entertainment venues, it’s easy to find something new to do every day on board the Norwegian Sky. Passengers have several options for accommodation, from interior and window-view staterooms, and staterooms with balconies, to comfortable suites with living and dining areas, separate bedrooms and luxurious whirlpool tubs, and a concierge and butler service.
Norwegian Sky cruises to the Bahamas all year round. Each three or four day cruise leaves from Miami, Florida, and visits up to three locations in the Bahamas—Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau, and Grand Bahama Island—before returning to Miami. Since her cruises are of short duration, the Norwegian Sky is a favourite with people who are experiencing the thrill of cruising for the first time, and there’s often a large population of young people on board too, attracted by the shorter less expensive cruises and the freedom of the flexible dining and entertainment options; all this helps contribute to a fun and lively atmosphere that is highly enjoyable.
There are so many different dining options on the Norwegian Sky, most passengers will find it difficult, if not impossible, to visit them all on a three or four day cruise—but that’s just another reason to take another cruise. For traditional dining, the ship offers two dining rooms, the Palace and Crossings, each with a varied selection of delicious dishes three times a day, and flexible serving times. The Norwegian Sky has three specialty restaurants, each of which requires advance bookings. The charming Le Bistro offers traditional and nouvelle French cuisine, and there’s delectable Italian fare at Il Adagio; for succulent steak and the house specialty, truffle fries, head to Cagney’s Steakhouse.
There are several casual dining options, too. Check out the Garden Café for the ship’s buffet menu, open nearly 24 hours a day, or the Longboard Bar, which features an alternative buffet menu for breakfast and lunch, and live sports broadcasts. In addition to room service, which delivers light meals and snacks, the ship also has a pizza delivery service, and will deliver a fresh, hot pizza to you virtually anywhere.
Whether you’re an active type of person who loves to keep busy, or someone who prefers to spend your holiday time relaxing, there’s plenty to enjoy on board the Norwegian Sky. Active types can play basketball and volleyball on the upper deck courts, practice their golf swing, jog or walk on the outdoor track, or check out the Body Waves fitness centre for classes and exercise equipment. If you love to relax, check out the hot tubs and swimming pools, or enjoy a massage at the luxurious Mandara Spa. There are shops, an internet café, library, and video game arcade too, as well as club rooms for kids and teens.
When night time comes around, head for one of the nine bars and lounges—including cabaret, sports bars, and cocktail lounges—for after-dinner drinks and music, the Stardust Lounge for a fabulous live show, or the Sky Club Casino, for roulette, craps, or blackjack.