Norwegian Sky revisited

Cruise ship Norwegian Sky

Norwegian Sky


Norwegian Sky sails on three or four day cruises out of Miami to the Bahamas. It is a very competitive market with Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Lines ships sailing essentially the same itinerary.


Like all of the ships doing this itinerary, the Sky has a reputation for being a party ship. And as it turned out, it was during my most recent cruise on her. However, it was not a rowdy, obnoxious party. People were having fun but not misbehaving, at least in not in a way that intruded upon others.


Sky, is now 15 years old. She Is clean and well-maintained. You do not have all of the facilities of the more recent Norwegian ships. But then you would not have time on a three or four day cruise to do everything that those ships offer. Indeed, the Sky offers more dining options than you could experience in just a short cruise.


The Sky has some very elegant traditional venues. Both Le Bistro and Cagney’s specialty restaurants have splendid 19th century decors. The menus for these venues are the same as on the bigger Norwegian ships but the rooms are entirely different. Thus, for those who travel regularly on Norwegian, the Sky offers a pleasing combination of the familiar and the new.


I was impressed by the attitude of the crew. During the pre-inaugural on Norwegian Getaway, the line’s CEO, Kevin Sheehan, had challenged members of the press to talk to the crew and how they they felt about Norwegian. On Getaway, the crew was very enthusiastic but then you would expect that from the crew of the line’s latest ship just as it was entering into service. But what about on Norwegian Sky, one of the oldest ships in the Norwegian fleet? I found that the spirit was much the same as on Getaway – – enthusiastic about the company and a genuine desire to make sure that the guests were having a good time.


All in all, Norwegian Sky delivered what it promised – – a fun and relaxing short break.


We have updated and expanded Beyondships’ profile of Norwegian Sky.


New photos and pages have been added to our photo tour of the interior of the ship.


We have also added an interview with Hotel Director Calvin Lodge in which he gives his insights as to what Norwegian Sky is all about.


There is also a new photo feature and video showing the ship at two ports of call – – Nassau and Norwegian’s private island Great Stirrup Cay.


We have also added a menus page and a daily programs page . (You can learn quite a bit about what goes on on a ship from reading its daily programs).


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