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Norwegian Sky Review

3.5 / 5.0
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Colleen McDaniel
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Norwegian Sky is not the newest ship at sea, but it packs a big punch with a fun slate of nonstop activities, lively lounges, a good variety of dining venues and terrific short itineraries.

Pros

Jam-packed activity schedule and lively onboard atmosphere

Cons

Only sails short, three- to five-night itineraries

Bottom Line

Perfectly sized ship for short trips to Bahamas, with fun, festive atmosphere

About

Passengers : 2,004
Crew : 934
Passenger to Crew : 2.15:1
Launched : 1999
Shore Excursions : 710

Norwegian's Freestyle attitude -- do what you want, when you want -- is in full force on Sky, which has a surprising number of dining options for a ship this size. Passengers can be happy eating only at the ship's complimentary options, or they can visit the specialty dining restaurants for something a little special. Sky also has lounges and bars for every taste, and they stay open late, keeping the party rolling at virtually every venue.

Structurally, there are some oddities on the ship, including Deck 6A, which houses a handful of cabins but isn't accessible by elevator. Likewise, Sky's cabins are tight but adequate for two. But the ship's structure also means it has a gorgeous atrium that spans from Deck 5 all the way to Deck 12. It also has the cool, bright Spinnaker Lounge, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and an adjacent sun deck, covered in teak, that has tremendous views from the bow of the ship.

Norwegian Sky is a great option for passengers looking to let down their hair, get away from it all for a few days and just have some fun.

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Inclusions

Included with your cruise fare:

  • Meals in two main dining rooms and at the Garden Cafe buffet, Topsiders Grill and The Local Bar & Grill; also Continental breakfast room service
  • Main theater production shows and live music in various venues
  • Most onboard activities, except as noted
  • Use of the fitness center (excluding most classes and training sessions)
  • Use of the sports deck and golf driving nete
  • Splash Academy kids club

Not included with your cruise fare:

  • Daily service charges ($15 per person, per day for those in standard staterooms; $18 per person, per day, for anyone in The Haven, Concierge-level cabins and all suite passengers)
  • Drinks, except water, tea, coffee and select juices from the buffet
  • Gratuities of 20 percent added automatically to beverage, spa, salon and specialty dining purchases
  • Room service fee of $9.95 (waived for suites and continental breakfast orders)
  • Most specialty dining
  • Spa and salon services, plus access to the spa's Thermal Suite and hydrotherapy pool
  • Most fitness center classes
  • Select daily activities including alcohol tastings, arts and crafts classes, bingo, and gameshows like Deal or No Deal
  • After-hours kids supervision programs at the Splash Academy
  • Shore excursions
  • Internet access and packages
  • Photos taken by shipboard photographers, artwork from the art gallery

Norwegian Sky Dress Code

Daytime: Anything goes on Norwegian Sky, which doesn't have formal nights or major dress code rules. During the day, it's swimsuits, cover-ups, shorts, dresses and comfortable clothing, both in port and onboard.

Evening: At night, you don't have to dress for dinner, though a few restaurants won't allow shorts in the evening (Le Bistro and La Cucina). Pack white clothing if you'd like to participate in the ship's "White Hot Night," a dance/glow party that takes place at night once per cruise.

Not permitted: Shoes are required in all dining venues and tank tops and baseball caps are also never permitted.

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More about Norwegian Sky

Where does Norwegian Sky sail from?

Norwegian Sky departs from Miami, Baltimore, Manhattan, Quebec City, and La Romana

How much does it cost to go on Norwegian Sky?

Cruises on Norwegian Sky start from $189 per person.

Is Norwegian Sky a good ship to cruise on?

Norwegian Sky won 1 award over the years.
Norwegian Sky Cruiser Reviews

Feel like a VIP

Went on a 7 day Cruise on Norwegian Sky.  Had an inside cabin for 3.  Service was amazing!!  From the moment we boarded til departure, nothing but smiles and happy, helpful people. Read More
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Deziz

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

3-Day Bahamas Cruise (Norwegian Sky)

Prior to COVID outbreak, my wife and I have taken this 3-day (weekend) cruise on the Norwegian Sky as a quick getaway from work stress.Read More
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Kamfish642

10+ Cruises

From a first (but not last!) time cruiser...

Long story short, we were able to squeeze this shorter cruise aboard the Sky.Read More
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Ltm6

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Almost There

After 4 years of waiting, 3 cancellations, and passing the COVID test the day we flew into Miami, we finally were able to embark on the Norwegian Sky at the end of May 2022.Read More
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SpringsGuy

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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