Norwegian Sky – Norwegian Cruise Line
In Service – 2008 to Present
Type: Cruise Ship GRT: 77104 Length: 853 ft Beam: 106 ft
Speed: 23 knots
Registry: N/A Passengers: 2002 Crew: 950
Shipyard: Meyer Werft
About Norwegian Cruise Line
Travelling with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is synonymous to informality and liberty. NCL names their concept “Freestyle Cruising”. There are no classic “first and second seatings” for dinner – just feel free to dine whenever and where you like. Choose from a variety of à la card or buffet restaurants and enjoy the casual atmosphere throughout the ship. No wish for “black tie evenings”? Then NCL just suits you fine. Here is no constraint. The guests on Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships are an interesting international mix and English is the main onboard language – though usually not the only one.
The Norwegian Sky was delivered to Norwegian Cruise Line in 1999 and refurbished in 2009. She and her sister-ship “Norwegian Sun” are two of the smallest ships in the NCL fleet. Between 2004 and 2008 the vessel sailed only inside the U.S. and was therefore re-named “Pride of Aloha”. The Norwegian Sky has a length of 258m, a maximum capacity of about 2,000 passengers and does mainly short trips from Miami.
Atmosphere on board
Like on all of NCL’s ships the atmosphere is very casual. For example the only dress-code for the main restaurants is “no shorts and no swim-wear”. Nevertheless, if you love to wear a festive attire, just feel free to do it – or even attend one of the festive evenings offered in selected restaurants. NCL offers holidays that are perfectly suited for the younger (or young in mind) as well as families. Though you will find lots of sportive and fun activities and will surely have a chance to party at night you can also find quiet and calm places to relax and unwind.
All staterooms are tastefully decorated and provide enough space. While interior cabins offer approximately 11 or 13,5m² of space exterior cabins provide about 14m² and cabins with balcony 19m². The suites offer a lot of comfort and space on 37 to 77,5m².
Food and Beverages
As dining options the Norwegian Sky offers 10 different restaurants, bistros and cafés as well as pizza delievery service. For some of the specialty restaurants an additional fee is charged; these include the steakhouse and a French restaurant as examples. Many of the dining options are complimentary. Across the ship guests enjoy 11 different bars and lounges including a large casino.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
One of the main attractions in the evening is the Stardust Lounge with a capacity of more than 1,000 visitors where spectacular shows are entertaining the guests every night. Thanks to the many choices everyone will quickly find his or her favorite bar and lounge or may even go dancing at the night club. Kids and youngsters will surely have fun in the supervised clubs for the different age-groups.
You enjoy sports? Enjoy the large and modern fitness area, go running on the jogging-track, play Basketball or Volleyball, play tennis or use the golf driving nets. Go swimming in one of 2 swimming-pools or relax in the 5 hot tubs. If you prefer to relax, indulge in the numerous spa treatments or feel young after a visit to the beauty parlour. Whatever you are looking for – the Norwegian Sky will most likely have it.