Norwegian Sky Overview

By Cruiseline.com

Despite being one of the smallest vessels in the fleet, Norwegian Sky offers the cruise line’s signature amenities, from the full-service Mandara Spa and Salon to its sports courts and Splash Academy children’s program. The ship boasts two golf driving nets, eight bars and lounges, and five outdoor hot tubs, including one that’s designated for kids. And for those who love to be entertained, Sky offers several high-energy shows, such as Rock You Tonight, the ship’s tribute to rock icons, and Showdown, a mock talent competition a la American Idol where the audience picks the winner.

Revitalized from bow to stern in 2019 through the multimillion-dollar Norwegian Edge program, Norwegian Sky came away from dry dock with several new venues, including a Starbucks-licensed shop, the Pinnacle Lounge, and Sushi Bar, and the vibrant Bliss Ultra Lounge. With updated recreation areas and common spaces, a renovated pool deck, and more seating in the ship’s lounges, Sky promises an improved passenger experience overall.

Norwegian Sky cruises range from 3 to 6 days, with destinations in the Bahamas and Caribbean. All of the ship’s voyages include an all-day stop at Norwegian’s own private island, Great Stirrup Cay, where passengers can snorkel, lounge on white sand beaches, and swim with dolphins. For busy travelers looking for a short weekend getaway, Norwegian Sky offers 3-day cruises to the Bahamas with ports of call in Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay.

Ship Highlights

  • Bliss Ultra Lounge
  • Mandara Spa and Salon
  • Sky Club Casino
  • Net-enclosed volleyball/basketball court
  • Starbucks
  • Sugarcane Mojito Bar
  • Showdown, a talent competition where the audience votes
  • Pulse Fitness Center
  • Internet Café
  • Video Arcade
  • Golf driving nets
  • Rock You Tonight, featuring music from The Who, Queen, and Journey
  • Two large swimming pools and five outdoor hot tubs
  • Splashes kid’s pool
  • Splash Academy for kids 3 to 12
  • Entourage, a club for teens
  • Galleria shops
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse
  • Le Bistro French and Mediterranean cuisine

Before You Book

Why Sail on Norwegian Sky: As one of Norwegian’s smallest ships, Sky should appeal to travelers who enjoy the intimacy of a smaller vessel and like to form connections with fellow passengers. The ship’s shorter itineraries may also appeal to busy cruisers looking for a tropical weekend getaway.

You Should Know: Norwegian Sky is one of the cruise line’s smallest ships. Travelers looking for the variety of dining, activity, and entertainment options available on a large ship won’t find them here and may prefer one of the fleet’s mega-ships such as Norwegian Encore or Norweigan Bliss.

Norwegian Sky Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: M
  • Total Passengers: 2,002
  • Total Crew: 914
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.19
  • Built: Jun 1999
  • Refurbished: May 2009
  • Number of Decks: 10
  • Total Cabins: 966
  • Cabin Categories: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 77,104
  • Length: 853
  • Beam: 105

Ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 3.8
  • Children's Programs 3.4
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.0
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.4
  • Entertainment 3.8
  • Food and Dining 3.8
  • Onboard Activities 3.8
  • Service and Staff 4.2
  • Ship Quality 4.0
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Cabins

966 cabins and 30 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
3.9
(327 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 140 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $121/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
3.8
(314 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 149 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $147/night
Balcony Balcony
3.9
(245 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 204 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $202/night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.4
(23 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 592 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $404/night

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Dining

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Cagney's Steakhouse Cagney's Steakhouse
4.8
(18 Reviews)
Palace Main Dining Room Palace Main Dining Room
4.4
(16 Reviews)
Garden Cafe Garden Cafe
4.2
(6 Reviews)
Il Adagio Il Adagio
3.0
(1 Review)

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Onboard Activities

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Longboard Bar Longboard Bar
5.0
(1 Review)
Outrigger Lounge Outrigger Lounge
5.0
(4 Reviews)
Champs Bar Champs Bar
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Spa Spa
5.0
(2 Reviews)

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3106 Norwegian Sky Reviews

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Bahamas Cruise by mcconeghey

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

There were 5 of us as family members going on the cruise. We were able to keep in contact by text and phone with the 4.95 app. There were many places to play games together or just read a good book. The wait time was never long for the buffet or dining in the main dining rooms at night. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My husband had to do computer consulting and the internet man was very helpful in helping make it function better. The hallways were quiet as was our room. We all had a very relaxing time on the cruise.

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Great first cruise! by caitlingoudreau

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We had a great time! We enjoyed the drink package as a fee at sea which was more than worth it. For what we paid, this was an amazing deal.

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Norwegian Sky Experience - Don't Look for the Bells and Whistles by blaqdiamond561

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

First I will say that this is definitely a "booze cruise". I have cruised on several of the other lines many times but this was my 1st Norweigan cruise. We booked using a promo which stated that our package included the drink package but upon arriving on the cruise, we were told that it wasn't included in our package and they were unsure of the promotion we were using to book as it had changed since the time we booked and they had no access to previous promotions. So I suggest that you read everything when booking and make copies immediately. Next, be aware that the children's program is very limited, as I believe they cater more to adults and adult activities. They group the children in age groups, which is good, but for children that are more mature, they will get board and the cruiseline does not allow the parent the opportunity to approve moving the child to the next level based on their judgement. For example, my daughter was in the 6yo-9yo class. She will be 10yo in 1 month. She wanted to do video games, etc and the bigger kids games but had to settle with arts and crafts with the 6yo. During our Nassau port, we did the swim with the pigs excursion. Upon returning to the ship, we found out after returning to our cabin that the ship lost water for almost an entire day. This was unacceptable as we had been in contact with live animals and needed to wash. After 3 hours of reboarding the ship, all they could offer us was a bottle of water per passenger to wash. My 9yo daughter ended up with a rash that I believe came from her inability to shower immediately upon return. Hearing that this has happened before on this ship would have definitely detered me from booking this ship. As a more experienced cruiser, my expectations are a little high so I personally am not sure that I will book another Norweigan Cruise. But it is a ok for a new cruiser or those just wanting to do a "friends" getaway and not looking for many frills.

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899 Norwegian Sky Tips

MainelyVoltage
Dec 07, 2015

We found a little gem on Deck 11 in Il Adagio for breakfast. They serve made to order omelets, and waffles. It's quiet and there wasn't much of a line. It was quaint, and not a lot of people went up there to eat. Most people hit the buffet for breakfast.

Chelsea
Mar 23, 2013

Everything is on Decks 6 and 11 so try to get a stateroom between those!

Mia
Apr 04, 2013

Interior staterooms very small - def need to upgrade if you're sailing on this ship

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