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

Norwegian Sky Cabins

966 cabins and 30 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
3.9
(317 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 140 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $104/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
3.8
(303 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 149 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $130/night
Balcony Balcony
3.9
(241 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 204 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $189/night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.4
(23 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 592 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $401/night

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Norwegian Sky Dining

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Cagney's Steakhouse Cagney's Steakhouse
4.7
(14 Reviews)
Palace Main Dining Room Palace Main Dining Room
4.5
(13 Reviews)
Garden Cafe Garden Cafe
4.5
(4 Reviews)
Il Adagio Il Adagio
3.0
(1 Review)

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Norwegian Sky Onboard Activities

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

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This trip was not what we expected, and we thought the majority of staff performed the bare minimum instead of going above and beyond. We did not enjoy the service and thought this was a "below average" cruise. by HS32951

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Overall, we were not happy with our cruise. The food in the main dining room was fantastic with great service, but overall, everything else was below average. I would rate our overall experience as a 4/10. I do not intend to book with Norwegian again after this negative experience.

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We only got to 2 of 4 ports.. by akoz2

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We were cancelled from Cuba and rebooked this cruise to Bahamas on the same ship. We were upset to hear how people got really cheap last minute deals and the ship was not full yet our offer to upgrade our stateroom was not considered. We were told to call 3 days after we got home to receive additional Cuba Credits by the Cruise next director on board. When we called no one knew anything about that.

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Disappointing experience, cause I could not cancel in advance by mayratoledo40

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

It was really disappointed and maybe illegal not to be able to cancel the cruise 2 days before, because noone answered the phone after being 40 minutes waiting and 200 euros of cellular because I was calling from Spain. The chat did not work and not email was found to send the proper cancelation. I do not know if I still can do anything to recover my money , but at least to use my awful experience to set an email address or improve the ways you have to cancel the cruises.

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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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