Norwegian Sky Cruise Reviews

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Great Stirrup Cay<\/a>, where passengers can snorkel, lounge on white sand beaches, and swim with dolphins. 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Great Stirrup Cay<\/a>, where passengers can snorkel, lounge on white sand beaches, and swim with dolphins. 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Norwegian Sky ship stats

  • Price:

    $$$$
  • Size:

    M
  • Total Passengers:

    2,002
  • Total Crew:

    914
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio:

    2.19
  • Built:

    Jun 1999
  • Refurbished:

    Feb 2019
  • Number of Decks:

    10
  • Total Cabins:

    966
  • Cabin Categories:

    30
  • Gross Tonnage:

    77,104
  • Length:

    853
  • Beam:

    105

Norwegian Sky overview

By Cruiseline.com - Updated Mar. 9, 2020

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.

Norwegian Sky 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 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 4.3
  • Ship Quality 4.0

Norwegian Sky cabins

966 cabins and 30 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin

Inside

3.9
(339 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 140 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $108/night
Oceanview Cabin

Oceanview

3.8
(327 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 149 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $131/night
Balcony Cabin

Balcony

3.9
(258 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 204 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $203/night
Suite Cabin

Suite

4.4
(23 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 592 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $446/night

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Norwegian Sky dining

Cagney's Steakhouse

Cagney's Steakhouse

4.7
(19 Reviews)
Le Bistro

Le Bistro

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Palace Main Dining Room

Palace Main Dining Room

4.3
(18 Reviews)

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Norwegian Sky onboard activities

The Atrium Bar

The Atrium Bar

5.0
(6 Reviews)
Outrigger Lounge

Outrigger Lounge

5.0
(4 Reviews)
Breakers Bar

Breakers Bar

5.0
(2 Reviews)
Captian Cook's Bar

Captian Cook's Bar

4.8
(16 Reviews)

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3187 Norwegian Sky Reviews

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6 Island Getaway by Dennis718

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Sky

Excellent cruise, all islands were a blast. No larger ships do this many ports without coming back to US for fuel and so losing 3 days at sea.

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Very relaxing with no crowding by jkenjeri

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Sky

Was very relaxing cruise with the 50% capacity making it nice to never have any heavy crowds throughout the cruise.The majority of the days had rain at some point but made the best of it.

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Happy Honeymoon by swalker972

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Sky

Other than the food being mediocre, and the cold water, the cruise was what we made of it and we had a great time on our honeymoon.

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962 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.

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