Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sky is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep work for a cruise vacation. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on cruise ships, here is a tip sheet offering all the key information one could ever need to know about the Norwegian Sky.
Year-Round Bahamas CruisesThe Norwegian Sky cruises from Miami to the Bahamas and offers three- and four-day trips. The ship sails year-round.
Cruising "Freestyle"The Norwegian Sky is an 848-foot ship that boasts Norwegian Cruise Line's "Freestyle" cruise experience. It can accommodate 2,004 passengers with a crew of 934. The ship cruises at a speed of 22 knots.
Ocean-View BistroThe Norwegian Sky is home to a French bistro where every table has an ocean view. The ship also offers a variety of entertainment, such as the famous Second City comedy troupe and nightly shows in the 1,000-seat Stardust Lounge.
AccommodationsThe Norwegian Sky offers interior staterooms that can house up to four guests, ocean-view rooms, staterooms with balconies and a variety of suite and penthouse options. Rooms designed with families in mind are available in each of the categories. Interior staterooms are 147 square feet; ocean-view rooms are 149 square feet; balcony rooms are 202 square feet; and suites range from 402 square feet to 835 square feet.
RatesCruise rates on the Norwegian Sky range from a three-day round-trip excursion from Miami to the Bahamas at $179 per person for an inside stateroom to a four-day round-trip excursion from Miami to the Bahamas at $1,499 per person for a suite. Prices increase in the winter months. Children younger than age 2 receive a reduced fare. Certain itineraries offer discounts on the third and fourth guests in the same stateroom. Infants less than 6 months old are not eligible for travel on Norwegian Cruise Line ships. Check the website for last-minute and online deals. The website also has a "best price guaranteed" policy.
Parasailing, Snorkeling And MoreThe Norwegian Sky offers a four-day cruise from Miami to the Bahamas with stops on Grand Bahama Island, Great Stirrup Bay and Nassau. Shore excursions include snorkeling, parasailing and a dolphin swim.
Dining OptionsThe Norwegian Sky has restaurants that are included in the cruise price and those that are an additional cost. The two main dining rooms and a garden cafe are complimentary options for guests. Restaurants that are available for an extra charge offer French and Italian cuisine. Room service is complimentary from 5 a.m. to midnight. There is a delivery charge for room service from midnight to 5 a.m.
Maiden VoyageThe maiden voyage of the Norwegian Sky was Aug. 9, 1999. The ship was originally ordered by Costa Cruises but was completed for Norwegian Cruise Line.
In The NewsMost news relating to the Norwegian Sky concerns refurbishments to the ship. However, the Sun Sentinel reported that a 39-year-old man went overboard in April 2009.
This official video provides a cabin tour of one of the Norwegian Sky's staterooms.
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