Norwegian Sky Review
About This Ship
Cruise Ship Overview
Launched in 1999 for Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Sky was the first ever cruise ship to offer Internet service at sea. Restyled for service in Norwegian’s Hawaii division in 2004, the ship was renamed Pride of Aloha. When that venture was scaled back, the ship underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in 2008 and returned to Norwegian’s international fleet once again as Norwegian Sky.
Norwegian Cruise Line hadn't introduced many new ships in awhile at the time Norwegian Sky was launched and Norwegian Sun was on the drawing board, but it didn't take long before they got the hang of it. With Freestyle cruising growing in popularity, the vessels moved into the forefront of the fleet with multiple restaurant choices, expansive casino, trendy spas, and more family- and kid-friendly facilities.
Rich wood tones and fabric colors prevail throughout. The Observation Lounge is a subdued spot for afternoon tea in a light, tropical setting with nothing to distract attention from the expansive views beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Internet café is large, and the nearby coffee bar is a delight. Sunshine pours into the atrium through an overhead skylight by day; at night it's the ship's glamorous hub of activity.