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Norwegian Sky Cruises from Miami

Are you considering booking a cruise from Miami? Norwegian Sky is your ship! Having undergone a major refurbishment in 2019, this cruise ship offers new dining options, lounges, bars, and fully renovated staterooms. You'll find no shortage of things to rediscover if you've cruised on Norwegian Sky before. Cruise itineraries on Norwegian Sky include plenty of exciting destinations to choose from, including a Bahamas cruise that stops at Norwegian's private island, Great Stirrup Cay. Read on to learn more about making the most of your onboard experience.

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Enjoy Complimentary Dining

Norwegian Sky features plenty of complimentary dining options, including two main dining rooms, casual cafes, a buffet, and plenty of quick-service options. Stop in The Local Bar & Grill, where you can grab delicious comfort eats, such as fish and chips or a Reuben sandwich. If you're undecided on what to eat, stop by the Garden Cafe for our help-yourself buffet at breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Book a Specialty Restaurant

Even though Norwegian Sky is one of the smaller cruise ships, you'll find no shortage of specialty dining options available. Opt for an elegant dinner at Le Bistro, specializing in French cuisine. Or, be transported to Italy at La Cucina where you can order popular dishes such as veal scaloppini with Marsala sauce or spaghetti carbonara. Just make sure to save room for the homemade tiramisu! If you have a craving for sushi, check out Pinnacle Lounge and Sushi Bar. For top-notch steaks, Cagney's Steakhouse is serving up the best certified Angus beef.

Spinnaker Lounge
Enjoy fun atmosphere and dance floor at the Spinnaker Lounge.

Have a Drink at the Bars & Lounges

Do you want to explore the bars and lounges on Norwegian Sky? You'll find everything here, from a casual pool bar to a high-entry ultra lounge. Grab a freshly muddled drink at Sugarcane Mojito Bar or an ice-cold beer at Champs Bar, which overlooks the outdoor swimming pool. When the sun goes down, check out Spinnaker Lounge. You'll find a fun atmosphere and dance floor at night. Or, relax on a custom lounger with a craft cocktail at Bliss Ultra Lounge.

Enjoy Plenty of Entertainment Options

When it comes to staying entertained while cruising on Norwegian Sky, you'll have several options to choose from. The first is Rock You Tonight, a tribute to rock icons like The Who, Journey, and Queen. Let your wild side show and rock out to some of your favorite classic rock 'n' roll favorites.

Do you love shows like "X-Factor" or "American Idol"? Well, here's your chance to be a "judge" on Showdown aboard Norwegian Sky. Four talented singers will be vying for your vote as audience members. Expect some of your favorite hit tunes from greats like Gloria Gaynor, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Supremes, etc. The best part is that you get to have fun and dance in the aisles as well. Showdown is a great entertainment option for your whole family.

Partake in All Norwegian Sky Activities

Whether you are on a romantic cruise for two, bringing the whole family, or traveling with your best buds, Norwegian Sky offers plenty of onboard activities for young and old. If you're looking for a spot to chill and soak up the sun on sea days, Norwegian Sky has two large outdoor pools with plenty of loungers and the longest poolside bar at sea. After a long day of exploring, you can relax in one of Norwegian Sky's five outdoor hot tubs.

If you want to get in a few workouts on your cruise, head to the Pulse Fitness Center, where you can work out with awesome views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Missing organized classes at the gym? You'll find scheduled exercise, aerobics, and spinning classes. You can also start your day off with a run or walk around the outdoor track.

Other fun activities that will burn a few calories include a pickup basketball game or beach volleyball at the outdoor volleyball/basketball court. Golf enthusiasts who are missing out on hitting a few balls can practice their drive at one of two Golf Driving Nets on Norwegian Sky.

For the younger ones in your travel group, Norwegian Sky features the Splashes Children's Pool and the interactive Splash Academy, designed for kids ages 3 to 12. Teens can escape to the Video Arcade and play pinball, capture some aliens, and more. There's also Entourage, which is a cool teen hangout spot. The design is meant to evoke a feeling of being on a New York subway, complete with graffiti on the walls.

Head Massage
Explore spa treatments at the Mandara Spa and Salon.

Book Spa Treatments

At the Mandara Spa and Salon on Norwegian Sky, you can book one of more than 50 different available treatments. You'll find traditional offerings such as deep tissue or Swedish massages, couples' massages, and more. You can also schedule a personal training session, get a nutritional consultation, have a cellulite reduction treatment, get your teeth whitened, and more. Mandara Spa also features treatments specifically for men, such as an express shave or a deep cleanse grooming treatment with a shave.

Enjoy Onboard Shopping

If you need a little retail therapy on your cruise, Norwegian Sky offers onboard shopping options, including Effy Jewelry. Here, you can find beautiful pieces by the talented Effy Hematian. Effy has been designing and manufacturing fine jewelry in New York's Diamond District since 1979. When you purchase something from Effy Jewelry aboard Norwegian Sky, your purchases will be tax- and duty-free.

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