Monday, May 21, 2012

The Norwegian Sky, Cabin and Ship Tour

On the cruise ship Norwegian Sky during an April of 2012 Bahamas cruise I give a tour of our ocean view porthole window stateroom on deck 4 and all of the restaurants and bars on the ship. We had a fantastic cruise and loved the Norwegian Sky. All of the staff we encountered were friendly and the service was great.  The free style dinning is what attracted us to Norwegian cruise lines and we were not disappointed. Unfortunately my wife suffers from gluten intolerance and we booked this cruise at the last minute. Norwegian normally requires 60 days notice to book a gluten free cruise. Fortunately one of the maître d personally took it upon himself to prepare her meals. I’m an early riser so most of the video shows very few passengers due to the fact I was walking around the ship in the early morning hours. The following is a list of the areas I walk through.

Cagney’s Steakhouse            Champs bar                   Sky club casino
Plantation Club                        Outrigger lounge            Galleria shops
Il Adagio Restaurant               Breakers bar                  Internet café
Garden café                            Longboard bar               Stardust lounge
Great outdoor café                 Atrium bar                      Mark twain library
Palace main dining room        Captain cooks bar           Pool area
Le bistro Restaurant               Dazzles night club            
Crossings main dining room    The coffee bar

Bahamas Celebration in Freeport Harbor

The cruise ship Norwegian Sky passes the Bahamas Celebration in Freeport Harbor. I've never been on the celebration but I have got to admit the water slide looks like a lot of fun.

Cruise Ship Tenders at Great Stirrup Cay

Transferring from the Norwegian Sky to Great Stirrup Cay on cruise ship tenders.

Three Simple Tips for Your Cruise

Three tips for your cruise.

Preparing for Disaster, Norwegian Sky Lifeboat Drill

The crew of the cruise ship Norwegian Sky practice lifeboat drills while docked in Port of Nassau in the Bahamas. The life boat is a motorized Schat Harding PPC 36 SV partially enclosed lifeboat capable of holding 150 passengers. The mechanism used to lower and raise the lifeboat is a life boat davit.

Norwegian Encounter, The Jewel and Sky Dock in Nassau

Morning in Nassau, Bahamas. The Norwegian Sky docks next to the Norwegian Jewel.

Balcony Cabin on the Cruise Ship Norwegian Sky

A balcony cabin on the cruise ship Norwegian Sky. Compared to the standard stateroom with a window, the Balcony is worth the extra money.

Cruise Ship Balcony Room

A short tour of our balcony room on the cruise ship Norwegian Sky and a walk up to the pool deck. We've stayed in rooms with a large window and a balcony cabin. Without a doubt the balcony rooms are so much better. It's worth the extra money just to be able to sit outside your room and watch the ocean slide by. We loved watching the sun come up while having our morning coffee.

Pilot Leaps from Cruise Ship

The harbor pilot who guided the cruise ship Norwegian Sky from Prince George Wharf in Nassau leaps back to the pilot boat. The pilot boat meets the cruise ship before it enters the harbor and the pilot jumps through a door in the side of the ship that is a few feet above the sea level. From there he makes his way up to the bridge where he will guide the massive ship into the harbor. Once it's time for the ship to leave he guides it back out to sea, jumps on the pilot boat, and returns to port. The cruise ship then makes it's way to it's next port of call.
The Norwegian Sky passes a ferry leaving Port of Miami.