Norwegian Sky 3 day cruise

If you want a weekend getaway and you love to cruise, or if you want to get to know what a cruise is like, this three day escape is your chance.  The Sky is an absolutely beautiful ship.  Norwegian is dominating the competition for this type of cruise.  It is the newest ship with the most staff per guest and the most recently refurbished.  You will find great activities from the White Hot Party to the Art Auction (where you can grab some free bubbly as well).

Your first port stop will be Norwegian’s private Island, Great Stirrup Cay.  Norwegian has done a great job turning this small island into an excellent beach day.  You will find private cabanas, volleyball tournaments, jet ski excursions, a straw market and of course an excellent buffet.  Don’t forget your sunscreen, you will spend a lot of time in the sun.

Great Stirrup Cay

Great Stirrup Cay

After you are done checking out the private island, you can escape back to the ship for some spa specials or an empty pool deck.  It is a great chance to explore and enjoy the ship.  The tenders (transport from island to the ship) run about every 20-30 minutes, so, you won’t have to wait long to get back aboard.

Your second stop will be at beautiful Nassau Bahamas.  Here, I recommend either being the first person off the ship or one of the last.  Why wait in line on your vacation?  Once on this island, you will find people offering taxi’s, jewelry and other, darker, items.  Just a word of warning, if you engage the street vendors, it will be tough to shrug them off.  Why not try one of Norwegian’s shore excursions?  A parasailing adventure or  a quick ferry over to Blue Lagoon for some snorkeling or swimming with the Dolphins? Of course, the choice is yours, it’s your vacation!

Near Cable Beach

Near Cable Beach

The Sky is a great ship for all ages.  The staff puts on excellent shows and activities, the casino for adults, the White Hot Party (Norwegian’s Signature late night party), where I saw a 12 year old kid leading the dancing on stage!  No fear for that kid.  Latin beats in the Outrigger Lounge (Deck 11 Forward) and many other excellent locations for viewing the sea and finding a sense of adventure!  Book your Sky cruise ASAP!

The Sky

The Sky

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The Norwegian Sun!!!

Note: This review will consist of two parts.  Part two will be posted Thursday evening.

A model of the Sun

A model of the Sun

Built in 2001, The Norwegian Sun is considered an older ship, however, once you board, you realize how beautiful and well taken care of each and every area of the ship feels and looks.  You will board on deck six, and immediately, you will feel the comfort and tranquility of the Sun.  Currently, the Sun is doing 10 and 11 day cruises from Miami to the Southern Caribbean, however, in April, she will move to Vancouver to do seven day Alaska cruises.

The Sun was an absolute joy to be on, a lot of surprises and places to relax, enjoy a drink as well as a very nice pool area with a live band.  This ship continued to provide surprise after surprise with it’s decor, atmosphere and cleanliness.  I sincerely was aghast with each new area I ventured.  The theater on the Sun is small, however, it would be a great place to see a show due to its intimacy.  There are places to sit and enjoy a drink in the back, or sit right up front and be almost on top of the talent!

A 7 foot pool!

A 7 foot pool!

This ship has a small atrium, yet it feels very spacious. Schedule a shore excursion, surf the web or enjoy the Champagne bar.  Also, on the first day of your cruise, you can purchase all your drink packages in the atrium.  One of the highlights of this ship, is the Windjammer bar.  Here, you can enjoy a cigar and some tasting whisky.  It is a private location with low traffic and a great atmosphere with light piano in the background.  Just think of your first day on the cruise, after the hectic boarding process and hauling your luggage about, sitting, relaxing with a loved one, sipping a cold drink and listening to soft, subtle piano as you sail the sky blue waters.  With just 2000 people on board, this ship will provide privacy, relaxation and a lifetime of memories. If this sounds good to you, give me a call.  We will plan your next perfect cruise.

See you Thursday for part two.

From the Aft

From the Aft