From the moment you step aboard, you'll see that Norwegian Sky offers something for everyone. On our Bahamas cruises your options are nearly limitless with 10 dining options, free open bar, an onboard spa and casino that has all of your favourite games and slots. The popular Norwegian Sky offers 3- and 4-day cruises year-round to the Bahamas from Miami. If you're looking for a holiday like no other take a 4-Day Cuba & Bahamas cruise from Miami. And, if you decide to bring the kids, we'll keep them entertained all day, whilst you lounge by the pool, play in the casino, or enjoy dinner at one of many restaurants.
Guests who have mobility impairments should travel with someone who will take responsibility for any assistance needed during the cruise and in the event of an emergency. A number of staterooms per ship are wheelchair accessible with grab rails in the bathrooms, lower sinks and toilets, shower seats, raised beds, adjustable hanging rods in wardrobes, tilting mirrors and extra wide doors for easy access. If you do use a wheelchair, you must bring your own and it must be collapsible. All guests who require medical equipment to be brought on board must advise Norwegian Cruise Line before sailing. Failure to do so may result in equipment not being cleared before departure.
For hearing-impaired guests, some staterooms with vibrating alarm clocks and an indicating light system alerting guests to fire alarms. For the vision- impaired, a registered guide dogs are allowed on all Norwegian Cruise Line ships. Many Norwegian Cruise Line ships have Braille indicators and audio deck announcements in the lifts, as well as stateroom numbers in Braille and closed captioning TV.
Guests who need oxygen or require oxygen therapy are welcome on all Norwegian Cruise Line ships; however, you must supply your own oxygen.Any physical challenge or medical condition that requires special treatment or attention must be reported to Norwegian Cruise Line at the time of booking.
If you are on a low calorie diet, breakfast, lunch and dinner menus feature low calorie, haute cuisine dishes. Sugar-free and fat-free desserts are also available. Gluten-free, lactose-free, sodium-free, Kosher and dairy-free diets can also be catered for and must be requested at least two months before your cruise.
Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume alcohol. Norwegian Cruise Line permits young adults between 18 and 20 years of age to purchase and personally consume wine and beer only while on board and with the consent of an accompanying parent. Guests must be 18 or over to gamble and claim any winnings.
Public areas throughout all ships are smoke-free. If you smoke cigarettes, you can do so on your balcony, in the casino or in the Cigar Bar (where available). If you prefer pipes or cigars, you can smoke in the Cigar Baror designated smoking lounge. Also,you can smoke cigarettes, pipes and cigars in outdoor public guest spaces and open decks where designated by the appropriate signage. Please be aware that electronic cigarettes cannot be used in public areas where there is a no smoking policy in force.
With Freestyle Cruising, you're pretty much welcome to wear whatever, whenever. Their philosophy is "resort casual" and with the widest range of dining venues, tons of entertainment options and bars & lounges, you'll find there are places for your style all over the ships, day and night.
Daytime, it's basically all fine since they know you're probably headed to the pool or out for a fun Shore Excursion. Casual shorts, jeans, tops and sundresses are welcome everywhere. You can even wear your swimsuit to the poolside grill or the buffet.
Resort casual dress gets you into every venue at night too. Some people like to add a jacket, or when celebrating a special occasion, get all decked out. This too is welcome everywhere. And if you're tired from a long fun day and just want to wear shorts, the buffet is the place for a casual dinner. Some people prefer nice jeans. They're welcome in many of the restaurants as well, but not in all. It's your holiday, so dress comfortably, and you'll find a venue that suits your style.
Since all suitcases are collected the night before we return to port, don't forget to bring an overnight bag packed with a change of clothes, prescriptions and need-to-have items. Thanks to Freestyle Disembarkation, you'll have time on your final morning on board for breakfast and some last minute sunbathing or even a workout.
We understand that protecting our environment and our oceans is not only vital to our industry but also to our planet. Our Safety, Security, Health and Environmental Protection policy establishes our commitment to conduct our operations safely, securely and with sensitivity to the environment around us. Preserving our oceans and protecting our environment is one of our core company values that we strive to meet through our daily goals:
Across our fleet, we have implemented many of the most innovative environmental policies and technologies in the cruise industry. As such, we meet or exceed all international, national, state and local port regulations, including those set by MARPOL, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We are also accredited to the international ISO 14001 standard for Environmental Management Systems. This achievement recognises that we utilise a core set of standards for an effective environmental management system that reduces our environmental impact and increases our operating efficiency.
Onboard our vessels, water is primarily used by our guests and crew in their staterooms for showers, bathtubs and sinks but is also used for galleys, laundry, pools, whirlpools, spas and cleaning public spaces. We have focused our efforts on increasing water production on board with sophisticated plants that use seawater as the source, which reduces the need for the bunkering of fresh water. This is particularly important in countries where fresh water is limited and best reserved for local communities.
Wastewater Treatment Systems
To treat wastewater onboard, all Norwegian Cruise Line's ships are equipped with Advanced Wastewater Purification systems (AWPs). Wastewater is run through these systems and treated prior to discharge, resulting in effluent that meets or exceeds international regulations and many municipal wastewater facility standards. Our newest ships are equipped with the leading AWP technology that meets the stringent Baltic Standards. Every ship's wastewater is tested quarterly by a third-party, and our environmental officers also conduct weekly water quality tests to ensure we continue to meet all standards.
Wastewater collected in machinery and engine spaces is known as bilge water. Collected bilge water is held in storage tanks and can only be discharged after meeting international, national and company regulations. To ensure compliance, all ships are equipped with an automatic stopping device and an oil content metre, which work to confirm the ship's compliance. This equipment will analyze and record the oil content of the bilge. If the bilge water does not meet these requirements, discharging is automatically stopped and the bilge water is recirculated until these standards are met. The remaining bilge water that cannot be discharged is collected and landed ashore to an approved vendor.
To operate safely and comfortably, ships perform an operation known as ballasting, which helps to ensure trim, stability and structural integrity. Filling ballast tanks with ocean water helps stabilise ships, providing comfort to guests and crew. As water is discharged or as fuel is consumed, ships take on seawater to assist with stabilisation. During this operation, some species are able to "hitch a ride" on ships and transfer to many areas of the world, including areas where they are non-native or invasive. Treating ballast water before release removes tiny organisms that may have been picked up in transit in order to safeguard local ecosystems.
Our ships call on sensitive areas of the world, and we strive to lead by example as we strive to continue to be effective stewards. Norwegian enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any items thrown overboard. If an environmental incident is observed, guests, crew and shoreside employees are encouraged to use our environmental hotline.
Proper implementation of a progressive waste management programme lessens the environmental impact of our operations, reduces pollution, promotes diversion of material from landfills, conserves natural resources, saves energy and lowers ship fuel use. Waste is reduced through reusing and recycling, with clear benchmarks serving as our measurement for waste minimisation.
We have pioneered recycling of used oil and it is often offloaded for use at shoreside installations as bio-fuel, with our vessels recycling over 95% of the cooking oil that is landed ashore.
Over the past decade, as the availability of recycling programmes and options has increased, we have taken advantage of these programmes wherever possible. One example is when Norwegian partnered with Waste Management in 2010 to develop an industry-first Live Load offload operation. This partnership reduces offload time of waste, truck on-site time, port congestion, transportation costs and the use of pier-side containers. Our ships that used the Live Load model in 2017 were able to conserve the following:
Norwegian Employees Working To Mitigate Waste
Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. How governments, organisations and individuals choose to respond to it will have lasting effects for not only our lifetime, but future generations. Knowing this, we believe it is our obligation as leaders in the cruise industry to do our part and help mitigate actions that may influence changes to our climate on a large scale. We are always focused on continuous improvement and are ready to explore new opportunities as our fleet grows.
One innovative technology our ships use to decrease exhaust emissions is the Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS). This technology reduces the amount of sulfur oxide and particulate matter emitted from the ship by cleaning, or scrubbing, the emissions before being released from the stack. Ships equipped with this technology are able to reduce SOx emissions by up to 99 percent. As of April 2019, the following ships have been equipped with this technology: Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Sun and Pride of America
Whilst in port, our cruise ships continue to generate their own power, providing heat, air conditioning, lighting and hot water for guests and crew, similar to a hotel.
A small number of ports around the world have installed infrastructure for cruise ships to connect to the onshore electrical power grid to supply much of the power needed when the ship is docked. This is known as Cold-Ironing, which can reduce emissions from a ship whilst docked. Out of the 450-plus ports we visit, less than 1% are equipped with this technology. As of April 2019, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Star are equipped with cold-ironing capabilities.
Data is collected from all our ships to track the largest energy consumers on board and to assist in establishing Key Performance Indicators to identify where energy efficiency improvements can be made. Our goal is to focus on the large energy consumers and explore solutions to optimise operations and lower consumption.
During Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Star's 2018 refurbishments the lighting instruments in all onboard guest entertainment areas were upgraded to more energy-efficient LEDs. This change resulted in a lower heat output, lower power usage and a longer bulb life.
One of the most successful programmes implemented on our ships is Wasted Heat Recovery (WHR). This process works by recovering heat from the engines and transferring it to freshwater piping, which allows us to utilise a free source of energy for improving water production and saving fuel.
These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. With room for up to four guests, they include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more. And of course, room service and many other amenities.
Great for up to four guests, these staterooms feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and pull down beds in some staterooms that sleep two more. And because they are mid-ship, you'll have easy access to all the great activities and dining options on board.
These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. There's room for up to four guests and they include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and of course, you'll have room service and many other amenities.
These rooms can comfortably fit up to five guests, making them perfect for families. Guests will enjoy an amazing view from the big picture window. Each features two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two or three more. Of course, room service and many other amenities are also included.
With room for up to four guests, these staterooms are perfect for passengers bringing kids. Each features two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, two pull down beds, and a porthole to check out the amazing view.
These Oceanview Staterooms have room for up to three guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa in some staterooms to accommodate one more. Each also has a big picture window to enjoy the amazing view.
These Oceanview Staterooms have room for up to three guests and include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull down bed to sleep one more. They also include a porthole to enjoy the view and, because these staterooms are mid-ship, theu provide easy access to all the delicious dining and great activities onboard.
These Oceanview Staterooms have room for up to three guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa to accommodate one more. Each also features a porthole to enjoy the amazing view.
With room for up to three guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing aft-facing view.
These connecting staterooms are perfect if you want to bring the kids along. They sleep up to three guests and include a sitting area, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Not to mention the floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony for the whole family to enjoy.
These mid-ship staterooms can accommodate up to three guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa to sleep one more. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Because these are mid-ship staterooms, you'll have easy access to everything on board.
With room for up to three guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view.
These Owner's Suites with a Large Balcony are great for up to five guests. They include a living room, dining room and separate bedroom with king-size bed. Along with a walk in closet, luxury bathroom with whirlpool tub and an amazing balcony. Includes butler and concierge service.
Up to four guests can stay in these Penthouses, that come with a living area, dining area and large private balcony. Because they are aft-facing Penthouses, the view from your private balcony is truly stunning. Also features a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bathroom with shower. Includes butler and concierge service.
You will have the perfect getaway in these Penthouses that sleep up to five guests. Features a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bathroom with shower, in addition to the living area, dining area, private balcony and additional bedding to sleep three additional guests. Includes butler and concierge service.
With lots of space, you will have an amazing getaway in these fantastic Penthouses. Features a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bathroom with shower, in addition to the living area, dining area and private balcony. Includes butler and concierge service. Stateroom is wheelchair accessible.
You won’t believe your eyes or even your ears. Norgwegian Cruise Lines have brought Broadway to sea with blockbuster shows, music, dancing, cabaret, comedy and more. You can party all night, grab some great casino action and find your favourites among up to 22 bars and lounges, from electrifying nightspots to cosmopolitan bars and easy-going pubs. Every night is a night on the town.
Welcome! Try your hand at Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Caribbean Stud Poker® and Let It Ride®.
It's show time! And there is always a really big show for you at the Stardust Lounge. A stunning two-storey main show lounge headlines the best entertainment at sea.
The Stardust can also be used for large group meetings by day.
Stop by and capture a few aliens, win a car race, play pinball and fly a jet fighter. Let your imagination run wild at the Video Arcade.
If Captain Cook were a martini man, this would have been his kind of a bar. Choose from a wide selection of martinis from unique concoctions to the tried and true.
Enjoy cocktails, wines and beer in a full service bar that overlooks the outdoor swimming pool.
This fun, lively lounge has the longest Cabaret Bar at sea. Once the sun goes down, Dazzles becomes a disco.
Just because you're on holiday doesn't mean you have to miss the game. Live broadcasts, sporting events, snacks, and breakfast and lunch buffet available.
Enjoy wine, beer and a wide range of cocktails at the Outrigger Lounge.
Drop in for champagne or a glass of wine. Known for its premium selection of champagne and extensive wine selection, your favourite tipple is served in a relaxing, tropical setting.
For that double vanilla, extra hot latte with extra foam, the Coffee Bar is at your service with a wide variety of speciality coffees, teas, pastries and cookies.
This is quite possibly the very longest poolside bar at sea, conveniently located near your favourite sun lounger.
The atrium setting offers champagnes, premium vodkas and a full bar, against a backdrop of piano music and oceanview windows.
You'll find a well-stocked selection of things to read with the elegant surroundings Mark Twain himself would have appreciated, including a stellar view.
No matter how far you are from home, having access to the Internet is always on hand at the Internet Café.
Need a new bathing suit? How about a surprise gift for a loved one? The Galleria Shops is a department store that offers a wide selection of brand name and speciality goodies.
Take a walk on the wild side with tonight's production of Rock You Tonight. The high-energy grooves of the Norwegian Sky Production Cast brings you an all and out tribute to such rock icons as Queen, Journey and The Who. So give in to your inner James Taylor or Tina Turner and rock the night away!