Norwegian Airlines is launching a new route to Europe in partnership with Wow airline. The routes are set to launch on March 3rd and will allow guests of Norwegian Sky, up until this point the only budget carrier available in Norway, easy access between London Gatwick and Oslo Gardermoen.
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that they will be sailing their first voyage in almost two years. The cruise line is sailing with guests on the Norwegian Sky, a ship that was originally built in 2008. Read more in detail here: norwegian cruise line news.
After an extended delay owing to the pandemic, Norwegian Sky resumes operations today for Norwegian Cruise Line. The ship launches her Bahamas and Caribbean cruise season today, March 2, from the new Miami dock.
The ship is conducting a five-night trip to the Western Caribbean, which includes a visit to Norwegian’s own island in the Bahamas, Great Stirrup Cay, for its first post-pandemic voyage. Norwegian Sky is the cruise line’s second-oldest ship, having been constructed in 1999.
The First Norwegian Sky Cruise Since March 2020
Norwegian Sky is back in business today from PortMiami after a long hiatus. The cruise ship, which was constructed in 1999 and has a gross tonnage of 77,104, will depart from the award-winning new cruise terminal at the world’s biggest cruise port.
Norwegian Sky will sail the Western Caribbean and the Bahamas on her maiden voyage back in action, with stops in Key West, Cozumel, and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas.
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Four-day Bahamas cruises with stops in Freeport, Great Stirrup Cay, and Nassau, as well as three-day cruises with stops in Key West and Nassau, are available aboard the 2000-passenger cruise ship.
The ship will depart from Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos, Puerto Plata, St Thomas Island, St Maarten, San Juan, and Great Stirrup Cay on two 9-day voyages beginning in April. Norwegian Cruise Line’s award-winning new terminal will serve as the departure point for all trips.
The agenda for Norwegian Sky is still a bit of a mystery. Norwegian Cruise Line has canceled all Norwegian Sky trips from May 29 to December 29, 2023, and has not said where the ship would be going during those months.
Dry Dock for the Norwegian Sky
Guests who board the ship today will be pleased to find that it is in good condition, despite the fact that it has been idle for the last two years. The Norwegian Sky just finished a dry dock in Brest, France.
During the dry-dock time, Norwegian Cruise Line did maintenance on the ship’s stabilizers, rudders, propellers, and thrusters, as well as front-of-house maintenance such as carpet and mattress replacement, galley area repair, and more.
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Only months before the pandemic, the ship completed a major makeover that included a comprehensive remodeling of the ship’s public areas as well as the installation of additional bars, lounges, and restaurants.
Norwegian Cruise Line Is Nearly Completed
With the launch of Norwegian Sky today, Norwegian Cruise Line now has just six ships that are not yet operating.
Two additional ships are set to return to service later this month. Norwegian Jewel will resume service to the Panama Canal from Panama City, Panama, on March 29, 2022. Norwegian Jade will restart service to the Greek Islands from Rome (Civitavecchia) on March 30, 2022.
Before the summer, all of the ships will be operational, including two ships that will be operating in April of this year. Norwegian Star will sail to the Mediterranean from Barcelona, Spain, on April 3, 2022, while Pride of America will sail to Hawai’i from Honolulu, Hawai’i, on April 9, 2022.
Norwegian Sun will begin service to Alaska on May 5, 2022, while Norwegian Spirit will begin service to Hawaii on May 7, 2022.
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When was Norwegian Sky last refurbished?
A: Norways transport minister, Ketil Solvik-Olsen, announced on 17 June 2018 that Norwegian Sky would be the last in a series of major upgrades and improvements for all long-haul flights.