Caribbean and Bahamas: Buyer's Choice Great Stirrup Cay and Dominican Republic Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line

Explore breathtaking views on your 9-day cruise aboard the newly refurbished Norwegian Sky. Visit the stunning Grand Turk and dip your toes in exquisite beaches, like Governor's Beach, where you can find white sand and sparkling blue waters. Discover one of the most breathtaking harbors in the world as you hop off in the beautiful St. Thomas, where you'll find perks such as pristine beaches and duty-free shopping. Continue your vacation in our very own Great Stirrup Cay, home to the new Silver Cove lagoon and upgraded oceanfront cabanas. An excursion like no other awaits.

Included Extras

  • Photo Package (50 photos + USB digital files)**

  • Phone Call Package (max of 2 hours)**

  • Bingo Package (ages 18 and older)**

  • $50 Spa credit for two (ages 18 and older, select services, port days only)**

  • 100-Minute Internet Package (one login per stateroom, includes activation fee)**

  • $25 Casino Play (per person, ages 18 and older)**

  • One bottle of wine and chocolate-covered strawberries**

Executive Member Benefit

  • Executive Members earn an annual 2% Reward on Costco Travel purchases

Costco Shop Card

  • Member Exclusive: Costco Shop Card with every Norwegian Cruise Line sailing†

Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of Call MiamiDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

The City of Miami known as the “Magic City” is located in Southeast Florida, in Miami-Dade County on the Miami River, between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Since its incorporation in 1896, the City has grown tremendously, transforming it into one of the world’s renowned centers where people can work, live and play while enjoying a high quality of life. The City of Miami, known for its diverse culture and ethnicities is the largest municipality in Miami-Dade County. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 362,470. By the year 2010 the population in the City is projected to rise to 390,191. Miami which is known as the Gateway to Latin America attracts a tremendous amount of foreign born people, resulting in a large Latin American population that includes Cubans, Nicaraguans, Colombians, Venezuelans, Puerto Ricans, Argentineans, Ecuadorians, Brazilians, Dominicans, Haitians and Mexicans. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the City has a 60 percent Hispanic population, a 22.3 percent African-American population and an 11.9 percent White/other population.

Day 2 Cruising
Day 3Port of Call Grand Turk Arrival 8:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Grand Turk Island is the capital island of the Turks and Caicos archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s dotted with the remains of salt ponds and windmills from the island’s sea salt industry, prevalent from the 17th to 20th century. The 19th-century Grand Turk Lighthouse is perched on a rocky bluff in the north. Beaches with clear water ring the island, which is home to wild horses and donkeys.

Day 4Port of Call Puerto Plata Arrival 7:00amDeparture 4:00pm

Overview

Puerto Plata is for those seeking an attractively-priced Rest and relax vacation with the option of lots of places to visit. Playa Dorada concentrates the largest number of hotel rooms in the North sharing a gold sand beach and the Playa Dorada Golf Course, an 18 hole course. Meet guests from other hotels during evening outings at the casinos and night spots which are open to all guests. Choose Cabarete if you love windsurfing. Cabarete is famous for having excellent conditions for the sport. Many feel the attractiveness of Cabarete is in the people, the mingling of tourists who enjoy the intimacy of the smaller non inclusive hotels. It is also perfect for those who just want the leisure of sitting in the shade or taking sun on the beach, and for parents with little children.

Day 5Port of Call St. Thomas/Charlotte Amalie Arrival 11:00amDeparture 7:00pm

Overview

Charlotte Amalie, capital and chief port of the Virgin Islands of the United States, on Saint Thomas Harbor, southern Saint Thomas Island. Rum, bay rum, woolens, jewelry, and sugar are exported. Local industries include boatbuilding, rum and alcohol distilling, and the production of handicrafts. A picturesque town built on three hills, Charlotte Amalie is a free port and a major tourist resort. Of special interest are Fort Christian, built in 1671; Beretta, the shopping area; and the Frenchtown section. Charlotte Amalie is the site of the College of the Virgin Islands and the Museum of the Virgin Islands. In 1672 the Danes founded the first permanent settlement on the site, naming it Amalienborg or Charlotte Amalia, after their queen. The city is also popularly known as Saint Thomas, which was the official name from 1921 to 1936. It became capital of the American territory of the Virgin Islands in 1917, when the former Danish West Indies were purchased.

Day 6Port of Call Philipsburg Arrival 8:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Philipsburg is the capital of Sint Maarten, the Dutch side of the Caribbean island Saint Martin. Beachfront bars line the boardwalk along Great Bay. Voorstraat, or Front Street, has duty-free shops and casinos. The St. Maarten Zoo is home to parrots, monkeys and a playground. Sint Maarten Museum displays artifacts from the indigenous Arawak people. The ruins of 17th-century Fort Amsterdam stand on a nearby peninsula.

Day 7Port of Call San Juan Arrival 8:00amDeparture 4:00pm

Overview

San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital and largest city, sits on the island's Atlantic coast. Its widest beach fronts the Isla Verde resort strip, known for its bars, nightclubs and casinos. Cobblestoned Old San Juan features colorful Spanish colonial buildings and 16th-century landmarks including El Morro and La Fortaleza, massive fortresses with sweeping ocean views, as well as the Paseo de la Princesa bayside promenade.

Day 8 Cruising
Day 9Port of Call Great Stirrup Cay Arrival 10:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

In the 1970's Norwegian Cruise Lines developed Great Stirrup Cay as the industry's first private island playground. Needless to say, the idea really took off. All major Caribbean cruise lines now offer stops at their own Bahamian island for an afternoon of hassle-free surf and sand. In fact, from Great Stirrup Cay, you can sometimes see a Royal Caribbean ship anchored off nearby CocoCay, formerly Little Stirrup Cay. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If you were to sit down and design your own private island, it would probably look a lot like this one. Except for your fantastic private mansion, Great Stirrup Cay is lacking very little in the way of amenities and activities. The beach, of course, is the main attraction, offering swimming, snorkeling (coral reefs surround the island), rafts, paddleboats, catamarans, and kayaks. For the less-wet set, there are volleyball courts and hiking trails. Set out and try to find the island's lighthouse. Appetites are readily appeased at the beach barbeque and the thirsty can head for the beach bar (the only building on the island with walls - save for the bathrooms, of course). Music arrives courtesy of a calypso band so you can limber up with a limbo contest - then limp off to a waiting, palm-shaded hammock.

Day 10Port of Call Miami Arrival 7:00am

Overview

The City of Miami known as the “Magic City” is located in Southeast Florida, in Miami-Dade County on the Miami River, between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Since its incorporation in 1896, the City has grown tremendously, transforming it into one of the world’s renowned centers where people can work, live and play while enjoying a high quality of life. The City of Miami, known for its diverse culture and ethnicities is the largest municipality in Miami-Dade County. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 362,470. By the year 2010 the population in the City is projected to rise to 390,191. Miami which is known as the Gateway to Latin America attracts a tremendous amount of foreign born people, resulting in a large Latin American population that includes Cubans, Nicaraguans, Colombians, Venezuelans, Puerto Ricans, Argentineans, Ecuadorians, Brazilians, Dominicans, Haitians and Mexicans. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the City has a 60 percent Hispanic population, a 22.3 percent African-American population and an 11.9 percent White/other population.

Onboard the Norwegian Sky

Costco Member Reviews

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Ship Rating

3.5/5

When you cruise to the Bahamas from Miami for 3- or 4- days aboard Norwegian Sky, you'll get to experience all the freedom and flexibility of our exclusive Freestyle Cruising.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Pool

  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Game Arcade
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool - Children's
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Sports Facilities
  • Walking/Jogging Track
  • Golf Driving Net
  • Hot Tub
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Internet Center
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Elevators

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Fitness Class

  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Classes
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Babysitting
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Palace

Main Dining

Palace: Sit back, relax and embark on a culinary adventure inside this complimentary Main Dining Room. From more options on the daily changing menus to a Chocoholic Night available once per sailing featuring specialty chocolate-based desserts, Palace has something for the foodie in everyone.

Crossings: Prepare for a host of culinary delights at Crossings, where you can enjoy expertly prepared Chef's Signature Dishes and an extensive daily changing menu of deliciously fresh flavors. All inside a beautiful room featuring impressive ocean views.

Cagney's Steakhouse

Specialty Dining

Il Adagio: Enjoy the flavors of the Tuscan countryside at tables with room for old friends and new. Dine on classic dishes where you can taste the freshness of every tomato used to make an exquisitely delicious sauce. Try a twist on a classic like shrimp fettuccine, or keep it purist with an osso bucco. Just when you think you’re out, they’ll pull you back in with a toasty espresso and some macadamia nut ice cream. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Cagney's Steakhouse: Steak is the standard at our American-style steakhouse. Sip your favorite cocktail as you select from choice cuts of Certified Angus Beef® perfectly prepared. And don’t forget to order our famous truffle fries. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Le Bistro: From the theatrical artwork to the French gourmet menu, you'll know you've arrived when you see the wine displays surrounding the entrance. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Garden Café

Casual Dining

Garden Café: You're bound to find plenty of freshly prepared dishes to enjoy at this delicious buffet-style indoor/outdoor restaurant.

Longboard Bar: Just because you're on vacation doesn't mean you have to miss the game. Live broadcasts, sporting events, snacks, and breakfast and lunch buffet are available.

Room Service: If you can't come to the restaurant, Norwegian will bring the restaurant to you. Norwegian offers a menu of items that can be delivered to your stateroom. Room service is available 24 hours a day (a convenience charge applies to each order placed).


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Staterooms feature modern design and can accommodate up to four guests.

Sailaway Inside (Category: IX)

Category: IX
Accommodates: 2-4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 147

A Sail Away Inside stateroom guarantees an Inside stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned between time of booking up to one day prior to embarkation.

Inside (Category: IF)

Category: IF
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 121-187

With room for up to three guests, these staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some feature a single sofabed to accommodate one more.

Inside (Category: ID)

Category: ID
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 121-187

With room for up to three guests, these staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some feature a single sofabed to accommodate one more.

Inside (Category: IA)

Category: IA
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 121-187

With room for up to three guests, these staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some feature a single sofabed to accommodate one more.

Family Inside (Category: I4)

Category: I4
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 121-147

These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for the whole family to cruise. With room for four, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep two more.

Staterooms feature either a picture window or porthole.

Sailaway Oceanview (Category: OX)

Category: OX
Accommodates: 2-5, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 149

A Sail Away Oceanview stateroom guarantees an Oceanview stateroom or better! Please note that the view may be fully obstructed, partially obstructed, porthole or picture window. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Oceanview (Category: OF)

Category: OF
Accommodates: 3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 149

These staterooms are conveniently located on Deck 4 and have room for three guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a single sofabed. There's also a comfy sitting area and a porthole to check out the amazing views and latest ports.

Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: OB)

Category: OB
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 149

With room for up to three guests, these staterooms include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some feature a single sofabed to accommodate one more. You'll also have a big picture window to enjoy the amazing view.

Oceanview with Picture Window (Category: OA)

Category: OA
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 149

With room for up to three guests, these staterooms include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some feature a single sofabed to accommodate one more. You'll also have a big picture window to enjoy the amazing view.

Oceanview with Large Porthole (Category: OD)

Category: OD
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 149

These staterooms have room for up to three guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some with a single sofabed to accommodate one more. A large porthole allows you to enjoy the ever-changing seascape.

Oceanview with Large Porthole (Category: OC)

Category: OC
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 149

These staterooms have room for up to three guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some with a single sofabed to accommodate one more. A large porthole allows you to enjoy the ever-changing seascape.

Family Oceanview (Category: O4)

Category: O4
Accommodates: 4-5, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 149

Perfect for the whole family, these staterooms accommodate up to five guests. They feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to three more. Also includes a large porthole or picture window to enjoy the views.

Family Oceanview (Category: O5)

Category: O5
Accommodates: 4-5, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 149

Perfect for the whole family, these staterooms accommodate up to five guests. They feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to three more. Also includes a large porthole or picture window to enjoy the views.

Spacious staterooms feature a private balcony with floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors and a sitting area.

Sailaway Balcony (Category: BX)

Category: BX
Accommodates: 3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 202, balcony size (in sq. ft): 48

A Sail Away Balcony stateroom guarantees a Balcony stateroom or better! Please note that the view from your balcony may be fully obstructed or partially obstructed. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Balcony (Category: BA)

Category: BA
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 202-250, balcony size (in sq. ft): 48

With room for up to three guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed or two stationary beds, and some with additional bedding to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, and a private balcony with great views. Plus some can connect so you can spread out yet stay together.

Aft-Facing Balcony (Category: B1)

Category: B1
Accommodates: 3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 202-226, balcony size (in sq. ft): 48-72

With room for up to three guests, these aft-facing staterooms offer incredible views. They feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a single sofabed to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony to enjoy the views and fresh ocean breezes. Some have larger-than-normal balconies.

Balcony (Category: BF)

Category: BF
Accommodates: 2-3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 202-250, balcony size (in sq. ft): 48

With room for up to three guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed or two stationary beds, and some with additional bedding to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, and a private balcony with great views. Plus some can connect so you can spread out yet stay together.

Spacious suites and mini-suites feature private balcony and bath with shower. Suites feature butler and concierge service.

Forward-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony (Category: SE)

Category: SE
Accommodates: 3-5, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 558 - 561, balcony size (in sq. ft): 197-238

Enjoy the perfect retreat in these stylish Penthouses. They feature a bedroom with two lower beds that convert into a queen, and luxury bath with shower and whirlpool tub. Along with a dining area, private balcony with stunning views and some with additional bedding to sleep up to five guests. Plus they can connect to an Owner's Suite so you can travel in ultimate style with family or friends. Includes butler and concierge service.

Penthouse with Balcony (Category: SH)

Category: SH
Accommodates: 3, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 402, balcony size (in sq. ft): 96

With lots of space, you will have an amazing getaway in this fantastic Penthouse that accommodates three guests. Features a queen-size bed that converts into two lowers, luxury bath with shower, plus a dining area and private balcony to enjoy the amazing views. Includes butler and concierge service. Stateroom is wheelchair accessible.

Aft-Facing Penthouse with Master Bedroom & Large Balcony (Category: SD)

Category: SD
Accommodates: 4, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 561-584, balcony size (in sq. ft): 197

Up to four guests can stay in these Penthouses that come with a dining area and large private balcony. Because they are aft-facing, the view from your private balcony is truly stunning. Also features a bedroom with two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and luxury bath with whirlpool tub and shower. Includes butler and concierge service.

Owner's Suite with Large Balcony (Category: SA)

Category: SA
Accommodates: 5, total approximate size (in sq. ft): 835, balcony size (in sq. ft): 353

These Norwegian Sky Owner's Suites with a Large Balcony are great for up to five guests. They include a living room, dining room and separate bedroom. Along with a luxury bath with whirlpool tub plus an amazing balcony and hot tub so you can relax while enjoying incredible views. Includes butler and concierge service.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Sports Deck
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Stateroom with facilities for the disabledStateroom with facilities for the disabled
Stateroom equipped for hearing-impairedStateroom equipped for hearing-impaired
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms
Third person occupancy availableThird person occupancy available
Third and/or fourth person occupancy availableThird and/or fourth person occupancy available
Third, fourth and/or fifth person occupancy availableThird, fourth and/or fifth person occupancy available
ElevatorElevator
RestroomRestroom

Ship Facts

Norwegian Sky ship image
  • Ship Name: Norwegian Sky
  • Year Built: 1999
  • Year Refurbished: 2013
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2004
  • Ship Class: Sun
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,004
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 10
  • Number of Crew: 899
  • Officers' Nationality: International
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 315
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 245
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 429
  • Tonnage (GRT): 77,104
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,004
  • Country of Registry: The Bahamas
  • Total Staterooms: 1,004
  • Suites with Balcony: 15
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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Terms & Conditions

*Price shown is per person based on double occupancy and is valid for select stateroom categories only. Click on the Terms & Conditions link below for details.

**Included Extras are per stateroom, cannot be substituted, are nontransferable, and have no cash value. If unused, no reimbursement given. Offers applied to 1st guest in stateroom (unless noted otherwise). Photo Package: Duplicate prints not included. 50 prints per stateroom; 6"x8" and 8"x10" only. Only valid on standard photos. Certain exclusions apply. Photos cannot be used at Perspectives Photography Studio. Phone Call Package: Only valid on calls from ship to shore on fixed phone in stateroom and not from guest's wireless devices. Bingo Package: $39 promotional play applied to guests 1 and 2 for two sessions; three cards for three games within each session. Spa credit: Applied to guest 1 and 2, age 18+. Only valid on port days and select services. Cannot be divided between multiple visits. Internet Package: Not available at Great Stirrup Cay or Harvest Caye. Casino Play: $25 promotional play applied to guests 1 and 2; $50 for single occupancy bookings. Slot machines only.

†The exact amount of the Costco Shop Card will be calculated during the booking process. Click on the Terms & Conditions link below for additional information.

Ship's registry: The Bahamas

    Package ID: NCLSKYCAR20220103BC