June 10, 2019 Staff Writer


This is the continuation of our live blogging series of The Ocean Traveler aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line “Sky.”

Day 1 departed from Miami and overnight sailed to Key West, Florida where we arrived today at about 7:30AM.

When we disembarked the Sky, we took a couple of photos with a “sailor” and “green parrot” mascot, and then made our way over to Fury water sports on the pier.

Our first portion of the morning was a jet-skiing tour which took us out into the Key West harbor and then into the “back country” (Gulf of Mexico side). It was about a 25-mile tour – seeing nature, homes, other key islands and military bases/installations.

Our guide was awesome, and kept everyone in the tour together, regardless of their experience of using the wave-runners.

At the end of the tour, we quickly ran back to the ship (literally 50-yards from the Fury location at the pier), changed out of our wet swim suits and made way to an impromptu excursion- renting an electric golf cart and self-touring Key West on our own!

We hit a variety of “must see” and “must do” things while driving around the Conch Nation island…

The southern most point – HINT: Unless you want to wait in line for an hour-plus, walk past everyone, and when a family is “switching out” take a quick “selfie” when there is no one in front of the marker.

We then ventured through and found Duval Street – the main area for bar hopping. We ended up having a quick lunch at “Sloppy Joes” including pork tacos and a taco salad – along with adult beverages: key-lime cider and a piña colada.

As we drove through Key West we found a little place called Bahama Village. Small shops, restaurant, etc. Neat place, we did a quick walk through and continued our drive.

If you’re not inclined to drive around, take the Hop-on-hop-off trolley with a variety of stops.

After wrapping up our afternoon in Key West we headed back to the NCL Sky for a nap and to get ready for the evening.

As we sailed away from Key West, we saw an amazing sunset!

Our evening began with a simple dinner at the sports club; salads and sandwiches. We then proceeded down to the Sky Casino where we played Craps for a bit. After that we watched one of the on-ship bands play for a while – finally getting tired – we ended our evening.

Tomorrow we will be at Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegians private island!

Author: Staff Writer

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