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Norwegian Sky

A sparkling return after a summer makeover

Norwegian Sky , launched in 1999, underwent a complete refurbishment in June 2009 enhancing the guest experience for its popular three and four-night Bahamas itineraries from Miami.

Norwegian SkyThe NCL ship, which entered the Miami mini-cruise market in 2008, has received enhancements to its public areas including a larger dance floor in Dazzles Bar and Nightclub, the refurbishment of existing staterooms and suites plus the addition of three new staterooms.

Says gneral NCL manager Stephen Park: “Norwegian Sky is great for customers looking for mini-breaks with guaranteed sun and is easily combined with a stay in Miami or Florida. These short itineraries are an excellent way for families, friends and couples to test the water with cruising, and with such low prices they offer exceptional value.”

Norwegian Sky’s total refurbishment includes:

  • Major updates to 14 suites which received new wallpaper, marble tiles in the showers and bathtubs and refinished wood work including the teak around the whirlpools on the suite balconies
  • Improvements to Dazzles Bar and Nightclub, including refinishing of the dance floor; reupholstering of the clubĂ•s chairs and bar stools and removal of banquette seating to create additional room on the dance floor
  • Installation of new food stations in the Garden Cafe, NCL’s signature action station restaurant, along with refurbishment of Il Adagio, the ship’s Italian restaurant
  • The addition of three new staterooms
  • Reupholstering all1,000 seats in the Stardust Theatre
  • New upholstery to all of the seating in the Atrium
  • Repainting of the colorful murals surrounding the pool area
  • The four-day Bahamas cruises call at Grand Bahamas Island, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, NCL’s private island in the Bahamas. On Fridays, the ship sails a weekend getaway three-day Bahamas itinerary with all-day stops in Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, returning to Miami on Monday mornings.

    Vital statistics

    Operated by Norwegian Cruise Line
    Built by Wartsila, Finland
    Registered: Liberia
    Entered service: August 1999
    Refurbished: June 2009
    Gross tonnage: 77,104 tons
    Passengers: 2,002
    Passenger decks: 12
    Lifts: 12
    Cabins: 987 including

    Crew: 750
    Length: 853 ft
    Width: 106 ft
    Draught: 26 ft
    Speed: 23 knots
    Engines: diesel electric

    Facilities

    Four restaurants (open seating), alternative dining options, Internet cafe, library, casino, two outside swimming pools, five hot tubs, fitness centre, show lounges, cinema, library.

    NCL: 0845 201 8900, http://www.ncl.co.uk

    Norwegian Cruise Line

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