Norwegian Sky gets new lounge/sushi bar, Starbucks, upgraded rooms

New spot Pinnacle Lounge and Sushi Bar offers original and traditional sushi concepts with views from floor-to-ceiling windows New spot Pinnacle Lounge and Sushi Bar offers original and traditional sushi concepts with views from floor-to-ceiling windows

Norwegian Sky emerged from a three-week drydock at Grand Bahama Shipyard with a new lounge and sushi bar, a Starbucks outlet, refreshed dining venues and upgraded accommodations.

The work was part of the 'Norwegian Edge' fleetwide refurbishment program.

New Pinnacle Lounge and Sushi Bar

New to the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet is Pinnacle Lounge and Sushi Bar, which provides a relaxed yet elevated atmosphere for original and traditional sushi concepts with views from floor-to-ceiling windows.

All Norwegian Sky food and beverage outlets were updated, and eight new venues dining and lounge venues were introduced. They include the pub-style eatery The Local Bar & Grill, La Cucina for classic Italian fare, Sugarcane Mojito Bar; Topsiders, the poolside bar; late night venues Bliss Ultra Lounge and Spinnaker Lounge and a full-service Starbucks licensed store.

Upgrades were made to the complimentary Palace and Crossings main dining rooms, Garden Café and The Great Outdoors, and specialty restaurants Cagney’s and Le Bistro. All bars and lounges were also refreshed.

Upgraded staterooms

All of Norwegian Sky's 1,002 staterooms were upgraded with new televisions and USB outlets, as well as new carpet, artwork, furniture, lighting and balcony decking. The four 835-square-foot Owner’s Suites got refreshed bathrooms and hot tubs.

The Atrium was revitalized with a refreshed look, including updated flooring, refurbished reception and shore excursion desk areas and the addition of lounge seating.

Pool deck enhancements

Pool deck enhancements include new flooring and furniture, the installation of additional canopies and an updated beach area.

Norwegian Sky has returned to its year-round PortMiami home. The ship offers three- and four-day cruises to the Bahamas, and four-and five-day cruises to the Bahamas and Cuba with an overnight in Havana. Great Stirrup Cay is a featured stop, and Norwegian Sky is one of two ships in the fleet to offer an all-inclusive experience on select sailings.

Posted 19 March 2019

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