By the Caribbean Journal staff
Norwegian Cruise Line has completed another major refurbishment project on one of its ships, this time the Norwegian Sky.
The project, part of the line’s wider Norwegian Edge fleet enhancement program, entailed a three-week dry dock in Freeport in The Bahamas.
The changes include a updates to all food and beverage outlets, including the addition of eight new venues: the pub-style The Local Bar & Grill; La Cucina; Sugarcane Mojito Bar; Topsiders, a poolside bar; nightlife venues Bliss Ultra Lounge and Spinnaker Lounge; a full-service Starbucks; and the Pinnacle Lounge and Sushi Bar. The latter two are both new to Norwegian’s fleet.
The changes also meant upgrades to all of the ship’s 1,002 staterooms, from new televisions and USB outlets to upgraded owner’s suites.
“Last year was an exciting year with the record-breaking launch of Norwegian Bliss, the announcement of Norwegian Joy’s redeployment to the U.S. and the unveiling of four ships which benefited from our comprehensive Norwegian Edge® bow-to-stern refurbishment program,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We are continuing the momentum and starting 2019 with the reintroduction of Norwegian Sky. She returned home to Miami unveiling new designs and experiences that showcase our dedication to providing guests with meaningful experiences across our fleet.”
Norwegian Sky, which homeports year round in Miami, runs three and four-day cruises to The Bahamas, along with longer sailings to The Bahamas and Cuba.