Review of Norwegian Sky deck 11 (Spa-Lido-Pools)
Garden Cafe & Kid’s Cafe (293 seats partially indoor lido buffet restaurant, complimentary; has a special kids dedicated area with smaller chairs and tables, ice cream stand; Early Breakfast 5:30-7 am, Breakfast 7:30-10:30 am, Lunch 12-2:30 pm, Dinner 5:30-9:30 pm)
La Cucina (74 seats) is the Italian specialty restaurant (reservations-only, cover charge US$15 PP, kids charged a full cover). The restaurant is open between 5:30-9:30 pm and has large tables. The NCL Sky’s Italian dining experience is marked by a casual atmosphere and large portions (perfect for family dinners) and traditional Italian fine wines and gourmet cuisine specialties – pizzas, pastas, seafood, classic salads, freshly baked breads, desserts (including ice cream). The Italian restaurant also serves complimentary Breakfast (8-10:30 am) and Lunch (12-2:30 pm) for suite-guests only.
Great Outdoor Cafe (293 seats complimentary lido buffet restaurant; open for breakfast 7:30-12 am, late-lunch/afternoon snacks 2:30-5:30 pm, night snacks 9:30 pm - 2 am), with the Great Outdoor Bar (9 seats alfresco bar; opens 7:30 am)
Garden Cafe is a buffet-style casual restaurant, plus an Open-Air Garden Cafe (outdoor seating area). It offers traditional Asian cuisine as well as speciality dishes from all around the world.
The Spinnaker Lounge & Club show and observation venue features a dance floor, full bar, and also hosts dance classes, bingo, game shows; opens at 10 am)
NCL Sky’s Pulse Spa & Fitness Centre - Spa (massage treatment rooms), Herbal Steam Room, Sauna, Thalassotherapy Pool, Beauty Salon (open 8 am-10 pm), Gym (open 6 am-11 pm, with an Aerobics Room / complimentary aerobic and fitness classes, Pilates-Yoga at surcharge).
2 swimming pools (served by the longest onboard bar “Topsiders”), 4 Whirlpools, tennis tables
Entourage Teen Club & Disco (teens centre, large TV screens, Nintendo games, gaming tables).
The Local Bar & Grill is a 24-hour-open English pub/sports bar serving traditional pub fare and drinks (incl draft beer and specialty coffee). While all the food is complimentary, specialty drinks are a-la-carte priced (incl Lavazza coffee, beer, cocktails). The bar has large TVs for live sporting events, sports memorabilia on the walls, electronic table games, mini bowling lanes, darts, arcades. There are separate menus for breakfast (between 5 – 11 am), lunch and dinner (between 11 am – 5 am), plus late-night snacks. The breakfast menu has French toasts (white or whole-wheat bread, whipped butter, maple syrup), cold meats, Bakery Basket (assorted muffins, Danish pastries, croissants), hot oatmeal, Express (scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, pastries), Country Platter (eggs, bacon, link sausage, baked beans, sauteed mushrooms), Tortilla Vegetable Wrap, juices (orange, apple, cranberry), hot beverages (fresh-brewed coffee, teas, hot chocolate). The lunch menu has Chicken Wings (Buffalo, Texas BBQ, Thai Chili, Jamaican Jerk, all served with celery-blue cheese dip), nachos (bacon, cheddar, jalapenos, cilantro), warm spinach and artichoke dip, fried chicken tenders, Chicken Pot Pie (breast, peas, carrots, cream sauce), soups and salads (incl Caesar and Chef’s), Fish N’ Chips, Burger Bar (prime beef burgers with cheddar, smoked bacon, French fries). The dinner menu offers beef hot dogs (named The Pub, Chicago Style, Coney Island, all served with French fries), Chicken Fajitas (tortillas, guacamole), Irish Favorites (“Shepherd’s Pie” /beef and lamb, “Bangers & Mash” /pork sausages, Fish & Chips), Sandwich Corner (Chipotle Chicken, Grilled Reuben on Rye, Turkey or Roast Beef, Tuna Melt, Honey Smoked Salmon, ), also steaks (a prime rib on select evenings). As all-day breakfast is offered House-Made Corned Beef Hash (served with 2 eggs, 1 toast) and made-to-order omelets (ham, bacon, cheddar, onion, tomatoes, peppers, French fries). Among desserts are Chocolate Brownie Sundae, Warm Apple Pie, Vanilla / Strawberry Pound Cake, Fresh Fruit Plate, also Root Beer Float (with ice cream), and Malted Vanilla Shake.