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Norwegian Sky Review

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Pride of Aloha - Alaska

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Sail Date: Sep 2003
Cabin: Owner's Suite with Large Balcony

Saturday, September 20 - After a leisurely breakfast, Fred took us to the port for our cruise. There was evidently a Washington home game because traffic was backed up terribly. We arrived at the dock about 12:15 and checked our luggage in. We went around to the check-in and there was practically no line so we walked right up to an agent. We gave her our tickets and she said. "Did you know you have been upgraded?" I answered that we did not know because I had stopped checking on the internet about two weeks before our cruise. I started getting excited and Matthew thought I had gone off the deep end. I knew that we had to be in a suite because we had booked a category BA. She told us it was room #9201, but I did not know which suite that was. She set everything up and told us she would call someone to escort us to our room. Amit (who we later learned was one of our butlers) came and took most of our carry-ons and walked us past the line to have our pictures made and then up the elevator. Since I am directionally challenged, I did not know if we were heading forward or aft. Imagine my surprise when we unlocked our stateroom door and the bow of the ship was in front of us! We were in an owner's suite!! By now, I was really excited! We wanted to look around the cabin, but Amit made us sit down while he told us about the amenities of the suite. Ruth, the concierge, came by and told us what special treatment we could receive

After they left, we went to the buffet to have lunch because it was the only restaurant open. At least it was a nice day and we could eat outside. We walked around the ship and found that the spa was having a tour at 2:00. Of course, we could not wait to get back to our room to check it out. Matthew wanted to watch college football (and did while I went on the spa tour).

I took a ton of pictures and was amazed at our good fortune. Here goes the long description of the suite (#9201). You open the door to a hallway, on the right is the door to the half bath with a sink and toilet (complete with a fresh flower). On the left, is a mirrored wall with two pocket doors concealing closets, one with hangers and a shelf, and the other with just a high shelf and a bar (with no hangers). After the hallway, on the right is a set of floor to ceiling glass shelves with glass doors and then the bar area which has a counter area with cabinets and a small refrigerator enclosed in one of the cabinets (refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, Evian water, sparkling water). There is another set of glass shelves with drink ware, and an ice bucket with glasses on a tray. The bar area complete with two bar stools, has the bar accessories and a small sink. A bottle of champagne was on ice for our arrival. After the bar area, the room opens to the dining/living area. There was a large glass table with fresh flower arrangement, two love seats, a smaller glass end table with a lamp. The dining room table had a tray of fresh fruit and four chairs. The balcony had four chairs and a table, two chaise lounges, a large cooler for drinks, and a hot tub (I would call it a Jacuzzi tub). Along one wall, there was ample closet space (mostly shelves) and a murphy bed. There was a desk area with personalized stationary, room service, breakfast, and alternative restaurant menus (we were told we could order anything from room service). There was a 27" TV, a CD and DVD player (complete with music CDs in room and a list of available DVD movies), surround sound speakers in both the living room and bedroom. Plenty more shelves and drawers around the corner and across from the bar. The bedroom had a queen size bed, vanity area (more drawers), bedside tables with lamps (no lamps on the headboard), and a walk-in closet with large hanging area, safe, and more shelves. The bathroom had a separate shower with glass doors, a tub, sink area with one sink, a scale (whose idea?), and another fresh flower. In addition to the liquid soap/shampoo, we received various bars of soap, shoe mitts, bathing salts, and lotions. Each of the bathrooms also had water glasses. This cabin would be great for a family or a longer cruise. Unfortunately, now we are spoiled and will not be able to go back to a smaller cabin.

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