The area is cold because the cold water in the pool acts like a refridgerant. It seems spooky because it's circular, and maybe somebody WAS watching you from the windows of the "inside-outside" cabins.
Been in that area many times and have never felt anything but fascinated. Maybe the ghost stories refer to me since I tend to "haunt the decks" in the wee hours. I've never seen a ghost aboard.
I was on the Norway about a year ago and my companion and I did not feel spooked at all. I would think that if it was haunted we would have know , seeing as my partner works in one of the best psychic tearoom's in Boston and is normally in tune with that stuff. All seemed quiet to us.....
We were on the Norway last week, and aside from the creakiness of the old ship at night and the spooky view into the pool on Sky Deck, I wouldn't say that there was anything unusually haunted about it.