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Old June 6th, 2004, 02:07 PM
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Default POA - What Does the Refurbishing Include??

I was wondering if anyone knows exactly what they are doing as far as refurbishing the Sky to become the Pride of Aloha. I would guess changing the restaurants to a Hawaiian theme and perhaps adding flower leis to her hull but what else? Are they 'doing' new mattresses, drapes, carpets, bedspreads etc. also? How about menus - will they include poi, etc? Thanks for the replies in advance & happy cruisin' all :0)!
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Old June 7th, 2004, 08:18 AM
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I don't know about the menus, but when we called NCL, they told us that EVERYTHING would be changed. They will strip the boat clean, leaving only the skeletons of the cabins, and refurbish everything anew.

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Old June 7th, 2004, 09:16 AM
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Default Re: POA - What Does the Refurbishing Include??

Very likely remove the casino.
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Old June 7th, 2004, 02:41 PM
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Nice of u to take the time to answer my questions. I don't really like 'poi' so if it isn't added to the menu I won't care. Sure wld enjoy roast pig luau style although not sure they have underground cooking pits with hot stones on a ship - haha!! Really looking forward to seeing 'her' when the pictures are available and won't it be grand to travel on a completely refurbished ship - almost like brand new and the destination can't be beaten. Thanks & happy cruisin' :0)
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Old June 8th, 2004, 10:22 AM
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They are removing the casino & we were told that the whole ship was being redecorated, including the cabins to make it more Hawaiian.
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Old June 8th, 2004, 12:39 PM
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Default Re: POA - What Does the Refurbishing Include??

Yes, that's right... they are removing the casino. The boat will technically never leave American waters, and gambling is not allowed.

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Old June 9th, 2004, 01:11 PM
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There was an article out yesterday stating that it's officially. The Sky has been renamed & is officially flying under an American flag. She is the 1st mondern cruise ship to do so in 50 years.

In addition to the above, the ship has some kind of a culteral center all about Hawaii on board. Maybe that's what they put in the casino since it was centrally located.
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Old June 13th, 2004, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: Re: POA - What Does the Refurbishing Include??

I wonder if casino area will be removed as they will not be sailing in "international waters" far enough from US land? Unless of course they could call it "Riverboat style gaming (Smile). Can't wait for reviews of food, service etc.
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Old June 14th, 2004, 02:06 AM
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Wait a minute - u can gamble in Las Vegas but not on a cruise ship not even touching shore even if within US waters. A bit hypocritical don't u think. That revenue wld help keep fares lower - change the laws to allow it - it in't corrupting anyone - only passengers have access to it and only while at sea? Sometimes some rules do seem a wee bit 'silly' - what think?
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Old June 14th, 2004, 09:34 AM
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I'm going on the POA and I'm anxious to hear what it's like from the people that went on the 4-day cruise this past week. Anyone?



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Old June 14th, 2004, 09:49 AM
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Default Re: POA - What Does the Refurbishing Include??

Yes, the casino WILL be (or, better yet, has been) removed. The ship WILL be sailing in U.S. waters.

Whether it is hypocritical or not, is another subject; the fact is, it is only legal to gamble in a handful of places in America.

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Old June 14th, 2004, 12:47 PM
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You can't even play bingo on the ship. I understand that bingo somehow violated Hawaiian law.
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Old June 15th, 2004, 02:20 AM
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Default Re: Re: POA - What Does the Refurbishing Include??

Eh gads - got to watch out for that Bingo --- I rest my case, Ok to gamble in select places (by the way who decided where) - yah where they can maximize profits for a select few hmmm?
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