Norwegian Sky Pool and Sunbathing
The Norwegian Sky has 2 pools and whirlpools. Both pools are filled with saltwater, and there are fresh water showers provided so you can rinse off. Reportedly, the maximum pool depth is 8' in the main pool, which is great for swimming and sunbathing around the deck.
The Main Pool is actually two pool areas separated by four whirlpools, and is located in the middle of the ship on Deck 11. There is usually some activity going on around the Main Pool -- anything from a Caribbean band to a member of the ship's staff leading an activity or game. Typically, the Main Pool hours are from 6 AM to 8 PM, and the whirlpools are open from 6 AM to 11 PM.
The kids have their own pool known as the Splashes Children's Pool. This is a paddling pool that comes equipped with its own waterfall. There is also a whirlpool in the same area. The kid's pool is located on Deck 12. Typically, the kid's pool is open from 8 AM to 7 PM.
Norwegian Sky Pool and Sunbathing Tips:
When arriving in the pool area, you will need to sign-out a towel. There will be a $22 charge per towel to your onboard account for each towel you fail to return. These are sturdy towels and if you want to purchase one, you can from the order form in your room.
Babies & Infants in Pools: Norwegian's official policy is no swim diapers, children must be potty trained. Norwegian staff stresses this point to all the families that bring their kids. We have not heard reports on whether or not the policy is strictly enforced.
While Norwegian does its best to discourage this, sunbathers do show-up at 8 AM and try to hog the lounge chairs for the day.