Pride of America Pool, Water Slide and Sunbathing
The Norwegian Pride of America is home to 2 pools and 4 whirlpools. Both pools are filled with saltwater, and there are freshwater 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 area is known as the The South Beach Pool, and it is located in the middle of the ship on Deck 11. The main pool is actually two pool areas surrounded by four whirlpools.. There is usually some activity going on around the South Beach Pool -- anything from a Caribbean band to a member of the ship's staff leading an activity or game. Typically, the South Beach Pool hours are from 6 AM to 8 PM, and the whirlpools are open from 6 AM to 11 PM.
For a quieter place, try the Oasis Pool, located on Deck 12 Aft. This pool is smaller but it is removed from the main flow of traffic so this is the place to go to get some sun away from the crowd.
The kids have their own pool area known as the Kids' Pool. This is a paddling pool that comes equipped with slides. There is also a kid's sized whirlpool in the same area. The kid's pool is also located on Deck 12 next to the Rascals Kid's Club. Typically, this pool is open from 8 AM to 7 PM.
Pride of America pool, Waterslide 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 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.