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JamieLogical

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    Norwegian
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  1. I thought of one more thing since you and your daughter are both female. There is no shelf or foot rest in the showers on the bliss to facilitate leg shaving. I bring this and stick it to the glass shower wall: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CFFX90/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  2. Thanks you so much for posting that! I can never get enough of Randy's guitar solos and I cannot wait to spend two weeks listening to Siglo again in March!!!!
  3. Technically speaking, specialty dining credits cannot be "gifted" to anyone else. That being said, I have only ever seen them swipe one key card when checking you into a specialty dining restaurant, so as long as that card belongs to one of the people with the package, I think they likely wouldn't charge you cash for the second guest.
  4. Yay! That was certainly a roller coaster. So glad you were able to ultimately book it at a price you found reasonable.
  5. Second those luggage tags. They are very durable and definitely better than just stapling printer paper to your suitcase and hoping it doesn't get torn off in the hustle and bustle.
  6. The difference in Sail Away or not really depends on the sailing and the room type. Right now, on my upcoming March sailings on the Bliss, the difference between a Sail Away inside and the lowest inside room category with perks is $30 per person for the WEEK. For Oceanview it's $50 per person for the week. And for a Balcony and Mini-suite, the difference is $100 per person for the week.
  7. The buffet is not always open, but it is always open at meal times. The OP is going on the Bliss, so it has The Local, instead of O'sheehan's. It is open 24/7, though there is a bit of downtime when they switch over from breakfast to lunch. Also, Margaritaville on the Bliss is NOT open at breakfast anymore.
  8. I disagree about the cubes (I like to keep things tidy), but definitely agree about the not overpacking! I fit all of my belongings (including the cubes and hamper) in one carry-on sized wheelie bag and one backpack for a 7-day sailing. OP, you can cut down on space a lot by not bringing a ton of shoes... not sure what some people bring so many shoes! At the most, I will bring: One pair of walking/running shoes (only if I am doing walking-intensive ports and I wear these shoes on my feet for embarkation/debarkation since they tend to be the bulkiest). One pair of sneakers as my general wearing around the ship and light walking shoes. One pair of sandals that I can wear with dresses when I want to "dress up" and wear with my swimwear for the hot tub or spa. For clothing, try to bring light items that don't wrinkle easily. Also, you can "check" your bags with the porter at the cruise terminal entrance. No need to lug them around with you until rooms are ready. Just keep in mind that they may not be delivered to your room until the evening. I always keep my backpack with me for embarkation instead of checking it and I keep my medications and electronics, as well as my cruise documents, passport, cash, etc. I'll usually put one change of clothes in there as well as swimwear, just in case my main suitcase does get lost or misplaced.
  9. A couple of things to make your room a bit more comfortable. Depending on your cabin type, there may not be any drawers. I highly recommend bringing some collapsible cubes to place on the shelves in the closet to use as drawers for small items like socks and underwear. I was able to buy these at our local dollar store and have used them on 7 cruises. They fit perfectly on the shelves in the balcony/mini-suite closets on the Bliss: They fit perfectly on the shelves in the balcony/mini-suite closets on the Bliss. More recently I bought a collapsible laundry basket from Amazon to keep on the floor in the closet. It also fits perfectly in a balcony/mini-suite closet on the Bliss. It has two compartments, which is great for keeping your laundry separate if you have a travel companion, but the divider can be removed if you just want all your laundry to end up in the same place: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N2380FY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Since this stuff is all collapsible, it fits easily into my suitcase.
  10. I'll be sailing on Princess in August. We wanted to do an Alaska cruise and all in, with the drink package, the Princess sailing worked out to be significantly cheaper than NCL would be for the same week. Looking forward to trying a new (to me) line. I know it will be a VERY different demographic being both a Princess cruise and an Alaska itinerary. My SO sailed on Princess for his first ever cruise back on his honeymoon with his ex-wife so we won'e be flying completely blind, but I am sure it will be a very different experience!
  11. I have already said as much repeatedly in this thread.... I take the drink package as one of my Free at Sea perks, so I only have to pay the service charges on it, which total $20 per person per day.
  12. A drink package on NCL costs me $20/day. I would burn through that OBC with two glasses of their cheapest champagne.
  13. Not sure how this info really applies. A brunch with one type of unlimited specialty cocktail that has CBD oil in it? Or the $9-900 champagne on demand? Both of those have pretty much zero interest to me. I only like champagne in my Mimosas and certainly not at $9/flute! And it's a hard pass for me on anything involving CBD.
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