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    Traveling, Reading, Bridge, Relaxing
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    RCCL, NCL
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    Caribbean

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  1. Laser Tag is on deck 20. Suites are on deck 18. There is Haven sun deck on 19, but not directly under the laser tag or even near it, the public sun deck and vibe are there. I think directly below it is staff area, not public. So there is something wrong in the story being told about Haven guests. dont believe everything you read on the internet 🙂
  2. We were on the 18th floor, but I think this can be relevant. 18126 was right near a staff bathroom and closet. My brother heard them quite early in the morning. So that may be heard from 17126 as well. It was also by the main Haven access at that floor level, and could be loud with the door shutting. we were in 18114, and the location was wonderful. We walked quietly into the horizon lounge on the 18th and grabbed our daily cappuccino and espresso. Rarely passed other guests in the cabin hallways. The ship was packed our week.
  3. Thanks for sharing this site! I couldn’t find a digital site that was able to separate and sort by haven vs mini-suite. Very helpful! Will be much easier to watch prices. And it’s great that it breaks down price per day!
  4. We were in an H5 on Bliss and truly enjoyed it. Only 2 of us but I think I can address some of your concerns/questions: - the side of the bed that the pull out chair was on had the outlet; the side by the bathroom did not. - the balcony on deck 17 was much larger than 18- with 3 in the room, I would aim for deck 17. - the bar only has like 6 seats, but there were always servers walking around on the decks, in the lounge, etc. It was NEVER difficult to get a drink. - as an early riser, we enjoyed going to the horizon lounge and helping ourselves to a cappuccino and a espresso each morning with a small plate of fruit. That way we could watch us dock from a nice point of view. - i felt like the deck was adequately sized (but we weren't over Christmas, and were in Alaska (probably seating for 100 outside between lounges, small beds, bar stools, hot tubs, etc) - breakfast was our favorite meal in the lounge- a very calming way to start the day, and never crowded. The one day we didn't get a window seat they apologized profusely... it wasn't a big deal to us. - The restaurant has outdoor seating, which i imagine would be lovely for breakfast, before the deck got too loud with the main pool activities. - you'll probably have more kids than we did, but the horizon lounge would be boring for them. They want to be in the pool, playing laser tag, etc. so I think you can definitely have that oasis. But maybe I'm totally off base. We haven't been on NCL recently without the Haven, but based on the crowds, the hustle to book specialty dining, etc. we probably wouldn't book an NCL cruise without the Haven. But that's just us, based on our priorities.
  5. On the bliss, the balconies on 17 were all larger than those on 18. Probably by 5 ft, on 18 we couldn’t look down to the water we looked down to the deck 17 balconies
  6. Bliss pool was heated last week in Alaska- there was light steam coming off of it. Kids were packed in the kids pool and many adults were riding the slides, when they were open.
  7. I feel like I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the ipads, because it was a noticeable difference for me. And maybe other lines do it now too, and you can call me old fashioned. I didn’t care for the fact that servers were staring at iPads and tapping away at your order instead of making eye contact and pleasantries. Made it a bit colder. On Royal, I remember waiters would memorize your meal, and it would show up accurately. Maybe it is easier because they have the same people for 7 days? Not sure, but I didn’t much care for the iPads while ordering- and it was everywhere.
  8. Last week on the bliss someone is our group handed over their card to pay for a drink- and got quite a long “what does your card color mean?” Line if questioning. It wasn’t in the “oh, interesting info” type way, and it made the Haven guest uncomfortable.
  9. 1. There are many ways to know: they ask you for your card when you go to the restaurant, they ask for your card when you order a drink, if you ask the concierge to help with anything, they ask your room number. 2. As a Haven guest, I would hate to have to make reservations for the Haven Restaurant. It felt like the last place on the ship that wasn’t truly freestyle- without reservations required. 3. It was implemented on our ship on June 13th. Who knows if it impacted us. But there was a wait for a table for two on Saturday night (15th).
  10. The bliss horizon lounge has mini m&m, gummy bears, peanut m&m, fruits, pastries (chocolate croissants, raspberry chocolate croissant puffs, sweet biscuits with frosting drizzle) as well as a few breads/pound cakes- pistachio pound cake, walnut bread, strawberry pound cake, muffins, and yogurts a few other items that are kept refreshed next to the espresso/cappuccino machine all day.
  11. That’s likely already accounted for in the space for the restaurant, along with peoples’ preferences with dining times, time spent at the lounge, etc.
  12. I thought so too, but took the perspective of “can’t hurt to ask.” And it didn’t!
  13. Part of the Muster Drill should include mandatory elevator etiquette instruction. Things like: 1) if there is someone waiting on an elevator standing with a walker/cane, it’s courteous to let them go first, pushing them out of the way is not courteous 2) don’t stand in the middle of the door blocking all entering and exiting passengers. If you must stand there, exit to allow people to get off. 3) don’t press the up button again until the doors on the current up elevator close, they will re-open and the others will pass us because it isn’t pressed. 4) don’t fart on the elevator.
  14. We had Food Republic for lunch. You get 4 items per specialty voucher. So two of us used ours- we got 8 items- enough for 4 of us to share! We had a bit of a hiccup checking in. They said we were all out of specialty plan. So we had to work it out. We found out that teppanyaki charged us twice. So it took a bit to work that out but then we were able to order and the food started coming quickly- very quickly. Maybe we could have ordered things in pieces and it would have been staggered? Not sure how that works with the dining plan.
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