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  1. I agree with the general consensus, the pizza is not great. However I do get cravings for a random slice of pizza and it worked for me. The mid western girl in me will dunk it in some ranch if its too bland!
  2. The DH and I like Frogg Togg ponchos. They are compact and dry quickly. We've never done a warm weather cruise, only Alaska and they worked out great. https://www.froggtoggs.com/mens/ponchos/ultra-lite
  3. They had them when I was in Alaska 2 1/2 years ago. I collected them as a fun keepsake.
  4. We did our Alaska cruise with NCL on the Jewel and it was amazing. Sure, NCL might not be 5 star but it was a really nice trip and we are going back in May on the NCL Bliss. We compared and researched soooo many options and decided NCL was right for us. Do your research and you'll hopefully find one you like.
  5. I was under the impression that hair dryers were not permitted on NCL cruises! I swear I read that on my last cruise. However; I just pulled up NCLs prohibited items list and hair dyers are not on there! 1. All illegal narcotics/drugs. (Including Marijuana prescribed for medical purposes and other items used as drug paraphernalia. This includes Hookah Pipes). 2. All firearms including replicas, imitations, non-firing weapons, starting pistols and their components 3. Air, BB or pellet pistols or rifles 4. Any other projectile-weapon or item that resembles or can be mistaken as a firearm (e.g., paint ball guns) 5. All ammunition or replica ammunition for listed line items 2, 3 & 4 6. All explosives, component parts (i.e. detonators) including imitation explosives and devices 7. Fireworks, flares, and pyrotechnics 8. Martial Arts Weapons (i.e. throwing stars, flails) 9. Knives with a blade longer than 4 inches/10.16 cm 10. Open razors 11. Swords, Skean Dhus, or Kirpans 12. Spears or spear guns 13. Crossbows, crossbow bolts, and long bow arrows 14. Blunt weapons including knuckle dusters, brass knuckles, clubs, telescopic batons, batons, flails or nunchaku 15. Items containing incapacitating substances (e.g. gas guns, tear gas sprays, mace, phosphorus, acid and other dangerous chemicals that could be used to maim or disable 16. Restraining Devices (i.e. handcuffs, leg, and head restraining straps) 17. Flammable substances and hazardous chemicals. (e.g., petrol, methylated spirits, paint thinners, lighter fuel, etc.) 18. Any other item made, adapted or intended for use as an offensive weapon 19. Stun devices (i.e. Tazers and Stun Guns) 20. Large batteries 21. Items brought on board the vessel and not supplied by the Company containing any kind of heating element, such as but not limited to: immersion heaters, heating blankets, clothing irons, water heaters, coffee machines with heating/hot plates, etc. 22. Any remotely controlled or autonomously flying devices, toys or drones 23. Self-balancing hover boards, air wheels, scooters, or Segway’s 24. Compressed gas tanks, bottles, cylinders including dive tanks, propane tanks and large aerosol cans 25. Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), ham radios, satellite phones, transformers, lasers and laser pointers 26. Any form of radio/ telephone signal jamming equipment 27. Samsung Note 7 28. Candles
  6. I get motion sickness super easily. I was worried about it on my first (and only-thus far) cruise. Now, we did do Alaska and only had rough seas one day during a storm, but I never felt sick. I took with us my ginger chews, had motion sickness bands, bonine, etc.I never needed them once. I actually felt the rolling to be relaxing. We were mid deck in the aft section of our ship. I asked my doctor about the patches before we went and he said that he and several others have found ginger to be more effective and doesn't make you sleepy like the patch can.
  7. Not wild but more amusing. The DH and I were on the Norwegian Jewel in Alaska, May 2017. There was a man who we only saw (and we saw him several times each day) wearing the complimentary bath robe jacket style over swim trunks and sometimes a shirt and fluffy slippers. He wore that to meals, shows, watching glaciers! It was early May so it wasn't 'warm' yet but he never seemed to have the robe closed. He was apparently enjoying the relaxation and stress free part of a vacation!
  8. Thanks Everyone! I have some new options to look into that I didn't know or think about before.
  9. I take several medications daily, some are prescription, some are supplements (vitamins, probiotics, fish oil, etc). The last time I cruised (2017) I had my meds in one of the 7 day pill containers. I'm on more medications now so one of those containers won't work. When I travel in a non-cruise manner, I put my pills in the daily baggies with the day on them. I'm now questioning if I need to do something different for my prescriptions. Do you think just having the labels would work or should I make a baggie for each medicine with the label instead of a baggie for each dose? None of my medications are opioids or pain relievers (aside from some ibuprophen in my purse), but are mental health medications and diabetes medications.
  10. I searched and couldn't find this anywhere, but what do you use for packing your jewelry? I don't plan on taking any expensive items, but do like to change my earrings daily. I want something to keep them from being damaged in my suitcase or becoming loose and winding up poking holes in my undies!
  11. Having only been on one cruise and it was on NCL Jewel, I can say my DH and I preferred the buffet. The MDR was nice and we were able to site at a table for 2, versus a table with folks we don't know. We preferred being able to get a little of this and a little of that for our meals. Breakfast was always at the little outside cafe buffet. DH always had the fresh omelettes with the veggies of his choice. I was able to eat like a 5 year old on the days I wanted (pancakes, sugary cereal, chocolate milk) and not feel judged by a server. 🤣 We are going on a trip in May with my best friend and her husband and my mother in law and my best friends mom. I have a feeling we'll be visiting the MDR more on this trip, but I might be surprised.
  12. Hair cut and color touch up about a week before. Mani/Pedi about 2 days before we head out. DH gets his hair cut the weekend before we leave, so if we leave on monday, it'll only be a day or two before, but if we leave on Friday, its about a week before. He is growing a bear now and is talking about hitting up a barber for a beard blow out and neck shave before we go in May.
  13. We are going on the Bliss in May to Alaska. When we went to Alaska in 2017 we were on the Jewel. We ate breakfast most days in the Great Outdoors area of the ship. It was peaceful as most people didn't want to eat outside on a chilly May morning. It was one of our favorite things to do. Does any one know if there is something similar on the Bliss? I've been looking and can't seem to find a small outside breakfast buffet area. Thanks!
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