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I'd have to agree. I'm a recent 1st time NCL...
I'd have to agree.

I'm a recent 1st time NCL cruiser. I actually preferred the "traditional" style of cruising, but agree that "freestyle" can be nice when you don't want to plan or pack much. ...
4 and sometimes 5 as well on the Alaskan route. ...
4 and sometimes 5 as well on the Alaskan route.

Seattle was deck 7.
Nice! By the time OP sailed, the excursion...
Nice!

By the time OP sailed, the excursion ship had to stay farther out. I'll see if I can figure out how to post photos on here from my phone.

I'd say the best part of the excursion was not...
I think I was on the same Bliss sailing. It's a...
I think I was on the same Bliss sailing. It's a beautiful ship, but my friend that was with us had gone on one of the big RCL ships the year before. You can see from the pictures too. The similar...
Yikes. Yeah, mine is just the plain jane...
Yikes. Yeah, mine is just the plain jane intolerance. Cream affects me the most too, though. The more processed it is (like cheese), the less it affects me.

Anyways, the sorbet on the Bliss was...
My condolences and prayers are with your family.
My condolences and prayers are with your family.
Buffet had it lunch and dinner at least. I'm...
Buffet had it lunch and dinner at least. I'm pretty lactose intolerant.
All the sorbets were good. They usually have two...
All the sorbets were good. They usually have two sorbet flavors each day at the buffet. My favorite was coconut and pineapple day.

You can get it in the specialty restaurants. Well, I got it in...
Lobster?
Lobster?
Yep, I'm aware of the size difference. The...
Yep, I'm aware of the size difference. The little AM excursion boat is a tiny fraction of the size of the smaller Princess/Holland ships, and it was still quite far. Due to all that ice. Again, OP...
It depends on the country, but the general rule...
It depends on the country, but the general rule is that if you need the passport to enter a country, they typically want it to expire after however many days they give for the typical vacation...
I didn't do it because the hours were only 5 PM -...
I didn't do it because the hours were only 5 PM - 10 PM. Typically open in port, but again, just at night.

You could book reservations, and more than one reservation, there was just no need to on...
I was on the Sept. 1 Bliss sailing. Honestly,...
I was on the Sept. 1 Bliss sailing. Honestly, I'd have rather had more time in Juneau than the Glacier. Tracy Arm is too iced up now apparently. The ship stays FAR away from Dawes, which is where...
Just finished my first NCL cruise and I feel the...
Just finished my first NCL cruise and I feel the same. Booked because NCL has a "value" image. Being on this board, I found out that it's becoming less and less true. After the cruise, it's...
I'll bite. It's not about whether you were upset...
I'll bite. It's not about whether you were upset about the $12 you may have missed out on. Asking a question is fine. That wasn't the issue either. It was the "lazy or lie" bit you added in. ...
I agree with others that a one way tends to be...
I agree with others that a one way tends to be much better.

That said, the 2019 Bliss Alaska itinerary looks to be a much better trip than the 2018 one I just did. The itinerary sucked, but I...
I didn't see the weekly unlimited pass available...
I didn't see the weekly unlimited pass available for purchase online. I didn't think to ask over the phone. Whether the weekly or daily is more worth it is tough to say. On some days, it's a lot...
I wasn't Haven but no peep of them for us regular...
I wasn't Haven but no peep of them for us regular folk. Worth considering IMO if they exist. I was fine with just one single run. The tandems were VERY slow (more like that video). Kids had fun,...
Aside from that first on board rush, I had 1...
Aside from that first on board rush, I had 1 person in line ahead of me total the 2 times I went to dining reservations.

I couldn't change anything on the app, tv screen in cabin, or screens by...
I saw people make prime time dining reservations...
I saw people make prime time dining reservations for the next day while on the Bliss. Smaller parties seemed easier, but that makes sense as there's limited space for a party larger than 4 or 5.
Yeah, Norwegian's port times were pretty...
Yeah, Norwegian's port times were pretty atrocious this year. I was on the Bliss blocking you. :p

But our port times sucked too.
I was wondering about that. I'm not even sure...
I was wondering about that. I'm not even sure where you sign up.

For those curious, it's not full sized. Lanes are maybe half the length. Balls are the size of handballs, so maybe half the size...
They cleared out all the tables in Q and had some...
They cleared out all the tables in Q and had some stations with laptops. About 3-4 laptops with workers to make reservations for each.

You can still sit in the booths while waiting and the bar is...
1 plunge slide and 1 slow one you use an...
1 plunge slide and 1 slow one you use an inflatable with.



They're fun. They're not that fast, but it's fun. If you can go flat out, the track is designed well enough that it's fun. It's...
I thought most of the singing entertainment was...
I thought most of the singing entertainment was pretty cheesy. Bad cover band types.

Havana was kind of boring, but performers tried their best. I'd say it's the script that's at issue. Songs...