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About BirdTravels

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    NCL, RCL, Cunard, Princess
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    Greek Islands

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  1. 120 days. 130 days if you are in the Haven.
  2. Walk in closet was a bonus. Upgraded L'Occutane amenities. Tub. Bigger room. Coastal Kitchen. Suites check-in. Suites embarkation.
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    Random Bliss Questions

    One thing about the Bliss,,,, the lifeboats are stowed inboard (they don't hang out over the side like the Getaway, Breakaway, and Escape (which allows the ship to fit through the panama canal)). Everything on Deck 7 is squished by the width to 2 life boats (one on each side) which makes The Local, Casino and even the Manhattan Room narrower.
  4. Miami cruise ship terminals have drop off areas where porters will take your luggage and have it loaded onto the ship. The Breakaway currently uses Terminal B and C (they are adjacent buildings with passengers split by odd and even deck numbers). Your eDocs will tell you which terminal to go to. You can drop your luggage off anywhere in front of Terminals. Staterooms are available between 1:00 and 1:30. If you leave your luggage with the porters, you won't be lugging it around. All aboard is 2 hours prior to scheduled departure. We arrive at the terminal around 10:15 and get through Security and Check-in before they get busy. General boarding starts between 11:15 and 11:30. The Buffet and O'Shehan's are open for lunch at 11:30 The Main Dining Room and Margaritaville (extra charge) open at noon for lunch. Muster will be about 30 minutes before scheduled departure.
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    The OP, who signed a contract that she wants to ignore, was offered a future cruise credit and was "disgusted" by it.
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    Random Bliss Questions

    It is similar, but not the same as O'Shehan's. Good food for a quick bite. The menu and what we had for lunch one day can be found on post 210 and 211 https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2548993-the-first-voyage-of-the-norwegian-bliss-to-alaska/?page=6&tab=comments#comment-54966640
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    Cruising out of New Orleans

    After April 12, there are no cruises out of Nola until October.
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    Cancel for any reason insurance could have helped if the OP was trying to get pregnant. But it is easier to blame customer service who hears every excuse for people wanting their money back after the 120 day final payment date.
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    Single bottles of water price on board?

    I watch people every morning to may more than that for the same water at 7-11 every morning.
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    Pre-cruise Concierge

    Again, we find it a lot better to do this face-to-face with our butler so they know exactly what we want and why we want it. Less opportunity to be "disappointed" when things are not set up exactly the way we want.
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    Is the Sky being refurbished?

    Short thread https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2612444-sky-dry-dock-early-2019/
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    Great Stirrup Cay - Haven Area

    The Haven area was suppose to be complete in 2017. Physically, there are about a dozen cabanas. There are 80 Haven rooms on big ships. No sharing here. They will go to the highest bidder, if they are ever completed.
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    Disembarking the Bliss today

    Thanks for your observation. We saailed the Bliss to Alaska and loved the ship. Great service. Wonderful crew. We had a wonderful time and have booked a repeat trip next year!
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    How Soon can you arrive at Port to board?

    We arrive around 10:15. Gives us time to get through security and checkin. Boarding of priority guests starts around 11:00. General boarding around 11:15-11:30. Buffett and The Local open for lunch at 11:30. Main Dining Room (where we eat) and Margaritavile (extra charge) open at noon. When we board, we take care of entertainment bookings at the Boxofficw (Deck 7, Forward, Starboard entrance to theater). That includes go karts, laser tag, Escape Room, comedy shows, and Canvas by U painting (extra charge). Then go to Thw Social (Deck 6 Mis) to make any dining changes to dining. Then go to lunch.
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    Unlimited Internet - Pearl

    No. It is satellite Wi-Fi shared with ship’s operations and 2000 of your new friends. All premium does is open streaming ports including Wi-Fi calling (you can’t Wi-Fi call using non-premium).