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GINNY L

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    AUSTIN
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    Hiking, Outdoors, Traveling--Games, Cards, TRYING NEW THINGS, Great Food and Awesome wines---
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    Celebrity and Norwegian
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    When I am done seeing the world, then I will make my final decision

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  1. Yes the cars-go carts are $15. I think this cost is high.
  2. We used port Valet and our plane did not leave until 5:45 pm. We stayed on the ship until 9am
  3. Just got off the Bliss on Sunday. This was a memorial cruise for my mother so there were 12 cabins booked in my group. Here is just some feed back from the great cruise. Some of the feedback is just from me some from the group. ---The workers on the Bliss especially the General Manager Jovo and the group coordinator David did an awesome job in helping us set up a room for 30 minutes with a projector and screen for our on board memorial service. All officers were very approachable and extremely nice. Been on many other cruise lines where they don't seem to have the time to even say hi. Boarding---Extremely fast. No issues here. Food on boarding day----We went to the local which was great but others went to the buffet which there were no tables. CABINS---We had from a three person accessible window cabin to many mini suites. The three person accessible window cabin was extra large. Since this was my brother's first time cruising he could not compare it to other cabins. My sister and her husband and me and my husband had aft cabins. We loved our balconies and scenery but we thought it was tight getting into the closet. I thought there were more than enough storage for two people. Tip putting the shoes in the drawer under the couch. That way you can sit down on the couch pull out the drawer and grab your shoes. People in the other balconies loved their balconies. The mini suites seemed to be the same room size as a regular balcony room, but mini suite bathrooms have a double sink and a shower with a large bath tub. If that is what you prefer then get a mini suite. Everybody said their room steward was awesome. I had towel animals every night without having to ask. I know my daughter and cousin did also. I forgot to ask everybody else. Shows--Everybody preferred Jersey Boys over Havana. The Beatles show and the comedians were great. My son and his girlfriend enjoyed the prohibition show. None of us made it to the glow/white party. Bars--Great service everywhere. We went to every bar. The mojito bar with the Chocolate Cowboy and the magician bartender Bong was always entertaining. Lily at the Atrium was always a sweet heart. The guy at the Q bar worked his little but off and made us great drinks and shots. Michael and Rommel and the vibe bar and right outside the vibe are always great. Best food that was included---The Local Best specialty dining the Steakhouse and the Food Republic. Best place to be for the glacier if you can---The Spa. Not many people and it is warm and relaxing. Best free space for the inside would be the observation lounge. People get there very early. Best place for the outside to view--if you don't have an aft balcony Deck 8 in the heliport that they open up just for this event. Another is the Vibe which they open up for everybody for that day. Deck 8 also is nice but you only see one side. The vibe is only on one side but it is very easy to look across with the door open to the vibe, to see the other side of the ship. Gym--Too small--besides the spin class there was only one bike in the gym. Best place to find an uncrowded hot tub and bar--Right outside of the Vibe on Deck 19. Bartenders Michael and Rommel will always treat you well. Paid activities. The cars were fun and the lazer tag was a blast. I would do lazer tag again but not the cars. If you get behind a slow person they usually don't pull over so you are stuck. However, I think the cost is twice then what it should be. I would have liked to pay half and did them twice. Free activities--The slide racer was awesome and the water was warm. I could not go down the other slide since we could not get off our rings. We only did a little bit of golfing since it was too cold and windy. We had some family members who enjoyed the game shows in the atrium. Best place to relax and have a great view of Alaska on the ship--HANDS DOWN the observation deck. One thing that everybody wanted was longer time in port. Rather skip one place and stay longer at others. Overall another fantastic experience on Norwegian. If you have any questions please ask.
  4. I always saw loungers available. I did see some loungers that had the towels there with nobody on the chair. You are told that you are not able to do that. If you see somebody that is doing that speak up. Most of the time we went, we went for the saunas, the salt room, the ice room and the hydro pool.
  5. I forgot to mention that the gym was very small. Besides the spin class there was only one bike that people can use for free.
  6. Just got off the Bliss on Sunday. This was a memorial cruise for my mother so there were 12 cabins booked in my group. Here is just some feed back from the great cruise. Some of the feedback is just from me some from the group. ---The workers on the Bliss especially the General Manager Jovo and the group coordinator David did an awesome job in helping us set up a room for 30 minutes with a projector and screen for our on board memorial service. All officers were very approachable and extremely nice. Been on many other cruise lines where they don't seem to have the time to even say hi. Boarding---Extremely fast. No issues here. Food on boarding day----We went to the local which was great but others went to the buffet which there were no tables. CABINS---We had from a three person accessible window cabin to many mini suites. The three person accessible window cabin was extra large. Since this was my brother's first time cruising he could not compare it to other cabins. My sister and her husband and me and my husband had aft cabins. We loved our balconies and scenery but we thought it was tight getting into the closet. I thought there were more than enough storage for two people. Tip putting the shoes in the drawer under the couch. That way you can sit down on the couch pull out the drawer and grab your shoes. People in the other balconies loved their balconies. The mini suites seemed to be the same room size as a regular balcony room, but mini suite bathrooms have a double sink and a shower with a large bath tub. If that is what you prefer then get a mini suite. Everybody said their room steward was awesome. Shows--Everybody preferred Jersey Boys over Havana. The Beatles show and the comedians were great. My son and his girlfriend enjoyed the prohibition show. None of us made it to the glow/white party. Bars--Great service everywhere. We went to every bar. The mojito bar with the Chocolate Cowboy and the magician bartender Bong was always entertaining. Lily at the Atrium was always a sweet heart. The guy at the Q bar worked his little but off and made us great drinks and shots. Michael and Rommel and the vibe bar and right outside the vibe are always great. Best food that was included---The Local Best specialty dining the Steakhouse and the Food Republic. Best place to be for the glacier if you can---The Spa. Not many people and it is warm and relaxing. Best free space for the inside would be the observation lounge. People get there very early. Best place for the outside to view--if you don't have an aft balcony Deck 8 in the heliport that they open up just for this event. Another is the Vibe which they open up for everybody for that day. Best place to find an uncrowded hot tub and bar--Right outside of the Vibe on Deck 19. Bartenders Michael and Rommel will always treat you well. Paid activities. The cars were fun and the lazer tag was a blast. I would do lazer tag again but not the cars. If you get behind a slow person they usually don't pull over so you are stuck. However, I think the cost is twice then what it should be. I would have liked to pay half and did them twice. Free activities--The slide racer was awesome and the water was warm. I could not go down the other slide since we could not get off our rings. We only did a little bit of golfing since it was too cold and windy. We had some family members who enjoyed the game shows in the atrium. Best place to relax and view on the ship--HANDS DOWN the observation deck. One thing that everybody wanted was longer time in port. Rather skip one place and stay longer at others. Overall another fantastic experience on Norwegian. If you have any questions please ask.
  7. Thank you all for your quick information. Much appreciated.
  8. Anybody know what Bong's real name is?
  9. I always keep an eye out. I was able to move people in our who had the inside cabins to balcony cabins for the price they paid for the inside or just for $50 more. However now it is all cheaper plus still with two perks. People who had the balconies moved up to the mini suites for the cost they paid for the balcony. However, some paid about $600pp for their balcony then what the mini suites dropped to. At least they were able to get the mini suites before they were all gone. Did not know that the minimum bids are all the same. I guess it does not matter what your cabin is or how long the cruise is, it is all the same bidding price. Sometimes the price of what they want you to bid on is more expensive then what the price of what the cabin is going for. People just go and bid without looking at what the price is going for, for that particular cabin.
  10. Yes but very frustrating. I should have said we paid more than some of the mini suite cabins not the suite cabins..
  11. We have eleven cabins booked in different categories. My husband and I have an Aft cabin which is more expensive then some of the suite cabins for the Alaskan cruise. My son has one of the cheaper balconies that I paid about $1200 less a person. For the bidding process for the Haven Aft Cabin, I thought since we paid more for our Aft cabin the price will be lower for the starting bid for this Haven Aft. Well that was not the case. For our cabin and my son's cabin both of our starting bids for that Haven Aft cabin was $750 pp. I just don't get how this could be fair and what they really based it on.
  12. Thank you all for the great information. My family have 11 cabins book for this cruise. This is a cruise for my Mother's memorial to spread her ashes in Alaska. My sister stitch some items that could be used as pillows and or stockings and wanted the family to color them in, in honor of my mother who loved to color. Therefore, I was trying to get the family together around 2:30 in the observation room while we are finishing up cruising Glacier Bay. So I was hoping that 2:30 would be a good time. However it seems like maybe 4pm might be better.
  13. Thank you for the information. Very much appreciated
  14. I was wondering if anybody knows the time frame that Norwegian Bliss will be cruising through Glacier Bay? Any information provided such as how long it takes besides the time frame, etc., will be greatly appreciated. Will be doing the second week of May so it is only one week before us who will have the exact same itinerary.
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