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  1. Great Great review Kim. Absolutely Love reading your reviews for years now Hope your healing continues and everything goes smooth
  2. We’ve stayed in both and while the Aft is great we totally Love the mid ship location kinda close to the elevators Mid ship makes it closer to everything and is def less rocking and rolling Also the choice of the mini suite would make it a easier decision as well....slightly bigger cabin and better bathroom with a spa bathtub on most ships
  3. Also the Joy has the American Diner which the Bliss does not
  4. Thanks for your review....We’re on the Escape next year....Didn’t you have any of the Free perks like the drink package or specialty restaurants when you booked?? I know NCL was running get all 5 perks when booking a balcony and above for a long time We have the Free drink pkg, 3 Free specialty restaurants, Free WiFi, $50 excursion credit per port and Free friends and family for our next 3 booked cruises 😜 We’re long time Carnival cruisers and NCL and I jumped ship back to NCL because of all the great perks and they have a much better casino Dept w comps....Best decision I made in a long time 😜🍹🍹
  5. We’re on the Joy in December to Mexico and booked a balcony cabin....normally get a mini suite but after comparing both on the Bliss and Joy the only diff in the mini suite was that the bathroom was slightly larger....on other NCL ships my wife loved the mini suites because they had a spa bathtub...on the Bliss n Joy there’s only a shower in the Minis So we’re saving $$ and happy w the Balcony.....Also we Always get a Mid ship cabin kinda close to the elevators.....Easy to find my way back to the cabin after partying all day/night 😜🍹🍹🤣🤣
  6. We bring $100 in singles and lots of $5s. Tip $1-$2 per round of drinks and if I’m sitting at the bar I tip the bartender a minimum of $5 after we’re done drinking there 😜🍹🍹
  7. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Praying your surgery goes well and you heal up quick
  8. I’ve found that if there’s a problem with a excursion on either the cruise lines part or excursion companies fault and you go to the excursion desk after the excursion is done they have always compensated me in some way. Be it a % back with OBC etc Always best to handle any problems while onboard
  9. And the great thing is they did away with the additional upcharge for this 😜
  10. When we cruised on the Bliss we never once had a problem smoking in the casino even when it was closed....
  11. Great and fair review. Thanks I’m both a long time Carnival Cruiser(Platinum) and long time NCL Cruiser (Platinum) I agree with almost everything you stated but for us NCL has been better in food in the buffets And specialty restaurants.....Entertainment NCL has the edge and the casino is hands down better than Carnival....Casino offers on carnival have gotten downright insulting and with NCL I can call their casino Dept up directly and see what comps I have coming....currently that’s a Free Balcony for the next 3 cruises already booked 😜 Also I love the NCL freestyle aspect of cruising People wise I agree it’s about equal on who’s who on each cruise line Thx again for your review
  12. Make sure you call the Shore excursion Dept We did and booked our excursion and we’ll pay for it on the ship Excursion price was $75 and $75 but we’ll be charged $25 and $75 😃. Very easy and then no worries on what the OBC covers etc
  13. The way it was explained to me by the shore excursion Dept when I called to reserve a excursion was our excursion was $75 each....We wont be charged till we’re onboard the ship Once the actual excursion is taken our onboard sail n sign account will be charged $25 on mine and $75 on my wife’s instead of $75 and $75 So there’s really no extra $50 that you can just spend on anything else
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