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Wiki had this list....I guess it's time to update it...

 

Norwegian Bliss – Elvis Duran

Norwegian Breakaway – The Rockettes

Norwegian Dawn – Kim Cattrall

Norwegian Epic – Reba McEntire

Norwegian Escape – Pitbull

Norwegian Gem – Cindy Cardella

Norwegian Getaway – Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Norwegian Jewel – Melania Trump

Norwegian Pearl – Rosie O'Donnell

Norwegian Star – Brooke Burke

Norwegian Sun – Angela Baraquio

Pride of Aloha – Mrs. Margaret Awamura Inouye

Pride of America – Elaine L. Chao

 

Is MSC the official cruise line of the Miami Dolphins while the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders are the godmothers of NCL Getaway?

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Oh interesting, didn‘t know that Melanie trump named a NCL ship. Maybe this time they should have taken Donald :-))

 

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Okay, this news about allowing smoking on the Waterfront has me pretty upset. I was coping okay-ish with the diminished public deck space and how that meant that more of the sun worshipers might be encroaching on my quiet spaces, but now they smokers get my Waterfront? This might be the straw that broke the camel's back for me.

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1 minute ago, Steff79 said:

Oh interesting, didn‘t know that Melanie trump named a NCL ship. Maybe this time they should have taken Donald :-))

 

Usually, the name of the ship is selected before the godparent is chosen. I don't believe that Ms. Trump named the ship. 

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1 hour ago, JamieLogical said:

Okay, this news about allowing smoking on the Waterfront has me pretty upset. I was coping okay-ish with the diminished public deck space and how that meant that more of the sun worshipers might be encroaching on my quiet spaces, but now they smokers get my Waterfront? This might be the straw that broke the camel's back for me.

 

Yeah but we got Kelly Clarkson! 

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1 hour ago, Two Wheels Only said:

Wiki had this list....I guess it's time to update it...

 

Norwegian Bliss – Elvis Duran

Norwegian Breakaway – The Rockettes

Norwegian Dawn – Kim Cattrall

Norwegian Epic – Reba McEntire

Norwegian Escape – Pitbull

Norwegian Gem – Cindy Cardella

Norwegian Getaway – Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Norwegian Jewel – Melania Trump

Norwegian Pearl – Rosie O'Donnell

Norwegian Star – Brooke Burke

Norwegian Sun – Angela Baraquio

Pride of Aloha – Mrs. Margaret Awamura Inouye

Pride of America – Elaine L. Chao

 

Supposedly Pitbull has been taunting Kelly Clarkson on social media that “his” ship has a real Spice H20.  

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11 minutes ago, Yorkvillain said:

 

Supposedly Pitbull has been taunting Kelly Clarkson on social media that “his” ship has a real Spice H20.  

 

But her ship has the largest kart track at sea AND her ship has observation lounges....but her ship is ugly-looking....

 

...time will tell which ship is better.

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On 9/2/2019 at 2:27 PM, Coreysgrl06 said:

I feel like not many people are talking about Encore here. I’m comparing it to how many comments were posted so often for Bliss and Escape leading up to its first sailing. There were so many questions and a lot of excitement mixed in with of course the concerns. We sail on Encore next fall and I look forward to coming to these threads to see updates.

I’ve been enjoying all of the discussion on the other ships. I’m new to cruising and actually booked my 1st NCL cruise on the Encore without knowing it would be a new ship. Because of all the discussion, I’ve also booked cruises on the Escape and Getaway. I want to see what all the fuss is about Spice H2O!! I also want to experience it before it’s removed from those ships too 😬

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4 hours ago, Yorkvillain said:

 

Supposedly Pitbull has been taunting Kelly Clarkson on social media that “his” ship has a real Spice H20.  

 

 

Elvis Duran probably has the most bragging rights.  I think BLISS will go down as the best in this class.  Spice H20, improved layout, and the observation lounges.  Still the bells and whistles but also offers those the space that just enjoy a lounge chair in the sun.  

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19 minutes ago, eroller said:

 

 

Elvis Duran probably has the most bragging rights.  I think BLISS will go down as the best in this class.  Spice H20, improved layout, and the observation lounges.  Still the bells and whistles but also offers those the space that just enjoy a lounge chair in the sun.  

 

Nah... the track will always disqualify it.  The other big negatives... no Howl, and the narrowing of the public spaces through the 6-7-8 corridor and the subsequent removal of entertainment in Manhattan Room.  NCL peaked with the Escape.  Not even close.  

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10 minutes ago, TheDougOut said:

 

Nah... the track will always disqualify it.  The other big negatives... no Howl, and the narrowing of the public spaces through the 6-7-8 corridor and the subsequent removal of entertainment in Manhattan Room.  NCL peaked with the Escape.  Not even close.  

 

 

Having sailed the ESCAPE I hardly agree. Overly crowded and no observation lounges.  The ship left me cold and unimpressed.  I actually preferred GETAWAY over ESCAPE.  BLISS is a step up in so many ways, even the decor.  

 

The track means nothing to me. To each their own.  

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20 minutes ago, eroller said:

...no observation lounges... BLISS is a step up in so many ways, even the decor.  

 

No doubt - the Bliss is a great looking ship.  I just think all of the changes killed the vibe.  

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32 minutes ago, TheDougOut said:

 

No doubt - the Bliss is a great looking ship.  I just think all of the changes killed the vibe.  

 

 

Fair enough.  I suppose we all have our likes and dislikes.  For me ESCAPE was a let down after GETAWAY.  

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16 hours ago, JamieLogical said:

Okay, this news about allowing smoking on the Waterfront has me pretty upset. I was coping okay-ish with the diminished public deck space and how that meant that more of the sun worshipers might be encroaching on my quiet spaces, but now they smokers get my Waterfront? This might be the straw that broke the camel's back for me.

 

Over-dramatic here. There was smoking on the water front when I sailed the getaway. It was a 20 ft length area by one of the bars.

 

The waterfront stretches all the way around the ship. This is in no way the smokers 'getting YOUR waterfront'.

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2 minutes ago, coriemarie said:

 

Over-dramatic here. There was smoking on the water front when I sailed the getaway. It was a 20 ft length area by one of the bars.

 

The waterfront stretches all the way around the ship. This is in no way the smokers 'getting YOUR waterfront'.

 

I'm pretty sure they have since eliminated that spot for smoking.  

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13 minutes ago, coriemarie said:

 

Over-dramatic here. There was smoking on the water front when I sailed the getaway. It was a 20 ft length area by one of the bars.

 

The waterfront stretches all the way around the ship. This is in no way the smokers 'getting YOUR waterfront'.

 

You may be understating the impact, as Getaway also has a smoking area on the upper decks.  If you’ve seen the dedicated area in Spice on the Bliss, I agree that it’s rather undesirable to inject that into the middle of the Waterfront.  Especially if those around the pool deck have to travel down through 6-7-8 inside areas each time they want to light up. 

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On 9/9/2019 at 9:23 AM, Son of a son of a ... said:

 

Quite correct ... the elimination of Spice also eliminated the outdoor smoking section in Spice.  NCL needed to have one outside area for smoking and deck 8 was the only option.

True

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Just now, TravelinFam said:

So happy to hear about the smoking section on the ship...a place to relax with our drinks and have a cigarette...

agreed.

 

non-smokers just look at smokers as a nuisance. I am also paying for my vacation and want to enjoy it, with a cigarette.

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On 9/9/2019 at 7:37 AM, TheDougOut said:

Smoking Policy

 

Bliss, Joy and Encore have a designated smoking room within the Casino. On Encore, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe smoking and vapor smoking devices are permitted Deck 8 portside. Cigar Smoking only is allowed in the Cigar Lounge.

 

So Deck 8 portside - I'm guessing this will be around the Sugarcane on the Waterfront bar area?  Anything else and it'll conflict with Onda / Cagney's on the Waterfront. 

 

Just when I thought NCL was making progress with the smoking situation... they plop the smoking area in the middle of the Waterfront.  I guess the Spice elimination continues to cause unfavorable consequences.  

 

So happy to hear about the smoking section on the ship...a place to relax with our drinks and have a cigarette...

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I am excited about sailing the Encore on October 25, 2020. While I do love Spice, I'll reserve judgement until I come back from my sailing. Maybe Encore will be ok without it.

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