We Cruised Norwegian Bliss – Here’s 5 Tips…
Our editor’s joined hundreds of Avoya-affiliated Vacation Planners onboard the last stop of Norwegian Bliss’ inaugural tour and were able to experience everything from the top-deck go-karts to the delicious pistachio gelato at Dolce Gelato. With two days to squeeze in as many onboard activities and venues as we could, we picked up a few tips that will go a long way for those who have a Norwegian Bliss cruise coming up. Here’s 5 tips to make you sailing even more blissful…
1. Bring the Essentials
First things first, make sure you have your travel docs in order, including government issued photo ID, passports, visas and other mandatory documents required to travel. We strongly recommend that you bring a valid passport if your itinerary visits a non-U.S. port. A passport is required for all international travel.
2. Book Onboard Activities Before Boarding
Maximize every day and night of your cruise. Before you set foot on board, you can line up all your shore excursions, specialty dining reservations, entertainment, spa appointments and more. Having everything pre-arranged means less time coordinating and more time enjoying your vacation.
3. Arrive Early to Your Port
It’s important that you give yourself plenty of time to board before you set sail. There are two arrival times you will see: embarkation time and departure time. Embarkation time is when you will be able to board the ship and be able to start taking advantage of all the onboard features, and the departure time is when the Bliss will leave dock and set sail to sea.
4. Create an Onboard Account
Enhance your experience by creating an NCL account that will be a very useful guide if you need any information about your sailing. This is also where you will establish your method of payment when you check in, so you’ll be ready to charge any onboard expense to your account.
5. Purchase a Beverage Package
Enjoy endless fountain soda, the perfect bottle of wine with every meal and your favorite cocktails — for way less than you would if you pay as you go. Buying a beverage package is worth it for those who plan on enjoying beer and cocktails onboard.