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Norwegian Bliss and Joy

Old Jun 8, 19, 11:01 am
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Norwegian Bliss and Joy

On the Pearl, there is outdoor dining on the back of the ship, deck 12 (The Great Outdoors).
What is the equivalent on the Bliss/Joy?
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Old Jun 8, 19, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by doctall41 View Post
On the Pearl, there is outdoor dining on the back of the ship, deck 12 (The Great Outdoors).
What is the equivalent on the Bliss/Joy?
Do not know....but you may get an answer at cruisecritic.com
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Old Jun 10, 19, 10:50 am
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No, Breakaway Plus class ships have Spice H20, an outdoor party area with bar. They also show movies and a hot tub on Deck 17. The outdoor eating venues other than the Lido on Deck 8 out each of the restaurant is "on the waterfront" like La Cucina on the Waterfront and Sugarcane Mojito Bar on the waterfront or Oceanblue (no charge) on the waterfront.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 11:50 am
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Interesting that the Joy was purpose built a few years ago to attract what was called the emerging Chinese cruiser market. Now it has been pulled from what was described in corporate speak was a very successful venture and moved to the west coast for Alaskan summer season cruises and Mexican coast cruises during the winter. Apparently underwent substantial and expensive renovation to de-Chinese the ship.
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Originally Posted by Randyk47 View Post
Interesting that the Joy was purpose built a few years ago to attract what was called the emerging Chinese cruiser market. Now it has been pulled from what was described in corporate speak was a very successful venture and moved to the west coast for Alaskan summer season cruises and Mexican coast cruises during the winter. Apparently underwent substantial and expensive renovation to de-Chinese the ship.
Here is an article from T+L:

https://www.travelandleisure.com/cru...china-americas
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Old Jun 10, 19, 7:56 pm
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From article:
"Highest guest satisfaction of any ship in our fleet. It was our first foray into the Chinese market, and we were happy with how the ship was received."
Chinese normal clientele will not complain even if AC is broken, toilet is stuck and TV is out of operation. So yes, very high satisfaction For some reason, Garden cafe was always absolute madness zoo
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Old Jun 11, 19, 5:28 pm
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Chinese normal clientele will not complain even if AC is broken, toilet is stuck and TV is out of operation. So yes, very high satisfaction For some reason, Garden cafe was always absolute madness zoo
Well something was not quite right the Chinese high opinion of the Joy notwithstanding. I understand converting the venues and cabins to satisfy Western expectations but spending $50 million on a 2-year old ship seems extraordinarily high. The only non-US resident Chinese Iíve met were most probably actually from Taiwan and for the most part they have been extremely demanding.
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Old Jul 11, 19, 8:25 pm
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Bliss was build for more of an Alaskan Itinerary - Just got off the ship it was AMAZING. They have a few outdoor choices Deck 15 (or 16) is margaritaville and french on deck 7 I believe
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