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Norwegian Bliss Balcony Cabin Room Tour

Norwegian Bliss Balcony Cabin Room Tour

In today’s post, I’m sharing some pictures of my favorite features of the balcony cabins on the Norwegian Bliss and a link to the cabin tour video on my YouTube channel! Room Features on the Norwegian Bliss Bathroom Features Want to get a closer look […]

Holland America’s Oosterdam Ocean View Cabin Tour

Holland America’s Oosterdam Ocean View Cabin Tour

In September, we took a one day cruise on the Holland America Oosterdam to get from Seattle to Vancouver for our cruise on the Norwegian Bliss. We flew into Seattle originally because it was a non-stop, much shorter travel day out of Charlotte. We had […]

Packing for a Cruise with Multiple Climates

Packing for a Cruise with Multiple Climates

At this point, I’ve packed (and filmed myself packing) for a lot of cruises. I would consider myself a pretty efficient packer. However, this past cruise we took down the Pacific Coast had me scratching my head.

As you probably know by now if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, we flew from Charlotte to Seattle and boarded the Holland America Oosterdam for a one night cruise to Vancouver. In Vancouver, we switched to the Norwegian Bliss for a six night Pacific Coast cruise to Los Angeles.

It was the end of September, and the temperature in Charlotte was still around 90 to 95 degrees. The temperature in Vancouver (our embarkation port) was 55. It’s hard to even fathom what that feels like when it’s so hot outside. I couldn’t even begin to think about what to pack!

I also had to consider that I was packing for a cruise lasting 9 days in total in only a carry on sized suitcase. Even though I had planned to check the bag, I still wanted to have a smaller suitcase (especially when switching ships in Vancouver).

The Answer… Layers, Layers, Layers!

If you want to see more and how I ended up packing for the cruise, check out this video on my YouTube channel!

Dinner at Los Lobos on the NCL Bliss

Dinner at Los Lobos on the NCL Bliss

On our recent cruise on the Norwegian Bliss, we had the 3-dinner specialty dining package. We enjoyed our meal at Los Lobos on the Norwegian Sun so much that we decided to give it a go again on the Norwegian Bliss! I pretty much ate […]

Coco’s on the Norwegian Bliss

Coco’s on the Norwegian Bliss

There are a lot of cool, unique things on the Norwegian Bliss — go-karts, laser tag, broadway shows – just to name a few. But, what was my favorite thing about the Bliss? Coco’s! I will say if you are looking at the menu, wanting […]

Best Budget Buffet in Las Vegas

Best Budget Buffet in Las Vegas

We’ve been going to Las Vegas since around 2006. A lot about the way we do things has changed, but one thing about our Las Vegas trips has remained consistent — we ALWAYS go to the Feast Buffet at the Red Rock Casino for lunch at least once. It’s, in my opinion, the best budget buffet in Las Vegas!

I always say — when you are visiting a new city, go where the locals go. And, on our first trip to Las Vegas, the locals said to go to the Red Rock. The Feast has also been voted “Best Buffet” by the readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal!

The prices for the Feast are listed below. These are the prices you will pay with a player’s card (Boarding Pass) that can be easily picked up from the players club desk at the casino before getting in line. All you need is an ID to get one and it can save you a few bucks on lunch!

BREAKFAST
Mon – Fri – 8am – 11am
$9.99

LUNCH
Mon – Thurs – 11am – 3:30pm; Friday – 11am – 3:00pm
$11.99

DINNER
Sun – Thurs – 3:30pm – 9pm
$16.99
Boarding Pass Gold+

SPECIALTY NIGHTS – FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Prime Rib and Shrimp. 3:30pm – 9pm
$19.99

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH
Saturday – 8am – 3:00pm; Sunday – 8am – 3:30pm;
$17.99

It’s under $20 per person even for Brunch – which is almost unheard of for a buffet of this caliber. The food is fresh and delicious — and consistent! I hate when I find a buffet (or restaurant, for that matter) that was really good, but it was only good because I went that specific day for that specific meal. And, when I go back, they didn’t have anything they had before and it’s not as good. We never get that with the Feast.

I should clarify a question I most certainly will get asked. What about the other Feast Buffets at the other Station Casinos? I have tried most of them, and I feel like they are different. I haven’t liked any of them as much as I lie the Red Rock. Go figure. Last year, we tried the newly renovated Feast Buffet at Palace Station and were disappointed. This year, we went to the A.Y.C.E buffet at the Palms and were also left a little disappointed. It’s the Red Rock that always keeps me coming back!

What’s your favorite budget buffet in Vegas? I’d love to hear about it in the comments section below! I’m open to trying new ones. We did try the buffet at Aria this last time. While it was good, I probably wouldn’t have liked it as much if I didn’t have a 2-for-1 coupon!

Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall Updated Room Tour

Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall Updated Room Tour

When we went to Las Vegas for our anniversary, there was a NASCAR event that day, so the pickings for hotel rooms was slim. We were able to book our usual Wyndham resort for Sunday through Tuesday, but getting a room on Saturday night proved […]

Our Anniversary Trip To Las Vegas

Our Anniversary Trip To Las Vegas

I admit I didn’t plan on going to Las Vegas for our Anniversary, We had just gone on the Norwegian Sun for my birthday and going on the Norwegian Bliss at the end of the month. But, I got the e-mail from Frontier that they had new non-stop flights from Charlotte to Vegas and a trip was born!

Want to see how the trip went? Hop on over and check out the quick vlog/overview on my YouTube channel!

Specialty Dining Menus from the Norwegian Sun

Specialty Dining Menus from the Norwegian Sun

Below are the Specialty Dining menus from the Norwegian Sun in August of 2019. Teppanyaki Moderno Churrascaria Los Lobos Cantina Le Bistro La Cucina Cagney’s Steakhouse Atrium Cafe Coffee and Teas