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The wait is nearly over - Diamond Cruise March 16 - 23, 2019 - Diamond Cruise News February 2019 - Lifeplus
The wait is
nearly over
Diamond Cruise
March 16 - 23, 2019

                      Diamond Cruise News
                      February 2019

                      Issue 4
The wait is nearly over - Diamond Cruise March 16 - 23, 2019 - Diamond Cruise News February 2019 - Lifeplus
Diamond Cruise News
                                                                                                     February 2019
                                                                                                     Issue 4

Follow Your Bliss!
It’s time for you to “do you.”
Feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, the tropical air
on your face and the silky sand between your toes. In
only a few more weeks, we will be sailing off to the warm
waters of the eastern Caribbean on the gorgeous
Norwegian Bliss!

But before we set sail, we have lots of important
information that you’ll need to read through carefully so
that everyone can be prepared, relaxed and ready to
enjoy their cruise.

By now, you should have received an email with information
about your Norwegian Cruise Line advance registration, which must
be completed online as soon as possible.
Advance registration MUST be completed no later than 72 hours before sailing, but the sooner you register,
the better. As soon as you register, you can begin booking dinner reservations, shore excursions and

Please look for the email that includes your reservation number and your stateroom number. If you
have any questions regarding your advance registration, please contact your Lifeplus Cruise Team at and we will be happy to assist you.

If there are any issues with your name or other personal information on your passport, please let us know
immediately so that we can contact Norwegian Cruise Line on your behalf and resolve any potential

Once you have completed your advance registration online, you can print your eDocs and bring them with you
to Miami. But rest assured, Lifeplus will be providing you with copies of your eDocs and your luggage tags in the
Welcome Pack you’ll receive when you check into your Miami hotel, so printing extra copies is entirely at your
own discretion.
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Follow Your Bliss!                                                                                       February 2019
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In an effort to respect the oceans and the life within them, Norwegian Cruise Line is no longer using
plastic straws for their cocktails served aboard the Norwegian Bliss. If you ask for a straw at any of the
bars, the bartenders will most likely give you a paper straw. The only onboard location at which you can get a
plastic straw is Starbucks®. This is a good thing, and we applaud Norwegian for taking this very important step to
save the seas.

The brand-new Norwegian Bliss has changed the type of key cards they use. They now use a key card
with a sensor that you do not have to swipe; instead, you scan the card on the locking mechanism on
your door. Because of the internal electronics needed for this technology, you should not punch a hole in your key
card. The ship’s staff will not do this for you either. Be aware that if you do punch a hole in your key card, it may not
function properly.

Lifeplus will be providing key card sleeves as part of the Welcome Pack. Put your Bliss key card in the sleeve and
hang it on your lanyard for easy access. If you happen to need more key card sleeves, please ask a Lifeplus Cruise
staff member and we will be happy to help you.

Did you know that we are offering open yoga and
fitness classes? If weather permits, Lifeplus will be
utilizing the space in Spice H2O, Deck 17 aft, for open
yoga and fitness classes. These classes will be held
only if Norwegian Cruise Line allows us to use this
space and the weather is good. If there is too much
wind or rain, the classes will be canceled.

NOTE: Space is on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your own towel from your stateroom; no yoga mats will be
provided. Arrive early to make sure you can get a spot and relax before class.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 – 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. – Class taught by Heike Wittig (yoga)
Monday, March 18, 2019 – 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. – Class taught by Patricia Damiani (morning fitness)
Thursday, March 21, 2019 – 6:30 a.m.– 7:30 a.m. –Class taught by Sibylle Graef (yoga)

Due to the size of our group, we will not be able to do a full group photo this year. However, we will be taking smaller
group photos at each of our receptions during the sailing.
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Fun and Exciting Things to Do                                                                              Diamond Cruise News
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at Our Ports of Call                                                                                       Issue 4

As mentioned above, once you have completed your advance registration, you
will be able to research all the exciting things to do at each port of call.
You can book a shore excursion either online or at the Shore Excursion Desk on the ship. Please visit or, where you can find all the information you need for each port.
If you don’t feel like booking an excursion, don’t worry! There are many other things to do. Information on
beaches, shopping and restaurants can be found online.

The town of Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking harbors in the world. Once home to pirates
of long ago, today visitors find treasures of a different kind – now beautiful beaches and bountiful duty-free
shopping are its claims to fame.

   St. John Beach Escape           Coral World Ocean Park        Castaway Shipwreck Sail            Beaches: Megan’s Bay
         and Snorkel                                                  and Snorkel                      and Coki Beach

Discovered by Christopher Columbus himself in 1493, this exotic, peaceful island is home to both towering
mahogany trees and white-sand beaches. The region offers a challenging hike that extends 1,780 feet up Sage
Mountain, a great spot for birdwatching and breathtaking views of Tortola and neighboring islands.

    Virgin Gorda and       Norman Island Snorkel    Tortola Canopy Tour   Escape to Jost Van Dyke     Beaches: Cane Garden
        the Baths                                    and Scenic Drive                                Bay, Long Bay Beach and
                                                                                                         Smugglers Cove
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Fun and Exciting Things to Do                                                                        Diamond Cruise News
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at Our Ports of Call                                                                                 Issue 4

                                                   NASSAU, BAHAMAS
                                                   From the waterfront to the end of Bay Street, you’ll find
                                                   some of the best duty-free shopping and a charming mix
                                                   of architecture, both old and new. But there’s plenty to do
                                                   besides shopping – swim with the dolphins, try your luck in a
                                                   casino or snorkel with colorful fish.
Seahorse Sail & Snorkel       Bay Shopping

 Atlantis Aquaventure     Adventure Jeep & Beach    Balmoral Island    Balmoral Island Dolphin   Beaches: Cable Beach
                                                     Beach Break       Encounter & Beach Day

  If you have signed up for the Miami City Tour, the
  Everglades Adventure Tour or the Aventura Mall
  Shopping Tour, your shore excursion tickets will be
  in your stateroom when you board the Bliss. Please
  look for an envelope with your yellow-colored tickets.
  If you do not receive your tickets, please make sure
  you speak to Ashlyn Jones, who will be happy to
  sort that out for you.
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Disembarkation Information                                                                             February 2019
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As you know, we don’t like to talk about the last
day of the trip! However, there is important information that
you must know to ensure you leave the ship on time and continue
your post-cruise activities without delay.

For those passengers flying out of Miami on Saturday,         Disembarkation can be very hectic, so we wanted to
March 23, and taking the Lifeplus shuttle to the              give you a quick checklist of what to remember when
auditorium at the Miami International Airport, where you      you are leaving the ship.
will be storing your luggage: You will receive a special-
colored luggage tag in your stateroom a day or two            Make sure you have packed all your
before we arrive in Miami.                                    belongings from your stateroom. Don’t forget to
                                                              check the safe!

                                                              When you exit the ship, you will be led to the luggage
                                                              area in the terminal. Your luggage will be located in the
                                                              area with the colored flag that matches your colored
                                                              luggage tags.

                                                              YOU MUST COLLECT YOUR OWN LUGGAGE and
                                                              proceed through customs. Lifeplus will NOT be able
                                                              to collect your luggage for you. DO NOT leave the
                                                              terminal or go through customs without your luggage.
                                                              If you do, you will have to wait until the entire ship has
                                                              been cleared through customs and emptied before you
You will have a specific time noted on your luggage tag       can access any unclaimed luggage – and that could
that indicates when you will need to disembark from the       take hours.
ship. They will call those times over the speaker system
on the morning we arrive in Miami.

Once you collect your luggage, please make your way
to the front of the terminal, in between B and C, where
the Lifeplus buses are located. Look for the Lifeplus staff
who will be stationed in front of the terminals to provide

If you have booked an extended holiday and are not
flying out of Miami on Saturday, March 23, you will need       NEW – FACIAL RECOGNITION PROCESS
to organize your own travel to your final destination.         S
                                                                tarting January 26, the Norwegian Bliss, in
                                                               cooperation with US Customs and Border Protection,
Those travelers who are in the Haven or who have High          will be participating in a new facial recognition test
Latitude status will receive VIP luggage tags in their         program during disembarkation, located on Deck 7.
staterooms a day or two before arriving in Miami.              All guests must have their stateroom key card and
                                                               proof of citizenship (passport, US birth certificate,
All others will need to visit Guest Services and pick up       etc.) in hand and ready for inspection.
the colored tag for the time you want to disembark.
                                                               If the facial recognition process is not working for our
9:00 a.m. – All guests need to vacate staterooms                disembarkation on Saturday, March 23, you will need
10:00 a.m. – All guests need to disembark                       to go through the normal customs procedure in the
                                                                terminal, through US Customs and Border Protection.
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Health and Safety Reminder                                                                              February 2019
                                                                                                        Issue 4

Even though we care a great deal about everyone’s
health and wellbeing, remember that travel, change of
climate and even seasickness can affect us all.
Lifeplus will not be able to diagnose or treat any illnesses that may occur while on the
cruise. However, Norwegian Cruise Line does have a medical office, located on Deck 13,
for all passengers. If you feel ill, feverish or seasick or if you require any other medical
assistance, you will need to contact the medical office and be treated by the ship’s

In your Welcome Pack, you will find
a health questionnaire that is legally
required by Norwegian Cruise Line for
passengers checking in at the port.
Please fill this out ahead of time and bring it with
you to the port, along with your cruise documents
and passports. You will need this health form to
board the ship.

Contagious illnesses on a ship are dangerous for
everyone’s wellbeing; thankfully, Norwegian Cruise
Line takes great care to make sure everyone
remains safe and healthy.

 If you develop an illness or a fever during the cruise, please DO NOT attend any of the Lifeplus events until you
 have recovered. We understand that getting ill while on holiday can be frustrating, but please be respectful of the
 other passengers on the ship and within the Lifeplus group, and focus on your recovery. Ensuring everyone has
 the trip of a lifetime is very important, so please be respectful.

 *Fees may apply when visiting the medical facility on the ship and will be billed to your stateroom.
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Travel Checklist                                                                                February 2019
                                                                                                Issue 4

Since this is the last newsletter you’ll receive before we see you in
Miami, please find below a quick checklist we have put together to
help you prepare.
  Complete your ESTA application.

  Know your hotel booking details (Lifeplus will not be able to move you once you
   are checked in).

  Purchase travel insurance (recommended).

   omplete advance registration forms for Norwegian Cruise Line.

   ook shore excursions, onboard entertainment and dining (optional).

  Book your dining or beverage package (optional).

  Understand the disembarkation process.

  Understand where to be and when.

  Know your event invitations.

   heck the weather forecasts for Miami and all ports of call.

   urchase US currency. (Please note that on arrival day there may not be enough time to
  exchange currency at the Miami airport, and neither the Miami hotels nor ship staff will be able
  to perform currency exchanges.)

   ack your suitcase with the appropriate items for all activities.

  Refill and restock your medications.

   emember to pack all your electronics – and their chargers.

  Be ready to have an incredible tropical adventure!

 Norwegian Cruise Line has asked Lifeplus Diamonds to wear their name tags and lanyards to the port when
 checking in, so that our group is easily identifiable. Then they will know who you are and can fast-track
 your check-in.

 Please remember to either have your lanyard with
 you or wear it to the port so they know you are with
 the Lifeplus Diamond Cruise Group. Thank you!
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Welcome Packet Pickup                                                                               February 2019
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Those who are arriving early at their hotel will need to pick up their
Welcome Pack and goody bags at the Lifeplus Registration Desk on
Friday, March 15, between 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

The InterContinental Hotel registration table
will be located near the escalators by Starbucks.
(Please look for Tracy Smith, Jeannette Lange and
Melanie Treadaway.)

                                                            The Marriott Biscayne Bay registration room
                                                            will be located on the second floor of the hotel,
                                                            in the Bayview Ballroom. (Please look for Pia
                                                            Harmon, Julia Ehmig and Kristy Ford.) You will see
                                                            signage pointing you in the right direction, and
                                                            there will also be Lifeplus staff in the lobby to
                                                            assist you.

If you are staying at the JW Marriott Marquis,
your Welcome Packet and goody bag will be delivered
to your hotel room by 7:00 PM on Friday, March 15.
Please DO NOT have your Do Not Disturb sign
on your door as you will not receive your very
important cruise documents and schedule for
embarkation day. If you have not received your
Welcome Packet by 7:00 PM, please call the front
desk or call Melanie Treadaway at the number

We know traveling can be stressful, so we want to make sure you have the phone numbers to reach the Lifeplus
Cruise team if you have any issues during your travel to Miami. Please contact us at any time and we will be happy to
assist you!

Ashlyn Jones			                 +1 870-307-2737 		              Anita Horváth			                 +44 7957 664889

Pia Harmon			                   +1 870-834-3694		               Melanie Treadaway		              +44 7507 858917

Tracy Smith			                  +1 870-834-6956		               Jeannette Lange		                +44 7538 203660
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