16 Los Angeles to Panama Canal & Central America Norwegian Bliss Cruise Reviews

I personally love all kinds of infrastructure. The Panama Canal has been in my bucket list for quite sometimes. Going for 21 days, coast to coast and through the Panama Canal locks, this is probably the best cruise in my opinion. The price ... Read More
I personally love all kinds of infrastructure. The Panama Canal has been in my bucket list for quite sometimes. Going for 21 days, coast to coast and through the Panama Canal locks, this is probably the best cruise in my opinion. The price was right. The ports of call were amazing. Since I knew most of the restaurant and bar staff on this ship from my last cruise to Alaska in May, my cruise went great and pleasant. We greeted each other like old friends. I was traveling alone and in a studio cabin. I have to say that this cabin is just right for me. It's so functional and comfortable. I wish I could take the bed home with me because it was so comfortable. My room attendant Ms. Chen was very accommodating. She works around my schedule because I sleep in until late afternoon. The front desk staff Mr. Jumphot was very competent. The 3 main dining rooms staff trying their best to seat everyone though the wait is long. The food was great and worth the wait. The bars staff were cheery and happy. My shore excursions were fabulous. If you are going this cruise, make sure you sign up for the excursion especially for Catagena and Antigua, Guatemala, you won't regret it. But sign up early because these two are the most popular tours and it filling up real quick. I didn't go to any of the shows because it was the repeat from my last Alaska cruise. But I truely enjoyed the live bands on this ship, The Familiar Stranger which is the island band from the Carribean and Siglo the band which everybody loves. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
The Panama Canal was on my bucket list and when I was looking for a cruise that interested me I came across this one. I booked on impulse in 5 minutes. I was able to get off work, etc. So fate allowed us to go. Fantastic. We enjoyed the ... Read More
The Panama Canal was on my bucket list and when I was looking for a cruise that interested me I came across this one. I booked on impulse in 5 minutes. I was able to get off work, etc. So fate allowed us to go. Fantastic. We enjoyed the ports, the ship, food, everything. Good luck at the casino. Friendly group of passengers. Fantastic cruise staff. Went on a Luxury day sail and Snorkle in Cabo San Lucas and a Textile of the Highlands in Guatemala. Both were wonderful. I would recommend both excursions. Eco canoe in Columbia was boring, hot and we saw nothing worth seeing. We did several city tours that were nice, but not out of the ordinary. They were good for passengers with limited abilities to walk, etc like my mom who traveled with me. She is 80. The hike in Santa Marta was fun (I went without mom). The waterfall was nice and the swimming refreshing. The description needs to say you would walk in lots of water and should wear swimsuit and watershoes. Very good cruise. I would go again. It will be hard to go a shorter length of time. If you can swing the time off work, try a long cruise. I know I loved the time. I was allowed to unwind and relax. No pressure to do everthing in a week. Very rejuvinating. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
I chose this cruise because it covered many ports that have been on my bucket list, all within the same cruise. The embarkation in LA was a bit congested, and very difficult to hear any announcements regarding boarding groups, so people ... Read More
I chose this cruise because it covered many ports that have been on my bucket list, all within the same cruise. The embarkation in LA was a bit congested, and very difficult to hear any announcements regarding boarding groups, so people were confused as to where and when to get on board. The ship and my cabin were very good. Dining was good except the menus in the dining rooms never seemed to change. Got quite boring after about a week into the cruise. Specialty dining helped with the boredom, and the buffet was pretty good. Jersey Boys was excellent, but only offered 4 showings, so it was always very crowded. Ports and sea days were all well spaced and excursions offered were good. I found that the service was all top notch. All in all, very good cruise! I might not choose the very same cruise again, but I will definitely cruise with NCL again, as evidenced by the fact that I am Platinum status. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Great prices for the 21 day cruise. Ports of call were on my bucket list. Shows on the cruise were amazing. Appreciated the upgrade on my room. Great food choice and plenty of restaurants. Travelled with friends. Will cruise again and ... Read More
Great prices for the 21 day cruise. Ports of call were on my bucket list. Shows on the cruise were amazing. Appreciated the upgrade on my room. Great food choice and plenty of restaurants. Travelled with friends. Will cruise again and took advantage of the CruiseNext offer. Purchased $1000 worth of coupons for future salings and got a $500 credit immediately on my account. Staff and crew were fantastic. Shore excursions were super. Participated in some of the great activities they offered. Jersey Boys, Six, These Guys and the magician and the hypnotist were so good. As well as the Beatles and The Prohibition show. Harold at the Atrium bar always made sure we were looked after drink wise. Also the number of bars on the ship were great and fun when we did our bar crawl. The casino too was lots of fun and offered lots of poker or slot contests to participate in. This being my first cruise was absolutely amazing and one I will always remember. Only thing missing was popcorn. Something for every age and gender on the cruise. Information on the Panama Canal was fantastic. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We had not cruised for 15 years. The Panama Canal was always on our bucket list and, we booked this cruise rather hastily as the time and price were right. We had never cruised on NCL before and loved the amenities on the ship, the ... Read More
We had not cruised for 15 years. The Panama Canal was always on our bucket list and, we booked this cruise rather hastily as the time and price were right. We had never cruised on NCL before and loved the amenities on the ship, the freestyle dining and how hard the crew worked to keep the ship clean and us healthy. The food was excellent in both the complimentary dining and specialty restaurants. Entertainment (bands and shows) were superb. I commented to my husband and friend of 40-years that this was like a "Spring Break Cruise for Baby Boomers." Loved every minute of it and am thinking about the Mediterranean cruise in November 2020. Overall, the on-the ship experience was perfect. The transfer from LAX was not -- it took us 4 hours from the time our flight landed until we got on the ship. NCL agreed that they had communication issues between themselves and the transfer agent. They made a note to refund our $35 transfer fee on the last day of the cruise, but did not. Overall, this was just a speed bump. We were otherwise extremely pleased with the NCL experience. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Hi all! Now that I’m back from my 28 days on the Bliss and trying to recuperate before our January adventure I’ll try to give some of my thoughts. First of all I had a fantastic time. This was a B2B sailing the first 21 days from LA ... Read More
Hi all! Now that I’m back from my 28 days on the Bliss and trying to recuperate before our January adventure I’ll try to give some of my thoughts. First of all I had a fantastic time. This was a B2B sailing the first 21 days from LA to NYC thru the Canal, then a 7 day roundtrip to Florida and the Bahamas. The first cruise had a very different atmosphere than the second. The first had an older average passenger age and about 3800 passengers with very few under 18, while last week being a holiday week was much younger with about 4800 passengers and 1000 under 18. So things were more laid back the first 21 days and much more hectic the last 7. I ate in most specialty restaurants. I did not go to Los Lobos and Food Republic. My favorites were Le Bistro, Cagney’s and Teppanyaki, though La Cucina and Q Smokehouse were also very good. On the first 21 days, even though I had reservations, because of the length of the cruise, most restaurants had walk up seating available, but a total different situation last week, all were booked solid all week. If you don’t have reservations for dinner yet you can still book as soon as you board. On my cruises on the fist day they had reservations set up in The Social on deck 6 and most times were available, but they go quick. Though I have seen complaints about service online, I did not feel it was bad. I always allow 2 hours for dinner in the specialty restaurants. I didn’t have a bad meal in the 28 days. I did not go the buffet much, only for a quick breakfast on some days. I had lunch in The Local, basically the same as O’Sheehan’s but there are some different items then I’ve seen before. As for the shows, Jersey Boys was my favorite (I saw it 3 times over the 28 days). It is an hour and 45 minutes long, starts out a little slow but then picks up and doesn’t stop. Doors open 30 minutes before show time and line started building up 15 minutes before that. The early show was more popular but from what I saw I think all the stand by line was able to get in, but if you want a good seat, make a reservation, again you can do that once you board if it shows as sold out online. I saw Six on my first leg. The singing was excellent and the production looked great, but I wasn’t thrilled with the story line, but that is just my opinion. There were many who thought it was excellent. It is not as long as Jersey Boys. It helps if you’re familiar with Henry the 8th and his 6 wives. The Beatle cover show in the Cavern was great. They do a few shows featuring songs form different years. No reservations are needed but it is a small venue and by 30 mins before show time most seats were tabken so come early. They also do a show in the theatre, again no reservations needed. I went to most of the later Levity Comedy shows in the Social. These need reservations and can only be made once onboard so book as you can, either in the Social or use the kiosks around the ship, again they fill up fast. They also have a stand by line. Besides Jersey Boys and Six in the main theatre (which only run 2 nights each) there was always another type of show each night. There was a singer, comedy hypnotist and magician act on other nights. The main pool is larger than I’ve seen on the Escape and Breakaway. Chairs were no problem on the first 21 days, but last week with the younger larger crowd it was busier, but I always saw chairs available. Of course many know I’m fond of my beer and spent time in the Brewhouse. On the first 21 days they had a singer doing requests, not Howling At The Moon, but since the Bliss doesn’t have it, it was fun. He sang and told jokes. It was pretty filled most nights he played. On nights when there was football he was off and they showed the games on TV. Last week he was off the ship and a new singer was there. He just sang with not much interactions with the passengers and it was not as busy, but the beer is still excellent. My favorites were the Stone IPA, Magic Hat #9, Newcastle Brown Ale, Hop Gun IPA and District Pale Ale. George and Sienna were behind the bar. I also spent a good deal of time at Maltings to enjoy some Jameson Caskmate with my New Castle. Sy, Jerome, Stephan and Mark were all great behind the bar. The Observation lounge on deck 15 is beautiful. Plenty of seats and couches to sit an relax. There is a small buffet for breakfast and lunch. There’s a large circular bar to enjoy and they have a piano singer there at night. The Q Smokehouse also has a bar and they feature country western singers during the evening. There was one tender port in the 28 days, Great Stirrup Cay. I had priority and was on the first tender but I heard from many that it was very disorganized and many could not get to the island until after 1:30 PM. Since we arrive at 11 and last tender back was 5:30 many were not happy. If you plan to use a tender check the kiosks or your room TV to book a tender (no tickets, just goes on your card) and book an early tender. If you have a shore excursion you’re supposed to have priority but I heard some complain that they still couldn’t get on early. I like to try to get to the gym in mornings. They have the same equipment as other ships. I like to use the elliptical, treadmill and stationary bike. I usually had no problem getting an elliptical or treadmill but they only had 1 stationary and 1 recumbent bike so it was hard to get one. They do have a separate spin room with many spin bikes (there is a charge when they do a spin class). On other ships you were not allowed to use them if not a class, but I did see people using them at other times, but I don’t like those bikes so I didn’t. I had an aft balcony for the first 21 days and a mini suite with my wife last week. The cabins were great and I had great stewards on both cruises. The casino has a separate smoking area that is closed off from the rest of the casino so not much smell of smoke. On the first 21 days the tables were not busy and the minimum dropped to $5, but last week it was a lot busier and the minimums were back to $10. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Wanted to try a different experience from Holland America, which we find to be excellent, also, but the Bliss was a new ship, and much larger, with more activities. Overall, GREAT experience, but will try to give the positive and not ... Read More
Wanted to try a different experience from Holland America, which we find to be excellent, also, but the Bliss was a new ship, and much larger, with more activities. Overall, GREAT experience, but will try to give the positive and not so positive aspects of our cruise from L.A. through Panama Canal into Miami. Getting on the ship was a real trying event. Not sure if it was the port of L.A. or NCL, but it was disorganized and confusing from the bus provided from the airport by NCL until WE took our luggage to be processed. Once that was done, the process moved smoothly, but it was not a good first impression, and we wondered if that was an indicator of things to come. (It wasn't.) Cabin was great, dining options excellent, entertainment options OUTSTANDING, with exception of Havana, which didn't seem to flow at all. "Beatles" fantastic, as were the Jersey Boys. Dining options also excellent. Service and staff friendly and helpful. Soooo many helpful folks the list would be too long to name them all. Only two banks of elevators for 18 levels. One bank in front, one bank in back. None in the middle of the ship. Elevators not synchronized AT ALL. Usually very packed when it finally arrived after a long wait. Became a joke among the passengers. The good news about long wait and packed elevators is that MANY folks decided to walk the stairs instead of waiting, and so we walked off a lot of the calories the fantastic food on board provided!!! Logistics getting luggage on the ship to begin the cruise, and finding location of luggage getting off the ship, and finding and waiting on buses for the excursions seemed to be a weakness, but on the ship itself it would be hard to do much better. Coffee plantation tour was great. Cartagena excursion was a disappointment. Mostly promoting the guide's favorite shops, plus didn't even go to the Gold Museum that was listed. Several hours in heat on the go without time to look at any much except favorite vendors of our specific guide. NCL did make an adjustment for missing the museum when we pointed that out back on board, so NCL folks were responsive (partial credit back to our account), so we believe they were fair about that. We were not at all confident or comfortable with the way the lifeboat drill was handled. We assembled in one of the theaters as an assembly spot, not at the boats, (there would not be room at the boats because Deck 7 at boats is very narrow) The life vests were demonstrated in the theater, but were not in our cabins as with Holland America. While the need for them is almost non-existent, IF there were a need to abandon ship, I think it would not go well getting to theater, being issued a life vest, then finding the right lifeboat. Although the boat number was on the cabin swipe card, if a guest did not take the time to find the right lifeboat before needing it, I suspect the confusion of 4000 passengers not having life vests until they get to the assembly point would be very comforting. What if they became disoriented, or for some other reason never made it there, or to the boat. (Plus, 1700 crew members would be in the "mix"!) Would we do it again? Will we travel on NCL again? Oh, yeah!!! Best cruise taken so far, in spite of a few concerns. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
The staff could not be more gracious or helpful wanting the best for the passengers. The food in the regular complimentary dining rooms was for the most part as good as specialty restaurants and loved the option of smaller venues like ... Read More
The staff could not be more gracious or helpful wanting the best for the passengers. The food in the regular complimentary dining rooms was for the most part as good as specialty restaurants and loved the option of smaller venues like Taste and Savour. Another favourite complimentary venue was the Local, conveniently located near the Theatre for pre or post show dinners. The shows ranged from fair to fabulous with The Jersey Boys getting standing ovations. The decor was stunning and sailing on a new ship was a real joy. Despite the size with over 4000 passengers, there was never a true feeling of over crowding - except perhaps on excursion mornings out of the theatre which was still handled well. Due to weather concerns pre cruise, there were some port changes which, while disappointing, were of course beyond the control of NCL. Compensation for the changes were made through OBCs and appreciated. Would definitely choose the Bliss again. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
This was by far the best suites cruise we have ever taken! From the perfect service to the wonderful food and a beautiful ship it was excellent. We did not care for the pacific mexican ports but the cruise it self was everything and more ... Read More
This was by far the best suites cruise we have ever taken! From the perfect service to the wonderful food and a beautiful ship it was excellent. We did not care for the pacific mexican ports but the cruise it self was everything and more we could have wanted. If you are in the haven make sure you take advantage of the special elevator getting on and off the ship on port days it was so helpful not fighting all the people. We could have used a little more storage in our suite for clothes and things but it was done very well. The Haven food and service was so good no need to go any where else! Last this was our 54 cruise but First on NCL. We have been on many nice ships and have had great service but our stateroom attendant was the best we have ever had by far. The Race track was great as well and shows were wonderful. What can I say but thank you NCL for a wonderful time. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
It’s all about connections isn’t it? Whether it’s Danijel at Le Bistro, or Scott at Cagney’s, or Emelie and Mihai at the Manhattan they make you feel special. Like a VIP with each encounter! And the YUMMY YUMMY for your TUMMY ... Read More
It’s all about connections isn’t it? Whether it’s Danijel at Le Bistro, or Scott at Cagney’s, or Emelie and Mihai at the Manhattan they make you feel special. Like a VIP with each encounter! And the YUMMY YUMMY for your TUMMY bakery clones (twins) made our day, EVERYDAY of the Cruise! We wouldn’t change a single thing! Fantastic 14 days that we wish lasted longer. The NCL Bliss is flawless! Perfection at sea! The 15th deck is unbelievable! The food choices are fantastic! Entertainment is out of this world! The crew is the hardest working anywhere! Pilinda at the Atrium bar is so funny and nice. She’s our favorite! The places to “get lost” and just enjoy the ocean air are to numerous to count. The pools always have music and fun stuff going on. Simply a wonderful way to relax and sit back and get spoiled. NCL is the best! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Wanted to go through panama canal, wanted large ship, upscale dining Cagney's and Japanese restaurant worth the experience, only "Frank" the comedian was great, other 3 comedians average, Jersey Boys-would enjoy the show if ... Read More
Wanted to go through panama canal, wanted large ship, upscale dining Cagney's and Japanese restaurant worth the experience, only "Frank" the comedian was great, other 3 comedians average, Jersey Boys-would enjoy the show if I could see it everynight, Joseph Reohm ( magician comedian ) absolutely awesome, as a veteran, I really appreciated the recognition on Veterans Day, Suzanne was a daily must for quiet musical entertainment, service and food quality was superb in all restaurants, Jenele was a great server and we requested her every night in the Manhatten room, plenty of chaise lounges around all pool areas, spas refreshing , could use more texas holdem tables, Guatemala was a horrible port ( most people felt the same), the education over the speaker system was important to our understanding everything as we went through the Panama Canal, Uptown show was outstanding, and the Beatles brought back memories when performing in the small club and even better in the bliss room theatre, this was our first cruise on Norwegian and we plan others, we even put down a deposit for another cruise. As a personal preference, I love dueling pianos, maybe you can add that to your night club entertainment Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Not my first time on Norwegian, went there without any expectation. My best experience so far. Check-in was fast, however, I was later in the process which might explain how I end up on the ship from the shuttle in about 45 min. The ... Read More
Not my first time on Norwegian, went there without any expectation. My best experience so far. Check-in was fast, however, I was later in the process which might explain how I end up on the ship from the shuttle in about 45 min. The observation deck on 15 was really pleasant, my favourite place to read a book. However, I didn't like the front since open to the buffet so noise can become a problem. I will say that the noise level was a problem in most public space when they get crowded. Circulation in the ship was easy didn't take long to figure out where is the front from the back base on where you are. There is more activity that requires a fee on that ship which includes go-kart, laser tag and one show. That being said those activities would have cost me more on land so I'm too mad about it and did all of those! Food was ok, no bad surprise on that ship. Specialty was a tad better but I'm good with the complimentary only. The plate presentation was superior to other Norwegian ship. Service in Manhattan (one of the main dining room) wasn't equal, no days were better than others but wouldn't qualify as the worst. I realize your best bet is to ask for the same water if you could, you both accurate to each other! Solo traveller, solo gathering is a big plus, no need to be in the Solo Studio to go the gathering. The gathering allowed to talk with other solos and have the opportunity to share a meal and other activities if you wan too. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
5 of us traveling. Embarkation in LA went very smoothly. We headed to Savor restaurant and had a great lunch. This is always the moment I feel "Now I'm on vacation". We proceeded to explore all of the decks and were very ... Read More
5 of us traveling. Embarkation in LA went very smoothly. We headed to Savor restaurant and had a great lunch. This is always the moment I feel "Now I'm on vacation". We proceeded to explore all of the decks and were very pleased with the decor as well as the lay-out. On to our cabins which were definitely a step above those on the smaller ships we have sailed. Again the design was great and the bed very comfortable. Our Steward kept us very clean and all essentials were provided promptly. We ate our dinners in the Manhattan room, Cagney's , Ocean Blue, and Bistro. All gave us great experiences in food , drinks as well as service. We had several of the wait staff at different venues and really enjoyed conversations and laughter with them. We only used the Garden Cafe for quick snacks so can't really comment on it but seemed like good food there as well. We enjoyed the bands on board as well as the comedians in the Comedy club the first week. Did not attend the second. The Cavern performances of Beatlemania were also good. Did not like Havana at all. We actually walked out before it was over. Jersey Boys show was awesome! We enjoyed the pool everyday as well as the slides. Had quiet times in the District bar where we could overlook the ocean and play cards with great beer! We didn't spend as much time in the Observation deck as we expected. Grand and lovely place but we just didn't gravitate to it too much. The elevators seemed to be always packed and stopping on most levels which made going slow so we avoided them as much as we could. The ports were not on the original itinerary and we were disappointed with Ensenada and Guatemala . We took a walking tour in Matzalan which we enjoyed but could have done with less steering towards shopping. (stopping in jewelry store for a "free drink") We took the Skywalk and Eco cruise in Costa Rica which would have been great if it had not been pouring rain. Did not see much wildlife because of the weather but guides cannot be held responsible for that. It was after all a rain forest. Panama Canal day was very interesting and well narrated. Our favorite port was Cartagena. Beautiful City though very warm and humid. Overall A wonderful cruise on an awesome ship! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Bucket list Cruise. The Bliss exceeded all expectations. For a large ship no waits on dining. Lots of options. Local restaurant and sports bar we excellent. Great place to meet friends etc. gym was superb as was the spa. We bought the ... Read More
Bucket list Cruise. The Bliss exceeded all expectations. For a large ship no waits on dining. Lots of options. Local restaurant and sports bar we excellent. Great place to meet friends etc. gym was superb as was the spa. We bought the therapeutic spa package and used it daily. Observation deck superb. Shows Jersey Boys and Havana top notch. Matter of fact the Jersey Boy production was fast moving and had more songs than most productions. Bar staff and wait staff were superb. Loved the observation lounge. Staff couldn’t do enough to please us. Took Spanish classes. Lol. That was great. Had Guest lecture on the canal that was of tremendous value. Highly recommend this ship and this cruise. Only negative was photo packages are extremely expensive. They want you to buy packages instead of individual photos. We will definitely book this ship again. Another plus was the overall staff. All the best. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We didn’t actually choose this cruise! Other family members were going on it so we booked it too! This means we do not have anything to compare it to however... Los Angeles - arriving in the US was a nightmare! We waited hours to get ... Read More
We didn’t actually choose this cruise! Other family members were going on it so we booked it too! This means we do not have anything to compare it to however... Los Angeles - arriving in the US was a nightmare! We waited hours to get through the queue at immigration and customs. It took so long that the NCL rep was phoning our overnight hotel to see if she had missed us! Embarkation- there seemed to be a bit of difficulty with the porters and so this initially seemed a bit confusing and for first time cruisers we were a bit lost - we carried our luggage over to the “warehouse” but still had to tip a porter to take it from us? Coming from the UK this seemed a bit alien. The actual registration and boarding was very simple, very efficient friendly staff. We were in a mid ship balcony cabin which was ideal. Only minor niggle was the lack of space to get into the wardrobe. There was plenty of storage space. The shower room was great - good shower. Our room was kept immaculately clean and tidy by our cabin steward who was lovely and very friendly. The ship we thought was great - catering for all tastes whether it was a quiet read on deck 8 - the waterfront - or the louder party atmosphere on the pool deck. The ship was easy to navigate and yes occasionally the lifts were busy but we never had to wait long and we just chatted to the other folks who were waiting too! Lots of entertainment in the Atrium throughout the day and various other little pockets - mahjong in the library, the craft group, learn to play bridge, lgbt meetings, black glass wine tasting - the list goes on. Dining - no complaints with the food and waiting staff but if you are in a larger group (we were 6) and you want to eat dinner in Taste, Savor or the Manhattan Room I would book these well in advance. It’s ok if there is only a couple of you just to turn up - the wait shouldn’t be too long at peak times. Entertainment on board was varied - we did not enjoy Havana but on the other hand Jersey Boys was superb. There was also a various other offerings from very good music to conjuring comedians. We did not have any children in our group but the facilities on deck 5 looked good and the staff always seemed to be engaging very positively and enthusiastically with their charges. Accessing the excursions was well organised by Ship staff. A team of cleaning staff going on transport before passengers to clean hand rails etc further emphasising the push for hand cleanliness. We were pleased we had done our research before hand - this helped us choose the right excursions for us. We were fortunate to have excellent guides particularly a young man called Luis in Guatemala who was on the hop on hop off tour to Antigua. Disembarkation of over 4,000 passengers was well planned if a little disorganised. We were guided off the ship to the wrong terminal despite checking with a number of staff during the process. (We weren’t the only ones!) This is just a little snippet of what we felt was a wonderful experience so good we are about to book our next cruise which more than likely will be on the Bliss again. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We chose this ship because we wanted to go the Panama Canal for years now and finally decided to take the plunge. NCL is the best cruise line out there and decided the Bliss was how we were going to do it. Ship is amazing and the crew ... Read More
We chose this ship because we wanted to go the Panama Canal for years now and finally decided to take the plunge. NCL is the best cruise line out there and decided the Bliss was how we were going to do it. Ship is amazing and the crew was phoenominal. We will never cruise with any other cruise line. Saw Prohibition. I was worried because I am not a hard liquor drinker but what the give you at the show was great. Not too strong. Not too weak. Also booked the Vibe. It’s the only way to go if you like to sunbathe. Quiet and you never have to hunt for a lawn chair but there are limited passes so book as soon as you get on board. Food out of this world. We ate mostly at the non specialty restaurants but were lucky enough to be invited to the Haven one night for dinner again unbelievably good. Just made platinum. Next stop platinum plus. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Norwegian Bliss Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 4.5 3.9
Entertainment 4.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.5 4.1
Fitness Recreation 4.5 3.8
Family 3.5 3.8
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.7
Enrichment 4.0 3.5
Service 4.5 4.0
Value For Money 3.5 3.5

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