Sail Date: March 2019
We loved this whole experience. Everything was great! Service was amazing. Embarkation and Disembarkation were both very easy. The ship is beautiful. Make sure to take advantage of every thing they offer. Free entertainment and free ... Read More
We loved this whole experience. Everything was great! Service was amazing. Embarkation and Disembarkation were both very easy. The ship is beautiful. Make sure to take advantage of every thing they offer. Free entertainment and free jewelry. Cabins are beautiful! Make sure to get one with a Balcony. Don't settle for an cabin with out one. They make the experience 100 times more enjoyable. Dining: Where to start: Cagneys is hands down the best steak I have ever had! Taste and Manhattan Room were awesome. Savor was terrible, Service was bad, food was bad. The whole experience in that restaurant was terrible. The staff is not helpful. Make sure to see Jersey Boys!!! Awesome show! The 4 guys of the group are so good! The guy playing Frankie Vallie was the best. My room service was amazing! If you get floor 13 you will be taken care of greatly. Vergillio was my steward and he was amazing! Port excursions were fun and very worth it. We had 2 children with us. My son is 10 and my daughter is 7. They absolutely loved splash academy! They begged to go all day everyday!! Make sure to have your children check it out! I would go again and again! It is so fun! The bilss was amazing. I would Cruise NCL again. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
We joined a group of friends that were already booked on this cruise so we didn’t really choose. Let me say that they made the right choice! As far as bang for your buck goes, this ship has it all. Great for families as well as adults ... Read More
We joined a group of friends that were already booked on this cruise so we didn’t really choose. Let me say that they made the right choice! As far as bang for your buck goes, this ship has it all. Great for families as well as adults with plenty to do for everyone. We had the ultimate beverage package so there really were no extras unless you do some of the specialty dining. Specialty dining was nice but not necessary as the food in the dining rooms was phenomenal as was the staff all over the ship. The go carts and laser tag are extra but reasonably priced and both were surprisingly fun. Yes the pool area can get crowded on sea days but it was bearable and, somewhat, enjoyable. There is stuff going on all over the ship to keep the crowds spread out so you don’t really feel that there are 4000 plus passengers on board. The boarding and disembarking of the ship is done with fluidity. I would really recommend this ship to anyone looking to have a ball on a budget....relatively speaking. Read Less
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Sail Date: March 2019
This was our first NCL cruise and we selected the Bliss because it was a new ship and it included an upscale Haven area. I have cruised for many years but this was my husband's first cruise and he thoroughly enjoyed himself. The ... Read More
This was our first NCL cruise and we selected the Bliss because it was a new ship and it included an upscale Haven area. I have cruised for many years but this was my husband's first cruise and he thoroughly enjoyed himself. The seas were calm despite it being windy. We stayed in cabin 18106 and our steward Randolf was excellent. He greeted us every time with a huge smile on his face. His towel animals were priceless especially the hanging monkey. If you are lucky enough to be assigned to one of his cabins you will be amazed. Roland our butler was outstanding. He always made sure all of our requests were taken care of in a smiling professional manner. His snack choices were great. Roland was so knowledgeable he could be the Concierge. As we were leaving we learned he was going to take over for Patrick our Concierge for a week while Patrick was off the ship. We were thrilled for him. The Haven Restaurant is very good. The sea bass was wonderful. Lunch choices are also very tasty. Although we wished they had a club sandwich option. We truly enjoyed the quiet laid back atmosphere of the Haven. We also were able to go to the other restaurants like the Bistro which was excellent - try the creme brulee. LaCucina was a disappointment. The food was only average but sitting outside for dinner was a treat. Skip the fettuccine Alfredo it was not very good. Ocean Blue was good and the food was extremely hot (temperature wise). Try the grouper. Jersey Boys was wonderful and it lasted almost 2 hours. Havana was good but not of the same caliber. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze. The new facial recognition program as we disembarked the ship was fabulous. No long line. We were off the ship by 9:15. In addition, getting on the ship was extremely smooth too. We wished there had been a golf simulator on board. Or some golf excursions. But otherwise there are tons of activities to do - or not do. All of the staff were very gracious, smiling and more than willing to go out of their way to provide top notch service. If you're considering a cruise and are afraid of going on such a large ship - book a Haven room, you won't be disappointed. We'll definitely go again on NCL in a Haven room. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
It’s our 20th Anniversary and we were just going to do a Charleston trip until my husband reminded me we should take a cruise. We had seen ads for Norwegian but had never been on one. We booked Wednesday and left Friday to sail on ... Read More
It’s our 20th Anniversary and we were just going to do a Charleston trip until my husband reminded me we should take a cruise. We had seen ads for Norwegian but had never been on one. We booked Wednesday and left Friday to sail on Saturday. We were a little nervous because we have only sailed with Royal but we were shocked-in the best way! The Bliss is beautiful and gave us the freedom to do as much or as little as we wanted. The food choices were insane and we had the freedom to eat in the Garden buffet style, sit down meals, specialty dinning or room service. The activities on board were so fun and we were like kids again-go carting, water slides, dancing the night away and touring the amazing islands on excursions. The Bliss is the way to travel adults only or with family! We have already booked our next cruise with our teens. Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful and made us feel special. The choices are endless and if you can’t find what you are looking for the staff goes the extra mile to make it happen! Our cabin was very roomy and even though the first day was a little crowded there’s so much to do that it was easy to catch an elevator. The shows are straight from Broadway! The only thing we wish was it was longer!! This is a MUST for any cruiser-whether it’s your first or hundredth! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
I been on Carnival and Royal Caribbean but Norwegian was by far the very best cruise I been on yet! This is the first cruise that I have had the best food and great service!! As being a picky eater, Norwegian was able to make my eating ... Read More
I been on Carnival and Royal Caribbean but Norwegian was by far the very best cruise I been on yet! This is the first cruise that I have had the best food and great service!! As being a picky eater, Norwegian was able to make my eating very easy. I did not require anything specific but all the food choices from the buffet, complimentary dining, to specialty dining was very easy to choose from. I was able to enjoy everything I ate without struggles. On previous cruises, eating was a bit of a struggle and I was really worried I was going to have the same issue on Norwegian. I am so glad I had no issues. People I know always told me that Norwegian has the best food and there is so much to choose from. They were right!! The cabin was small for 4 people but that was expected as they are meant for 2 people. The guy who fixed the room was very nice, friendly, and did a great job making up the room as it was a mess. I was really surprised that he always made the room look brand new, as it was being used by 4 of us. On day 4 I was really cold, called room service, and asked for a extra blanket. Within 5 minutes there was a knock on my door and there was the blanket. I could not believe how fast the blanket came! I was beyond thankful!!! All the shows were great. Saw Havana, The Beatles and the comedy show. I really wanted to see Jersey Boys but the night we were suppose to see them, all 4 of us had gotten very tired and fell asleep early. We are really hoping they will be around once we book our next cruise. All shore excursions were great!! My favorite was the shopping, tour, and beach time at St. Thomas. We were able to go to Magen's beach!! That was the best beach I ever experienced!! My husband and the other couple were just as happy as I was with that beach! The ship was absolutely beautiful!! Loved the go-karts. I have not done go-karts in over 20 years.........until I got on your ship! I thought it was funny and great at the same time that I did the go-karts on your ship! That was a great time! I love how the halls have the fish which makes it easy to know which way we were going. I already told my husband that I want to cruise only with Norwegian from now on! We are hoping to go back on Norwegian in 2021 on the Encore!! Just need to save up and get a great deal as we live on a budget. I want to thank Norwegian for the best cruise we ever been on!! I wish I would of started with Norwegian a long time ago!! Read Less
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Sail Date: March 2019
This was my first cruise and I'm hoping it will not be my last! The food was top notch and we never had a dull moment when it came to the entertainment. The pool area always had such a good vibe! We saw the Jersey Boys and the ... Read More
This was my first cruise and I'm hoping it will not be my last! The food was top notch and we never had a dull moment when it came to the entertainment. The pool area always had such a good vibe! We saw the Jersey Boys and the Beatles show and both were fantastic! Both my husband and I agree that Jim Badger the piano man was one of our favorites! He was hilarious! I can't remember the last time I laughed that hard. We had the unlimited drink package and I have to say the bartenders on that ship know how to pour a good drink! The ship was very clean and the cabins were a lot more roomier than what I thought they would be. Everyone who worked there was super friendly. Our favorite excursion was the Kon Tiki Beach and Sightseeing in St. Thomas. I have no complaints what so ever on this cruise! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
NCL Bliss is a beautiful, but very large :)) ship. Taking a cruise has been on my bucket list for many years, and was finally able to mark it off. After debating whether or not to go to Alaska or Caribbean, decided on Eastern Caribbean. ... Read More
NCL Bliss is a beautiful, but very large :)) ship. Taking a cruise has been on my bucket list for many years, and was finally able to mark it off. After debating whether or not to go to Alaska or Caribbean, decided on Eastern Caribbean. Ports included Tortola, BVI; St Thomas, VI and Nassau, Bahamas. Arrived in Miami the Thursday prior to Saturday departure. Explored Miracle Mile but was not that impressed. Next time will plan something more entertaining as there is much to do there. When first arrived at Miami Port on day of embarkation, really didn't know exactly what to expect except what I had read. However, it went extremely smooth and quick. Was onboard within 30 mins. or so of arrival. Stayed in new studio staterooms newly developed on cruise ships specifically for solo travelers like myself. We had our own beautiful studio lounge with expresso machine, snacks, water, juice, etc. They even have wine station but it is pay per glass and not part of beverage package. JP was crew member who set up many solo functions, such as daily meetings, dinners and shows to attend as a group, if desired. However, I choose to do most of the stuff on my own as I had made reservations for most of these a couple months ahead of cruise. Activities crew, which included cruise director Dan Dan, Junior, Anika, among others, were very entertaining, putting together many trivia games, as well as their own version of Deal or No Deal game in the atrium daily. Among one of my favorite things I participated in learning the "Thriller" dance by the late Michael Jackson. Other favorites included hilarious late night 18+ comedy show. Made reservation in Social Comedy Club, headliner was Steve Smith. He had us rolling in laughter entire 30 mins or so he was onstage. A couple nights later they had a first come first serve (no reservations required) 18+ show in the Bliss Theater, which included, in addition to Steve Smith, another headliner, Spencer James. He too put on an extremely entertaining show. Attended Havana show, which was good. However, really enjoyed Jersey Boys show. Both of which I highly recommend you reserve ahead of time online, as soon as your are able. Complimentary dining rooms were good for most part. Only down side was I felt service was slow at times, but staff was very friendly. Only specialty restaurant I tried was Los Lobos. Had chicken enchiladas which were very delicious, just wish would have been a larger helping instead of only two enchiladas. Took advantage of complimentary room service a couple of mornings for breakfast which roissant rolls, fresh fruit, cereal, etc. You can also get Omelettes or French Toast for fee of $7.95. Chose the Ultimate Beverage package for my promo. Although not sure I would have purchased it had it not been a promo as I am not a very heavy drinker. However, did like occasional margarita, mixed drink or beer, & being able to have a drink whenever wanted without having to pay for each one as they ran an average of 10.95 each, as it also included soda. Of course the gratitude of this package is included in cost of cruise and believe it was between $105 to $115, maybe little more. Do not recall exact amount. As with many other guest, had issue at pool deck with guest "reserving" sun loungers foro themselves or friends/family members, by placing towels, shoes, hats etc while they went to breakfast or whatever they did, despite it is requested you refrain for doing this. You would walk out there looking for chair, only to find more than half the chairs had stuff in them, but no one was there with them. They say there is a 30 min rule and your belonging will be removed if you are not there, however I witnessed firsthand this rule is not enforced. For ship that size it needs larger pool area and they need to implement a stricter policy regard the lounge chairs. They do have separate adult and kid pool area which I like. Pulse Fitness center was very nice, with lots of equipment and machines. though I only made it there once. Also have nice jogging/walking tracking. Did lot of walking though as took stairs 99% if the time. Will definitely cruise on the Bliss again. Took advantage of their CruiseNext program where you can make one to four deposits for future cruises and get onboard credit amounts based on how many deposits you place. You have up to four years to use them and decide where you want to go. Next cruise will probably be to Alaska, hopefully. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
had great time on board and bar sevice was great entertaiment was good and great cruise director dan dan did great job as did all employees liked the ports of call buffet food was good and always cleaning hands when you entered eating area ... Read More
had great time on board and bar sevice was great entertaiment was good and great cruise director dan dan did great job as did all employees liked the ports of call buffet food was good and always cleaning hands when you entered eating area pool was a bit crowded but was still good tlme shows were good and comedy shows were good race track was a great time casino was ok did not spend much time in it get on and off ship was easy at all times even in all ports water slide was good to go down and wait times were not to long the steward keep rooms cleansd twice a day and towel animals ever night was nice touch great show put on by crew on last day to show some great talent overall was a great time for first cruise will be going back on cruise next year with them Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
Everything was very good. This was our first cruise with Norwegian and will do it again. The cabin Steward Ryan was very good. The entertainment was great. This was the best buffet we have had on any of our cruises. The evening meals in ... Read More
Everything was very good. This was our first cruise with Norwegian and will do it again. The cabin Steward Ryan was very good. The entertainment was great. This was the best buffet we have had on any of our cruises. The evening meals in the dinning rooms were not that great. The room was a little dark. The steak we ordered was tough. Was disappointed with Tortola but the other excursions were very good. The unlimited drink special was a great deal.The embarkation was good but the disembarkation had some confusion with instructions given by the crew members. Will sail again with Norwegian. The shows in the Atrium were very good for the most part. The I Havana and Jersey Boys were very good. The transfers to and from the airport went very smooth. This was our first cruise with Norwegian and will definitely cruise again with them. Can’t wait to go again. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
It was our first time on a cruise... we had a blast! our plane had a delay but the crue member waited for us before leaving... they welcome's us at the airport to make sure we were safe and arrived. We appreciated it!! We loved ... Read More
It was our first time on a cruise... we had a blast! our plane had a delay but the crue member waited for us before leaving... they welcome's us at the airport to make sure we were safe and arrived. We appreciated it!! We loved our cabin. It was awesome with the balcony and the king size bed... we slept like babys! the dining spaces were perfect with a great variety of food. It was excellent and so tasty! the Garden café was clean and places for everyone. the "à la carte" restaurants was great to. the culinary experience was really great. Every night we had party's with great music and entertainment from the crue members! We loved to go on shore excursion and beaches... everyday had something special to explore on the ship and on the islands. we did carting and laser tag and it was very fun to! we laugh a lot on the water slides even if we're adults. thanks for everything!! Read Less
Norwegian Bliss Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.5 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.5 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.5 0.0
Family 3.5 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 4.0 0.0
Service 4.5 0.0
Value For Money 3.5 0.0

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