427 Norwegian Bliss Cruise Reviews

Juneau: I guess there are so many FAKE reviews for WHALE WATCHING. So i purchased Whale Watching with the Mendenhall Glacier and it was a waste of money! We paid $137.00 per person ( a deal compared to some of the other companies). ... Read More
Juneau: I guess there are so many FAKE reviews for WHALE WATCHING. So i purchased Whale Watching with the Mendenhall Glacier and it was a waste of money! We paid $137.00 per person ( a deal compared to some of the other companies). However, we saw a few whales so far away that it was stupid. You guys wanna see whales? Go to a decent aquarium like the one in Seattle instead!! Whale Watching is a total waste of time. Me and my hubby had a joke "you missed it" the entire trip. So you're on a boat and someone spots a whale; everyone goes running to that view and within seconds the whale is gone. You only see a slight of the whale and they consider seeing a whale if you see it snort and then see the tail. Again, this is 200 yards out (by law they have to maintain a 100-200 foot distance) and the view is nothing really. Skagaway: We did a glassblowing excursion. Cost was around $125 a person or so. Another disappointment! You don't get to pick which item you'll make. We were given ornaments: a round ball. It was cool to see how THEY make it. You kinda just get to point and say which 2 colors and which shape you want the round tiny ball to be. Ketchikan: Hovercraft. $299 a person (what a HUGEEEE dissapointment!) This was another WHALE WATCHING nonsense. You missed it!!!! oh look a wahle? SAW IT? NO? SORRY you missed it!! Hovercraft was not smooth and not fast. Oh the highlight was that it was 1 of the only 2 commercially operated hovercrafts in the USA. i paid $300 per person for that crap. THe good: Bliss was quite blissful. Great service great balcony rooms. I read reviews that you shoudln't book balcony rooms. DUMB! IT WAS THE best thing i did!!!! the balcony rooms were sooooo awesome. I loved waking up to that view. Overall, the best of Alaska tour was GLASIER BAY. Stunning views. awesome!. Food: Bliss has the most amazing buffet!! It was 6 out of a 5! No need to pay for extra restaurants. Complaint: Norwegian is not very nice when it comes to $$$. THe price of the balcony dropped 2-3 weeks after we booked to $200 per person ($200 * 4 = $800 LOSS) and we were 4 traveling (including the infant who was charged fully). They said they can give us $75per cabin ( we had 2) and when i got on the ship they said what credit? What are you talking about? I couldn't fight this on the ship. They said you have to wait for cruise to be over. The cruise is over and now they say write a letter. Very disappointing!!! Just for that I won't be taking Norwegian ever again. Principle of the matter and they're getting written up for it!!! DUMB OVER $150 BUCKS!!!!! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
We chose the Norwegian Bliss at the last minute to cruise Alaska. We were granted two weeks off unexpectedly and had always wanted to see Alaska. We got a great last minute deal on a balcony and flight to Seattle. the ship was amazing! She ... Read More
We chose the Norwegian Bliss at the last minute to cruise Alaska. We were granted two weeks off unexpectedly and had always wanted to see Alaska. We got a great last minute deal on a balcony and flight to Seattle. the ship was amazing! She is so clean and well planned out. The first two nights at sea were a little rough as the seas were angry and the ship was quite rocky. When we entered the inside passage to Juneau, the seas calmed and we could no longer feel any movement. The food was fantastic and always available. We dined in the main dining room, the garden cafe buffet, and at the Local pub. Almost every meal was spectacular. We went to Jersey Boys, Havana, an art auction, and two comedy shows.All of the entertainment was exceptional. Glacier Bay was the highlight of our trip. The captain got very close to all of the glaciers and maneuvered the ship so that everyone could have a great view. Embarkation and Disembarkation were fast and easy. We have cruised on other lines, but we are now loyal to NCL. Can't wait to go again!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
This was one of best cruise I have been on. I ship was well designed with plenty of space. I crew was well trained in passengers needs. The food was very good and did not have a bad meal while I was on board. The entertainment on board was ... Read More
This was one of best cruise I have been on. I ship was well designed with plenty of space. I crew was well trained in passengers needs. The food was very good and did not have a bad meal while I was on board. The entertainment on board was very good. My 13 year old daughter enjoyed the teen activity’s. My wife love going bar to bar every bar she went to the bartenders where friendly. The pools where heated and enjoyed them every day while onboard. Every port the ship got everyone off in a timely manner and everyone enjoyed the ports. The go carts cost $15.00 per a person. My daughter and I tried cocos and it was a very nice experience and my daughter enjoyed it. When the cruise was over the cruise line got everyone off the ship in a timely matter and my wife did not want to go home. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
This was my first time going to Alaska. It was also my first time on Norwegian. The Bliss exceeded my expectations and then some. There was plenty to do on the ship itself, and given the cooler weather in Alaska, I enjoyed spending time in ... Read More
This was my first time going to Alaska. It was also my first time on Norwegian. The Bliss exceeded my expectations and then some. There was plenty to do on the ship itself, and given the cooler weather in Alaska, I enjoyed spending time in the indoor observation lounge. I am a craft beer fan, so I really liked The District Brew House, it had a great selection of craft beers. I had never been on a cruise ship before that had any amount of craft beer selection. The service throughout the ship was great, the staff was attentive and polite. I stayed in a studio cabin, which was a nice feature as well, since it costs less than paying double the regular fare. The embarkation/disembarkation was a little bit disorganized, but then again the cruise left from Seattle which was one of the more chaotic ports that I've been to. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We wanted to try NCL’s new ship The Bliss for awhile. Last minute decision to go after seeing it in Seattle. Beautiful ship. Embarkation and disembarkation was easy at each port we went to. Very well organized for excursions. ... Read More
We wanted to try NCL’s new ship The Bliss for awhile. Last minute decision to go after seeing it in Seattle. Beautiful ship. Embarkation and disembarkation was easy at each port we went to. Very well organized for excursions. We stayed in a Haven Suite on the 10th floor. Room 10706 It had a separate living and dining area. King size pillow top bed was amazing! Huge bathroom with tub and shower. Double sinks. Vanity table and seat. So much closet and drawer space that my husband and I could jot fill it all up. We had 2 large and 2 small suitcases. Multiple backpacks. Hiking gear and 5 or 6 coats. Still had a closet, shelves and 2 or 3 large drawers left open in bedroom. Multiple drawers in living room. Multiple specialty restaurants to choose from. We had the choice of 3 included with our dining plan. The Teppanyaki grill was our favorite. Awesome steak and shrimp. The chef was so entertaining with jokes and tricks. We have been on 5 other ships and their’s does not even compare to this one. Would recommend Cagney’s Steakhouse. The Italian one was just ok. They also have a BBQ restaurant that was really good and has a country band that plays nightly. Jimmy Buffet’s Margarita Ville was great. It cost extra. Chocolate shop and gelato shop was awesome. They also cost extra. Starbucks on board as well. Several shows to choose from. Highly recommend The Jersey Boys and Havana. These are free. There is one called Prohibition that cost $35.00 each but you get multiple alcoholic beverages included throughout the show. Definitely an adult show. Great entertainers. Several comedy shows that were good. One show that covers the Beatles. We didn’t go to this one but heard it was great. The ship has go carts, laser tag, putt putt golf and ping pong. I did the go carts. What a blast. They go 35 mph which felt like a 100. The track is 2 levels. Employees running it were amazing and very concerned that everyone has a safe and fun experience. This was free but make sure you book when you get in the ship. We lucked up and were able to get in the very last day of the cruise. They do run out of reservations for this, laser tag and some of the shows very fast. Spa was beautiful. Even has a snow room. Massage was just ok but I heard other people really bragging on their’s. Would definitely plan a cruise just to be in this ship again. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
My husband and I celebrated our 13th anniversary on the Norwegian Bliss. It was an amazing trip. This was our first time on NCL. We have previously only cruised on carnival. Ship: The ship still felt brand new. It was very well ... Read More
My husband and I celebrated our 13th anniversary on the Norwegian Bliss. It was an amazing trip. This was our first time on NCL. We have previously only cruised on carnival. Ship: The ship still felt brand new. It was very well kept. The crew was always working hard to clean up everything. Our favorite areas of the ship were of the spa and Spice H20. The waterfront was also a very fun area for exploring. Cabin: We were able to upgrade to the spa balcony cabin right before our trip. The spa was amazing especially for an Alaska destination as the weather varied greatly from one day to the next. The balcony cabin itself was the same size as other balcony. It was tight, but it was a good use of space. I highly recommend a balcony cabin for this trip as we used it most of the day we were at Glacier Bay. Dining: We were overall blown away by the food. It was so delicious!! One thing I really enjoyed about this ship was that there was a variety of options through out the day. I am not a fan of the buffets and was able to find plenty of other options. We had the three night speciality dining and every restaurant was outstanding. I think the steakhouse was our favorite. The main dining room was also quite good and we did not have a hard time getting in and out quickly. We also enjoyed the Local and breakfast room service. Entertainment: There was so much to do it was hard to pick which activity. We enjoyed be games in the atrium. It was not as bad as it was been reported on cruise critic. We loved the comedy shows and Jersey Boys was outstanding! I also highly recommend the theme parties (90s night). We were also super impressed with the silent disco. It was an experience and something you must try! Excursions: We did the Tracy arm excursion and can not recommend that highly enough. Even in very poor weather we had a great time. We did the GoodTime girls and also enjoyed that much more than I thought we would. We also wandered around on our own. Glacier Bay Day This was the highlight of the trip. We were able to easily navigate around the ship to view from all areas. We even went out on the bow of the ship! We needed our time up in Spice H2O which provided beautiful panoramic views. It was a fantastic trip!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
My first cruise was a success. Alaska was breathtaking. NCL Bliss wasn’t a disappointment. Loved being in the solo cabin. Mandara Spa took me over budget but it was well worth it. I travel a lot but this was the first time I actually ... Read More
My first cruise was a success. Alaska was breathtaking. NCL Bliss wasn’t a disappointment. Loved being in the solo cabin. Mandara Spa took me over budget but it was well worth it. I travel a lot but this was the first time I actually let go and relaxed during a vacation. So I took great advantage of the week spa, enjoying every room in the spa. The food was up to par though I was disappointed with the food at the Teppanyaki restaurant. It was the worse hibachi food I’ve ever experienced. I didn’t get the drink package because there was no way I would be able to drink half of the daily allowance. I was pleased to see that the provided flavor water which wasn’t too bad considering. Onboard shows - Levity Comedy, Jersey Boys, Havana and Prohibition. Prohibition and Levity Comedy were my favorite show. All the staff were warm and welcoming. They were extremely accommodating and would spoke so highly of their duties onboard the ship as well as their lives back home. As far as the different ports - Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria BC. Ketchikan was my favorite. Collectively, it’s amazing how simple folks live. Everyone was so laid back and easy going. Nothing like life in Atlanta. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We've been on quite a few cruises over the years mostly in the Caribbean so we figured Alaska has been on our list and began planning last year to do it. We're out of Atlanta so we planned an extra day to see Seattle. The locals ... Read More
We've been on quite a few cruises over the years mostly in the Caribbean so we figured Alaska has been on our list and began planning last year to do it. We're out of Atlanta so we planned an extra day to see Seattle. The locals folks us not to say this but..it is a really cool city. We walked 12.5 miles Saturday before and saw most everything...had the best Copper River Salmon for lunch...So back to the cruise, all of our research we knew that when Alaska cruise season opens up, prices and people counts do as well. Our Delta flight was over booked as were all flights they had to and from Seattle to ATL. We found a Holiday Inn Express in City Center, a nice $90 a night room for $300 during the season. After our marathon day of walking around we ended up at the Space Needle for sunset and a glass of wine. After that we hit McDonalds for a quick bite before bed, 2 Big Macs and 2 Medium fries was $19... We took advantage of some of the packages NCL was giving away, Ultimate Beverage and Specialty Dinners. As soon as we could book reservations we mapped out our excursion days and filled in the dining schedule. We'll get into the excursion pieces a bit later. So, we've been on the Getaway and Escape, they are all pretty similar. The Bliss layout takes it to a new level with the Observation Lounge, spectacular views with quite a bit of space. As we encountered some choppy seas heading out the patches and Dramamine was in abundance. People were passed out all over the Lounge sleeping. The service levels throughout by the NCL staffers was excellent, always a smile and "hello" from everyone. As mentioned in another review on the same cruise the cabin steward was pretty invisible. Ours did not show until Thursday and was slow in cleaning the room, most of the time waited until we left for dinner then took care of it..The ship was fully booked which at times made it crowded. There were large groups of international families that had a tendency to be very loud, particularly in the Garden Cafe and on excursions took the word "selfie" to a new level with little or no regard to the other passengers, 9 or 10 on the Rude meter, but like I mentioned it was crowded. Our guess on the availability of some of the activities was weather related. Many of the younger folks braved the pool and water slides. The pool water was heated but the air and breeze were cold so there weren't many places to go. Our stateroom was OK and held all of our long underwear, coats, and boots we could pack and keep us under 50lbs..The Entertainment was just ok, we had reservations for Havana, the dancers were good, one of the big guys wiped out and almost landed in the front row. Jersey Boys was really good, maybe a bit too harsh on the language but they got their point across.The Beatles show was awesome, they pulled together some very talented and visually compelling musicians. They were all spot on with the sound and mannerisms...We could not get into Prohibition it was available when we went on the 8 hr tour in Juneau be we weren't then it was booked solid..The dining was excellent, the Garden Cafe is one of my favorites as well as the Local (O'Sheehans) with Prime Rib first night out and then offered again later. We did La Cucina, Le Bistro, Teppanyaki, and Ocean Blue service and food was all good, the only negative was not being able to eat out side, too cold and sometimes rainy. Overall, we really had no expectations having never been through the drill before but if we do this one again we;ll be back on the Bliss, have a better idea of clothes to pack, and probably aim for later in June or early July to schedule it but we really enjoyed this one. We can get into the excursion later on but Glacier Bay paid for the trip.. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We are /were first timers and were torn between Celebrity and NCL. We chose the Bliss primarily because it would be going to Glacier Bay. And also doing extensive research including these reviews on Cruise Critic and seeing consistently ... Read More
We are /were first timers and were torn between Celebrity and NCL. We chose the Bliss primarily because it would be going to Glacier Bay. And also doing extensive research including these reviews on Cruise Critic and seeing consistently good reviews. We were also attracted to the Freestyle and no formal concepts that NCL offers. The short review is that if given a choice, we would sail on the Bliss again. I was pleasantly surprised by a) the attention to cleanliness throughout the ship, b) the quality of the food - especially in the specialty restaurants. That doesn't mean that the buffet was below par. The variety, freshness and taste there was excellent as well. c) Friendliness of the staff, d) Didn't feel crowded, for a ship of 4000 passengers and 1700 crew. e) Modern and beautiful. We had a mid-ship mini-suite, 12226, which is the same as a balcony room in size, except for a larger bathroom, which we appreciated. (The bed in 12226 is next to the balcony which I think is a better set up than next to the closet). Entertainment was above expectations, though we had heard that Jersey Boys was great, which it was. But the Beatles tribute band was very high quality and the two comics shows we saw were very funny. We weren't interested in Havana or Prohibition. Ports/excursions are reviewed below. Because it was a mid-June sailing, there weren't as many kids as I expect there will be in summer. Can't address kid-related facilities. We aren't big drinkers, but I think that the drinks package is worthwhile, if you think that between two of you, you can consume three a day. Turned out to be not a problem! Take it as one of the perks in spite of the $205 gratuity you will have to pay for the perk. I'd also recommend the Specialty Dining Package - certainly as a perk. Reviews on the three we dined at are below. My biggest fear about choosing a 4,000 passenger ship was all the people. I don't like crowds, but much to my amazement, I thought that the flow of the ship accommodated all those people without too many bottlenecks. Yes, the Observation Lounge had many people who adopted it as their daytime cabin, but we were always able to get a seat. The elevators can be jammed after a show or other event lets out, but mostly I had no problem with crowding. Our room steward was friendly and accommodating. We met him the first afternoon and he already knew our names and where we were from. We found the staff almost universally to be friendly and helpful. My advice is to treat them with respect and you'll reap the benefits. The ship itself is modern, clean and well laid out. One weird thing is that for a ship designed for Alaska, it doesn't have a retractable roof to better enjoy the pool deck. We talked about finding one fault for this review, and that would be that disembarkation in Seattle was long. As were the lines getting back on the ship in each port if our timing was bad. Longer review below, but if you are leaving it here, we highly recommend the Norwegian Bliss for your cruise to Alaska. It truly exceeded out expectations in every way. Specialty Restaurants - Run don't walk to get a Teppenyaki reservation. Great and plentiful food, and excellent entertainment from the chef. BTW - make your specialty restaurant and Jersey Boys/Havana reservations on the NCL app, 120 days prior to cruising when the "window" opens. I was on the app at 6 AM that day. We thought that Cagneys and Ocean Blue were also first rate, with excellent quality food and very friendly wait staff. If we went again, I might substitute Ocean Blue with Le Bistro to try something different. Complementary Restaurants - We ate one time each at Savor and Taste. The food is good, but not as good as the specialty venues. We were in and out of these two restaurants in under an hour, which we needed for shows, etc. The wait staff always asked if we were trying to make a show etc. when we were seated. The buffet was surprisingly good - and usually not too crowded. It could get crowded though and some of the stations would be tough to get to. We tended to go there for breakfast around 7:30 when it was pretty quiet. Lots of fresh fruit, in addition to all the different stations, like Omelet, Indian, Burger and Pizza, Pasta, etc. We never got tired of the buffet. The Crepe night (Monday?) was awesome. The desserts - wow. Pre-cruise and Ports of Call: Seattle - we stayed two nights in nearby Bellevue and LOVED it. Clean, safe and much less expensive than downtown Seattle, yet very upscale and only 7 miles from the pier. Save money by staying there, Ubering into Seattle and still be way ahead money-wise. We rented a car and explored the Cascade Mountains just east of Seattle. Could have mad a vacation out of Washington alone. Highly recommend the Hyatt in Bellevue. Beautiful hotel, decent prices and free parking on the weekends. We arrived at the pier around 11:30, AFTER the rush, and were on board within 15 minutes. Let the crowds wait in small holding areas while you enjoy a leisurely breakfast and late morning checkout somewhere else in the city. Juneau - Juneau was damp and foggy and cold. Maybe that's why we didn't love it. I did the Glacier Landing with Coastal Helicopters (booked thru Alaska Shore Excursions) and it was fantastic. My other half did an NCL tour to Glacier Gardens and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and wasn't blown away by the tour. As an aside, other than her NCL tour in Juneau, we booked everything through independents. Save money and don't buy into the "what if you miss the ship" nonsense. These companies don't want you to miss the ship - it's their businesses on the line. And often, you're on the very same whale watch, train, helicopter etc. as those who booked with the cruise line. Except you'll have saved 20% or better. We avoided the Tracy Crab Shack tourist trap and ate at Deckhand Dave's, a fish taco food truck and tent in downtown, and it was excellent food and a fun atmosphere. Look it up in Trip Advisor. I think it is #2 in Juneau. Skagway - We loved our day in Skagway, though we were only in the downtown for under an hour. We booked a Dyea Dave Tour to Emerald Lake with the return to Skagway on the White Pass and Yukon Route RR. (Book the train tix directly with WPYR and do that at least 6 months prior) . It was a great combo trip and possibly the highlight of our trip. Instead of a 50+ passenger Greyhound type bus, we travelled on a 14-passenger mini-bus with a great guide. I originally thought of renting a car or Jeep and driving the road to Emerald Lake ourselves, but am glad that my smarter half talked me out of it. Find reviews for Dyea Dave here on Cruise Critic or Trip Advisor. Once I read the reviews, I was ready to book. Glacier Bay - Incredible, awesome. We had a cloudless, warm day to visit. Your experience could vary! Get up early (before 7 AM) and listen to the Ranger narration on Channel 2 as you sit on your balcony and take in Glacier Bay and its wildlife. We bought a set of binoculars, 8 x 42 Bushnell, on Amazon and am glad that we did. This is the number one reason to book a balcony room. Either side of the ship is fine as the ship will spin about at the two main glaciers, so all sides are good sides. We did go up on the sun deck for a while where it was sardines against the railing. Wish we had just stayed in our cabin like the smart people did. In my opinion, Glacier Bay has to be part of your itinerary. I've heard nice things about Hubbard, and Tracy Arm, but GB is the best. Ketchikan - We walked around this pretty port and did the touristy stuff like Creek Street (very nice) and Married Man's Trail up to the salmon ladder. More ambitious hikers might consider the RainBird Trail or Deer Mountain. There just isn't enough port time to do an excursion AND explore the town, so we happily chose the latter. Totems everywhere. We heard about, but didn't visit Annabelle's, across from the pier, that had a good seafood lunch. We did shop at the huge Tongass store, next to the pier. Recommend this store for all the gifts that you'll want to bring back, at reasonable prices and huge selections of everything from Ulu knives to t-shirts, jewelry, etc. Victoria - due to high winds, we had to spend the evening anchored in the harbor. The Captain had to abort the docking. With only three hours of usable time in port, we would have walked to the inner harbor, about 40 minutes each way, and poked around some shops or gone into the Empress for a peek. There isn't enough time to see Butchart Gardens, even if it is offered as an excursion. (I was there 30 years ago. It's a half-day minimum to see it, and 30 minutes each way by bus to get there.) Speaking of winds, the first full day at sea was rocky. She had the scopolamine patch and did absolutely great with it. I took one Bonine tablet and was in a mental fog for almost 24 hours. Next time it's the patch for me. The rest of the cruise was smooth. Back to Seattle - Take advantage of the Port Valet program. Your bags are taken from the hallway outside your stateroom and you don't see them again until you arrive at your home airport. Google: Port Valet Seattle for more info. It's a great program and free of charge. You also get your flight boarding passes delivered the last night. Everyone loves it. SeaTac - it's as advertised. VERY long lines and hard to find a seat at the gate. We had TSA Pre so that eased the security line wait big time. I thought that Uber was the best way to get to the airport. We walked one block to Anthony's Pier 66 and caught an Uber from there. Remember, with Port Valet, you only are carrying your overnight bag because your luggage is already on its way to the airport without you. I'm probably forgetting something. These reviews (both ship and excursion) helped me immensely in my planning of our trip, so I wanted to pay it forward. I hope it helps you. BTW - I overplanned myself out on this adventure. Planning is needed but don't overdo it. Check out Facebook group pages for more great info. The two best for me were Alaska Cruise Lovers and Norwegian Bliss Alaska Cruise. Have fun on your cruise. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
I chose this cruise because it included Glacier Bay and we wanted to depart from Seattle. Embarkation was incredible! Left Kimpton Monaco hotel at 12:05 and we were in our room by 12:45. Line moves so fast I didn’t have time to unzip a ... Read More
I chose this cruise because it included Glacier Bay and we wanted to depart from Seattle. Embarkation was incredible! Left Kimpton Monaco hotel at 12:05 and we were in our room by 12:45. Line moves so fast I didn’t have time to unzip a pocket to grab papers! Very organized! Truly amazing! You could be as busy as you wanted or as relaxed as you wanted. We enjoyed the schedule which allowed sleeping in! Water was so smooth only a little rocking on at sea Monday. So much to do we didn’t see everything. Entertainment - loved Jersey Boys, Havana was good, enjoyed Beatles too. Heard Prohibition (extra charge) was great. Never saw comedians. Dining-loved Le Bistro, Teppanyaki was good (not great), Cagney’s was the best steak! Los Lobos-didn’t have a reservation but got in on Saturday night when winds prevented stop at Victoria. Buffet - eh. Taste and Savor were better. District Brewery didn’t have a good vibe. Observation Lounge- favorite bar. Loved WT Greer entertainer. Was surprised at the people who were totally asleep in the Observation Lounge (go to your room!). Bartenders in Observation lounge took great care of us! Excursions- fun whale watching in Juneau. Recommend combo train ride/bus in Skagway. Ketchikan Creek Street and Totems. The day in Glacier Bay was a highlight. Rangers onboard shared info. Watching from balcony was terrific. It’s the one time guests can go on the bow of the boat. We had a blue sky day! Casino-had fun. Won a little on slots and blackjack. Gave it back. Atrium. We liked sitting on higher floor watching entertainment below. Spa-has great massages. Fell for up sell and bought products. Weather- rain can be real! Poncho, big umbrella, good raincoat. Only needed it one day. People- nice people on the ship. At port- pretty organized on and off. Of course you’re going to have lines people. Elevators- of course your going to see full elevators. Not bad. Trip was great. Room steward decorated for 40th anniversary. That was fun. We signed on for another NCL cruise. Great staff and crew! Tv- loved tv options. Weather, activities, port info, bridge camera, navigation, some tv like CNBC, Fox News, sports, movies. Bingo, Deal or No Deal, all kinda of fun things to learn about or watch. We did love our experience. We’re 60. Ship had 4,800 guests. (800 kids). Took advantage or Port Valet which ship delivers luggage to airport and prints your boarding pass and delivers to room. Awesome! Also used NCL transfer to airport. Convenient. They are pros and know how to move people!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
This cruise has best Indian food, both South Indian and North Indian. They have a dedicated section for Indian food "TASTE OF INDIA",with 5 chefs, who made awesome break fast,lunch and dinner. If you are Indian ,especially ... Read More
This cruise has best Indian food, both South Indian and North Indian. They have a dedicated section for Indian food "TASTE OF INDIA",with 5 chefs, who made awesome break fast,lunch and dinner. If you are Indian ,especially going with parents to a cruise , go to Norwegian Bliss. The staff said, they are going to start the same type of Indian food section, in they new cruise, Norwegian Encore, starting November 2019. Very satisfied with this cruise, will recommend to anyone , especially Indians. Definitely will cruise again with Norwegian, got their Cruisenext credits, which are great , in case if you plan another cruise with them, which I am planning, specifically Encore. They said, they have nice Indian options in Norwegian Joy too, but not as many as Bliss. Alaska cruise with Bliss is one of my best cruises, it's a scenic cruise. Only negative I have seen was, gym/fitness center is small and very crowded. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We were on the Norwegian Bliss from June 23 til June 29. Our whole experience was incredible. Our cabin, room 12844 was great. Having a balcony was really nice. The size of the room was perfect for my wife and myself. All of the staff ... Read More
We were on the Norwegian Bliss from June 23 til June 29. Our whole experience was incredible. Our cabin, room 12844 was great. Having a balcony was really nice. The size of the room was perfect for my wife and myself. All of the staff took very good care of us. The cabin staff went our of their way to make sure our room was well maintained daily. Always asking if there was anything more they could do for us. The food in the cafeteria was as good as most of the restaurants. The family ate at four of the restaurants. The stake house and the restaurant where they prepare the food in front of you were in my opinion the best.The bar tender in the lounge named "Idaho" took very good care of me. Don't drink much alcohol but when I walked up to his bar he had a Pepsi just poured waiting. He always remembered what i liked. Great guy. We did not do much of the entertainment because we were too busy enjoying the ship activities. The arcade, hot tubes, pool and go cart track keep us busy on the ship including the game show. The only thing I can say that i would of like to changed is the loudness of the music out around the pool area. It was just a little to loud for me. Enjoyed going into town to shop. Wife like the blue Tanzanite jewelry. I know what we bought does not have the same value are other stones but are happy with our purchase and the wife is happy. That is the important part. I enjoyed panning for gold. It was really fun learning the correct way to do it. Norwegian was very professional to have people helping you to get to the correct buses and to have very nice and clean buses to take you where you needed to go. Over all this was a really good week we had. I gave the two rating of "very good" because I heard the shows but opt to not sign up to see them. The same for the fitness rooms. I went in to look around but did not use the equipment. I was on vacation. Thank you Norwegian. Clive Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
I love Norwegian. It’s the second cruise I’ve been on with them. We were Haven guests and felt like royalty the whole cruise. I really wanted to make all the service people family members. The Bliss is a beautiful ship top to bottom. ... Read More
I love Norwegian. It’s the second cruise I’ve been on with them. We were Haven guests and felt like royalty the whole cruise. I really wanted to make all the service people family members. The Bliss is a beautiful ship top to bottom. So many things to do for all ages. We loved all the shows. Our shore excursions were so much fun and learned so much about Alaska. The food was excellent whether we ate at the buffet or the numerous restaurants or the 5 star Haven restaurant. We did not explore Seattle before our cruise. Not enough time. The embarkation and disembarkation was amazing. So organized. I traveled with two of my adult grandsons. They loved it and would love to do it again someday. I will always cruise Norwegian. You’re the best! My grandson who is vegan especially want to thank our Haven chef for all the meals he made especially for him everyday. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Amazing family reunion on the Bliss for our 50th wedding anniversary. A group of 8 adults and 7 children 11 and under. Pros:(with some little cons). Embarkation: Excellent. We arrived about 10:30 am. We had just gone through ... Read More
Amazing family reunion on the Bliss for our 50th wedding anniversary. A group of 8 adults and 7 children 11 and under. Pros:(with some little cons). Embarkation: Excellent. We arrived about 10:30 am. We had just gone through security when it was announced that we could board. We all went up to the Garden Cafe for lunch. We were told around 12:45 - 1pm that we could go to our cabins and drop things off. Cabins: We had balcony cabins with some of our group having adjoining cabins. Beds were very comfortable. Steward was great. Liked the shower with glass door. Nice size sofa to sit on which could be converted to a bed. One negative would be the very small space between the bed and closet. Also the limited content on the TV. Would like on demand content. Dining: We enjoyed the freestyle dining. We had 3 restaurants to choose from plus the Garden Cafe. We never ate dinner in the Garden Cafe, just lunch and breakfast. We went to one of the main dining rooms.for dinner. We did not have the dining package but ate dinner one night in La Cucina. It is expensive a la carte. We thought the food on the whole was excellent. We actually canceled a reservation at Cagney’s as the food was so good in the complimentary dining rooms. Sometimes the service was very slow but that was more because the servers had too much to do. They had to do everything - serve water, drinks and food. There should be assistant waiters to help as on other cruise lines. Drinks package: Some of our group had the drinks package. Our kids liked the District and the beers there, We were lucky to have good weather and could sit outside. The wine selections were just okay. You could get a better wine and pay the difference. Entertainment: We went to see Havana and Jersey Boys. Both were well done. Booking: Be sure to book whatever specialty dining and shows that you can online ahead of time. Otherwise book when you get onboard otherwise you might be out of luck. Splash Academy: A great program for kids. We had 7 grandchildren ages 11 - 3 and they all enjoyed the kids club. On the last day the kids put on a show in the Bliss theatre. Our adult kids also enjoyed some free time to enjoy the spa etc. This program is free. Staff: The staff were all wonderful. Extremely nice to children. They had ear pieces in to direct traffic in different areas. Cons: Guest services: Not great depending on who you got. I had a charge that needed to be rectified and had to go three times to get it done. Atrium, Deck 6: To me this is a big design flaw. It is a big, noisy area. Not at all appealing. Avoided whenever I could. Disembarkation: Somewhat congested. Final thoughts: We booked this vacation 18 months ahead of time and had been planning for 2 years. I was so happy it went so well. Do not worry too much about what you read online. The Observation Deck was not overly crowded and we had no problem finding seating with 15 of us. The Garden Cafe can get crowded at times but we found it always worked out. In fact everything worked out and we had a wonderful vacation. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Almost everything about the cruise was perfect. Recommend getting room on deck 15 giving you access to the spa and easy access to the observatory. The only small disappointment was the food. We ate in the dining areas included in on ... Read More
Almost everything about the cruise was perfect. Recommend getting room on deck 15 giving you access to the spa and easy access to the observatory. The only small disappointment was the food. We ate in the dining areas included in on the ship and while the food and service was good in all dining rooms all I can say is it was good. If you live in NYC or Houston area you will not be impressed. Don’t get me wrong the food is good but nothing spectacular and menus are limited Stay away from garden buffet if you don’t want to get trampled over. Entertainment in evenings was very good. Take the time to see Jersey boy and Havana. Beetle mania was great as well as family friendly comedy night. Go to jimmy buffet or observation deck for quite and fast breakfast. Never had time for sit down breakfast. Laser tag and go carts not worth the extra price. Too expensive and kids disappointed. Escape room was great Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
First trip to Alaska. We flew into Seattle 2 days early. We flew out of Nashville at 6:30am so, that put us in Seattle around 9:45am. Luckily our hotel stored our luggage until our room was ready. I highly recommend staying at the ... Read More
First trip to Alaska. We flew into Seattle 2 days early. We flew out of Nashville at 6:30am so, that put us in Seattle around 9:45am. Luckily our hotel stored our luggage until our room was ready. I highly recommend staying at the Residence Inn/Lake Union. This was a great hotel that wasn’t in the downtown craziness. Views of the lake were awesome! It was only a $10 Uber ride to the ship. The ship was great!! We were in cabin 9248. This was a really good location on the ship. Decks 6,7,8 are where the majority of restaurants, shopping etc. are located. We rarely used the elevator. Our cabin had a balcony which I highly recommend getting! I think this side of the ship has great views. We were surprised at the amount of storage in our cabin. The bed was comfy, bathroom was big with a good size shower. We had a small refrigerator that came in handy. We never ate at any of the speciality restaurants because the food and service in the complimentary restaurants was great! All crew members were Awesome! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We had a great time on our Alaskan Cruise aboard the Bliss! The cabin had a balcony (which we used often) and the ship was wonderful. The crew was friendly and efficient. The restaurants had delicious food, and the bartenders were very ... Read More
We had a great time on our Alaskan Cruise aboard the Bliss! The cabin had a balcony (which we used often) and the ship was wonderful. The crew was friendly and efficient. The restaurants had delicious food, and the bartenders were very attentive. We ate at both the complimentary restaurants and three of the specialty restaurants. Our favorite specialty restaurant was Cagney’s. The complimentary restaurants we ate at the most were The Local, Taste, and Savor. My husband and I met some great people and we participated in some of the activities offered. We attended Beatle Mania, Jersey Boys, and the comedy show. All three were very entertaining! We had excursions at Juneau and Skagway. Both excursions were worth the time and money spent. At Ketchikan we did not have an excursion, so we enjoyed our stroll around town. At Victoria, BC, we stayed on the ship and enjoyed a leisurely dinner and chatting with new friends. We would definitely do this cruise again! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
My family and I picked this cruise to celebrate my 50th birthday. We had an excellent time. Loved the ship, crew, and ports we visited. Great food and plenty of activities to keep us occupied. Overall it exceeded my expectations. We ... Read More
My family and I picked this cruise to celebrate my 50th birthday. We had an excellent time. Loved the ship, crew, and ports we visited. Great food and plenty of activities to keep us occupied. Overall it exceeded my expectations. We upgraded our cabin to balcony cabin and it was well worth it. I highly recommend that. There’s incredible views you won’t want to miss at all Hours of the day. We were lucky enough to see lots of whales (Humpback and Orcas), Eagles, Sea Otters and a Sea Turtles. Also loved seeing the Glaciers. The ship was extremely clean and the staff were really friendly, professional and helpful. The entertainment was terrific. Loved Jersey Boys and Havana. Apparently we were really lucky as it didn’t rain a single drop and the temperatures were in the mid 70s-80s. Strange for Alaska but it worked out well for us. I would recommend this trip to anyone! The only complaint is that You need To pay for WiFi and it’s very expensive. It should be included. It was a bit challenging to communicate with the group of people we were traveling with or with our families at home. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We have been on a good amount of cruises but this may have been our favorite. We were traveling with 2 kids (15, 12) and were a bit worried about keeping them occupied on an Alaskan Cruise but the Bliss was absolutely perfect for them. ... Read More
We have been on a good amount of cruises but this may have been our favorite. We were traveling with 2 kids (15, 12) and were a bit worried about keeping them occupied on an Alaskan Cruise but the Bliss was absolutely perfect for them. There were so many activities even though they didn't really use the kids club very much. We were always busy with something---go carts, laser tag, bingo, deal or no deal, etc. Jersey Boys was unbelievable and my wife and I really enjoyed the Beatlemania shows as well. We really enjoyed the food overall. We ate at 3 speciality restaurants--we'd rank them---1) Q Smokehouse (so much food and fun), 2) Teppanyaki (kids loved it), 3) Cagney's (just ok). We ate in the main dining rooms on the other nights and it was totally fine. Really liked the breakfast buffet although it did get crowded at times. The ship is the biggest we have ever been on but most of the time we didn't really feel it. The elevators were tough and we did do a lot of walking up and down steps but it didn't really bother us. There were also some backups when we were trying to get off the ship in ports so be careful if you have private tours that leave soon after the ship gets into port. In Juneau, we had to call because we were running late getting off the ship. We thought the service overall on the ship was excellent even though we really didn't get to know any staffers too well. Alaska was amazing. We lucked out and hit a heat wave which made everything a bit more pleasant. Glacier Bay was incredible and we enjoyed watching from the pool deck and the observation lounge. This whole cruise was just great. We love Norwegian and look forward to our next cruise with them Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Seattle to/from fit our travel plans best. We spent a couple days prior visiting Seattle. Embarkation was easy. The (experienced cruisers with Carnival) couple that joined us said they had never had it that easy. Ship was clean and ... Read More
Seattle to/from fit our travel plans best. We spent a couple days prior visiting Seattle. Embarkation was easy. The (experienced cruisers with Carnival) couple that joined us said they had never had it that easy. Ship was clean and full of activities. Crew was magnificent. Dining food and experience was wonderful. Entertainment was Great! Ports were fascinating. A couple of the excursions were not really as they were marketed, but would have done it again. Looking for a 4-5 day cruise in Caribbean, (NCL agent) was my first call. Only because of a very limited number of choices for me (duration, time frame, location), may need to go to Carnival for this trip with my two kids. Will return to NCL. The worst experience was two dis embarkations. I will label the first ordinary because of the amount of people getting off the ship in Juneau. No problem really. Although, the final port/day exit was crazy. I was part of the airport deal where the ship takes our bags all the way to the airport, to the plane, to my destination. They called down my group as well as those carrying their own bags off the boat. Then we find out the local agency had not yet cleared the boat. The delay was an hour. During that hour the floor we met on filled, elevators could not empty to the floor (they were all full as well), then he worst happened - the ship called down more groups before we started clearing out. This made for a very unpleasant experience. Except for this I would rank this with one of my top vacations ever. Our excursions were managed well by the cruiseline, all tickets were correct, billing accurate, etc. We scheduled 3 excursions: - Whale Watching with Orca Point Lodge in Junea, give it a B. Lodge was not what I expected, dinner was rushed. - Mushing, Sled Dogs in Skagway, give it a A+++++. Loved the dogs, the guide, the entire experience. - WhitePass Train in Skagway, give it a B+, the ride was hot and cramped. Wonderful scenery and history. Jersey Boys show was a highlight on the cruise. We ate at Q, Cagneys and Los Lobos. All were clean, great service. Los Lobos food was standard, the rest was top shelf! We also ate a lot at the Garden Cafe (buffet) and a few times at Taste (Main Dining). Garden Cafe was clean, easy, not too crowded, always found a seat, good food choices. Taste was great, needed a little more change from day to day in the menu but food and service was great! Observation deck was great, but very crowded, we would go to the Garden Cafe and eat near the front where we benefited from the same floor to ceiling windows as the observation deck. I will use NCL again. May go to Alaska again on NCL. Just hope the cruise options are available. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
This was our first cruise to Alaska and our 10th cruise with Norwegian. We had 2 other couples that went with us on this Alaska cruise. Our journey started with us arriving in Seattle the day before the cruise. We stayed at the Embassy ... Read More
This was our first cruise to Alaska and our 10th cruise with Norwegian. We had 2 other couples that went with us on this Alaska cruise. Our journey started with us arriving in Seattle the day before the cruise. We stayed at the Embassy Suites downtown Bellevue and had a great evening. We took a shuttle to the Port of Seattle and was ready to go. Embarkation was a breeze no problems at all. We got on the ship and went to the Garden Café for lunch while our room was getting ready. Lunch was great the employees of Norwegian were very friendly and always had a smile on their face. We walked around the ship with our map to make sure we knew where most of the places were located on the ship. The Observation Lounge on the 15th floor was to die for. It was spacious, had food, a bar, and the view was magnificent. Lots of chairs to lounge around and relax and meet a lot of people. Just before the boat was to leave we by to see if our cabin was ready. We stayed in a spa mini suite on the 15th floor. Wow our room was spacious with a balcony and our bathroom had a spacious shower with power jets that so soothing to take a shower everyday. The sink in the bathroom was long with 2 jets. The closet space was ample for the 2 of us. We had access to the spa everyday and boy did we use it. With the purchase of the spa mini suite the thermal spa was complimentary to us. The spa was a class act. we had use of the Salt room, Snow room, the whirlpool which is large. We enjoyed just laying on the warm chairs and take a nap and relax. The dining and food was so great we had a 4 meal speciality dining package. Our best restaurants were Cagneys, Teppanyaki, Le Bistro, Los Lobos and Ocean Blue. Ocean Blue food was so good and the service in all the restaurants listed were top notched. We also did Taste and Savor for lunch and breakfast. They were a hidden secret for lunch. The food was so good and also the service was excellent. We also had the drink package so we stop at most of the bars. The best ones were the Atrium Bar, The Local Bar, The district Brew House. We also attended 2 shows Havana and Jersey Boys. Loved the dancing and costumes in both shows. The comedy show that we did attend was okay .We loved the casino and was there every night playing our penny machines. Alaska is a beautiful place. The weather was beautiful. First stop Juneau. We did the excursion whale watching. We loved it. It was 4 hours . We saw a mother whale with her baby whale what a beautiful picture to see. The people that took us out on the boat were very friendly and happy. This was a great tour. On our way back to the boat we saw trees with bald eagles just hanging on the limbs and on light posts. The weather was in the 70 very warm. Next stop Skagway. We did the White Pass Train which took us all up in the mountains and glaciers. What a beautiful sight. We crossed over in Canada for a little bit. We took a lot of pictures. Then when we came back to the boat went in and ate at Alaska King Crabs legs &Fresh Halibut fish and chips which was right on the dock by the cruise ships. The King Crab legs were sweet and taste delicious. The best I have eaten in a long time. The next day was cruising the Glacier. It was cold but what a beautiful sight. We saw lots of ice glaciers. Took a lot of pictures. Then we did Ketchikan. We did not do a tour but walked of the boat to walk around it was raining so we had to wear a raincoat. The mountains was still beautiful even though it rained. Our last stop was Victoria Canada. There was not much to see here since we got there at night 8.00pm. So we just walk and got back on the boat. The Bliss is a beautiful ship and so much to do that we will have to go back to Alaska to continue seeing all the beauty of mother nature. We would do the Alaska cruise again and on Norwegian Ship. The food , our stateroom, the employees all the activities to do made our trip a TRIP of a lifetime.!!! I forgot the gym We did exercise several days at the gym. State of the art equipment. This trip was worth the money. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
From check-in to disembarking, everything was awesome. Check-in and embarkation was so smooth. Everyone we encountered was so friendly. Exploring the ship before setting sail was really a great experience. Every part of the ship was ... Read More
From check-in to disembarking, everything was awesome. Check-in and embarkation was so smooth. Everyone we encountered was so friendly. Exploring the ship before setting sail was really a great experience. Every part of the ship was clean, and looked brand new. We got to check out restaurants, bars, the pools & spas, laser tag and the race track before it got crazy busy. Our cabin (11116 Balcony) was just perfect. We had plenty of room, it was very clean, had plenty of storage and we really enjoyed the balcony. Our room steward (Romy Delfina) was so sweet and took care of us like we were the only people onboard. One of our suitcases was misplaced, and Romy took it upon himself to track it down and get it to us very quickly. We had breakfast in the Garden Cafe 5 out of the 7 mornings. The selection and quality of the food was unbelievable. The mornings that we got into port early, we ordered room service. The extra $7.95 was worth it to be able to get a good/fast breakfast in before our day at port. We had ate at Savor twice and it was out of this world good, and service was impecable. With our dinner plan we also ate at Cagney's, Los Lobos and Q. All were delicious and again, service was impecable. My only complaints would be the extra fee for laser tag and the race track. I felt that after how much we (and everyone else) had paid for this cruise, the least Norweigian could do is make these items complementary. We saw a few shows (Jersey Boys, Prohabition, and the Beatles cover band) all were top notch. The comedy shows were hit and miss. The ports (excluding Victoria BC) were awesome. So much to see, tons of excursions to choose from, and lots to do. In Juneau we did the Mendenhall Glacier/Salmon Bake. It was awesome, and the Salmon Bake was delicious. The only downfall was the time at Mendenhall was way too short. We literally had to hoof it to get back to the bus on time. In Skagway, we did the train ride. On the way up we were on the bus. Our bus driver (Candace) was awesome and had so much info to share with us. The train ride back down, not so awesome. Partly due to other riders. It was very long and not very comfortable. The scenery was beautiful, but I don't know if it's something i would do again. In Ketchikan, we did the duckboat. It was ok. We didn't have enough time after to explore the town or shop. So it hindsight, i wish we had just explored the town on our own. Victoria BC was a joke. We were held on the ship until 9:30 which left us approx. 1.5 hours to explore. We walked down to the waterfront just in time for all of the shops/restaurants to be closing. We would have been better off just staying on the ship. Disembarkation was very easy. We chose to use Port Valet and it really made getting off the ship and getting to the airport super simple. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
We chose the Bliss because it was built for Alaska Cruising. It was a fantastic voyage in every way. Although no cruise/ship is perfect, the Bliss did not disappoint. We booked an M6 Mini Suite w/ large balcony on deck 8/ forward. It waa a ... Read More
We chose the Bliss because it was built for Alaska Cruising. It was a fantastic voyage in every way. Although no cruise/ship is perfect, the Bliss did not disappoint. We booked an M6 Mini Suite w/ large balcony on deck 8/ forward. It waa a great location as everything we wanted was very close by. Dining was Awesome. We had the 3 specialty dining package included, and went to Cagney’s, LaCuccina and Texas Smokehouse ( all were great) we also dined in The Manhattan, Savor and Taste dining rooms ( also great) We loved going to the Local for lunch pretty much every day. Entertainment was also very good. Our favorites were Jersey Boys, the Beatles and the Comedy Club. Siglo was the Awesome House band. Silas our cruise director and JoJo ( his assistant) were Awesome as well. Overall a great cruise experience, and nothing negative to say Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
The Bliss is a beautiful ship- immaculately clean and well maintained! The crew is extremely helpful and friendly- they are the ones that really make the whole experience. The dining options were varied and top notch, we especially enjoyed ... Read More
The Bliss is a beautiful ship- immaculately clean and well maintained! The crew is extremely helpful and friendly- they are the ones that really make the whole experience. The dining options were varied and top notch, we especially enjoyed Savor, the buffet, and Q Texas Barbecue. Cagney's Steakhouse and Food Republic were so-so, in our opinion. The 7-day Alaska itinerary is awesome, our favorite port of call was Skagway and sailing through Glacier Bay was amazing. If you are a National Parks Passport nerd like myself, don't forget to take yours on this trip- there are park rangers that come aboard the Bliss to stamp your parks passport for Glacier Bay and narrate the tour. Don't miss the White Pass Railway in Skagway- the tour is definitely worth the money and the views are breathtaking. We were seated on the caboose- try to sit there if you can- it is great for taking photos because you have an unobstructed view when standing on the back platform. Take your camera! The Mendenhall Glacier and whale watching tour in Juneau sponsored by Alaska Tales was also well worth the money. Hannah was an excellent tour guide and Luke was a great captain. The hovercraft tour in Ketchikan was also a really unique experience- I am not sure how much wildlife we saw- really only some seals and eagles, but the experience of traveling on a hovercraft and seeing firsthand how it works is really the coolest part. Carter was an excellent tour guide on the hovercraft. The biggest disappointment of our trip was the stop in Victoria, BC. The ship was almost an hour late in getting cleared by Canadian customs and we had booked the Butchart Gardens Express tour. By the time the charter bus drove the 35-40 minutes each way to the gardens, we really only had about 75 minutes there to explore a 55 acre area. It was very frustrating. Since this was a night time tour, only the footpaths of the gardens were illuminated, so it was very discouraging because you had a feeling the whole time that you were missing so much that would have been apparent during the daylight hours. It cost the three of us in our party $335 to go on the Butchart Express Tour- definitely a rip off for 75 minutes of not being able to see that much. The Victoria stop was the weakest part of the trip itinerary- either Norwegian needs to allow for more time in Victoria or they need to stop doing the Butchart tour- there is just not enough time to transport passengers 35 minutes each way and then have enough time to even see anything once you are there. Since this was our last port of call, it left the trip on a sour note. Jersey Boys was an excellent show- I have seen the Broadway production of this and I think that the Bliss did a wonderful job of adapting this to a smaller stage. The actors/actresses were top notch. Great job! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Embarkartion was a quick process. We boarded much faster then I thought it might be. We had plenty of time to explore the ship before we were allowed in staterooms. Staterooms ere comfortable, clean and well appointed. The dining ... Read More
Embarkartion was a quick process. We boarded much faster then I thought it might be. We had plenty of time to explore the ship before we were allowed in staterooms. Staterooms ere comfortable, clean and well appointed. The dining experiences were wonderful! The Garden Cafe' had a plethora of food choices- many cultures, flavors, and tastes represented. The other restaurants were a pleasant experience good selection of foods each day and night. Performance entertainment choices were varied with something for most adults to chose from. Plenty of activities for all ages, abilities, and preferences. Port excursions were interesting but overpriced, but enjoyable and offered new experiences for cruisers. The day in Glacier Bay National Park was the icing on the cake! The National Park Rangers were fabulous guides for the day. They gave interesting and accurate information- something for every age level. The staff made the trip! First class service, exceptionally friendly, unqualified level of professionalism. From their warm welcomes to the sad farewells, we were made to feel like family. Everyday- at every meal, at every activity, at every location, service was top notch. Yet with a ship this size, with a group of ,000 cruisers, and with a staff of 1,700 we never felt crowded or overwhelmed- except at the first port of call, Juneau. There was a crush of people eager to get out enjoy our first Alaska city experience. Who can blame us! It was worth the wait. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Norwegian Bliss Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 4.5 3.9
Entertainment 4.0 4.0
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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