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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Reviews

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Norwegian Bliss
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283

Average

248

Poor

159

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76

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1,202 Norwegian Bliss Cruise Reviews


TerriClay avatar

TerriClay

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not the best ship to sail on

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We were in the Haven...or what they call the Haven. We had a Deluxe Haven Suite with a large balcony on the back of the ship on Deck 15. The music was so loud from the outdoor nightclub 2 floors up, that we could ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Lolo9510

1 Review Written

First time

The cruise staff hands down were so polite and made me feel so happy to be on the ship for my first time. Silas, Alex, Breton, jokas, Lima, and yanique, just to name a few. The mojito bar was one of the best and the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


HRC avatar

HRC

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Now, I'll Never Hear the End of it.

My wife and I (50/51) are from a generation who've been lucky enough to have their parents take them cruising and we've continued to take our children cruising. We recently sailed on the Norwegian Bliss and were not ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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KilljoyTXinWA

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Average to below average

Cruise Notes [15792] This was our 5th cruise - 1 carnival, 4 Norwegian [Sun, Pearl, Escape, Bliss] Pros :: Interior - Observation Lounge: Comfy and quiet, except for the front row (noise from Garden ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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kjones799

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship but the service doesn't match

This was a family get-together for 17 folks spread between New York, Texas and Florida. Most of us have cruised previously. The ship was absolutely beautiful and the staff did an amazing job keeping it looking ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Kevinwithak

1 Review Written

Believe the hype

The bliss being a “mega ship” and largest in its class the bliss definitely did not feel like a large ship. The overall decor is pretty sweet and people taking this ship in Alaska will be in for a treat. The ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Fick01

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship with so, so entertainment!

My spouse and I like NCL and wanted to try out the new ship the Bliss! The ship itself is gorgeous! The observation lounge is well appointed with food options there. The bar staff was great especially the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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mbracy06

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Ship, Not really worth the money

Did this cruise with a group of 26 people. While the ship was overall beautiful and the food and drinks were great, the price was way too high for what you got. We got the unlimited drink package and the 4 night ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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BarbieB227

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice ship but disappointing cruise

I did a back-to-back cruise on the Norwegian Bliss. (Jan 5 thru Jan 19). The ship is absolutely beautiful. The Observation Lounge on the 15th floor is magnificent. It's not well advertised and many thought it ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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CruisingShelley

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Blissful Bliss

Norwegian Bliss is a fantastic ship- very beautiful and modern. The staff are amazing, entertainment great, food was also great in buffet, main dining and specialty restaurants. Ate at Cagneys, Q and Los Lobos. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Scubadrew

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overrated

Our son & family had sailed NCL in the Caribbean and were pleased. We sailed NCL for the first time in Europe on the Star and we were very pleased with the cruise (albeit we were in a suite). Given the pre cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2019


beerman2 avatar

beerman2

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very good cruise, not great though.

Received text/email Friday night saying cruise would be delayed due to Medical Emergency, not to show up until 1:00 p.m. Bliss actually arrived at 9:30 only 2 hours after scheduled. Specialty Restaurants we ate ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Dd243

1 Review Written

Amazing ship

All the staff is very friendly and polite. The restaurants served the best food, the staff sprayed your hands with sanitizer to avoid the Nuro virus, all around the ship you can find sanitizer containers. Washy ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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BeccaZ

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great for adults, however not for kids...I'll tell you why

The ship itself is lovely. Our cabin was clean and the shower pressure was excellent. We enjoyed the food and liquor as adults. We had many choices and appreciated the entertainment and variety of dining ...
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Sail Date December 2018


rglevy avatar

rglevy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good, not great

The ship itself was great. The staff was tenacious at keeping it clean. Almost to the point that I had to use a new fork for each bite because they'd swoop in so quickly to take away anything dirty! Otherwise, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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moconnell113

1 Review Written

Ups and downs

We booked this cruise for our honeymoon. We knew it was going to be over Christmas and anticipated it to be crowded but did not realize how crowded it would be. There were A TON of children. That being said, we knew ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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pd4st

7 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

A LONG REVIEW OF BLISS FROM LA TO MIAMI (PANAMA CANAL)

We are a working couple in our early 60s. We have sailed NCL at least a dozen times (we are Platinum). We’ve sailed other cruise lines as well. Our first cruise ever was on NCL in the early 1990’s and over the ...
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Sail Date November 2018


ryanc78 avatar

ryanc78

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, overcrowded

Beautiful ship, way too many people. Good luck finding a lounger by the pool, a specialty reservation after Day 1, or a table in the garden cafe at breakfast. My recommendation would be to look at alternative ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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RobtF777

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good luck using the go-carts or laser tag. Be the first on board or lose out.

To be fair, the cruise I went on was Christmas/Winter Break Week. But it may be typical for any cruise on that ship during any time the ship is packed with adults and 1,000 kids. Perhaps a not-so-popular week might ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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haday1979

1 Review Written

It was ok

We previously cruised on the getaway and had a blast so we chose to bliss for our family vacation so the kids could play in the arcade, do race cars and laser tag. However, the race cars and laser tag were sold out ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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magnamat

1 Review Written

Beautiful ship, but lots of extra expenses

We had a great time aboard the Bliss for our cruise, but we were not prepared for the crowds on this ship. The Buffet, does take the pressure off the dining schedule, but during peak times you have to be competitive ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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SmartRealtor

10 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Inaugural cruise on a beautiful ship. Excellent service if somewhat commoditized

Inaugural cruise even though we had already cruised to Alaska several times, but this was a new experience. Although NCL handled embarkation and disembarkation fairly well, it confirmed in our minds that we prefer ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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jbrubin89

1 Review Written

Wonderful cruise, but be prepared ....

This was a family reunion cruise - we loved this idea because there was something for everyone - kids from 19 to young adults and two generations thereafter. FIRST - what we didn't like: No ready access to ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Viaggiatore del mondo

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Shortages, Chaos and Bad Food

We booked this trip over the Christmas Holidays thinking that it would be special. Instead, it was absolutely terrible. The Food: They use low-quality products. Such products cannot result in good food. Quality ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Dianechapulis

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Loved every minute

My husband is disabled. Stroke at 56 years. He was 1 year post stroke. We were on the bliss with stateroom in the haven. Everything and I mean everything was awesome. The butler, steward—amazing room awesome, the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Norwegian Bliss Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.53.8
Entertainment4.03.9
Public Rooms4.54.1
Fitness Recreation4.53.8
Family3.53.7
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.54
Value For Money3.53.4
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