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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Bliss
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Excellent

436

Very Good

283

Average

248

Poor

159

Terrible

76

Cruise type

76 Norwegian Bliss Cruise Reviews


mellow1 avatar

mellow1

1 Review Written

Not the NCL of years ago-POOR!

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Friends were going on this cruise and I wanted to see the Panama Canal. It was a three week cruise and we were looking forward to a memorable trip with friends. The Cabin was nice except for the bed. The Platform ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jeffcfa

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Why you should avoid cruising with Norwegian Cruise Lines

We have cruised twice before on Holland America and once with Royal Caribbean and were generally satisfied but this was by far the worst of the four cruises. The problems included: 1) We routinely had to wait ...
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Sail Date November 2019


zinser avatar

zinser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Better food in school cafeteria's

This was a 21 day cruise on the Norwegian Bliss, that was very disappointing. We have cruised a number of other lines before, this was our first on Norwegian. We were excited to go thru the Panama Canal, and the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


napper777 avatar

napper777

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

The cruise that had me looking for another cruiseline

We are Platinum Plus (30+ cruises) and consider ourselves "loyalists." Unfortunately, our experience on the Bliss in September pushed us to look elsewhere. We'd also had a not so great experience on the Bliss in ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Linzd123 avatar

Linzd123

7 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Avoid NCL they do not care about their passenger safety

Embarkation I got a taxi to the port in LA and we instantly hit serious traffic the second we got to the port entrance. It took half an hour to go half a mile. I ended up getting out of the taxi and walking the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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adpoff

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First and Last time on Norwegian - Disappointed is an understatement

This was our second cruise and first on Norwegian. It was a cruise from hell! We booked a boarding time of 10:30 a.m., so booked a flight from Calgary to Vancouver arriving at 9:00 a.m. Got to the port and ...
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Sail Date September 2019


SSGZ avatar

SSGZ

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst Cruise we've ever been on!

We cruise once or twice a year usually on Princess or Carnival, the reason we decided to go on Norwegian is because we wanted to try out a new ship and since Bliss is a brand new ship it made our decision very easy. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Jooci avatar

Jooci

2 Reviews Written

I WAS ROBBED WHILE IN THE SPA ON THE BLISS AND NORWEIGEN DID NOTHING ABOUT IT!

First of all this complaint is not about the ship itself, ship, food , cabin, excellent. This complaint t is about Notweigen Cruise lines itself and how they did nothing to address the fact that someone in the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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cruiseSEA52

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice ship with poor service

Cabin was good. Food as expected. Room was kept clean with freshtowels. Beds were better than some worse than others. Nice closet space. Worst main dining room service in 8 cruises. Service was painfully ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Susan Posey

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Extremely disappointed

Spent 20K on a family vacation with our adult children & grandchildren. Once in a lifetime affair, we can't afford again. Has been totally ruined. I will never cruise NCL again and my husband who is a travel agent ...
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Sail Date August 2019


hhammett avatar

hhammett

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Gorgeous ship but crew not trained well.

We loved the Breakaway last year, discovered Haven and didn’t even look at other cruise lines, booked the Bliss for our Alaska trip which we’ve been planning for a while now. Haven was great for embarking, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Greg C avatar

Greg C

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

4700 guests and not enough staff - Poor experience and not worth the money

We decided on the Norwegian Bliss because it is a New ship and seemed to have everything. We cruised with them 15 years ago and had a good experience. This cruise was not a good experience and they have lost my ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Fordguy74 avatar

Fordguy74

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed - Never Again!

This is a little bit long, but I write with the hope that you will find it more entertaining than I did the cruise. Let me begin by saying that I've been on 20+ cruises over the last 30 years. When we started ...
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Sail Date June 2019


cjwolfson avatar

cjwolfson

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

15th NCL Cruise (14 Different Boats) Please Read My Review for the NCL Bliss

Disclaimer: "I am an avid NCL cruise fan and stock holder. I only cruise on NCL as they are the best brand for me with the free-style attitude. I prefer not to have a dining time, and prefer to just do what I want ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Nclnever avatar

Nclnever

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never Again Norwegian

Horrible disorganization from the beginning to embarkation to disembarkation. Highlights of Extreme Dissatisfaction: 2 banks of elevators for 4000 people Guest services rarely answered phones Guest ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Garrett362 avatar

Garrett362

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever

I chose this cruise because it was a new and large ship. The ship was very nice but that was all I can say positive about this cruise. The food at Savor, Taste, Manhatten and Buffet was awful! The menu at the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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rowl5661

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good ship, Terrible experience

This is a long review but so are the troubles that NCL has caused us. Please take time to read this for your own sake. My husband and I just returned from a cruise on the Bliss that we booked through one of ...
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Sail Date March 2019


GV16126 avatar

GV16126

8 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Outrageous cost.

We are platinum members and sail on many NCL ships. We normally like smaller ships however we wanted to experience the new locks on the Panama canal with this ship. We have priority boarding and it was easy to get ...
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Sail Date March 2019


jbanos avatar

jbanos

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Horrible cruise for families

My wife and my two children (ages 8 and 4) came on this cruise as an extension of a California Disney vacation. We were looking forward to a relaxing spring break family vacation, and certainly expected a similar ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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terriblencl

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Things need changes

Norwegian Cruise On The Bliss. If you are thinking of booking a cruise with Norwegian on the Bliss here are some important things that will enlighten you and maybe help narrow your decision between cruise lines. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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marfellpj

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not the best cruise

So I have been on RC, Disney and carnival. I can honestly say, sailing on the Norwegian was the worst experience. We booked a balcony room, which wa tiny! I mean very very very small. The bathroom layout was good. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


cofarj avatar

cofarj

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pick another cruise if you want to do activities.

The Bliss does not have a sports area, only a tiny 5 course mini golf area, no pool activities. Indoor activities are very slim, no Quest on this ship. Basically this ship is for relaxation or if your a person ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Ambam06 avatar

Ambam06

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

If I could give less stars, I would. Not sure where to even start.... With this being a brand new boat, you would expect them to treat it like one and keep it clean. Our walls in our stateroom had feet all down the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


ARSH avatar

ARSH

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First and last time on NCL...

We picked this cruise as we were celebrating our 20 year anniversary. This particular cruise included our very favorite islands, as it's probably the main reason why we chose this one. We have cruised with many ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Rhoda14120 avatar

Rhoda14120

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Horrible!

I chose this due to timing with my children being off of college & the ports we would see w/ great weather. Everything pre-cruise was a nightmare trying to contact anyone. I had over 9 hours of hold time and no call ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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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