Sail Date: March 2019
We had all great experiences on the Bliss ! A hugh thankyou to our cabin guy Ramundo Awsome!!!! The food and entertainment was great ! Lots of fun in the atrium! Great shows ! The ship was immaculate! Excursions were a little too short . ... Read More
We had all great experiences on the Bliss ! A hugh thankyou to our cabin guy Ramundo Awsome!!!! The food and entertainment was great ! Lots of fun in the atrium! Great shows ! The ship was immaculate! Excursions were a little too short . It would have been nice if the atrium shows could have been shown on the big screen on deck as atrium got crowded. The pool deck screen was underutilized. More stuff could have been shown on it instead of screensaver type stuff. I would definitely take this cruise again staff were very nice . They were all super friendly and went out of their way to take care of us. I think they may want to look into the slide that hangs over the pool side . I got stuck in it and had to climb out the trap door on the side.! Apparently this happens frequently , I was told I wasn’t big enough . I am 5ft 3 and average weight . Read Less
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
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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
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Sail Date: February 2019
We chose this cruise because of the size of the ship, the numerous food and entertainment options, and the size of the staterooms. We also thought our 11 year old twin daughters would enjoy all of the activities for them. First, we ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of the size of the ship, the numerous food and entertainment options, and the size of the staterooms. We also thought our 11 year old twin daughters would enjoy all of the activities for them. First, we spent the previous night in Miami, and stayed just north of the airport to save at least $150 compared to hotels near the port. Uber XL the following morning was less than $30 to the port terminal the next day. Embarkation was super easy! We boarded at 10:30AM, and carried our own luggage. We waited in line less than 5 minutes, and the process was quick and easy. Even though our room wasn’t ready, we were allowed to drop off our suitcases. We stayed in mini suite #10800, and found it to be plenty roomy. The bathroom was large with two sinks, and a large shower. The shower size was important to me since I have some mobility issues after losing my right leg and walking with a prosthesis. A shower chair was provided on request. I was able to get around the room reasonably well, but needed to crab walk past the bed. There’s also a half step up to get in the bathroom, so this was a little tricky. With my prosthesis on, I had no trouble getting in/out of the bathroom. The shower had a perfectly placed grab rail as well. There was a large closet with lots of hangars, cubbies for t-shirts/shorts/etc, and a safe. There were several outlets on the counter next to the TV and above the mini fridge. There were also 3 cabinets with shelves inside below the TV which offered extra storage. The balcony was surprisingly large and had two comfy chairs and a large table. We found our stateroom to be soundproof and never heard anyone above, below, or next to us on either side. Room blackening curtain was fantastic over the balcony sliding glass door. Our steward, Mel, was absolutely fantastic. He spent a lot of time with our girls, and they couldn’t wait to learn how to make towel animals each night, as well as the chance to ask him where he was from and about his family. Mel is a true gentleman. He took great care of our room, and we never wanted for anything extra. Our stateroom was always clean, and always had fresh ice. We never touched the mini bar. We had the Ultimate Beverage Package which was great. Every bar we went to throughout the ship was well-stocked, and we never waited more than a minute for service even during peak times. We also purchased the soda/water package for our daughters which was also well worth it. We typically ate breakfast and lunch at the Garden Cafe on deck 16, and the food was quite good with a great array of choices. For dinner, we went to Teppanyaki twice. This is a must-do, even if you have to pay for it. The chef’s show was fantastic, and the food was wonderful. Portions are massive. Q BBQ was also great, and the short ribs were tender and delicious. Ocean Blue was also excellent. At each of the pay restaurants there are photographers who will take your picture and at the end of the meal offer to sell a package or single photo. This is your only opportunity to buy the photos as they won’t appear on your room account/photo code. We also ate at the Local, and they have fantastic wings. The Manhattan Room was very nice, with rotating menu options and classic menu options that do not change. We thought the complimentary food choices and options were great! Frankly, besides Teppanyaki, I didn’t want for anything else. My daughters always found plenty of things they enjoyed as well and had zero complaints. During our at sea days, we hung out at the pool on deck 16. Be sure to get there by 7AM or you won’t get a chair. It fills up quickly! Service was great at the the two bars. Tipping your server will get you fantastic, friendly, and frequent service. I typically gave $20 each day we were on the pool deck, and in return we were served given ice filled buckets of beer in perfectly timed intervals! Carlo and Joe found us each day. They are both fun to BS with, are super friendly, and are fantastic at what they do! Our girls loved the pool, hot tubs (there are four on deck 17), and also spent a ton of time on the slides. The bands that played daily included Siglo and Familiar Strangers. They were fun, played good tunes, and sounded great! The DJ playing music in between the bands was also good. At night, there were themed parties including 80’s and 90’s night. We loved the pool deck area and spent a lot of time there relaxing. Besides the water park/pools/slides/hot tubs, our daughters and my wife loved the race track. They didn’t do the laser tag. They also loved the ping pong tables. Our girls tried the Splash Academy, and enjoyed the freedom of being old enough to sign in and out after a minimum 2 hour stay. I was surprised to hear how much fun they had there, with age appropriate activities and games - they actually asked if they could go back! The staff in the Splash Academy were great and our girls really enjoyed it. Arriving at St. Thomas, we found disembarkation to be quick and easy. We did the Powercat and Snorkeling excursion, and had a BLAST. The crew with Coolboats USVI were fun, the included rum punch was delicious and plentiful. We first snorkeled and got to see stingrays, turtles, and many tropical fish. Then, we went to the beach for a little over an hour, followed by a cruise back to port with a dance contest. Perception at the time indicated awesome dance skills. Review of video later showed that the rum punch skewed perceptions. This was a great experience and we would do it again. St. Thomas is still recovering from the hurricanes, and there are a lot of boarded up shops. Next, we stopped at Tortola and opted to take a cab to Cane Garden Bay beach on the North side of the island. Cab fare in an open, safari type F-350 was $16 per person round trip. The cab ride was interesting...lots of steep, narrow roads. It took about 15” to get from port to the beach and vice versa. Build in some extra time as the trucks won’t leave until they’re full of passengers. Tortola is also still recovering from the hurricanes. Beach chairs were $20 for a pair with included umbrella. Beer was cheap on the beach, at $3 for a bottle of Coors Light. This is a BEAUTIFUL beach, and we didn’t find it too crowded. We loved our day here and would definitely do it again. Following a day at sea where made port at Nassau. This is definitely a tourist trap type of place and was very busy with a total of 5 large cruise ships in port at the same time. We took a cab to Cable Beach, with round trip costing $8. Beach chairs were negotiated to $30 per pair, and umbrella negotiated to $10. There are lots of people here selling snacks, water, soda, and beer, as well as an endless variety of “stuff” like conch shells, jewelry, swimwear, etc. There are stands selling drinks from coconuts and food. You can also buy fried and BBQ chicken from people selling this out of backpacks. We passed on the backpack chicken, but saw several others brave enough to buy then actually eat the chicken. You can parasail, rent a jet ski, or ride on a towed banana inflatable. The beach was stunningly beautiful, the people were friendly, and we had a great day! We saw Jersey Boys which was good, and we found the Bliss theater to be very nice. We also caught the Beatles show in The Cavern. This show was a blast and the band members fed off the positive vibe in the room that night, playing longer than scheduled. The shopping options were nice, and we stocked up on duty free liquor that was reasonable priced. Our girls loved the charm bracelets with $5 charms of the day. T-shirt sales were held at least twice, with a good selection of 2 for $10 shirts. Disembarkation was super easy, and we chose self-assist. If you don’t mind carrying your own baggage on and off the ship, this is the quickest and easiest option in my opinion. We loved our experience on the Bliss, and look forward to going again next year. We’ll probably try a western Caribbean cruise. Overall, our service and experience was spectacular! Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
Wanted another snorkelling opportunity, and to see the new ship! Loved the thermal spa, and the vibe, ship was full. All the food was great! Snorkelling was ok, not as good as western Caribbean. One boat lost an engine, one ... Read More
Wanted another snorkelling opportunity, and to see the new ship! Loved the thermal spa, and the vibe, ship was full. All the food was great! Snorkelling was ok, not as good as western Caribbean. One boat lost an engine, one excursion cancelled morning of, as again boat mechanical issues. Shore excursions were very good to get us something else last minute which we enjoyed almost as much. Loved the Mohito bar, great drinks and service. Los logos was our fav, esp the made at table guacamole! The q was good, servings too big! Teppanyaki was fun as usual. But too many tables in one room made it hard to hear the chefs performance, but food and drinks were great. Hubby loved jersey boys, me not so much, but just a matter of taste. Make sure you may reservations as early as possible, as everything gets booked up! Hypnosis act was funny! Unfortunately I went to her later weight loss seminar, which didn’t work for me! Read Less
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Sail Date: February 2019
Our first cruise ever. Our stateroom was very clean and our steward was very friendly. I was expecting a shoebox but my husband and I had plenty of room. The food was good everywhere we ate. We tried most all the restaurants but there were ... Read More
Our first cruise ever. Our stateroom was very clean and our steward was very friendly. I was expecting a shoebox but my husband and I had plenty of room. The food was good everywhere we ate. We tried most all the restaurants but there were a few we didn’t get to. All crew members were very friendly. We were always greeted with ‘hello’ and often asked if we were enjoying the cruise. We especially liked the Sugarcane Mojito Bar. Bartenders Bong and Pedro are incredible. It gets busy at times and you might have to wait but they work hard to make every drink just right. All the shows we attended were very good. There is always something going on. If you can’t find something to do, you’re not looking. The ship is beautifully maintained- very clean. The only negatives I encountered were the pool and the elevators. There are about 16 elevators on the ship and they are usually full and sometimes you have to wait a long time to get one. Sometimes we got lucky and didn’t have to wait and there were only a few people in it. The pool and hot tubs were always full and we couldn’t get near them for the most part. Lots of parents let kids play in the hot tubs instead of the kiddie pool (which looked like fun to me!) but that’s more a parent issue than a Norwegian issue. Overall, we had a great experience. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
We had a great vacation onboard the Bliss. Food was great and entertainment was varied and excellent. Buffet-Lots to chose from. Standouts were the Mongolian Beef, vetable stir fry, and beef with broccoli. Room service- Great ... Read More
We had a great vacation onboard the Bliss. Food was great and entertainment was varied and excellent. Buffet-Lots to chose from. Standouts were the Mongolian Beef, vetable stir fry, and beef with broccoli. Room service- Great turkey sub, my husband liked the supreme pizza. We ordered often. The Local- Great that there is something 24/7. Good pub food, especially the Asian wings. Q- was ok, other restaurants were better. Cagneys-Food was excellent, service was slow. Le Bistro- wonderful meal. I am not really a desert eater, but they were the bomb. Teppaanyaki-Very good. We had great tablemates and a funny chef. Prohibition show- It was ok, but I don’t feel like it worth $36 each. Adults only for sure. Jersey Boys- We really enjoyed this show. It was face paced and the cast was very talented. Siglo band was excellent as was Tatianna. We took the aft elevators whenever possible. We never had to wait for an elevator. We had a great time and would not hesitate to sail her again. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
Very quick embarkation and debarkation despite Port of Miami being crazy busy. The ship is beautiful and the service was excellent. Food was very good. Most nights we ate in Savor, the same menu as the MDR and we found a very good wait ... Read More
Very quick embarkation and debarkation despite Port of Miami being crazy busy. The ship is beautiful and the service was excellent. Food was very good. Most nights we ate in Savor, the same menu as the MDR and we found a very good wait team, ask for Bernadette and Guisti! The Mixx bar right outside of Savor was great, Allen was our favorite bartender. Sugarcanes outside bar is very nice when the ship is moving. St Thomas and Tortola are both very beautiful. Comedian was good, the singer/comedian was funny. One hint though make your show reservations as soon as you get on the ship. They have an enclosed smoking area in the casino so even though there is a still a smoky smell at least you don't have to be encased in a cloud of smoke. The Bliss was built for Alaska so there are alot of great views all over the ship. Read Less
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Sail Date: February 2019
First time on the Bliss, second cruise with Norwegian. To be brief, the cruise was absolutely fantastic. Let's start from the beginning: EMBARKATION: Entered the terminal at 11:05, had a drink in my hand on the ship in The Local ... Read More
First time on the Bliss, second cruise with Norwegian. To be brief, the cruise was absolutely fantastic. Let's start from the beginning: EMBARKATION: Entered the terminal at 11:05, had a drink in my hand on the ship in The Local by 11:35. Compared to the Port of Tampa, which is a nightmare, this could not have been any easier. FOOD: You should never have to eat any place but the Garden Cafe for high quality, diverse food. Of course, specialty restaurants are fantastic, (we at a La Cucina which was phenonmenal), as well as the other complimentary restaurants at least once. Magaritaville was OK, but convenient to the pool deck. However, the Garden Cafe was all we needed. OBSERVATION DECK (Deck 15): One of the most chill places to go for any travel. Pick up a light lunch or dinner, some adult beverages, and sit with a 180 degree view for as long as you like. ENTERTAINMENT: Jersey Boys was amazing! Havana! was good, but would not have been upset if we had not experienced it. Beatlemania in The Cavern is my one minor complaint. The act was fantastic (both nights), but the venue was challenging. We understood the reason to have The Cavern is to showcase this act. However, the crowds shoehorning into the area was frustrating. The ship should either (1) restrict the number of seats in the venue, or (2) ticket it. The people who just decided to stand in front of you, or bring chairs in from the waterfront and make their own seating caused some frustration for several of us who were in legit seating places. POOL DECK: The other minor complaint, which is common for any ship, is the "reserving" of deck chairs. Literally unused chairs for hours at a time, when it was clearly being displayed on the big screen that if left an hour towels would be removed. BARS/LOUNGES: Sugarcane Mojito Bar is a GREAT bar/lounge. The Waterfront bars all were excellent, not to mention the view. Staff were outstanding at not only the lounges but also all restaurants. EXCURSIONS: Tortola and St. Thomas island tours were excellent mainly due to the drivers we had that took the time to explain history and other fun facts. Magan's Bay and Cane Garden Bay were gorgeous and wish we had more time there. DISEMBARKMENT: Just a easy as getting on, with a ride to FLL Airport cheaper than a taxi ride. All in all, we are Norwegian fans AGAIN and will encourage any of our friends to book a cruise with this line, and especially this class of ship. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
I have to admit, I was very skeptical about going on a cruise. It was not my first, or even second choice for a vacation, but cruising on the Norwegian Bliss definitely changes my mind about cruise vacations. Everything was amazing. From ... Read More
I have to admit, I was very skeptical about going on a cruise. It was not my first, or even second choice for a vacation, but cruising on the Norwegian Bliss definitely changes my mind about cruise vacations. Everything was amazing. From the food to our stateroom, I have nothing to complain about. The ship was very clean, I don’t know how many times I saw employees washing walls on the ship. The entertainment was amazing. We went with a group of 15 people. Kids ages 6-18 and adults. Everyone in our group had an amazing time. If you are bored on the ship it is your own fault. There is something going on all day and night. We loved spending time with Carlo in the Distrcit Brew Pub and Mfundo at Sugarcane Mojito Bar. I would definitely reommend getting a mid ship stateroom as it seemed as though we didn’t realize the boat was rocking when we were in our stateroom. It also puts you closer to all the action on board! I cannot wait to cruise with Norwegian again!! 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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