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Norwegian Bliss Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1217 reviews

Somehow we expected more for an inaugural cruise

Review for Norwegian Bliss to Transatlantic
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frankandjill
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Apr 2018
Cabin: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Passengers in the Observation Lounge observing the inside of their eyelids.
Observation Lounge on the Bliss and bar.

First the Pros:

Embarkation and debarkation were swift slowed only on debarkation because many non-USA had to be photographed and fingerprinted. The ship still had the ‘new-car’ smell. The Observation Lounge was spectacular with 180-degree ocean views, sides and top. The bars were numerous. Opportunities for dining, snacking or just sitting were more than adequate. The layout of the Atrium was perfect. The District Brew House with dozens of taps and 180 ocean views was our favorite. The electric outlets in the cabin were three, four if you have a European to US 2-prong plug where the coffee maker plugs in. The automatic closing of drawers and closet doors was a nice touch. The shower is magnificent with six directable jets hitting your body plus the pull-out shower head. The soft couch cushion is an improvement over the board-like couch on other NCLs. The touch entry key card was very convenient. The ‘make up cabin, etc.’ switch inside the cabin was convenient. The race track was a hoot. The simulated sound of the engine made you feel as if in Daytona. The Jersey Boys show was spectacular.

Now the Cons:

Cabin Review

Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

Cabin MA

The word ‘suite’ envisions something ostentatious. The cabin was about the same size as that on NCL smaller size ships. The balcony was even smaller, barely allowing two chairs and a small table. The electric outlets in the cabin were three, four if you have a European to US 2-prong plug where the coffee maker plugs in. The automatic closing of drawers and closet doors was a nice touch. The shower is magnificent with six directable jets hitting your body plus the pull-out shower head. The soft couch cushion is an improvement over the board-like couch on other NCLs. The touch entry key card was very convenient. The ‘make up cabin, etc.’ switch inside the cabin was convenient.

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