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We chose the cruise because it was the maiden voyage for the Bliss and offered the opportunity to stay a few nights in both London and New York. It would have been nice if NCL offered transportation from London hotels to the port in Southampton, something other cruise lines do. Dining on the ship was excellent especially Le Bistro. Ocean Blue was good but not worth the surcharge. We didn't try all the specialty dining but people we talked with were generally impressed. Buffet was fine but coffee was not good. Also missed smoked salmon in the morning something we got used to on other cruises. Really enjoyed the craft beer in the District and JIm Badger cabaret. Entertainment was good, particularly Jersey Boys. Amazing sets and dancing on Havana but forgettable music. Smaller venues were hard to get into (ship just more than half full, no less). Race track was enjoyable. Weather prevented use of pool and water slides except for the very hardy. Not much activity either in Margaritaville Service throughout was impeccable. Lots of places to catch up on reading especially on the observation deck. Library was so-so re selection and hours (books locked up? c'mon).

Trans-Atlantic on the Bliss

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by Bill2509

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2018
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom
We chose the cruise because it was the maiden voyage for the Bliss and offered the opportunity to stay a few nights in both London and New York. It would have been nice if NCL offered transportation from London hotels to the port in Southampton, something other cruise lines do.

Dining on the ship was excellent especially Le Bistro. Ocean Blue was good but not worth the surcharge. We didn't try all the specialty dining but people we talked with were generally impressed.

Buffet was fine but coffee was not good. Also missed smoked salmon in the morning something we got used to on other cruises.

Really enjoyed the craft beer in the District and JIm Badger cabaret.

Entertainment was good, particularly Jersey Boys. Amazing sets and dancing on Havana but forgettable music. Smaller venues were hard to get into (ship just more than half full, no less).

Race track was enjoyable. Weather prevented use of pool and water slides except for the very hardy. Not much activity either in Margaritaville

Service throughout was impeccable.

Lots of places to catch up on reading especially on the observation deck. Library was so-so re selection and hours (books locked up? c'mon).
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Cabin Review

Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BA 10804
We really enjoyed our cabin. It was spacious particularly the bathroom with the walk-in shower and the double sink. Plenty of storage room.
The weather was cool so the balcony was something we didn't get a chance to enjoy.
Television options weren't great (CNN would have been nice). Paying for movies was a negative - while some channels offered free movies, there didn't seem to be a schedule for these.
Deck 15 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins