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Norwegian Bliss Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1208 reviews

Gorgeous Ship

Review for Norwegian Bliss to the Panama Canal & Central America
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2018
Cabin: Family Balcony Stateroom

We had a beautiful 15 day cruise through the Panama Canal. The ship is gorgeous, the food delicious, and the entertainment spectacular. Our cabin steward Komang, was very helpful and polite. We found the staff to be friendly and attentive. We visited Cagney’s three times and each time both the food and service was outstanding. I visited the spa and had a very relaxing facial. There was a hypnotist on board that had everyone cracking up during her shows and informative during her seminars. We enjoyed both the anthropologists talks and the one given by the Captain and Chief engineer. Our excursion in Columbia was great. Our tour guide Victoria was a wealth of knowledge, teaching us about the fort and the culture in Columbia. Bravo! However, our excursion to Costa Rica was terrible. Our tour guide Jose for everyone along with the bus driver were over 10 minutes late getting to the bus after our first stop at the store. We had a few passengers on the tour that wanted to get back on the bus early so they could sit. Some had disabilities and needed to sit. There were no seats saved for them in the front so they had to walk to the back of the bus. The tour was Scenic Costa Rica, we saw a mango tree a Brahma bull, a cashew tree, a soccer field all from our bus. We were taken to a small park where we saw children dance and look for money. They were cute but by that time we were totally discussed with the tour. Stay away from that tour! Our other issue was the transfer we booked on board the ship. We had a wonderful porter that helped us find our bus. Our bus broke down about 3 miles from the port! We were going less than 5 miles an hour on the freeway with tractor trailers blowing their horns at us, passengers yelling to the driver to get off of the freeway, passengers calling the state police. It was crazy. The driver wasn’t giving us much info. Finally he said a new bus would be there in 10 minutes. My husband and other passengers got off of the bus to unload the luggage so we could get it back on the new bus quickly. The bus never came! After about 45 minutes we called an Uber so we didn’t miss our flight. People were calling cabs and worried about standing on the side of the road with their luggage and possibly missing their flights. Some elderly folks without cell phone. I told the cab driver to radio to have more cabs come. It was a very scary experience. We loved the Bliss and would go back on in a heartbeat!

Cabin Review

Family Balcony Stateroom

Cabin B8

The cabin was beautiful. Wish they didn’t have the bedding taking up room in the drawers under the couch. We had no one using that couch so could have used the extra storage.

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