I was on the Panama Canal cruise in May 2018 as the ship was being moved over to the Pacific side of the world in order to do Alaska cruises this summer.
This was my sixth cruise with Norwegian, and my 44th cruise overall. Even though I've done more cruises with Carnival than any other cruise line, in recent years I've come to think of Norwegian as my cruise line of choice. It really seems to be the best fit for me, for numerous reasons which I'll try to expand on here.
I was really impressed with the design of the Norwegian Bliss, and noticed numerous improvements over her sisters... Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, and Norwegian Breakaway.
I loved having access to the thermal suite within the spa, at no additional charge. I also loved that the mini suite offers a much larger bathroom than a regular balcony cabin has. You have double sinks instead of a single sink, and instead of a small, cramped shower, you have a shower big enough for two people to share.