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Overall, while the ship is very large, the crew did an amazing job getting everyone off and on the ship without over crowding. Entertainment was fantastic but was limited to a couple of night each so not sure everyone got to see the productions do to passenger numbers. Go carting and laser tag suffered the same problem. If you want to do these activities, I suggest you get to the ship as early as possible and stand in the unduly long lines to book these activities. They cannot be done pre-board. Food quality was very good including the specialty dining other than Cagney's. We had a very large party of 28 folks that went with us and NO one liked the steak quality there. Very disappointing as this should be one of the easiest meals to prepare. Mini-suites are nice and large, especially the bathroom areas which are sort of lacking in most normal cabin areas. Our biggest disappointment were ourcabin rooms in the 9798 and 9800 area of the ship on Deck 9 (we booked a total of five rooms just for our family). These rooms are directly above the Cavern bar area and the noise from the live bands was almost deafening and there was no rest to be had. We went to customer service on three occasions and the band would tone the sound down for a set or two, then right back to full on. DO NOT take these rooms. You will be sorry and after a couple of days will know every tune in the bands mix. Norwegian has to do something to fix this problem. Insulation, acoustics or sound volume or all three. Moved the toddler that was with us to our rooms on other side of ship so he could get some much needed rest.

50th Anniversary Trip to Alaska

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by jimd79707

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2018
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony (Connecting Stateroom)
Overall, while the ship is very large, the crew did an amazing job getting everyone off and on the ship without over crowding. Entertainment was fantastic but was limited to a couple of night each so not sure everyone got to see the productions do to passenger numbers. Go carting and laser tag suffered the same problem. If you want to do these activities, I suggest you get to the ship as early as possible and stand in the unduly long lines to book these activities. They cannot be done pre-board. Food quality was very good including the specialty dining other than Cagney's. We had a very large party of 28 folks that went with us and NO one liked the steak quality there. Very disappointing as this should be one of the easiest meals to prepare. Mini-suites are nice and large, especially the bathroom areas which are sort of lacking in most normal cabin areas.

Our biggest disappointment were ourcabin rooms in the 9798 and 9800 area of the ship on Deck 9 (we booked a total of five rooms just for our family). These rooms are directly above the Cavern bar area and the noise from the live bands was almost deafening and there was no rest to be had. We went to customer service on three occasions and the band would tone the sound down for a set or two, then right back to full on. DO NOT take these rooms. You will be sorry and after a couple of days will know every tune in the bands mix. Norwegian has to do something to fix this problem. Insulation, acoustics or sound volume or all three.

Moved the toddler that was with us to our rooms on other side of ship so he could get some much needed rest.
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Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony (Connecting Stateroom)
Cabin M8 9800
As in the main review, Do Not book these cabins. Directly over Cavern Bar band area. Noise was horrible.
Deck 14 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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