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We did this cruise to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Had our two sons and family with us. It was hard to get reservations in specialty restaurants. Impossible to book prior to cruise. Was successful after we boarded but lines were ridiculously long and spaces limited. The Bliss is a beautiful ship but very big and it was easy to get lost. No personal deck maps seemed to be available. Juneau stop needs to be longer. Skip Victoria. Kind of a buzzkill. And it was $15 per person to get a shuttle from ship to town. Two miles each way too far to walk for most. Nothing much to see either. Upcharges for some adult events are expensive—i.e. $20 per person for wine tasting even with purchased adult bev pkg. The observation deck on the Bliss is fabulous for viewing the seas and for whale watching. We enjoyed three of the specialty restaurants. Cagney’s, Le Bistro, and Q Texas Smokehouse. The food was delicious in all three. However, I wish they would have areas of adult seating available so that those of us without children did not have to endure crying and loud kids. Also Q’s advertises music and dancing, which did not happen. Disappointed at that. It was a fun cruise. Good service. Getting on and off the ship was easier than expected. The seven days just went by too fast.

Anniversary cruise

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by h0mew00d

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2018
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom
We did this cruise to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Had our two sons and family with us.

It was hard to get reservations in specialty restaurants. Impossible to book prior to cruise. Was successful after we boarded but lines were ridiculously long and spaces limited.

The Bliss is a beautiful ship but very big and it was easy to get lost. No personal deck maps seemed to be available.

Juneau stop needs to be longer. Skip Victoria. Kind of a buzzkill. And it was $15 per person to get a shuttle from ship to town. Two miles each way too far to walk for most. Nothing much to see either.

Upcharges for some adult events are expensive—i.e. $20 per person for wine tasting even with purchased adult bev pkg.

The observation deck on the Bliss is fabulous for viewing the seas and for whale watching.

We enjoyed three of the specialty restaurants. Cagney’s, Le Bistro, and Q Texas Smokehouse. The food was delicious in all three. However, I wish they would have areas of adult seating available so that those of us without children did not have to endure crying and loud kids. Also Q’s advertises music and dancing, which did not happen. Disappointed at that.

It was a fun cruise. Good service. Getting on and off the ship was easier than expected.

The seven days just went by too fast.
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Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BD 10242
Nice stateroom. Larger than expected. Full size shower and lots of storage. Having the deck was great. Could not hear announcements in stateroom unless ship tv was on. Had to get help with ship Internet. Long line at Internet cafe for help.
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