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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Nice first cruise

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by WendyTillotson

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2018
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom

Chose this cruise line for the freestyle, casual set up. Really worked for us. Overall a good experience. The service was superb and very professional.

The cabin was well appointed - lots of well thought out storage. The staff visited the cabins twice a day to ensure everything was in order.

Some food concerns, although most was very good. All the food had way too much salt.

Went to a few of the specialty restaurants. In Cagney's the lobster bisque was bad tomato soup with two tough pieces of lobster. In Teppanyaki, the scallops were inedible rubber and the chef didn't even register that nobody ate them nor did he offer anything else.

The Garden Buffet was lovely - lots of choices and had late night snacks.

There was not enough time in most of the ports to see the town if you also did excursions.

Bingo was fun but way overpriced. Was difficult to get into some of the entertainment.

Way too much focus on selling stuff on board and in ports.

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Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom

Nice cabin. Was impressed with all the well thought out storage.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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This was rated as an easy walk....not true. Was a lot of up and down. We were lucky and it wasn't raining.

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Mendenhall Glacier

Mendenhall Glacier was awesome. The exhibit was nice. Didn't have enough time there.

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Whale Watching

Whale watching was a bit of a letdown as all we saw was a little bit of the whales backs and a tail here and there. Would have preferred more time at the Mendenhall Glacier.

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Butchart Gardens

Beautiful garden but not enough time there - which was available as got back early.

Long bus ride from ship.

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Scenic Victoria City Tour

Nice tour of city and good narration.

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