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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Perfect cruise - we loved everything

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by SeattleSeattle

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

We live in Seattle with a view of Elliott Bay. We would see the beautiful NCL Bliss come and go every week. We wanted to see what it was like onboard. It was wonderful.

Embarkation was a breeze - just a few minutes and we were on the ship. We dined at Cagney's Steak House on the first night and the double pork chop was great!! So was the service. We bought the roving photographer's picture, too.

After that we tried all of the comlimentary restaurants but preferred Savor on the port side of the ship for lunch and dinners. We also tried "Q" the western restaurant. It was a good try but not exactly like a real Texas Smokehouse - because, they did not start smoking the meat in the early morning and then serve it several hours later. Maybe they did not have a meat smoker on board. So it was a Scandinavian version of a Texas barb. Four good sauces. Nice deserts. We took the "insider's tour" of the ship and saw how the costumes and wigs were set up back stage - amazing.

We enjoyed both shows - I Havana! and Jersey Boys.

I have a new appreciation for the Atrium - it was like a family room at home with all sorts of games, and movies, and music. It was comfortable and entertaining. I mean, when did you last play charades? It is still a fun to play Charades after all these years.

The Thermal Spa was really relaxing and bubbly.We rarely had to wait for an elevator and, if so, we usually got on the second one to arrive. The elevator ride was a nice way to meet folks too.

We did the free activities and chose not to be drinkers so there was no sticker shock at the end of the cruise.We had a very enjoyable trip - NCL knows how to make a vacation wonderful!!!

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Cabin Review

Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BA 12760 BA

Quiet with the gorgeous view of Alaska forests and mountains visible through the floor to ceiling glass doors. It was very nice to sit out on the balcony in the sunshine.

While there were 15 inches between the bed and the closet, it turned out to be very handy for choosing the clothes and then hanging them up in the evening while sitting on the bed.. I like the "shelves"instead of "drawers." because it was so easy to see your things. We used a packing cubes for undies, sox, etc. We sent laundry out on Wednesday and it came back on Thursday, folded, wrapped in tissue, and in a nice basket. Cabin attendant "I. Made" was a delight. We brought the Starbucks Viva packets and added that to the in-room brew - really delicious.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Duck Tour

The narrator also played the guitar and sang which was fun.

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Mount Roberts Tramway

Incredible views and very interesting history provided by the tribal hosts.

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The best part was seeing the movie about how to handle it when you come across a bear in the woods. Yikes!! Also liked the old buildings, wooden sidewalks, and abundant flowers.

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It was raining - we went to the NCL Bliss Thermal Spa instead of walking to town.

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