Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by SeattleSeattle
- Sail Date: September 2018
- Destination: Alaska
- Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom
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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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.
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