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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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We were not able to see the glacier due to poor weather conditions

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by Renee Lee

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

We chose the cruise because of the show Jersey Boys. The show was wonderful. All of the entertainment on the ship was excellent. The ship was clean and well staffed but the staff often had language difficulties. Overall, the price for the cruise, compared to the quality of the cruise, was too much. We have traveled to Australia for two and a half weeks for less than this cruise cost us. We felt like we were nickled and dimed to death by the cruise line. There was an additional fee for the go karts and one of the theatre shows.

The dining was rather disappointing. There was a large selection of food in the cafeteria with the buffet, but the food was usually just warm and the quality was mediocre. There was not a restaurant that served brunch. The Mexican specialty restaurant was awful and overpriced. The steak and BBQ restaurants were pricey but excellent. The beverage package was the best deal for the money on the ship. Don't waste your money on the water package, the ship's water is just as good as the bottled water.

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Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BA 12826

The room was clean and well maintained. The balcony was large enough to sit comfortably.

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