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Norwegian Bliss Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Norwegian Bliss to Alaska
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rachsan
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Aug 2018
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom

We chose this boat because it is a brand new ship, started sailing just two months prior, and we loved the itinerary. The stops were great, we loved the excursions chosen, food was good, service was great, and we took full advantage of the drink package. We enjoyed the shows, bands, live music, trivia, and hot tubs. I was surprised there was no lobster served in the dining room - first cruise I have been on where this was not on the menu. However, the food was food, and we would sail on this boat again.

Our first stop was Ketchikan where we did off road vehicles through the woods. This was a great tour. We wish it would have been longer. It was about twenty minutes out and twenty minutes back, but it was so nice to be outside. We spotted a mother bear and two cubs which is a rarity. We felt really blessed to have seen them out in the woods. The tour guides were kind, and informative.

Our second stop was Juneau where we decided to go whale watching. We chose Alaska Galore Tours because they had small boats. We were on a boat that held 15 or so along with a boat captain and tour guide. We learned so much, and saw 5-6 whales turning in the water about 15-20 times. Unfortunately, it was raining, but we still would have chosen this tour again.

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Balcony Stateroom

Cabin BD

Cabin was really nice with a good size balcony. Four of us sat on the balcony many times and had great conversation. I would absolutely recommend a balcony room on a cruise to Alaska.

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Seattle

We did not do an organized tour in Seattle, but I highly recommend the Embassy Suites Seatac. The rooms are huge, and hotel is beautiful.

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