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We chose the California Coastal 5 day cruise from Vancouver to Los Angeles which stopped in Victoria and San Francisco. After reading reviews on Cruise critic we booked the shows and restaurants we wanted to see before boarding.Boarding was quick and efficient as was disembarking. There was an issue in San Francisco because it was the first US port of entry with immigration.Everybody had to get off the ship and go through immigration. They started with cabins on Deck 15 and worked their way down to Deck 7. That process started at 8.20 am and as we were on Deck 8 we did not get off the ship until 1.30 pm, If you had booked excursions you were let off at 9 am. We did not really eat at the buffet except for a quick bowl of cereal but chose to eat at the Local for breakfast. It had a decent menu and the food / service was good. For dinner we ate at the Taste where it was much quieter than the Manhattan room with the same menu. The selection was good and the food tasted very good. The specialty restaurants we ate at Q and Los Lobos were just alright. Really enjoyed the District with its beer selection and views.

Very enjoyable

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by Herbdonna

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Pacific Coastal
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Large Balcony
We chose the California Coastal 5 day cruise from Vancouver to Los Angeles which stopped in Victoria and San Francisco.

After reading reviews on Cruise critic we booked the shows and restaurants we wanted to see before boarding.Boarding was quick and efficient as was disembarking.

There was an issue in San Francisco because it was the first US port of entry with immigration.Everybody had to get off the ship and go through immigration. They started with cabins on Deck 15 and worked their way down to Deck 7. That process started at 8.20 am and as we were on Deck 8 we did not get off the ship until 1.30 pm, If you had booked excursions you were let off at 9 am.

We did not really eat at the buffet except for a quick bowl of cereal but chose to eat at the Local for breakfast.

It had a decent menu and the food / service was good.

For dinner we ate at the Taste where it was much quieter than the Manhattan room with the same menu. The selection was good and the food tasted very good.

The specialty restaurants we ate at Q and Los Lobos were just alright.

Really enjoyed the District with its beer selection and views.
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Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Large Balcony
Cabin M6 8122
Smaller than other mini suites we have stayed in but the size of the bathroom more than made up for that with its double sink and walk in shower (No tub).
Even though it was smaller than other mini suites they still provided ample storage. The suit cases would fit under the bed.
Deck 10 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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