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We are NCL Platium members, having sailed on many NCL ships. We booked the Bliss as its a new ship. First 4500 passangers is too big especially for the ship's resources. The crew was unahppy and unfriendly and it showed it everywhere (there were 4 staff exceptions only - Cruise Director, Joseph in Smokehouse and 2 Cruisenext staff)). Managers were always frowning and disapproving. The restaurants were booked before the cruise and we had to wait to get in and then it was 5:15 or 8:15. I will commend the La Bistro and Teppenyacci as the quality I expect on an NCL ship. The rest was mediocre. The ship had 1 pool for 4500 guests. Smaller ships have 2 pools -downsized for a bigger ship - why? There other NCL ships and a pool side grill - this ship has taken that out and replaced with with Margarettaville for $ 14.95 for a burger that is free in the buffet Prohibition was a fun show. Jersey Boys which was closing after this cruise had medicore voices at best. Havana was as amateur as I have ever seen except 1 bearded dancer and the 2 female singer leaders who were really good. This ship was over crowded everywhere. The staff pushed the buffet for meals as the other restaurants were overwhelmed. Do yourself a favor and look for a smaller ship than this ship which was big enough to fail.

They some things are too big to fail - The Bliss is too big and it failed

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by Jbormaster

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2018
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom
We are NCL Platium members, having sailed on many NCL ships. We booked the Bliss as its a new ship. First 4500 passangers is too big especially for the ship's resources.

The crew was unahppy and unfriendly and it showed it everywhere (there were 4 staff exceptions only - Cruise Director, Joseph in Smokehouse and 2 Cruisenext staff)). Managers were always frowning and disapproving.

The restaurants were booked before the cruise and we had to wait to get in and then it was 5:15 or 8:15. I will commend the La Bistro and Teppenyacci as the quality I expect on an NCL ship. The rest was mediocre.

The ship had 1 pool for 4500 guests. Smaller ships have 2 pools -downsized for a bigger ship - why?

There other NCL ships and a pool side grill - this ship has taken that out and replaced with with Margarettaville for $ 14.95 for a burger that is free in the buffet

Prohibition was a fun show. Jersey Boys which was closing after this cruise had medicore voices at best. Havana was as amateur as I have ever seen except 1 bearded dancer and the 2 female singer leaders who were really good.

This ship was over crowded everywhere. The staff pushed the buffet for meals as the other restaurants were overwhelmed.

Do yourself a favor and look for a smaller ship than this ship which was big enough to fail.
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Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BF 14700
Smallest cabin I have ever experienced on a NCL ship. Every other ship we have been on, NCL, Holland, Royal Caribbean had a table in front of the sofa. This ship's cabin is too small to do that.
Deck 10 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins