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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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First time on Norweigan

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by bkcat2001

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2018
  • Destination: Pacific Coastal
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

We chose this cruise because it ended in LA so a short drive to our winter home in Tucson, AZ. We did it a little different by flying into Seattle. We then took the sky train to downtown Seattle and were able to check into our room at the Westin. Spent several hours exploring Pike Place Market and the waterfront area. Very enjoyable!

We took the Amtrak Cascades the next morning to Vancouver. Very nice, scenic train ride to Vancouver! Then a quick cab ride ($15 with tip) to Canada Place and were on the Bliss very soon thereafter.

Met friends in the Local and had some drinks and snacks.

We were apprehensive about such a large ship with 4K passengers but we enjoyed it very much. The entertainment was top notch. Jersey Boys, Bliss Beatles and house band Siglo were fantastic. Havana was so-so. I saw several people in our section sleeping during the performance.

We had the Ultimate beverage package and the drinks were great. No complaints.

We also had 3 free dinners in the premium restaurants. We dined in The Mexican restaurant and were all good with our meals. I had the red snapper and it was fantastic.

Also ate at Cagneys which was great and the Italian place which was good also.

Our favorite place to hang was the observation lunch and we took lunch there a few times which was very good. Soup, sandwiches, lite items....

We had a balcony room on the 9th floor and, while smaller than comp rooms on RCCL, was quiet and adequate.

we did not make advance reservations for the go karts and were disappointed to find them unavailable for the cruise. We even went and tried to ride when there was nobody in line to ride and were turned away. Oh well, it really didn't ruin our trip.

The water slides were were fun and no problem getting on them with little to no lines.

When took our breakfasts and 2 dinners in Taste or Savor and were pleased with the food.

Service was great and all staff were very pleasant.

The only rub was long delay getting off the ship in SanFran because of immigration check. We almost missed our tour of Alcatraz.

All in all, we were very happy with Norweigan and will cruise with them again.

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Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BD 9770

Smaller than RCCL but adequate.

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Walked to the fishermens dock area and took a water taxi ($11 RT) to town.

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