Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by Mark and Steve
- Sail Date: October 2018
- Destination: Mexican Riviera
- Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom
Deck 8 The Waterfront. An outside area with lots of comfy seating areas In between several of the specialty restaurants. Cagneys Steakhouse ( incredible ) La Cucina, Los Lobos, Ocean Blue, Humidor Cigar Lounge. Just a great space to walk and check people out. We ate inside at Cagneys, and outside at La Cucina. We also ate at Teppanayaki one night. The other times were buffet, The Manhattan Dining Room, Savor and Taste. Savor and Taste restaurants offer the same menu each night as the main dining room. They just have a more intimate smaller restaurant feel.
Smoking areas were the biggest gripe of us smokers. Deck 17 by Spice H2O back of the ship was a tiny area for us to smoke. Always crowded and lots of Intoxicated people. Not our thing. You could smoke in one section of the enclosed casino but you had to be playing machines or tables. We also smoked In Humidor Cigar Lounge even though it says for cigar smokers only. They need a more comfortable space for smokers and larger as the ship carries over 4000 guests.
Havana the show was really good as was Jersey Boys. Both free. You do have to make reservations for those shows. Also recommend making your dinner reservations for the specialty restaurants during the cruise sometime the first night of the trip. Some of the time slots fill up if there's a specific time you want to eat. You can do all the reservations from a touch screen in all the elevator lobbies or from your TV using the program provided. TV has lots of great options from reservations to looking at your onboard bill etc. On our cruise there were a lot of LGBT folks. They have an LGBT social meet each night at 7pm in the observation lounge We didn't do anything crazy on our trip. We just enjoy quiet times by ourselves exploring and being together. Hopefully this gives you some good info. We enjoyed all the food we ate. I know some people complain and are super picky but everything we had was enjoyable, tasty, beautifully presented. Enjoy
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