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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Turned into a cruise to nowhere for a Californian

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by paumalady

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2018
  • Destination: the Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Hurricane caused the itinerary change from Mexican Riviera to San Francisco, San Diego, and Ensenada, ports that are all "home" so we stayed onboard. It was still a lot of fun. We're used to much smaller ships and so enjoyed all the activities and entertainment available on the Bliss. There was a very heterogenous mix of ages from children to seniors and there were many activities for everyone. Being smashed into elevators was unpleasant, but the elevators were fast and numerous so it was tolerable. Events in the atrium were also crowded but it still was possible to find a seat or view from the upper level. The pool area was crowded but we didn't go there. Otherwise, the ship is designed so that the large number of guests are spread out and it doesn't seem too packed. All the restaurants have attractive dividers so the rooms seem much smaller than their actual size. Service was always speedy. You had to make it very clear if you didn't want to be rushed through a meal. Wait staff became much friendlier when they weren't so busy. All in all, it is a lovely ship and we had a very good time. A week is long enough, though.

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Balcony Stateroom

The cabin was fine. It was very clean. There was just enough storage space. It is unfortunate that the tv can really only be seen from one side of the bed but there is a sofa for good viewing...if you don't have it covered with your belongings. The shower was fine, but not for a very large person.

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