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Our 13 th cruise. 11th with NCL. Stayed at Holiday Inn Port of Miami Biscayne Blvd the night prior for an awesome stay. (Right across from Marketplace) Embarkation was perfect. So fast and organized this year. We stayed on 14th floor, mid ship, closer to aft and star board. Cabin was as expected on prior NCL ships. Dining- Cagneys great steak but so slow. Bistro doesn’t have a ribeye anymore. Slow service. Limited menu. Manhattan was good and pretty fast. They move quicker if they know you have a show to get too. Teppanyaki was tasty and fun. Los Lobos great tableside guacamole, elotes and other yummy Mexican food. Went to La Cucina twice. Great service and food. Local-mediocre but open 24 hours. Liked Observation lounge for lunches and less crowded. Fresh. Great desserts.superb view. We liked Jersey Boys. We couldn’t precook comedy shows so we couldn’t see any. All booked. Better to book shows and food prior to trip. We couldn’t see a lot of the smaller shows/singing due to no seating available. Many people loved the line dancing with Nashville Junction on pool deck. Tortola-Escape to Josh Von Dyke excursion was so fun. 1 hour boat ride each way but 3hours on island. Bring money for the $8 drinks, food, souvenirs, etc. Didn’t get off as Nassau. Instead, got a day pass for $59 for thermal suite. It was peaceful, quiet until everyone got back from port. Spa-port days 10% discount BUT make sure if you are platinum and you get a “signature” item you can get 25% on port days. Doesn’t include Swedish but does include hot stone. Husband had a lot of acupuncture for pain which provided temporary relief. Husband enjoyed poker tournament, table games and slots. You can be as busy or as lazy as you want to be. Slow to get drinks poolside. They work hard but not enough on sea days. We used the “cruise next” for future cruise deposits, good deal since we go 1-2x year. More tips-review your account online. Be aware of your discounts, if any. Book everything as early as possible. Disembark. Walk off. Went as expected. Not terrible. We always like to try the new ships. Would try Bliss again but wanting to do Encore next year.

Great ship

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by marcolisa

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom
Our 13 th cruise. 11th with NCL. Stayed at Holiday Inn Port of Miami Biscayne Blvd the night prior for an awesome stay. (Right across from Marketplace)

Embarkation was perfect. So fast and organized this year. We stayed on 14th floor, mid ship, closer to aft and star board.

Cabin was as expected on prior NCL ships. Dining- Cagneys great steak but so slow. Bistro doesn’t have a ribeye anymore. Slow service. Limited menu. Manhattan was good and pretty fast. They move quicker if they know you have a show to get too. Teppanyaki was tasty and fun. Los Lobos great tableside guacamole, elotes and other yummy Mexican food. Went to La Cucina twice. Great service and food.

Local-mediocre but open 24 hours.

Liked Observation lounge for lunches and less crowded. Fresh. Great desserts.superb view.

We liked Jersey Boys. We couldn’t precook comedy shows so we couldn’t see any. All booked. Better to book shows and food prior to trip. We couldn’t see a lot of the smaller shows/singing due to no seating available.

Many people loved the line dancing with Nashville Junction on pool deck.

Tortola-Escape to Josh Von Dyke excursion was so fun. 1 hour boat ride each way but 3hours on island. Bring money for the $8 drinks, food, souvenirs, etc.

Didn’t get off as Nassau. Instead, got a day pass for $59 for thermal suite. It was peaceful, quiet until everyone got back from port.

Spa-port days 10% discount BUT make sure if you are platinum and you get a “signature” item you can get 25% on port days. Doesn’t include Swedish but does include hot stone.

Husband had a lot of acupuncture for pain which provided temporary relief.

Husband enjoyed poker tournament, table games and slots.

You can be as busy or as lazy as you want to be.

Slow to get drinks poolside. They work hard but not enough on sea days.

We used the “cruise next” for future cruise deposits, good deal since we go 1-2x year.

More tips-review your account online. Be aware of your discounts, if any. Book everything as early as possible.

Disembark. Walk off. Went as expected. Not terrible.

We always like to try the new ships. Would try Bliss again but wanting to do Encore next year.
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