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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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1,207 Reviews

Disappointed with this Ship

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by Swalsh80

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2018
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom

This ship is too big. This was our third cruise with Norwegian (past cruises on Getaway and Escape). We were disappointed that Spice H2O was cut to half the size on the other ships to accommodate the loading area of the "race track" (the racing was pathetic, speed controlled by NCL employee and only a 3 or 4 laps, no room for passing).The Glow party became the Family Glow party and lasted one hour after which the DJ packed up his equipment and went elsewhere.We were also a little put off by the race track and laser tag taking up one whole deck. they took out the free activities and replaced them with revenue producing ones. I would rather have the ropes course, climbing wall, and basketball court rather then having to pay for the rather pathetic race track and rarely open laser tag. Other than that the crew and food were excellent. We ate at Q twice and it was probably the beast BBQ I have had. They are changing the drink menus also (no more Mango Meltdowns) and a lot of trainee bartenders that don't know anything beyond the basic mixed drinks. Christmas decorations were pretty, but blocked the view of the atrium from above, which is where we usually watch the shows from. The port at Nassau was awful, three other mega ships in port with us, excursions were rushed and crowded, not worth the time or expense, St. Thomas and Tortola were ok, but I don't think we will ever go on this itinerary again.

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Cabin Review

Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BA 1415

Never saw the cabin steward, he came in every day and took great care of the room, we could tell he'd been in to clean, but never saw him once.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Atlantis Resort

So crowded we didn't get to see anything, we felt rushed and like cattle being herded, as soon as the tour was over we hightailed it back to the sip. Total time wasted with this excursion - 1.5 hours. Totally not worth it

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