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We chose this cruise because the date fit with a Celebrity cruise the week before, and we are Latitudes Platinum members. We were anxious to try out NCL's newest ship. My review is brief; please excuse this if you were looking for a more detailed description. We aren't sun worshippers, preferring instead to find quiet places on the ship to read or stare out at the ocean. And just as well, because the pool area was mobbed most of the day. My favorite part of this whole ship was the Observation Lounge...it's clear this ship was designed for Alaska cruising...loads of great space up there, including a large bar area. And usually quite busy with the "non-pool" crowd. They serve a cold breakfast and light lunch buffet as well as tea time offerings in the afternoon. We ate most dinners in Taste. The main dining room, Manhattan, was almost like a cavernous dining hall with all the tables in long rows....not very inviting. Taste and Savor looked more intimate and quieter. The food was average; nothing really outstanding, but I was quite happy to not be cooking or washing up. Our servers may have been stretched too thin...we often had to ask for a wine or water refill. The Garden Cafe had plenty of choices...good job up there. We used the gym several times, plenty of equipment to choose from. DO NOT MISS the "Jersey Boys" show. The lead singer here sounded exactly like Frankie Valle...a very professional and polished show...the best cruise show we've ever seen...and this was cruise #28 for us. We also signed up for the silent disco. We had great fun with this on Celebrity cruises, so we were looking forward to trying this on NCL. But not to be. On Celebrity your headphones have 3 channels of music to pick from on your headphones and you can switch from one to another. But on NCL you put on headphones and have to be underneath a particular part of the ceiling to hear that type of music...we didn't stay long. We had booked all our dinners/shows/comedians early, but I think that most people who hadn't booked these were able to get into any show by standing on the "Standby" line. We only saw our cabin steward twice, but the cabin was always in top shape...thank you, Mark. And every NCL staff member we came across always had a friendly hello....a great crew! All in all, we enjoyed the cruise!

Bliss February 2019

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by rosiegirl2

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom
We chose this cruise because the date fit with a Celebrity cruise the week before, and we are Latitudes Platinum members. We were anxious to try out NCL's newest ship.

My review is brief; please excuse this if you were looking for a more detailed description. We aren't sun worshippers, preferring instead to find quiet places on the ship to read or stare out at the ocean. And just as well, because the pool area was mobbed most of the day. My favorite part of this whole ship was the Observation Lounge...it's clear this ship was designed for Alaska cruising...loads of great space up there, including a large bar area. And usually quite busy with the "non-pool" crowd. They serve a cold breakfast and light lunch buffet as well as tea time offerings in the afternoon.

We ate most dinners in Taste. The main dining room, Manhattan, was almost like a cavernous dining hall with all the tables in long rows....not very inviting. Taste and Savor looked more intimate and quieter. The food was average; nothing really outstanding, but I was quite happy to not be cooking or washing up. Our servers may have been stretched too thin...we often had to ask for a wine or water refill. The Garden Cafe had plenty of choices...good job up there. We used the gym several times, plenty of equipment to choose from.

DO NOT MISS the "Jersey Boys" show. The lead singer here sounded exactly like Frankie Valle...a very professional and polished show...the best cruise show we've ever seen...and this was cruise #28 for us. We also signed up for the silent disco. We had great fun with this on Celebrity cruises, so we were looking forward to trying this on NCL. But not to be. On Celebrity your headphones have 3 channels of music to pick from on your headphones and you can switch from one to another. But on NCL you put on headphones and have to be underneath a particular part of the ceiling to hear that type of music...we didn't stay long. We had booked all our dinners/shows/comedians early, but I think that most people who hadn't booked these were able to get into any show by standing on the "Standby" line.

We only saw our cabin steward twice, but the cabin was always in top shape...thank you, Mark. And every NCL staff member we came across always had a friendly hello....a great crew! All in all, we enjoyed the cruise!
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Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom
Cabin BD 11292
Plenty of storage space....bed by the door. USB ports on each bedside light fixture. Shampoo and body wash dispenser in th the shower.
Deck 14 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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