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So I cruise NCL quite often, in fact earned a status upgrade from platinum too platinum plus on this trip. Which means I'll get 2 Champaign, 2 water, and 60 minutes of internet in May on my next trip. So what did NCL do right on thus ship. It is beautiful, comfortable and all designed in all the common areas. With a few exceptions. The main donning rooms are similarly located, and the garden cafe as well. A very new addition is the observation lounge, which has the feel of the haven and comfort of your living room. It also provides able early morning continental service for the early riser. The pool deck it a little too crowded like their last 2/3 ships Escape and Getaway, I preferred the Epic for that. But the rooms are nicer on this ship. The one concern I do have is they cut out several bathroom facilities and the remaining ones are smaller, so after the show or leaving dinner you'll have to walk. A return to headliner entertainment was a bonus. Jersey boys was exceptional. The Casino had moved all smoking into an enclosed area, even thoughI didn't smoke out was one of the areas I could find s seat to play. The humidor room has a no cigarette policy they enforce. Which is good because on the getaway it was always too Smokey. I happened to be blessed enough with a suite on thus last trip, but looked in on other rooms and they are tight but not skimpy. Food was great except I was disappointed with La Cuchina due to menu changes, and the Seafood Restaurant Ocean Blue failed to meet a minimum acceptability rating from me. The rest were excellent. O'Sheehan's is called THE Local and is otherwise the same.

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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by Boston Beans

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
So I cruise NCL quite often, in fact earned a status upgrade from platinum too platinum plus on this trip. Which means I'll get 2 Champaign, 2 water, and 60 minutes of internet in May on my next trip.

So what did NCL do right on thus ship. It is beautiful, comfortable and all designed in all the common areas.

With a few exceptions.

The main donning rooms are similarly located, and the garden cafe as well. A very new addition is the observation lounge, which has the feel of the haven and comfort of your living room. It also provides able early morning continental service for the early riser.

The pool deck it a little too crowded like their last 2/3 ships Escape and Getaway, I preferred the Epic for that. But the rooms are nicer on this ship.

The one concern I do have is they cut out several bathroom facilities and the remaining ones are smaller, so after the show or leaving dinner you'll have to walk.

A return to headliner entertainment was a bonus. Jersey boys was exceptional.

The Casino had moved all smoking into an enclosed area, even thoughI didn't smoke out was one of the areas I could find s seat to play.

The humidor room has a no cigarette policy they enforce. Which is good because on the getaway it was always too Smokey.

I happened to be blessed enough with a suite on thus last trip, but looked in on other rooms and they are tight but not skimpy.

Food was great except I was disappointed with La Cuchina due to menu changes, and the Seafood Restaurant Ocean Blue failed to meet a minimum acceptability rating from me. The rest were excellent.

O'Sheehan's is called THE Local and is otherwise the same.
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Cabin Review

Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MA 13780
Nice bathroom with top notch shower.
Very tight storage space. Put your bags under the bed.
The balcony is just enough to sit out on, but you'll get no sun.
Beds comfortable, and everything was reasonably clean and orderly.
Deck 15 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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