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This was our first NCL cruise and we selected the Bliss because it was a new ship and it included an upscale Haven area. I have cruised for many years but this was my husband's first cruise and he thoroughly enjoyed himself. The seas were calm despite it being windy. We stayed in cabin 18106 and our steward Randolf was excellent. He greeted us every time with a huge smile on his face. His towel animals were priceless especially the hanging monkey. If you are lucky enough to be assigned to one of his cabins you will be amazed. Roland our butler was outstanding. He always made sure all of our requests were taken care of in a smiling professional manner. His snack choices were great. Roland was so knowledgeable he could be the Concierge. As we were leaving we learned he was going to take over for Patrick our Concierge for a week while Patrick was off the ship. We were thrilled for him. The Haven Restaurant is very good. The sea bass was wonderful. Lunch choices are also very tasty. Although we wished they had a club sandwich option. We truly enjoyed the quiet laid back atmosphere of the Haven. We also were able to go to the other restaurants like the Bistro which was excellent - try the creme brulee. LaCucina was a disappointment. The food was only average but sitting outside for dinner was a treat. Skip the fettuccine Alfredo it was not very good. Ocean Blue was good and the food was extremely hot (temperature wise). Try the grouper. Jersey Boys was wonderful and it lasted almost 2 hours. Havana was good but not of the same caliber. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze. The new facial recognition program as we disembarked the ship was fabulous. No long line. We were off the ship by 9:15. In addition, getting on the ship was extremely smooth too. We wished there had been a golf simulator on board. Or some golf excursions. But otherwise there are tons of activities to do - or not do. All of the staff were very gracious, smiling and more than willing to go out of their way to provide top notch service. If you're considering a cruise and are afraid of going on such a large ship - book a Haven room, you won't be disappointed. We'll definitely go again on NCL in a Haven room.

Outstanding Cruise

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by Friesgca

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony
This was our first NCL cruise and we selected the Bliss because it was a new ship and it included an upscale Haven area. I have cruised for many years but this was my husband's first cruise and he thoroughly enjoyed himself. The seas were calm despite it being windy.

We stayed in cabin 18106 and our steward Randolf was excellent. He greeted us every time with a huge smile on his face. His towel animals were priceless especially the hanging monkey. If you are lucky enough to be assigned to one of his cabins you will be amazed.

Roland our butler was outstanding. He always made sure all of our requests were taken care of in a smiling professional manner. His snack choices were great. Roland was so knowledgeable he could be the Concierge. As we were leaving we learned he was going to take over for Patrick our Concierge for a week while Patrick was off the ship. We were thrilled for him.

The Haven Restaurant is very good. The sea bass was wonderful. Lunch choices are also very tasty. Although we wished they had a club sandwich option.

We truly enjoyed the quiet laid back atmosphere of the Haven. We also were able to go to the other restaurants like the Bistro which was excellent - try the creme brulee. LaCucina was a disappointment. The food was only average but sitting outside for dinner was a treat. Skip the fettuccine Alfredo it was not very good. Ocean Blue was good and the food was extremely hot (temperature wise). Try the grouper.

Jersey Boys was wonderful and it lasted almost 2 hours. Havana was good but not of the same caliber. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze. The new facial recognition program as we disembarked the ship was fabulous. No long line. We were off the ship by 9:15. In addition, getting on the ship was extremely smooth too.

We wished there had been a golf simulator on board. Or some golf excursions. But otherwise there are tons of activities to do - or not do.

All of the staff were very gracious, smiling and more than willing to go out of their way to provide top notch service. If you're considering a cruise and are afraid of going on such a large ship - book a Haven room, you won't be disappointed. We'll definitely go again on NCL in a Haven room.
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The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony
Cabin H5 18106
We stayed in cabin 18106 and our steward Randolf was excellent. He greeted us every time with a huge smile on his face. His towel animals were priceless especially the hanging monkey. If you are lucky enough to be assigned to one of his cabins you will be amazed.

The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was quite spacious. There was a table and 4 chairs which enabled us to enjoy breakfast in the room each morning that was delivered by Roland the butler. The balcony was a bit small but adequate for our needs.
Deck 18 Suite Cabins