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Overall, it was a great cruise! Embarkation went smoothly, just a little confusing initially with Bliss using two terminals. A huge perk was being expedited through security! A half hour from parking the car to stepping onboard! Our cabin was available just short of 1pm and our luggage was in the cabin at 3:30!!! The dining was incredible! Cagney's was excellent, as usual. Service was incredibly fast, we had our food about 15 minutes after we sat down! Los Lobos was very good. Guacamole was handmade at your table and served with spiced chips that added just the right punch to the guac! A little pricey for the servings, but not horribly. What to say about Teppanyaki? That is the most consistent restaurant I’ve ever visited. The food is always excellent and the chefs very friendly and entertaining. Q was the one that really shone for me! The service was amazing, the portions were big, and the food was awesome! I had the platter, the sausage and brisket were really good, but the ribs and chicken were the highlight! Just enough sauce to tastes great and not have run down to my elbows! The entertainment was pretty flat for me. Jersey Boys and Havana just didn’t grab me. The music and singing were fantastic, but there were more, non-musical elements, that dragged them out. Happy Hour Prohibition was WOW! It was in the Social Club, so a significantly more intimate location that made the interactive parts of the show way more fun. Five drinks were included and they were mixed strong! The girls were amazing! Great voices and it looked like they were having a blast performing, especially when they messed with members of the audience! It is adult only, and if you are easily offended by sexual innuendo you may want to pass. We went to one theme party, Caliente, and were really disappointed with it. It’s billed as “...featuring pop/Latin music.” It didn’t. It was just electronic rave music. Basically, Glow Party with a new name. The usual game shows were there, the dance contest and the Not so Newlywed game are always hysterical!! There weren’t as many dance classes as the other NCL ships we’ve been on. Three on a 7-day cruise. We were 50/50 with the excursions. The Champagne Snorkel and Cruise in St Thomas was fantastic! We were on the catamaran The Dancing Dolphin. The cat was very clean and well maintained and the crew was incredible!! Captain Val, Hope, and Brandon were very professional and super friendly! They kept everything upbeat and made sure the rum punch and champagne flowed on the way back! We also made a quick run up to Paradise Point on the Sky Ride. $21 but the view is amazing!! Check it out on Google images!! The second excursion was a cruise over to Virgin Gorda and the Baths. It’s a snorkel in and out so, if you can’t swim, look at another way to visit. If you’ve never been to the Baths, it’s a pretty neat thing to see. CRAZY crowded, but neat. Our crew on this one didn’t inspire confidence in us. The two deck hands didn’t really seem to know what they were doing. When we left Virgin Gorda, one of them didn’t finish untying us from the anchor point so they snapped a rope, the Captain was so involved with that, he almost hit another boat. He stopped the boat after some of us started yelling for him to stop. We didn’t get off the ship at Nassau, but the majority of the passengers did. The hot tubs, pools, go-kart track, and ocean loops were pretty much empty. The go-karts were fun, very, very busy usually. The Ocean Loops water slide was a blast! One really cool memory is Wyland, the artist who designed the hull art for the Bliss, was on board. He did two paintings/watercolors at 678 Ocean Place (the atrium) every day. He’s a really nice guy and appears to really like interacting with his fans! He was always talking to us, he’d take photos with us holding his just finished painting, and just really cool. He usually had to be dragged out by his rep. I would definitely do this cruise again! The crew was incredible! We’ve always had great crews, but this one just took it a step further! The Cruise Director and his assistant (Silas and Alex) were everywhere and always full of energy. I had the biggest smile watching Silas dance with a little girl, about 8 or so, in Spice H2O! He made that little one’s night! Our concierge and butler were on our cruise 18 months ago on the Epic and they remembered us!

Beautiful ship!!

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by LocStar320

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: The Haven Spa Suite with Balcony
Overall, it was a great cruise! Embarkation went smoothly, just a little confusing initially with Bliss using two terminals. A huge perk was being expedited through security! A half hour from parking the car to stepping onboard! Our cabin was available just short of 1pm and our luggage was in the cabin at 3:30!!!

The dining was incredible! Cagney's was excellent, as usual. Service was incredibly fast, we had our food about 15 minutes after we sat down! Los Lobos was very good. Guacamole was handmade at your table and served with spiced chips that added just the right punch to the guac! A little pricey for the servings, but not horribly. What to say about Teppanyaki? That is the most consistent restaurant I’ve ever visited. The food is always excellent and the chefs very friendly and entertaining. Q was the one that really shone for me! The service was amazing, the portions were big, and the food was awesome! I had the platter, the sausage and brisket were really good, but the ribs and chicken were the highlight! Just enough sauce to tastes great and not have run down to my elbows!

The entertainment was pretty flat for me. Jersey Boys and Havana just didn’t grab me. The music and singing were fantastic, but there were more, non-musical elements, that dragged them out. Happy Hour Prohibition was WOW! It was in the Social Club, so a significantly more intimate location that made the interactive parts of the show way more fun. Five drinks were included and they were mixed strong! The girls were amazing! Great voices and it looked like they were having a blast performing, especially when they messed with members of the audience! It is adult only, and if you are easily offended by sexual innuendo you may want to pass. We went to one theme party, Caliente, and were really disappointed with it. It’s billed as “...featuring pop/Latin music.” It didn’t. It was just electronic rave music. Basically, Glow Party with a new name. The usual game shows were there, the dance contest and the Not so Newlywed game are always hysterical!! There weren’t as many dance classes as the other NCL ships we’ve been on. Three on a 7-day cruise.

We were 50/50 with the excursions. The Champagne Snorkel and Cruise in St Thomas was fantastic! We were on the catamaran The Dancing Dolphin. The cat was very clean and well maintained and the crew was incredible!! Captain Val, Hope, and Brandon were very professional and super friendly! They kept everything upbeat and made sure the rum punch and champagne flowed on the way back! We also made a quick run up to Paradise Point on the Sky Ride. $21 but the view is amazing!! Check it out on Google images!! The second excursion was a cruise over to Virgin Gorda and the Baths. It’s a snorkel in and out so, if you can’t swim, look at another way to visit. If you’ve never been to the Baths, it’s a pretty neat thing to see. CRAZY crowded, but neat. Our crew on this one didn’t inspire confidence in us. The two deck hands didn’t really seem to know what they were doing. When we left Virgin Gorda, one of them didn’t finish untying us from the anchor point so they snapped a rope, the Captain was so involved with that, he almost hit another boat. He stopped the boat after some of us started yelling for him to stop. We didn’t get off the ship at Nassau, but the majority of the passengers did. The hot tubs, pools, go-kart track, and ocean loops were pretty much empty.

The go-karts were fun, very, very busy usually. The Ocean Loops water slide was a blast! One really cool memory is Wyland, the artist who designed the hull art for the Bliss, was on board. He did two paintings/watercolors at 678 Ocean Place (the atrium) every day. He’s a really nice guy and appears to really like interacting with his fans! He was always talking to us, he’d take photos with us holding his just finished painting, and just really cool. He usually had to be dragged out by his rep.

I would definitely do this cruise again! The crew was incredible! We’ve always had great crews, but this one just took it a step further! The Cruise Director and his assistant (Silas and Alex) were everywhere and always full of energy. I had the biggest smile watching Silas dance with a little girl, about 8 or so, in Spice H2O! He made that little one’s night! Our concierge and butler were on our cruise 18 months ago on the Epic and they remembered us!
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Cabin Review

The Haven Spa Suite with Balcony
Cabin H9 15260
Great cabin! Plenty of room and storage. We didn’t use the in-room jacuzzi tub, but the access to the thermal suite was well used! Easy access to, just up one the stair to deck 16 and your there! The only problem was super minor, multiple drawer and door latches didn’t work. Our butler, Maria, and steward, Tomy, were awesome! They took great care of us and our cabin!
Deck 15 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins