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Norwegian Bliss Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1202 reviews

Giant ship. Generic experience. Limited food options.

Review for Norwegian Bliss to the Mexican Riviera
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Apr 2019
Cabin: Oceanview with Large Picture Window

We chose this cruise as we were booking last minute out of LA and had to cruise this week only. The ship, although practically brand new broke down for a few hours in Mazatlan, then after leaving Cabo the next day the smoke stack spit out tar all over everyone on the back bar deck. The food options were in my opinion below par, I chock this up to having 5000 on one boat. The main dining rooms did not have a single item that was both gluten free and pescatarian - nothing. So we were left thinking we could try specialty restaurant.... but by the time we got on the cruise every restaurant was booked solid the entire week. So we spent $3k to eat buffet food for a week, which was a major let down as we usually cruise celebrity and are accustomed to being pampered for $3k. Also bottled water is not included in a premium beverage package, and when you order you need to specify that you don’t want well liquor or they will just pour your drink as cheap as they can. Also - they don’t use toothpicks or anything for limes so you are forced to dig the line out of your drink with your fingers if you want to squeeze the juice in your drink. The bed was rock hard but we had 2 extra comforters in our room that we used for padding. Also the WiFi is a joke, don’t bother. And to top it off we ended up next some crew members on the beach in Cabo and they had a meltdown that the resort gave us 2 chairs that they had “reserved”, It like it mattered because we only had 3 hours in Cabo, hardly a port stop. My advice, if you have any sort of special diet needs or don’t have kids, avoid Norwegian.

Cabin Review

Oceanview with Large Picture Window

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Port Reviews

Los Angeles

We live here. Everyday is an excursion.

Puerto Vallarta

We absolutely love Puerto Vallarta, but could not leave the boat due to intestinal issues from the food from the prior 2 at sea days. Total let down, we made the best of it by sunning on the deck with no other passengers but we missed our favorite port due to the below par food options on the boat.


The food in Mazatlan was bomb.com. Had Molcajete for the first time and I’ll go straight back to Mazatlan to have it again.

Cabo San Lucas

Due to rendering and early departure we only had 3 hours in Cabo so we ordered an Uber to take us to an empty beach. The driver took it upon himself to just drop us off at the packed tourist beach a mile away from where we wanted, with no cell service on the beach we decided to stay. We had a bucket of beer, some guacamole, and 3 tacos which came to $50. Lol. Don’t get me wrong, first time in Cabo and it looked beautiful but 3 hours in not hardly enough time to explore the city.

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