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This was our first trip on NCL in fifteen years, and after over 25 cruises with Celebrity and Princess we wanted a change and to see a brand new large ship. We were quite satisfied with most of the experiences we had on the ship, weather is not their fault and it was cold and windy limiting outdoor experiences, but in all we were satisfied and will consider traveling with them again. Food quality was comparable if not better than other companies we have sailed with, and the specialty restaurants were excellent. Buffet was below standards of previous lines, with limited selections that we liked. Practically no seafood items for lunch. Entertainment on Jersey Boys well done, and band was fantastic. Cavern shows and comedy club really enjoyable. Negatives were: 1. Embarquation was disorganized, twenty minute line because some agents appeared to be there for the social experience. Actually overheard one talking to guest for nearly five minutes about the fact she used to live in their hometown and seeing if they knew her relatives!!! 2. Whoever thought that closets six inches from bed was a good idea should spend a week in that cabin. Had to get out of bed every time my spouse needed to go into the closet. Are shelves that much cheaper than drawers? No drawers for storage. 3, Never met the room steward during entire trip. 4, Although this was not a carribean cruise cannot imagine how 4000 guests can possibly use the pool area, probably less than 400 chairs for the single pool deck. Disembarquation was excellent. extremely organized and announcements were clear. Final comment, as others have mentioned NCL will try to nickel and dime every penny that they can get. Alcohol drinks were really light on booze.

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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by beechbum530

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This was our first trip on NCL in fifteen years, and after over 25 cruises with Celebrity and Princess we wanted a change and to see a brand new large ship.

We were quite satisfied with most of the experiences we had on the ship, weather is not their fault and it was cold and windy limiting outdoor experiences, but in all we were satisfied and will consider traveling with them again. Food quality was comparable if not better than other companies we have sailed with, and the specialty restaurants were excellent. Buffet was below standards of previous lines, with limited selections that we liked. Practically no seafood items for lunch. Entertainment on Jersey Boys well done, and band was fantastic.

Cavern shows and comedy club really enjoyable.

Negatives were:

1. Embarquation was disorganized, twenty minute line because some agents appeared to be there for the social experience. Actually overheard one talking to guest for nearly five minutes about the fact she used to live in their hometown and seeing if they knew her relatives!!!

2. Whoever thought that closets six inches from bed was a good idea should spend a week in that cabin. Had to get out of bed every time my spouse needed to go into the closet. Are shelves that much cheaper than drawers? No drawers for storage.

3, Never met the room steward during entire trip.

4, Although this was not a carribean cruise cannot imagine how 4000 guests can possibly

use the pool area, probably less than 400 chairs for the single pool deck.

Disembarquation was excellent. extremely organized and announcements were clear.

Final comment, as others have mentioned NCL will try to nickel and dime every penny that they can get. Alcohol drinks were really light on booze.
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