Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by GINNY L
- Sail Date: May 2019
- Destination: Alaska
All officers were very approachable and extremely nice. Been on many other cruise lines where they don't seem to have the time to even say hi.
Boarding---Extremely fast. No issues here.
Food on boarding day----We went to the local which was great but others went to the buffet which there were no tables.
CABINS---We had from a three person accessible window cabin to many mini suites. The three person accessible window cabin was extra large. Since this was my brother's first time cruising he could not compare it to other cabins. My sister and her husband and me and my husband had aft cabins. We loved our balconies and scenery but we thought it was tight getting into the closet. I thought there were more than enough storage for two people. Tip putting the shoes in the drawer under the couch. That way you can sit down on the couch pull out the drawer and grab your shoes. People in the other balconies loved their balconies. The mini suites seemed to be the same room size as a regular balcony room, but mini suite bathrooms have a double sink and a shower with a large bath tub. If that is what you prefer then get a mini suite. Everybody said their room steward was awesome.
Shows--Everybody preferred Jersey Boys over Havana. The Beatles show and the comedians were great. My son and his girlfriend enjoyed the prohibition show. None of us made it to the glow/white party.
Bars--Great service everywhere. We went to every bar. The mojito bar with the Chocolate Cowboy and the magician bartender Bong was always entertaining. Lily at the Atrium was always a sweet heart. The guy at the Q bar worked his little but off and made us great drinks and shots. Michael and Rommel and the vibe bar and right outside the vibe are always great.
Best food that was included---The Local
Best specialty dining the Steakhouse and the Food Republic.
My daughter is vegan and at each restaurant the chef will come out and directly speak with her to see what she likes. She felt very special when they did this.
Best place to be for the glacier if you can---The Spa. Not many people and it is warm and relaxing. Best free space for the inside would be the observation lounge. People get there very early. Best place for the outside to view--if you don't have an aft balcony Deck 8 in the heliport that they open up just for this event. Another is the Vibe which they open up for everybody for that day.
Best place to find an uncrowded hot tub and bar--Right outside of the Vibe on Deck 19. Bartenders Michael and Rommel will always treat you well.
Paid activities. The cars were fun and the lazer tag was a blast. I would do lazer tag again but not the cars. If you get behind a slow person they usually don't pull over so you are stuck. However, I think the cost is twice then what it should be. I would have liked to pay half and did them twice.
Free activities--The slide racer was awesome and the water was warm. I could not go down the other slide since we could not get off our rings. We only did a little bit of golfing since it was too cold and windy. We had some family members who enjoyed the game shows in the atrium.
Best place to relax and view on the ship--HANDS DOWN the observation deck.
One thing that everybody wanted was longer time in port. Rather skip one place and stay longer at others. Also the gym is very small. Not counting the spin class they only had one free bike.
Overall another fantastic experience on Norwegian. If you have any questions please ask.
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