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I chose this cruise because it included Glacier Bay and we wanted to depart from Seattle. Embarkation was incredible! Left Kimpton Monaco hotel at 12:05 and we were in our room by 12:45. Line moves so fast I didn’t have time to unzip a pocket to grab papers! Very organized! Truly amazing! You could be as busy as you wanted or as relaxed as you wanted. We enjoyed the schedule which allowed sleeping in! Water was so smooth only a little rocking on at sea Monday. So much to do we didn’t see everything. Entertainment - loved Jersey Boys, Havana was good, enjoyed Beatles too. Heard Prohibition (extra charge) was great. Never saw comedians. Dining-loved Le Bistro, Teppanyaki was good (not great), Cagney’s was the best steak! Los Lobos-didn’t have a reservation but got in on Saturday night when winds prevented stop at Victoria. Buffet - eh. Taste and Savor were better. District Brewery didn’t have a good vibe. Observation Lounge- favorite bar. Loved WT Greer entertainer. Was surprised at the people who were totally asleep in the Observation Lounge (go to your room!). Bartenders in Observation lounge took great care of us! Excursions- fun whale watching in Juneau. Recommend combo train ride/bus in Skagway. Ketchikan Creek Street and Totems. The day in Glacier Bay was a highlight. Rangers onboard shared info. Watching from balcony was terrific. It’s the one time guests can go on the bow of the boat. We had a blue sky day! Casino-had fun. Won a little on slots and blackjack. Gave it back. Atrium. We liked sitting on higher floor watching entertainment below. Spa-has great massages. Fell for up sell and bought products. Weather- rain can be real! Poncho, big umbrella, good raincoat. Only needed it one day. People- nice people on the ship. At port- pretty organized on and off. Of course you’re going to have lines people. Elevators- of course your going to see full elevators. Not bad. Trip was great. Room steward decorated for 40th anniversary. That was fun. We signed on for another NCL cruise. Great staff and crew! Tv- loved tv options. Weather, activities, port info, bridge camera, navigation, some tv like CNBC, Fox News, sports, movies. Bingo, Deal or No Deal, all kinda of fun things to learn about or watch. We did love our experience. We’re 60. Ship had 4,800 guests. (800 kids). Took advantage or Port Valet which ship delivers luggage to airport and prints your boarding pass and delivers to room. Awesome! Also used NCL transfer to airport. Convenient. They are pros and know how to move people!!

NCL Bliss Alaska Inside Passage 2019

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by Mark and Denise

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
I chose this cruise because it included Glacier Bay and we wanted to depart from Seattle. Embarkation was incredible! Left Kimpton Monaco hotel at 12:05 and we were in our room by 12:45. Line moves so fast I didn’t have time to unzip a pocket to grab papers! Very organized! Truly amazing!

You could be as busy as you wanted or as relaxed as you wanted. We enjoyed the schedule which allowed sleeping in! Water was so smooth only a little rocking on at sea Monday. So much to do we didn’t see everything.

Entertainment - loved Jersey Boys, Havana was good, enjoyed Beatles too. Heard Prohibition (extra charge) was great. Never saw comedians.

Dining-loved Le Bistro, Teppanyaki was good (not great), Cagney’s was the best steak! Los Lobos-didn’t have a reservation but got in on Saturday night when winds prevented stop at Victoria. Buffet - eh. Taste and Savor were better. District Brewery didn’t have a good vibe.

Observation Lounge- favorite bar. Loved WT Greer entertainer. Was surprised at the people who were totally asleep in the Observation Lounge (go to your room!). Bartenders in Observation lounge took great care of us!

Excursions- fun whale watching in Juneau. Recommend combo train ride/bus in Skagway. Ketchikan Creek Street and Totems.

The day in Glacier Bay was a highlight. Rangers onboard shared info. Watching from balcony was terrific. It’s the one time guests can go on the bow of the boat. We had a blue sky day!

Casino-had fun. Won a little on slots and blackjack. Gave it back.

Atrium. We liked sitting on higher floor watching entertainment below.

Spa-has great massages. Fell for up sell and bought products.

Weather- rain can be real! Poncho, big umbrella, good raincoat. Only needed it one day.

People- nice people on the ship.

At port- pretty organized on and off. Of course you’re going to have lines people.

Elevators- of course your going to see full elevators. Not bad.

Trip was great. Room steward decorated for 40th anniversary. That was fun.

We signed on for another NCL cruise. Great staff and crew!

Tv- loved tv options. Weather, activities, port info, bridge camera, navigation, some tv like CNBC, Fox News, sports, movies.

Bingo, Deal or No Deal, all kinda of fun things to learn about or watch.

We did love our experience. We’re 60. Ship had 4,800 guests. (800 kids). Took advantage or Port Valet which ship delivers luggage to airport and prints your boarding pass and delivers to room. Awesome! Also used NCL transfer to airport. Convenient. They are pros and know how to move people!!
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Cabin Review

Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MC 10200
Loved our cabin! Plenty of storage! Luggage fits under the bed. Nice drawer under sofa. Large shower, double sink, comfortable size. Nice storage in restroom too! First experience with a balcony. Will always have a balcony! Used luggage cubes, just moved them to closet shelves! Two coat hooks by door. Excellent steward.
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