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Staterooms were clean but very small in comparison to other ships we've been on. Noise from decks above should not be heard in rooms below in a modern ship. If you book on deck 5, bring your sleeping pills as it will be noisy. Photography is a big miss on NCL's part. Photos taken at dinner are strong-arm sold on the spot and are not available once you leave the restaurant. There are plenty of gimmicky backgrounds for pictures and no shortage of NCL badged borders. If I wanted this style of photo, I would have booked with Disney. Needless to say we did not get photos. Royal Carribbean does a much better job with photos. Dining was generally okay but waiters hovered over us while expecting additional tip to be offered on the bill. signing with a tablet is fine but the interface is not ready for the consumer. It had very small font and looks like it was made for the employees. We had this issue at Cagneys. Shore excursions were generally good but overpriced. Do not go on the Bering Sea tour. You might do better to watch an episode of deadliest catch and then visit your local seafood store to see the crabs up close. Waste of money. The shows were raunchy with no notice of content so we had to find out the hard way when we brought our kids to see Havana. The app was useless and it's absurd NCL charges for the ability to e-chat with other cruisers. Overall, a great itinerary but a very poor value and many missed opportunities for NCL.

Ridiculous Nickel and Diming

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by rchorlog

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Mid-ship Oceanview with Large Picture Window
Staterooms were clean but very small in comparison to other ships we've been on. Noise from decks above should not be heard in rooms below in a modern ship. If you book on deck 5, bring your sleeping pills as it will be noisy.

Photography is a big miss on NCL's part. Photos taken at dinner are strong-arm sold on the spot and are not available once you leave the restaurant. There are plenty of gimmicky backgrounds for pictures and no shortage of NCL badged borders. If I wanted this style of photo, I would have booked with Disney. Needless to say we did not get photos. Royal Carribbean does a much better job with photos.

Dining was generally okay but waiters hovered over us while expecting additional tip to be offered on the bill. signing with a tablet is fine but the interface is not ready for the consumer. It had very small font and looks like it was made for the employees. We had this issue at Cagneys.

Shore excursions were generally good but overpriced. Do not go on the Bering Sea tour. You might do better to watch an episode of deadliest catch and then visit your local seafood store to see the crabs up close. Waste of money.

The shows were raunchy with no notice of content so we had to find out the hard way when we brought our kids to see Havana.

The app was useless and it's absurd NCL charges for the ability to e-chat with other cruisers.

Overall, a great itinerary but a very poor value and many missed opportunities for NCL.
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Cabin Review

Mid-ship Oceanview with Large Picture Window
Cabin OB 5132
Cabins on this deck are under what sounded like a roller-skating rink. Sounds of rolling carts and plumbing noises from above made this room less than ideal.
Deck 5 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews