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We have been on many cruises and cruise lines. My husband has done over 25 cruises. Quick Summary: Ship - Beautiful, a little choppy not as open. Maybe because it was made for Alaska. Embarkation - Easy Debarkation - Nightmare Ports - Beautiful Port times - Horrible, we only had a couple hours in two ports and Glacier bay was 4/5 hours (not all day) Cabin: beautiful and new.. not much difference in the categories though. Hot tubs: kicked out every night at 10:00pm Pool: small Go Karts - $15 per ride, tiny track Laser Tag - not free never did it Messaging App: Gliched often missed messages and $9.95 per person Specialty dining: amazing food Buffet: average Staff: Just ok, not nearly as friendly as other trips. A rude staff member asked my 19 year old where his parents were. Excursions: Great! You must book excursions most days or you will be bored due to the horrible short port times. Shows/activities: just ok, Jersey boys was good, Havana and comedy show were bad. Overall the cruise was extremely expensive and there was an upcharge for everything you walked by. Beware!!! You will spend much more money on board if you have children. We booked this cruise way in advance with a group of 10 in 4 rooms and we grossly overpaid. They had the same rooms a thousand less per person 90 days before. We called and we got a 25% of total difference credit and some room upgrades. Robbed!!! I suggest you book 90 days before when sales run and people didn’t pay in full. We are done with NCL for now or maybe cruising all together. We spent 13k without airfare for 2 mini suites for 4 people.

Upcharge Ship with short port times beware

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by natalie6ann

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
We have been on many cruises and cruise lines. My husband has done over 25 cruises.

Quick Summary:

Ship - Beautiful, a little choppy not as open. Maybe because it was made for Alaska.

Embarkation - Easy

Debarkation - Nightmare

Ports - Beautiful

Port times - Horrible, we only had a couple hours in two ports and Glacier bay was 4/5 hours (not all day)

Cabin: beautiful and new.. not much difference in the categories though.

Hot tubs: kicked out every night at 10:00pm

Pool: small

Go Karts - $15 per ride, tiny track

Laser Tag - not free never did it

Messaging App: Gliched often missed messages and $9.95 per person

Specialty dining: amazing food

Buffet: average

Staff: Just ok, not nearly as friendly as other trips. A rude staff member asked my 19 year old where his parents were.

Excursions: Great! You must book excursions most days or you will be bored due to the horrible short port times.

Shows/activities: just ok, Jersey boys was good, Havana and comedy show were bad.

Overall the cruise was extremely expensive and there was an upcharge for everything you walked by. Beware!!! You will spend much more money on board if you have children. We booked this cruise way in advance with a group of 10 in 4 rooms and we grossly overpaid. They had the same rooms a thousand less per person 90 days before. We called and we got a 25% of total difference credit and some room upgrades. Robbed!!! I suggest you book 90 days before when sales run and people didn’t pay in full.

We are done with NCL for now or maybe cruising all together. We spent 13k without airfare for 2 mini suites for 4 people.
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