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Chose this ship bec ots the biggest n newest ship for alaska Chose alaska bec theres no scenic beauty ss stupendous.. Embarkation waa suchhh a long tedious process with extended paper works - we could not book go karting- pne of the main atteaction on bliss Disembarkation waa a breeze in comparison Cabin- Mini suite with balcony 12828- midship starboard-perfect location as all decks walkable..prrfect suze for couple - loved the nozzles in the shower very relaxing - Its called a minisuite but didnt find it any different from a room with balcony in our earlier rcl cruise..stowed our suitcases(3 big ones for 2 of us(under the bed v comfortably after having hung clothes in wardrobe- enuff hanging space n hangers for a couple- enough space in side drawers n cabinets..good bed lamps n usb charging points conveniently located...bath is good size with ample storage though a very tiny bin- Service in room i wd rate 6/10 The phone of guest services wd always be busy and basic thing like ironing board wd take hours to arrive.. hvng travelled harmony of the seas western Mediterranean destination in 2016 we were spoilt for amazing staff service ..still remember the stewardess ( nancy)from rcl she was so warm n friendly...all room service were considerably delayed.. Having said that.. we were touched to receive a bottle of wine and strawberry chocolates on our anniversary once the staff came to know about it..thanks guys...u made it special Bed is comfy n good size..linen high quality..pillows give u good sleep.. balcony with standatd 2 chairs n teapoy is regulsr but makes for great reading n tea time.. carry some cloth clips if u intend drying some clothes in balcony as alaska tends to get v windy On board entertainment Havana - letdown Jersey boys - boring Comedy good fun Laser tag - dint find it intersting whn we went to chk it out but maybe its for younger lot Go karting- phew- we were so looking forward to it butwas all sold out 6th deck - there was something or the other on on 6th deck all the time- movies,, competitions quizzes dance classes dance sessions m were fun ..for those who like to take it as a big party time rather than cruising per se.. Classes like health talk makeup skincare were informative but tagged with promotion of their merchandise so dint leave good tadte in mouh Food Garden cafe ahaa was the main dining room..with buffet - great view from almost everywhere .amaxing varety of food and with a special each night made it very interesting.. never used to get too crowded- good staff and good management there.. Taste savour Manhattan were other dining rooms we went to n were finedining .. limited but great food options with again menu changing on daily basis... our veg frens dint hv anyth to eat there so they ate at gardencsfe n wd join us,- this eould break the party n wd take away from fun of being together Starbucks was fab n made cappuccino the way i like.. by day 4 they just knew how hot how strong ..a big shoutout for them.. Salon- Mohammed my hairdresser was too good n forthcoming with advice for my kind of hair n the seaday combo..n also made me spot dolphins while getting my hair done..haha.. the boons of saloning while sailing Alaska Shopping on board Was extremely limited but not bad-a particular guy there was pretty cheeky n creepy' Excursions You sail for 7 days with 4 ports docking of which 1 gets cancelled . Juneau- we docked from 230 to 11pm . N boy what a haphazard way serpentine queues for disembarkation for excursion..wasted precious time there...port times i wd say are very short well we went to mendenhall glacier n could not walk to nugget falls bec of time limitation Then the best thing whsle watching..its the best thing to do in Alaska..evven if you ot into wild life.. in this excursion u see the real alaska scenry.. no words no pictures can do justice to the beauty of the insidewaters where this excursion takes you..mindblowing..be prepared for windy weather..they give you binoculars..so dont bother carrying..n hot drinks are complimentary Skagway- 13 hours excursion n well judtified..we did yukon sightseeing tour by private van for the 13 of us hsbing read bad reviews of the train.. absolutely missable unless welcome to Alaska attracts you..scenery is nothing great...spend that time in skagway diwntown..go to red onion salon restaurant- one of ots own kinds- a brothel from 1800s turned into a restt..they give you tour of brothel too for10 usd..long queues for table as its small place.. High point of alaska cruise- dog sledding n helicoptter ride over glaciers to reach there' book it as soon as u book the cruise- its every penny worth it...book thru ncl for cancelation n insurance (god forbid).. Ketchikan-6 to 1 docking- n we chose lumberjack show ' a huge mistake- for such short time..go to saxman village see totems eat crabs walk around the city shop a bit.. Victoria - we hd scheduled ncls enchanted tour of butchart gardens..hvmg done these last year we were still so keen on them to see the lovely begonias in bloom at night..but this port got cancelled...so disappointing Cruising glacier bay Aah such a lovely day- glaciers all around-wht lovely turquise waters ice..wild life whales..sealions seagulls..heavens..n it was great from every window..go to 8th deck - its empty more or less n njoy the vista. From nose of ship.. Comclusion Alaska is beautiful.. It comes tp you..you dont have to go for it. Ncl can tweak its itinerary a bit to increase docking times and maybe add one more port.. Rcl vs ncl- ?? Rcl rcl rcl

More ports please

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by Inluvwithcruising

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Chose this ship bec ots the biggest n newest ship for alaska

Chose alaska bec theres no scenic beauty ss stupendous..

Embarkation waa suchhh a long tedious process with extended paper works - we could not book go karting- pne of the main atteaction on bliss

Disembarkation waa a breeze in comparison

Cabin-

Mini suite with balcony 12828- midship starboard-perfect location as all decks walkable..prrfect suze for couple - loved the nozzles in the shower very relaxing -

Its called a minisuite but didnt find it any different from a room with balcony in our earlier rcl cruise..stowed our suitcases(3 big ones for 2 of us(under the bed v comfortably after having hung clothes in wardrobe- enuff hanging space n hangers for a couple- enough space in side drawers n cabinets..good bed lamps n usb charging points conveniently located...bath is good size with ample storage though a very tiny bin-

Service in room i wd rate 6/10

The phone of guest services wd always be busy and basic thing like ironing board wd take hours to arrive.. hvng travelled harmony of the seas western Mediterranean destination in 2016 we were spoilt for amazing staff service ..still remember the stewardess ( nancy)from rcl she was so warm n friendly...all room service were considerably delayed..

Having said that.. we were touched to receive a bottle of wine and strawberry chocolates on our anniversary once the staff came to know about it..thanks guys...u made it special

Bed is comfy n good size..linen high quality..pillows give u good sleep.. balcony with standatd 2 chairs n teapoy is regulsr but makes for great reading n tea time.. carry some cloth clips if u intend drying some clothes in balcony as alaska tends to get v windy

On board entertainment

Havana - letdown

Jersey boys - boring

Comedy good fun

Laser tag - dint find it intersting whn we went to chk it out but maybe its for younger lot

Go karting- phew- we were so looking forward to it butwas all sold out

6th deck - there was something or the other on on 6th deck all the time- movies,, competitions quizzes dance classes dance sessions m were fun ..for those who like to take it as a big party time rather than cruising per se..

Classes like health talk makeup skincare were informative but tagged with promotion of their merchandise so dint leave good tadte in mouh

Food

Garden cafe ahaa was the main dining room..with buffet - great view from almost everywhere .amaxing varety of food and with a special each night made it very interesting.. never used to get too crowded- good staff and good management there..

Taste savour Manhattan were other dining rooms we went to n were finedining .. limited but great food options with again menu changing on daily basis... our veg frens dint hv anyth to eat there so they ate at gardencsfe n wd join us,- this eould break the party n wd take away from fun of being together

Starbucks was fab n made cappuccino the way i like.. by day 4 they just knew how hot how strong ..a big shoutout for them..

Salon- Mohammed my hairdresser was too good n forthcoming with advice for my kind of hair n the seaday combo..n also made me spot dolphins while getting my hair done..haha.. the boons of saloning while sailing Alaska

Shopping on board

Was extremely limited but not bad-a particular guy there was pretty cheeky n creepy'

Excursions

You sail for 7 days with 4 ports docking of which 1 gets cancelled .

Juneau- we docked from 230 to 11pm .

N boy what a haphazard way serpentine queues for disembarkation for excursion..wasted precious time there...port times i wd say are very short well we went to mendenhall glacier n could not walk to nugget falls bec of time limitation

Then the best thing whsle watching..its the best thing to do in Alaska..evven if you ot into wild life.. in this excursion u see the real alaska scenry.. no words no pictures can do justice to the beauty of the insidewaters where this excursion takes you..mindblowing..be prepared for windy weather..they give you binoculars..so dont bother carrying..n hot drinks are complimentary

Skagway- 13 hours excursion n well judtified..we did yukon sightseeing tour by private van for the 13 of us hsbing read bad reviews of the train.. absolutely missable unless welcome to Alaska attracts you..scenery is nothing great...spend that time in skagway diwntown..go to red onion salon restaurant- one of ots own kinds- a brothel from 1800s turned into a restt..they give you tour of brothel too for10 usd..long queues for table as its small place..

High point of alaska cruise- dog sledding n helicoptter ride over glaciers to reach there' book it as soon as u book the cruise- its every penny worth it...book thru ncl for cancelation n insurance (god forbid)..

Ketchikan-6 to 1 docking- n we chose lumberjack show ' a huge mistake- for such short time..go to saxman village see totems eat crabs walk around the city shop a bit..

Victoria - we hd scheduled ncls enchanted tour of butchart gardens..hvmg done these last year we were still so keen on them to see the lovely begonias in bloom at night..but this port got cancelled...so disappointing

Cruising glacier bay

Aah such a lovely day- glaciers all around-wht lovely turquise waters ice..wild life whales..sealions seagulls..heavens..n it was great from every window..go to 8th deck - its empty more or less n njoy the vista. From nose of ship..

Comclusion

Alaska is beautiful..

It comes tp you..you dont have to go for it.

Ncl can tweak its itinerary a bit to increase docking times and maybe add one more port..

Rcl vs ncl- ??

Rcl rcl rcl
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Cabin Review

Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MA 12828
Mini suite with balcony 12828- midship starboard-perfect location as all decks walkable..prrfect suze for couple - loved the nozzles in the shower very relaxing -
Its called a minisuite but didnt find it any different from a room with balcony in our earlier rcl cruise..stowed our suitcases(3 big ones for 2 of us(under the bed v comfortably after having hung clothes in wardrobe- enuff hanging space n hangers for a couple- enough space in side drawers n cabinets..good bed lamps n usb charging points conveniently located...bath is good size with ample storage though a very tiny bin-
Service in room i wd rate 6/10
The phone of guest services wd always be busy and basic thing like ironing board wd take hours to arrive.. hvng travelled harmony of the seas western Mediterranean destination in 2016 we were spoilt for amazing staff service ..still remember the stewardess ( nancy)from rcl she was so warm n friendly...all room service were considerably delayed..
Having said that.. we were touched to receive a bottle of wine and strawberry chocolates on our anniversary once the staff came to know about it..thanks guys...u made it special
Bed is comfy n good size..linen high quality..pillows give u good sleep.. balcony with standatd 2 chairs n teapoy is regulsr but makes for great reading n tea time.. carry some cloth clips if u intend drying some clothes in balcony as alaska tends to get v windy
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