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We were excited about experiencing the new Norwegian Bliss, but were disappointed on several fronts. In short, there were just simply too many passengers on the ship. We had long waits for dinner service every evening. Also long waits for the elevators -- there were only 2 banks of elevators, and we often had to wait for several to go by because they were packed to the gills. Also there were always long lines at Customer Service. We had a hard time finding any quiet uncrowded space to relax . The Observation Deck was usually full, with no chairs available. The gym as well was over-crowded. We have been on 12 other cruises (Royal Caribbean, Princess, Norwegian, Cunard, Carnival) and have never felt so crowded. In addition, this cruise was more expensive than others we have taken -- so there was just no upside to this cruise at all. Very long waits to get on and off the boat at the Alaska stops, as well as the Victoria stop. Just so I'm not a nabob of negativity, there were a few good things. The comedians on board were very good, and we enjoyed Jersey Boys.

Bigger is not necessarily better.

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by DahliaSF

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom
We were excited about experiencing the new Norwegian Bliss, but were disappointed on several fronts. In short, there were just simply too many passengers on the ship.

We had long waits for dinner service every evening. Also long waits for the elevators -- there were only 2 banks of elevators, and we often had to wait for several to go by because they were packed to the gills. Also there were always long lines at Customer Service. We had a hard time finding any quiet uncrowded space to relax . The Observation Deck was usually full, with no chairs available. The gym as well was over-crowded.

We have been on 12 other cruises (Royal Caribbean, Princess, Norwegian, Cunard, Carnival) and have never felt so crowded.

In addition, this cruise was more expensive than others we have taken -- so there was just no upside to this cruise at all. Very long waits to get on and off the boat at the Alaska stops, as well as the Victoria stop.

Just so I'm not a nabob of negativity, there were a few good things. The comedians on board were very good, and we enjoyed Jersey Boys.
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Inside Stateroom
Cabin ID 9417
Cabin was average size, but did not have any drawers at all for us to put our clothes in, which was very unusual. Also there was no light in the closet, so finding items in there was very difficult.
Deck 14 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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