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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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1,207 Reviews

Nice ship with poor service

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by cruiseSEA52

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Family Oceanview with Large Picture Window

Cabin was good. Food as expected. Room was kept clean with freshtowels. Beds were better than some worse than others. Nice closet space.

Worst main dining room service in 8 cruises. Service was painfully slow. 30-45 mins to get a drink and starter/salad that was straight off the menu.

Go-karts were a ripoff. Stopped my group after 5 laps. Allowed someone to repeatedly block pass attempts - even after telling him to pull to the side. Unfortunately if you bump someone they slow you down and send you to the pits. Go-karts are also not set to run at advertised speeds. Think crappy old amusement park speeds. If you have done the cars at Disney they are faster.

Laser tag was good except the only thing you have is the gun - they removed the shoulder harness but at least you get the paid for time.

Going back to Royal/Princess/Disney and maybe even Carnival.

For the good on the cruise I highly recommend The Local. Food was goid and friendly service. I would suggest requesting a seat at the atrium wall to watch music/shows.

We used AlaskaX for an excursion in Skagway to see the his kids/go for a sled ride. Happy with them - everthing went smoothly.

The O1 family ocean view worked well for a family of 4. Kids had bunk beds to sleep on.

My kids did not like the kids club, but have enjoyed the Disney and RCL kids clubs. They want to switch back to RCL or Disney for our next cruise.

We went to several shows. Beatles were entertaining but definitely need some help on harmonization.

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Family Oceanview with Large Picture Window
Cabin O1 5142

If you want the big one you need the handicap room - nearly double the size.

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They need to clean up the city. Next time I will look at Vancouver over Seattle.


Used public transit and visited the glacier. Bus out is fine but will use Uber or a taxi back next time.

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Good experience-everyone enjoyed it.

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Arrival was too late but great place to visit.

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