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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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1,207 Reviews

Blissful except for the Chiggers

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by terrisa

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2019
  • Destination: the Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

We had a great time on the cruise. We arrived around 10 am to check in and so were one of the first to get on the ship. Prior to getting on the escalators, there was a desk to reserver for the specialty dining rooms so we were able to make reservations without waiting at all. Getting on was very simple and after checking out our room, we headed down to 6th floor to make reservations for the shows and go-carts. We waited about 10 minutes. Disembarkation was very well organized and we walked off with our luggage and it took us about 20 min without waiting much in line.

The ship was very clean and beautiful. We laid out in the Spice H2O area and never had a problem finding lounge chairs. We tried the family slide but did not try the big slide as we saw at least 3 people getting stuck in the middle of the slide. They need to fix that slide. We tried the go-carts and had a blast except they slowed my husband's cart because he was going too fast..

We ate at Food Republic twice. They had the best kimchee fried rice and we are experts. The waiter there was also very helpful. We also tried Cagney's which was great and Ocean Blue which was also very good. We did not enjoy Le Bistro as much. The buffet had excellent Indian food and we were able to always find seats. We ate at the dining room once and it was okay. Great Desserts.

The entertainment was outstanding. We saw Six twice, Jersey Boys Twice, and saw the Beatles show multiple times. The comedians were also pretty funny.

The main thing that we had a problem with was the excursions. The Puerto Vallerta jungle tour was a joke. We walked on a road for about 15 minutes and then were stuck at the place for over an hour waiting for others who did zip lining which was not supposed to be part of the package. This is when we got bitten by chiggers. I had bug spray but it did not help at all. The tour guide should not have allowed the zip liners to keep us waiting.

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Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

The cabin was very clean but the room itself was a little tight. We really liked the bathroom and the shower enclosure.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Outdoor Experience

We went on a jungle walking tour. We had to wait over an hour for some people who decided to go on a zipline tour that was extra and not part of what we signed up for. Because we had to wait outside, we were bitten all over by chiggers.

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City Tour

It was a double decker bus tour and the guide Sebastian was excellent.

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Harbor Cruise

We had to wait about 15 minutes for 10 more people to board but the cruise was nice.

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