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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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NCL Bliss is not a Bliss to be on

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review by JM453

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2019
  • Destination: the Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom

Bliss is completely diff than all their other ships. Usually ncl is a blast but the bliss I will never step foot on again. Let’s begin:

Smoking cigarettes is only in 2 places either at h20 or casino section and u must be playing to smoke . Compared to other ncl ships they had at least 2 to 3 more areas. Ok not a huge deal but let’s move on

H20 shut down every nite at 1030. The bar yes was closed at 1030. Compared to other ncl h20 the other ones had parties every nite til 2 am ! They had 2 scheduled themed parties on a 12 nite cruise

Bliss does not make u animal critter towels at turn down service

I never met my room steward

There was a bed bug outbreak on a certain deck level and they only gave one couple on that deck an obc of 200 bucks and moved their room for the inconvenience.

A certain guy named Chuck yep I’m putting his name out there was escorted by security 3 x for obnoxious rude behavior. He started a fight on h20 and continuously was saying racial slurs . He was complained about several times. He groped my girlfriend and we called security. They never came! He walked around barefoot everywhere even in fancy restaurants yelling profanities. Finally the last nite they held him in a holding area below deck. Before that even happened a friend of mine had him on video saying a whole bunch of racial slurs and she talked to guest relations about it that ncl should do something about him. They could care less and the fact that my friend said wouldn’t this b a shame if this video made it to YouTube still didn’t make them care. Their sense of respect and loyalty to guests on the bliss was astonishing

Also they broke my 250 dollar luggage the first day. After four days I finally got them to acknowledge it and they said I would have to file an Ins claim with ncl when I get home

I also put a bid in for a spa balcony room. I always buy the spa thermal pass but I didn’t purchase it before I got on the boat because I was waiting to hear if I won the bid because that new room would include a spa thermal pass. They didn’t let me know until the day before boarding that I didn’t get the bid . No biggie right so I go online to buy the thermal pass and I can no longer buy it at the discounted rate because it’s less than 48 hrs before boarding . So now I lost out on the discounted rate because ncl let me know last minute I didn’t get the bid. Lesson learned but seriously they couldn’t care less about it when I inquired at guest relations and the spa. They got your money when u booked this cruise so if u got a complaint they really don’t care about anything

Food was just ok. Same boring food every day at buffet. Dining room was ok nothing spectacular. Upgraded restaurants are nice tho I’ll give them that

I could keep going on here . Bliss was awful ! And gamblers if u r looking for perks for gambling u won’t get any with ncl except a water and latte card that u can only use at casino. I know 2 people who gambled A Lot of money over 10 k and NCL didn’t even acknowledge their big spenders . With carnival they would give u an alcohol package or send fruit and wine to your room and give u free upgrade dinners. Pretty sad job ncl ...just no respect . This ship turned me off of ncl and my last 5 cruises have been with them.

Not enough activities at all onboard.

The one rave thing I can give Bliss is the show Six. It was phenomenal

If it wasn’t for the great amazing people I met on this trip I’d of had a horrible time. I feel like the bliss got rid of the little things that make cruising so nice

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Inside Stateroom

Cabin was ok. Never met my room steward once

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It was ok . Nothing to rave about

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Did an island drive and went to coki beach on my own

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