The Norwegian Bliss is seemingly a fun ship, especially with young children in mind. Lots of outdoor playing opportunities like the Speedway, Water slides etc. Plenty of eating venues, both specialty dining and casual dining. Foods are good and have good varieties. The casinos were well run. And the entertainment was good too! And we feel pretty safe to travel with NCL!
What bothers us the most is the chaotic embarkation procedures at the Port of Los Angeles; it may not be the NCL's faults. But the contractors handling the processing are the worst we have ever seen. NCL required us to sign up for a particular boarding time, but this was thrown out the windows when we got there. The port personnel treated us worse than a herd of cattle.
Another complaint is that the original time of arrival to Vancouver was changed from 8:00am in the morning to 7:30pm in the evening. We have wasted almost the entire day of sightseeing in Vancouver. Not much we could do other than take it with stride.
The Club Balcony Suite Stateroom on Deck 13 (middle-front) was relatively spacious and comfortable. But there was a couple of quirky things that we have noticed: The main one is lacking electrical outlets in the bathroom. If you bring your corded electric Waterpik or toothbrush, you are out of luck! Another minor annoyance is that there is a periodic water gushing sound in the room. If you are a light sleeper, this may bother you. But fortunately, it is quiet from 11:00pm to 6:00am next morning.