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New York (Manhattan) Norwegian Bliss Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Bliss
Destination
New York (Manhattan)

Traveler rating

Excellent

13

Very Good

20

Average

16

Poor

25

Terrible

4

Cruise type

20 New York (Manhattan) Norwegian Bliss Cruise Reviews


undercovermom avatar

undercovermom

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful ship and excellent staff

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Loved the fact it was two weeks and at the time of year when we needed a break. Beautiful new ship. Observation Lounge was very spacious, maybe too spacious as itwas half empty a lot of the time. Food was okay ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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KruzinKiwi

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best mass-market cruise experience

- Summary: we have cruised a number of lines (Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity, Holland America, Oceania.) This was our first cruise on NCL and was the best experience we have had on a mass-market ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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dianneace

2 Reviews Written

Gorgeous ship

I really love the luxury of not having to fly to go on a cruise, New York is an hour and a half away and I am grateful that NCL has ships sailing from NYC port. The Bliss is a beautiful ship, very very up-to-date ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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bruce48

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Time

We were on the Bliss last week 3-24/3-1 to the Bahamas from NYC. This is our 9th cruise with ncl. Also cruised with Royal and Carnival. We live up in the Hudson Valley NY and had a kid drive us to the terminal ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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1cruise2019

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

New Year on the Bliss

My husband and I booked this cruise as an adult get-away. We had a wonderful time on the ship and at the ports. Embarkation was supposed to be delayed, due to an illness outbreak, but people were allowed on the ship ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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DylanTheCruiser

1 Review Written

Great ship & dining. Missed stop and ship rocking just small inconveniences.

Boarding began rough, with a long line caused by equipment malfunction in the port of Manhattan, NYC. By the time we got in, it was nearly 4 PM, an hour after the listed sailaway time. The ship only left port at ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Treasure Hunter

9 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

For Haven guests or those who want to know

We had been on an NCL cruise and stayed in the Haven ( Gem) and twice in a regular mini suite ( Breakaway and Pearl). For us, the Haven is the only way we would go on NCL. We live in the NY Metro area so driving a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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cphodson

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A more-than-complete guide to this Mega Ship

Well now, here we are, back from the Bliss which was overall a good to very good cruise (B+) vacation. This is my 7th NCL cruise and my 13th voyage overall. As a family of four, we'd always talked about going ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ptl120cjk

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Haven is Heavenly

I have to open this review with the caveat that we stayed in the Haven. Haven passengers have a completely different experience than those not in the Haven. If you take anything from this review, know that I would ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Bucky6478

2 Reviews Written

Relatively positive experience, but not entirely Blissful

Overall, had an enjoyable experience on the NCL Bliss on an 8 day voyage over Christmas 2019.  The Bliss is modern and clean, with plenty of activities and entertainment, and dining/drinking options and quality are ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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PopTop66US

5 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Every December the same itinerary

As the name implies, every December we take an NCL cruise out of NYC with the same itinerary to the "south seas", it's a habit I hope never to break. This year was unique because we had a chance to cruise the NCL ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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cygnets

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Last minute getaway

I did not plan to cruise again this year but my daughter had a free week so Bliss was chosen for the dates and ability to drive to port. CAS comped an ocean view room and we were assigned 5778, a very large family ...
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Sail Date December 2019


AR 12 avatar

AR 12

1 Review Written

Overall a great ship, however there’s room for improvement with Norwegian

Let me start this review by saying my girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip, this was our second cruise on Norwegian and we loved the Bliss so much more than the Gem however, I will address issues that ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Irv44 avatar

Irv44

1 Review Written

Bad cabin mini-suite

The Bliss was a great cruise except for rooms. The noise from cleaning the kitchen for the Ocean Restaurant woke us up from 2-4am every night. Avoid rooms 9830-32 at all costs. The staff were excellent. The food ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Seatrails

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

The Bliss is Beautiful

Chose because of embarkation port in NYC. We live in Brooklyn. Embarkation was delayed, but went fairly quickly. NCL provided water, or juice and snacks. The ship was very clean. Our cabin was fine and had ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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winty

9 Reviews Written

86 Helpful Votes

Very good but room for improvement

Cabin. The cleanliness of our cabin was very poor. On embarkation, there was a box of cereal on the floor of the wardrobe so that obviously hadn’t even been checked or cleaned, a mouldy used coffee bag in the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Ashleegladysz

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

My 1st Cruise!

I went on the cruise with my best friend for spring break. We are both 21 years old. I had the time of my life on this cruise, and I’m looking forward to cruising with Norwegian in the future, but there were a few ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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cruising 4 me

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time leaving out of New York

We stayed in Newark at Springhill suites. Very nice place to stay. We used a car service to go to the port. Embarkation was delayed but went smoothly. The ship had illness before us so had to be deep cleaned. First ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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johnaltz

1 Review Written

Very nice cruise

Ship was very nice entertainment was outstanding everyday crew was excellent Balcony room was very nice room steward was as usual on ncl outstanding however everyday dining food was not ery good which again on ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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dylanshvacshop

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great ship and food, but we had an island cancelled and horrible embarkation.

The ship was awesome, but embarkation was terrible. We were supposed to board at 12 and leave at 3 but we only got on at 3:30 and the ship left at around 6. We also had terrible rocking the 2nd day/night as well as ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Norwegian Bliss Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.53.8
Entertainment4.03.9
Public Rooms4.54.1
Fitness Recreation4.53.8
Family3.53.7
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.54
Value For Money3.53.4
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