6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
When I arrived in LA and saw the ship, it was HUGE. Getting on board was ok, but our luggage didn't arrive until about 6PM in our cabin. Only poolbar and Observation Lounge were open for cocktails until after we left. Grouchy ... Read More
When I arrived in LA and saw the ship, it was HUGE. Getting on board was ok, but our luggage didn't arrive until about 6PM in our cabin. Only poolbar and Observation Lounge were open for cocktails until after we left. Grouchy staff. The room was the smallest room I've had for a Balcony Stateroom, but it was clean. A small closet with a few shelves, TV that didn't adjust very much to the different areas in the cabin. Dining areas were ok, but you can tell they stress getting you into the Pay For restaurants, as the complimentary were small, and the buffet area was way overcrowded. My advice before you leave, book any restaurants or entertainment on line that you can. We waited until we got on board, any many things on the ship were already booked. ARRG. Any Bar you went to, with the exception of the Observation Lounge, the staff was not happy. No place to play cards and have a coke, so we played in the Buffet Area, as all other areas had tiny cocktail tables, or the "Card Room" didn't allow food/drink. The atrium in the middle of the boat, where Guest Services was, was over crowded with people and very loud. Most restaurants and bars closing about 10. Guess my feeling were that NCL took a mid size ship, added about 1000 people, but forgot to add supporting Facilities. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
We are NCL Platium members, having sailed on many NCL ships. We booked the Bliss as its a new ship. First 4500 passangers is too big especially for the ship's resources. The crew was unahppy and unfriendly and it showed it ... Read More
We are NCL Platium members, having sailed on many NCL ships. We booked the Bliss as its a new ship. First 4500 passangers is too big especially for the ship's resources. The crew was unahppy and unfriendly and it showed it everywhere (there were 4 staff exceptions only - Cruise Director, Joseph in Smokehouse and 2 Cruisenext staff)). Managers were always frowning and disapproving. The restaurants were booked before the cruise and we had to wait to get in and then it was 5:15 or 8:15. I will commend the La Bistro and Teppenyacci as the quality I expect on an NCL ship. The rest was mediocre. The ship had 1 pool for 4500 guests. Smaller ships have 2 pools -downsized for a bigger ship - why? There other NCL ships and a pool side grill - this ship has taken that out and replaced with with Margarettaville for $ 14.95 for a burger that is free in the buffet Prohibition was a fun show. Jersey Boys which was closing after this cruise had medicore voices at best. Havana was as amateur as I have ever seen except 1 bearded dancer and the 2 female singer leaders who were really good. This ship was over crowded everywhere. The staff pushed the buffet for meals as the other restaurants were overwhelmed. Do yourself a favor and look for a smaller ship than this ship which was big enough to fail. Read Less
Norwegian Bliss Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 4.5 3.9
Entertainment 4.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.5 4.1
Fitness Recreation 4.5 3.8
Family 3.5 3.8
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.7
Enrichment 4.0 3.5
Service 4.5 4.1
Value For Money 3.5 3.5

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