2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2019
came along as a group of 25. wish we had chosen either another ship or different time of year to sail. my least favorite of all cruises i have been on. second cruise to alaska. suffice it to say, i am not a megaship kind of cruiser. ... Read More
came along as a group of 25. wish we had chosen either another ship or different time of year to sail. my least favorite of all cruises i have been on. second cruise to alaska. suffice it to say, i am not a megaship kind of cruiser. breakfast in the buffet? good luck finding a table. dinner at the buffet? good luck finding a table. oh...and reserve everything beforehand. everything. i am not that kind of planner...if you are, you are a good fit for this ship. while it is perhaps well suited for others, the layout of the ship with all activities taking place in the atrium is not my cup of tea. you cannot hear anything at the guest services or excursion desk if you are trying to get info. too loud from the game shows and other stuff going on. the plus side is everything you might want to do is very centralized on decks 6, 7 and 8. smallest mini suite cabin i have ever had and most expensive cruise i have ever taken. seriously not worth what i spent. the ports are beautiful, but owing to a medical emergency the night before, our time in ketchikan was cut to about 3 hrs . good thing we had been there before and knew exactly where we wanted to go. elevators had quite the wait. disembarkation was one of the worst experiences if not THE worst of any ship i have sailed. 1.5 hrs just off the thing, never mind the almost 1hr wait for our bus transfer to the airport. can't help that...the traffic in seattle is a cluster you know what on cruise days. choose another port to sail from...seriously...if you are not big on being patient. will i sail her again? nope. will i sail any megaship again? nope. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2019
This cruise was picked as a VIP Park West Gallery art auction cruise. We did not directly pay for this cruise but we are glad we chose it. Park West Gallery paid in full for Cruise, drinks, gratuities, and special dinning. The only real ... Read More
This cruise was picked as a VIP Park West Gallery art auction cruise. We did not directly pay for this cruise but we are glad we chose it. Park West Gallery paid in full for Cruise, drinks, gratuities, and special dinning. The only real down side was the specialty dinning. It was not very good. Service was poor and the food was just ok. Got a backed potato at one dinning and did not even receive butter or sour cream, or anything other then the potato. We had charges on our bill that were not correct, the customer service desk had us back and forth several times for the same reason. Just seemed like they were not concerned. We were unable to use the go cart track as it was booked full the second day of the cruise. I would just think that they would have there act together if they were concerned about the customer. I did enjoy the cruise and most of our complaints are small, overall it was a nice cruise. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2019
We had beautiful weather. No rain at all. In Juneau it was about 78 and Skagway about 72. The ride through Glacier Bay was beautiful. You don’t stop. Book your tours ahead of time through Viatour. So much cheaper than ship prices!! In ... Read More
We had beautiful weather. No rain at all. In Juneau it was about 78 and Skagway about 72. The ride through Glacier Bay was beautiful. You don’t stop. Book your tours ahead of time through Viatour. So much cheaper than ship prices!! In Ketchikan we walked to Creek Street and did all our shopping there and very good prices for all souvenirs. You must do the Yukon tour in Skagway. Don’t do the train. Everyone was disappointed since you can’t really get pictures, do the Yukon bus tour instead. Lots of stops and so beautiful. In Juneau we did whale watching (not great) and Mendenhall Glacier. Go to Nugget Falls there! So worth the hike!! The smoking area is only on Floor 17 in a small area but we had so much fun up there and made great friends! Food is all pretty good. We did Cagneys, Italian and Ocean Blue. Didn’t love the Italian but at Ocean Blue you can get lobster for a $10 upcharge. The Beatles and Jersey Boys were great. Didn’t make it to Havana. Beautiful ship, very clean. We had a great time!! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We always wanted to cruise Alaska! We chose this cruise since it was sponsored by Boscov's and WQIC/WLBR. Ship was gorgeous! Our room was much larger than anticipated. Food was great and we enjoyed all of the specialty restaurants. We ... Read More
We always wanted to cruise Alaska! We chose this cruise since it was sponsored by Boscov's and WQIC/WLBR. Ship was gorgeous! Our room was much larger than anticipated. Food was great and we enjoyed all of the specialty restaurants. We LOVED Teppanyaki and our chef was so talented! We had the honor of meeting the captain and that was really nice. My husband won a set of sheets at one of your shopping talks and they have already arrived at our home. Thank you so much! We really enjoyed the White Pass Railroad - so scenic and relaxing to travel and see the mountains. On the trip, we saw whales, seals and a bald eagle - all pretty close. We would definitely do this again in a heartbeat. Next time we hope to see even more. We were very pleased with Norwegian Cruise lines and the service was terrific! Wish it had been warm enough to use the pool! Read Less
Sail Date: September 2018
THIS WAS OUR FIRST CRUISE AND TRAVELLED WITH ABOUT 300 PEOPLE , They kept us well informed of travels changes and what to pack and what to expected. A wondeful crew, activites, and food . Every thing was ... Read More
THIS WAS OUR FIRST CRUISE AND TRAVELLED WITH ABOUT 300 PEOPLE , They kept us well informed of travels changes and what to pack and what to expected. A wondeful crew, activites, and food . Every thing was clean and kept clean at all times . The guest services was great in answereing question about the ports and shore excursions. The entertainment was awasome … every night that we attended and was nice to know we could add more to our package at any time . Our cabin met all our needs . Only complaint--------go cart track needs to be longer lol just kidding it was great !!!! The shore excurations were well planned and all the ports were excieting to see and visit loved the coupons for free stuff and all the free trinkets . ALL EMBARKATIONS ANDDISEMBARKATIONS WENT SMOOTHLY, Loved that all port activities were close and easy to walk to. OHPOOH AND SALLYJO Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We had the best time on The Bliss in Alaska! Can’t wait to go again! From embarkation to disembarking it went so smoothly. The port valet in Seattle was so nice. Everything on the ship was beautiful and clean. Staff was attentive and ... Read More
We had the best time on The Bliss in Alaska! Can’t wait to go again! From embarkation to disembarking it went so smoothly. The port valet in Seattle was so nice. Everything on the ship was beautiful and clean. Staff was attentive and always helpful. Food and entertainment was wonderful! Our stateroom had plenary of room and storage space for everything. There were 16 in our party. I arranged through email for our large group for dinning reservations through NCL so we could all set together. The representative that corresponded with me was so helpful. This was my first cruise so I did a lot of research. Which helped in so many ways so I was totally prepared. There’s just not enough time to do everything. We just made sure we picked our favorites, so we could also relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Our highlight was the helicopter glacier walk tour! It was so unbelievable! The weather was perfect and the scenery was breathtaking. We brought 4 little bottles with us to collect some “high quality H2O” for our kids. We had the best time!! We just had such a great time we can’t wait to go again! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
We were invited by friends to join this cruise! It was a small group from Big Springs Texas and several folks from Arizona. Me and my wife have never been on a cruise before. So this being our first time, I can’t imagine any better ... Read More
We were invited by friends to join this cruise! It was a small group from Big Springs Texas and several folks from Arizona. Me and my wife have never been on a cruise before. So this being our first time, I can’t imagine any better experience than we had on the Norwegian Bliss! The Restaurants and food were excellent and the service, our room, the drinks, everything was totally awesome! Best vacation we’ve had in years! Our room Stewardt, Marlin, was awesome! We did not see him a lot but he always took care of our needs and always left a little surprise every day for us! Great Employee! The only inconvenience that I saw were the elevators! There were not enough to handle the large amount of people on that ship. I don’t know if anything can be done to improve that service but if there was, that would really be the only improvement I can imagine! Thanks for a Great Trip! JB Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
We chose the Bliss because of all the amazing videos we saw and everything we heard from our travel agent. I will start with the positives: - If you're a single or older couple with no kids, this cruise MAY be for you - Good ... Read More
We chose the Bliss because of all the amazing videos we saw and everything we heard from our travel agent. I will start with the positives: - If you're a single or older couple with no kids, this cruise MAY be for you - Good options for entertainment - Paid/ upcharge restaurants were definitely better than included ones - Alaska ports made the trip worthwhile Now, for the things we do not like and why we will never choose Norweigan again: - Maybe because the Bliss is so new, this could explain the utter lack of organization of the staff - Food at Buffet, Taste/Savor (same food) and Manhattan was very mediocre (at best) with no place to sit in the buffet restaurant - Our room (10-154) had a horrible banging/knocking in the walls and for 3 straight nights I go ZERO sleep, for a vacation it was unbearable - The spa passes were pointless and way over priced (again with kids, it's very difficult to coordinate since the kids clubs closes for 2 hours chucks all through the day) - The arcade and bowling machines will charge you repeatedly whether you used/ played the machine or not (and the way we were treated when we brought up an extra $6 charge was atrocious...) -Staff on cruise aren't empowered to do anything. So, if you have issues you have to write a complaint post cruise and they say it takes up to 15 business days to get a response - The app is trash and they charge you $9.95 per person to use it - Most things were constantly closed down (laser tag, mini golf and race track) which attracted us in the first place - Most things on ship are an extra cost so it's a constant nickel and diming vacation - Not a lot of family friendly activities - Havanah was just awful (as you will see in every other review) but there was really no need for the actors to light up real cigarettes in Jersey Boys (it was disgusting and made the whole theater smell) - The common spaces like the observation area are ALWAYS packed and people put their gross feet on the furniture and no rules are enforced. NOTE: We had a balcony but if you get an inside cabin it will be very hard for you to find a "common space" to relax and enjoy when there is anything to see outside - No drawers/ clothing space for fmaily with kids (if you're just 2 people, I imagine the closet space would be fine - The worst traffic flow I've ever seen on a ship. Elevators are always packed and no one wants to make space for new people (so you will be climbing 5-10 flights of stairs all the time to get where you need to go) - Captain decided to not go to the glacier which was a huge selling point for us. Given all the equipment they have on board it was more of an issues of not “wanting” to rather that not being able to. Why not save their gas and effort, right? We literally turned around. Overall, this is a cruise where the food is bad, few options for families, the staff is not empowered to make anything right which means absolute HORRIBLE or non-existent customer service, over-crowded ship with poorly planned traffic flow, this was not a vacation this was a total disappointment. As with anything, we have each other so spending time together was the best part but I would not waste money with Norweigan (they appear economical but after being charged for EVERY SINGLE THING) they are way more pricey. I will be booking with Disney Cruise from now on until kids are older (they have exquisite food, service and pretty much everything is outstanding). Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
We chose this boat because it is a brand new ship, started sailing just two months prior, and we loved the itinerary. The stops were great, we loved the excursions chosen, food was good, service was great, and we took full advantage of ... Read More
We chose this boat because it is a brand new ship, started sailing just two months prior, and we loved the itinerary. The stops were great, we loved the excursions chosen, food was good, service was great, and we took full advantage of the drink package. We enjoyed the shows, bands, live music, trivia, and hot tubs. I was surprised there was no lobster served in the dining room - first cruise I have been on where this was not on the menu. However, the food was food, and we would sail on this boat again. Our first stop was Ketchikan where we did off road vehicles through the woods. This was a great tour. We wish it would have been longer. It was about twenty minutes out and twenty minutes back, but it was so nice to be outside. We spotted a mother bear and two cubs which is a rarity. We felt really blessed to have seen them out in the woods. The tour guides were kind, and informative. Our second stop was Juneau where we decided to go whale watching. We chose Alaska Galore Tours because they had small boats. We were on a boat that held 15 or so along with a boat captain and tour guide. We learned so much, and saw 5-6 whales turning in the water about 15-20 times. Unfortunately, it was raining, but we still would have chosen this tour again. We were supposed to go by Sawyer Glacier, but the weather was too bad as it was very cloudy and icy. We still saw some beautiful scenery from the boat, and it was a lovely evening on the balcony. Finally, our last day was in Skagway. My husband and father-in-law went on a helicopter to walk around on the glacier. it was short, 20 minute ride out and 20 minutes back with about half an hours walking around and learning about the glacier. We would recommend. We also did the train ride up the mountain. It was informative, beautiful, and again, we would do this same tour all over again. The bands at night were great, especially the guy in the piano bar. He was funny and incredibly entertaining. My in-laws loved Jersey Boys, the broadway show. We would absolutely sail on Norwegian and on this same boat again. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
First time with NCL, but cruised dozens of times with others. The food was terrible....everywhere! We tried the Garden Buffet several times. The food was barely warm to cool. I guess this forced us to the specialty restaurants, which ... Read More
First time with NCL, but cruised dozens of times with others. The food was terrible....everywhere! We tried the Garden Buffet several times. The food was barely warm to cool. I guess this forced us to the specialty restaurants, which were also disappointing. Considering we were on an Alaskan cruise, it was next to impossible to find fresh, hot seafood! I was told, “If you want fresh salmon, good luck.” The one entree I had was SO over cooked and dry...ughhh. The crowds, the kids running around unsupervised and the overall feeling of just being another buck to pay for this new ship was overwhelming. With the Ultimate Beverage Package, you can’t get even a small bottle of Perrier or Pelligrino, but you can have up to $15 of liquor!! The casino was NOT paying out to anyone! Spent over $6k!! We will never endure this misery again to be treated like cattle. Read Less
13 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
We just returned from the 7 day Alaskan cruise on August 4th, 2018. We have cruised 4 times before on Carnival, Royal, and Norwegian. We like Norwegian because of all the different restaurant choices. Having had great prior ... Read More
We just returned from the 7 day Alaskan cruise on August 4th, 2018. We have cruised 4 times before on Carnival, Royal, and Norwegian. We like Norwegian because of all the different restaurant choices. Having had great prior experiences, we overall felt nickel and dimed throughout this cruise. Some of the highlight items (go-karts, and laser tag) were extra charges, and if you did not pre-register or sign up on the first day, you were out of luck. We also found these attractions closed several times unexpectedly, and they do not run all day. The restaurant services and bars were varied. We particularly enjoyed Ocean Blue, Cucina, and Cagneys. Most specialty restaurants have a flat cover charge (if you did not get a dining package). However, one, Food Republic, was a pay per item dining experience. This was explained to us when we checked in with the hostess. (Contrast this with Margaritaville, which was a flat $15 pp, and you order what you want). That reminds me about the alcohol package we bought: The selections were top shelf at most bars, but if you want something premium, you can use up to $15 per drink towards that price. (So, if Hendricks was $18, you'd be charged $3). The bills were often hard to understand with what was being credited, how much service charges were going to be added automatically. We did not receive a final tally at our room either, but we can see all the charges rolling in on the CC statement. You can also check on your in-room TV to see your balance. The staff were overall friendly, Some of the ones running the games did not seem to really know what was going on though in terms of people signed up, future availability, etc. There was a rather curt bar tender at the District Beer Bar too. However, our waitress at Ocean Blue, the Sommelier at Cellars and Cagneys and our room steward, Ron, were fantastic. Ron aways greeted everyone in our party by their name and was always smiling. Sometimes we would be stopped by crew members, asked our room number, and then almost ran an impromptu survey in the hall with you about your experience. Thoughtful? Maybe, but I'm in a rush to get to my next reservation. The sixth and 8th floors contain a bulk of the bars and restaurants. There are some outside by the pool, and two buffets exist on the 14th and 15th floors. The setup is easy to master, but be certain to try to arrange all your reservations ahead of time so you get what you want. Some other points - the adult comedy show was very good; the karaoke is "interesting," the piano player in the beer bar was funny too. We spent a lot of time on the observation lounge on 15. Partly because we could never find any open seating on the main buffet at the Garden Cafe, partly because it has some of the best, protected views outside. We had a balcony room, and the cabin itself was sufficient for our needs with a large bed, comfortable and clean sheets, Unlike other ships we've cruised on, they refused to open up the balcony dividers between the rooms in our party. (I think Carnival allows this - don't remember on Royal). This was disappointing as we had a large party, and everyone got a balcony room partly for this connection we expected. The food was very good in most restaurants, so no real complaints there. The servers were mostly friendly and very accommodating t any dietary or special requests. We should note we really enjoyed the mojitos at Sugarcane - the recipes were well put together and not too sweet. Some of the other entertainment we saw included the game shows at night in the atrium and some piano playing in the afternoons. We did go to the spa twice and had a great experience there. They only will sell you a week long pass to the Haven area for about $280 on day one. There's also a "Beer drinker leaderboard" in the District that you can only sign up for on day 1. It's a little backwards and not advertised, so if you are interested, try to go there after you get your reservations squared away. Guest services was rather unimpressive. Unfortunately, they seemed powerless to help with any sort of request, often directing you to another deck, or department. Off the ship - the ports and sights were terrific. We did get lucky with the weather - sunny, clear and about 75 most days. Although we brought jackets, we only used them one night. In Ketchikan, we booked off the ship (at the information booth in port) to George Inlet Lodge - all you can eat king crab. It cost us $140 including roundtrip transportation, and your drinks with your meal. No regrets. In Juneau, we booked the glacier helicopter trek on Mendenhall Glacier. We did book this through Norwegian for the protection guarantees that affords. it was about $1,000 for both of us, and we loved every minute; thought it was well worth the money. Experienced guides, staff, and pilots made you always feel safe and secure. The actual helicopter trip was longer than I expected and afforded ample sightseeing of pristine mountains and glaciers. We even flew between the towers of Mendenhall. The trek was terrific due to the weather and guides, quickly orienting you to your gear. We hiked up to a glacial waterfall and an ice cave, and also checked out some crevasses and glacier pools. Score. In Skagway - if you can, allow yourself more time in the port town. Its only about 1/3 of a mile from the port and there are plenty of shops to check out, and a few bars and breweries. We took the Skagway railroad on a 3 hour ride up to Canada, at the height of a mountain pass. This trip does take you over some steep drop offs, and it may not be best for you if you issues with heights. the views were terrific - mountains, valleys, the old Klondike gold rush foot trail, etc. We finished at Dredgers, who demonstrates gold panning and lets you try your hand at it too, including weighing any gold you happen to find. We did not see enough incentive to get off the ship in Victoria, but others in our party did the high tea experience and had great things to say about it. So, despite my initial comments on all the extra charges, sometimes disorganized, or stressed out staff we had a very nice time aboard the Bliss. My expectations may be high due to the high cost of the trip overall. Getting on and off the ship was also quite easy, without any unnecessary delays. We utilized the port valet program to get our luggage directly to the airport, and had no problem with it, which is nice if you are spending some time in Seattle after your cruise returns. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
I will start off with a couple of positives. For the size of this ship, the boarding process was effortless. Once we arrived at the terminal, we were on the ship within 15 minutes. The food was really good at every spot. I didn't find ... Read More
I will start off with a couple of positives. For the size of this ship, the boarding process was effortless. Once we arrived at the terminal, we were on the ship within 15 minutes. The food was really good at every spot. I didn't find anything I didn't like. I had the drink package and so did my husband. They allowed you to get two drinks at a time which was really nice because seating in the public places was very limited. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. Ok now for the negative. I have been on 20+ cruises. Mostly on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Carnival. I am a smoker. There was absolutely not enough space for smokers. There was a 3ft by 10ft section on the back deck on floor 17. It was always crowded and no place to sit. The smoke stacks were spewing debris which were staining your clothes. The first day they closed this for a private function for 2 hours leaving you with nothing but an even smaller place to smoke, the cigar bar. They were kicking the smokers out because it was meant for cigars but that didn't last long with this group. The other place was the casino which was only open while sailing also with poor ventilation. One of the specialty restaurants, Ocean Blue, was located on deck 7 in the middle of the ship between two bars. It was a busy area of for entertainment and shops. All you smelt was seafood (which I like) but it was very off putting for most. That's something they should relocate. Also most ships take pictures off to the side or on the stairs but no not NCL. They did theirs in the main walk ways of each busy levels constantly stopping traffic. Like I said I had the alcohol drink package. I could get wine, beers, hard liquor, soda and juices but a bottle of water I had to pay for. This infuriated me to no end. One night I was in the night club late and decided to get some filtered water out of the machine before I went bed. They locked the doors to the buffet and dissembled the water machine and juice machine located on the pool deck. I was livid. I found most of the bartenders and deck help very rude. You would say "Good Morning" passing by and nothing. The bartenders would just walk up to you and stand there waiting for you to talk. I never experienced this on any other cruise. They are always up beat and really make your vacation special. Not here. Granted we were heading to Alaska but there were no sail away parties and very little entertainment on the pool deck at all. The infamous White Party that NCL always promotes was nowhere to be found. They never listed it in any of the daily schedules. We were also told they do a cowboy theme as well, never saw that announced either. I heard that you had to make reservations ahead of time but it really is ridiculous when everything is sold out and yet when you go there it's half empty. Not to mention that you have to pay for laser tag and go carts. On Royal Caribbean zip-line, flow-rider and much more....all FREE! Although Alaska was breath taking I would suggest a different cruise line. If you do chose this ship here's a tip....any card work in the light slot so you can still charge your electronics while you are out of your room. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
We went on this cruise chosen by our travel agent. We enjoyed the smoothness of the ship sailing on the ocean. Each day had activities to enjoy. We enjoyed the shore excursions. We got to see whales, seals, and eagles. We visited native ... Read More
We went on this cruise chosen by our travel agent. We enjoyed the smoothness of the ship sailing on the ocean. Each day had activities to enjoy. We enjoyed the shore excursions. We got to see whales, seals, and eagles. We visited native Alaskan village, and enjoyed their native dances, wood carvings, art, and totem poles. We enjoyed seeing the blue ice of the glacier. We enjoyed the activities on the ship, especially the interactive dancing. We enjoyed the shows featuring "The Beatles" and the play The Jersey Boys. We live in New Jersey and it was nice to experience the longer daylight hours, and the west coast. We enjoyed the restaurants, especially the sit down restaurants where meals were made to diet specifications. The Garden Café was exciting where you could sample all types of food, from varied cultures. The cabins were immaculate and the crew were extremely friendly. Guest Services, Shore Excursions, and Internet Café were outstanding in quick and friendly service. This was my wife and my first cruise, and it was so nice that we are considering taking a cruise again among our future vacation possibilities. Kudos to Norwegian Cruise Line. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
We just returned from our cruise on the Bliss for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. This trip had been planned for almost a year and all of us were looking forward to the cruise but were getting nervous after reading numerous reviews ... Read More
We just returned from our cruise on the Bliss for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. This trip had been planned for almost a year and all of us were looking forward to the cruise but were getting nervous after reading numerous reviews before going. We had 7 adults and 4 children with us (ages 6-10). The boarding process went very smooth I think we were on the ship within less than 30 minutes, but once we boarded that's when the chaos started. Once on the ship we went straight to reservations for the go carts and the lazer tag, four of us were in different lines trying to make reservations. This took about an hour and half to get tot the front just to be told that everything was booked. We did actually get reservations for both by complaining throughout the cruise but both attractions weren't even really worth it. But, if you or your kids really want to take advantage of the go carts my sister heard someone talking about a week long unlimited pass for $99, not sure it you would just wait standby to use the pass. I felt like you could probably just wait by the line whenever you want and get on. If you like the idea of waterslides think again. The slides are only open a few hours of the day and they only have two of them. One of the slides is a drop slide that they won't even let you go on unless you are over 100lb, which left our kids to only be able to use the one slide. The hours of the slide are a joke, I think it was open from 11:30 - 2;30 and again for another hour or so. It was hard to see them close the slide on a beautiful day with nothing else to really do on the ship. If you are taking kids I would really think twice there is very little for kids to do on this ship. They do have an arcade but the games are anywhere from $2 - $5 each. This ship is constantly trying to nickel and dime you for everything. As for the food it was pretty lousy even the bigger restaurants. We did go to the Manhattan Room, Savor, and Taste and they all have the same menu, I guess they just try to make them look different. The buffet is not very good just okay. We finally broke down and went to the steak house on the last night and they told us they were full but would squeeze us in, the place was empty. The food was okay nothing crazy, but not worth the $300 we had to spend. LIke I said earlier there really isn't a lot to do on the ship. The highlight of the trip was the "Jersey Boys" show, Havannah wasn't very good. But really, only two shows for a seven night cruise! Also, the drinks were excellent! I highly recommend the drink package, pretty much all we did was drink since there wasn't much else to do. And yes the elevators are horrible, stick to the stairs. I hope this helps some of you guys I could write all night about this cruise but I'm tired. And just remember this cruise is a good chunk of change for most of us that is why I took the time to right this, there are many other ships out there with a lot more to do than the Bliss. Unless you don't want to do anything but sleep and eat, and spend as little time in the ports as possible this is the cruise for you. Good Luck Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
Great ship, great cruise. We ate at Ocean Blue and the 2 of us who ate the raw oysters got very sick and had to be hospitalized the day we got off the ship. The cooked food was excellent however. I was suspicious of how fresh the oysters ... Read More
Great ship, great cruise. We ate at Ocean Blue and the 2 of us who ate the raw oysters got very sick and had to be hospitalized the day we got off the ship. The cooked food was excellent however. I was suspicious of how fresh the oysters could be on day 6 of a cruise - I guess my concerns were warranted. Other meals were great. Teppenyaki, Los Lobos we’re both good. Food republic was awesome - just expensive. Mini suite was nice, buffet was the usual but was tough to find a seat some of the time. Jersey Boys is excellent, Havana was so so. Go carts and laser tag was cool but get your reservation ASAP as they go super fast. Ketchikan and Juneau are great, Skagway is really small and not much to do other than walk around. Do the pool stuff on day 1 as the weather is too cold the rest of the time. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
This is by far a revenue- money maker cruise for NCL and not about the best possible “Guest” experience. With over 4000 cruises NCL “missed the boat” when it comes to “ public” venues...with over 4000 Guests and plenty of ... Read More
This is by far a revenue- money maker cruise for NCL and not about the best possible “Guest” experience. With over 4000 cruises NCL “missed the boat” when it comes to “ public” venues...with over 4000 Guests and plenty of cabins they did NOT have public spaces large enough to accommodate a group of this size and everything needed a reservation but was sold out within hours of boarding and up charges for everything?!! NCL has lost their ability to offer “freestyle” cruising but has enhanced their ability to pack people on a ship causing overcrowding but for sure this ship has become a money maker for them! Their Management team had the worst attitude and rude and did not aim to please from Cruise Director to Hotel Director to Group Leaders to Staff...so many rigid rules that benefited NCL but NOT the Guests! Safety issues for sure! On a positive note- food was great but service was slow and Jersey Boys Show was excellent while Havana Show put me to sleep! I loved the single Studio cabin! I have cruised with NCL over 12 times and have been pleased with other ships but I do NOT recommend the Bliss. The PORT of departure experience was the worst ever...no bays for buses and nothing but traffic jams trying to board/disembark from the city streets of Seattle-hard to believe NCL did not have a better plan for a ship with so many passengers?! Best part of this cruise was viewing the beauty of Alaska but that can be done on any ship with any cruiseline NCL needs to step up to compete with other cruiselines for the best “Alaskan” experience! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
This is the best boat I have ever been on. I have always traveled in luxary in Celebruty cruises but this beat all of them. There sanitary in the is boat is ten times best. The do not let you eat unless u put hand sanitizer or was your ... Read More
This is the best boat I have ever been on. I have always traveled in luxary in Celebruty cruises but this beat all of them. There sanitary in the is boat is ten times best. The do not let you eat unless u put hand sanitizer or was your hands. The staff is very kind and is the best. They are very kind. This cruise also have a lot of kids things to go cart racing and laser tag. This boat also is very nice. The only thing is the boat does not have great entertainment in the theater but the game shows are first class. All of the game shows are all in the atrium and I reccomend all of you that are interested on this cruise to look at one of the game shows. Best cruise ever!!! Everbody come join the happy family here in the norwegian bliss. Read Less
Norwegian Bliss Ratings
Category Editor Member
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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