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Caribbean Norwegian Bliss Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Bliss
Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

131

Very Good

94

Average

75

Poor

52

Terrible

17

Cruise type

52 Caribbean Norwegian Bliss Caribbean Cruise Reviews


ladaallo avatar

ladaallo

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not Very Good

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I want to start off by saying that I recognize that this is a stressful time for everyone including and especially for the travel industry. We cruised from March 8 to March 15. On March 8 when we left, COVID19 was ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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JTB5705

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

New Year's Trip not as Happy as we would have liked

The ship itself is fine. The issue is customer service, select ignorant cruisers and entertainment which badly needs a new life. Norwegian has so much potential but often does not live up to it. Their ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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kellylpn

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Terrible Service

I have never complained about NCL before as it has always been my favorite cruise line. After this cruise forget it. There were many people with the same complaints too. The svc was absolutely the worst that I have ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Ashley8053

1 Review Written

Bliss Ended My Love of Cruising

I've been on a ton of cruises in my life, but this was my first NCL experience (Feb. 23 out of NYC.) Due to the hype of the Bliss, I had high expectations - perhaps that was my problem, but honestly, shouldn't they ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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broadwaybaby123

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed

I was extremely disappointed with my cruise. It was my first with my seven year old niece and my 20th overall. Your preferences may be different than mine and that's ok. I will talk about both the good and the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Thaumas

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Bliss? You've gotta be kidding!

We chose this cruise because we have cruised the eastern Caribbean many times with P & O, flying directly to Barbados. Cruising from NYC to the Western Caribbean offered something different, with a different cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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tomandangela

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Choose a different ship

We've sailed with NCL many times (platinum latitude status) and this is the first time we've felt the need to complain. This ship is not equipped to handle the number of passengers they accommodate. Getting on and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Lunan

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Too Many People For the Facilities On The Ship

We sail on Norwegian out of Manhattan because it is very convenient. However, The Bliss seemed to have too many people for the facilities on the ship. The main areas were always crowded with people. There was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jordanmarie1230

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

I chose NCL Bliss because I cruised with NCL in the past and had a great time. The last cruise I took was earlier this year on the Royal Caribbean. So, I thought I would give NCL another shot. We were going to hold ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Teressali

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

OVERPRICED TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE.

The boarding process was a bit more tedious than TSA at the airport. We have a small toddler and wanted to relax and welcome the new year doing something fun and new. This was our very first cruise and certainly the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


diamondboy avatar

diamondboy

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ship was full service was not as great compared to other Norwegian ships

I left NY the cruise terminal was nice and staff at the terminal were great from the workers outside handling the bags up to when I got to the check-in. The ship was OK the smaller ships, in my opinion, are much ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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musclegirl68

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Cruise to nowhere

Our previous 2 cruises on NCL were definitely 5 star. This cruise was unfortunately a 2 star for us. Sailing out of New York was nice. Easy for us to get to from Philly. Sailing past the NYC skyline and the Statue ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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YummyRummy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good food & beverage do not mask problems with staff training, ship limitations

I waffled a bit between a 'poor' and an 'average' review, but ultimately chose 'poor' because there were just too many things that we found annoying for our family of four. First, the pluses. The cabins are ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jejeuler1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Biggest Disappointment

This was supposed to be my husband and I's honeymoon. Restaurants/ Service was great. Cabin was clean and decent. Activities on boat were incredibly lame. If you're not completely into Drinking, Trivia and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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dmturner00

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Christmas Week on the Norwegian Bliss

Just got back from the 8-day Norwegian Bliss (Bahamas & Florida from New York) Christmas cruise If you’re the type of person who likes to stay on board during port stops, then this maybe the cruise for you (my ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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TrulySeltzer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed...

Food in the dining room was terrible! Husband ordered an Asian Wrap smelled like cat food. My fish was dry and had no flavor. Food in the Garden Cafe was the only food that was ok. Everything is so bland no ...
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Sail Date December 2019


JM453 avatar

JM453

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

NCL Bliss is not a Bliss to be on

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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HuliHuli

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Deplorable On-Board Service

We booked the Bliss for our annual family Thanksgiving cruise, but were greatly dissatisfied by the on-board service level, particularly the food service. This was by far the poorest service we have received on any ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Cruisetraveller66

1 Review Written

Poor Quality Food

A beautiful ship but the food was poor quality compared to Celebrity and Princess. As an avid cruiser for more than twenty years, this was my worst cruise choice yet. A white fish dish over a bed of white rice ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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NorweegeeyunRob

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Used condom on our balcony, unclean stateroom our first day :(

After boarding ship and going to our cabin the very first thing we saw was a used condom on the balcony. Then the hangers were piled on the closet floor and a used bar of soap from the previous guest was left in ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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dweston

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wait in line

We unfortunately went at a very bad time of the year. The ship was sold out. No room upgrades. We only made it to one show and that was because we waited in the standby line for 30 minutes. The specialty dinning ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Kciereck

1 Review Written

A ship in a ship makes for crowds

We booked this cruise about 1 year ago, paid a lot for 5 rooms and kept getting invites to bid for upgrades, meanwhile on other lines they typically upgrade at no costs, needless to say we ended up on the 5th floor ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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travelerkid19

1 Review Written

I wanted to believe in the Bliss...but left disappointed and angry

This was my first cruise, so I didn't have anything to compare it to. That being said, I've stayed at many high quality all-inclusive resorts. I was very disappointed by the Bliss, the staff, and the overall ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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DragonEyePearl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Has “Freestyle” cruising led to de-personalization of service on NCL?

I learned something valuable on this cruise: how to remove gratuities from your account. We arrived at the port and had an easy check in experience. This was around 11 AM and there were no lines and we walked ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Michael730 avatar

Michael730

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Underwhelming and disappointing

My husband and I took this cruise for our honeymoon and were so excited to go on the new large ship both having been in Norwegian cruises a couple times each, myself on the Dawn a couple times to Bermuda. Overall ...
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Sail Date January 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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