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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Caribbean

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Bliss
Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

48

Very Good

31

Average

33

Poor

26

Terrible

7

Cruise type

Family Cruises

145

Entertainment Cruises

62

Romantic Cruises

46

Senior Cruises

25

Spring Break Cruises

18

145 Norwegian Bliss Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Caribbean


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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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


kellylpn avatar

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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Seacucumber

17 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great cruise to Western Caribbean

We sailed on NCL Bliss on 14-day Western Caribbean cruises out of NYC so on Feb 2, 2020s. The ship visited Cape Canaveral. Great Stirrup Bay in Bahamas, Ochorios in Jamaica, George Town in Grand Cayman, Roatan, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Eve4567

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Could be WAY better

The overall experience on the Norwegian Bliss was just alright. One of the things you need to be prepared for is the constant service fees, 20% gratuity charges (which is already paid for ahead of time, so you ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Delta Charlie

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

No complaints here, total BLISS!

We are a family of five on Deck 5 and went with four additional friends who stayed on Deck 10. We considered ourselves typically non-complainers and easy going for what it's worth. It was easy to notice many ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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weens19

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, relaxing

My family has sailed on NCL 7 times, the last 6 in The Haven. Once you stay there, it's hard to go back downstairs. We have been on other cruise lines but have become loyal to NCL. The NCL Bliss was absolutely ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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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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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


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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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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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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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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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jeffcfa

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Why you should avoid cruising with Norwegian Cruise Lines

We have cruised twice before on Holland America and once with Royal Caribbean and were generally satisfied but this was by far the worst of the four cruises. The problems included: 1) We routinely had to wait ...
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Sail Date November 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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sd2663

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Bliss- Too big of a ship

So I was told after the fact that this was the first re positioning cruise for this ship. I think the ship is to big for me. There was not enough seats in the atrium. Guests were pushing people to get to seats. ...
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Sail Date November 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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Family Cruising

1 Review Written

NCL's new ship the Bliss is worth the wait

We chose NCL Bliss for our Christmas cruise because @famcruising we are all about cruising with friends and family. NCL offers tons of fun, excellent live music and entertainment. We love the specialty dining on ...
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Sail Date December 2018


lauraann122 avatar

lauraann122

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun, beautiful but with a bit of disappointment

Fun times, Beautiful locations, the suite was roomy and the decor was done very nicely. A couple side notes ... if your gambling or playing any games like scratch offs that pay out cash be careful. We were told ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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klm1

8 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, with lots of activities.

Background information: We took this cruise, with a group of 15 family and friends. I’ve been on NCL ships before, and always enjoyed them. I was apprehensive about going on the Norwegian Bliss, due to the large ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Kimf avatar

Kimf

5 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Good cruise with a few minor complaints

Overall the Bliss is a great ship, very much in line with the Getaway or Escape. My family of 4 sailed on the Bliss the week of 3/23/19. We had two rooms as we added our 18 year old a few months after we had ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Ma2ajcj

1 Review Written

Blessed

Wonderful experience! My Mother and Father have taken both of my sister's families on cruises while I was the first born they decided I would be last for family vacation. I'm patient and that did seem fair. Then ...
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Sail Date March 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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