• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In

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

26 Norwegian Bliss Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Caribbean


ladaallo avatar

ladaallo

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not Very Good

|

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


Ashley8053 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


broadwaybaby123 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


jordanmarie1230 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


Teressali avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


YummyRummy avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


dmturner00 avatar

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


HuliHuli avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2019


NorweegeeyunRob avatar

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 ...
Read More

2 photos

Sail Date March 2019


dweston avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2019


Kciereck avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2019


DragonEyePearl avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2019


rschineis avatar

rschineis

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

I've been on better

We chose this cruise as a birthday gift for my son and he was excited for the go karts and water slides. The ship itself is beautiful and the staff, if you can get their attention, are pleasant enough. The food ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2019


ts4a23 avatar

ts4a23

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The cruise that ended our love of cruising

Norwegian sold us on the dining package. (3 upgrade restaraunts). We tried to book the three Upgraded restaurants months prior to the cruise. They were all booked. When we called prior to the cruise, We were told ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2019


MEW15 avatar

MEW15

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Won't cruise with Norwegian again

For a new ship it was rather underwhelming, the about to be remodeled Royal Caribbean ship I went on 11 years ago was more impressive. It felt like most things were geared toward those in the Haven. Also to have ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2019


HRC avatar

HRC

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Now, I'll Never Hear the End of it.

My wife and I (50/51) are from a generation who've been lucky enough to have their parents take them cruising and we've continued to take our children cruising. We recently sailed on the Norwegian Bliss and were not ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2019


Viaggiatore del mondo avatar

Viaggiatore del mondo

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Shortages, Chaos and Bad Food

We booked this trip over the Christmas Holidays thinking that it would be special. Instead, it was absolutely terrible. The Food: They use low-quality products. Such products cannot result in good food. Quality ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2018


mary1268 avatar

mary1268

1 Review Written

Not Worth the $$

What sold us was the Race Track - but we only had one chance to ride on the last sea day. For the money you are better served to look at the Royal Caribbean or Carnival Super ships. There us too much real estate ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2018


buckeyecruiser44081 avatar

buckeyecruiser44081

8 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Ho hum ship

Went on this cruise for the grand kids to use the go cart track and the Bliss did not live up to our expectations. The ship was very big with lots of walking and small elevators. Elevators are grouped forward and ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2018


Ph113 avatar

Ph113

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Late embarkation, skipped private island

I chose this cruise because we liked the NCL pearl from Seattle to Alaska 6 years ago. However, right from the beginning this trip was not started out great. Prior to check-in, there was a lady so rude to people, ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


larrchan avatar

larrchan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ping pong game on cruise is a joke

We chose the NCL Bliss, because it is big and new and will bring us to our long planned destination -- South Caribbean. Unfortunately, captain announced after get onboard that we had to skip Puerto Rico due to waves ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


Agentdiddy avatar

Agentdiddy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Royal is better!

I love to cruise during presidents week because I am a teacher. Being in the ship with kids does not bother me much. After my 5th attempt I finally made it to the private island but just say it does not compare to ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


Ghawkk20 avatar

Ghawkk20

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Family Cruise

Service was lousy, on most occasions. Dining room service was slow, and you can barely get someone to take a drink order. Bars were 3-7 min. wait in line. Pool deck was overcrowded, and it was nearly impossible to ...
Read More

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
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click

Other Cruise Style Reviews for Norwegian Bliss Cruises to the Caribbean

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.