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Norwegian Bliss Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Bliss
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

142

Very Good

99

Average

99

Poor

66

Terrible

33

Cruise type

99 Norwegian Bliss Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


Eve4567 avatar

Eve4567

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Could be WAY better

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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


sd2663 avatar

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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JonahCruise

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship, but...

We recently returned from our Norwegian Bliss cruise to the Mexican Rivera. These are our thoughts: 1. Embarkation was extremely efficient and quick. 2. Be prepared to wait for the elevators, which aren't ...
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Sail Date October 2019


zonacruiser25 avatar

zonacruiser25

7 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly NCL drops the ball. A long review

We booked this cruise only 30 days before sailing. Reading the reviews, many people had booked this 6 day cruise well over a year ago. This was billed as a 6 day cruise, and everyone paid tips for a 6 day cruise. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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chelseabates8

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice ship but it’s like being on a week long timeshare information session.

The ship was very clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful overall. The food in the buffet was usually cold and bland, sometimes inedible. It was incredibly busy up there and difficult to find seating. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


jcwilde1 avatar

jcwilde1

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Alaska was amazing, the cruise itself was mixed

My wife and I have done seven cruises and six of them with NCL. This was such a mixed cruise. One one hand, Alaska was amazing and the ship was great. It was nice, clean and the layout was great. The observation ...
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Sail Date September 2019


dmed avatar

dmed

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good and bad

My wife and I just returned from this Alaskan Cruise in late August. We both have mixed reviews. There is a lot to like about this ship - it's new, it's clean, it's got a wonderful spa and thermal area! We also ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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chistag

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Alaska round trip out of Seattle

Short vacation, out of Seattle for me and my wife. Impressive big ship comes with a price when you share it with over 4000 passengers. Crowded check in, main areas, theater shows, restaurants and elevators. You need ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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dancinA

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely setting but logistics issues.

I was invited by family members, and I was interested in seeing Alaka, so I was happy to be included. Alaska was beautiful and the three shore excursions I chose very well done, though a bit expensive. But there ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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72Bilgerat

1 Review Written

OK, But Not Great

We decided to celebrate out 50th wedding anniversary by taking our children and their families on an Alaska cruise. The kids had been on NCL and had good experiences. The embarkation process was the best I've ...
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Sail Date August 2019


skateycat avatar

skateycat

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pick another cabin or bring earplugs

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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JayinAZ

11 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Alaska- expensive and average

This was my 33rd cruise and 8th time to Alaska. Maybe I'm just getting pickier or maybe because our last cruise was in the haven, but I seemed to notice more little things that bugged me. It was a good vacation ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ldsakemp

1 Review Written

Nothing to write home about

My parents treated all the kids/grandkids to an Alaskan cruise for their 50th anniversary. They had done one years ago and loved it so much they wanted us all to enjoy it with them this time. Last time it was on a ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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jsmith8089

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship but ship features were disappointing if traveling with teens

We wanted to do an Alaska itinerary. We have sailed, Disney, Holland, and Celebrity, first time on Norwegian. I have kids 20, 19, 14, and 13. The brand new Norwegian Bliss seemed like the perfect blend for our ...
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Sail Date June 2019


salymber avatar

salymber

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not very Impressed

I had heard so much great stuff advertised about this wonderful new ship. It had been a few years since I had been on a cruise but never cruised with Norwegian. My daughters and I were excited about our trip to ...
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Sail Date June 2019


Lscruiser avatar

Lscruiser

9 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Bigger is not better

Wanting an Alaskan cruise for a family with two six year olds, I chose the Norwegian Bliss sailing from Seattle on June 9, 2019. This was my first cruise on a mega ship and my third cruise to Alaska. The ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Krystlea_blue

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not enough for 4000 people to do

We had a blast don’t get me wrong. We made the best of it. However for what we paid we did not get our money’s worth. The go carts were booked the laser tag was booked the painting class was booked sometimes the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


BicroftGirl avatar

BicroftGirl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruising with Kids, crowds and a smoker!

This was a repositioning cruise from LA to Vancouver with our 2 grandkids 3 & 7. First off, under three year olds have a room to play in with some toys but no supervision until they hit 3 years old. Kids did like ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Kris2410 avatar

Kris2410

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship

We chose this cruise for our sisters cruise because the port and sail date fit our needs. Ship was beautiful and large. Embarkation was easy and fast, onboard by 11:15am. Disembarkation was equally easy. Some ...
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Sail Date April 2019


ninan avatar

ninan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Needs some logistical improvement

We chose this cruise because it was a bit last minute for spring break and we could drive to the port as flights were hard to get. Embarkation was a bit rough. We got to the port around 11am and it wasn't too ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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


Deeder1 avatar

Deeder1

1 Review Written

Norwegian Bliss a Mix of Good and Bad

The Bliss is a newer ship, but the layout is not very efficient. The elevators take forever, especially going to and from Deck 16 where the buffet and pools are. Guest Services and the Shore Excursion Desk are ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Cruise Cynic

7 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Hallelujah! Free Booze, Anyone?

We are a family of four from Montreal Canada, and have been cruising for over 25 years now. We have cruised on NCL ships three times previously. Let me preface this by saying that this is from a personal ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Zuessam avatar

Zuessam

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Worst customer service of any cruise

We chose the ship because it was the new big ship, it is new and big but very crowded because so much of the ship is taken up with the go cart track and private areas on the main decks. The service from the wait ...
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Sail Date March 2019


LouisSch avatar

LouisSch

1 Review Written

Private Function Land

We upgraded our 2 rooms to balcony; NCL put us on different floors quite far from one another. We have 3 kids 10 and 9, so it wasted a lot of time going between the 2 rooms. Our room person was just O.K., did the ...
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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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