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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

66 Norwegian Bliss Family Cruises 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


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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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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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


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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NJB_Cooper&Merrick

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ship was too big, too many people, if you must, travel OFF SEASON

This was our fourth trip on an Alaskan cruise and while it was the newest ship we sailed on, it was a freaking nightmare. We traveled on Norwegian 10 months prior and it was great, but it absolutely was all about ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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INDIANA JOE

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our forgettable Pacific Coastal cruise

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and to cruise again after serious health problems/recovery from during 2016 and 2017. We enjoyed a similar cruise in 2010 aboard the Pearl so we thought ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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nkx1

1 Review Written

A Huge Disappointment

I took the Pacific Coast re-positioning cruise on 9/30 which was supposed to stop in Victoria, Seattle, and San Francisco. As others have pointed out, boarding was a nightmare. When we booked the cruise many months ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Clin1202 avatar

Clin1202

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Terrible food and long lines

We can’t wait to get off this cruise ship. This is the last day of our cruise on the Norwegian Bliss from Vancouver to LA. We stayed in a balcony room in 10246. The room is spacious and modern, but it’s not ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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MSUcruiser

1 Review Written

Big Ship, Inadequate public spaces

We chose to cruise Alaska on this ship to experience a 'big' ship with all it had to offer: go carts, laser tag, water slides, broadway style shows. We are all experienced cruisers but had never sailed on a ship ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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CruiseReviewing

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Bliss - a miss

We (family group of 8 / 3 rooms) choose this cruise for the Alaska outings and wanted to try the large ship with great looking laser tag and race track. You cannot book those 2 in advance. As a result, when you ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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cylmp

1 Review Written

Too big

Must book activities and meal places within the first 24 hours or there is nothing available. I travelled with 2 teenage kids who were so excited about this ship. their excitement quickly turned to frustration as ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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mandy7

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Way too big, Way too many people!

We were a group of 8 traveling with family which included 3 children (5, 9, 10). We thought it would be fun for them as well as have the opportunity to see Alaska and it's wildlife. Because the ship is so large ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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rchorlog

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ridiculous Nickel and Diming

Staterooms were clean but very small in comparison to other ships we've been on. Noise from decks above should not be heard in rooms below in a modern ship. If you book on deck 5, bring your sleeping pills as it ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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caribbean52010

4 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Nickel & dimes you to death

Food was great in the specialty dining where you had to pay lots of extra money. Nothing is cheap on this cruise. Everything is extra even the free drinks in Drink Package as they add on a 20% gratuity to every ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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JennlynnCruising

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NCL Bliss Not Blissful For Families

We have been on 14 cruises and this was our first with Norweigan, there will not be a second. Of course what you enjoy is very personal, but we were very disappointed with the options on board for our teen and under ...
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Sail Date May 2019


tbone5 avatar

tbone5

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise was lacking, service poor, food marginal

We chose this ship for its touring of Glacier National Park and for the onboard amenities like race track, laser tag, etc. What strikes me is the utter lack of good service. Every restaurant we went too, the servers ...
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Sail Date May 2019


CaseyKen avatar

CaseyKen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Norweigen Bliss was not Blissfull

My sister's family and I wanted to plan a trip with our parents who live in another state. Alaska has been a destination we have all wanted to visit. A cruise was the perfect answer for our family of 8. The ...
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Sail Date May 2019


mayrai3 avatar

mayrai3

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Never ending wait

First things first getting on the boat felt eternal. And our walker-talkies were taken from us. No where did it say we were not able to take them aboard. Once on the boat the balcony room storage was way less then ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Oliwa19

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

I used to love Norwegian; never again

I used to love Norwegian. The Epic was my first cruise and I went on several after that before trying Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. One thing I always loved about Norwegian was the value. That has all changed. ...
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Sail Date April 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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