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Norwegian Bliss Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Norwegian Bliss
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33 Norwegian Bliss Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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jeffcfa

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Why you should avoid cruising with Norwegian Cruise Lines

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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


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napper777

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

The cruise that had me looking for another cruiseline

We are Platinum Plus (30+ cruises) and consider ourselves "loyalists." Unfortunately, our experience on the Bliss in September pushed us to look elsewhere. We'd also had a not so great experience on the Bliss in ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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SSGZ

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst Cruise we've ever been on!

We cruise once or twice a year usually on Princess or Carnival, the reason we decided to go on Norwegian is because we wanted to try out a new ship and since Bliss is a brand new ship it made our decision very easy. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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cruiseSEA52

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice ship with poor service

Cabin was good. Food as expected. Room was kept clean with freshtowels. Beds were better than some worse than others. Nice closet space. Worst main dining room service in 8 cruises. Service was painfully ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Susan Posey

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Extremely disappointed

Spent 20K on a family vacation with our adult children & grandchildren. Once in a lifetime affair, we can't afford again. Has been totally ruined. I will never cruise NCL again and my husband who is a travel agent ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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hhammett

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Gorgeous ship but crew not trained well.

We loved the Breakaway last year, discovered Haven and didn’t even look at other cruise lines, booked the Bliss for our Alaska trip which we’ve been planning for a while now. Haven was great for embarking, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Greg C

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

4700 guests and not enough staff - Poor experience and not worth the money

We decided on the Norwegian Bliss because it is a New ship and seemed to have everything. We cruised with them 15 years ago and had a good experience. This cruise was not a good experience and they have lost my ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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jbanos

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Horrible cruise for families

My wife and my two children (ages 8 and 4) came on this cruise as an extension of a California Disney vacation. We were looking forward to a relaxing spring break family vacation, and certainly expected a similar ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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marfellpj

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not the best cruise

So I have been on RC, Disney and carnival. I can honestly say, sailing on the Norwegian was the worst experience. We booked a balcony room, which wa tiny! I mean very very very small. The bathroom layout was good. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Rhoda14120

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Horrible!

I chose this due to timing with my children being off of college & the ports we would see w/ great weather. Everything pre-cruise was a nightmare trying to contact anyone. I had over 9 hours of hold time and no call ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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bailsgolf

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Completely disappointed!

This was our first cruise and planned for over a year for Christmas week 2018. Boarded in Miami and cruised St.Thomas, Tortola, and Bahamas. After exploring the ship on boarding day and eating at the buffet I ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Ntudisco

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Staff was "indifferent" and nickeled and dimed to death!

We have gone on two previous cruises but both on Royal Caribbean. We did the Allure in the Caribbean and a smaller ship I can't remember the name of in the Mediterranean last year. This time we wanted to try ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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musikus1704

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Booked Mexican Riviera, got roundtrip of LA!

We booked this cruise because we want to have some warm days, visit Mazatlan und Puerto Vallarta, we got a Cruise up to 71 F in Ensenada. Norwegian Cruise Line had the possibility to inform the passengers before the ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Bokken

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Bliss Blues

This was the worst cruise by far. I had high hopes though, as my first cruise was with Norwegian, which has been the bar in which I measure all cruises; it was very fantastic. This cruise was seemingly doomed from ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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makochan

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst in all category among all othe NCL Cruises

1. when NCL Bliss came to Seattle, we were expecting Epic kind of service or amenities. But the Bliss was way worse than what we were expected. we paid $9000 for 4 of us in same room, the room doesn't have enough ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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travelmomtina

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Bliss not ideal for families with kids

We chose the Bliss because of all the amazing videos we saw and everything we heard from our travel agent. I will start with the positives: - If you're a single or older couple with no kids, this cruise MAY be ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Blindy13

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Floating mall, not hotel. They call it “Bliss”???

Onboard this cruise they had an interview With two gentlemen about how this ship is run, like a floating hotel. It is definitely more like a floating mall. If you want to buy jewelry, art & clothing or have your ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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reddirt983

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

I was warned...

Let me be transparent, I didn't know whether to trust Cruise Critic. I even searched Google and Reddit to see others' experiences on whether this was even a legit website. This is not one of those puff piece ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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jzidik

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Bliss-less

The Norwegian Bliss-less I should have known that this experience was going to be atrocious when the booking and check in process was so terrible. Our two kids are 12 and 15 and very shy. One of my concerns was ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Kaileeahern

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Cruise from hell

So here I am, an experienced cruiser, and I loved every cruise I’ve ever been on (about 15-18) and I usually go on royal, carnival and princess. All spectacular. I went on the Norwegian bliss and I am absolutely ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Maryjane2003

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Boring for families

This is the second NCL we have done. Last year we did the Epic and it was really fabulous! We did Haven both times and the difference was huge. The Bliss has an indoor pool in haven but it was still very cold and ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Sgonz123

1 Review Written

Bad customer service

I can understand a change in itinerary due to weather, but when the entire experience is filled with bad customer service it's difficult to make the best of what you've been given. Our tropical vacation become our ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Smartrobin66

1 Review Written

Customer service horrible

Very long lines. 3 Promised responses never occurred. They handed me a bistro gift certificate with no documentation, I had An American Express bistro free use also. I asked If this was a duplicate they said no. I ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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aurpon

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

First time with Norwegian; that too Bliss--BAD EXPERIENCE

Chose the Bliss to Alaska as our first cruise to celebrate 2 birthdays in the family. Their much touted go-kart was a huge attraction. My wife had called Norwegian ahead of time (before boarding) informing them ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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cruiser0804

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Haven - aka Smoker's Paradise and Unsupervised Daycare

I chose this cruise mainly because of the ship, and was super excited to have both Deluxe Owner's Suites and 1 Two Bedroom Family Villa booked for me and a group of family members. The Haven boasts so much to ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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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