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Mexican Riviera Norwegian Bliss Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Bliss
Mexican Riviera
Departure Port

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Excellent

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Very Good

31

Average

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Poor

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Terrible

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147 Mexican Riviera Norwegian Bliss Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews


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JemMonster

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful time on the Bliss

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DH and I have been on this itinerary before (once on HAL, twice on NCL), but this was the first time just the two of us, without the kids or any other family. This was a celebration of our 27th anniversary. We ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Crystalwill36

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing time with family on a great ship

The Bliss is an amazing ship. Lots to do with kids and adults. The pools are very close together and always very busy. There are many options for dinning for every meal of the day, even in the middle of the night. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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partcruise

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Family Vacay

Excellent cruise! We were on a family vacation and there was 15 of us. From babies to great grandma on the trip we had a large range in ages. Embarkation was fairly easy considering the size of the ship and # of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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JhowellC

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lackluster with mutinous crew

I was so excited to spend 7 days in the sun on the 9th largest cruise ship in the world! Brand new with all kinds of bells and whistles. Magic was going to happen. .....It was not exactly what I was expecting. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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marlina5784

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cruising with Toddlers? Then this ones for you!

We recently took the 7 night Mexican Riviera cruise on the Norwegian Bliss with our 3 year old son. We have cruised with him before (Disney in 2017 to the Bahamas) and wanted to try another cruise line this time ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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gecko44

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Race course fun, but I'd rather have other activities

Traveled with 8 other adults from San Diego. Parked in the San Pedro lot ($19/day) for a 10 am check-in, which was quick since fewer people there due to the early time. Not too long a wait until they started ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Tinke the Finn

1 Review Written

Great cruise on NCL Bliss

We choose this cruise because of the ship, especially because of the newly designed Haven and it did not disappoint us. Overall there was a lot to do and many places to go, we didn't have a change to experience all, ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Ricaquarius72

1 Review Written

Fantastic Cruise

It's a great cruise line for you to enjoy the cruise and relax. No formal night, anytime dining to make things more easier and feel more relaxed like real vacation. Great ship, great port of calls, give two ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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anintelman

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Top 5 Pros and Cons

I predicate any review with a caveat. Not everyone likes the same experiences and I come to most experiences skewed by the fact that I live in the Las Vegas area, where entertainment and food service are highly ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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KitsapTennisPlayer

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

98% perfection!

I was amazed that the size of the ship and the number of people on board did NOT make my husband and I feel crowded. The reservation app was genius - no waiting in line at the main dining rooms any more! And ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Shesculpt

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Super-sized, but not super appealing

The ship is huge!! With the exception of a few bright spots, it was very impersonal. I might go again, but my expectations will be much lower!! The shows were amazing! Jersey Boys and Six were really great ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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terrisa

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Blissful except for the Chiggers

We had a great time on the cruise. We arrived around 10 am to check in and so were one of the first to get on the ship. Prior to getting on the escalators, there was a desk to reserver for the specialty dining ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Windrosesg

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

More than just a gorgeous looking ship

This cruise trip was arranged more than 1 year ago. We had never been to Mexico and we wanted to give it a try on the newest NCL ship, Norwegian Bliss. The gorgeous looking Norwegian Bliss was beyond my ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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MJH949

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Sailing Norwegian Is Simply BLISS

The Norwegian Bliss is one of the lines most recent ships having been put into service in 2018. In the Breakaway Plus category she is always one of the largest ships in the fleet, The activities, cabins, dining ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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DRTVEGAS

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

This cruise convinced me that sailing with NCL is NOT for me.

I chose to sail on the NCL Bliss because it is Norwegian's newest, largest ship. Usually, newer means better. But the design of this ship and the crew of the Bliss proved they are truly "not ready for prime time." ...
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Sail Date October 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


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kadanahy57

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship

We chose this cruise because we wanted to try Norwegian, specifically the Haven area. We were not disappointed, The Haven was a wonderful respite from the excitement and crowds of the main areas of the ship. The ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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bmcintyre2222

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

What a wonderful vacation!

We have cruised many times with Norwegian and the last two times in the Haven. From the moment you enter the cruise terminal to disembarking from your cruise you receive first class service. The staff took time to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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tomjet3

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing ship and service

I really wanted to sail on a larger and newer shape and Bliss did not disappoint. The staff was welcoming and qualified from start to finish. The restaurants, bars and food were amazing. Top notch shows especially ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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doherty73

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Another amazing NCL cruise in the books.

4th cruise on NCL. 6th overall. Prior on Sky, Gem and Getaway. Big fans of the Freestyle cruising. Had the beverage package and 3 meals at specialty dining included in the fare. THE GOOD Beautiful ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Linzd123

7 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Avoid NCL they do not care about their passenger safety

Embarkation I got a taxi to the port in LA and we instantly hit serious traffic the second we got to the port entrance. It took half an hour to go half a mile. I ended up getting out of the taxi and walking the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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SoCalCruisingAddict

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Where to start. I guess... some context, first. I’ve been on a lot of ships over the years, with different lines (Carnival, Royal, Princess... and now Norwegian). I’ve been on big ships and on smaller ones. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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ac7ss

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

The ship was too big.

As the title says, I felt that the ship was too large. I am accustomed to sailing on smaller ships, particularly the NCL Jewel class. The Bliss has twice the passenger capacity. Don't get me wrong, they did design ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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sandsunsurf

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship; reservations and lines detract from overall experience

This was a fall break trip for the two of us, our two teenagers and our friends (married couple) that were experiencing their first cruise. Embarkation: Fair. Long line. But once at the counter it went quickly. ...
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Sail Date October 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


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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