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Panama Canal & Central America Norwegian Bliss Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Lots of room on the fantastic balcony!
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Passing under the Bridge of Americas and just clearing the top of the ship
"Wanted to see the new Panama Canal - Crossing was great. I was impressed at the way this large ship could dock in port so easily. The sailing was very smooth and would be a great way for people afraid of..."Read More
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Norwegian - The RyanAir Of The Seas?

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RobertX2
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We recently returned from a cruise on board the Norwegian Bliss. We had been on Norwegian once before about 9 years ago, and were shocked at how downhill they have gone. We have cruised with many other cruise lines in the last several years and there are some things that Norwegian do to exploit their customers that differ from other cruise lines. I believe these are things somebody considering a ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Not the NCL of years ago-POOR!

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mellow1
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Friends were going on this cruise and I wanted to see the Panama Canal. It was a three week cruise and we were looking forward to a memorable trip with friends. The Cabin was nice except for the bed. The Platform bed was very poor. You could feel the woven platform when you laid on the mattress. The steward had to install a bed board and mattress topper before the mattress was tolerable, not ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Panama on a MEGA ship

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dmam
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We used NCL air/hotel arrangements and also transfers with great satisfaction. The Bliss is a very big ship, the biggest of NCL and also very recent, 2017. Very modern and luxurious it offers a lot of outdoor activities, as much for children as for adults. The big-production shows were Broadway's quality. The food in all the restaurants was very good, even at the buffet, with a lot of ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


First time sailing. Ship and shows were great and frendly and excellent staff.

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wendypgarner
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Great prices for the 21 day cruise. Ports of call were on my bucket list. Shows on the cruise were amazing. Appreciated the upgrade on my room. Great food choice and plenty of restaurants. Travelled with friends. Will cruise again and took advantage of the CruiseNext offer. Purchased $1000 worth of coupons for future salings and got a $500 credit immediately on my account. Staff and crew were ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview with Large Picture Window


Good cruise

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HorseshoeHanna
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this cruise because it covered many ports that have been on my bucket list, all within the same cruise. The embarkation in LA was a bit congested, and very difficult to hear any announcements regarding boarding groups, so people were confused as to where and when to get on board. The ship and my cabin were very good. Dining was good except the menus in the dining rooms never seemed to ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Disappointing cruise

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swersky
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

ship was new and beautiful. Staff seemed poorly trained, especially restaurants. 3 Main dinning rooms had very mediocre food and poor and slow service. Specialty restaurants were wonderful, great food and staff. Bars and bar staff (very well trained) were wonderful. Buffet was disappointing compared to a dozen other cruises I have been on. Rooms (mini-suite) was very nice and bathroom was ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


21 Nights of Bliss on the Bliss

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Vagabondvoyager
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this cruise for its length and itinerary. Week long cruises are just not long enough for me now that I'm retired and can cruise longer. I cruise solo a lot and NCL usually has the best solo prices, although I do not sail in the solo cabins as I like a balcony. How about some solo balconies NCL? Embarkation: Embarkation went smoothly since I am Platinum Plus. Ship: The Bliss is a ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Balcony Stateroom


Last minute Itinerary Switch, Ship is too big. Beware on Panama Canal Transits.

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mlgb
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We arrived at 1pm and embarkation was smooth. However there were undisclosed problems getting some passengers from LAX to the ship, which delayed the sailaway for hours (until after dark).Disembarkation in NYC did not go well. Huge lines snaking around. I stood in line for an hour (was on a NCL bus tour/ transfer to JFK) with people coughing all around me. There was time for only one stop on the ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


After 16 years with NCL, Bliss is the only ship make me to stop my loyalty.

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larryYoung
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

From transfer: the transfer bus is not ready, guests have to wait 4 hours at LAX. Embarkation: staff make sure my credit card is right, then we double check the Help Desk on ship, at the end of CRuise (21 days), they mixed up my charge account. Mini Suite Room Design and Cleaning: we paid pricey for this MA class room 9 months before cruising, the design of room layout is not easy to move ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Panama Canal Daytime Transit was Overnight

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WoodsieORL
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

I booked a cabin facing forwards at the front of the ship underneath the captain's bridge to give me the best possible view of the canal. The cabin was quite spacious with plenty of storage space, and perfectly adequate for my needs. Considering the number of passengers embarkation went quite smoothly. I used all the dining areas with the exception of the speciality ones. The self service ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview with Large Picture Window


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