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

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Last minute Itinerary Switch, Ship is too big. Beware on Panama Canal Transits.
"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..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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

Review for Norwegian Bliss to Panama Canal & Central America

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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


Things I wish I would have known sooner

Review for Norwegian Bliss to Panama Canal & Central America

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mhzbrown

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We were on a 21 day cruise from LA to Manhattan. Jersey Boys was the best show I have ever seen on the water so that is definitely worth seeing. Our balcony room was clean and comfortable. We got a bunch of the Free at Sea items. The free drinks really cost $19.80 per person per day but it was still worth it given we drank more than 2 drinks a day. The specialty restaurants were good but I ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Best cruise ever

Review for Norwegian Bliss to Panama Canal & Central America

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D/J

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

The Panama Canal was on my bucket list and when I was looking for a cruise that interested me I came across this one. I booked on impulse in 5 minutes. I was able to get off work, etc. So fate allowed us to go. Fantastic. We enjoyed the ports, the ship, food, everything. Good luck at the casino. Friendly group of passengers. Fantastic cruise staff. Went on a Luxury day sail and Snorkle in ...
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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


They got the big things right, but it's the little things

Review for Norwegian Bliss to Panama Canal & Central America

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ackinbj

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Things that were done right: 1. Staff from the top to the bottom were great. Friendly, fun, and helpful 2. Embarkation was smooth as butter. Wouldn't change a thing! 3. Loved the modern (but not ultra-modern) decor. 4. Always felt safe on the ship 5. Stateroom (balcony) was just right. Not too small and the bathroom was excellent. 6. Leaving and returning to ship on ports days ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Best Value Cruise

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SoloistPro

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I personally love all kinds of infrastructure. The Panama Canal has been in my bucket list for quite sometimes. Going for 21 days, coast to coast and through the Panama Canal locks, this is probably the best cruise in my opinion. The price was right. The ports of call were amazing. Since I knew most of the restaurant and bar staff on this ship from my last cruise to Alaska in May, my cruise went ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Studio 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


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


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


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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