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Norwegian Bliss Repositioning Cruises Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Bliss
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

29

Very Good

18

Average

10

Poor

11

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Family Cruises

439

Entertainment Cruises

155

Romantic Cruises

147

Senior Cruises

89

Repositioning Cruises

71

71 Norwegian Bliss Repositioning Cruises Cruise Reviews


Vagabondvoyager avatar

Vagabondvoyager

15 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

21 Nights of Bliss on the Bliss

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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, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mlgb

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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silverc243

13 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

NCL Bliss 21 Day Panama Canal Cruise LA to NYC B2B with 7 day Florida/Bahama

Hi all! Now that I’m back from my 28 days on the Bliss and trying to recuperate before our January adventure I’ll try to give some of my thoughts. First of all I had a fantastic time. This was a B2B sailing ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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dmam

7 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Panama on a MEGA ship

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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barb12345

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mhzbrown

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Things I wish I would have known sooner

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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KENW513

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

BAD FROM EMBARKATION ON...

Embarkation in vancouver was a disaster! embarkation staff was incompetent and overwhelmed by the number of passengers. there was no special line for handicap or platinum members. Lifeboat drill was at 1100 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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jwlv

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This itinerary was a mess

We are frequent cruisers. We got together with two other couples on this cruise - just to enjoy a new ship. We had all been to all the ports so we figured we would just enjoy each other's company. When we booked the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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HRHJAM

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not even the happiest place on earth!

My husband purchased this cruise for me as a holiday gift - we love cruising, and have cruised several times with NCL. The fact that Jersey Boys (one of my favorite musicals) was on-board was the proverbial icing on ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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2fun2forget

1 Review Written

The Good and Bad of the Bliss

We have been on 25 cruises, 3 so far this year. We have been on multiple NCL cruises and we were excited to try out the Bliss! The cruise did not start out well and was lacking through out the entire cruise. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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zonacruiser25

7 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly NCL drops the ball. A long review

We booked this cruise only 30 days before sailing. Reading the reviews, many people had booked this 6 day cruise well over a year ago. This was billed as a 6 day cruise, and everyone paid tips for a 6 day cruise. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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FilusAn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointment on the Bliss Reposition cruise

We chose this cruise to explore Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle and San Francisco with a total of 4 couples. We arrived several days early to Vancouver to explore the beautiful city. It was a great day. Already we ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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jeffsnoy

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

The Good - Beautiful ship, great colors & decoration - Explorer lounge on deck 15 very nice - Loved the shows. Jersey Boys, Six & The Liverpool Beatles. Clinton Jackson is an entertaining comedian. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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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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mhg8448

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time cruising on a "Mega" cruise ship

First, let me say that we have not cruised in about 10 years. We are retirement age people who cruised often as a family with our 2 children. They enjoyed it more than we did. Recently, we decided to give it a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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bamforne

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Bliss is appropriately named

Our first time on a very large ship, previous cruises have always been on ships with less that 2000. While there were 4000 on this ship it seemed less crowded most times than a medium size vessel. We found some ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Josevaleriano

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very relaxing trip

We just wanted a getaway for a few days But this one became a memorable one Can't wait to go back. The embarkation in Los Angeles is smooth and quick. We cleared in no time and head straight to the main dining ...
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Sail Date April 2019


deimosmuc avatar

deimosmuc

1 Review Written

Didn't meet expectations

It was kind of stressful being on this cruise from LA to Vancouver, right from the start till the end. Embarkation: It started with embarkation, long lines, no directions for people arriving by public ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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merrytraveller

4 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Studio cabin is amazing

It's one of the few ships that offers a studio room for solo travellers. This makes cruising much more affordable so I can cruise more often. The solo concierge is excellent and ensures that everyone is taken care ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Frandya

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Good but not our best cruise

It went through the "new panama canal". It was amazing to see and enjoy the passage. Other parts were not so amazing. The casino was the poorest we have ever seen at sea with very tight slots. Bingo was a ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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70 Mach 1

6 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Transiting the new Panama Canal on the largest (and best) cruise ship NCL Bliss

I booked this adventure as it has been at the top of my vacation priorities for a long time. This 15 day transit of the new Panama Canal exceeded even my lofty expectations (I am a seasoned cruiser). The crew and ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Lucy&Ricki

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing

We chose this ship because we wanted to go the Panama Canal for years now and finally decided to take the plunge. NCL is the best cruise line out there and decided the Bliss was how we were going to do it. Ship is ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Lisa and Larry

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great ship but . . .

This is a beautiful ship. We had a mini suite and thought the bathroom was great. It had a huge double sink with 2 faucets and a big shower. Worth the extra charge for sure! The room is a bit smaller than Celebrity ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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CAcruzfunatic

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Ship - Fantastic Dining - Poor Handling of Ports & Port Times

NCL Bliss - Panama Canal - November 2018 - 14 Days We recently returned from a cruise aboard the NCL Bliss traveling to Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama Canal & Cartagena, Columbia. We enjoyed the cruise a ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Lisabergere01

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing cruise

We are first timers traveling with experienced family members that cruise yearly. The Bliss had excellent service, excellent food, the variety of food is fit to meet every palate, very clean, pleasant employees. In ...
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Sail Date November 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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