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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Alaska

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Bliss
Alaska
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

16

Very Good

4

Average

7

Poor

5

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Family Cruises

221

Romantic Cruises

66

Entertainment Cruises

56

Senior Cruises

34

Group and Theme Cruises

20

34 Norwegian Bliss Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Alaska


Applegarth70 avatar

Applegarth70

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Too big for its own good

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The Alaskan cruise was always one of my ambitions. This cruise was coupled with a pre-cruise three night stay in Seattle, which we very much enjoyed. I cannot fault the organisation of embarkation and ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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dmed

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good and bad

My wife and I just returned from this Alaskan Cruise in late August. We both have mixed reviews. There is a lot to like about this ship - it's new, it's clean, it's got a wonderful spa and thermal area! We also ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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1threadshort

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

ALASKA EXCURSIONS WITH MOBILITY SCOOTER

we just returned from our cruise with ncl bliss. i just wanted to say if you use a mobility scooter and are concerned about getting around with the scooter in ketchikan, juneau, skagway or victoria dont be. we ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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skateycat

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pick another cabin or bring earplugs

came along as a group of 25. wish we had chosen either another ship or different time of year to sail. my least favorite of all cruises i have been on. second cruise to alaska. suffice it to say, i am not a megaship ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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JustJanet2U

1 Review Written

Built for Alaska....Great Views!

I chose this cruise because I had never been to Alaska and since I’m an NCL Latitudes member I was excited to experience the newest ship in the fleet that was built especially for Alaska. I persuaded a friend who ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Cjc1950

1 Review Written

Family multi generation trip

Seven days on the Round trip Seattle to Alaska , inside passage! numerous activities for grandchildren, They loved the Go Karts, waterslides, variety of food options. The Haven for us. We loved unlimited bar, 24 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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salymber

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not very Impressed

I had heard so much great stuff advertised about this wonderful new ship. It had been a few years since I had been on a cruise but never cruised with Norwegian. My daughters and I were excited about our trip to ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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SmartRealtor

10 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Inaugural cruise on a beautiful ship. Excellent service if somewhat commoditized

Inaugural cruise even though we had already cruised to Alaska several times, but this was a new experience. Although NCL handled embarkation and disembarkation fairly well, it confirmed in our minds that we prefer ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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NewDawg

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary

We wanted to do something memorable to celebrate our "fifty years" of marriage. We chose the Norwegian Bliss Alaskan Cruise that was advertised by our local Senior Center. We chose a balcony cabin to enhance the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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mjnmjn

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Astounding Ship

The Bliss is amazing. The food was the best I ever had on a cruise. The many dining and entertainment venues were sufficient to keep you busy at every moment. Norwegian never misses an opportunity to sell, sell, ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Re-Fashionista

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not So Blissfully Simple..Why NCL earned my respect.

I have read a few of the most recent reviews and I feel the need to defend NCL because I am hearing a lot of the same complaints I heard on the ship. Yes, there were multiple medical emergencies, that's what happens ...
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Sail Date August 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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rachsan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lifetime memories, and a beautiful ship

We chose this boat because it is a brand new ship, started sailing just two months prior, and we loved the itinerary. The stops were great, we loved the excursions chosen, food was good, service was great, and we ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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SeattleSeattle

5 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Perfect cruise - we loved everything

We live in Seattle with a view of Elliott Bay. We would see the beautiful NCL Bliss come and go every week. We wanted to see what it was like onboard. It was wonderful. Embarkation was a breeze - just a few ...
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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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Richmare

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Felt like we were on a Disney cruise

This was our third NCL cruise. We were extremely disappointed in the ship. It is huge and you walk forever. Mind you, if you are young and adventurous this is great, but older seniors need to be aware. The ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Cruising Lor

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Awesome Alaskan cruise

This was a cruise for nine people in our party to celebrate birthdays and an anniversary. We couldn’t have picked a better cruise line or ship! What a fabulous surprise! The amenities, food and ship employees ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Phrogflyerdave

1 Review Written

Disappointing New Ship Experience and a Poor Value

This review was sent directly to Norwegian as well. Some background: My 84 year old mother booked this trip for her four children and their spouses (10 of us in total) as a last special family vacation. All but ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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WendyTillotson

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice first cruise

Chose this cruise line for the freestyle, casual set up. Really worked for us. Overall a good experience. The service was superb and very professional. The cabin was well appointed - lots of well thought out ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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h0mew00d

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Anniversary cruise

We did this cruise to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Had our two sons and family with us. It was hard to get reservations in specialty restaurants. Impossible to book prior to cruise. Was successful after ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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SHEILABTHERE

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Handicap accessibility, scooters and wheelchairs.

The Bliss is not handicap friendly. If you are on a scooter or in a wheelchair, with no companion traveling with you. It's almost impossible to get into the forward elevators. The busy areas, like the buffet, ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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danabythesea

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent experience for my first cruise ever!

A friend was going and invited me. I'm so glad I made the trip. The ship was top-notch. Even though our cabin was toward the stern, and interior, it did not feel cramped. Plenty of room for two women. Good ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Audraschwartz

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Bliss Review

I choose the Bliss to Alaska because I have sailed on Norwegian many times and really like it. I am very disappointed in this ship especially for what we paid for it. First, the entertainment was very subpar. I am ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Pope Francis

5 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Too many People - Waited the entire cruise for an elevator.

We had loved Alaska on two previous cruises, (NCL Pearl in 2010 and NCL Star in 2004). On this cruise it was cold and rainy so; Everyone stayed inside. Ship was packed at all times. Most people were in the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Mike Martin avatar

Mike Martin

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Awesome ship and cruise!

The ship and crew were so great, they took care of everything that we needed or thought about. The food was 5 star, and a lot of options. They kept us entertained during the entire cruise, shows, performers, and ...
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Sail Date June 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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