Blissful Panama Canal Crossing

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 61

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Norwegian Bliss

15 Night Panama Canal Westbound (Miami To Los Angeles)

Sail date: March 30, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Bliss

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 11615

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

2nd time on board. Planning a 3rd. Fabulous ship expo.


5 out of 5
Smooth, fast, early

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent bars, dining rooms were good with no wait seating, specialty restaurants were excellent. The Waterfront is outstanding!

Maltings Whiskey Bar

5 out of 5

Great bartenders and staff. Comfy seating collections. Best venue for people waty

Sugarcane Mojito Bar

5 out of 5

Cowboy is one of the best bartenders on ship! Monitors are fabulous. He creates a fun atmosphere!

The Observation Lounge

5 out of 5

Best place to relax, watch the water and sea birds, unparalleled views. Snacks and a bar! Nothing else to ask for

Taste Restaurant - Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Another small, wonderful ambience dining room.


5 out of 5

Lattes were really good. Better than stateside!

Savor Restaurant - Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Small, nice ambience, enjoyable

Ocean Blue

5 out of 5

Seafood is sublime!

Le Bistro French Restaurant

5 out of 5

Mushroom soup is the best!!! Scallops are my favorite item.

Garden Cafe

5 out of 5

Incredible selection. Well prepared. Clean. Forward end offers best views

Atrium Bar

5 out of 5

Fun, accessible

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Thermal spa is one if the best! Cruise Director games were tons of fun. Uptown! show had the audience dancing on their feet.

Mandara Spa

5 out of 5

Love everything about it! Thermal pool, sauna, steam room, heated lounges, the view....


5 out of 5
Uptown was great! Performers talent was evident: great jokes, audience engagement fun, singing and dancing top notch.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
To a person, each person was pleasant., helpful, and respond. Every question was answered. My needs filled as best as possible.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Passenger sickness resulted in extreme sanitation protocols. Ship staff was awesome!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Bed was huge! Always clean and tidy. Great light. Efficient storage.

Ship tip

Enjoy the Observation Lounge and the Waterfront.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
This is my home port

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
Great tour

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Top 5 experience! Awesome. Amazing. A definite must.

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Took interesting tour to small town. Got to see the countryside.

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

5 out of 5
Interesting. Another interesting countryside tour.

Acapulco, Mexico

5 out of 5
No tour. Taxied to Golden neighborhood shopping district.

Mazatlan, Mexico

4 out of 5
Only shopped at port

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
Beautiful! Did not get off the ship

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Cool after heat of previous 15 days


4 out of 5
Took a while but line moved constantly.

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