Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 44

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Norwegian Bliss

7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 05, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Bliss

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8112

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Saw tons of wildlife from the ship. This was our family reunion and our group of 16 was accommodated at all the restaurants. Buffet is very crowded in the morning. One afternoon the only lunch option was the buffet - what a mad house.


5 out of 5
We basically walked right on the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food is good. Desserts look scrumptious but there is a lack of flavor. The bartenders did not seem to follow a consistent recipe for drinks - lots of variation - and didn't seem to follow the recipe in the cocktail menu.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Go Karts are poorly managed. Some cars don't run correctly. Operation of laser tag guns was not clearly explained.


5 out of 5
Comics were hysterical. Stage shows are good - but not good enough to see a second time.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My daughter loved the teen club.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
I think the ship's staff had just turned over. You did not get consistent responses to questions - it was like everyone was new.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship. I will say the elevator congestion was the worst I've ever experienced.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had the extra large balcony - it was well worth it when cruising glacier bay. Cabin did seem like it was far away from everything.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Seattle is great - visit Pike's Market and the gum wall.

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5
Very scenic cruising.

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
At the very beginning of the season - whale watching was good. Cheaper trips available at the kiosks on the cruise pier.

Skagway, Alaska

4 out of 5
We rented our own vehicle and drove into the Yukon. Again, beginning of season, not much going on.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Amazing - avoid the crowd on the front of the ship and in the observation lounge and get a balcony cabin.

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5
Good shopping.

Victoria, British Columbia Did not visit port

Ship arrived in the evening and departed close to midnight. Did not get off ship.


5 out of 5
New valet service where they bring your luggage to the airport for free and leave your boarding passes in your stateroom. Awesome!
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