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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4.3 out of 5
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Norwegian Bliss

7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 18, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Bliss

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 5716

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Mostly great. Disembarkation for the Excursions were not organized well. The security as we came aboard in the ports were rude and arrogant.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent in every restaurant. Maitre d Daniel was absolutely amazing!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Played Bingo, Games in the Atrium, Shows and music

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Music was so so, but enjoyed it. Shows were good. Overall good.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Other then the Maitre d, no one else stood out. Entertainment staff was high energy but made no effort to connect. Had a huge issue with security while re boarding from a port. I was traveling with my sons ashes (the reason for the cruise was to take him to Alaska). Going through x-ray machine was always an issue even though I told them in advance that I had a travel urn and it was my sons ashes. The security guard in Skagway, even after being told 3 times, grabbed the urn from my hand and tried to open it. He had the lid off before I could even scream! Totally inappropriate and insensitive. He was rude and would not listen. I told him 3 times and asked him to just to run it back through the x-ray, but for some reason he wanted to open the urn. I was in tears. Excursions were always a bit unorganized.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Perfectly clean at all times. Everything was laid out well and easy to find.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was an oceanview not an inside cabin as listed here. Nice space and comfortable. Cabin Steward George was awesome!

Ship tip

Observation lounge is a fantastic space to hang out. Eat at The Local (ALOT).

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Did excursions in every port including Seattle. They were all great. Seattle is a beautiful city with great vibes!

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Did an excursion. I have done this one before but still loved it. More city then I wanted but was ok. Excursion was too long. Need to be an hour or so shorter in order to enjoy the town also.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Always one of my favorite ports! Love the history of Skagway and the downtown area. Did an excursion. Once again, just a little too long.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Always magnificent. Woke up a 4am to get the perfect spot in the Observation Lounge. I loved the Observation lounge. The Rangers were also great. Except the Ranger on the speaker was not understandable. Could not hear nor understand what he was saying.

Ketchikan, Alaska

1 out of 5
Could not port due to weather. Extremely disappointed!!!!!!!!! This is my absolutely favorite port!! Very sad!

Victoria, British Columbia

3 out of 5
Victoria is always a little boring. Not enough time to do much but there really is not much to do. Did an excursion to Buchart Garden and a city tour. Just another city.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth and quick. Had an excursion upon disembarkation.
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