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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Norwegian Bliss

7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 25, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Bliss

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 15206

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

From board to disembark the staff was fantastic. The main pools are heated. I love the fact you can get 2 drinks at a time. I did not like you they charge you for bottled water even if you had a drink package. The views are amazing, get a professional camera. Bring binoculars. Your internet will not work at glacier bay. The specialty restaurants were good. Ocean blue and the pasta place were just ok and not spectacular. The spa is a must with hot rooms, salt rooms, heated lounge chairs. Our king mattress was extremely hard and we were in a spa mini suite. Take your time, go out of your comfort zone and have the time if your life!

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at Sea

4 out of 5

Thought this waaaaay over priced

Teppanyaki

5 out of 5

Probably our favorite. It was entertaining and the food was seasoned to perfection.

Starbucks

4 out of 5

Fast, friendly and efficient. The staff really tried and it was nice to have real coffee at sea

La Cucina Italian Restaurant

3 out of 5

Loved the view from eating outside! The food was ehhh... ok...not the best but not the worst. Server was personable.

The Observation Lounge

5 out of 5

Fantastic! One of our favorite parts of the ship with a small food area near by

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Alot of food that will not disappoint. Service was quick and friendly waiters.

Ocean Blue

3 out of 5

I really dont understand the up charge here. It was not over the top good compared to other sea food joints. I thought the scallops we ordered needed a little more time. It was in my opinion just OK not spectacular.

Los Lobos

4 out of 5

Fantastic all around. The views from or first night was amazing. The corn on the cobb is a MUST HAVE here. I ordered the mahi mahi tacos....ok flavor but the fish was suuuuuperr dry.

The Local

3 out of 5

Do not order the fish and chips it looked like something from a school cafeteria. Pretzel rolls ok and a decent attempt at wings. Service was very slow here.

Garden Cafe

2 out of 5

Lots of food options but it really lacked any kind of seasoning; it was really bland. We at there lunches. It was clean and I like how they keep sandwiches in a glass encasement vs other lines.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Mandara Spa

4 out of 5

This is one of the reasons we chose this ship. The spa pool was well designed and I loved the water fall, brilliant idea. The hot rooms were hit or miss on the temp. The steam room was refreshing. The salt room was cool but on the last day you could tell it was just an air room lacking salt. The heated lounge chairs was such a great idea facing the aft of the ship. I highly recommend the spa

Bliss Casino

3 out of 5

It really didmt have that casino vibe and alot of no name slots which I assumed so they didn't gave to pay licensing fees.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We cruised other lines and by far ncl right from the port were extremely nice compared to other lines.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Room was big, the shower was fantastic, balcony is normal sized the king bed is super hard our only complaint

Ship tip

Have binoculars and invest in a professional camera if you do not have one

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5
EXPENSIVE....we did pikes place, space needle and museum of flight

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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