Alaskan Bound

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Norwegian Bliss

7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 15, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Bliss

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall our family had a great time. We saw lots of whales, and cruising through the inland passage is breathtaking. A must-do is to find an area in the observation room, and camp. (Especially if the weather is inclement) With Food stations and Bars, spread throughout, you can just relax and enjoy the views in the comfy furniture. Bring binoculars!

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Easy, fast. Although 1 piece of our luggage was missing until 11:00 p.m.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The convenience of getting food anytime was great, but it was pretty blah, despite having numerous choices. Specialty restaurants were so-so. Spend money and eat at the ports restaurants. We had some fabulous meals in each of the towns we visited.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Things to do for young children are pretty limited. Too cold for the pools, had reservations for go-carts and laser tag, but due to drizzly rain, they were cancelled. FYI, bring lots of activities if traveling with young kids. For adults, The Beatles Show and Jersey Boys were a hit. Although we had a great massage, paying the extra $250. to use the “spa area” was a waste of $$. And don’t expect to win in the casino.

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
With the exception of one rude man trying to sell us a ridiculous arcade game package, everyone else was great, especially my room steward.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
A big ship that takes awhile to get your bearings, but it’s big enough that you don’t feel you are with 4000 people. The elevators, can be crowded at “peak” times, but was not an issue. The ship is maintained and kept pretty clean, until your last day. My biggest complaint of this trip, was that my stateroom and bedding smelled like someone’s sweaty gym socks. Next time I will bring my own pillow.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The size and comfort of the mini balcony suite was great. Lots of storage. Loved having coffee or glass of wine on the mini deck and savoring the views. But the smell of someone’s sweat on the bedding was horrible.

Ship tip

Dine at the less popular times.

Ports of call

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Highlight for us all, magnificent. Saw lots of whales.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Rented cars and drove around the area, beautiful waterfalls, lakes, glaciers, great food!

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Again rented Vehicles and took off on our own. Beautiful drive through Alaska and Canadian Yukon.

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
A wonderful city. The MOD museum, space needle area is a must see, and the “Market”

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very organized, flowed smoothly.
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