Mostly Blissful on Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Norwegian Bliss

6 Night Pacific Coastal (Vancouver To Los Angeles)

Sail date: September 30, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Bliss

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 12796

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We had a great cruise except for the Seattle problem. Great weather each day, excellent food, great entertainment! We would love to go back on the Norwegian Bliss without our daughter so we could experience some more of the night life!

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Overall I think it went as well as it could. Our embarkation got pushed back to 7:00pm and muster drill wasn’t until 11:00pm. That makes for a late day for kids.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Q Texas Smokehouse

5 out of 5

Smoked peach margaritas were delicious!! Everything we ordered was so good! Much bigger portions than other restaurants!

The Observation Lounge

4 out of 5

Awesome area to relax and have some snacks. Beautiful views of the ocean!

The Manhattan Room - Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

Good food. We only ate dinner here on embarkation night. Pretty restaurant and the service was great!

The Local

4 out of 5

Good food, fun atmosphere. Had some snacks here after Jersey Boys.

Taste Restaurant - Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

Good food, service could be faster. We had lunch and dinner here and it took 1.5 hours to get through each meal.

Savor Restaurant - Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

Had breakfast and lunch here. Good food, service could be faster. Most of the time it took 1.5 hours to get through breakfast and lunch.

Le Bistro French Restaurant

5 out of 5

Best meal of the whole trip! Absolutely fantastic!!

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at Sea

5 out of 5

Didn’t eat here but the drinks were delicious!

Garden Cafe

4 out of 5

Lots of variety, typical buffet food.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Great food! Will definitely book this restaurant every time we’re on Norwegian!!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Race Track

5 out of 5

We had to do the double karts because my daughter isn’t tall enough to do the single karts, but still had a blast.

Laser Tag

5 out of 5

Lots of fun! My daughter ended up being the high scorer and she loved it!

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Bliss Theater

5 out of 5

We saw The Liverpool Beatles and Jersey Boys and both were fantastic! We would watch each show every night if possible.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Doesn’t compare to Disney ships, but how could it? My daughter went once and never wanted to go back. She didn’t like that all the kids had to participate in each activity instead of having some free time. Maybe she wasn’t there during the right time for that...

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was top notch. Our room steward was great! Waiters and waitresses were very good too.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Worked great for us! Mini suite included the bigger bathroom and balcony, both we loved having. I think I would book this class of cabin every time.

Ship tip

Book dining reservations and show reservations in advance. Most specialty items will book up fast. You have to wait until you’re onboard to do the race track and laser tag reservations, and it should be the first thing you do.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

1 out of 5
This is the only problem we really had with this cruise. Didn’t get to go to Seattle due to customs clearance. People were really mad because I believe Norwegian knew they wouldn’t be going before we boarded and didn’t notify guests because they didn’t want people to cancel. We had planned on going to Pike Place Market.

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
We flew in the day before and had a great time. We did the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Granville Island Public Market and Queen Elizabeth Park. We ate poutine and loved it!

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5
Didn’t see much of this but disembarkation was great and smooth!

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5
Loved San Francisco! We did the Hop On / Hop Off Bus tour and enjoyed going over The Golden Gate Bridge. We saw Alamo Square and Lombard Street. My husband and mother-in-law did Alcatraz and both loved it. Our balcony faced the bridge and the island so we got to enjoy scenic views from our room.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
We got to dock overnight in Victoria because Seattle was canceled. Beautiful city! We walked around the Inner Harbor and ate breakfast in The Parliament Building. Absolutely stunning!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and easy and very organized! Best luggage sorting I have ever seen.
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