Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

3.1 out of 5
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Norwegian Bliss

21 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (Los Angeles To New York)

Sail date: November 03, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Bliss

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 14738

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Worst cruise I’ve ever been in. Poor port choices that were actually dangerous.


1 out of 5
Terrible. Not enough chairs. Had ti stand for 2 hours

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Specialty restaurants good. Buffet and dining rooms not so good

Vibe Beach Club

1 out of 5

Not worth the excessive money! No pool either!

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Vibe too expensive for what you get. Spa too expensive for what you get. Staff allowed guests to reserve lounge chairs and heated lounge chairs eith towels and ribes!


3 out of 5
Even with reservations ... had to stand in line for 1 1/2 fir popular shows. Should have had reserved seats!

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Worst of any cruise I’ve ever been on before

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
New ship. Balcony’s rooms small. Closet too small ... had to hank shirts and jackets sideways

Ship tip

Book another ship

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5

Acapulco, Mexico

1 out of 5
Terrible choice for port. Not safe. Government employees were not allowed in port!

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

5 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Should have been given info in advance that ship would have to transit at during the middle of the night as it had to pass under a bridge at low tide as the ship was too tall!

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5

Santa Marta, Colombia

1 out of 5
Not sure why this port was used. Did not feel safe in town and we had just been in Cartagena the previous days!

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

New York, New York

5 out of 5


1 out of 5
Worst disembarkation of any cruise
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