AWESOME 12 NIGHT CRUISE!!!
Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review
Review summaryIt was a beautiful cruise that at times, on the colder sea days felt "long." However, it was quite restful, and way better than being at work! I'd do it again in a New York minute!!!
Food and Dining
The Observation Lounge
Views & vistas are amazing!Your ONLY problem in this venue, like the Garden Cafe is your FELLOW PASSENGERS! They seem to think this is an extension of their stateroom. They sleep on loungers with SLEEP MASKS on!!!! Ridiculous. The snack buffets are a nice touch.
Always a win here! The show alone is worth it. The food is very good. The fried rice needed a bit more flavor, and was slightly burned but still edible. The seafood combo consists of bay scallops, shrimp, and calamari...AWESOME!!!The drink to have is the "Shaku-Shaku!" A light refreshing, and intoxicating drink. Teppanyaki is the ONLY place you can get this drink onboard.
WOW!!!!!What can I say about Los Lobos? Devine is a good word. I ate outside on the waterfront, very nice. Food was delicious, staff was excellent. Street corn is to die for, as is the shrimp civeche!!! I went with the skirt steak, tender and seasoned perfectly! THIS IS A DON'T MISS VENUE!
Humidor Cigar Bar
Nice choice of cigars, was quite happy with the Maduro 107's @ $9.00 per cigar. It went well with a flight of The Macallan scotch.
If this doesn't cure your sweet tooth fix? NOTHING will!OMG!!!
Q Texas Smokehouse
Decent, will give this another shot next month on Encore. Got the sampler platter. Sausage was awesome, brisket was salty, chicken had a smoked flavor but no real seasoning to it. The jalapeno cheddar corn bread was horrible.
Wings, wings, wings, and more wings!!! Service slow at times, but food is worth the wait. Always my 1st stop upon embarkation.
Ate breakfast here everyday...very very good.Had lunch here often...very good. Best hot dogs ever.Had numerous dinners here, was always satisfied. Some dishes were particularly salty, but not a deal breaker.The ONLY true problem at this venue will be your fellow passengers. They are rude, inconsiderate, and believe they are more important than you. They will just walk in front of you. They will just stop for no reason in front of you.
Tradewinds Tax-and-Duty-Free Shops
NO MINIATURE CERAMIC BLISS SHIPS!!!!Sold out on the cruise before ours, did NOT restock. When asked about purchasing one and having it shipped to me? I was told it "can't be done, you must purchase onboard." When I stated, "how can I buy something onboard you didn't restock?" Was told, "sorry sir." Even went to customer service desk on deck 6 Atrium...no avail there either.I did get my new G-Shock watch at the shops, and the only reason they're getting 1☆.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Don't overdo the drink package, you'll regret it.