NCL cruise 5*, departing NY in winter 1*
Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Review summaryIt was my 5th cruise with NCL, second from NY but first in winter and for sure last departing NY in winter. Here is way: 1. Because the weather, they cancelled one port and instead we were on the sea one more day. 2. For 4 days we couldnt go outside because the strong wind, so we couldnt enjoy waterfront area and of course sundeck. If you departing Miami for example, you have nice weather right away, think about it when you booking your cruise. Even the wind will be not too strong it was way too cold to be outside, so you really wasting 4 days being outside 3. We had only 2 days of nice weather, one day in Orlando so we can enjoyed sundeck with Jacuzzi, and one day in Bahamas (almost all day we were on land) If you never cruise on Haven, you should spend the extra money and try at least ones. That was my first Haven and i will not book another cruise in other cabin then haven, it is completely different experience, you feel like you have the ship for yourself. Haven restaurant has the same menu every day but the food and service is amazing. Bliss, crew are amazing, cant wait to go on Encore or Joy.
Food and Dining
I wish i never booked this restaurant, it was waste of specialty dinning, i dont know what to say, it was really bad. All other specialty restaurant aare packed every night, forget if you dont have reservation. The Mexican restaurant was so empty, we were joking they should have sign "walk-ins welcome"
The Haven Restaurant (Exclusive to Guests of The Haven)
Every day the same menu but the food and service is excellent
we had great dinner over there, all fish so delicious.
Le Bistro French Restaurant
small restaurant, great atmosphere and food
the food is delicious
NCL finally made the casino no smoking, there is closed are for smoking. A lot of fun new slots.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
If you are going on cruise with your parents,Instead booking two separate cabins, look at Haven 2 bedroom villa, it will cost you similar money but you will get all Haven area for you.
Ports of call
New York, New York Did not visit port
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas Did not visit port