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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Norwegian Bliss

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 13, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Bliss

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 18104

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Review summary

It 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.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
I was in Haven , so my embarkation was 5* but if you are in normal cabin, good luck

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
French Restaurant 5*, Seafood Restaurant 5*, Mexican Restaurant 1*, Haven Restaurant 5*, buffet 3*

Los Lobos

1 out of 5

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)

5 out of 5

Every day the same menu but the food and service is excellent

Ocean Blue

5 out of 5

we had great dinner over there, all fish so delicious.

Le Bistro French Restaurant

5 out of 5

small restaurant, great atmosphere and food

Food Republic

5 out of 5

the food is delicious

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I will spend every penny on Haven. Great indoor pool, Jacuzzi, Sundeck, quiet, you dont even know that on the ship is 4500 people

Entertainment

2 out of 5
The shows are ok, i am not big musicals person, i will prefer that they will have some other shows , for example magic show.....

Bliss Casino

5 out of 5

NCL finally made the casino no smoking, there is closed are for smoking. A lot of fun new slots.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our 7 old daughter enjoyed Splash Academy every day

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We spent every day in haven are, everyone was excellent

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I loved Bliss, that was my 5th cruise with NCL, every time on different ship, ship is by far the best ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was awesome, a lot of space, great master bathroom but to be honest how much time are you spending in your cabin?

Ship tip

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

that was our starting point

Port Canaveral, Florida

1 out of 5
This port is nowhere, you need take bus or taxi to get somewhere. We stayed on the ship.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas Did not visit port

Because the weather wasnt so great, NCL cancelled the port.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Very nice port, we enjoyed Swimming with dolphins

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
no lines, very smooth, great experience
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