Winter Escape

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Norwegian Bliss

14 Night Southern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 19, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Bliss

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 15218

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Nice cruise we had fun. Large ship at times felt crowded. I think the smaller ships work better for me. I was very happy to miss two weeks of cold weather!!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Check in was quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining rooms were good the first few days but then they seemed rushed and had a lot of wait staff in uniforms from other restaurants working. Menu main dining not as good in the past. No more shrimp cocktail, lobster unless you go to the specialty restaurants. Cagneys and LaCucina were good. Buffet was okay but hard to find seating. Nice light lunch in the Observation Lounge.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pool area small and as usual they let everyone reserve chairs with towels. We went out to the pool area one day around 9AM there were about 20 people around and every chair was covered with a towel. We sat on the deck above and it was hours before some of those people came to use the chairs. The spa was very nice but the hot stone beds were only slightly warm and again people were reserving them with towels.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Jersey Boys was a great show. I didn't like Six and a lot of people walked out in the middle of the show. The other shows were good and there was some nice music around the ship at night.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
we had an excellent room steward who always checked to see if we needed anything. We had a few bad waiters in the main dining room but for the most part everyone I came in contact with was pleasant and helpful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This was one of the cleanest ship I have seen. It was easy to get around there were none of those decks where you can't walk from one end to the other like on some ships.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was nice. There were no a lot of drawers only one under the couch but there was plenty of storage even for a two week cruise with an over packer!! Lot's of storage in the bathroom and a nice shower.

Ship tip

Download the NCL APP before you go. You can make reservations for the main dining rooms which can cut you wait time to be seated.

Ports of call

New York, New York

4 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Port time not good we arrived at 4PM

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
We went shopping and the went to Paradise Point

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

4 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Took the train ride. Excellent tour

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
easy disembarkation
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