Awesome Caribbean Cruise
Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Review summaryOverall the cruise was fantastic. The ports were certainly interesting. The ship was ok but I was not wowed by it. Would I do this itinerary again? Definitely. Would I go on the Bliss again? Only if it was the only ship for the itinerary but I would not seek it out. Having said that, the crew on this ship was awesome through and through. The specialty restaurants were ok, but I have had better on other NCL ships (except the Haven restaurant - that was awesome)>
Food and Dining
The Observation Lounge
All I can say is WOW! Awesome space. I only did a walk through of the main observation lounge but from what I saw, it seemed even nicer than the Haven's version.
Nothing spectacular. Wanted a burger, got a burger, but nothing to rave about.
The Haven Restaurant (Exclusive to Guests of The Haven)
The Haven Restaurant was perfect. I can't say one negative thing about this. From the crew to the food to the service - all good!
Teppanyaki never disappoints. Love this venue and the Bliss' version was great.
Q Texas Smokehouse
Thoroughly enjoyed this venue. Music was a bit loud but it was fun and the food was very good.
Quality here is certainly not what I have had on other ships. I actually would not recommend. Gave it an okay because our server was very good.
Best of the specialties I went to. Again service was slow but the food was delicious and the margarita was to die for. Also the guac at the table was a nice touch.
Le Bistro French Restaurant
Again, better on other ships, but ok. Nothing outstanding.
La Cucina Italian Restaurant
Food was good. Service was spotty but they were super busy when we went there.
It was good. Service was good, food was decent.
All I can say is OMG! Had a sundae the last night of the cruise and it was spectacular! Had to share it with someone else.
I dined in Cagney's three times on other NCL ships and it was fabulous. On the Bliss, not so much. Service was not bad, but not sharp. Meal was ok but not spectacular.
Tradewinds Tax-and-Duty-Free Shops
Same old, same old. Nothing has changed except maybe the design in the last 20 years.
It was fine. I liked that I could do the treadmill and look out at the ocean.
Perfect. Nice and big, acoustics were good. Saw Jersey Boys and it didn't disappoint.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
There are a lot of people on this ship and you have to plan accordingly. Personally, I prefer the smaller NCL Breakaway to this one. However, the Observation Deck is to die for , especially I would think for the Alaska trips.
Ports of call
New York, New York Did not visit port