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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
Norwegian Bliss

14 Night Western Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 05, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Bliss

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 11413

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Staff not as polished as I’ve experienced on 3 cruises with Royal Caribbean. Took 4 days to get the right number of towels for our room. Twice we came back after being gone off the ship and our room wasn’t ready. Get a band that does reggae, not just 90% Motown, which I enjoyed. On the pool deck the DJ played in order: Red red wine, Karma chameleon, Sexual healing, Nothings going to stop us now, Faith, I’m going to be your number one. Simply terrible.


1 out of 5
Asked to select a time and we chose 10:30am, got on after 12pm.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining had good meals, bad service. Servers don’t introduce themselves and expect only one glass of tea during dinner. Food choices in the buffet were good, just don’t expect an easy snack like cookies to be accessible for kids, YOU MUST ASK FOR THEM.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Margaritaville Store

1 out of 5

Must pay to enter and pay to eat. No thanks.


3 out of 5
Bands were good, just small main area to hear them, limited seating and no dance floor.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Nice area for my 2 yo to enjoy as well as the splash park on the pool deck.

Service and Staff

2 out of 5

Ship Quality

2 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We expected it to be small but functional

Ship tip

Royal Caribbean is the way to go.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

1 out of 5
Wasted port, seemed like not many got off at all.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Hop the trolley to the Krazy Lizard. Free WiFi, $10 bucket of Corona, welcome shots of tequila.

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
Another tender. Good day at the beach.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
We enjoyed our day at Bamboo Beach

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
Long pier, excellent setup for pools, beach chairs, kids splash park.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

2 out of 5
Need to add a pier instead of dealing with a tender. You could see the Royal Caribbean at its pier. Also, Haven guests move to the front of line for tenders. WTH

New York, New York

1 out of 5
Couldn’t drive up and drop off luggage before parking.


4 out of 5
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