Great Caribbean Cruise (14 Night New York Roundtrip)

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Norwegian Bliss

14 Night Western Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 02, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Bliss

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 15168

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Loved the ship and the itinerary. Would highly recommend sailing on this beautiful ship. This was our first time on NCL and it will definitely not be our last.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Selected an early arrival and was one of the first passengers to board

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Staff in the MDR’s were very pleasant and attentive. Food was good, but we preferred the buffet, just for the convenience. Tried Cagney’s which was excellent. Le Bistro was not such a favourite of ours just for their limited menu. Ocean Blue had good choices and would definitely would be a recommendation of ours.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Pools were small but never seemed packed. However, chair hoggers were out if full force very early! Loved the bands. Very talented musicians. Cruise director was a blast!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Watched a comedy show, Six and Jersey Boys. Enjoyed them all with Jersey Boys being our absolute favourite.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff were wonderful. They really set the tone for the cruise. Our room steward was always eager to please and accommodate any special requests. Bar and wait staff definitely go over and above to ensure guest satisfaction.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
All areas were always kept immaculate. Loved the design of the ship. The Observation Lounge was our favourite area to simply relax and enjoy being on the ocean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Little bit tight for 4 adults. The bed itself is large and comfortable (with a topper) as I found the mattress too hard. The 2 additional beds were comprised of a single couch and an upper bunk. As we are all seniors, luckily being small and a married couple the 3rd and 4th guests fit on the single sofa bed! We will be sure to select a double sofa bed! Shower was great and I hated my first (normal) shower when I got back home. Balcony was not really big enough for 4 people though. Will definitely book a larger balcony next time.

Ship tip

The Observation Lounge is the place to relax. H20 is also great on sea days. Cagney’s is the best restaurant and when you are watching Jersey Boys you could easily imagine you were at a theatre on Broadway, it is that good!

Ports of call

New York, New York

5 out of 5
Live here so did not do any tours

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Loved this port. Free food, drinks (if you have the drinks package) and entertainment. Combine that with a great beach and what more could you want?

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
We did a private excursion just driving around. Beautiful scenery. We did quite a bit of souvenir shopping here and we ate an authentic Jamaican breakfast!

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
No excursion here, just a little walking and souvenir shopping.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Unfortunately, the day we docked was a Sunday so most of the local stores were shut. Not really much to see on a local walk here. I think that this port is definitely the place to do a tour.

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
Loved the beach and the pool. One of my favourite ports. Just relaxed all day!

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
We spent a while in the pool, ate and just generally relaxed here.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Just shopped at this port.

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
A lot of waiting about on the ship to disembark with long queues.

Traveler Photos

Spice H20 at the very front of the ship Just relaxing and enjoying the sun and the ocean (and the drinks!)
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