Great ship, Great service !

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Norwegian Bliss

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 01, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Bliss

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9820

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

Very nice cruise for the price paid. Unfortunately, on the two last days the sea was very bad and most people on the ships were sicks. I have been told it is due to the season. next time I will leave from Florida.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We were confortably installed in the terminal and everything goes very fast and smoothly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food is not the best part of the cruise, even if all the server were awesomes. First deception, the Manhattan, the Taste and the Savor are serving exactly the same menu on the same day. There are just different locations to eat the same meals. The Main dining room (Manhattan) is beautiful but with very slow service and all meals were even't warm. Taste and Savor are in fact only one restaurant separate in the middle by a bar. My favorite spot was the Local, with a little different menu and a sports bar feeling. Forget the toasts, they were cold and dry in every restaurants, every morning. They should place a toaster in each restaurant. The buffet has a lot of choices, but don't expect any feast. All the free restaurants served mostly inexpensive, but generally correct tasting food. It was far far away from the quality of food served on my previous Disney cruise. The three À la carte restaurants I went to, were very goods, specially the Bistro and the Casey's steakhouse. Teppanyaki was fun and good but the food wasn't very "japaneese", except for the green tea desert who was awesome.

Vibe Beach Club

5 out of 5

Worth the 210$ per person. A litlle paradise.

The Observation Lounge

5 out of 5

Awesome ! a good place to be anytime

The Manhattan Room - Main Dining Room

1 out of 5

All meals were cold. Beautiful however.

The Local

5 out of 5

my favorite place. Quick and good.

Teppanyaki

4 out of 5

Fun and noisy.

Taste Restaurant - Main Dining Room

3 out of 5

Samething than savor…. same restaurant in fact.

Starbucks

4 out of 5

Cool but not included in package.

Savor Restaurant - Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

I told what I think of Taste and Savor

Le Bistro French Restaurant

5 out of 5

Extraordinaire !

Garden Cafe

4 out of 5

Noisy and crowdy but various food.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Very very good. The filet Mignon is excellent. Service is great.

Atrium Bar

5 out of 5

Every bars were goods in fact !

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The ships was full. the small Pool and Spas were crowded as soon as the weather allow to use them. Go karts and Laser tag are not opened very often and are very hard to reserved even if you have to pay extra $ to used them. However they seems funnies. Water park for kids is cool. Water slides for adults are awesomes. There is a cool arcade but be aware that the "one hour illimited package" works only in few machines. I talk to a folk who's kids spend 300 $ swiping their card in machines not included in the package. the only difference between machines is the color of the card reader….. very confusing and almost immoral. If you swipe the card in a non supported machine, it is only billed to your account with no warning. Casino is very nice but by the end of the cruise the ATM and lots of slots machines were out of order…. It's seems to be a common problem since I read that in other reviews. Place for toddler, kids and teams seem fun and there is always different kind of animation games in the main lobby… Lots of different activities for different peoples.

Fitness Center

4 out of 5

Cool and different machines.

Entertainment

2 out of 5
Six is just boring even if the girls worked very hard to be goods. Jersey boys are ok but there is so many useless talks between songs…. Unless you want to drink five free drinks in less than one hour, don't spend 35$ for Prohibition. It's only a lot of Dirty old jokes, girls trying to make some spectators shy with strange questions and few songs…. However, Beatles experience is a Great group ! they perform different shows in the weeks and they received an ovation after every songs ! Don't miss them !

Tradewinds Tax-and-Duty-Free Shops

3 out of 5

Except if you want watches or jewels, there is not a lot of things in the stores….

Bliss Theater

5 out of 5

Beautiful theater

Bliss Casino

5 out of 5

Beautiful and fun. Lots of machines becomes out of order with nobody repaired them however.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
EVERYBODY we met were incredibly friendly and always want to make you feel good. NCL even hired a girl from Quebec in the guest service because we were a lot of french speaking people on the boat. Service can't be better I think.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
A bit confusing in the highest levels (they are splitted in two non-communicating sections) But this ship is awesome. There is plenty of differents places to be, inside or outside. Everything was clean an beautiful.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good size, Beautiful bathroom, plenty of storing.

Ship tip

For 210 $ for the week, VIBE worth every penny spent on it. An incredibly quiet place to be.

Ports of call

New York, New York

4 out of 5

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

2 out of 5
too crowded small beach. few activities.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Nassau is in fact not as beautiful than I Imagined. Not feel safe at all. Even Atlantis is deceiving and not well maintained compared to Las Vegas hotels of this type.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Not the fault of NCL however. US customs were very slow and we wait a long time stand up in the theater and a very long time in the airport's shuttle.
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