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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Review

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Norwegian Bliss

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 16, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Bliss

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11742

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Would do again but more likely from Florida. Bliss a great ship. Wife says that was her first and last cruise. So who wants to go on next one with me?


4 out of 5
Slower than I thought it would be.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Q Texas Smokehouse

3 out of 5

Last night was looking forward to great bbq. Was average at best.

La Cucina Italian Restaurant

4 out of 5

Was looking forward to this meal. Was average Italian. Nothing that deserves an OMG except maybe desert.

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at Sea

3 out of 5

Was closed more than open.

Garden Cafe

4 out of 5

Breakfast was good. Not impressed with lunch or dinner.

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

I would do Cagney’s daily if I could.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Race Track

2 out of 5

Made a reservation at sailing. Was last day. So far behind in time slots that after waiting forever had to leave or miss dinner reservations.


5 out of 5

Bliss Theater

5 out of 5

Skipped jersey boys for a relaxing night. Really enjoyed crew talent show.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our steward was fabulous.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved the balcony cabin

Ship tip

Unless you have kids never sail during a school break.

Ports of call

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

4 out of 5
Went jet skiing first. Could not get a beach seat after. Food was ok.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Atlantis was cool. Liked Nassau walk we took. Straw market a rip off but like to support local merchants


5 out of 5
A lot smoother than boarding.
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