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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Reviews

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Norwegian Bliss
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1,202 Norwegian Bliss Cruise Reviews


ladaallo avatar

ladaallo

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not Very Good

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I want to start off by saying that I recognize that this is a stressful time for everyone including and especially for the travel industry. We cruised from March 8 to March 15. On March 8 when we left, COVID19 was ...
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Sail Date March 2020


metadoc avatar

metadoc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

We had a great time!

I was there to dance every night and eat healthy food. I give it 5 stars for that. I will say that the NCL Escape, its' sister ship, was a little better in that regard. It's H2O Spice was larger and it was great for ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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edsbiggbuck

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Off Bliss on 3/8 Not Good!

Got off the Bliss in NYC on Sunday the 15th had CDC Waiting for us to take our Temps as we walked off. NCL was told day 2 that a 2 year old on the 03/01 sailing tested positive, And then EVERYTHING Changed. They ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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mellow1

1 Review Written

Not the NCL of years ago-POOR!

Friends were going on this cruise and I wanted to see the Panama Canal. It was a three week cruise and we were looking forward to a memorable trip with friends. The Cabin was nice except for the bed. The Platform ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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bigkahuna642

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

I’m going to start by saying the staff and crew were very friendly and accommodating and personable and very professional. We saw none of the rude unfriendly staff some of the lower star ratings stated. Yes the ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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JTB5705

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

New Year's Trip not as Happy as we would have liked

The ship itself is fine. The issue is customer service, select ignorant cruisers and entertainment which badly needs a new life. Norwegian has so much potential but often does not live up to it. Their ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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undercovermom

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful ship and excellent staff

Loved the fact it was two weeks and at the time of year when we needed a break. Beautiful new ship. Observation Lounge was very spacious, maybe too spacious as itwas half empty a lot of the time. Food was okay ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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KruzinKiwi

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best mass-market cruise experience

- Summary: we have cruised a number of lines (Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity, Holland America, Oceania.) This was our first cruise on NCL and was the best experience we have had on a mass-market ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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dianneace

2 Reviews Written

Gorgeous ship

I really love the luxury of not having to fly to go on a cruise, New York is an hour and a half away and I am grateful that NCL has ships sailing from NYC port. The Bliss is a beautiful ship, very very up-to-date ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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thiax13

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

21 Night Panama Canal Cruise booked 7 days before departure

I booked this trip at the last minute because 1) The Panama Canal was on my list and 2) I had an unexpected long opening in my calendar. First Norwegian cruise for me. Generally lovely ship except for the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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kellylpn

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Terrible Service

I have never complained about NCL before as it has always been my favorite cruise line. After this cruise forget it. There were many people with the same complaints too. The svc was absolutely the worst that I have ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Ashley8053

1 Review Written

Bliss Ended My Love of Cruising

I've been on a ton of cruises in my life, but this was my first NCL experience (Feb. 23 out of NYC.) Due to the hype of the Bliss, I had high expectations - perhaps that was my problem, but honestly, shouldn't they ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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broadwaybaby123

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed

I was extremely disappointed with my cruise. It was my first with my seven year old niece and my 20th overall. Your preferences may be different than mine and that's ok. I will talk about both the good and the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


bruce48 avatar

bruce48

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Time

We were on the Bliss last week 3-24/3-1 to the Bahamas from NYC. This is our 9th cruise with ncl. Also cruised with Royal and Carnival. We live up in the Hudson Valley NY and had a kid drive us to the terminal ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mad5186

1 Review Written

Not one Towel animal all week

Embarking was a breeze they had it all together but disembarking was a HOT MESS one of the links wasnt working so everyone had to pour out of 1 door. The boat is new and clean - the observation room is AWESOME ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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WoodsieORL

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal Daytime Transit was Overnight

I booked a cabin facing forwards at the front of the ship underneath the captain's bridge to give me the best possible view of the canal. The cabin was quite spacious with plenty of storage space, and perfectly ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Aprilbushey67

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great time, Great Food, Great People

We cruised on the Norwegian Bliss February 2-16, 2020. It is a beautiful ship, very ornate and modern. Our cabin had plenty of room for the both of us and the balcony was wonderful. The food in the buffet ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Thaumas

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bliss? You've gotta be kidding!

We chose this cruise because we have cruised the eastern Caribbean many times with P & O, flying directly to Barbados. Cruising from NYC to the Western Caribbean offered something different, with a different cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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tomandangela

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Choose a different ship

We've sailed with NCL many times (platinum latitude status) and this is the first time we've felt the need to complain. This ship is not equipped to handle the number of passengers they accommodate. Getting on and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Seacucumber

17 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great cruise to Western Caribbean

We sailed on NCL Bliss on 14-day Western Caribbean cruises out of NYC so on Feb 2, 2020s. The ship visited Cape Canaveral. Great Stirrup Bay in Bahamas, Ochorios in Jamaica, George Town in Grand Cayman, Roatan, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Eve4567

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Could be WAY better

The overall experience on the Norwegian Bliss was just alright. One of the things you need to be prepared for is the constant service fees, 20% gratuity charges (which is already paid for ahead of time, so you ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cementhands

10 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Blissfull experience

We chose the bliss out of New York City as a vacation from winter in New England. Excellent activities staff. Daily Zumba type class each morning with different staff members. Nights of dancing at sugar cane mojitos ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Paulgormley

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Interesting choice of islands to visit

I’ve been cruising with ncl for ten years but I have to say some of the island’s we we visited left a lot to be desired Puerto Rico was a mess absolutely nothing to do in it st kitts was filthy with nothing but ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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scampy1

9 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Lengthy review with interesting details-

I am writing this aboard the Norwegian bliss 14 days out of New York to the Caribbean I had booked this is very last minute the day before Sailing and I booked an inside Guarantee but when I got to the ship ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Lunan avatar

Lunan

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Too Many People For the Facilities On The Ship

We sail on Norwegian out of Manhattan because it is very convenient. However, The Bliss seemed to have too many people for the facilities on the ship. The main areas were always crowded with people. There was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Norwegian Bliss Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.53.8
Entertainment4.03.9
Public Rooms4.54.1
Fitness Recreation4.53.8
Family3.53.7
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.54
Value For Money3.53.4
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