5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
So this was my second cruise and my mom’s third or fourth and we went to ALASKA! I went on this cruise with my mother (mid 50’s), my much younger sister’s (14-16), and myself (31) on the Norwegian Bliss MAY 05-12. We got a mini suite ... Read More
So this was my second cruise and my mom’s third or fourth and we went to ALASKA! I went on this cruise with my mother (mid 50’s), my much younger sister’s (14-16), and myself (31) on the Norwegian Bliss MAY 05-12. We got a mini suite balcony cabin mid ship on deck 13 for all of us; it had a couch that turned into a bed and a pull down from the ceiling for the girls and my mom and I got the twin beds next to the balcony. I was honestly expecting it to be smaller, but it had more than enough room for all our stuff and we put the luggage under the bed which gave us plenty of room. This ship is HUGE but it all flows together very well and it’s beautiful so you don’t mind walking along the public areas. The last ship I was on was Royal Caribbean and it was really nice but this ship is just amazing. Everyone that works on this ship was nice and active they were always moving and working. Our room steward was a rock star who kept our room clean and put up the beds every day during the day and back down at night. Our favorite bar at h2o had the best bar tenders and waiters who knew our names by the second day and would stop for a quick chat as they worked. My mom and I are chatters and we talk to everyone, staff and other guests alike. We spent about an hour in the observation deck around ten thirty the second day as they were pulling breakfast and setting out snacks before lunch and these people were moving and getting things done. We were just watching and one man was organizing everyone else and we happened to start talking to him and telling him how awesome everyone was and how hard they worked. We chatted for ten to fifteen minutes and he gave us some recommendations for our next port and we parted ways. That night we get back to the room and we have a huge sugar tower with a dessert tasting plate ( macaroons, chocolate covered strawberries, and gourmet chocolates). It turns out we had been talking to the executive chef of all the buffets on the ship and he sent us this amazing gift just for having a nice chat with him. Speaking of the buffets they were delicious, the main dining rooms are elegant and the food is just so good I don’t even have words. We ate at the local too which is bar style and great for lunch or a snack, I had chicken wings and fries. The food was so good everywhere we ate that we didn’t bother trying the extra restaurants when the complimentary food was just so amazing. As far as entertainment we always enjoy playing trivia and the little things they do during the day. On the first day they had a show that had little bits of all the entertainment throughout, Havana, Jersey boys, The Beatles, and the comedians. This gave us a great sneak peek into all the ship had to offer and what we might want to see. As far as the kids they spent all of their time in the teen lounge and roamed the ship as a group with the rest of them so we hardly saw them at all during sea days (YAY!). We enjoyed the activities during the day and our overall mission was to try the drink of the day everyday as well as all the Alaskan beers. We succeeded! My mom smokes so we spent a lot of time at the back of the ship because there is only one smoking area which is on the h2o deck. The deck area was great and you could see everything from back there along the sides of the ship, plus it has a bar so I didn’t mind hanging out there. We sat on our own balcony room while we saw the glacier and it was so worth having the balcony throughout the whole cruise for us. We could sit out and watch the Alaska Tongass national forest as we passed by, we watched as we came into port in the mornings. We saw bald eagles, sea otters, whales, and seals from the balcony. We’re from Texas so I read as many reviews about clothing as I could before we left to decide what we needed to bring. Here’s my list of things that saved me from being miserable, ZIP HOODIE for the win! because you will want to take it on and off over the course of the day. Waterproof jacket and beanie, mine is a poofy jacket that is rain resistant and I had no problem staying dry and warm in Juneau where it rained all day. Scarf and gloves I only wore when I was sitting out on the balcony in the room and wandering out on deck. Warm socks and comfy shoes are for everyday because you will be walking even if you never get off the ship as it is huge. This is all early May so take that into consideration when you go if it’s full summer. Random little tip is to bring stickies and highlighters, we left notes on the door for meet times and the highlighter for the daileys so we could keep track of what we wanted to do during the day. Last thing that is an absolute must for Alaska is binoculars; we used them every single day and saw so much more than we would have been able to without them. I got mine on amazon for twenty dollars, or they sold them on the ship starting at one hundred and twenty dollars so it’s best to plan ahead. We got off the ship in all ports and had a great time everywhere we went though we didn’t do any excursions. Juneau was cold and wet but we enjoyed wandering the shops and seeing all the souvenir stores for a couple hours. In Skagway we rented a car and drove up to the Yukon (you’ll need your passports because you go into Canada) and stopped at the Carcross visitors center. We went to Caribou Crossing Trading Post next and spent time wandering the museum, feeding the animals, and petting the puppies! They had a bbq chicken lunch that was actually pretty good and homemade donuts for dessert. We drove up a few more miles and saw Emerald Lake which was just gorgeous. The whole drive was absolutely amazing and well worth the rental car since we didn’t want to spend the whole day on the train or a bus, but we did want to see the Yukon. Ketchikan was another relaxed day wandering the souvenir shops, one little tip is Ketchikan has the same stuff as the other towns but they were a bit cheaper. Embarkation was very easy as we got a shuttle from the hotel and they dropped us off right at bag drop, spent ten minutes getting through check in and sat for about twenty minutes before we were let on the ship. Debarkation was a little rougher, we took our luggage off the ship ourselves and it took a good hour to get off the ship and through customs but it wasn’t too bad as they kept us moving in a long line throughout. Overall Alaska is a popular bucket list item for a very good reason. We could have gone to Alaska a dozen different ways but the Bliss made the whole experience that much better. You just have to remember if you want to have an amazing time you will, things always go sideways when you travel just try to relax and enjoy the ride. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
My wife and I just returned from a 7 day Alaska Cruise on board the Bliss. Date of trip was 5/5-5/12. This is our 12th cruise and third on Norwegian. As with any vacation you get out of it what you put into it and we had a great time. ... Read More
My wife and I just returned from a 7 day Alaska Cruise on board the Bliss. Date of trip was 5/5-5/12. This is our 12th cruise and third on Norwegian. As with any vacation you get out of it what you put into it and we had a great time. My goal was simply to return to Alaska and see a part of the state that we hadn't seen before. Decades ago I was stationed in the interior. Embarkation: All of our prior cruises departed Galveston or Miami, if you have had experience departing from these locations then you will find the terminal at Seattle is very different. We flew in the day before and visited the Museum of Flight located at Boeing Field. I'm a Air Force vet so this was a required stop. I highly recommend this visit. We then went to Pikes Market for dinner but bailed out because the place was packed with people. Be advised that if you travel in Seattle off of the main streets there appeared to be no stop signs on the side streets. The board process is very difficult because of what they have to work with in regards of space. Unloading and loading happens on the shoulder of the road which is a very busy street. We boarded on the first day of the season so we didn't have to contend with off loading passengers. We parked at the parking garage, then hiked across a sky bridge to the terminal. There is only one elevator from the bridge to the ground. Then we dropped off our bags and stood outside awaiting to enter, thankfully it wasn't raining. Checking in was very easy. The cruise itself was simply outstanding. Since it was early May we were prepared for rain, cold, snow, wind and sunshine. Our son who worked the local waters in the Coast Guard advised us that it was going to be really cold on deck with the wind and he was correct. Bring quality rain gear, don't believe the weather forecast. My goal was to see as much wildlife as possible. Bring binoculars that are at least 10x50 I found that power really worked well. Day one is a sea day so I spent it staring out at the water looking for whales. I saw a few that day but you have to be persistent. The Bliss is designed was Alaska. It has a very large observation lounge but get there early for the best seats. Next stop for Juneau. It rained and was cold. We visited the Glacier. I wasn't impressed as I thought the Glaciers in the interior are more impressive. Then off to Skagway and the Whitehorse train trip, again I wasn't thrilled. We walked around Skagway which was a lot of fun and had great pizza at the Northern Lights . I had fun people watching there. Then on to Glacier Bay. Its very hard to put into words that experience. Outstanding doesn't describe seeing the beauty you will see there. It was very overcast with light rain, but the sun came out as we came to the head of the bay. Our last stop was Ketchikan which is a beautiful town. It wasn't raining and it would have been warm enough to wear shorts it I had them. We took the trolley tour and saw some totem poles, again I wasn't really impressed. As to the excursions we went on, my review is based on having lived all the fun adventurous excursion activities when we lived in the interior so I didn't need to do that again. As I mentioned we have been on 12 different ships and 4 different cruise lines. The Bliss was the best experience we have had. The staff hotel staff and food staff were excellent, kind and attentive. Many times I heard them singing as they worked. The buffet was the best food I've eaten on a ship. They served prime beef twice. The dining room food was better then most of us eat at home and the service was five star. There are plenty of things to do on the Bliss from shows to eating to just watching the world go by. One nice thing was there weren't any photographers lurking waiting to take your picture. There are only two banks of elevators in the ship, forward and aft. We always used the aft bank and never had long wait times, however there was always a wait when trying to use the forward bank. We saw whales, sea otters, seals, orcas, bald eagles and one brown bear. I scanned the shore line and areas that had been clear cut looking for Bigfoot but to no avail. Looking for these creatures takes dedication and a bit of luck. I spent many hours just watch the water. If you see a lot of sea birds on the water then you will probably see a few whales. All you might see of a whale is a water spout but to me the time spent looking was worth it. I highly recommend the Bliss for a cruise to Alaska. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
The pros: The Observation Lounge was a great feature. Terrific views out the front of the ship with 2 stories of windows, and views half way down both sides of the boat with lots of chairs, small tables and lounge chairs. This lounge ... Read More
The pros: The Observation Lounge was a great feature. Terrific views out the front of the ship with 2 stories of windows, and views half way down both sides of the boat with lots of chairs, small tables and lounge chairs. This lounge was much quieter than the often frantic and loud Atrium area, and less crowded than the buffet. There were beverages, salads, sandwiches, deserts available in this lounge, and there was entertainment in the evening by a piano singer. "The Local "restaurant (complimentary) on deck 7 was open 24 hours a day, and served breakfast, lunch and dinner. This was like eating in a Denny's (no white table cloths) but food was pretty good. "The Waterffont" - outdoor areas on deck 8 attached to restaurants. On our early May Alaskan cruise, this area wasn't used much because of the cold windy weather, but it would be great on a Caribbean cruise. The shower in the bathroom of the inside stateroom was well planned and spacious, but you had to run the water for quite a while before any hot water came out. The water slides were fun. One was almost terrifying, but still fun. They didn't have a lot of annoying announcements over the public address system. The Jersey Boys show in the theater was very good, but beware there was a lot of profanity in the show as they were striving for "reality". There were 3 comedians; 2 were very funny; one wasn't so funny. 2 out of 3 ain't bad! The Cons; "The Atrium" - this was the main gathering place on deck 6 for games, dancing classes, trivia games, and bands that also play in the bars. It was usually pretty frantic and loud in this area and the square shaped chairs that were in that area looked cool but were very uncomfortable. Also there wasn't food available close by except by going up 1 deck to 'The Local". Our inside cabin was very small. The only place to sit comfortably was on the bed. The safe was in the clothes closet and hard to get to if you had clothes hanging up. The mattress was very hard - they put an eggcrate mattress pad on to make it softer.. The food in the main dining rooms wasn't consistently good. I enjoyed salmon on 3 different nights, but my wife was disappointed in the chicken meals. They also didn't usually offer the "special' meals in the main dining rooms on the same night that they were being served in the buffet or The Local. We were disappointed in the lunch meals in the main dining rooms and usually ate lunch in The Local or the buffet. The service in the dining rooms was excellent. Some desserts were inconsistent. Some were very good; some not so good, The Havana show in the theater was only average. We left early. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Wanted to take my husband on his first cruise and let him see Seattle and Alaska. Chose to go early in the season to beat crowds and save money. We were not specifically looking to take the Bliss, but we loved this ship. It is a beautiful ... Read More
Wanted to take my husband on his first cruise and let him see Seattle and Alaska. Chose to go early in the season to beat crowds and save money. We were not specifically looking to take the Bliss, but we loved this ship. It is a beautiful ship with great facilities in pristine condition. Service on the ship was consistently good, from steward to wait staff and everyone else. We appreciated the great service we received. Entertainment was also very good. We saw Britain’s Finest (Beatles cover band) twice because they were so good. They even look like the Beatles. The first couple of nights, they played early hits, and then played later songs a couple of times. They alternate between the Theater and the Cavern Club bar. Reservations are not accepted for any of the shows. We also saw Havana. The costumes, singing and dancing were good but the story was hard to follow. I don’t recommend it. Jersey Boys, on the other hand, was excellent. It is in the Theater, is offered several times during the cruise, and reservations are recommended. You can reserve online prior to the cruise, which is what we did. We also had fun in the casino playing slots. On the first day of the cruise, a guy next to us won $10,000! We probably came out a little bit ahead overall. Nice facility. We also tried Bingo a few times and it was entertaining but we didn’t win anything. Food was amazing! Our steak dinner at Cagney’s was our favorite but we also had great meals at Savor, Taste, Manhattan and The Local. Nice snack food was available on the observation deck. Buffet had a nice selection but there were glitches like cold food, no ice, etc. Embarking and disembarking were smooth. Cabins were ready when we boarded, which was nice. We walked off the ship with our own luggage. Long lines but we were still off the ship by 7:20. We enjoyed our mini-suite cabin, which made great use of space and of course provided a balcony for great views of the scenery. Last but not least, we loved our stops, which included Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria. In Juneau we went to the Mendenhall Glacier, which was beautiful, with nice hikes and an interesting visitor center with gift shop. It was rainy and a bit chilly so we went directly back to the ship afterwards, though we could have been dropped off downtown and taken a shuttle back. In Skagway, we booked a half-day tour to the Yukon through Frontier Excursions, which was excellent. Beautiful scenery and a funny and informative guide. Loved it. While we were told to meet near the pier, we found out we could be picked up downtown, so we walked into town and did a little shopping first...then took the tour and then got dropped off at the pier, though others opted to be dropped off downtown, which is only about a 10 minute walk from the pier. In Ketchikan, we did the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show and had a blast. The show is funny and engaging. We had time before the show to do some walking around and shopping. The show itself is about a 5 minute walk from the pier and lasts about an hour. Definitely recommend. We didn’t get to Victoria until night time the evening before our return to Seattle. We had booked a city tour but backed out since we knew we would have an early start the next day. We just walked off the ship. There’s not much right there except for two gift shops, so we just checked those out and then returned to the ship. We were told the walk into town would have been about 20 minutes, FYI, but there is a taxi stand in addition to tour offers. I should also mention we stayed in Seattle for two days prior to departure and really enjoyed it. Highlights included the Space Needle, Pike Place Market (with lunch one day at Lowell’s and another day at the Athenian), and a city tour through Tours Northwest. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2019
This review is based on the ship only. The ports in Alaska were all amazing! The good: Room and room steward were great. I was amazed at how large the family oceanfront room was. Room was always very clean. The games they play in the ... Read More
This review is based on the ship only. The ports in Alaska were all amazing! The good: Room and room steward were great. I was amazed at how large the family oceanfront room was. Room was always very clean. The games they play in the atrium were all very funny. Orlando (comedian) very funny and clean show. Our favorite restaurants were Q and the local. All of the Alaska ports were beautiful. Observation deck was nice except people hog the windows to sleep all day. Embarkation and disembarkation were both very easy for us but we were there early to board and used the port valet service to disembark first. The bad: Everything is all about money. Go carts $15 extra and I was kicked off after 3 laps for accidently bumping the wall. No warning-just kicked off. $5 for a can of soda. $25 for a 8x10 photo. The photographers do not allow you to take pictures with the characters with your own camera. Both RCL and Disney not only allowed this but would take them for you. The entertainment was really really lacking on this boat!! Several of the groups/bands were terrible and I have heard better in a kids talent show. Food at the Italian restaurant was a big letdown although the staff was great. Not much to do when you are at sea. We tried to get passes to the spa but they were never offered. Elevators were always full and slow. Several staff members in the shopping area were just rude. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2019
As an experienced cruiser, (this is my 9th cruise) I expected this to be a very relaxing and enjoyable itinerary. Unfortunately, this ship is definitely not designed for Alaska. A tremendous amount of space was devoted to pools, water ... Read More
As an experienced cruiser, (this is my 9th cruise) I expected this to be a very relaxing and enjoyable itinerary. Unfortunately, this ship is definitely not designed for Alaska. A tremendous amount of space was devoted to pools, water features, outdoor dining, race track, mini golf etc. Most of the time, these things were closed due to cold temps and high winds. Once we saw some of the incredible scenery, there was no place to sit. You were basically forced out on deck which was very cold and windy. The observation lounge was the only interior space but people were 3-4 deep at the windows. You couldn't see anything. (and the windows were quite dirty) I do want to give the National Park Service kudos. They boarded the boat in Glacier Bay and did a terrific job narrating the points of interest, pointing out animals (whales and a bear), and generally adding interesting history and culture to the park. Finally, a good use of my tax dollars! I do believe the staff tried their best to accommodate all the passengers as this was a very full ship. However, their management needs to do a better job of providing processes and procedures to keep passengers informed. For example, I tried to participate in a wine tasting in the Cellar the first day at sea. The head waiter was so flustered with 25 people trying to sign up. He really lost his composure. There were so many people because few instructions were provided on how to make reservations, what wines were being tasted and what the additional costs were. It was really an avoidable issue. Also, anything you pre-booked from the website for dinner, shows, etc. didn't load into the schedule on the ship's tv or reservation system. The reservation thankfully showed up at the venue but because you couldn't see it, I inadvertently overbooked my activities. This was disappointing because I couldn't rebook one of the shows. Also, skip the specialty restaurants on this ship except the steakhouse. I went to the Italian and Mexican and both were horrible. Definitely not worth the additional cost. While the steakhouse's food was good, the prices were high. The wait staff needs more training. I tried to order one of the wines featured on that night's menu but he didn't know it - it was also sponsored by the cruise line. Another waiter tried to serve port wine over ice. I would also recommend Norwegian look into changing the itinerary for this cruise. We did a morning cruising Glacier Bay, a day at sea, a morning in Ketchikan and an evening in Victoria. Back to back, it felt like we were confined to the ship for 3 days. They needed more time in Ketchikan and Victoria. We were only in Victoria for 2.5 hours. It took longer to get off the ship and into town than we were in town. And, because we were there in the evening, many of the stores and restaurants were closed. It was a waste of time. Overall, skip this cruise. Wait for winter when the ship will be in the Caribbean. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2019
Seattle and Alaska were on my wife’s bucket list so we combined the two with one trip. We made the trip with two other couples who are close friends and fellow cruisers. We arrived on Friday and stayed at the Westin downtown. We tried to ... Read More
Seattle and Alaska were on my wife’s bucket list so we combined the two with one trip. We made the trip with two other couples who are close friends and fellow cruisers. We arrived on Friday and stayed at the Westin downtown. We tried to book the Marriott Waterfront, next to pier 66 where NCL Bliss is, but it was booked. This hotel is really a short walk to the pier so we were disappointed. However, the Westin didn’t disappoint us either. We took several days to explore Seattle and that allowed us to relax prior to our cruise. On Sunday, our check-in time was from 11-11:30am. We arrived at 11 and breezed right through the process. We were advised our rooms were immediately available. This is the quickest we have ever accessed our room. Our bags arrived at varying times over the next several hours. I think it would be helpful to divide my review into pros and cons so you can see what we liked and disliked. PROS We selected a mid-ship mini-suite (14180). This was essentially a balcony cabin with an over sized bathroom. It was well appointed and close to the elevators. We found the food and the service to be above average in the complimentary dining rooms. We visited Q Smokehouse, Le Bistro, and Cagneys for our speciality restaurants and all were above average. The entertainment was very good on the Bliss. We attended Havana, which was very good. Then we attended Jersey Boys, which was fabulous. I highly recommend it! We also attended Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical which was good but cheesy. The musical groups were also very good on this ship. We especially spent many nights at the Sugarcane Mojito bar to listen to Latin music played by Duo Rika. They were very good. Prelude Duo played a variety of music in the atrium bar and they were also good. At the end of the evening we enjoyed going to the Observation lounge to listen to Suzanne playing piano and singing. She was also very good. We signed up for 3 excursions. At Juneau we did the Mendenhall Glacier and Whale Watch. Mendenhall Glacier was good but you have such a short time here you really can’t walk down to the glacier. The whale watch tour was amazing and I highly recommend it. Another in our group did the Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon bake and they said it was great. We then went to Skagway and did the basic White Pass and Yukon Railway. This was very educational. Again, I would recommend it. We then went to Ketchikan and took the Duck Boat tour. This was an educational tour but I must say you have to climb up a 9 step ladder to get into the boat and the seats are so close together they have less leg room than an airline. They also had most of the plexiglass windows closed and on this hot day many were getting overheated. Seattle Port Authority has a new program Port Valet. With this program, our bags were pre-checked through American. We were given bag tags and boarding passes Saturday and they took our bags to the airport and put them on our plane. This was an AWESOME program and saved us a lot of hassle! I wish more ports did this. Additionally, now that Customs no longer requires written declarations for lower levels of items being brought into the country, this process went very smoothly. CONS This ship has over 4,000 guests. As such the elevators were usually crowed and it was not unusual to have long waits to access an elevator. Sometimes it was easier to take an elevator in the opposite direction than you intended because it was quicker. We loved our cabin but I must say, for a relatively new ship this was the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept on. It felt like sleeping on a board. I talked to several other people on the ship who experienced the same thing. My wife has trouble sleeping so she must take a portable fan with us for the noise and wind. We have taken this on every cruise without any issue. When her bag with the fan arrived in our room, the fan had been confiscated by NCL and they left us a note it was on the list of prohibited items. The note said it would remain confiscated until the end of our trip. We had read the prohibited items list prior to departure and knew this was not on it. As such, we went to Customer Relations and politely asked about why this fan was confiscated. We were told the same thing about the prohibited item list. When we politely pointed out the discrepancy, we were then told the fan was confiscated due to a concern with wattage. Because the reason for the confiscation changed we then took our appeal to a higher officer. Eventually, the fan was returned to us but not after losing an hour and a half of our time. I don’t mind rules but they just need to be applied consistently. Thank goodness for the levelheadedness of the supervisor who rectified this. We tried using the Garden Cafe several times but it was just too overcrowded. Both times we were unable to get a seat. As a result, we quit going there. We loved the Observation Lounge but beware that on rougher water days, which we had a few, the movement at the front of the deck on this floor can be pretty significant. As mentioned previously, the Port Valet program is excellent. However, it requires you exit the ship between 7-8 am. We didn’t find this to be a problem.However, we found the disembarkation process to be quite different than the embarkation procedure. We found very long lines throughout the ship that moved very slowly. This was an unfortunate experience to an otherwise great cruise. Overall, we had a great time on the Bliss and highly recommend it! Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
We just wanted a getaway for a few days But this one became a memorable one Can't wait to go back. The embarkation in Los Angeles is smooth and quick. We cleared in no time and head straight to the main dining room. The ship ... Read More
We just wanted a getaway for a few days But this one became a memorable one Can't wait to go back. The embarkation in Los Angeles is smooth and quick. We cleared in no time and head straight to the main dining room. The ship itself is really amazing But most importantly, the crew who truly made this trip one for the books. Not only they are courteous and friendly, but they to beyond to make you special. The entertainment is Broadway-class, amenities of the ship is top notch. The food, unforgettable with so much variety. Worth it, every penny spent. Had the chance to meet the Captain and the senior officers when we got invited to the Captain's cocktail party It was an eye opener and a humbling experience, plus you get free booze and canapes. Disembarkation in Vancouver BC is also hassle-free. We hope the future cruises will be like this, if not better. As mentioned earlier, we can't wait to get back to sea. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
It was kind of stressful being on this cruise from LA to Vancouver, right from the start till the end. Embarkation: It started with embarkation, long lines, no directions for people arriving by public transport and worst for ... Read More
It was kind of stressful being on this cruise from LA to Vancouver, right from the start till the end. Embarkation: It started with embarkation, long lines, no directions for people arriving by public transport and worst for Platinum NCL customers: no skip the lines possible. Food/restaurants: The speciality restaurants were the only places where we could find a quiet atmosphere to enjoy our meals. The complimentary dining rooms, as well as the buffet, were always crowded and often offered mediocre food. Items like the evening Nutella crepes that used to be complimentary on cruises I did with NCL before are now sold for 5 bucks plus gratitudes. Pools: It's kind of odd, that there is no indoor pool for non-suite guests on this ship, that was particular build for Alaska. On most days of this cruise, it was too cold to use the pool area. Guest services: When visiting the cruise next team I had an unpleasant encounter with one of their team members. She was very pressing to sell at least two or more cruise rewards. After telling her three times I don't want to change my purchase, she was still in her pushing mode, so I had to leave this unpleasant person. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
We enjoyed taking our 10 year old granddaughter on this cruise. It was a no-brainer as she lives in San Pedro and we live in Seattle. Fun to cruise the coast and end in Vancouver followed by a train ride home to Seattle. My wife and I ... Read More
We enjoyed taking our 10 year old granddaughter on this cruise. It was a no-brainer as she lives in San Pedro and we live in Seattle. Fun to cruise the coast and end in Vancouver followed by a train ride home to Seattle. My wife and I enjoyed sharing with her the cruise vacation lifestyle we love. She enjoyed the freedom of the Splash Academy but also hanging out with Grammy and Papi. She made friends, learned new things, loved the buffet, doing activities like watching the towel folding demonstration and more. We are already planning our next cruise with her for her 13th birthday in 2021. This way she can got to Entourage. My wife thought Jersey Boys was the best show we have ever seen on a cruise. We also made note that this also may be the best food we have ever had on a cruise. The only downside is due to Canadian and Washington State laws, the stores were closed the last three days and many of the bars as the ship was only allowed 8 bars open at any time. Finally, we had a great time doing laser tag as a family. We were on a team with another family and it was super fun. Note...be prepared to walk the stairs or wait for elevators. Read Less
Norwegian Bliss Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.5 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.5 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.5 0.0
Family 3.5 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 4.0 0.0
Service 4.5 0.0
Value For Money 3.5 0.0

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