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Norwegian Bliss

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Itinerary
7 Night Cruise to Alaska
Departure date
Saturday, 05/21/22
Route
Seattle, Sitka, Endicott Arm, Juneau, Icy Strait, Ketchikan, Victoria, Seattle
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Overview

About
Passengers: 4,004   |   Crew: 1,716
Passengers to crew: 2.33:1
Passengers to space: 38.8:1
Launched: 2018   

Decks

  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 10
Additional decks
Deck 5 layout
Cabins
  Family Inside Stateroom (I1)  
  Inside Stateroom (IX)  
  Inside Stateroom (IC)  
  Mid-ship Oceanview with Large Picture Window (OB)  
  Oceanview with Large Picture Window (OX)  
  Family Oceanview with Large Picture Window (O8)  
  Family Oceanview with Large Picture Window (O1)  
 
Amenities
Entourage
Restroom
Video Arcade
Splash Academy
Restroom
Restroom
Guppies

Cabins

Balcony
Cabin size: 175 - 495 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 223
Accessible rooms: 16
Maximum passengers: 6
Number of cabins: 1088

Activities & entertainment

Activities (42)
  • Aqua Racer
  • Aqua Racer
  • Arts & Crafts classes
  • Barber Shop*
  • Beauty Salon*
  • Behind the Scenes Tour*
  • Dance Classes
  • Deck Parties
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes*
  • Game Shows
  • Gaming Lessons*
  • Horizon Lounge
  • Hot Tubs (9)
  • Hydrotherapy Pool*
  • Jogging Track
  • Karaoke
  • Laser Tag
  • Late Night Music and Dancing
  • Library & Card Room
  • Live Nightly Music
  • Mandara Spa*
  • Observation lounge
  • Ocean Loops
  • Ocean Loops
  • Pools (3)
  • Poolside Games
  • Race Track
  • Race Track
  • Sports Games Televised
  • Trivia
  • Vibe Beach Club
  • Vibe Beach Club Sun Deck
  • Video Arcade*
  • Waterslide (5)
  • Wine Tasting*
  • Spice H2O
  • Entourage
  • Guppies
  • Kids' Aqua Park
  • Splash Academy
  • The Haven Lounge
Entertainment (9)
  • Bliss Casino*
  • Bliss Theater
  • Bliss Theater
  • Box Office
  • Comedy Performances
  • Horizon Lounge
  • Onboard Movie Screenings
  • Social Comedy & Night Club
  • The Cavern Club
Dining (33)
  • Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Savor Restaurant - American
  • Taste Restaurant - American
  • The Manhattan Room - American
  • Food Republic - Asian Tapas*
  • Atrium Bar - Atrium Bar*
  • The District Brew House - Brewpub*
  • Garden Café - Casual
  • Open-Air Garden Café - Casual
  • The Humidor Cigar Lounge - Cigar Bar*
  • Skyline Bar - Clubby Bar*
  • A-List Bar - Cocktail Bar*
  • Mixx Bar - Cocktail Bar*
  • Sugarcane Mojito Bar - Cocktail Bar*
  • Starbucks - Coffee Bar*
  • Le Bistro French Restaurant - French*
  • Dolce Gelato - Gelato*
  • La Cucina Italian Restaurant - italian*
  • Teppanyaki - Japanese*
  • Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville At Sea - Margaritaville*
  • Los Lobos - Mexican*
  • The Bake Shop - pastries*
  • Waves Bar - Pool Bar*
  • The Local Bar & Grill - Pub
  • Ocean Blue - Seafood*
  • Q Texas Smokehouse - Southern BBQ*
  • Cagney's Steakhouse - Steakhouse*
  • The Haven Outdoor Restaurant - Suite Guests
  • The Haven Restaurant - Suite Guests
  • Coco's - Sweets*
  • The Cellars Wine Bar - Wine Bar*
  • Maltings Whiskey Bar - Wiskey Bar*
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Alejandro P wrote a review Yesterday
Toronto, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
I really do not know where to start...I am not going to mention that all their ships are exactly the same and had not been updated in 10 years. Guest Services: They are useless, the only thing they do is to blame other areas and send you to speak with somebody else, if it is an specific issue I am OK, if it is a big issue they should be accountable Shore Excursions: Overpriced as expected, but you will expect some kind of guarantee, so in our experience, all the good excursions were sold out when we try to book online so we got those that nobody else wants, when we arrived to the ship surprise! all the excursions were available NCL cancelled 2 of our excursions (no explanations) one was the Helicopter and glacier trek, they change us to a cheaper and shorter option and 2 minutes before boarding they cancelled, the weather was perfect and they give us the option of salmon bake....really? for that amount of $ I can do salmon at home or go to the best restaurant in town...obviously we did not accept and asked for options, the response was all the buses are full but you can call a taxi....really that is not acceptable, we invested a lot of $ to be there to be left in the middle of nowhere without options On Icy Strait we took an excursion with two components, after the first one the boat dropped us at the ship and NCL representatives were not there (they were having fun at the top of the mountain) so we walked to the facilities and asked every person working there until we found who will be responsible, and it was not an NCL guy, so a group of 30 people was waiting for more than 50 mins to join a bus shared with other people that paid 40% less than us for the same experience And the jewel of the crown....our kids were sick due to the ship food (this chapter comes later) so they were throwing up all night and we need to cancel our 6:15 am tour, obviously was last minute so they give us some "options" left the sick minors in the ship and take the tour (that is ilegal and irresponsible, their own protocol says that if somebody is sick all the cabin needs to be isolated, so they asked us to go with other passengers since they will not do any refunds)!!! unless we have a medical note Guest services washed their hands We connect with the doctor (through telephone only) and he asked for 2 covid test, we knew it wasn't covid since they do not have any symptoms, they were fully vaccinated and run a covid test 2 days before, obviously results were negative and he only prescribed Gatorade (same prescription that my grand mother could do), so they locked up for 48 hours missing 2 ports, missing the dinners pre paid, the wine, the birthday decorations and all entertainment Guest services washed their hands Then we notice that they were MANY persons with the same symptoms and not only on the Bliss, also in the Encore and Jewel! so options are 1) Poor protocol management 2) No quality control for food management, our only option was room service and it was awful....incomplete orders, they send water and no glasses, no silverware and never collected the dirty dishes, after 2 days, 3 meals and 4 persons we had around 58 plates in our room, many glasses, napkins, etc, room service blame housekeeping and viceversa Guest Services washed their hands Entertainment was cancelled...reason the cast was sick! We need to cancel dinners, birthday party, etc, and also connect with all the areas on our own, my expectations were guest services to centralize everything, but it never happen, not even a follow up call to see if we were alive Billing My account was wrong, additional charges, Nickle and dimmed, math is not their strongest ability and on top they have the audacity to charge us the service fees, for restaurants we did not attend, bars we didn't visit, terrible room service, and also our cabin was not cleaned during 2 days, but it does not matter they fully charged us Again guest services washed their hands and blame finance Finally we asked all our medical test results and they deny to give us our information, again it was not an isolated event since many people in all their ships were sick at the same time So long story short, save your money, they are many other lines that offer the same and are more serious companies, and also cheaper than this pirates Thanks NCL for ruining my vacation!
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SuePiazza62 wrote a review May 12
Portland, Oregon223 contributions111 helpful votes
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This is a rather large ship with a decent size balcony room and great spaces on the ship. We tried a couple of the specialty dining and there were very very good. The spa had ample services including a snow room!! That was a first. Loved my massage on the ship. The staff was very attentive and Alaska is a must see if you like the great outdoors.
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Phillip A wrote a review May 11
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While this is a nice ship, the crew’s inability to understand English led to several problems with wrong orders and scheduling events. The food is GREASY for most breakfasts, and the selections of edible food is limited through out the day.. I will book with another line next time.
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Paul J C wrote a review May 3
Wesley Chapel, Florida66 contributions13 helpful votes
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I was grateful for the opportunity to sail on Bliss, knowing I'd never sail on a ship this big at full capacity. So I chose the Bliss for a 14 day cruise from Los Angeles to Miami.This cruise sailed with only 1313 passengers aboard (34% capacity), and it was AMAZING!! This cruise was intended to give me a great start to 2022 doing two things I've always wanted: The Mexican Riviera & the Panama Canal. When looking for a Panama Canal cruise, this was perfect. It was 14 days on a ship that had a lot to offer. This would be my first time on a mega-ship, and at reduced capacity I was able to enjoy all the amenities without crowds & lines. The longest line I stood in was about 6 people, excluding exiting the ship on port days. Embarkation was smooth and I was onboard within an hour, as expected. This cruise had seven ports: Mexico - Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Nicaragua - San Juan del Sur, Guatemala - Puerto Quetzal, Costa Rica - Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Panama - The Canal (New 2016 Locks), and Columbia - Cartagena. I ate in all the specialty restaurants, did the water slides, laser tag, mini golf, and the racetrack! I did use the pool deck, and spent most of pool time in the Thermal Spa therapy pool & spa rooms (Ice, Salt, Steam, Dry Heat). It was a fun and relaxing two weeks! My Mini suite was very comfortable, although the balcony could have been larger.
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aocmand wrote a review Apr 2022
Columbus, Mississippi342 contributions51 helpful votes
Let the Bliss Begin April 3, 2022 – April 10, 2022 This long awaited vacation is here, Lydia had taken care of all reservations, transfers so all we had to do is show up and go along for the ride. It was an eight day cruise to the Mexican Rivera. Ports were Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta. We flew out of New Orleans to Los Angles, where a transfer bus took us right to the ship. I had made cookies for the trip , what a surprise it was when we got to the New Orleans airport that Lydia had bought us all breakfast sandwiches. At 4:00 in the morning everything is closed. This new airport is so uncomfortable, fewer places to charge phones and the seats are worse than airplane seats. But it is Paradise next to LAX. We all had taken care to get our Covid testing done prior to getting on board the ship this saved us some time. There are two classes to this ship the Haven and then the Have nots. The Haven guest had a red carpet and expedited check in. We had to wait in Disney like lines to be checked in. It was a long wait and after getting up at 2:45 we slept in, Chris and Lydia were up at 12:30 am . Sandy had her coffee and was on best behavior. We did see a couple of Russian ladies of the night dressed to the nines ready to party. The hair extensions tipped us off. We finally got on the Bliss found a bar and had a drink. While in Las Angles you have to pay taxes on your drinks . We were able to get to our state rooms by 1:30. One of our bags was missing and the other had been open, we reported it to the staff and left to discover this huge ship. We had lunch at The Local Pub and it was ok Stephen enjoyed his Shepard Pie the fish and chips were not to my taste too fishy. But on return later in the cruise the best chicken wings to be found. The Pub looks down on the Atrium and you can sit looking over it or at tables. Behind The Local is a small arcade and bowling alley what you find when looking for the toilet. Took the elevator to deck 17 adults only, where there is smoking all the way in the front of the ship. The drinks were not very good but there was a party going on. We got lost even with directions by all the elevators . The Haven is closed off to all but those who have paid the extra 1,000.00 pp to be part of that club. You will always have to go to the other side of the boat to get to where you want to be. The ship is 1092 feet long. We were lucky that we were not booked completely, elevators were fast and never full. One kid did press all the buttons so a stop at each floor. We got back to our room to refresh for dinner, bag was still not there. Stephen had to go down and find it. It is well worth it to invest in strong luggage tags, all the homemade ones do not fare well even with taped on both sides I was warned. Stopped in the Whiskey Bar for a pre-dinner drink , than went to one of the three main restaurants, there are also a number of fine dining establishments on board. We ate at the Bistro a French place and the steak house called Cagney’s . I moved to doubles after dinner. The bed was really hard and didn’t do well with my back. So this was a problem throughout the trip. The room steward Ging was wonderful and kept the room very tidy. I invested in very strong magnets so we could hang things on the walls. Day 2 at Sea There is a coffee maker in the closet plus a safe if you choose to see it as a safe. Some may see a microwave no judgment they will deliver a minimal breakfast and coffee to the room still for free. Coffee very good. Have plenty ones to tip lesson learned. Each morning we were met with smiles and good attitudes by all the crew. Taste and Savor are two of the smaller ship restaurants across from one another with a a bar between them. What was special was two young women came and sang and pushed treats a different one for each day of the cruise, I wanted a double Bloody Mary. I was able to enjoy Lox and bagels several days and eggs benedict. The view of the water was very relaxing. One waiter made a paper rose for a little girl and a napkin slipper for her brother, these are the sweet things to see. Stephen and I journey off to see a cooking demonstration it was interesting but more of an infomercial pushing the Asian restaurant. We than went to the Mojito bar thinking we were going to learn how to make drinks, it was a health seminar pushing some sort of health program, lots of folks taking notes. We were rescued by Chris and Lydia, Sandy was gambling in the smokers club. So many micro spots on the ship where people can go to hang out, each with its own vibes. The top of the ship is adults only and loud. Deck 15 forward is a two story large place to hang quite, mostly people working on computers or playing games with their children. The pool area is hopping. It you don’t get out by 6:oo you are screwed on a deck chair. The Buffet is also on this deck. We walked through it and were turned off because too many hands were in the salad bar. They do offer a wide selection of foods. The Art Auction was fun, I took my double with me, they offer Champagne to loosen the pockets up. The Auctioneer was great and broke his gavel he was so excited. Lots of money spent. People in front of us spent lots of their money fun to watch. Had a late lunch of bay scallops and chicken flaultas. The waiter topped off our wine glasses because the bar was closing. Dinner was really good then hit the Comedy Club you need to make reservations. It was entertaining and Sandy had a good time with the comedian. I am not sure but she touched something of his. Day 3 Sea Day At breakfast asked crew member why it takes three days to get where we are going and one day to get back? He gave a random answer and we all laughed, got to get your money one way or the other. This night we went to the Bistro the French restaurant. We showed up on the wrong night but we were seated. This spot is tucked away on an upper deck. We ordered onion soup and had to send it back it was too salty. We got a salmon roulade stuffed with crab meat very good. The escargot was perfect just as the sole was. I preferred the Savor or Taste as the service was better. It was a nice touch that since the soup was not good they sent us a bottle of wine the following night. Small touches add up. Day 4 Land Ho Puerto Vallarta We see a bird not a white dove but a gull we are close to land. Arriving at Puerto Vallarta, for our first excursion. We all chose to do the get to know bus tour. We were met by our guide who took us on a long walk to get on an old bus. As we were driving the back door swings open! The church was lovely and bought several gifts that support the church. They take us over to a silver shop that the guide must get a cut, back to the bus for a rather long ride with dirt on one side and fences on the other. Stopped a view of a pretty little harbor then back to town for lunch at a pretty little place. Have the best guacamole ever. The guide lead us back a different way past lots of hawkers we met the bus in a different location and lost part of the group who went back to the original parking place. I was not impressed with this port. It grew in importance after the movie Night of the Iguana and a man did catch a nice one while we were having lunch. Day 5 Mazatlán Stephen and I had gotten a private guide with Tours by Locals to see this very old city of a million people that is 500 years old. Jorge Figueroa was our tour guide. He was seated right in front of us as we came off the bus, of course I missed him. We saw the Cathedral, Market, the lovely city, Golden Zone and Marina where game fishing can be arranged. Clift divers. Had a wonderful lunch on the beach, this was the best tour ever worth the money. The Cathedral was built in 1890 and was completed by the help of three wealthy Jewish families that is why there are Stars of David on the stain glass windows. The alter is just glorious.The church is not air conditioned and can just imagine the heat in the summer. We walked down a couple of blocks to the Mercado and it was very clean we just walked up and down the meat aisles, and produce aisles. There could have been a lot of time spent here if we were shoppers and had big luggage to return home with. This evening we went to see the Jersey Boys it started off slow but got much better. Glad we sat through it. Day 6 Cabo San Lucas We had to dock off shore and tender in. Stephen and Chris may have seen a whale, we did see harbor seals climbing on the back of boats for a tasty fish treat by the Captains. Nice long covered pier , there are shops everywhere. We chose to take a Pedi- cab for 45 dollars, gave him 60 and I had to prompt the guy to give me the change. Did buy a Huculie piece. Spent about 3 hours on shore. We canceled our whale watching trip we were really late in the season. Tendered back to ship and had lunch. Dinner was at Cagney’s the prime rib was wonderful. Day 7 Sea Day Last Sea day, we had a Scotch tasting at three, taste like Johnny Walker. My Pallet is dead. We finished off the night with a Beatles Tribute, very good they sang 12 songs and the large theater was packed. Fun time to end the trip. People bring little rubber ducks on board and hide them all over the ship. Lydia found one. They give the name ,place and email where the duck came from. Day 8 Back in LA No Bloody Mary’s today, bar closed so sorry. I can’t complain I consumed plenty. We had a bus to get back to LAX. We were called to leave at 8:30 when we arrived at LAX it is a zoo. Worse , disorganized airport I have been in. we did not have time to get a water of use the restroom. The line to check in was long and Lydia decided to carry on her bag it fit just fine in the overhead. The staging area was not a waiting area. Boarding the plane was so jammed pack. Another packed plane but Delta was on time and the flights were uneventful and nonstop. Glad to have gotten home , very tired even with taking a nap each day. It was a wonderful trip and would return Mazatlán . The other two ports are beach hang outs so if you love the sand you will love the other two port.
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