Norwegian Cruise Line

Freestyle Cruising®

Norwegian Cruise Line

The beauty of sailing with Norwegian Cruise Line is all our ships are built to offer freedom and flexibility to all our guests. With Freestyle Dining®, we do not have set dining times or set tables, and we offer a variety of complimentary and specialty restaurants on board so guests are free to dine where they want, when they want. That gives them the freedom and flexibility to follow their every whim. Your guests want the kind of vacation they’ll talk about for years to come and we want them coming back again and again. When they take to the sea with Norwegian, they’ll find out what it means to Feel Free.

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Norwegian Aqua™ is the latest evolution of our innovative Prima Class. Enjoy more expansive outdoor space and unobstructed scenic views. Plus, first-of-its-kind experiences like the new Aqua Slidecoaster. Feel right at home with a greater variety of spacious suites. Make New Waves — starting 2025.

Imagine awe over discovering fantastic vistas in The Last Frontier. Imagine exhilaration while exploring the wilds of Alaska. Imagine relaxation upon finding your slice of paradise in The Caribbean. Imagine Bliss.

Norwegian Breakaway is ready to whisk you away to your best vacation yet. Breathe in the fresh ocean air while walking along The Waterfront, an oceanfront promenade lined with restaurants, bars, and spectacular views. Indulge in more than 25 dining experiences, including three new, seafood venues.

Norwegian Dawn offers freedom and flexibility for your cruise vacation. Explore castles, cathedrals, islands, and cities on Mediterranean and European cruises. Back on board, dine at a sophisticated Mexican restaurant. Drop by The Cellars for a wine tasting. Or take a spin in The Dawn Club Casino.

Thrill. Chill. Repeat. Welcome to Norwegian Encore, Norwegian's newest, most innovative ship. Encore has taken things up a notch with the largest race track at sea, exciting Aqua Park, amazing accommodations including the new Concierge Class and the best entertainment at sea featuring Kinky Boots.

Norwegian Epic keeps the bar high with two dazzling shows: Burn the Floor and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Norwegian Epic also offers a new wave of accommodations as well. Add a wide variety of dining options, and you'll understand why this is Freestyle Cruising on a truly grand scale.

Discover a new world of freedom and flexibility on Norwegian Escape. Get ready to chase sunsets on The Waterfront. Sip on some of Napa's best blends at The cellars. Or try our unique specialty hand-crafted cocktails. Be dazzled by Broadway hits like After Midnight.

With tons of dining choices and no set dining times, Norwegian Gem has it all. Chill out by the pool, get lucky in the casino, unwind at the spa, and make the kids happy with spaces built for them. Accommodations range from luxurious multi-room, romantic suites to spacious and affordable staterooms.

Norwegian Getaway combines magnificent amenities Norwegian has to offer with unforgettable destinations. Indulge in 20 dining options, experience the thrill of five water slides and three levels of action-packed activities in the sports complex. Miami’s Ultimate Ship is your ultimate getaway.

A dream vacation awaits on Norwegian Jade. Embark on uniquely designed journeys for more immersive experiences. As you cruise from port to port along stunning coastlines, stay entertained with exciting nightclubs, award-winning restaurants, a grand casino, swimming pools, a pampering spa, and more.

As the namesake of our "Jewel Class" cruise ships, you can bet Norwegian Jewel has it all. Come aboard and venture into the wild on an Alaska Cruise. Toss your schedule to the breeze on a Caribbean cruise. Explore old traditions and towns when you cruise to the Mexican Riviera.

Find your happy place on board Norwegian Joy when she cruises year-round from the west coast to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, and Panama Canal from Miami and Los Angeles.

We invite you to experience the wonders of getting there aboard the Norwegian Pearl. Her 16 chic dining options, 15 bars and lounges, dazzling casino, tranquil spa, and spacious Garden Villas are just a few things that make this Jewel Class cruise ship a destination of her own.

To the trailblazers and the tastemakers. To the first-time seekers and explorers of the extraordinary. This one was made for you. Welcome aboard Norwegian Prima, the first in a new class of ships designed to elevate every expectation.

From the moment you step aboard, you'll see that Norwegian Sky offers something for everyone. On our Bahamas cruises your options are nearly limitless with 10 dining options, a wide variety of bars and lounges, an onboard spa, and a cruise casino that has all of your favorite games and slots.

Get ready to experience laid-back luxury as you set sail on the all-new Norwegian Spirit, modernized from bow-to-stern with the adult cruiser in mind. Our most extensive ship renovation ever, harmonized to offer the best of Norwegian Cruise Line's exceptional fleet.

Norwegian Star brings freedom and flexibility to cruises spanning the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South America, and Transatlantic. Norwegian Star features delicious dining options, bars, and lounges, a sprawling spa, a casino with a VIP area, plus tons of fun for kids of every age.

Norwegian Sun can take you on cruises into the frozen wilderness of Alaska, journeys in Asia, or exotic, immersive experiences with our Extraordinary Journeys. There are plenty of dining options, a wide variety of bars and lounges, the relaxing Mandara Spa, and the always-exciting Sun Club Casino.

Norwegian Viva is going to push boundaries in four areas: Wide Open Space, Service That Puts You First, Thoughtful Design, and Experiences Beyond Expectation. The Hull Art was created by Manuel di Rita also known as Peeta.

Come aboard Pride of America, our only cruise ship that sails round trip from Honolulu year-round so you can vacation on your schedule. As you journey from one exotic island to the next, learn about the Hawaiian culture through the eyes of native ambassadors on board our ship.

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The Bliss

By: Poozer

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2018

Time aboard The Bliss was fun. Have been on two of the other big Norwegian boats before so had a good idea of what to expect. Only reason I picked it was the fact that we were ten people and four of them were children. I knew it would have lots of things to keep them busy and if they are busy everyone is happy. Ship itself is nice. Food in speciality restaurants (we ate in 6 of them) was okay but certainly not anything to brag about. Choices on the buffet were numerous but seating was not adequate. Finding a table was sometimes impossible. Entertainment other than Jersey Boys not great. Music around the ship was nothing special. Really missed Dueling Pianos from other Norwegian ships. We did not take shore excursions offered by ship. We used a private company. Would have liked to spend more time in Juneau and Vancouver. All in all family had a great time but I probably would not pick another Norwegian boat as an adult only trip.
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Big but Fun

By: Skeets

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2018

So many features. Nicely done and fun for the whole family.
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Fun for Kids.... but...Lines, Lines, Lines

By: Linda S

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

The ads for the new ship looked amazing. Traveling with a party of 8 made up of 3 generations, our children and grandchildren were so looking forward to the car racing, the laser tag and the slide. They got to do none of them. By 3 pm on embarkation day, there was not a time slot available. My daughter stood in the guest services line for hours. These activities were only open several hours a day. Standing in line was of no avail. Same goes for the shows on board. If you did not sign up on line, some of us did, others didn't.. you didn't get in. Lines were long to wait for no shows. Oft times, you had to wait 10 minutes for an elevator with enough room to squeeze into. Although I had made advance reservations as the included restaurants, an additional 30 min or more wait was mandatory.The Specialty restaurants honored reservations and had much better staff. Staff throughout the ship was insufficient. Kudos to the Splash Academy! The kids loved it. That said, we all had fun.
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Great Cruise experience

By: Penny

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2018

The Bliss is very large, but does not feel overwhelming. Our favorite feature was the Observatory, where you could sit out of the weather and still watch the ocean and catch a glimpse of whales and marine life going by.
Travel Advisor:  Lori Seeley


By: Alex Baez

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2018

Excellent ship. The race track operation personnel still need some safety and basic training.

Alaska Cruise

By: Katie

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2018

It was very classy. It was clean. There was a tremendous selection of places to eat and drink. The pool deck was clean and the waiters were very responsive. The race track was awesome, but very hard to get a time to do it. We only got to do it one time because it was so heavily booked. The slide was fun too, but if you weren't heavy enough (this happened to several adults and one of my crew) you could get stuck. The good news is that there are to escape hatches if that comes to pass.
Travel Advisor:  Janice Chieffo

NCL Bliss Summer 2018

By: Platinum Pro Cruiser

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2018

Nice layout improvements. Observation Deck at the sacrifice of stateroom balconies was a smart move by NCL. This was the most necessary ship deck plan adjustment made to meet cruisers needs. Garden Cafe moved to Forward ship another excellent improvement in deck plan. Gym and Spa have been moved to Aft ship which groups all physical activities mostly together making this a smart deck plan improvement. On a critique of Food and Specialty restaurants, we found the Specialty Dining slightly under quality from previous ships (Getaway and Escape) and the decore and atmosphere felt repetitive and generic, but Garden Cafe remained excellent. With only one way to enter the Garden Cafe, this help improved hand washing safety. Manhattan Main Dining food quality and menu choices improved considerably. But please remember these comments come from us as critical judges and assure you will still enjoy quite nicely.
Travel Advisor:  Lise-Marie Wertanzl
Not Recommended



Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2018

We went on the Alaska cruse. We had chosen the Bliss since it was new. We were disappointed. With 4,000 guests on board everything was hectic. The food even at the specialty restaurants was not up to standards. We have been on other cruises and this one let us down. Expectations were not met.


By: Kim

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2018

Very good, nice ship. Very big
Travel Advisor:  Judi Walker

Bliss review

By: ginger

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2018

While the ship had a large number of cruisers they managed to provide many areas where our group could have some quiet time together. Also provided enough activities to keep grandchildren ranging in age from 20 to 6 entertained. The variety of meal options was also a plus.
Travel Advisor:  Iris Malik Ferrelli

Super Ship

By: Jay-Jay

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2018

Even though this is a massive ship, most of the time it did not feel like it. There was plenty of room for dining. The elevators were extremely busy during the off boarding and on boarding times at the ports, but that would be expected on any ship. The observation deck is definitely a winner!

The SHIP is the destination

By: Laura G

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

So much to see and do on this gorgeous ship, you'll never want to go ashore!



Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

Travel Advisor:  Michelle Jaykus Peck

The Bliss was great!

By: Rochelle

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2018

Great ship and great service. Haven was awesome!
Travel Advisor:  Cynthia Moxness

NCL Bliss and The Haven Owner’s Suite

By: Jeff D

Reviewed on: 22 Dec 2018

Fantastic experience that satisfied everyone’s agenda and desire from my 10 year old grandson who spent the majority of his time at Slash Academy and the Kid’s Water Park. That allowed his mom (my daughter) to revel in more adult oriented activities and take time for herself at the Spa. My 2 young adult nieces were thrilled with the late night young adult activities from dancing to karyoke. And for me and my wife, we relished with the ultra luxury options of The Haven from its sun deck to its higher end restaurant and bar. We were all very impressed!
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

The Bliss

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2019

Excellent accommodations but ship failed to provide entertainment for young people as did our prior sailings.
Travel Advisor:  Lise-Marie Wertanzl

New Years Eve

By: Winter Getaway

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2019

Ship was beautiful. Food was amazing. Lots to do for adults and children. Difficult to get reservations in the specality resturants and all the resturants were loud. The spa area was very nice, especially the hydro pool.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre

Cruise Travelling

By: Denise's Family

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2019

My family had an amazing experience. We have been on many different cruise lines and thoroughly enjoyed many aspects of the Norwegian Bliss: cleanliness, food, courteous staff, shows. I look forward to our next Norwegian Cruise.

NCL Bliss was fantastic

By: Kathleen

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2019

We enjoyed the NCL Bliss very much for our family vacation. The ship was lovely and exceeded our expectations. The rooms, food, band entertainment, rooms and service were excellent. The Wi-Fi connection should be improved for users and more fitness classes offered - possibly 1 in the afternoon.
Travel Advisor:  Kimberly Georgi

Norwegian Bliss


Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2019

our trip on the Bliss was great. we truly enjoyed it!
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi

ship was great

By: not happy

Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2019

the cruise and staff on board were amazing, especially Cipriano, our butler. The only exception was Adrian the concierge. He was not happy in his job.

Bliss Review

By: Tom F

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2019

Aptly named The Bliss because everyone on the ship was so helpful that we felt like we were part of a warm family
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Myers

Excellent Cruise

By: Coast Lover

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2019

We had a blast, Sue was able to find an upgrade and perks that we never would have enjoyed without her expert planning. Great food, fun and caring staff with exciting ports of call.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Jeske

NCL Bliss

By: Sailaway

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2019

It took a couple of days to fully explore the Bliss. Once we got familiar with the ship, it was fairly easy to navigate. The food was good and the dining options were many. We didn't use the specialty dining but others did and said they were good. Service was a little slow in the Taste and Savor, but the selections were good. The buffet was very good although the repetition for breakfast got a little old. That is to be expected on a 15 day cruise. Entertainment was good with Jersey Boys and the Beatles being the best.
Not Recommended

The Bliss

By: Tim

Reviewed on: 01 May 2019

I was disappointed in the food. Because of all their specialty restaurants, their choices at the main dining rooms was limited. Tasted great but no lobster or filets

The Bliss

By: Ellie

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2019

We were able to board at 11:30. Ship was absolutely beautiful! Loved all the entertainment!
Travel Advisor:  Alicia Pacini


By: Bev

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2019

Nice ship; observation deck was amazing. Shows were wonderful. Several food choices And all were excellent. Thermal spa was great.
Travel Advisor:  Candace Dupps


By: Sticks

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2019

Great ship. Very luxiorious. There was nothing that we wanted that it did not have. Clean. Great staff. So many things to do. Will consider it again.

Bliss Delivers!

By: Christian J

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2019

The Norwegian Bliss is an incredible ship. It is a brand new vessel and it really shows. It is something akin to a floating city with enough shows, restaurants and other entertainment insuring that everyone in your family is having a great time. Overall the food is also good. As far as the pay for restaurants, I would highly recommend the Le Bistro as my favorite high end place and the BBQ joint as a good casual alternative. On the entertainment side, Jersey Boys was excellent and the comedy show was also quite good. Lastly, the ship was also great for kids. The youth program team including Camper and Katherine were amazing!
Travel Advisor:  Evelyn Schuster

60th Anniversary Cruise

By: Lucyfrog

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2019

The Norwegian Bliss is a beautiful, beautiful ship!! We had a wonderful time!! Jersey Boys was really great!! The food in the Taste, Savor, and Manhattan were very good! The Garden Cafe buffet was excellent!! There are so many things to do on the ship!! The water slide with the inner tubes is so fun!! We rode the go carts, did laser tag, miniature golf, and played in the water with little kids!! We really enjoyed our cruise!!

Alaska Cruise

By: Randy

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2019

The Bliss was great! Staying in the Haven was the very best way to travel on this cruise. It is pricey but I would recommend it to anyone.

Alaskan Cruise

By: Simone

Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2019

Had a great time on the ship, the cabins, staff, food, drinks and facilities were all top notch. The choice of off shore activities were mind boggling and the scenery was amazing. Highly recommend it, even think it was good value for money considering what was included

A Vehicle to Alaska

By: Mishkin

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2019

I do not like big cruise ships. I rather a smaller line with less people. The Bliss was nice and fit it’s purpose which was to take us through Alaska. The specialty dining was wonderful, the staff was very nice and the on and off board process was very streamlined and efficient. Any issues that we had, were resolved quickly. I would have liked more time in a few of the ports especially Ketchikan and Victoria. I hate the race to find a table at the enormous buffet. The dining room food was okay. One of the slides was closed, the other operated on crazy hours. The race cars were rarely available and you need to book way in advance. I would have rather had the basketball court back. The rooms were extremely small which made me crazy. In the end it was a nice trip because Alaska was absolutely charming and breathtaking and that’s what really counted.
Travel Advisor:  Suzanne Perun

Loss of immediate family equals sorry about your luck (loss)

By: Francisco Diego Adobo

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2019

Made it to Seattle; had to pull off the Alaskan cruise 2 days before sailing due to passing of my brother. I did not purchase the insurance. Since insurance sales are a big part of Norwegian's revenue they have to protect this service; at this point, I believe they are keeping all of the money I paid for the trip. It was never a question for me to cancel the trip, would give it up a millions times over to get my brother back. Would be nice if Norwegian had something in place for this other than an insurance racket. Reading other blogs, it appears Norwegian stand alone on issues like this. You'd think a company that thrives on repeat business would have something a little less harsh. The folks that work the phones for Norwegian were super helpful in canceling all of the excursions I had pre-planned. Still waiting to see if I will get refunded for pre-paid tips and shuttle fee to the airport. The airlines either refunded everything or re-booked my flights without extra charges.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Fried

Cruising aboard the Norwegian Bliss

By: g

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2019

If you have any tendency toward seasickness, this is the ship for you. Big, actually huge, and rock solid. For 99% of the time, unless you looked out at the water, you would not know it was moving. Inside, plenty to do, lots of restaurants, pools, go-cart race track, top-notch cabin service, and CLEAN. Total dedication to prevention of any health hazards.
Travel Advisor:  Melitta Hannon

Bliss Cruise Ship

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2019

We highly recommend sailing on the Bliss. The staff was excellent. The entertainment was good. We got to see a Broadway play, Jersey Boys, which was exceptional. The ship's captain canceled one of our ports due to bad weather. We felt very safe during the cruise. We would have liked longer time at some of the ports. We had some experts come aboard the day we spent at Glacier Bay which was informative. In the future cruise ships should make things easier for disabled. We had several people in wheelchairs apologize for taking up room on elevators.
Not Recommended

Bad cruise

By: ML.

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2019

A seven hour wait to board, with no explanation or apology. Emergency drill at 11.30 pm, under extreme fatigue. cold unfriendly staff. a bathtub that would not drain, left unrepaired for the entire cruise. Changed itinerary with no explanation, or apology. the most surly and rude waitress we have ever encountered on any ship. Sat in a lounge, and waited 1 hour and five minutes for someone to ask if we would like a drink. Sub par food in the dining room. the menu not the same as the one posted outside the dining room. the buffet totally inadequate for the number of passengers. A small sample, but you get the point.
Not Recommended

Review of Norwegian Bliss

By: Carol

Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2019

We were not happy with the quality of food. Cold and tasteless.

Loved the Bliss!


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2019

Wow, what a great ship! We had a wonderful time, our cabin with a balcony was really nice, spacious. We loved the Vibe club and the Spa, the facilities were absolutely beautiful, the service was outstanding. I enjoyed the spin class at the gym, they had great equipment. The meals were excellent, the shows were especially good, we loved Jersey Boys and Six, the talent was exceptional. We had a lot of fun at Laser Tag and riding the slides at the pool! We didn't really have any downsides, because we did Vibe, the Dinner and the Spa package, we had plenty of time away from the major crowds, we really enjoyed the extra amenities that were provided with those choices.
Travel Advisor:  Nathalie Liu

Cruise #2

By: Nicky2

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2020

We were on the ship for 12 days and had many adventures
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Campbell


By: patsy

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2020

This was an amazing ship along with all its activity's.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Campbell

Pros and cons Norwegian Bliss cruise


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2020

On the positive side, the freestyle approach with many restaurants and a backup “cafeteria” suited me well. Also many activities and good communication of what’s available every day. But, as this is a very large ship (4000 people) the pool area and hot tubs were always overly crowded on good weather days. Stateroom was nice but mini bar really had very little in it. Housekeeping was minimal at best. But I felt overall it was good value but next time I might choose a smaller venue.


By: Blinks

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2020

This was very big ship and had only two sets of elevators. Food in the restaurants was very good. We did enjoy our trip but would no go on this ship again. Next trip is on the Escape hear it is a bit smaller.

Alaska Wonder

By: Kathy

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2020

We were worried that it was such a big shop, but it turned out to me wonderful. There was so much to do and being with our grandchildren made it even better


By: Ivan

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2021

Super. The logistics of boarding with the challenges caused by COVID, I’m sure, was a nightmare for NCL. This was an easy and manageable task for these passengers. Hats off to the employees of NCL. Our 7 days on the Bliss was super. The crew was super friendly. The efforts by the crew to keep us safe and entertained. The wash and welcome crew at the Garden Cafe was my favorite. The food was outstanding and F&B staff made my 3 plus per day visits fun. The trivia events were tougher than my “trivial” knowledge which was better than my casino prowess. Deck time was relaxing and the bee swarm only interrupted one day. Thank you NCL, we will return.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Talboy
Not Recommended


By: bliss

Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2022

It appears NCL has a problem with non-drinkers and their guest services department has terrible follow up.

Beautiful ship

By: Kymm

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2022

We really enjoyed every minute! The check in was fast, the room was great, the food was awesome, the staff were very friendly and cheerful! The entertainment was fun- we loved the Beatles experience!
Travel Advisor:  Carol MacKay



Reviewed on: 19 May 2022

This ship is gorgeous. The cabins were very well appointed with nice size bathrooms and great showers. There was so much to do. The food was delicious, the restaurants beautiful and the staff most pleasant. Ports of call were exciting. One major suggestion would be more transportation from the ship to the towns or as close to the towns as possible.
Travel Advisor:  Candace Dupps

Alaskan Cruise

By: Kathy

Reviewed on: 28 May 2022

On our Alaskan cruise aboard the Bliss, we were impressed with several staff members and entertainers. Our porter, T. was courteous and helpful, answering questions and responding to requests promptly. Our server in La Cucina, Heri Purnomo, was helpful, courteous, and good natured in interacting with us. Entertainment we especially enjoyed included Natural Duo, who we saw several times, and Jersey Boys. We were impressed with the well organized disembarkation process.
Travel Advisor:  Stephen Adair

Nice trip

By: Red Dawg

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2022

Nice ship, good crew and overall top notch experience.
Travel Advisor:  Teena Hunt


By: Guitarzan

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2022

Amazing! Clean and modern. Food and shows are wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Teena Hunt

NCL Bliss

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2022

Most of our time on board was great. The boat was very nice and crew was on top of their jobs. Some disappointment occurred when the main entertainment was canceled without explanation. The food in the specialty dinning rooms was great. The main buffet food was cold and subpar for that expensive of a cruise. The docking locations required bus rides into town where other cruise lines had docked in town. The buses were hot with poor AC.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Peacock

Norwegian Cruise

By: Jack

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2022

We had a very nice time with n the cruise.

Best experience

By: Judy S

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2022

thank you for good service Best entertaining Perfect for vacation Thank you so much Judy S.
Travel Advisor:  Natalie Gale


By: Carmen

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2022

Everyone should try the haven at least once. It’s perfect in every way
Travel Advisor:  Gwen Fox

Huge ship, great staff

By: Panama Canal Cruiser

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2022

Norwegian Bliss is enormous, but as a result there are lots of things to see and do. Multiple food options, from high end to a very good buffet (the Indian buffet food was a standout). This ship was launched in 2018 and is being very well maintained, functional and spotless. The crew, mostly from the Philippines, were gracious, friendly, and very capable. The view from the observation lounge and buffet seating right above is wide and wonderful. This was great for the Panama Canal passage and it would be wonderful for Alaska as well.

Can’t wait for my next trip

By: JB

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2023

It was amazing!
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor


By: Sassy 1

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2023

My first time in February. It was great so we are going again in June.
Travel Advisor:  Carrie Biro


By: Happy lady

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2023

It was enjoyable lot excising and dancing which we like this time, normally we are cruising we don’t dance much this time was very good because the cruise staff, but we wish the buffet can open a little bit longer, after we finished dancing at the pool’s desks we like something to eat but not too much, or we can take something back to the room to eat, so we can cool down, they do have a restaurant open but can not take out. Is a bit in convenience.
Travel Advisor:  Kevin Essar

Cruise ship Norwegian Bliss

By: Joe

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2023

Good food. Lots of varieties. Good magic show. Excellent line dance instructors. Check in at the LA port was painfully slow and there were no sign explaining the procedure.
Travel Advisor:  Kevin Essar
Not Recommended

Customer service desk location

By: Water

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2023

The location of the Customer Service desk was located next to the Atrium. The Atrium was used quite often for various venues and was loud; therefore, you could not hear the people at the desk, and they could not hear you. Another thing was that English was the second language of everyone working on the ship. Sometimes it was hard to communicate with them, say at the restaurants, to order something not on the menu. Everyone was charming and accommodating. There were not enough cabin stewards. On the bright side, the Broadway shows were excellent! The comedians they had were funny and clean! We went a few times! We did not go to the adult times. All the meals we had were delicious, especially the ? Cafe (buffet).


By: Michele

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2023

I absolutely loved this ship. Wylands artwork on the ship added extra charm and appeal. The observatory was one of my favorite places to read, lounge, play cards, have a snack or drink. It was a delightful area in the fwd area of the ship. The layout of the ship was easy to navigate. The staff was most friendly and accommodating. Zero complaints from me.
Travel Advisor:  Meg Harrison
Not Recommended


By: abby

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2023

The staff was wonderful. The specialty restaurants were spot on. Entertainment was good and a variety to chose from. A lot of hidden costs especially for the youth activities. TOO many people 4000 plus 3 ports would have been enough as Ensenada does not have much to offer. Not sure if they were understaffed or the turn round time between trips were to short but the rooms were not fully cleaned. We found sandals from the previous trip in our room and arcade tickets in the other room. The day prior to our disembarkment the stewart informed us that rooms needed to be cleaned to pre ready the room for the next cruise. Would I travel Norwegian again perhaps but not on this floating city the Bliss

Ncl Bliss

By: Carmen

Reviewed on: 08 May 2023

Ncl is great, especially for their solo cabin. I highly recommend them for that. Food is great and entertainment is spectacular. However, the ship is huge and with that many people you’re always standing in line and sometimes you have a hard time, finding a place to sit in the atrium and observation lounge. Except for all the crowds, it was perfect.
Travel Advisor:  Gwen Fox

Norwegian Bliss family cruise

By: Love travel

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2023

we were recently on the Norwegian Bliss to Alaska. I asked everyone what their favorite part of the cruise was and my youngest granddaughter said “kids club” and “whale watching”. The onboard activities were really fun and my competitive group managed to win a few of the games. Also gambling was a hit, some Monies were made! There were a lot of dining options, we managed to hit about half of them. Lots of bars and libations. Several of us also did a wine and chocolate pairing class which was fun.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Campbell Boles

Haven club a must!

By: Odom

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2023

We enjoyed every minute. I am afraid I will be unable to cruise again unless we are part of the Haven Club
Travel Advisor:  DeeAna Archer

Sail away

By: Sassy4u

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2023

The ship was clean and tidy. It was across from are hotel in Seattle. We had no problems with getting On. Everything was orderly and prompt. The buffet was not as good as before on trips, but the specialties restaurants and main dining rooms were great.
Travel Advisor:  Carrie Biro

Alaskan Cruise

By: Joy

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2023

We had a great time and had an overall positive experience. The ship was great, Food was good to great, state rooms were nice and service was great. I was somewhat disappointed with a couple of the excursions; however we had two that was really good. The shows and entertainment was really good and servers at the bars were so friendly and did a great job with trying to serve so many people.. My big complaint was the "Family Friendly Comedian Show" WAS NOT family friendly. We took my four grandchildren and was shocked at the jokes and language for something that was said to be family friendly. 5 minutes into the show, my 11 year old grandson looked at me and said, "So much for family friendly." Also my grandchildren did not like the Splash Academy and only went twice. Over all we had a great time and the service on the ship and the servers were wonderful. We loved seeing so many countries represented.
Travel Advisor:  Lori Jones


By: Dawn

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2023

The Norwegian Bliss had everything my family needed. The race cars were the favorite along with the shows and comedians. The staff was amazing and took care of all our needs.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa VanBuhler



Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2023

Very nice ship. The Observation deck on the 15th level was very nice while being able to watch for whales.
Travel Advisor:  Jean Paugh

The Bliss is a beautiful ship!


Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2023

There were 13 of us that went to Alaska on the Bliss and we had a fabulous time! It is such a beautiful ship with wonderful staff, great entertainment and we loved our ports. Wish we could've been at each port longer though. Loved our excursions, saw whales, a bear, caught lots of Salmon and just a great time with family!
Travel Advisor:  Susan Green

Be aware of port times

By: Anonymous in PA

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2023

The ship was great and the food and entertainment quality was higher than RCCL in most cases. Our itinerary though had very short times in port. And then the ports were further away than the RCCL docks. So, on an already short time in port, you also had a 20-minute bus ride (plus wait in line, etc). That left us feeling like we were missing out. This was most noticeable in Ketchikan where the all aboard was 1:30 but the last shuttle from town was 11:45 am.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Sailing on the Bliss

By: Pdx

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2023

We had an amazing family vacation to Alaska on the Norwegian Bliss! Our connecting balcony rooms made traveling with three kids a breeze! Activities, accommodations, food and drink were fabulous. Thank you for making an unforgettable experience for us!
Travel Advisor:  Susan Green

The stateroom was great!

By: Sarah

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2023

It’s a nice boat with a lot to do. The food was so-so but the desserts were very yummy. We had a balcony room and it was large, with a big bathroom and tons and tons of storage.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Green

Pure Bliss

By: The Beav

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2023

The ship is very nice. Lots to see and do. The shows were great! Our room was as expected. Food was not great, but it was good. The crew is super friendly and accommodating.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer


By: Sunshine

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2023

I love the freedom on Norwegian to eat when and where you want. Plus they have a ton of food choices and entertainment!
Travel Advisor:  Susan Green


By: Cloud 9

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2023

The cruise was relaxing and enjoyable, it met my expectations.
Travel Advisor:  JoAnn Wade

Alaska NCL Bliss

By: rm4boys

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2023

The NCL Bliss is a wonderful ship. Clean and fresh. Well laid out and we love traveling on her. Alaska was wonderful. We missed Juneau do to winds. Went to Skagway and into Glacier bay. Both are wonderful. When we got all the way into Glacier bay the captain put the ship in a slow spin and did a complete 360 so you could see EVERYTHING from wherever you were. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL Then we went to Victoria BC. We barely got off the ship there. So I can’t give a review. We will do Alaska again!!
Travel Advisor:  Terri Garrison
Not Recommended

Disappointed Bliss

By: T

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2023

Fees for everything. Dirty dishes left in the state room’s hallway for several hours and overnight even when called about the dirty dishes. Charged way too much money for what you are served at the specialty restaurants. Not enough time to shop or look at the town’s if you were on an excursion. As we were in Skagway, I overheard a local that was a sales clerk tell another local that these people on the Bliss were some of the rudest and inconsiderate individuals. This poor young lady was almost in tears. Sadly, I had to agree.
Not Recommended

Identity Crisis NCL Bliss

By: Don D

Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2024

The Bliss is showing its age and NCL cannot decide if it is a high quality cruise line or a low quality for the masses. NCL was selling constantly during our 15 days for art, spa services, future cruises, photos, and many other items. They made it hard to eat in the sit down restaurants. Lines were long and of course they were selling up charge dining. Ship was not designed for days at sea. Very difficult to find a place to read or play cards. We have used NCL for many years and are a Platinum traveler. It may be our last trip. The Spa was great and learning about and going through the Panama Canal was excellent. We used Tours by Locals in Panama. Cruise excursions were poorly designed and not worth the cost. I hope NCL figures their pricing and benefit proposition.

Panama cruise

By: Bryan

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2024

Excellent cruise.Staff,food and excursions were all great
Travel Advisor:  Don Balcom

Good and bad

By: Sapphire

Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2024

We liked the layout of the ship; deck 8 outside was spacious, comfortable. The observation lounge was also nice, kind of like a huge living room with bar and food. Biggest problem was the disembarkation; they leave the tags out for everyone to pick up, whatever time they want, and it looked like everyone was trying to get off at the same time - poor organization; need a better system .
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove

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