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Norwegian Bliss

208 reviews
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Itineraries for this ship
7 Night Cruise to the Mexican Riviera
Departure date
Sunday, 12/12/21
Los Angeles, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, Los Angeles
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Passengers: 4,004   |   Crew: 1,716
Passengers to crew: 2.33:1
Passengers to space: 38.8:1
Launched: 2018   


  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 10
Additional decks
Deck 5 layout
  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)  
Video Arcade
Splash Academy


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*
* May require additional fees
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Y9769LTwendys wrote a review Nov 2021
13 contributions1 helpful vote
We're wrapping up our 7-day Mexican Rivera Cruise on the Norwegian Bliss (4-rating on TripAdvisor). We've done a similar route before, so we are familiar with the stops (Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Ensenada); no grand adventures this time, just r&r. All the passengers on the ship are vaccinated and have been tested for COVID, plus the overall number of passengers is at 60%. Masks are optional except when going off the ship into Mexico. A vacation from masks suits me fine! The best part of the trip was staying in the Haven for the first time. We did a last minute bid and got a great deal. We have a suite on the aft side of the ship; it's fantastic! After staying in the Haven, it will be hard to go back to our usual accommodations. Think bathtub with a view, large balcony with two extremely comfortable lounges, super comfortable bed, and access to the Haven areas (our favorite's the Horizon Lounge with a wall of windows at the front of the ship). As usual, all of the staff we interact with are the best! They all do a great job of hospitality and keeping everything very clean. All of our dining experiences have been great. Included in our package are such choices as Surf and Turf, Grilled Shrimp Skewers, Lamb Chops, and outrageously delicious Crab Cakes, just to name a few. All dishes are very high quality and cooked to perfection. The quality and selection of drinks are also great. One of the only issues we had on the trip was due to the tender boat to Cabo (Cabo's the only stop that you're not docked). Going into Cabo, our tender boat somehow left the ship without a ramp and our boat wandered around looking for another tender boat to supply one. The worst part was that no staff on our boat notified us of what the issue was, so everyone on the boat was confused and anxious by what was going on. Then, coming back, we somehow got on the same boat again, and the driver had a heck of a time positioning the boat so that the ramp could be connected to the ship (took forever). If we ever do this route again, we'll probably stay on the ship instead of going to Cabo for 4-hours. We're so happy to be able to cruise again!
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caseboltent wrote a review Jun 2020
Mesquite, Texas4 contributions1 helpful vote
Worst cruise we never got to take because when they canceled our cruise they decided not to give us our money back for 90 days. We finished paying for this in February and we’re supposed to leave on a cruise for Alaska today. We would have given them another chance if they had promptly returned our money but instead, our money is unavailable to us but they are able to use it. Worst customer service because when I try to call in I can’t even get anyone to speak to me about this!
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Robin wrote a review Jun 2020
Windsor Locks, Connecticut1 contribution
We had a lovely time all in all. The cruise ship itself was very well equipped and had a great choice of entertainment, things to do, restaurants, and space to walk. It took us 2 full days to discover the territory. traveling with my wife I faced no trouble myself but having talked to some families I found out the lines for children attractions take from 30 minutes to 2 hours to get in.
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Jerry Fragnito wrote a review Jun 2020
2 contributions
We were set to sail on the Bliss to Alaska. We were supposed to make our final payment March 7th, but due to Covid, asked for a 30 day extension to make final payment, which was granted Prior to the 7th of April, our cruise was cancelled by Norwegian due to Covid. Norwegian has since refused to return our deposit money offering only a credit for future travel. They cancelled the cruise, why they won't return our deposit money is beyond me. They think they're being generous offering it for future cruising, but with the bad taste in our mouth, Norwegian is the last cruise line we'll ever be taking.
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mini wrote a review May 2020
Fremont, California131162 contributions4063 helpful votes
We had an amazing Alaska Cruise from Seattle. Our itinerary included Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, and Ketchikan. In Juneau, we enjoyed the Tram Tour. We also took a walk through town and went to a couple of their cafes. We had a superb time. We also saw whales. In Ketchikan, we took the train. This was our second trip. It was so fun to do. We then had a fun crab lunch at Burro Creek Lodge. This was a small group and we were blessed by having a former Governor and several from his party at our event. The crab was so good. We enjoyed the waterfalls, the views, the electric power house tour, and of course the crab lunch. They had s'mores after lunch which one made over the fire. In Ketchikan we also took the small bus tour and walked through town. We also went to the Red Onion Saloon. In Ketchikan we had a wonderful time going salmon fishing. All members of our party caught salmon. We also saw many whales. We also went to Victoria. Although we had just a few hours there we did a city tour and also went to the TWA Dogs Brewery Tour. Both were quite fun. Our room was a spa suite. We had a comfortable bed and suite. We enjoyed the shows and entertainment. We loved the view lounge. We usually had breakfast there; then lunch at the buffet (Good salad bar), and then had dinner at one of the Fine Dining Restaurants. We had a wonderful time and have been on several Alaskan cruises. We highly recommend the NCL Joy. We enjoyed the spa - I did two facials and a rock massage. Delightful. The exercise room was also a joy and the instructor there was top noth.
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7 Night Cruise to the Mexican Riviera
Departure date
Sunday, 12/12/21
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