Norwegian Bliss In Pictures, Is Norwegian Bliss Family Friendly?


We recently got to try out Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Bliss. But I also found out how family-friendly Norwegian Bliss is. This mega-ship is packed with exciting family activities. Thus ensuring, your family cruise has the perfect balance of family and chill time.

Norwegian Bliss For Teens
Photo Credit, Sarah Christie, Cruising With Kids

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NCL Bliss For Families, What’s Included In The Cruise Fare?

Along With A Few Norwegian Bliss Pictures To Give You A Feel Of This Stunning Ship.

You can spend as much or as little as you want to on NCL with the Premium All-Inclusive package. All-inclusive cruising gives you the peace of mind that meals, gratuities, 100 minutes of Wi-Fi and meals in certain restaurants are included in the price of your cruise fare. (There is a surcharge for certain speciality restaurants and activities)

This means the kids can eat free cake and ice cream from the buffet restaurant to their heart’s content. Thus, keeping kids hydrated is not a problem with free-flowing drinks on those hot, sunny Caribbean days at sea. And for the parents? Also, all alcoholic drinks up to $15 are included, as are specialty coffees in the restaurants.

Cake in the buffet restaurant on the Norwgian Bliss
Photo Credit, Sarah Christie, Cruising With Kids

Dining, Which Restaurants Are Included In The Cost Of My Cruise?

For complimentary dining check out Savour and Taste these are main dining rooms, which offer slightly different menus but with an à la carte feel you would expect on a cruise ship.

The Manhattan Room is also complimentary. It is a large, elegant dining room serving a range of dishes, which vary from night to night.

The Garden Café buffet offers a vast selection of worldwide cuisine to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters and is an excellent option for a more relaxed dinner. Perfect for those evenings when you just want to chill or when teens have an action-packed itinerary planned and don’t have time for formal dining. Try out the Asian section omg……

The Local is a 24-hour causal restaurant, which features comfort foods and cold beer on tap
a great chilled out place to grab a quick dinner without the hustle and bustle.

Food on board Norwegian Bliss
Photo Credit, Sarah Christie, Cruising With Kids
Desserts on the Norwegian Bliss
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All inclusive on the Norwegian Bliss
Photo Credit, Sarah Christie, Cruising With Kids

The Entourage Teen Club.

There are many kid’s club options and a full itinerary, which you find in your cruise ship news that lands in your cabin every evening. I have also included photos of the Norwegian Bliss kids clubs.

Entourage is a place where teens can hang out and meet new friends. Ages 13-17 are welcome to join Entourage, which offers a cool, laid-back environment with gaming, and chill-out areas. This is the perfect environment for teens to meet new friends and enjoy an area of their very own that feels a little more grown-up.

Guppies Play Area

Families with kids under 3 can visit the Guppies play area. For more on Guppies and cruising kids up to the age of 13, see my post over on Mini Travellers here.

Entourage Teen Lounge on the Norwegian Bliss
Photo Credit, Sarah Christie, Cruising With Kids
Gaming Area On the Norwegian Bliss
Photo Credit, Sarah Christie, Cruising With Kids
Table Football in the teen lounge on Norwegian Bliss
Photo Credit, Sarah Christie, Cruising With Kids

Activities On Norwegian Bliss For Teens,

And for a little fun family time head to the Racing Track on the Norwegian Bliss. Apart from all the exciting itineraries the reason Norwegian Bliss is so Family Friendly is the deck activities. With a racetrack at sea for nominal charge budding race drivers over 1.2 meters can burn rubber on deck. Take part in tournaments and meet new friends. The racetrack is electric thus meaning there is no noise to disturb other guests. Check out my Norwegian Bliss pictures of the race track.

What Does the Norwegian Bliss Racing Track Cost?

You need to book at a cost of $15 per go, but you get quite a few laps, which made it well worth the cost.

Photo Credit, Sarah Christie, Cruising With Kids

Or Check Out The Norwegian Bliss Laser Tag On Deck 20!

The Laser Tag area on the Norwegian Bliss is themed as an abandoned space station. The course comes to life day and night as guests compete against family and friends with state-of-the art laser guns. Also the course theming is incredible, featuring encapsulated aliens and hidden corners making the experience fun but eerie and energetic at the same time. This is the perfect place to burn off extra energy.

What Does The Norwegian Bliss Laser Tag Cost?

Again, this is a bookable activity with a price tag of $9.95 per person.

Photo Credit, Sarah Christie, Cruising With Kids

There Are Giant Water Slides On The Norwegian Bliss

That’s what makes Norwegian Bliss family-friendly: it caters to all ages. Alongside the water park for younger children, there are also water slides of extraordinary proportions for thrill-seeking teens.

The Aqua Park on NLC Bliss features two water slides, including the high-speed Ocean Loops, a double-loop water slide that extends over the side of the ship. And the tandem Aqua Racer, here guests can race side-by-side on inner tubes. And for a bit of chill time in the sun.

The Aqua Park features two swimming pools and six infinity hot tubs on the deck above it that scale over the side of the ship offering breath-taking views.

Ocean Loop Slide on the Norwegian Bliss
Photo Credit, Sarah Christie, Cruising With Kids
Water Slide on the Norwegian Bliss
Photo Credit, Sarah Christie, Cruising With Kids

There Are Cabins Big Enough For Families Of 5 On Norwegian Bliss

Yes, I stayed in a junior suite that was more than big enough to accommodate a family of 4, there are also family suites available for families of 5 and Haven Suites to accommodate families of six. Of course, you can also book interconnecting staterooms to give you that extra bit of space. This is such great news, as it means larger families can cruise!

In addition to keeping your cabin tidy, your cabin steward is on hand to convert your cabin. So you go from having a lounge area to extra beds at night. Making living in a cruise cabin easy and comfortable. It is like having two rooms in one but without the effort.

view of a jnr suite onboard NCL Bliss
Photo Credit, Sarah Christie, Cruising With Kids
Inside a junior suite on the Norwegian Bliss
Photo Credit, Sarah Christie, Cruising With Kids

Whether You Are Cruising To Alaska Or Cruising To The Caribbean Bliss Has It All.

Family cruising just got a whole lot more fun, with Norwegian Bliss offering a full schedule of family friendly activities, fantastic food and exciting itineraries. I honestly can’t think of a better family cruise ship to see the world on.

And find out all about Norwegian Encore HERE.

Norwegian Bliss for teenagers the ultimate guide on what is onboard the NCL Bliss for teenagers, including all inclusive packages, activities, clubs and water slides.


  • Sarah Christie

    Sarah also writes for Mini Travellers Family Travel Blog and Extraordinary Chaos Craft and Lifestyle Blog. Both are award-winning blogs with a travel and family focus. She is married and has two boys, aged 18 and 22, who all love cruising as a family. Nothing is better than waking up every day in a new port with new and exciting things to explore. She aims to share how cruising as a family with young adults is the perfect choice for family travel. Her boys are sporty and love the activities, sports and dining options cruising offers. Sarah has worked with brands such as Walt Disney World, Mark Warner, Ikos Resort, Center Parcs, Laura Ashley, Belling and Next.

16 thoughts on “Norwegian Bliss In Pictures, Is Norwegian Bliss Family Friendly?”

  1. How have I never been on a cruise ship??? This looks and sounds so fun! #MondayEscapes

    • Lisa it is the perfect way to travel x

  2. Oh my, that looks like fun!!! And that food. YUM!

    • Esther, Bliss has everything you could possibly need x

    • Oh no ! And the cake is amazing it seems a shame to eat it when it looks like a work of art x

  3. I cant quite get my head around the fact that you can race go-karts and play laser tag on a ship! It looks amazing and i’m sure any teen would have a great time onboard. We’ve never done a cruise but im sure my boys would love this #MondayEscapes

    • Its crazy Nicky there is so much to do on Bliss I loved the ship x

    • Sam it is the perfect family cruise ship, there is so much to do x

    • Lisa it is the most amazing ship I adored the whole style vs activities theme it was incredible x

  4. This looks like the best cruise ship for teenagers, I know your boys would absolutely love this Sarah wouldn’t they.

    • Karen it is incredible I adored the ship there is so much to do and the food!!!!! x

  5. Reading this post is getting me excited for another cruise!! We went on the Norwegian Breakaway about 5 years ago and absolutely loved it!! I’d be excited to try one of their other cruises now, especially as they are so industry leading by going all inclusive!!

    • Nadine I forgot how much I love cruising I cant wait to go again x


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