Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Bliss, is the largest in its fleet and is designed to cater to a wide range of travelers, from families with high-energy kids to retirees who want to sit back and enjoy the dramatic Alaskan landscape. In light of this, the cabin options are plentiful and designed for every possible budget. Here’s how to choose the best cabin for you on Norwegian’s newest mega ship, whether you’re watching your wallet, the sky’s the limit, or you need a combination of options for your travel group. For even more detail on choosing a cabin on Norwegian bliss, check out our cabin guide, and our guide for Norwegian’s studio cabins, which are great for solo travelers.
Save: Studio and Interior Cabins
The interior cabins on Norwegian Bliss are the solution if you’re looking for an economical option, and you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles when it comes to onboard lodging. Without exterior-facing windows, these staterooms are often the most affordable option on the ship, and they come in a number of sizes and styles. Standard interior cabins will work for two people, while “family” interior staterooms have pullman beds that can accommodate four. Studio cabins, a unique feature on Norwegian ships, are especially built for solo travelers and offer sleek design, plus exclusive access to the Studio Lounge, where solo travelers on the ship can gather and socialize. Studio cabins, as well as some standard interior cabins, also offer virtual windows, which are LED screens in the cabin that project live shots of the exterior environment so travelers can enjoy some light, and feel oriented to the time of day. Expect these cabins to sell quickly, and to cost a bit more than interior cabins without virtual windows.
What You’ll Pay: Pricing is dependent on demand and the itinerary, but expect interior cabins for 7-night Alaska sailings to start at around $1,000 per person, with studio cabins starting at around $1,600.
Balcony cabins are the perfect upgraded cruise amenity. There’s nothing quite like enjoying the sea breeze from the privacy and quiet of your own cabin. You’ll find mini-suite and suite-level balconies of every size and shape. The basic balcony cabin, though, is what most travelers on Bliss will experience. With clean, unfussy design, enough space for two or four travelers (some have sofa beds), and furnished balconies where you can lounge with a book or enjoy your room service breakfast, these cabins offer comfort and privacy at a reasonable price. You can also book spa balcony cabins on Bliss that are ideally positioned for spa access and include complimentary, unlimited access to the Thermal Spa Suite throughout your stay.
What You’ll Pay: Balcony cabins for 7-night Alaska cruises start at about $1,200 per person, while spa balconies start at about $2,000 per person.
Splurge: The Haven
Other ships in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet include The Haven— an exclusive area of the ship with luxury suite cabins and private spaces — but none are quite so impressive or attractive as the one on Norwegian Bliss. With an elegant private courtyard and pool, a sun deck with loungers and hot tubs, and a dramatic observation lounge that’s perfect for having cocktails or just glacier-gazing, you’ll feel a world apart from the rest of the ship. This level of comfort, of course, comes at a price. Expect to pay a premium to gain access to these areas.
What You’ll Pay: Haven suites, which come in a variety of configurations, start at about $6,000 per person for 7-night Alaska cruises.