Review of Norwegian Bliss deck 8 (Promenade-Shops)
Waterfront Promenade is a unique experience by a number of seaside outdoor venues with breath-taking ocean views. The list of venues includes shops, bars and restaurants, and the 1/4 ml long boardwalk – 8 stories above the water.
The District Brew House (urban craft beer hall with a keg room, 50 different bottled beers and 24 draft beers on tap; featuring an exceptional partnership with Miami’s Wynwood Brewing Company. The District Brew House serves the Wynwood brew.
Food Republic is another new, exclusive NCL Bliss dining concept (via a partnership with Pubbelly Restaurant Group). This is a specialty restaurant open for lunch through dinner, with modern international cuisine (a la carte menu, iPad ordering system).
La Cucina is the Italian specialty restaurant (reservations-only, cover charge US$15 PP, kids charged a full cover). The Cucina restaurant is open between 5:30-9:30 pm and has large tables. The NCL Bliss' Italian dining experience is marked by a casual atmosphere and large portions (perfect for family dinners) and traditional Italian fine wines and gourmet cuisine specialties – pizzas, pasta, seafood, classic salads, freshly baked bread, desserts (including ice cream). La Cucina additionally has a separate outdoor seating terrace (waterfront) area.
The Cellars Wine Bar (via a partnership with the Mondavi Family) has premium wines selection and offers wine tasting (sommelier service) and a la carte menu (tapas-style). The Wine Bar has a separate tasting room, and also a 180-degree sea view outdoor seating on The Waterfront.
The Cavern Club Lounge (replica of Liverpool's music club) offers Beatles music, tribute bands performances, and "The Choir of Man” crew show (dynamic performances with live percussions, high-energy music, dancing and foot-stomping by 9 crew performers).
Maltings Whiskey Bar (serves a rich variety of premium whiskies and beers; live music; serves also as library/board-card games, books)
Humidor is the ship's smoking-allowed / cigar lounge and bar.
Atrium Shops (shopping arcade /Tradewinds duty-free shops and luxury boutiques). Two of the boutique shops are retails for the brands LACOSTE (fashion, sportswear) and Carolina Herrera (perfumes, bags, shoes, accessories). Both are represented for the first time at sea and designed specifically for the NCL Bliss ship. Among the other brands with their own shops on the ships are Hublot (watches), Bvlgari (jewellery, perfumes, leather goods), Tissot (Swiss watches), Uno de 50 (jewellery), Ulysse Nardin (Swiss watches).
Photo Gallery & Shop
Sugarcane Mojito Bar (at the Bayamo’s entrance) offers live Latin music and drinks.
Ocean Blue is a seafood specialty restaurant (reservations-only, with cover charge US$39 per person, kids are charged a full cover). The seafood restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. It is run by the Michelin Star chef Geoffrey Zakarian, who personally picked the 4-course menu and each of the wine pairings. “Ocean Blue on the Waterfront” is the restaurant’s outdoor seating (al fresco dining) area.
Dolce Gelato (Italian ice cream bar, a la carte)
Carlos Bake Shop is a premium bakery by ‘the “cake boss” Buddy Valastro.
A-List Bar (situated between Cagney’s and Los Lobos)
Cagney’s Steakhouse is a specialty dinner restaurant (open 5:30-10:30 pm) for prime steaks (Certified Angus Beef) and gourmet seafood specialties. The Cagney’s restaurant is reservations-only, with cover charge US$30 per person and a free Kids Menu. At Cagney’s, kids are charged a full cover. Additionally, the steakhouse is open for suite-guests only serving Breakfast (7:30-9:30 am) and Lunch (12-1:30 pm).
Los Lobos Cantina is a new NCL dining concept. The Los Lobos restaurant is a-la-carte priced and offers traditional Mexican cuisine specialties. The menu includes tableside made guacamole, fresh-baked corn tortillas, tacos al pastor (similar to doner kebab/gyros), Chicken Enchiladas de Mole, handcrafted margarita cocktails.
“678 Ocean Place” (Atrium upper level 3 of 3)
Cruise cabins from 8110 to 8762, all of which are forward-located staterooms in categories Club Balcony (Mini) Suites (category M6/with Large Balcony, MC-Club Balcony, MX-Sail Away), Large Balcony rooms (category B6), Sail Away (Standard) Balcony rooms (BF, BX), Inside cabins (category IB), and Sail Away Inside cabins (category IX).