Norwegian Bliss will be christened in Seattle on 30 May 2018 (Image: Norwegian Cruise Line)
Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Norwegian Bliss is to homeport in New York, US between November 2019 and April 2020.
The 167,000gt Norwegian Bliss, which will debut in May 2018, will accommodate more than 4,000 guests and be the largest ship sailing from New York. The vessel will offer a total of 18 itineraries (ranging from seven to 14 days) to Florida, the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Port calls will include Nassau, Castries, St. John’s, Ocho Rios, San Juan, Basseterre, Roatan Bay Islands, Costa Maya, Cozumel, St. Thomas, Bridgetown, Philipsburg, Harvest Caye, and Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island.
Norwegian’s president and CEO Andy Stuart revealed the new itinerary plans on a US radio show hosted by American presenter Elvis Duran, who will christen Norwegian Bliss at Pier 66 in her Seattle homeport on 30 May.
Currently under construction at Meyer Werft’s yard in Papenburg, Germany, the 4,000-guest Norwegian Bliss is the third Breakaway-Plus class ship and the first to be custom-built with features and amenities for the Alaska region. Onboard highlights will include a two-level electric car race track, an open-air laser tag course, an aqua park, waterslides, two observation lounges, multiple dining venues and bars, The Haven by Norwegian suites, and several other at-sea firsts.
During her inaugural summer 2018 season, Norwegian Bliss will sail weekly seven-day Alaska cruises each Saturday from the recently expanded Pier 66 Cruise Terminal in Seattle. The ship’s itinerary will feature calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia, along with scenic glacier cruising.
Norwegian Bliss will start her first winter season in November 2018, sailing seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises each Saturday from PortMiami, featuring calls in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.
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