Norwegian Cruise Line and MEYER WERFT celebrated the keel laying of Norwegian Bliss on May 24, 2017, in Papenburg, Germany. Norwegian Bliss is due for delivery in April 2018 and will include amenities especially designed for Alaska cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line said.
The third ship in the line’s Breakaway-Plus class, Norwegian Bliss will accommodate 4,000 guests and will be the 12th ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet to be built by MEYER WERFT. During its 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 have calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia, along with scenic glacier cruising.
Norwegian Bliss will sail its inaugural winter season beginning in November 2018, sailing seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises each Saturday from PortMiami, with calls in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas.
The custom-built ship will offer guests a wide variety of accommodations, including luxurious suites in The Haven by Norwegian, studio staterooms for solo travelers with virtual ocean views, and new connecting staterooms for large groups and families traveling together. Norwegian Bliss will also have two observation lounges, including one exclusive to guests of The Haven.
Norwegian Cruise Line will ramp up its entertainment programming aboard Norwegian Bliss, including Broadway hit, Jersey Boys and a completely original show created by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Warren Carlyle. Norwegian Bliss will also have a new theatrical cocktail hour experience, Happy Hour Prohibition - The Musical. Additionally, Alibi, the ship's reimagined comedy club and nightlife venue will host two comedy performances six nights a week.