This Week in Cruise: New Ship Report

Norwegian Bliss

It’s been another busy week for news on new cruise ships.

The new Norwegian Bliss made its New York City debut this week. The newest ship from Norwegian Cruise Line docked in Manhattan, where media were able to tour some of the ship’s new highlights, including a two-tier electric race track, a laser tag course, and the ship’s public areas.

Also this week MSC Cruises announced it will christen the MSC Grandiosa on November 2, 2019, in Hamburg, Germany. The MSC Grandiosa will serve as the cruise line’s new flagship and will mark the first Meraviglia Plus ship to come into service. MSC made the announcement at MSC Meraviglia’s maiden call in Hamburg, which marked the start of the ship’s season in northern Europe.

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Finally, this week American Cruise Lines reported that its new American Constitution had successfully completed its inaugural sailing on Chesapeake Bay. The 175-passenger cruise departed from Baltimore on April 18 and sailed the line's new 11-day, 10-night American Revolution itinerary. The cruise also marked the first time a cruise ship has called on Washington, DC’s waterfront in over 60 years. Additional itinerary highlights included visits to the cities of the “Historic Triangle,” Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown; and tours of Washington, D.C. Next up, when the ship’s spring American Revolution itineraries conclude in late May, the new ship will head north to do the line’s Grand New England Lobsterbake cruises over the summer and Hudson River Fall Foliage cruises in the fall.

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