April 20, 2018 - Yesterday the MEYER shipyard in Papenburg in Bremerhaven handed over the Norwegian Bliss to Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). She is the newest cruise ship in the Breakaway Plus class and the 16th ship in the NCL fleet. It is also the 11th ship built for NCL by MEYER Werft. The cruiser designed for 4.000 passengers will be used for 7-day cruises to Alaska in the next two summer seasons.
It took eighteen months to build the ship, which measured 167.800 GRT. This is the 45th new build of a cruise ship for the MEYER shipyard. Norwegian Bliss sailed into English after the takeover Southampton. There it will be presented to the public for the first time. She then sets course for her home port of Seattle on April 21. There she will be solemnly baptized on May 30, 2018. The ship cruises during the first two summer seasons Alaska. The first trip will take place on June 2, 2018. In winter it does from Miami / Fl. starting service in the Caribbean. The American radio presenter Elvis Duran is named as godfather.
Norwegian Bliss - Photos - © MEYER Werft
The ship sails under the Bahamian flag. For entertainment, guests are offered a 300-meter-long, two-storey e-kart racing track, for example. An outdoor arena for laser tags will also find its fans. Those who are enthusiastic about laser pistols can put their accuracy to the test around the clock in an "abandoned" space station. Sporty spirits are tempted by two large pools and six whirlpools. The Aqua Park has two multi-level water slides. A water landscape for children was also thought of.
Norwegian Bliss - E-Kart Race Track - Photos - © MEYER Werft
The on-board gastronomy offers a wealth of restaurants and bars. The variety of tastes in the specialty restaurants is dedicated to France, Italy, Japan, Mexico and Texas.
Norwegian Bliss - Restaurant Los Lobos - Photos - © MEYER Werft
The District Brew House serves 24 types of draft beer and more than 50 types of bottled beer. The Mondavi Family is represented with the wine bar "The Cellars". The ship also offers a wealth of other attractions. Alaska's wonderful landscapes and port cities are almost superfluous.