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Norwegian Bliss

Capacity
4004
Crew
1716
Tonnage
167,800
Length
325.90 m
First voyage
2018
Decks
20

Norwegian Bliss is a cruise ship for Norwegian Cruise Line, which entered service on 21 April 2018. The ship was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. The ship had a schedule of debuting in Alaska, United States in June 2018, and is designed for improved energy efficiency to meet Alaska's environmental regulations.

History

Norwegian Cruise Line placed an order for a third Breakaway Plus... Read more

Norwegian Bliss

Capacity (DO): 
4004
Crew: 
1716
Tonnage: 
167,800
Length: 
325.90 m
Beam: 
41.50 m
First voyage: 
2018
Decks: 
20

Norwegian Bliss is a cruise ship for Norwegian Cruise Line, which entered service on 21 April 2018. The ship was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. The ship had a schedule of debuting in Alaska, United States in June 2018, and is designed for improved energy efficiency to meet Alaska's environmental regulations.

History

Norwegian Cruise Line placed an order for a third Breakaway Plus cruise ship in July 2014. Construction started with steel cutting on 28 October 2016. Norwegian Bliss is the sister ship to Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Joy, and Norwegian Encore.

On 29 November 2017, nationally syndicated radio and digital personality Elvis Duran was announced as her sponsor. Duran hosts the morning talk radio show, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. On-air, Duran also made the entire morning show (along with himself) "godparents" of the ship. Duran is the third godfather to any Norwegian vessel, only behind Pitbull and Wang Leehom, who sponsored sister ships Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Joy.

Norwegian Bliss' float-out was on 17 February 2018. The ship was towed from the building dock and berth at the outfitting pier to get her funnel.

The ship was delivered to NCL on 21 April 2018 when the CEO of NCL, Andy Stuart, signed the ship documents where Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings Limited took possession of the ship and started her inaugural voyage later on in the day. She reached North America, approaching New York in the overnight hours of 3 May 2018. The next day, a remote broadcast of Elvis Duran and his morning show took place. While sailing to Seattle, Washington from New York, Norwegian Bliss passed through the Panama Canal and became the largest cruise ship to ever transit it. The ship arrived in Seattle on 30 May 2018, and was officially christened later that same day.

Design

Norwegian Bliss has an overall length of 333.5 m (1,094 ft 2 in), moulded beam 41.50 m (136 ft 2 in), and maximum draft 9.00 m (29 ft 6 in). The ship has gross tonnage of 168,028 GT and deadweight of 11,700 DWT. Norwegian Bliss has 20 decks and 2,220 cabins, and can carry 4,000 passengers.

The hull art for Norwegian Bliss was designed by marine wildlife artist Robert Wyland. Wyland is best known for his "Whaling Wall" murals, in which he painted life-sized whales on 100 buildings all over the world.

Norwegian Bliss sailed on her inaugural cruise on 21 April 2018. Norwegian Bliss sailed on Mexican Riviera cruises from Los Angeles, California and cruises from Miami, Florida for her 2018 winter/spring season. For her 2019–2020 winter season, Norwegian Bliss sailed out from Manhattan, New York replacing her sister ship, Norwegian Escape, which moved back to Miami. Norwegian Bliss will sail to the Bahamas and eastern Florida, as well as longer cruises to the Caribbean, before repositioning to Seattle to resume cruising around Alaska in the summer of 2020.

Norwegian Bliss has five main engines with total output power of 102,900 horsepower (76,700 kW). The vessel has two MAN B&W 14V48/60CR, each with power of 22,520 hp (16,790 kW) and three MAN B&W 12V48/60CR, each with power of 19,300 hp (14,400 kW). The propulsion system is two ABB Azipod XO units with total power of 40 MW, which allows service speed of 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph), while the maximum speed during trials exceeds 25.0 knots (46.3 km/h; 28.8 mph). The engines are equipped with scrubbers and a heat recovery systems for improved energy efficiency.

Ship amenities

Norwegian Bliss has various themed dining areas and bars. The Olivier Award nominated musical, Six and Tony Award winning musical, Jersey Boys currently play in repertory on the ship.

Route

Following the christening, she sailed Alaska cruises with the first departure occurring on 2 June 2018, then at New York. On 24 October 2018, on a Diverted Baja Peninsular (Originally Mexican Rivera) cruise, she visited San Diego for the first time. Upon docking, she became the largest ship to dock at the port's facilities in terms of passenger capacity and length, superseding the 2013 docking of Celebrity Solstice. The vessel began sailing in November 2018 from Miami.

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Attractions on Norwegian Bliss


Splash Academy

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Your little ones will have a blast inside Splash Academy where they can enjoy creative play, sports and more. From themed activities to parties, our youth staff has a knack for this stuff. Or drop ...

Teppanyaki

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Flying shrimp. Onion volcanoes. Twirling knives. The sizzles and surprises never cease at our authentic Japanese hibachi restaurant. Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chop...

La Cucina Italian Restaurant

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Enjoy the flavors of the Tuscan countryside al fresco alongside the sea, or indoors at tables with room for old friends and new. Dine on classic dishes where you can taste the freshness of every to...

Medical Center

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If you have health problems, even insignificant headache or nausea, medical center is working for you.

The Haven Lounge

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Exclusive to guests of The Haven, enjoy your favorite cocktail and light bites surrounded by ultimate luxury.

Guppies

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Hosted by an Early Years Coordinator, Guppies is perfect to for Norwegian’s youngest guests. Enjoy up to two hours a day of interactive parent-child activities, including sensory play, painting and...

Art Gallery

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It's time to relax and admire real masterpieces of art!

La Cucina on the Waterfront

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Enjoy the flavors of the Tuscan countryside al fresco alongside the sea, or indoors at tables with room for old friends and new. Dine on classic dishes where you can taste the freshness of every to...

Observation Lounge

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Experience sheer awe from our 180-degree indoor Observation Lounge – offering Norwegian’s most expansive views at sea. More than 3,500 square feet of floor-to-ceiling windows provide spectacular vi...

Aqua Racer

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Slide into the time of your life. With two multistory waterslides on board, Norwegian Bliss let’s you rush to adventure over and over again. Make it the best of three on Aqua Racer, our tandem wate...

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Yes, we’ve been talking about her a lot lately, and it’s not surprising  Norwegian Bliss cruise ship is one of the most long-awaited newbuilds of the year 2018, and she’s definitely among the most groundbreaking ones. Norwegian Bliss cruise ship departed from Southampton Source:...

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Oh, we love spring 2018 so much! The cruise world has already greeted Symphony of the Seas and Carnival Horizon, and now we’re one step away from the  Norwegian Bliss cruise ship ! Source: Norwegian Cruise Line/Facebook   The official delivery of the 16th member of NCL is...