Norwegian Bliss, due to launch in April 2018, will be one of the largest cruise ships in the world. As the third in the successful Breakaway-Plus class, this 4000 passenger ship will debut in Alaska before moving to the Caribbean for winter.
As well as sharing the best features of sister ships, Escape and Joy, there will be some new attractions. Adrenalin-junkies will surely seek out the top-deck Go Kart racetrack, Laser Tag court and extreme water slides.
The 20,000 square foot Observation Lounge, perhaps offering more sedate entertainment, gives 180-degree views spanning the entire front of the ship; perfect for scenic Alaskan cruises.
In keeping with the Norwegian cruise line brand, there’s never a dull moment and so much to keep guests occupied it’s probably impossible to see and do everything on one cruise. Broadway-worthy productions take centre stage in the Bliss Theatre, the Beatles-inspired Cavern Club has live music and outdoor seating, night owls can dance into the early hours at the Social comedy and night club and the Mandara Spa is a first-class facility. Adult-only areas include Spice H2O and the Vibe Beach Club.
Dining and drinking options are plentiful – with old Norwegian cruise line favourites as well as some new venues. The speciality Texas Smokehouse Q is an upmarket barbecue joint and joins established eateries like Los Lobos, Ocean Blue and Teppanyaki. A fully-serviced Starbucks is making its first appearance on a Norwegian ship.
In addition to the range of staterooms expected on a Norwegian ship, Bliss also offers 82 inside cabins with virtual views designed purely for solo travellers. Interconnecting rooms are available for groups and the Haven suites (with their exclusive lounge, all-butler service and private dining) are a world-away from the busy activities elsewhere and offer some of the finest accommodation at sea.
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