Norwegian Cruise Line is betting big on 2018. On the heels of a positive fourth-quarter earnings report, Norwegian is set to launch its newest ship when The Norwegian Bliss embarks on its maiden voyage on April 23. The 167,800-ton ocean liner will rank in the top ten of the world’s largest ships. Beginning in May, the Bliss will set sail out of Seattle, as it boasts its status as the largest ship to ever sail to Alaska. The 7-night itinerary will feature stops in Victoria, B.C., Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway. After the Alaska sailing season concludes, the Bliss will head South and spend the rest of the year sailing out of Miami with stops in the Caribbean.
Like its sister ships the Norwegian Joy and the Norwegian Escape, the Norwegian Bliss features a multitude of extravagant and never seen before amusements designed to attract new passengers. The Bliss debuts the opportunity for guests to compete against one another driving electric cars on a racing course which spans two decks. The sprawling multi-level water park will delight passengers of all ages. Norwegian is stepping up its entertainment game with actual productions of Tony award-winning shows. Passengers will feel pampered in the luxurious full-service spa. Bliss will satiate any type of appetite with the classic Norwegian Cruise Line offerings, as well as new concepts including a new barbeque joint featuring live country music. Starbucks will also make its debut on a Norwegian ship with a full-service coffee shop on board.