If you haven’t heard of NCL’s sixteenth addition to the fleet, then where have you been?!
NCL Bliss is ready to exceed expectations and quite frankly blow your mind. She’s been custom-built for the spectacular so you’ll be pleased to know she is coming to Alaska.
You’ll witness a ship-within-a-ship, corners that ooze luxury and the perfect solution for the problems you never realised you had. Welcome to Norwegian Bliss…
1-Firsts for N C L
We all love a first at sea, don’t we? There’s nothing like travelling with a ship that’s breaking records across the seas so don’t underestimate the most memorable parts of Bliss.
Prepare for some seriously chocolatey delights from Coco’s, an all chocolate treats café along with seeing your name written across your favourite coffee cup.
Yes, that’s right. In a decision to honour Norwegian Bliss’s homeport, Seattle, NCL has added one of Seattle’s main attractions, Starbucks, into its list of topnotch specialty venues!
There will always be something happening- how about this 3-deck action filled spot? 687-ocean place is for when you fancy jumping from one event the next.
Most of your speciality dining and favourite bars like the Cavern or Sugarcane Mojitos will be here or you can head to the waterfront, the quarter mile promenade that allows you a more intimate experience with the sea.
You’ll face wonderful views and some of your favorite joints with that dreamy alfresco dining experience every cruiser longs for.
This is what you’ll need to note if you’re seriously planning on sailing with Bliss!
She will be cruising 7-day weekly cruises to Alaska until the summer season is over, after which she will move over to homeport Miami, Florida.
From here, her winter season cruises will be to the Caribbean and Mexican Riviera in late 2018 and early 2019 and there’s one more surprise: Bliss will also be sailing from the Big Apple in 2019!
Your entertainment is one of the main priorities for NCL onboard Bliss so rest assured, you’ll never have an uneventful night (unless you really want one).
Witness a musical journey depicting the real life of Frankie Valli and the four seasons with the Jersey Boys band or take a trip back to the old days, with Madame Lulu’s speakeasy, the night before prohibition musical performance.
And here’s the one thing guaranteed to seal the deal…take your pick of the five free cocktails that come with this musical!
In between every show, meal and excursion we need to relax so isn’t it just fabulous that this is NCL’s number one goal for you.
Blissfully lavish accommodations is at the heart of kicking back for you with the line’s Haven enclave, otherwise known as a ship within a ship.
This paradise of tranquility grants you that private getaway that mimicks a 5-star hotel out at sea with spacious beautifully designed staterooms with private balconies to stare at those panoramic views from.
If you opt to be a Haven guest you’ll love your exclusive, stateroom key only access to the Haven lounge on deck 16, which features a private restaurant, private pool with a private sundeck.
And one of the most remarkable Haven features on Bliss is the two-story observation lounge with its full-length windows enclosing the area, allowing you to enjoy ridiculously beautiful views in the ship’s wake in a comfortable and private space.
The routes that Norwegian Bliss cruises through are undoubtedly beautiful; you’ll glide past snow-capped mountains and glaciers of Alaska or the lush green and white sandy beaches of the Caribbean.
Get our sensational views from the two observation decks available on this ship…
The horizon observational deck features a two-story lounge with an extraordinary view via the vista. Note that it’s exclusive only to Haven members!
But the main observation deck features amazing 3,500 square foot floor to ceiling windows with a 180-degree view of the memorable surroundings.
Take a virtual tour right here…
We wouldn’t step foot on a cruise if we weren’t completely satisfied with the food on offer, would we?! Norwegian Bliss will not disappoint you in this area.
It has brought back all your favorite restaurants like the modern Mexican themed Los Lobos, with its fiery menu options.
The main dining room, The Manhattan, set in a chic design exuding the perfect ambiance to enjoy your meals in will be available along with the other two intricately designed dining rooms, the Savory and Taste dining rooms.
The new favourite “The Local Bar” will serve you typical pub fares 24/7, where you can also grab a late-night snacks. Amazing cheeseburgers will be found at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville At Sea.
Or visit Teppanyaki restaurant for some unforgettable Hibachi style Japanese Menu’s. Enjoy the perfect steak at Cagney’s Steakhouse or visit Le Bistro for your dreamy French cuisine.
Satisfy all your seafood cravings at Ocean Blue or head to La Cucina for unmatched Italian menus, with a wide assortment of perfectly aged wines from Mondavi.
And look out for a new addition to the flare, a Texas-themed smokehouse called Q, that plays country music. It’s absolutely genius! Enjoy your steak whilst relaxing to the best of country music.
On the drink’s end, there are at least 17 bars to quench your thirst and your nights will always be adventurous.
Enjoy a trip down memory lane, with some classical tunes of the Beatles band in the Cavern pub that mimics the real thing, or head to the newly added A-listers pub, named after NCL’s President and CEO Andy Stuart!
The observation lounge on deck 15 will give you a side of beautiful sunsets with your beverage or simply hang out at the new Local Bar, that is open 24 hours a day.
Or if you prefer to go straight into bar hopping with your group then take your pick from the multiple bars on deck 8!
Teens will absolutely love the entourage club, which is strictly off-limits to parents! This is where they can head to hang out with friends of their own age to watch movies, listen to their kind of tunes, explore art or play video games.
Younger kids onboard can enjoy playtime with parents at Guppies and families should note that the Aqua Park is one of the best places to go!
Featured just next to the adult aqua park is the kid’s aqua parkwhere your kids will splish and splash, having a blast from the whooshing through the water slides, or splashing under the tipping buckets and water cannons.
You will also be able to enjoy some time alone, by taking your kids to Splash Academy where they will be well taken care of. The splash academy offers professional care, sports, and many fun activities to keep your young ones busy and entertained.
10-Spa & Relax
Forgetting your troubles is one of the main purposes of a cruise, no? Get a relaxing massage to the top of your list (on a heated tile lounger at the Mandara Spa!)
Hang out in the thermal suite, take a dip in the vitality pool with warm waters cascading on you, visit the salt room and enjoy a rejuvenating cleansing, from a noninvasive halotherapy.
The variety will be more than clear to you once you step onboard with everything from a real massage in the spa treatment rooms to the ice-cold snow room that gets your blood pumping. Just unwind and let yourself be pampered.
Bliss will mirror sister ship, Norwegian Joy, with its racetrack which will be the largest in the open seas! Located on its topmost deck will be the 2-storey track course stretching 1,000 feet long.
The adventure of a lifetime awaits for you to race your friends on this adrenaline-filled track course. Seriously- how many people can get to say they went go-karting in the middle of the ocean?!
The go-karts are even fitted with noise silencers so the famous race course sounds won’t interrupt your vacation!
But don’t worry, every cruiser will still get their racing thrills with the raw engine sounds as the rubber meets the road through special sound speakers in your headgear!
But what are your thoughts on Norwegian Bliss? Which one of those eleven reasons inspire you to sail with the most? Is it the racetrack or is it The Haven? Leave us your comments below!
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