Everything You Need To Know About Norwegian Cruise Line’s Sixteenth Ship

Everything You Need To Know About Norwegian Cruise Line’s Sixteenth Ship

Norwegian Cruise Line, the brand that has been setting trends since 1966, have made their name as the line to experience freestyle cruising with. NCL pride themselves on giving you the freedom to wear do what you want, wear what you want, when you want with no strict cruise ship rules to kill your vibe.

If you haven’t already heard about Norwegian Cruise Line’s next new build the just know that you’ll still be faced with their signature concepts and famous love of freedom for their guests. So here are the facts, stats and every detail you’ll need to know about Norwegian Bliss’ range of staterooms and signature features…


The Stats

Norwegian Bliss is the sixteenth addition to the entire fleet and the 3rd ship in the Breakaway Plus class.

Arriving: Spring 2018

Weight: 167,800 tonnes

Length: 1,082 feet

Occupancy: 4,004 (double occupancy)

Decks: 20


The Basics

Norwegian Bliss has been custom-built for the spectacular so you’ll be pleased to know that she’s coming to Alaska and the Caribbean in 2018. This ship is the perfect place to witness the wonders of the moments in which bald eagles soar over glaciers and dolphins splash through warm turquoise waters.

‘We are incredibly excited to announce that we are once again bringing our newest and most innovative ship to Miami, with the arrival of Norwegian Bliss in November 2018’, said President and CEO of NCL, Andy Stuart.

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‘As the Caribbean is our most sought-after winter destination, there was no question that Norwegian Bliss would sail from Miami. This incredibly dynamic ship will offer stunning ocean views from almost every venue, spacious and thoughtfully designed accommodations that fit with every cruiser’s needs and a variety of exciting and engaging venues that will continue Norwegian’s history of innovation in providing the ultimate dining and entertainment experiences at sea’.

The word bliss will come to mind more than ever with this vessel and every choice it offers you for dining, entertainment and amenities at sea, whether you choose to go tropical or a little world. NCL have got you covered for every slice of paradise you choose!


Itinerary Plans

The good news is that Bliss will sail from two homeports seasonally: Seattle in the Summer and Miami in the Fall/Winter.

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Look below for details:

-15-day Panama Canal from Miami to Los Angeles (May 10th, 2018)

-7-day Alaska Highlights from Seattle (June 2nd, 2018 to September 22, 2018)

-5-day Pacific Coastal from Vancouver (September 30th, 2018)

-8-day Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles (October 5th, 2018)

-7-day Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles (October 13th, 2018-october 27th, 2018)

-14-day Panama Canal from Los Angeles (November 3rd, 2018)

-7-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami (November 17th, 2018-March 23rd, 2019)


Exclusive glimpse! Take a look below to see what Bliss will really look and feel like!


Observe With Style

This is one of the most exciting points of Bliss; she has been custom-built for those spectacular views of incredible destinations so you don’t miss out on a thing. The ship will offer you two observation lounges offering unmatched views at sea, here are the newly released details…


The Observation Lounge

The crown jewel of the features that makes Bliss the perfect ship for the ultimate Alaska experience is this Observation Lounge itself! It will span 20,000 feet and offer floor-to-ceiling windows for the ideal way to take in stunning sunset views and awe-inspiring glaciers. The lounge is designed with rich woods and a sophisticated silver and grey colour palette with plush, modern seating that includes couches and chaise loungers.

Not to mention, a 630 degree polished aluminum and quartz-topped central bar where you can enjoy fine cocktails and spirits…

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The Haven Observation Lounge

Bliss continues NCL’s signature ship-within-a-ship concept with The Haven, which gives you another obvservation lounge to choose from (keep in mind, it is exclusive to Haven guests).

This one is two storeys and is actually a brand new feature for The Haven. It’ll offer you 180 degree views from two decks and is forward-facing for breathtaking panoramic views like no other. It can be found on decks 17 and 18 and will ooze luxury and style…

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Staterooms To Impress

The Haven

The ship-within-a-ship concept wouldn’t be the line’s signature feature if it didn’t carry its own array of suites to offer its guests, so if you love to feel exclusive then here is what you can choose from…

If you’re a spa lover, The Haven Spa Suite is the one for you with an oversized waterfall shower, multiple body spray jets with easy (and complimentary) access to the Mandara Spa and Thermal Spa Suites!

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Or if you’re a fan of the penthouse you can choose from The Haven Courtyard Penthouse which grants you a king size bed and dreamy private balcony.

Or The Haven Aft-Facing Penthouse if you’d prefer aft-facing views with not only a king-size bed but dining and sitting areas too, or even The Haven Forward Facing Penthouse with breathtaking forward-facing views and the same features every penthouse stateroom offers you…

One for the families who need convenience alongside luxury is The Haven Two-bedroom Family Villa which features two bedrooms, one with king-size bed, the other with double sofa bed and additional bedding. Alternatively there is The Haven Suite Connecting Stateroom with forward facing views connecting to a balcony stateroom (ideal to bring the whole family together with the option for privacy!)



Mini Suites are the perfect solution for anyone wanting a little more space than the standard balcony stateroom (with connecting staterooms for groups and families).

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Whilst Balcony staterooms are ideal for those who want that private view of breathtaking views. You can also choose from Oceanview and Inside staterooms for those wanting more affordable ways of cruising.

Not to mention, you can opt for a Studio which is a private keycard-access complex comprised of staterooms specifically designed and priced for the solo traveller! You’ll be granted a full-size bed, one way window to the corridor and seperate areas for bathroom, shower and living space. (Exclusive: includes access to the private Studio Lounge AND no single supplement required!)


But what are your first impressions of Norwegian Bliss? Are you impressed with how she’s been custom-built for the Alaska and Caribbean Experience? Does the absence of the single supplement appeal to you? Are you a fan of the ship-within-a-ship concept, The Haven? Leave us your thoughts and comments!

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