Cruise Ships

Norwegian Bliss

Specifically designed with features and amenities to maximise the Alaska cruising experience.

Norwegian Bliss, the third ship in the line’s Breakaway Plus class, the most successful class in the company’s history, is the first cruise ship specifically designed with features and amenities to maximise the Alaska cruising experience.

At approximately 167,800 gross tons and accommodating 4,000 guests, the ship was constructed at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, and delivered in spring 2018.

Norwegian Bliss
Norwegian Bliss has been designed with Alaskan cruising in mind

During her inaugural summer season, Norwegian Bliss is sailing weekly seven-night Alaska cruises each Saturday from Seattle, providing all of the innovative features, entertainment, signature dining and on board experiences. The ship’s itinerary will feature calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia, along with scenic glacier cruising.

The same features that make Norwegian Bliss ideal for Alaskan cruising also allow guests to experience the Caribbean in all its glory.

The crown jewel of these features is the 180 degree Observation Lounge at the front of the ship on deck 15. Spanning 20,000 sq-ft, the sprawling lounge offers a breath-taking experience, with floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the stunning sunset views of the beautiful islands of the Caribbean during her winter season or the awe-inspiring glaciers and vistas of Alaska in the summer.

The lounge, designed with rich woods and a silver and grey colour palate, offers an abundance of plush, modern seating including couches and chaise lounges to take in the view, along with a 360 degree polished aluminium and quartz-topped central bar where guests can enjoy fine cocktails and spirits.

Norwegian Bliss Observation Lounge
The sprawling Observation Lounge and (below) The Haven’s own exclusive observation area
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On board, guests experience their favourite amenities by Norwegian Cruise Line, plus some new first-at-sea offerings.

Guests will be thrilled by the largest competitive race track at sea, a first for any North America-based cruise ship. The two-level electric-car track sits at the top of deck 19, offering amazing views while twisting and turning at speeds of up to 30mph.

They can then test their agility at the open-air laser tag course, or race side-by-side on the Aqua Racer waterslide at the expansive Aqua Park, with two multi-storey waterslides, one of which extends over the edge of the ship and loops down to the deck below.

Culinary enthusiasts can savour new exclusive specialty dining and bar concepts such as the debuting Texas smokehouse – Q, the cruise line’s first full-service Starbucks store at sea, and Coco’s, a chocolate and sweet treats shop. At The District Brew House, a variety of craft cocktails and beers include local Seattle favourites from Red Hook Brewery.

A variety of accommodations include luxurious suites in The Haven by Norwegian, studio staterooms for solo travellers with virtual ocean views, and plenty of connecting staterooms ideal for large groups and families.

Two expansive observation lounges, one exclusively accessible for Haven guests, will offer cruisers uninterrupted views of the natural beauty of the sea and shore throughout their journeys.

From June 2018, Norwegian Bliss will spend her summer cruising seven-day voyages to Alaska, and fall season cruising to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles.  In winter of 2018, she will sail the Caribbean from Miami, and in the 2019 fall/winter season she will cruise from New York City to Florida, the Bahamas and Caribbean.

Vital statistics

Operated by Norwegian Cruise Line
Built by Meyer Werft, Germany
Registered: Bahamas
Entered service: April 2018
Gross tonnage: 168,028 tons
Passengers: 4,004
Passenger decks: 10
Crew: 1,640
Lifts: 9
Cabins: 2014 including
:: With balcony: 962
:: Ocean view: 162
:: Inside: 450
:: Single: 59
:: With wheelchair access: 42
Crew: 1,731
Length: 1,098ft
Width: 136ft
Draught: 28ft
Speed: 22 knots
Engines: diesel-electric


There area 28 dining options, varying from two main dining rooms to Teppanyaki and steak houses - many of the restaurants charge a premium -  three swimming pools (one inside), show lounge, three-storey theatre, bowling alley, ice bar, climbing wall, cinema, library. casino, fitness centre, sauna, steam room.

Norwegian Cruise Line: 0333 2412319 or visit

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