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Norwegian Bliss Features Revealed By NCL

Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed the features of Norwegian Bliss, including the largest competitive racetrack at sea.

The 4,000-passenger Norwegian Bliss will be the 16th ship in the NCL fleet, sailing to Alaska and the Caribbean from June 2018.

The ship’s hotly-anticipated features were finally revealed at an exclusive event in Las Vegas, where Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief executive, Andy Stuart, said: “Norwegian Bliss will no doubt be our most incredible ship to date.”

He continued: “We have elevated Norwegian Bliss’s onboard experience to new heights, bringing the best features from across our fleet plus exciting new first-at-sea activities like the largest
racetrack and new dining concepts to create the ultimate cruising experience.”

Features announced include an open-air laser tag course, a pool and sundeck featuring two spacious pools and six infinity hot tubs that scale the side of the ship, an Aqua Park with two multi-storey waterslides and a kids’ Aqua Park and Splash Academy.

Also making its debut on Norwegian Bliss is ‘the largest competitive racetrack at sea’. The 1000ft two-level racetrack will cater for novice, intermediate and advanced drivers, its silent electric cars reaching speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.

In terms of new dining venues, the vessel will be the first to debut Q, a Texas smokehouse, and Los Lobos, serving Mexican cuisine. New a la carte dessert venue Coco’s will dish up sweets and treats day and night.

During its summer season, Norwegian Bliss will sail weekly 7-day Alaska itineraries each Saturday from Seattle. The ship will spend its inaugural winter season from November 2018 sailing 7-day itineraries in the Eastern Caribbean from Port Miami.