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Norwegian Cruise Line executed an industry first event with the christening of Norwegian Bliss broadcasted throughout the ship’s multiple venues to the over 2,500 guests in attendance.
Following the official bottle-break led by Godfather Elvis Duran, guests were in awe as a bevy of stars performed in six different venues including the Bliss Theater where three-time Grammy award-winning rock band and headliner, Train, along with a performance by Gloria Gaynor and other acts.
Norwegian Bliss will cruise seven-day voyages to Alaska from Seattle beginning June 2 and then in October she will sail select voyages to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles. For her fall/winter season, she will sail to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami and in 2019; she will sail from New York City to the Bahamas and Florida, the Southern and Western Caribbean.
Entertainment at sea
Among the many entertainment options available, perhaps most notable is the Bliss’ inclusion of a two level electric-car race track. At 1,000 feet, the competitive track is the longest at sea, and while the cars travel at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, the track features four speed settings for novice, intermediate and advanced drivers. It’s easy to forget you’re on the top deck of a cruise ship while speeding around the track’s many turns!
The Bliss also features an open-air laser tag course, open both day and night for guests looking to test their stealth skills in a science-fiction setting.
For both the race track and laser tag, be sure to reserve a spot early in the day as both attractions fill up quickly!
For guests looking to make a splash, the ship’s Aqua Park features two multi-story waterslides, including the high-speed Ocean Loops free fall slide and the tandem Aqua Racer slide, which allows guests to race side-by-side on inner tubes for more than 360 feet.
Looking to unwind with a show afterwards? For its inaugural season, the Bliss is offering two productions – a full Broadway performance of the hit musical Jersey Boys (during the inaugural weekend, original Jersey Boy Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons was on hand for a meet and greet) and a new production titled Havana!, following the drama centred around a Cuban night club.
Wining and dining.
On the restaurant front, the Bliss features several NCL favourites including Cagney’s Steakhouse and Teppanyaki, plus new dining concepts such as Coco’s, a new à la carte dessert venue; Texas Smokehouse, a barbecue restaurant serving up southern fare; and Los Lobos, bringing a taste of Mexico to sea which PAX got to try first-hand. Mexican cuisine is served to perfection here with fresh ingredients, from fish tacos and carne asada to top-shelf guacamole which your table will not be able to get enough of!
For guests looking to unwind with a beverage, there’s something for every palette, from The Cellars Wine Bar to the Sugarcane Mojito Bar. While it’s hard to pick a favourite, the latter features a jalapeno mojito which is not to be missed.
Accommodations for all.
With a wide traveller demographic in mind, the Bliss features a range of cabin styles for all guests.
Cozy interior studio cabins are perfect for solo travellers (a video screen featuring footage from a deck camera makes up for the lack of a window), while families and groups can opt for larger accommodations such as a cabin featuring a large picture window for great ocean views.
The standouts on the accommodation are the 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony and the Deluxe Owners Suite with Balcony, both sleeping up to six guests very comfortably.
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