Norwegian Cruise Lines launched the Norwegian Bliss in April 2018 and had its christening ceremony on May 30, in Seattle. Ranked amongst the 10 largest cruise vessels in the world, the Bliss is now cruising between Seattle and Alaska on 7-day cruises. Weighing in at a whopping 168,000 gross tons and over 1,000 feet in length, this ship makes a statement as it heads out of the cruise terminal at Pier 66 in downtown Seattle.
Some of the interesting facts and statistics on the Norwegian Bliss
- Passenger Capacity is 4,004-4,093 with a crew of 1,716
- Width is 136 feet and a length of 1,070 feet long
- The cost to build was $920 million
- There are a total of 2206 staterooms in 42 categories and also offers 82 single cabins for solo travelers.
- The ship has the world’s biggest marine scrubber system. These units clean the engines sulfur oxide emissions by 99%.
- At max cruising speed of 26 mph/23 knots, the ship’s engines consume 11 tons of diesel fuel per hour.
- The 800 seat Bliss Theatre features Broadway-style musical productions with two grand-shows per night.
- Norwegian Bliss was named by her Facebook fans.
Ferrari Racetrack Spans Two Decks
Deck 19 features a Ferrari branded racetrack and is also the first ever branded Formula 1 race car track.
The track spans two levels and has a capacity of 10 racers at a time in electric go-carts which can reach speeds up to 40 mph.
Water Slide Fun for Children and Adults
The ship’s Aqua Park also includes two multi-story waterslides. Not for the faint of heart, the high-speed Ocean Loops free fall slide includes two exhilarating loops, one that extends out over the side of the ship and a second see-through loop that stretches down to the deck below, sure to offer a wet and wild ride. The tandem Aqua Racer slide allows guests to race side-by-side on inner tubes for more than 360 feet, with a translucent section that provides stunning ocean views as guests twist and turn to the finish line.
Junior cruisers can splish, splash and have a blast at the Kids’ Aqua Park, a watery wonderland of splash pads, water cannons, tipping buckets and slides.
And of Course, There is a Starbucks
In a nod to the ship’s homeport of Seattle, guests aboard Norwegian Bliss can warm up for their glacier walk with a Caramel Macchiato or grab a Teavana® Shaken Iced Green Tea Lemonade to sip on while lounging on a pristine Caribbean beach with a full service Starbucks® store on board. Guests can start their day with Starbucks® coffees, teas and bites available à la carte.
Book an Alaskan Cruise on the Norwegian Bliss at Alaska Cruise Experts Website