New NCL Cruise Ship the Norwegian Bliss

New NCL cruise ship the Norwegian BlissThe latest addition to Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus series, Bliss is Norwegian’s largest cruise ship yet and packs a lot of amenities and fun on board.  Bliss made its debut in Alaska and the Caribbean in Spring 2018, and it lives up to its name with tons of excitement and relaxation for its guests on-board this beautiful new cruise ship.

Here are the top 5 features of Norwegian Cruise’s Bliss that set it apart from other cruise ships.

# 1 Luxurious Cabin Options
Whether you are cruising with your partner, with children, or by yourself, Bliss has a variety of cabin options to suit every type of cruiser.  Bliss features seven different classes of cabins including The Haven, Mini Suites, Spa Suites, Balcony, Oceanview, Interior, and Studios.

Studios are perfect for solo travelers, while Mini Suites are ideal for guests traveling with family.  Spa Suites are a great choice if you plan to spend a lot of time at the gorgeous spa on ship, as they are located close to the Mandara Spa and include unlimited access to the Thermal Spa pools.

The Haven is an exclusive access area that is like a 5 star hotel on the ship.  The Haven features luxurious accommodations including private balconies with gorgeous views, a 24 hour butler service and concierge service, and a private sundeck with cabanas located at the top of the ship.  The Haven boasts its own private lounge and bar, as well as a private dining room serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.  If you are looking for pure luxury on your Norwegian cruise, book a suite in The Haven and you will experience true Bliss!

# 2 Fun & Adventure
Previously only available on its sister ship, Joy, Bliss now offers guests the chance to race laps around a winding go-cart track 20 stories above the ocean.  Like its sister ships in the Norwegian Breakaway-Plus class, Joy and Escape, Bliss has a fully decked out water park with pools, hot tubs and multi-story water slides and attractions.  Aqua Racer is a four deck high tube ride, and Ocean Loops is a heart-thumping slide that extends past the ship’s edge so you are suspended over the ocean for part of your ride.

Bliss also has a space-themed laser tag attraction that is fun for the whole family, called Planet Earth.  Last but not least, Bliss Norwegian Bliss features a revolutionary Observation Lounge that makes the ocean the focal point of the whole cruise experience.  The stunning Observation Lounge has floor to ceiling windows designed specifically for panoramic views, whether you are cruising to Alaska or the Caribbean.

# 3 Exciting Entertainment
Bliss has great options for entertainment on-board including the Tony award winning Broadway musical, Jersey Boys, as well as a 1950s style musical about Cuba called Havana!   The Cavern Club is a re-creation of the iconic Liverpool club where the Beatles got their start and features a live Beatles cover band.  Bliss also has a comedy club, several dance clubs and lounges and a casino.

# 4 Rest & Relaxation
No cruise ship would be complete without opportunities for luxurious relaxation for its guests, and Bliss does not disappoint with its full service spa, salon and fitness center.  Mandara Spa & Salon is dubbed “the most relaxing place on the ship” and offers over 50 spa treatments, as well as a thermal spa, salt room and snow room.  Pulse Fitness Center is a gym complete with standard cardio and weight machines, as well as Zumba and Pilates classes.

# 5 Dining Options
Norwegian Bliss knows that as with any cruise, a variety of dining options are an important factor for guests.  That’s why Bliss has over two dozen restaurants, bars, bistros and dessert shops like Dolce Gelato to satisfy everyone’s culinary cravings.  Making the sea the focal point, Bliss features a restaurant-lined boardwalk on Deck 8 where you can dine overlooking the water and then take a stroll along the scenic waterfront.

Some of the highlights of Bliss’s endless specialty dining options are Cagney’s Steakhouse, Food Republic which serves international favorites, Los Lobos Mexican restaurant, and Italian food at La Cucina.  Check out the Japanese-inspired teppanyaki restaurant where the food is also the entertainment as your chef cooks right in front of you.

Norwegian Bliss cruise ship also has a new Texas-style smokehouse barbeque called Q that features live music and turns into a dance club at night.  Bliss also has various cafes, pubs and bars including The District Brewhouse, Sugarcane mojito bar, and a wine bar from Michael Mondavi.  And a first for Norwegian Cruises, Bliss features a full service Starbucks on-board, so you can get your caffeine fix.

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