The latest cruise ship from Norwegian Cruise was officially delivered to the line today from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany. In attendance at the handover ceremony, were executives from Norwegian Cruise Line, including Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer, Harry Sommer, executive vice president of international business development, Robin Lindsay, executive vice president of vessel operations for the 16-ship fleet, representatives from Meyer Werft including Bernard and Tim Meyer, managing partners of the German-based shipyard, and the ship’s captain and hotel director.
The Norwegian Bliss will sail a transatlantic journey from Southampton, England on April 21 and arrive in New York on May 3. After preview cruises for travel industry from New York and Miami, the Norwegian Bliss will position herself on the west coast after sailing a 15 night Panama Canal cruise departing May 10 from Miami to Los Angeles. The ship’s summer Alaska season will commence on June 2 from her home port of Seattle.
Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. said:
“Norwegian Bliss is one of our most highly-anticipated ships to date, and today marks another exciting milestone for the newest and most innovative ship of our young and modern fleet,”
“The Meyer Werft team, along with our operations teams, ship officers and crew members, has done an incredible job bringing Norwegian Bliss to life and we cannot wait for guests to experience all she has to offer.”
Bernard Meyer, managing partner of Meyer Werft said:
“We’re happy to deliver another ship to Norwegian Cruise Line,”
“We are extremely proud of our partnership of over 15 years and are confident that the first ship custom-built for cruising to Alaska will exceed the expectations of their guests.”
Norwegian Bliss is the third Breakaway-Plus class ship from Norwegian Cruise Line. While she offer many of the same features found on sister ships, Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Joy, the cruise line specifically designed her with features and amenities for the ultimate Alaska cruising experience.
Norwegian Bliss features the largest competitive race track at sea, an open-air laser tag course, and Aqua Park with side-by-side Aqua Racer waterslides and two multi-story waterslides, one of which extends over the edge of the ship and loops down to the deck below.
For more details on the Norwegian Bliss, visit Norwegian Cruise Line’s website