As the first cruise ship specifically designed with features and amenities for sailing in Alaska, Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) new Norwegian Bliss is taking the cruise experience up a notch, reports assistant editor, Greg Coates in this week’s digital edition of Travel Courier.
The 4,000-passenger Bliss is the third ship in the line’s Breakaway Plus class and 16th in its fleet. Unique features include a large, 180-degree Observation Lounge – perfect for Alaska cruises – the largest racetrack at sea and the line’s most extensive Haven to date.
Speaking with Travel Courier during a recent inaugural event aboard Bliss in New York City, Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, said he’s very pleased with the ship and the initial feedback from guests.
“I’m absolutely thrilled. The reception to the ship has been equally positive from media, travel partners and the guests who sailed with us across the Atlantic,” he said. “I’ve had only really positive feedback on the experience, both the look and feel of the ship and the team that’s onboard [as well as] the dining experience and entertainment – I mean every element of the ship.”
Norwegian Bliss features the best of other NCL ships, as well as several new experiences.
“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 race track and new dining concepts to create the ultimate cruising experience.”
For the full story, check out this week’s digital edition of Travel Courier.