Cruise fans rejoice! Norwegian Bliss is officially part of the Norwegian Cruise Line family! The 18-month long building process concluded on the morning of April 19th when Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the sixteenth ship in the fleet from Meyer Werft during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Norwegian Bliss will begin her transatlantic journey on April 21st but will first showcase all she has to offer to her first guests during a European inaugural preview cruise hosted by Norwegian Cruise Line president and CEO Andy Stuart and Harry Sommer, executive vice president of international business development.
But this is only the beginning; festivities will continue as she makes her way from Europe to the United States for an inaugural tour beginning in New York, then Miami, Los Angeles, and finally at her home port in Seattle for the grand christening ceremony.
Click through the Instagram gallery below to see photos of the official delivery event.
“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,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “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.”
Custom-built for the spectacular, Norwegian Bliss boasts the largest competitive race track at sea, an open-air laser tag course, side-by-side Aqua Racer waterslides, exclusive specialty dining and bar concepts like District Brew House and Coco’s, as well as Broadway-caliber entertainment, luxurious accommodations in The Haven, and so much more.
Follow her inaugural journey on this blog as we cover each of her stops around the country. You can also follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for a first-hand look at Norwegian’s most incredible ship to date.
Are you cruising on Norwegian Bliss? What are you most excited to experience?