Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship has been in the news a lot recently and is one of the highlights of the year. It gets even better with the ship commencing her inaugural tour of the U.S.
Norwegian Bliss Inaugural U.S. Tour
The new NCL cruise ship arrived in New York for the very first time on May 3 marking her U.S. debut since being delivered in April. A month-long tour by Norwegian Bliss will include calls in Miami, Los Angeles and her new homeport in Seattle, Washington.
New York was important as the vessel sailed a 2-day preview cruise where brand partners, key media, and industry representatives had the first chance to experience the new flagship. the lucky cruisers tried out the much anticipated Race Track at sea and all the ship’s public spaces.
An exclusive show called ¡HAVANA! was put on too on the evening of May 4. Grammy-award winning singer, Albita, performed an exclusive show for guests in the Bliss Theater. Even Camille Rae and her band put on some country tunes at Q. This was also the first time the new Texas Smokehouse Barbecue restaurant could be tried out.
Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, said:
“Norwegian has been committed to providing our guests with the finest entertainment at sea and we have elevated this commitment by introducing Jersey Boys and ¡HAVANA! on board Norwegian Bliss.”
“It has been such an honor to have icons in the music and theater world partner with and join us on this inaugural tour.”
Norwegian Bliss is arriving in Miami today as part of her inaugural U.S. tour. During her preview cruise out of PortMiami, May 8 to 10, special guests will include the hull artist, Wyland, Godfather, Elvis Duran and members of The Morning Show, and celebrity car guru and host of Discovery Channel’s The Auto Firm, Alex Vega, who outfitted two of the Norwegian Bliss go-carts for the largest race track at sea.
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Following her stop in Miami she will cruise to Los Angeles, California, and be the largest cruise ship to cross through the Panama Canal. Preview events will take place from May 25 to 27, before making her voyage to Seattle, Washington arriving on May 30 for her official christening ceremony and then embarking on a three-day exhibition cruise.
Beginning June 2, Norwegian Bliss will cruise seven-day voyages to Alaska from Seattle with featured calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia. She will then cruise select voyages to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles and for her fall/winter season, she will sail to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami. In 2019, she will return to New York City and sail seven-day voyages to the Bahamas and Florida, the Southern and Western Caribbean.