Published: 20 October 2016 by: Kate Webster

New ship sails Alaska for NCL

Norwegian Cruise Lines has launched a new build ship to seasonally homeport in Seattle and cruise Alaska, beginning Summer 2018.

Named Norwegian Bliss, the vessel will be a new addition to Alaska cruising and will be the first ship custom-built with features and amenities for the ultimate experience.

Cruising from Seattle, it will be the first Norwegian Cruise Line ship to make its debut in the Emerald City.

At a ceremony held at Port of Seattle’s Pier 66, Norwegian President and CEO Andy Stuart shared the exciting news, alongside Port of Seattle CEO Ted Fick and Port of Seattle Commission President John Creighton.

“Norwegian was the first cruise line to begin cruising to Alaska from Seattle in 2000 and it’s only fitting that we bring our newest ship, Norwegian Bliss, directly to this incredible location,” Andy Stuart, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line said.

The third ship in the line’s Breakaway-Plus class, Norwegian Bliss is designed with features and amenities to offer guests the ultimate Alaska cruising experience. Accommodating 4,000 guests, the ship will be constructed in Germany and scheduled for delivery in 2018.

After a transatlantic cruise and a Panama Canal transit through the new locks, the ship will sail north along the West Coast, reaching Seattle for the start of the summer cruising season.  Norwegian Bliss will sail weekly seven-day Alaska cruises each Saturday from Pier 66 in Seattle, and feature itineraries with calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia, along with scenic glacier cruising.

Norwegian has also announced that the world’s premier marine life artist, Wyland, has been commissioned to design the hull artwork for Norwegian Bliss.

The ship will be available for reservations in January 2017.

For more information visit the website here

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