Norwegian Cruise Lines has revealed details around its latest ship, the Norwegian Bliss. While she’ll be sailing around the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera, she’s pretty amazing. The ship has some cool features as well as new dining options – she’ll have a two storey race track, an open-air laser tag course as well as plenty of activities for the kids.
The track first appeared on the Norwegian Bliss’ sister ship in China, the Norwegian Joy. The two level electric-car race track is the longest at sea at nearly 305 metres. The cars have four speed settings accommodating novice, intermediate and advanced drivers, reaching up to 48 kilometres per hour — with a special “turbo boost” available on each lap. Also onboard is an open-air laser tag course which is themed as an abandoned space station. Guests can play during the day and evening. For the water babies, the ship has two spacious pools as well as six infinity hot tubs. The ship also has an Aqua Park with two multi-storey waterslides. The high-speed Ocean Loops free fall slide includes two exhilarating loops, one that extends out over the side of the ship and a second see-through loop that stretches down to the deck below, sure to offer a wet and wild ride. The tandem Aqua Racer slide allows guests to race side-by-side on inner tubes for more than 110 metres, with a translucent section that provides stunning ocean views as guests twist and turn to the finish line.
Known for its excellent food, the Norwegian Bliss will have some amazing restaurants and bars. Restaurants include French cuisine at Le Bistro; the tastes of Tuscany at La Cucina; the finest fresh seafood at Ocean Blue; global fusion cuisine featuring sushi, dumplings, handhelds and more at Food Republic; Cheeseburgers in Paradise® at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville® at Sea; and handmade cupcakes and macarons at The Bake Shop. Teppanyaki, the brand’s family-favourite Japanese hibachi steakhouse will also be onboard at cover charge pricing. There is also the all-new Texas Smokehouse, Q, where guests will be able to tap their boots to the beat of live contemporary pop country music each night as they indulge in authentic Texas barbeque in a sleek urban setting. The new à la carte specialty restaurant will infuse an explosion of flavours in every bite with a selection of brisket, ribs, chicken and sausages and more freshly smoked over hickory, oak and pecan woods. New watering holes include The District Brew House will serve 24 beers on tap and more than 50 bottled beers, along with bites from the adjacent Food Republic. Local favourites on tap at The District will include craft beers from Red Hook Brewery and Elysian Brewery in Seattle, as well as Wynwood Brewery and M.I.A. Beer Company in Miami. The Cellars, A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar will offer a curated wine list featuring 35 grape varietals including top selections from Washington-area vineyards, Tuscany and Michael Mondavi’s own Napa Valley Estate, as well as light bites from La Cucina.
Public spaces and entertainment
Norwegian Bliss will also feature an incredible lineup of entertainment offerings including the Tony-Award winner for “Best Musical” Jersey Boys and two observation lounges, including the exclusive Horizon Lounge for guests of The Haven®, perfect for whale watching in Alaska or taking in sunsets in the Caribbean, and more. Continuing its tradition of featuring original artwork on its ship’s hulls, Norwegian Cruise Line has commissioned Wyland, one of the world’s premier marine life artists, to design the hull art for Norwegian Bliss.
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