Features of Norwegian Bliss revealed

Norwegian Cruise Line’s 16th ship to have many new attractions
Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed the features of its new ship Norwegian Bliss, including the “largest competitive racetrack at sea” and an open-air laser tag course.
The line’s 16th ship will sail to Alaska and the Caribbean with select voyages to the Mexican Riviera, beginning in June 2018.
The 4,000-guest vessel will have many features the line believes are the first to appear at sea, including “the largest competitive race track at sea” and an open-air laser tag course.
Many of the ship’s amenities were announced by Andy Stuart, NCL’s president and chief executive, at an exclusive event at Virtuoso Travel Week at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Travel agents were able to use interactive 3D virtual reality experiences to sample some of the features.
The two level electric-car racetrack follows the popularity of the track on Norwegian Bliss’ sister ship in China, Norwegian Joy.
The 300-metre track will cater for novice, intermediate and advanced drivers, reaching up to 50 kilometres per hour. The electric cars will be silent, so as to not disturb other guests.
Elsewhere, the pool and sundeck will feature two pools and six infinity hot tubs that scale the sides of the ship. The Aqua Park will include two tall waterslides and there will also be a Kids’ Aqua Park and Splash Academy – NCL’s complimentary youth program.
In terms of dining, there will be a Texas smokehouse, a restaurant serving Mexican cuisine, an à la carte dessert venue, a Starbucks, a bar serving handcrafted cocktails and many more restaurants and bars.
In its inaugural summer season, Bliss will sail weekly seven-day Alaska cruises each Saturday from Seattle. The itinerary will feature calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia, along with “scenic glacier cruising”.
Its inaugural winter season starts in November 2018, with seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises each Saturday from PortMiami, featuring calls in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.