Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of Norwegian Bliss today in Bremerhaven, Germany.
The 4,000-passenger cruise ship features the largest go-kart racetrack at sea, a 20,000-square-foot Observation Lounge that has been custom built for spectacular vistas and spans the forward section of the ship, two multistory waterslides Aqua Racer and Ocean Loops, an outdoor laser tag course, and the Waterfront, a quarter-mile wraparound oceanfront promenade, which boasts al fresco seating for 13 restaurants and bars.
Norwegian Bliss is headed for Southampton, from where it will depart on a transatlantic sailing to New York City. The ship will then make its way down the coast of the United States, through the Panama Canal and up the west coast before being christened in Seattle by godfather Elvis Duran on May 30.
“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.