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Norwegian Bliss Inaugural Cruise

“Imagine awe over discovering fantastic vistas in the Last Frontier. Imagine exhilaration while exploring the wilds of Alaska. Imagine relaxation upon finding your slice of paradise in The Caribbean. Imagine Bliss. That’s what you’ll experience when you vacation on Norwegian newest and most incredible ship coming to Alaska and The Caribbean in June 2018. Custom built for the spectacular, Norwegian Bliss features a revolutionary Observation Lounge for you to soak in every stunning moment, from bald eagles soaring over glaciers to dolphins splashing through warm turquoise waters. Whether you choose to go tropical or a little wild, there’s one word to describe the experiences awaiting you on Norwegian’s newest ship: Bliss.”

I had the blissful opportunity to sail onboard the beautiful Norwegian Bliss for their inaugural cruise out of Miami May 8 – 10, 2018. This ship is decked out in beauty from the inside and outside. The hull artist was Wyland who is known for his iconic whale murals and marine life paintings. The Bliss is apart of the Breakaway Plus Class with destinations to Alaska, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coastal, Panama Canal.

  • Built:  2018
  • Guests: 4,004
  • Crew: 1,716
  • Gross Tonnage: 168,028
  • Decks: 20
  • Dining Options: 27
  • Bars & Lounges: 22

Blissful Thrills: For the kid in you, there are incredible activities to get your heart racing. On the top deck of the Bliss is their exhilarating Electric Race Cars Track. You zoom around hairpin turns as you race for the checkered flag on the largest race track at sea. (Remember to bring your sneakers because no open toe shoes are allowed) The next thrill is the laser tag battle of galactic proportions under the stars. View the amazing 360-degree Observation Lounge. If you’re still not ready to end the fun then splash over to the aqua park. You’ll swirl down a double loop waterslide that whooshes you over the side of the ship. You can hop on an inner tube in the aqua racer, fo for a dip in any of the 2 pools, soak your stresses away in the hot tubs or just have some plain ole fun in the sun on the sun deck. I personally opted out of the water park since I wore my diva wig which would have slid right off my head. Could you imagine the headline? Lady had so much fun on the waterslide and lost her wig! No thank you.

Blissful Accommodations:

  • Studio
  • Inside
  • Oceanview
  • Balcony
  • Mini-Suite
  • The Haven (Ooh La La)

I stayed in a comfortable balcony stateroom #11868 which is my favorite way to cruise as a solo traveler. I’m debating on trying out the studio which is specifically for solo-travelers so I’ll keep you posted on my next getaway. My balcony statement had a firm queen bed, 3 seater sofa, vanity dresser, spacious closet, restroom with walk-in glass shower. If you want to experience luxury at its best then treat yourself to a stay in The Haven. It’s quietly hidden away at the top of the ship and only accessible by a private keycard. You can bask in tranquility in The Haven Courtyard with a private pool and sun deck. Indulge in the personal service of a certified butler and concierge.

Blissful Dining:

  • Savor Main Dining Room
  • Food Republic
  • La Cucina Italian
  • Los Lobos
  • Le Bistro
  • Q Texas Smokehouse
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse
  • Taste Main Dining Room
  • Cocos’s
  • Starbucks
  • Sugarcane Mojito Bar
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Sea
  • District Brew House
  • The A-List Bar
  • The Cellars Wine Bar

Blissful Entertainment: Norwegian sets the standard for the best entertainment at sea. Watch the harmonious Jersey Boys or travel back to the Prohibition Era with Happy Hour Prohibition The Musical. My absolute favorite is the stand-up comedy shows.

Blissful Families: Families play better together with Norwegian and offer complimentary youth programs.

  • Guppies ( Ages 6 months – 3 years )
  • Splash Academy (Ages 3 – 12 )
  • Entourage Teen Club ( Ages 13 – 17 )

Blissful Spa: Pamper, relax and rejuvenate in the Thermal Suite at Mandara Spa. Blow off some steam in the dry sauna, take a dip in the vitality pool, breath in relaxation in the salt room or chill out in their snow room. Pamper your body with a massage, salt scrub, seaweed wrap, facial, reflexology or any of the other 50 specialty treatments offered.

Keep in mind, the spa is not included and will cost an additional $$$$.

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