Norwegian Cruise Line’s 16th ship, the Norwegian Bliss, will feature “many first-at-sea” features including the largest competitive race track at sea and an open-air laser tag course.
Set to launch in June 2018, Norwegian Bliss will sail to Alaska and the Caribbean with select voyages to the Mexican Riviera.
Norwegian Bliss’ race track is touted to be bigger than the one onboard the Norwegian Joy
The 167,800 gross ton-ship will accommodate 4,000 guests in a variety of accommodations including suites in The Haven by Norwegian, Studio staterooms and new connecting staterooms.
The two-level electric-car race track, at 305m, is even bigger than the first race track on sister ship Norwegian Joy this summer. With four speed settings accommodating novice, intermediate and advanced drivers, the electric cars will run in silence and reach up to 48kmh.
In addition to two pools and six infinity hot tubs, the ship will also have an Aqua Park with two waterslides, while the tandem Aqua Racer slide allows guests to race side-by-side on inner tubes for more than 110m.
New dining concepts include à la carte speciality restaurant Q, for live pop country music Texas barbecue and à la carte dessert venue Coco’s. Further options include upscale Mexican restaurant Los Lobos, Cagney’s Steakhouse, the A-List Bar; and a chocolate-themed dessert restaurant; and Norwegian’s signature à la carte restaurants such as Le Bistro, La Cucina and Ocean Blue.
Mandara Spa will offer 24 treatment rooms, a full-service salon and barber shop, fitness centre and thermal suite. Guests seeking more fun and entertainment will have Vibe Beach Club and Spice H2O, in addition to the award-winning musical Jersey Boys.
For children aged three to 12, the Splash Academy youth programme offers supervised activities.