Norwegian Bliss Floated Out

By The Maritime Executive 02-18-2018 11:15:19

Norwegian Bliss was floated out from the covered building dock at the Meyer Werft on February 17.

She will now be fitted with her funnel at the shipyard's out-fitting pier. She will then remain in the shipyard port until her passage through the river Ems up to the North Sea, which is scheduled for the second weekend in March. In the meantime, further outfitting work will continue together with testing and acceptance procedures by the shipowners. At the same time, the approximately 1,600 members of the crew will start their training on board.

Norwegian Bliss will be welcoming her first guests mid-April 2018, straight after delivery. She is “custom built for the spectacular” and will initially sail weekly, seven-day cruises from Pier 66 in Seattle. She will also sail the Caribbean.

The third ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway-Plus class, Norwegian Bliss is approximately 167,800 gross tons and will accommodate 4,000 guests. 

Marine artist Wyland designed the hull art which features images of marine life including dolphins, rays and whales.