Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed details on the entertainment programming for Norwegian Bliss, the line’s sixteenth ship. Norwegian will once again bring the best of Broadway to sea with the musical “Jersey Boys” and a completely new and original show on the ship’s main stage. Norwegian Bliss will also feature a new comedy club and nightlife venue, a new theatrical cocktail hour experience, Happy Hour Prohibition – The Musical, and an outpost of the legendary Beatles’ venue The Cavern Club.
Norwegian has paved the way for outstanding entertainment in the cruise industry, as the first cruise line to feature branded entertainment in 2010 aboard Norwegian Epic. Today, Norwegian is known for its bold and vibrant musicals and Broadway-style shows. Norwegian Bliss will build on the company’s success and commitment to excellence in entertainment with the ship’s two main stage shows.
“With Norwegian Bliss, we are continuing our legacy of bringing our guests the finest entertainment at sea,” said Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line’s president and CEO. “Our entertainment team is bringing to life dazzling displays and award-winning musical sounds across our fleet, and Norwegian Bliss will continue that legacy with the musical Jersey Boys and incredible new concepts created just for this spectacular ship.”
Designed for the ultimate cruising experience Norwegian Bliss will sail to Alaska and the Caribbean beginning in June 2018. With the 2006 Tony Award winner for “Best Musical” Jersey Boys and a completely new and original show created by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Warren Carlyle Norwegian will offer guests onboard Norwegian Bliss the best of Broadway to sea. Norwegian Bliss will also feature a new comedy club and nightlife venue, a new theatrical cocktail hour experience, Happy Hour Prohibition – The Musical, an outpost of the legendary Beatles’ venue The Cavern Club and much more.
At approximately 167,800 gross tons and accommodating 4,000 guests, Norwegian Bliss is currently being constructed at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany and is scheduled for delivery in Spring 2018. The third ship in the line’s Breakaway-Plus class, Norwegian Bliss will be the first cruise ship custom-built with features and amenities for the ultimate Alaska cruise experience.
During her inaugural summer season, Norwegian Bliss will sail weekly seven-day Alaska cruises each Saturday from Pier 66 in Seattle, offering guests the premier way to see America’s last frontier, while also providing all of the innovative features, entertainment, signature dining and onboard experiences that Norwegian Cruise Line is known for around the globe. The ship’s itinerary will feature calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia, along with scenic glacier cruising.
Beginning in November 2018 Norwegian Bliss will sail her inaugural Winter season sailing seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises each Saturday from PortMiami. Ports of call will include St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.
Norwegian Bliss‘ custom design will offer guests the freedom and flexibility to “Imagine Bliss” and create their ideal experience at sea, with a wide variety of accommodations including luxurious suites in The Haven by Norwegian, Studio staterooms for solo travellers with virtual ocean views, and new connecting staterooms ideal for large groups and families traveling together.
Norwegian Bliss will also feature two observation lounges, including one exclusive to guests of The Haven, perfect for whale watching in Alaska or taking in sunsets in the Caribbean.
Continuing its tradition of featuring original artwork on its ship’s hulls, Norwegian Cruise Line has commissioned Wyland, one of the world’s premier marine life artists, to design the hull art for Norwegian Bliss; the artwork will feature images of humpback whales, found in every ocean around the world. The ship’s hull will serve as a large canvas to showcase the importance of conservation and ocean preservation.