Departing on Saturday for the West Coast, Norwegian Bliss will cross the Panama Canal, returning to Los Angeles for Mexican Riviera sailings throughout April. After a series of cruises to Mexico, Norwegian Bliss will join sister ship, Norwegian Joy, in Seattle for a summer of Alaska cruising.
Both cruise ships are the largest to homeport on the West Coast and will continue to expand Norwegian’s presence and the popularity of cruising in the region.
Norwegian Bliss has a two level electric-car race track. The competitive track is the longest at sea at nearly 1,000 feet. The electric cars run silent so as to not disturb those seeking to enjoy the serene environment.
After burning rubber at the race track, guests can test their agility at the open-air laser tag course. Themed as an abandoned space station, the course comes to life both day and night as guests go into stealth-mode and compete against family and friends with state-of-the art laser guns.
After working up a sweat, guests aboard Norwegian Bliss can cool down at the ship’s expansive pool and sundeck featuring two spacious pools and six infinity hot tubs that scale the side of the ship. The cruise ship’s Aqua Park also includes two multi-story waterslides. Not for the faint of heart, the high-speed Ocean Loops free fall slide includes two exhilarating loops, one that extends out over the side of the ship and a second see-through loop that stretches down to the deck below, sure to offer a wet and wild ride.
The tandem Aqua Racer slide allows guests to race side-by-side on inner tubes for more than 360 feet, with a translucent section that provides stunning ocean views as guests twist and turn to the finish line.
Norwegian Bliss has set a new standard for contemporary cruising and holds several world records on the West Coast.
They include being the largest cruise ship to be christened in Seattle, homeport in Los Angeles, call to Vancouver and San Francisco, and traverse the new locks of the Panama Canal from both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Norwegian Bliss will return to the East Coast in November 2019 for a winter season of Caribbean cruising from New York City through early 2020