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Norwegian’s New Cruise Ship Largest to Ever Pass Through Panama Canal

Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Bliss, became the largest cruise ship to ever transit the Panama Canal.

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At 168,000 gross tons, Norwegian Bliss passed through the Panama Canal as the ship heads to her summer home in Seattle.  Custom built for cruises to Alaska, the cruise ship will sail seven night cruises with port stops in Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Victoria.

Before Norwegian Bliss begins sailing to Alaska, the ship will be christened in Seattle on May 30.

Norwegian Bliss will thrill and excite guests with the largest competitive race track at sea, a first for any North America-based cruise ship. The two-level electric-car race track sits at the top of deck 19, offering guests amazing views while twisting and turning at a speed of up to 30 miles per hour. After a thrilling ride, guests can then test their agility at the open-air laser tag course, or race side-by-side on the Aqua Racer waterslide at the expansive Aqua Park, with two multi-story waterslides, one of which extends over the edge of the ship and loops down to the deck below.

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Aboard Norwegian Bliss, culinary enthusiasts can savor new exclusive specialty dining and bar concepts such as the debuting Texas smokehouse – Q, the cruise line’s first full-service Starbucks store at sea, and Coco’s – a chocolate and sweet treats shop. At The District Brew House, guests can enjoy a variety of craft cocktails and beers, including local Seattle favorites from Red Hook Brewery.

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