Norwegian Cruise Line Prepares to Set Sail With Latest Ship

Norwegian Bliss will start its inaugural cruise in April

This June will see the arrival of Norwegian Cruise Line’s 16th ship, Norwegian Bliss. Kevin Bubolz, new Managing Director of Norwegian Cruise Line Europe, tells ITB Berlin News about the new ship and plans to promote its inaugural cruise.

We launched the Race to Bliss campaign in order to promote the upcoming new ship Norwegian Bliss in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to travel agents, media and industry partners. The most spectacular highlight on board is the longest racing track at sea, so we held seven roadshow events for travel agents on various race tracks in December 2017, allowing our travel partners to feel the speed themselves and to qualify for the final race on board Norwegian Bliss during her inaugural cruise from April 19-21.

This ship will have a couple of real “firsts” – making it different from any other. Please tell us more.

Norwegian Bliss will be our sixteenth ship and will sail to Alaska and the Caribbean with select voyages to the Mexican Riviera beginning in June 2018. Norwegian Bliss will boast many firsts at sea for the European market including the largest competitive two level electric-car race track at sea and an open-air laser tag course. Other amenities are, for example, The Waterfront, two 180-degree observations lounges and an expansive pool and sundeck featuring two spacious pools and six hot tubs.

What makes your cruises different from any others?

Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 51-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising. Most notably, Norwegian Cruise Line revolutionised the cruise industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise vacation on their schedule with no set dining times, a variety of entertainment options and no formal dress codes. In 2016, Norwegian Cruise Line introduced Premium All Inclusive. From February, our guests benefit from 60 minutes of free Wi-Fi per person as part of their Premium All Inclusive offering.

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Photo : Kevin Bubolz Managing Director, Norwegian Cruise Line Europe