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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

What to Expect from the Norwegian Bliss as It Begins Construction

Norwegian Cruise Line’s next new ship – the Norwegian Bliss – is now that much closer to sailing the scenic waters of Alaska as the company announced its initial steel cutting (pictured above) today. The 4,000-guest Bliss is being constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and will mark the third Breakaway Plus-class vessel behind the latest Norwegian Escape in the Caribbean and Norwegian Joy launching for the China market in June 2017.

“As we close in on Norwegian Cruise Line’s 50th anniversary, we are thrilled to celebrate the start of construction for Norwegian Bliss, our latest and most innovative ship yet,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “Norwegian Bliss will offer the ultimate in Alaska adventures, both on and off the ship, and we look forward to welcoming guests onboard in June 2018.”

The 167,800-gross-ton ship will be custom designed for Alaska with stops at Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British

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