Norwegian Cruise Line announces NYC homeport plans

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Norwegian Cruise Line's new Norwegian Bliss will homeport in New York from November 2019 and April 2020. 

Under construction at Meyer Werft's yard at Papenburg, Germany, the 4,000-guest Norwegian Bliss is the third Breakaway-Plus class ship and the first to be custom-built for the Alaska region.

The 167,800GT Norwegian Bliss is scheduled to be christened in Seattle on May 30.

She will include a two-level electric car race track, an open-air laser tag course, an aqua park, waterslides, two observation lounges and multiple dining venues and bars.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has a 15-year agreement with the Port of Seattle to collectively invest $30 million to upgrade the Pier 66 facilities. The works include expanding the guest check-in space by 300 per cent, a new VIP lounge with Elliott Bay views, and two new elevated passenger boarding bridges.

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