Norwegian Cruise Line announces NYC homeport plans

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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