Bliss Finishing Up First Alaska Season, Heading To Los Angeles
Open Jaw, Bruce Parkinson
Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, will complete her inaugural season to Alaska from Port of Seattle, Washington when she returns to the city on 29SEPT.
She will then make her way to Los Angeles, offering a series of Mexican Riviera cruises in OCT before repositioning to Port Miami for her fall/winter season sailing to the Caribbean.
Following what the company calls the most successful ship launch in the company’s history, Norwegian Bliss was christened in Seattle on 30MAY. On 2JUN, she commenced her first summer season of seven-day Alaska cruises, welcoming nearly 77,000 guests over 17 voyages calling to Ketchikan, Skagway and Juneau in Alaska as well as to Victoria, BC.
Bliss will return to Seattle on 5MAY, 2019 for her second Alaska season. At that time, she will be joined by Norwegian Joy sailing from Seattle and Norwegian Jewel cruising from Vancouver and Seward, Alaska.
“Norwegian Bliss was one of the most highly anticipated ships in the company’s history and was well received by our loyal guests and travel partners,” said Andy Stuart, NCL president and CEO.
“Her success surpassed anything we could have imagined, and as a result, we are very enthusiastic about our decision to introduce her sister ship, Norwegian Joy, to the U.S. market in APR 2019, when she joins Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Jewel in Alaska.”
As the largest and one of the newest ships to cruise from the Port of Los Angeles, Bliss will offer seven-day cruises to the Mexican Riviera with calls to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas, from 5-27OCT.
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