Virtual view technology in interior staterooms will be among a wide complement of features and passenger comforts to appear on Norwegian Bliss – the next brand new ship set to join the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet in early 2018.
The line has today released preliminary renderings offering a look inside the ship, the third in the Breakaway Plus class which is currently under construction in Germany.
Norwegian Bliss will spend its year sailing from North America and has been confirmed to lead the line’s annual charge into Alaska during the summer. Announced today also is that during the American winter, the ship will reposition via Los Angeles through the Panama Canal to Miami to operate weekly tours of the Eastern Caribbean.
One of the highlights onboard the ship will be a 180-degree Observation Lounge overlooking the bow of the ship on Deck 15. The venue will offer floor-to-ceiling windows for perfect island or glacier viewing, depending on which part of the world the ship is in at the time. There will be plenty of seating and a quartz-topped bar in the centre of the room.
Significant work has also gone into the range of staterooms and suites on offer to travellers. Categories designed for solo travellers all the way up to adjoining accommodations for families and large groups.
Solo occupancy studios, 82 of them, will now offer virtual ocean views via a small window positioned above the bed. Some of these will also be able to interconnect with each other, an ideal situation for singles travelling together but who would still like their own space. The ship will offer 374 interior staterooms, all fitted with two lower beds which can be joined to make a queen sized bed. Similar furnishings will be found in the 111 Ocean View staterooms as well as 1,088 balcony staterooms.
Those seeking a bit more space can opt for one of 308 mini-suites which will feature larger bathrooms than regular staterooms. Some of these will offer a bathtub however all will be furnished with a sofa, vanity, desk area and coffee maker.
Norwegian Bliss will also offer more than 80 room options within The Haven – the line’s exclusive section reserved only for its occupants and their travelling guests. Once again, this facility will be situated at the top of the ship from Decks 17-19 and will only be open to those with keycard access. Suite categories available here will include:
- The Haven Suite – which will be able to interconnect to a regular Balcony stateroom to make a great option for families to travel together.
- Forward and Rear-Facing Haven Penthouses.
- The Haven Deluxe Spa Suite.
- The Haven Courtyard Penthouse.
- The Haven Two-Bedroom Family Villa.
- The Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suite, which will boast similar views to that of the Captain.
Guests staying in one of the Haven suites will have access to the services of their own butlers and private concierge. In addition, an exclusive restaurant with outdoor terrace, private lounge with mixologist, courtyard area with retractable roof over a private swimming pool will be on offer, along with whirlpools, sauna, spa treatment rooms and sunbathing deck.
Take a photo tour of the wide array of staterooms here.