Delivery of Norwegian Bliss

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New ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet for Alaska and the Caribbean

Today MEYER WERFT handed over the 167,800 GRT cruise ship Norwegian Bliss to Norwegian Cruise Line (Miami, USA) in Bremerhaven following extensive testing of all machinery and systems, sea trials and intensive crew training both at sea and in the Dutch port of Eemshaven. Norwegian Bliss is the 11th ship built for Norwegian Cruise Line by the Papenburg based shipyard.

Norwegian Bliss offers ultra-modern gastronomy and many exciting attractions including a large go-cart track. Pool highlights include two slides extending down several decks and double ocean loops protruding beyond the side of the ship. The luxurious interior, latest technical equipment and outstanding service with a crew of about 1,700 persons, promise a first-class recreation and relaxation experience.

The technical equipment for a perfect entertainment on board is standard for cruise ships built in Papenburg. But the ship offers more than just unique entertainment. Many technical measures to protect the environment ensure passengers can enjoy a lovely holiday while at the same time showing responsibility for the environment, illustrated clearly by features including the electric pod propulsion drive and improved hydrodynamics, together with many energy saving systems such as heat recovery or extensive water cleaning systems. The exhaust gas from energy-efficient engines is cleaned in a special scrubber system.

“This is our 11th cruise ship we delivered to Norwegian within the last 15 years. Our team made a great job. I am proud and thankful for their contribution”, said Tim Meyer, Managing Director of Meyer Werft.

Following delivery on 19 April, Norwegian Bliss will be leaving Bremerhaven for Southampton, where the ship will be presented to the public for the first time. The ship will be christened on 30 May 2018 in her homeport Seattle by Elvis Duran, an American radio presenter. In summer time it’s sailing to Alaska and touring the Caribbean during the winter months.

Norwegian Bliss - Main Data

Tonnage 167,800 GRT
Overall length333.46 m
Width 41.4 m
Number of decks20
Draught8.40 m
Machine output MAN 3x 12 V 2x 14V total 76,800 kW
Propulsion power44,000 kW
Speed 23.2 kn
Passengers 3998
No. of passenger cabins2043
Number of outside cabins (incl. suites)1599
No. of inner cabins444
Crew max.1,716
Theatre seating capacity858
No. of restaurants18
No. of bars/lounges12
Total weight of applied paint approx.300 t
Total length of installed cables.2,200 km
Total length of installed pipes approx.400 km
FlagBahamas
Class DNVGL