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Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Float Out Of Norwegian Bliss

The third in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class, Norwegian Bliss, has emerged from the Meyer Werft building dock in Papenburg, Germany.

The float out represents a massive milestone in any ship’s construction, and she will now remain in the shipyard to be completed before her conveyance don the River Ems towards the North Sea which has been scheduled for mid-March.

Norwegian Bliss began construction back in October 2016, and part of the excitement of the float out is the debut in public of the ship’s signature hull artwork which has been designed by world-renowned marine lift artist and conservationist, Wyland. Norwegian Bliss’ hull design is named ‘Cruising with the Whales’ and features the image of a mother humpback whale and her calf as the main focus.

Norwegian Bliss will be the first cruise ship which has been designed and custom-built with features and amenities for Alaska, to being guests the ultimate experience of cruising in this destination. Features will include the 180-degree Observation Lounge, where guests can enjoy Norwegian’s most expansive views at sea.

“Our partners at Meyer Werft have done an excellent job realizing our vision for a ship designed to experience Alaska and the Caribbean like never before,” said Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief executive officer. “We are counting down the days until her official debut in Seattle this summer, where guests will be able to race around the world’s largest two-level race track at sea against the backdrop of Alaska’s wild frontier, and enjoy other first-at-sea experiences.”

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