NCL's Bliss boasts a race track, laser tag and much more

A two level electric-car race track, an open-air laser tag course are among the dozens of features found on the Norwegian Bliss, as revealed by Norwegian Cruise Line this weekend.

Details of the line’s sixteenth ship were revealed on Sunday by NCL President & CEO Andy Stuart, at an exclusive event at Virtuoso Travel Week at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

Norwegian Bliss will sail to Alaska and the Caribbean with select voyages to the Mexican Riviera beginning in June 2018. The ship’s itinerary will feature calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia, along with scenic glacier cruising. Norwegian Bliss will sail her inaugural winter season beginning in November 2018, sailing seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises each Saturday from PortMiami, featuring calls in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.

Norwegian Bliss will boast excitement around every corner and delight guests with thrills, with activities spanning the entirety of the ship’s top deck.

Among the features are:

  • Following overwhelming popularity aboard Norwegian Bliss’ sister ship in China, Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Bliss will be the first North American-based cruise ship with a two level electric-car race track. The competitive track is the longest at sea, measuring at nearly 1,000 feet. The track features four speed settings accommodating novice, intermediate and advanced drivers, reaching up to 30 miles per hour - with a special “turbo boost” available on each lap.

  • Guests can also test their agility at the open-air laser tag course. Themed as an abandoned space station, the course comes to life both day and night as guests go into stealth-mode and compete against family and friends with state-of-the art laser guns.

  • Guests can then cool down at the ship’s expansive pool and sundeck featuring two spacious pools and six infinity hot tubs that scale the side of the ship. The ship’s Aqua Park also includes two multi-story waterslides, including the high-speed Ocean Loops free fall slide (which features one loop that extends out over the side of the ship and a second see-through loop that stretches down to the deck below) and the tandem Aqua Racer slide, which allows guests to race side-by-side on inner tubes for more than 360 feet.

  • Norwegian Bliss will also feature a number of new dining concepts, including Texas Smokehouse and Los Lobos, as well as Coco’s, a completely new à la carte dessert venue located on deck 6 in the heart of the ship.

Full details are available at bliss.ncl.com.