The Norwegian Bliss is a ship that was built in 2021. It is the largest cruise ship in the world, and it is owned by the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). It was built at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The ship has a gross tonnage of 226,963 GT and measures 1,115 feet long.
The Norwegian Bliss has an ice-class hull, meaning that it can navigate polar waters with ease. It sails from Miami to the South Pacific and stops at more than 150 ports of call worldwide. In 2022, it became the first cruise ship to visit Antarctica.
The interior of the Norwegian Bliss features three full-sized theaters for live performances that include Broadway-style shows and cabaret shows; high-end dining options such as Le Bistro, Savor Steakhouse, and Moderno Churrascaria; an adults-only pool area called The Retreat; a casino; numerous spa treatments; shopping opportunities all over the ship; fitness facilities; children’s programs; and much more.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Bliss, will be the largest in the company’s fleet when it enters service. As huge as that is, though, it’s not the biggest cruise ship ever built. That title belongs to Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas (2009), at 225,282 gross tons and 2,620 passengers (more if you count crew). Construction on Norwegian Bliss started in 2015 with a ceremony at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The hull has been completed since then and christened by actress Drew Barrymore back in April 2018.
Norwegian Bliss is the third ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class, which also includes Norwegian Breakaway (2004) and Norwegian Escape (2012). The vessel was christened on 21 April 2018 in Seattle, Washington.
It will host 2,848 passengers at double occupancy, with a maximum capacity of 4,000 guests.
Norwegian Bliss is the third ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class.
Norwegian Bliss is the third ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class. The first ship, Norwegian Breakaway, was delivered in 2013 and cost $1.2 billion to build.
The ship is notable for its size, with a gross tonnage of some 153,500 tons. It also has two pools, one of which is an adults-only area that can be closed off completely by retracting a glass roofs second ship, Norwegian Getaway, was delivered in 2014 at a cost of $1.3 billion. The two Breakaway Plus ships were built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, with designs from NCL’s internal team and outside consultants. The Norwegian Bliss will be the fourth vessel to join the Breakaway Plus class; it is scheduled for delivery in December 2015.
It entered service on 21 April 2018 after a christening ceremony in Seattle, Washington.
The ship entered service on 21 April 2018 after a christening ceremony in Seattle, Washington. The ship was christened by Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Frank Del Rio, who also has the middle name “Bliss.”
The ship features enhancements such as an outdoor observation lounge, a new adult-only pool deck known as the Sanctuary, and a variety of dining options including the all-new Chef’s Table.
The ship is scheduled to arrive in Europe in June 2018, with its maiden call being at Southampton, England. A seven-night cruise will depart from Southampton on 21 June 2018. The ship will then continue sailing Mediterranean itineraries from Venice, Italy.
The ship has 200,000 gross tons and 4,004 passenger cabins.
Gross tons are a measurement of a ship’s weight, and the Bliss has 200,000 gross tons. The ship has 4,004 passenger cabins, which means it can accommodate over 6,000 passengers at any given time.
The Bliss is the largest cruise ship in the world by gross tonnage, and it claims to have more cabins than any other cruise liner in operation today. The ship also has a casino, nightclubs, and several pools.
The ship has two outdoor pools, one of which is covered by a retractable roof. The Bliss also has a water park with several slides and other activities for children. It’s possible for passengers to enjoy spa treatments at the Bliss’ beauty salon or simply relax in their cabins by watching movies on an in-room TV.
It was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany.
The ship was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. It is a subsidiary of Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, which is one of the largest shipyards in the world and has built more than 700 ships.
The ship was delivered on March 31, 2017, and is the first of three sister ships being built for MSC Cruises. It will have a gross tonnage of 129,500 tons and can hold up to 4,100 passengers.
The ship is designed for warmer climates and has a range of cruises in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. It can carry just under 2,000 passengers at full capacity.
The cruise ship has a total of 4,100 berths and can accommodate up to 2,050 guests in 1,200 cabins. The vessel will feature an outdoor swimming pool with a retractable roof and an indoor pool.
It’s official. In May 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line announced that the cost to construct Norwegian Bliss would hit the $1 billion mark. She will join her sister ships Breakaway and Getaway in the fleet as the newest and largest ship under the Norwegian flag.
Norwegian Bliss is the third in a series of Norwegian Breakaway Plus class ships. It was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, and has 200,000 gross tons and 4,004 passenger cabins. The ship was christened on May 7th, 2017, and completed her maiden voyage from New York to Bermuda on June 3rd, 2017.
The Norwegian Bliss is an absolutely massive vessel that can accommodate over 4,400 passengers at any one time. There are two main restaurants aboard the ship: Taste for fine dining or something more casual. You’ll have plenty of options with this many restaurants onboard. For those wanting to stay active while sailing the seas, there are plenty of activities including rock climbing walls (not joking), bowling alleys, and basketball courts.
The Norwegian Bliss is one of the best ships in the fleet and you’ll see why once you step aboard. It has all of the amenities that you would expect from a luxury cruise liner including an outdoor pool, hot tubs, a fitness center, and plenty of entertainment options.
The Norwegian Bliss has a ton of activities for guests to enjoy during their cruise. There are several pools on the ship including an outdoor pool with a retractable roof, two hot tubs, and an adults-only spa area. There is also a fitness center where you can work out or take part in classes such as spinning or yoga.
Why such a large price tag? Listen to what people have to say on Twitter:
- “It’s a lot of money. Norwegian Cruise Line is spending $1 billion on the ship, which will be named Norwegian Bliss. That’s more than all of Oasis of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas combined.”
- “Just when you thought it was impossible for cruise lines to top themselves in terms of building massive ships with awesome features (like these), along comes Norwegian Cruise Line with its newest vessel: Norwegian Bliss, which will cost approximately $1 billion to build.”
- “Norwegian Bliss is expected to cost around $922 million and has already been ordered by NCL Corporation. The company said that when it launches in 2020 it will become one of its largest cruise ships.”
It appears that many think this new ship will be even more expensive than Oasis of the Seas… we just don’t know yet.
- The cost of the ship is unknown at this time.
- It appears that many think this new ship will be even more expensive than Oasis of the Seas… we just don’t know yet.
- The cost of building a cruise ship can be quite high, but they do not come out of thin air. It takes a lot of people to build one of these massive vessels and even more money to get it off the ground.
The construction of a cruise ship is not cheap, and the cost of building one can vary greatly depending on where it’s built. The most expensive cruise ships were built in Europe and Japan, but there are also many ships that were made in America.
The cost of building a cruise ship varies greatly depending on the size and amenities it has. The largest ships can cost over $1 billion to build, while smaller ships can be built for less than $200 million.
Construction Begins With The Float Out Ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany
The Norwegian Bliss is the first of five sister ships in the new Breakaway Plus series to be constructed at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. The ship was floated out of her covered building dock into Meyer Werft’s fitting-out basin by means of filling its dry dock with more than 45 million gallons of water.
The hull was named in late December 2016 and it took less than three months for workers to complete a tour around the exterior part of the ship. Once it’s painted and fitted out, Norwegian Bliss will head for sea trials before going into service with Norwegian Cruise Line in May 2018.
The new ship will be the third Breakaway Plus class vessel to join Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet, following sister ships Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway. The fourth ship will be named Norwegian Escape in 2018, followed by the fifth and final vessel in 2019.
It costs a lot of money to build cruise ships, but when you look at them from afar, they are works of art
Like most things, it costs a lot of money to build cruise ships. In fact, the cost is so high that it’s more than the cost of a commercial aircraft and even a cruise ship itself. As you can imagine, this makes Norwegian Bliss one of the most expensive vessels in history. The numbers break down like this:
- $800 million for construction
- $150 million for outfitting (like furniture)
- $50 million on special features (that includes an ice-skating rink)
How long did it take to build Norwegian Bliss?
From start to finish, the Norwegian Bliss took three years to build. The ship was announced by NCL in 2015 and was originally planned for a spring 2016 debut; however, due to delays in construction, it wasn’t until January 2018 that the ship entered service.
The Norwegian Bliss is the sixth in a series of new builds for Norwegian Cruise Line and the first to have a water slide tower. The ship features an open-air Garden atrium, two full-size basketball courts, an adventure zone with a ropes course and mini golf course, and an adults-only pool deck with private cabanas and butler service available 24/7.
Norwegian Bliss Cost To Build
The Norwegian Bliss is the third ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class. It entered service on 21 April 2018 after a christening ceremony in Seattle, Washington. The ship has 200,000 gross tons and 4,004 passenger cabins.
It has twenty-eight restaurants and bars, sixteen pools (including an adults-only pool), eight whirlpools, and an onboard waterpark called Epic Plunge which features two waterslides as well as other attractions including a wave pool and lazy river ride for kids under 48 inches tall.
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