Nor­we­gian Bliss keel lay­ing

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS -

NOR­WE­GIAN Cruise Line and Meyer Werft yes­ter­day held a cer­e­mony to mark the keel lay­ing of Nor­we­gian Bliss in Papen­burg.

Dur­ing the cer­e­mony in Ger­many, a keel block was lifted into the build­ing hall.

Bliss is due for de­liv­ery in Apr 2018 and will be cus­tom built with fea­tures and ameni­ties for Alaskan cruise itin­er­ar­ies.

Andy Stu­art, pres­i­dent and ceo of NCL laid a ‘lucky coin’ dur­ing the cer­e­mony and said the line’s 16th ship was their most in­no­va­tive ves­sel to date.

“We have seen over­whelm­ing an­tic­i­pa­tion and ex­cite­ment from our guests and travel part­ners for Nor­we­gian Bliss,” he said.

Pic­tured above are: Andy Stu­art, NCLH; and Tim Meyer, Meyer Werft.

MEAN­WHILE the Port of Seat­tle and NCLH opened the new Bell Street Cruise Ter­mi­nal at the Port’s Pier 66 build­ing.

The US$30m ter­mi­nal up­grade was cus­tom de­signed to han­dle 4,000 pax Nor­we­gian Bliss, plus other NCLH cruise lines.

This fol­lows NCLH sign­ing a 15 year lease of Pier 66 in Aug 2015.

VIPs at the grand open­ing of Port of Seat­tle’s Pier 66 cruise ter­mi­nal and pic­tured be­low.

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