Norwegian Bliss keel laying
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.