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As per request; the Everything.. Bliss thread!

 

After a renamed ship (Asian bound Norwegian Joy) this thread will be dedicated to the build, launch and inaugural sailings of Norwegian Bliss!

 

After Norwegian Escape she's the third in her class, Breakaway Plus, and second to enter service in the American market in May 2018.

 

Currently under construction at Meyer Werft in Germany she will be built in three megablocks which will be floated out of the enormous covered building hall to make space for the following megablock while sharing the same building hall with megablocks for another ship. Once are megablocks are done they will be "bolted" together inside again, where construction will enter the final stages and a float out ceremony will be done and that will be our first and complete look on the next Norwegian ship; Bliss!

 

Until that moment we will stalk the build with speculation, webcam stills from Meyer Werft, snapshots taken by ship yard workers and so on. Any Bliss related item is welcome, the Everything.. threads thrive on everyone's participation and together as one community we can make the very best of it! :D So feel free to add anything related, thanks all!

 

The game is on! :cool:

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Hurray :p You do read your emails!

 

Thank you so much for starting this thread. We're booked on the 8 day Mexican Riviera cruise Oct of 2018. Aft facing balcony stateroom on deck 12. We've had stern balconies before and enjoyed them. It's not much more to switch to a spa balcony stateroom (love the spas) but am not sure about the big overhang above coupled with smaller balcony size. Also considered just going OV to save some $$ .... decisions, decisions.

 

We've got some cruises scheduled between now and then so the time will go quickly. I loved all the "Everything" threads and I'm sure this one will be just as good.

 

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We are looking forward to our Panama canal cruise on the Bliss

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Hurray :p You do read your emails!

 

Thank you so much for starting this thread. We're booked on the 8 day Mexican Riviera cruise Oct of 2018. Aft facing balcony stateroom on deck 12. We've had stern balconies before and enjoyed them. It's not much more to switch to a spa balcony stateroom (love the spas) but am not sure about the big overhang above coupled with smaller balcony size. Also considered just going OV to save some $$ .... decisions, decisions.

 

We've got some cruises scheduled between now and then so the time will go quickly. I loved all the "Everything" threads and I'm sure this one will be just as good.

 

 

Heheh. :D

 

Consider one of the few forward facing O1's, best ocean view money can buy on BA+ if you don't have a problem with all the way forward. 9700 up to 13700 on Bliss if they are identical to Escape. There are two or more old threads I posted in, only known pictures are my own from 2015. Nobody seems to report back on those threads or forgets to shoot some better/more pics! The room also has the white space on the deck plans, BA class has disabled staterooms on those spots.

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Yay, FreestyleNovice! I've been waiting for this thread.

 

We are booked on the Bliss for the inaugural Seattle to Alaska cruise on June 2, 2018. Cannot wait! This will be our first time on a mega size ship and also our first time on a brand new ship. We splurged a little extra for an aft balcony cabin. Only 436 days to go! ;)

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Thank you, I have been waiting not-so-patiently...... you're awesome!

 

 

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As per request; the Everything.. Bliss thread!

 

After a renamed ship (Asian bound Norwegian Joy) this thread will be dedicated to the build, launch and inaugural sailings of Norwegian Bliss!

 

After Norwegian Escape she's the third in her class, Breakaway Plus, and second to enter service in the American market in May 2018.

 

Currently under construction at Meyer Werft in Germany she will be built in three megablocks which will be floated out of the enormous covered building hall to make space for the following megablock while sharing the same building hall with megablocks for another ship. Once are megablocks are done they will be "bolted" together inside again, where construction will enter the final stages and a float out ceremony will be done and that will be our first and complete look on the next Norwegian ship; Bliss!

 

Until that moment we will stalk the build with speculation, webcam stills from Meyer Werft, snapshots taken by ship yard workers and so on. Any Bliss related item is welcome, the Everything.. threads thrive on everyone's participation and together as one community we can make the very best of it! :D So feel free to add anything related, thanks all!

 

The game is on! :cool:

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I agree about the observation lounges. I debated about booking so many "unknowns", but when I saw those, I was sold (and booked)!

 

 

 

Deckplans:

https://www.cruisedeckplans.com/DP/deckplans/Norwegian-Bliss

 

One of the, in my opinion, best features of Bliss are the forward observation lounges;

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Her (electric) go kart track is supposed to be longer than Joy's, as said by FDR.

 

Great Outdoors at the "Spice H20" spot aft?

 

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Blocks incoming!

 

Build in Poland, transported via sea and canals to Meyer Werft in West Germany; this is the lower part of the hull where the engines are and also the same section where the ship's stabilizers are situated.

 

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Not much to see for now but this will be a cruise ship within a year! :cool:

 

Currently Genting/Dream Cruises' World Dream (a BA class) is occupying the building hall.. Move that ship! ..who needs a ship that goes to Asia anyway! Oh did I hear *cough* Joy? ;p

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Haven 2 Bedroom Family Villa and Penthouses - information

 

 

I just wanted to pass along some balcony info.

I had noticed the balcony square footage had a range, which was a first since it has been fixed (and disappointingly very small) on previous ships (Epic, Aways and Escape).

 

43 -127 sq ft was listed on NCL website. I asked a CAS phone rep about it and he said they were all the same! After pressing the issue, he looked further and read that the deck 17 will have the 127sq ft size and deck 18 will have the 43 sq ft.

 

Now, IME NCL reps give out lots of erroneous info, so heed with caution.;)

 

This balcony range appears to be the case on the 2 types of Penthouses, also. I did not ask if the deck signifies the balcony size on those categories. If you click the details at the bottom of the individual diagrams on the deck plans that Freestyle provided, it will list the range.

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Haven 2 Bedroom Family Villa and Penthouses - information

 

 

I just wanted to pass along some balcony info.

I had noticed the balcony square footage had a range, which was a first since it has been fixed (and disappointingly very small) on previous ships (Epic, Aways and Escape).

 

43 -127 sq ft was listed on NCL website. I asked a CAS phone rep about it and he said they were all the same! After pressing the issue, he looked further and read that the deck 17 will have the 127sq ft size and deck 18 will have the 43 sq ft.

 

Now, IME NCL reps give out lots of erroneous info, so heed with caution.;)

 

This balcony range appears to be the case on the 2 types of Penthouses, also. I did not ask if the deck signifies the balcony size on those categories. If you click the details at the bottom of the individual diagrams on the deck plans that Freestyle provided, it will list the range.

 

Hmm.. listing balcony sizes isn't NCL best feature heh..

 

I don't see or expect any structural differences between deck 17 and 18 that could be that influence that much.

 

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The odd thing is that deck 17 has some white space around the cabin balconies!

 

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How do I follow this thread?

 

You are now, by posting in a thread or using thread tools to subscribe without posting. It will now appear in your control panel under Subscribed Threads where you can set a notification for new posts. :)

 

As time goes on this thread will become a great source of information! :hearteyes:

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Booked on the transatlantic and so excited, spa balcony booked. Can't wait after sailing the Escape.

 

 

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Booked in an aft balcony on the Panama Canal, but not until March 2019. Can't wait.

 

 

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I've got two cruises booked on her already. July 2018 - Alaska & Dec 2018 - E. Caribbean. Booked in mini-suites now, but will probably change that. Really leaning to an aft balcony or Haven. Time and taxes will tell.

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Is the Bliss the last ship to be built by Meyer Werft for NCL before the new NCL ships in 2022 in France?

 

I believe there's one more after Bliss, but it'll be heading to the Chinese market much like the Joy.

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I have a Studio cabin booked for the inaugural cruise along with 3 other friends. My first inaugural cruise. Looking forward to seeing more details and photos

Stu

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Nothing out of the ordinary between deck 17 and 18? Maybe some inches?

 

On a second thought... I think NCL is right;

 

The deckplan site shows a difference in size between 17 and 18;

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When dragging these decks upon of eachother (not sure why it gets the blue background like if I selected it..), see the red inward structure of deck 18;

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And the render shows 1) the same inward thingy and 2) continuous balcony railing for deck 17 vs interrupted on 18.

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..making deck 17 to have pros and cons; the cabins located under the deck 18 Haven Restaurant has no onlooking neighbours but a sometimes occupied restaurant. The bump outs for the outdoor Haven restaurant and the port side (public?) sun deck are more of a concern to those deck 17 Haven cabins located more to the back of the Haven complex. More forward will have to deal with deck 18 looking down on them?

 

In design terms the smaller superstructure of deck 18 makes sense regarding making Bliss not too top heavy.

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I believe there's one more after Bliss, but it'll be heading to the Chinese market much like the Joy.

 

Yup, BA+ #4 will be another Asia ship. Personally I am hoping on one of the Dream Cruises BA derivatives will be taken over by NCL, preferably the World Dream as it's not Asianised.. eh finished yet and one of them or #4 can be used on the Western market. :D Dream Cruises seems to having a hard time filling Dream and got kicked out of their China market due to illegal gambling heheh..

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Booked on the transatlantic and so excited, spa balcony booked. Can't wait after sailing the Escape.

Good choice !

After maiden TransAtlantics on the Breakaway and the Escape from Southampton,

we're looking forward to our Spa Balcony on Deck 15 for this crossing.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2442420

Too bad the Spa Balcony cabins are not Forward, near the Thermal Spa on Deck 16?

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So excited for any Bliss information. We are booked for Eastern Caribbean Nov 2018!!! It's weird booking something I don't know to many details about. Can't wait to follow this string. Thanks.

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Good choice !

After maiden TransAtlantics on the Breakaway and the Escape from Southampton,

we're looking forward to our Spa Balcony on Deck 15 for this crossing.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2442420

Too bad the Spa Balcony cabins are not Forward, near the Thermal Spa on Deck 16?

 

 

 

Yeah shame, we are just off the aft staircase so not too bad for getting around. Had a balcony on the Escape and managed to get Vibe, convinced by some fellow Vibers that the Spa was well worth it - especially in the morning for a post drinking detox!

 

 

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Following along. I'm booked on the May 2018 Panama Canal cruise in a 2 bedroom villa on deck 18. Can't wait!

 

 

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Haven't cruised NCL in years - do they still have the Hamburger grill by the swimming pool? Or are you left having to pay extra to get a burger at Margaritaville?

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Booked on the first Panama Canal sailing from LA.

First time itinerary for me. I sure will make use of all the sea days with so much to see and do on board.

 

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So happy to find this thread. We are booked for June 2018 Alaska Haven. And I have become a Bliss stalker ;) with not much to stalk. lol. Excited to share in the anticipation.

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Booked on the Panama Canal sailing from LA.

First time itinerary for me. I sure will make use of all the sea days with so much to see and do on board.

 

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