onstruction started on 28 October 2016. She is part of the Breakaway Plus class of cruise ships, and is the sister ship to Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Joy. The Norwegian Joy had been provisionally designated as the Norwegian Bliss, before being renamed and redesigned for the Chinese market. A first section was launched on 10 June 2017.
Norwegian Bliss has an overall length of 325.90 m (1,069.2 ft), moulded beam 41.50 m (136.2 ft) and maximum draft 9.00 m (29.53 ft). The ship has gross tonnage of 168,800 GT and deadweight of 11,700 DWT. Norwegian Bliss has 20 decks, 2,038staterooms and capacity for 4,000 passengers. More than 80% of the rooms have seaview, while 40% of them have own balconies. There will be returning features that the Joy and Escape have combined including an aqua park, go-karts, laser tag, Food Republic, Los Lobos (On the Dawn), Ocean Blue from the Getaway, and Cagney's.
Class and type:Breakaway Plus-class cruise ship
Length:325.90 m (1,069.2 ft)
Beam:41.50 m (136.2 ft)
Draught:9.00 m (29.53 ft)
2 × MAN B&W 14V48/60CR
3 × MAN B&W 12V48/60CR
Speed:22.5 knots (42 km/h) (cruising)
Capacity:3,994 lower beds