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The relaxing
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Norwegian Bliss
Jessica Poitevien

"I always tell my clients that Norwegian is
the fun cruise. It's high energy, and it really
is great for people of all ages," I overheard
a Cruise Planners travel agent say as we
boarded Norwegian Cruise Line's newest
ship, the Norwegian Bliss. Although it was
everyone's first time on board the Bliss, I
could immediately see that the travel agent's
sentiments also rung true for the latest
addition to the fleet. As she noted, "It's on
another level of energy."
Gearing up for its inaugural sailing
from PortMiami, that fun, youthful vibe
welcoming both adults and children was
palpable throughout every deck of the ship,
from the video arcade and 24-hour pub to
the Aqua Park and Mandara Spa. The more
I explored, the more I realized that there
truly is something for everyone on this
4,004-passenger vessel.

Adventures on the High Seas
Thrilling screams can often be heard from
the top decks of the Norwegian Bliss because
that's where the adrenaline junkies on board
go to get their fix. While some are relaxing
in the pool or grabbing a drink at the Wave
Bar, adventure-seekers head to the Aqua
Park where they'll find two waterslides that
are sure to get their hearts pumping. There's
the Aqua Racer where your clients can race
side-by-side in inner tubes, but the truly
courageous try their luck at the Ocean Loops.
With this slide, riders stand inside a small
enclosed tube with their arms folded across
their chests until suddenly the floor beneath
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them disappears, sending them down a nearly
90-degree drop before propelling them back
up again to go through a loop in the slide
that is actually positioned over the edge of
the ship. I wasn't brave enough to test out
the slide, but watching others scream as they
make that first drop is just as entertaining.
For those with a need for speed, Norwegian
Bliss also features the longest competitive
race track at sea, where guests can drive
go-karts at speeds up to 30 miles per hour
all while competing for the best lap time.
My time was far from earning a number one
spot on the post-race pedestal, but it was
an exhilarating feeling to drive in the open
air while catching glimpses of the water
surrounding us on all sides.
And the high seas adventures don't end
there. Norwegian Bliss is also home to the
first at-sea laser tag experience for North
America-a perfect family-friendly activity.

Drinking & Dining
Around the Globe
If fuel is what your clients will need to keep
the adventures going, there is no shortage
of delicious food and beverage venues that
will take their taste buds on a whirlwind tour
around the globe.
The spread at the Garden Cafe buffet was
impressive and internationally minded with
several stations featuring Asian and Indian
dishes, as well as some Italian and American
favorites, but for a truly stand out, gourmet
experience, recommend your clients try the
specialty dining restaurants.

There's Teppanyaki, where the chefs whip
up Japanese delights on a large grill in front
of guests; La Cucina for Tuscan dishes; Los
Lobos for a taste of Mexico; and several other
venues, including Food Republic, my personal
favorite. At the latter, your clients will find
Asian fusion dishes served on shareable small
plates so they can sample a wide variety of
offerings. Recommend the tuna pizza for your
truffle-loving clients, a crispy salmon roll
for the sushi fans, and the green tea jar for a
unique dessert combining a chocolate brownie
with green tea mousse.

Relaxing Retreats
Obviously designed with adventure and
delectable cuisine in mind, I'd also say
Norwegian Bliss is equal parts rest and
relaxation. Whether your clients need a bit
of tranquility before, during or after a long
day of activities, recommend they retreat
to the Observation Lounge, which occupies
almost all of deck 15. Scattered throughout
the lounge are groups of sofas and chairs that
create an almost living room-like atmosphere
making it easy for groups to comfortably
spend time together. With floor-to-ceiling
windows plus a full service bar, guests in
the Observation Lounge don't have to stray
far to sip on a cocktail while enjoying the
breathtaking views.
The ultimate retreat, of course, is
found inside the staterooms on board
with Norwegian Bliss offering several wellappointed and comfortable options, including
Norwegian's exclusive luxury area known as
The Haven, and The Studio, which features
all single occupancy staterooms. Designed for
solo travelers or friends who would like a little
extra space in their own personal rooms, The
Studio area is chic and offers a private lounge
for its guests. ■
Contact Information
Norwegian Bliss: ncl.com
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