If you are following our social media pages (which you should be!) you will have seen that Travel Machine had the opportunity to be on the inaugural sailing of the Norwegian Bliss out of Miami, Florida at the beginning of May. The Bliss is one of the most highly-anticipated ships to date for Norwegian Cruises. It holds the largest competitive race track at sea, open-air laser tag course, Aqua Racer waterslides, exclusive specialty dining & bar concepts, as well as Broadway-caliber entertainment, luxurious accommodations in the Haven, and so much more. A special feature is the quarter-mile wraparound oceanfront promenade that allows you to connect with the ocean while experiencing some of the ships signature venues.
Food & Drink
With so many options on board to eat and drink it can get overwhelming on what to choose. Luckily, we did a little taste test for you to help better narrow your options. The main dining rooms Savor & Taste are a great way to get a little bit of everything that The Bliss has to offer. The menus are filled with so many fresh seafood options and decadent desserts paired with the best wine choices. The Garden Cafe’, the buffet-style eatery, is a great option to grab a quick lunch when you need a break from the sun. A plethora of different types of cuisine including Asian, Indian, traditional style American & so much more is included for your dining pleasures. One of our days onboard included a seafood buffet which had all of the fresh oysters, crab legs, shrimp and lobster that you could want!
The ship also has many specialty dining options available which are defiantly worth the extra cost. We had the opportunity to dine at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Sea and the Tuscan inspired restaurant La Cucina. They both had amazing food and drink options. La Cucina has the special outdoor seating, which you won’t find on many cruise ships.
Of course, the ship is filled with so many places to grab a drink before dinner and places to wind down or dance the night away. We spent one of our evenings rocking out with Live Beatles music at The Cavern Club. We were bopping along to different eras of Beatles tunes performed by a group of loveable rockers who were the spittin’ image of the Fab Four. Finding live music on the ship won’t be a problem. Some time was also spent at the Maltings Whiskey Bar that has a unique international variety of spirits, you can sip your way around the world without leaving your chair.
The nightly entertainment onboard does not disappoint! Including the Tony Award-Winning Broadway show Jersey Boys, Happy Hour Prohibition- The Musical and making its world debut ¡HAVANA!. This musical is a celebration of Cuba’s music and culture, journeying back in time to its 1950s heyday. The beautiful colors and costumes along with the catchy music make for a great end to a fun-filled day. There are also many theme nights available as well and even a silent disco, which you can’t knock till you try it!
With the race track, laser tag & waterslides there really is no shortage of fun that can be had. We also may have tested out the waterslide a few times…. you know…for science purposes.
This only scratches the surface of what the Norwegian Bliss really has to offer. If you want more details you can contact our office and we would be happy to help you experience all The Bliss has to offer for your next vacation! (337) 981-7870 – firstname.lastname@example.org