Friday, June 1, 2018

New Norwegian Cruise Ship Calls at Seattle

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Seattle on Wednesday morning feted the arrival of Norwegian Bliss, the newest ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet.

Constructed for the Alaskan cruise market, the Bliss weighs more than 168,000 gross tons and has a capacity of 4,004 passengers in double occupancy staterooms.

“The Port of Seattle is thrilled to host the magnificent Norwegian Bliss and her passengers for many Alaska cruise seasons to come,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Courtney Gregoire. “Cruise ships like Norwegian Bliss meet our objectives of increasing economic opportunity in our region while constantly raising the bar on environmental sustainability. We thank Norwegian for their 18 years of partnership with the Port of Seattle and look forward to many more to come.”

Norwegian Cruise Line worked with the port on improving and expanding the Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66 to accommodate the Bliss.

“We are proud of our partnership with the Port of Seattle, where we have cruised out of for nearly two decades,” said Andy Stuart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.