It will remain at the dock at the Papenburg facility until mid-March when it goes down the Ems River (never to return) for sea trials and whatever adjustments are necessary after that.
Delivery is expected sometime (just) prior to April 19. Then after preview events in New York, Miami and Los Angeles, Norwegian Bliss has a date in Seattle on May 30 for its christening. It's the first new ship Norwegian has ever entered into service in Seattle where it will be sailing seven-night Alaska cruises round trip beginning June 2.
The complete story appeared in the February 20 edition of Cruise News Daily.
|Norwegian Bliss (left) with section of AIDAnova being towed into the building dock|