Norwegian Bliss Cruise Ship to Feature "Jersey Boys" Musical, New Entertainment Venues

April 21, 2017
Norwegian Cruise Line added Jersey Boys to the entertainment line up for Norwegian Bliss

(1:20 p.m. EDT) -- Four Seasons are coming to Norwegian Bliss, and we're not talking about the weather.

The line today revealed that the new ship, set to debut June 2018, will feature the Tony Award-winning Broadway Musical "Jersey Boys." It also will introduce a handful of new-to-the-line entertainment options, including a second musical, a comedy club and nightlife venue and a theatrical cocktail hour experience, as well as an outpost of the famous Beatles' venue, The Cavern Club, which already exists on Norwegian Epic.

"Jersey Boys," which snagged the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, portrays the story of Frankie Valli and 1960s rock 'n' roll band, The Four Seasons. The Norwegian Bliss production will include hits such as "December 1963 (Oh What a Night)," "Walk Like a Man," and "Working My Way Back to You." It's one of the longest running shows in Broadway history.

A second musical, produced exclusively for Norwegian by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Warren Carlyle, will pay tribute to Cuba's culture through dancing, music and colorful pageantry, with performers donning costumes created by acclaimed Cuban-American fashion designer Isabel Toledo. Toledo won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Costume Design, for Broadway musical "After Midnight." Carlyle is currently directing Bette Midler on Broadway in a revival of "Hello Dolly!"

Outside the main theater, Norwegian Bliss also will introduce a new comedy club and nightclub called Alibi. The space, which will feature a dance floor and variety of cocktail seating arrangements, will set the stage for two comedy shows six nights a week (one family-friendly and one adults-only); then end the night with a DJ and LED light effects.

Happy Hour Prohibition, the Musical will also be featured on Norwegian Bliss

Select nights in Alibi also will treat passengers to a Prohibition-themed cocktail hour and show. "Happy Hour Prohibition, the Musical" will feature a musical routine by performers in period attire (passengers will be encouraged to dress up, too), while Prohibition-style cocktails are served. The experience will bear a $20 cover charge.

Additionally, Norwegian Bliss will welcome The Cavern Club, a Beatles-themed venue found only on Norwegian Epic. The space, which is a replica of the legendary club made famous by the Beatles, will feature retro deco and host tribute bands throughout the week.

Other standout features of the ship include a 20,000-square-foot observation lounge and solo inside cabins with virtual ocean views.

Norwegian Bliss, which is expected to be delivered to the line April 2018, is being built specifically for Alaska, where it will spend its maiden season before heading to the West Coast for a series of Pacific Coastal, Mexico and Panama Canal cruises. It will then offer seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruises from Miami.

--By Gina Kramer, Editor

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