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Norwegian Bliss Photos: A Cruise Ship Sneak Peek

  • More details on Norwegian Cruise Line's next new ship have been revealed, with cruisers most excited to learn about the nearly 1,000-foot-long go-kart track, the space-themed laser tag, and the cool barbecue joint -- with live country music every night. Debuting in April 2018, the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Bliss will feature the line's popular outdoor dining and drinks promenade called The Waterfront, a slew of activities that will get your heart pumping, and bars and restaurants that give passengers almost infinite variety. For a little travel inspiration, check out our Norwegian Bliss pictures.

    Images: Norwegian Cruise Line

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    Like sister ship Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Bliss will feature a top-deck go-kart track. But the one on Bliss will be 40 percent longer, at nearly 1,000 feet long and will have four gears, including a slow one to give even new drivers a sense of comfort.

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    The two-deck go-kart track will run on electric, so the cars don't make a lot of noise. The quiet will help fellow passengers keep their Zen, but drivers will have the noise of a race car's engine piped into their headrests to keep their adrenaline flowing.

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    Norwegian Bliss will have a killer pool deck, that includes two pools, six hot tubs and a large kids' play area. Kiddos can blast one another with water cannons, hit wee water slides and splash around under water buckets.

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    Water park lovers will adore Norwegian Bliss' multistory water slides. One includes a freefall slide that juts far out over the side of the ship with clear tubing so it looks like you're flying off the ship; the other allows riders to race side by side on tubes.

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    Bliss also will feature an outdoor laser-tag course, fashioned to look like an abandoned space station.

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    Want to relax after all that adventure? Head to the exclusive, extra-fee Vibe Beach Club

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    Or Spice H2O, which turns into a dance club at night.

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    Norwegian Bliss also will feature an extensive Mandara Spa, which will have a large thermal suite. Relax in the vitality pool, visit the salt, steam or snow room, and chill on one of the 17 heated ceramic lounge chairs.

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    New to Norwegian is the Texas Smokehouse Q, a specialty restaurant that will serve up barbecued meats along with traditional southern sides, such as mac-n-cheese and smothered sweet potatoes. Called Q for short, the a la carte restaurant will feature live pop country music each night.

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    Another new addition to the fleet is The Local, a complimentary restaurant that serves up pub food and offers a bar atmosphere where passengers can take in sports on flat-screen TVs. The Norwegian Bliss venue replaces O'Sheehan's, which is a staple on the line's other ships and has a similar concept.

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    Norwegian Bliss will be the first ship in the fleet to feature a full-service Starbucks, where passengers can grab their favorite coffee or tea, a la carte.

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    Passengers can indulge their sweet cravings at Coco's, an a la carte dessert venue that will include fresh, handmade treats as well as a chocolate fountain.

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    One of the restaurants to be featured on The Waterfront will be Los Lobos, a specialty restaurant that will offer Mexican cuisine along with Norwegian's own Patron Barrel Select tequila brand. Only Norwegian Dawn currently offers a Los Lobos venue.

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    A few restaurant and bar favorites from Norwegian's other ships will also be found onboard Norwegian Bliss, including The District Brew House, a hopping craft brew bar that offers almost 75 different beers.

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    Food Republic, an international food joint created in partnership with the Pubbelly Restaurant Group, will bring small plates to diners, offering a variety of innovative dishes.

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    Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at Sea takes to the waves for a second time onboard Norwegian Bliss (you'll also find one on Norwegian Escape), where passengers can sip blender drinks and eat cheeseburgers in paradise.

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    Are you as excited about Norwegian Bliss as we are? Find an itinerary that's right for you.

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