Alaska Aboard the new Norwegian BLISS

Alaska season is upon us and what better way for us to celebrate than with a new ship built with this incredible destination in mind.  The Norwegian Bliss celebrated her official Inaugural on June 2, when she began her first of many 7 night sailings from Seattle every week through September 22.  She is the largest ship to call on this market with port calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, BC.  A 3 night Denali express pre-cruise tour  is also available.

Steve and I had the great fortune of getting a sneak peak when she briefly stopped in New York on her way over from Europe.  She is simply spectacular!  The Bliss offers some incredible and unique features such as an expansive observation deck (yes, the ENTIRE deck with floor-to-ceiling glass enclosure), 27 dining options including Q, the only barbecue at sea, a full-service retail Starbucks (it DOES sail from Seattle, after all!), one of Broadway’s best musicals Jersey Boys and, a Cavern Club with Beatles Tribute Band, Margaritaville at Sea and the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar, where every hour is happy hour.  And of course, the Only Two-Level Racetrack at sea!

Actual photo taken of racetrack while in NY – photo credit Lisa Gardner

For the 2019 Alaska season Bliss will be cruising the popular Glacier Bay.  We have space reserved aboard the 8/18/19 sailing date (space is capacity controlled and subject to availability), so contact us if you’re interested in booking.  Here’s the itinerary:



Mon 19-Aug AT SEA

Tue 20-Aug 2:30pm Tue 20-Aug 11:00 pm JUNEAU, ALASKA, US

Wed 21-Aug 7:00am Wed 21-Aug 8:15 pm SKAGWAY, ALASKA, US


Fri 23-Aug 6:00am Fri 23-Aug 1:00 pm KETCHIKAN, ALASKA, US

Sat 24-Aug 7:30pm Sat 24-Aug 11:59 pm VICTORIA, BC, CANADA, CANADA


Are you excited?  Well, chill out a bit (see what I did there with an Alaska reference?!) before the BEST news; Norwegian Bliss will sail from New York for one season beginning November 2019 through April 2020!   When the Alaska season concludes, Norwegian Bliss will make her way to Miami for 7 night sailings to the Eastern Caribbean.  But not before a few Mexican Riviera sailings and a jaunt through the Panama Canal (she’s the largest vessel to ever sail through the new locks).

Click HERE for our BLISS web page, and more information about this beautiful ship.

If you’re interested in cruising aboard BLISS, or for more information on booking her or another vacation please be sure to contact us.



Lisa Gardner, Owner/VP Travel Services, 3A-Travel Agency

Owner, VP Travel Services

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