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Top five attractions onboard Norwegian Bliss!

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Source: USA Today

Cruise fans are buzzing about Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, the 4,004-passenger Norwegian Bliss, and for good reason.

Scheduled to be christened later this month in Seattle, the Miami-based cruise operator’s largest vessel ever ranks among the most activity-packed ships at sea, with a wide array of eateries, bars, nightspots and deck-top amusements.

1. The watery fun zones. You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate the appeal of the pools and water slides atop this ship. The attractions include Aqua Racer, a swirling, four-deck-high tube ride that rivals anything found at a land-based resort. 

2. The race track. As if the water slides and pools weren’t enough deck-top fun for one cruise vacation, Norwegian has devoted another generous chunk of the ship’s exterior space to a two-deck-high race track — a first for a vessel aimed at North Americans. 

3. The Waterfront. Norwegian brings back the sea as a focal point of the cruise experience with this boardwalk-like area where passengers can dine overlooking the water. Located on both sides of Deck 8, The Waterfront features outdoor extensions of four Bliss restaurants including the line’s signature Cagney’s Steakhouse and Italian eatery La Cucina. 

4.The Texas-style barbecue eatery. Barbecue isn’t easy to do on cruise ships, where open flames are against regulations. But Norwegian may have hit on the secret sauce for an at-sea barbecue eatery with Bliss’s new Texas-style smokehouse called Q. 

5. The Broadway-style shows. Norwegian has been at the forefront of an evolution in cruise ship entertainment in recent years, and nowhere is that more evident than on Bliss, which boasts several high-production musicals. 

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