Get ready America for epic moments of travel this spring.
The phenomenal Norwegian Cruise Line has announced on air personality Elvis Duran as Godfather of its newest ship, Norwegian Bliss. Set to launch in May is one of the coolest things to hit the water in decades. With captivating and breathtaking innovations this is cruising for a new generation. Hot and happening with gorgeous design and stimulating atmosphere this ship is sure to be on the top of travel wish lists for years to come.
During a fun launch party at PHD, Norwegian and the beloved radioman captivated guests with the enlightening offers of the latest vessel coming to the grand waters around the world. Bliss will offer the ultimate cruising experience with exhilarating activities, delectable dining options and show stopping performance.
On hand to help celebrate at the event was the on-air cast from ‘Elvis Duran and The Morning Show’ including Danielle Monaro, Bethany, Greg T., Skeery Jones and Froggy.
“I never in a million years thought someone would ask me to be a Godfather of a huge cruise line,” stated Duran enthusiastically. “My mind is blown.”
As Godfather, Elvis will have an honorary role in the official ship christening ceremony on May 30, 2018 at Pier 66 in Seattle. Custom built for the ultimate cruising experience, Norwegian Bliss will boast an array of exhilarating activities, delectable dining options and show stopping performances. The line’s sixteenth ship will sail weekly seven- day Alaska cruises during her inaugural summer season and, beginning in November 2018, Norwegian Bliss will trade in Alaska’s breathtaking scenery for stunning Caribbean sunsets as she sails seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises each Saturday from Port Miami.
In the maritime world, it is a longstanding tradition to name a Godparent of a new vessel and the honor is given to an individual who will officially christen a new ship, and remain in their role for the life of the ship. Norwegian Cruise Line bestowed the Godfather role upon Elvis Duran as he mirrors the fun, exciting and original personality that Norwegian Bliss so wholly embodies. While Norwegian Bliss is docked in Seattle on May 30, 2018, Elvis will join Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s President and CEO Frank Del Rio and Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Andy Stuart in the tradition of breaking a bottle of champagne against the ship’s hull and officially christening the vessel during an exciting ceremony. Elvis joins the family of high profile Godmothers and Godfathers for the brand including Pitbull, Kim Cattrall, Reba McEntire, Rosie O’Donnell, Chinese pop star Wang Leehom and the Radio City Rockettes, as he steps into this special new role.
“Elvis Duran epitomizes the high-energy, and liveliness that the ship represents and we’re very excited to have him join the family as Godfather to Norwegian Bliss,” said Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line’s president and chief executive officer. “Norwegian Cruise Line’s mission is first and foremost to provide guests with a one-of-a-kind unforgettable vacation and continue to develop and offer guests the latest innovative experiences. As one of the most beloved radio hosts in history, Elvis’ commitment to entertainment and bringing laughter and joy to his listeners each day is exactly why we believe he is the perfect fit to represent Norwegian Bliss.”
During her inaugural summer season, Norwegian Bliss will sail weekly seven-day Alaska cruises each Saturday from Pier 66 in Seattle, offering guests the premier way to see America’s last frontier, while also providing all of the innovative features, entertainment, signature dining and onboard experiences that Norwegian Cruise Line is known for around the globe.
The ship’s itinerary will feature calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia, along with scenic glacier cruising. Norwegian Bliss will sail her inaugural Winter season beginning in November 2018, sailing seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises each Saturday from Port Miami, featuring calls in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.
Norwegian Bliss’ custom design will offer guests the freedom and flexibility to “Imagine Bliss” and create their ideal experience at sea, with a wide variety of accommodations including luxurious suites in The Haven by Norwegian®, Studio staterooms for solo travelers with virtual ocean views, and new connecting staterooms ideal for large groups and families traveling together. Norwegian
Bliss will also feature two observation lounges, including the Horizon Lounge that is exclusive to guests of The Haven®, perfect for whale watching in Alaska or taking in sunsets in the Caribbean.
Norwegian Bliss will feature a two level electric-car racetrack, a first for a North American-based cruise ship, and an intergalactic, open-air laser tag course.
Norwegian Bliss will provide its guests with spectacular entertainment including the Tony-award winning musical, Jersey Boys, and an all-new exclusive, original musical theater show created and produced specifically for the ship. Norwegian Bliss will also feature brand-new dining concepts including the Texas Smokehouse, Q, and land favorites such as Starbucks.
Continuing its tradition of featuring original artwork on its ship’s hulls, Norwegian Cruise Line has commissioned Wyland, one of the world’s premier marine life artists, to design the hull art for Norwegian Bliss; the artwork will feature images of humpback whales, found in every ocean around the world. The ship’s hull will serve as a large canvas to showcase the importance of conservation and ocean preservation.
To book a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line, contact a travel professional or call Norwegian at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visit www.ncl.com.