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Norwegian Bliss Launches 2022 Alaskan Cruise Season

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Norwegian Cruise Line has kicked off the 2022 Alaskan cruise season with Norwegian Bliss from Port of Seattle.

The ship is the first of any cruise ship to visit Alaska this season as well as the first of five Norwegian Cruise Line vessels to cruise the destination through October 2022.

Guests on Norwegian Bliss’ April 23, 2022 sailing are the first of the season to discover the epic sites of the destination. The vessel will provide travellers with immersive experiences through Southeast Alaska, visiting natural wonders including the passage through the 25-million-acre World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay National Park. NCL was granted access to this natural wonder due to the company's environmental commitments focused on air emissions, waste and wildlife protection. Other sites guests may visit include the Mendenhall Glacier and the Misty Fiords National Monument near Ketchikan, a glacier-carved wilderness featuring snow-capped mountains and waterfalls.

"We have nearly three decades of history cruising Alaska, pioneering voyages to The Last Frontier from Seattle more than 22 years ago and christened the largest cruise ship in Seattle in 2018 with the debut of Norwegian Bliss," said Norwegian Cruise Line President and Chief Executive Officer, Harry Sommer. "We could not be any prouder to return to our ‘second home’ and jumpstart the 2022 Alaska season with one of our most innovative ships and provide unforgettable guest experiences with some of the world’s most bucket list destinations."

Throughout the 2022 cruise season, NCL will have the youngest fleet sailing Alaska and offer the largest capacity ever with the most sailings offered by the brand in Alaska, including a variety of cruises for guests to choose from with five-, seven-, nine-, and 10-day itineraries on Norwegian Bliss, Encore, Sun, Spirit, and Jewel.

As part of NCL’s Great Cruise Comeback for Alaskan cruises, Norwegian Sun will also return to sail on May 5, 2022, marking the 16th of the 17 ship fleet to return to operation, as she sets sail from Seattle and makes her way through Alaska and British Columbia. She will offer five-, seven-, nine- and 10-day itineraries this year before setting sail from Hong Kong.

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