NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line kicks off the 2022 Alaskan season with Norwegian Bliss from Seattle

   April 26, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line kicked off the 2022 Alaskan season with Norwegian Bliss from the port of Seattle (Washington USA).

Bliss is the first of any cruise ship to call in Alaska this season and the first of 5 vessels to sail The Last Frontier through October.

Passengers on Norwegian Bliss’ April 23 sailing are the first of the cruise season to discover the sites of the destination. The ship will provide immersive experiences through Southeast Alaska, visiting the passage through the 25-million-acre Glacier Bay National Park, a World Heritage Site. NCL was granted access to the natural wonder due to the line’s environmental commitments focused on wildlife protection, air emissions, and waste.

Other popular sites include the Mendenhall Glacier, which lies ~12 miles outside Juneau AK, and the Misty Fiords National Monument close to Ketchikan AK, a glacier-carved wilderness with snowcapped mountains and waterfalls.

Throughout the 2022 cruise season, Norwegian will have the youngest fleet cruising in Alaska and offer the largest guest capacity ever with the most voyages offered by the line in Alaska, including various cruises for passengers on Norwegian Bliss, Encore, Jewel, Spirit, and Sun.

Cruise in Seattle provides~US$900 million in economic benefits supporting ~5,500 jobs and is a major component of the strategy of the Port of Seattle to expand economic opportunity.

Norwegian Bliss cruise ship

NCL Norwegian Sun will also restart sailings on May 5, marking the 16th of Norwegian's 17-ship fleet to return to operation. The ship sets sail from Seattle WA and makes her way through Alaska & British Columbia with 5-, 7-, 9-, and 10-day itineraries before setting sail from Hong Kong.