Cruise ship line, Norwegian, announced their Alaska bound cruise ship for the upcoming season will offer passengers a new feature.
The Norwegian Cruise Line will be the first in North America to offer passengers a 1,000-foot double deck race track on top of the vessel. The race track will feature a course with electric go-carts that will allow passengers to race against one another.
Positioned on the back of the 4,000-passenger ship, the race track will be longer than the race track unveiled in April (2017) on the Norwegian’s 3,850-passenger ship, Norwegian Joy, which sails Asia year-round.
The idea to implement a race track on a North American ship came from positive feedback from Norwegian Joy passengers. Norwegian Cruise Line president and CEO Andy Stuart said, “The feedback (from the attraction on Joy) has been outstanding. It’s packed all day long. People absolutely love it.”
He explained that the race track on the Bliss is 40 percent longer than the race track on the Joy ship noting, “We’ve managed to utilize the same space more efficiently. It’s going to be an even better experience I think.”
The Norwegian Bliss will also have an open-air laser tag course on the top deck, another new and first-time feature for the cruise line. Other cruise ship features include an Aqua Park with two multi-story water slides. One slide has a loop that extends over the ship’s side while the second slide is designed to allow passengers to race side-by-side in tubes with a translucent featured section that offers ocean views.
Norwegian Bliss cruises sails the Mexican Riviera via Los Angeles and lands in Ensenada, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.