Cozumel, Q.R. — With a capacity for 4,002 passengers (in double occupancy) and 1,700 staff, the Norwegian Bliss cruise ship arrived at the island of Cozumel for the first time where it docked for several hours before continuing on to Alaska.
The 333-meter-long vessel was greeted by Cozumel’s municipal president Pedro Joaquín Delbouis, governor Carlos Joaquín and the general director of the Administración Portuaria Integral de Quintana Roo (Apiqroo), Alicia Ricalde Magaña where the ship’s captain, Robert Lumberg, announced Cozumel will become one of its main destination ports.
The docking of the Norwegian Bliss will be added to the island’s busy cruise ship schedule. By the end of 2019, the island of Cozumel registered 1,369 cruise ships and over 4.5 million passengers.
The Norwegian Bliss was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany and had a schedule of debuting in Alaska in June 2018. The ship was designed for improved energy efficiency to meet Alaska’s environmental regulations. This was the ship’s first visit to Cozumel.