I recently had the chance to board NCL’s brand new flagship the Norwegian Bliss and I took the opportunity to photograph the ship for a comprehensive tour. This review will cover the public areas and staterooms.I had commented on twitter that the ship even smells brand new. The interiors were absolutely stunning. The Bliss just started sailing this year in April.The ship is technically in the Breakaway Plus-class of vessels but more closely resembles her older sister Norwegian Joy. She’s 168,028gt and has an LOA of 1,094ft. At double occupancy she carries just over 4,000 pax.Let’s start the tour with our noted obligatory photos:Obligatory hallway photoObligatory carpet photoObligatory stairwell photoDeck 05DECK PLANThe bottom-most deck normally accessed by the public contains inside and outside cabins in the front. Running down the middle is a long corridor between both stairwells. Off of this hallway is the children’s areas.Guppies play areaGuppies play areaSplash AcademyVideo ArcadeEntourage teen areaInside Entourage teen areaDeck 06DECK PLANDeck 6 is where the public areas start. At the very front is the Bliss Theater. It’s really only accessible from the deck above as it’s just one story and you enter from the top-down.Bliss TheaterBehind that is the Q Texas Smokehouse. This is the lines first BBQ place.Q Texas Smokehouse on Norwegian BlissQ Texas Smokehouse on Norwegian BlissBehind that is a small passageway on the starboard that contains meeting rooms, the card room/library, and a photo studio.Meeting rooms and library on Norwegian BlissThose open up to the main atrium. This is where the guest services desks are.Norwegian Bliss guest services desksMain atrium area on Norwegian BlissInternet cafe on Norwegian BlissAtrium bar on Norwegian BlissAs the ship is built for the west coast, and homeported in Seattle, it’s only fitting that there be a full service Starbucks there.Norwegian Bliss full service StarbucksComplete menu for Starbucks on Norwegian BlissAs you exit the forward atrium, you emerge to the larger midships atrium.Midships atrium on Norwegian BlissOff the main atrium are several venues.Social comedy clubCoccos a completely new à la carte dessert venueTeppanyaki restaurant on Norwegian BlissAfter you exit the atrium, there’s a narrow passageway aft that the is surrounded by the art gallery.Art gallery onboard Norwegian BlissThen you emerge at the aft stairwell. Around that area is the MIXX bar and off of that are two complementary restaurants, Taste and Savor.MIXX barSavor restaurant on Norwegian BlissTaste restaurant onboard Norwegian BlissDeck 07DECK PLANDeck 7 starts with the main entrance to the Bliss theater at the bow. As you exit the theater, you are at the Box Office where you can book tickets to the main shows, such as Jersey Boys.Box office on Norwegian BlissAs you exit the theater, you’re at the top floor of the forward atrium. Around that is the Local Bar & Grill. This replaces O’Sheehans on the former Breakaway ships (as Kevin Sheehan is no longer with the company).Bowling Alley tucked away in the corner of the LocalOpening of the Atrium and the Local surrounding itExiting the Atrium, you are at the very large Bliss Casino. Her identical sister, Norwegian Joy, is designed for the Chinese market. As a result, the Joy has a very large casino. They’ve decided to use that layout for the Bliss.Casino on Norwegian BlissVIP room at the casino on Norwegian BlissWalking aft, slot machines line the hallwayTowards the back of the casino is the Skyline barSkyline bar on Norwegian BlissAt the very back of the deck is the Manhattan room. One of the striking rooms onboard these class of ships.Manhattan room on Norwegian BlissTable setting on the Norwegian Bliss. I love the tiny butter trayDeck 08DECK PLANThe forward part of deck 8 is balcony cabins and inside cabins. About a quarter of the way back, the Waterfront outside promenade starts. It’s directly above the lifeboats and sticks out from the side of the ship. This creates an outdoor promenade where you can walk down the side, around the stern, and back up the opposite side.Right after the cabins, the public areas start. On the port side, there’s the District Brewhouse.District Brewhouse on Norwegian BlissSeating area at District Brewhouse on Norwegian BlissOn the starboard side is the Food Republic which serves what’s described as a global fusion cuisine.Food Republic on Norwegian BlissWalking past those and through the forward elevator bank there’s a grouping of several bars and restaurants.Cellars wine bar sponsored by the Michael Mondavi Family of wineLa Cucina Italian restaurant on Norwegian BlissOutdoor seating for La CucinaThe Cavern Club on the starboard side named after the Liverpool club where the Beatles performedOutdoor area of the Cavern ClubBack inside, opposite the Cavern Club is the Maltings whiskey barSeating area for Maltings on Norwegian BlissBar area at Maltings on Norwegian BlissHumidor cigar lounge on on Norwegian BlissHeading aft you’re at the top floor of the midships atrium. Surrounding it are the Mojito bar and the Ocean Blue seafood restaurant.Sugarcane Mojito bar on Norwegian BlissOutdoor area of SugarcaneOcean Blue on Norwegian BlissOutdoor area of Ocean BlueBack indoors, walking aft, there’s the Tradewinds duty free shops.Tradewinds duty free shopsTradewinds duty free shopsAt the back of the deck are some food venues. Towards the corder on the starboard side is the bake shop and gelato shop.Bake shop on Norwegian BlissDolce gelato shop on Norwegian BlissAt the back of the deck are two restaurants with a bar in between.A-List bar on Norwegian BlissCagney’s Steakhouse on Norwegian BlissOutdoor area on Cagney’sLos Lobos tex-mex restaurant on Norwegian BlissOutdoor area of Los Lobos.A really neat area I stumbled upon is outside at the very back of deck 08. There’s this neat outdoor platform with a glass floor.