The Bliss is currently under construction in Germany, but it has a trans-Atlantic maiden voyage slated for April 2018. From there, the ship will home port out of Seattle for Alaska cruises that summer, with stops in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Victoria, BC. The seven-night itinerary starts at $899.
If cold-weather cruising isn't for you, NCL feels you. The Norwegian Bliss will sail Eastern Caribbean itineraries out of Miami beginning November 2018, hitting St. Thomas, Tortola, and Nassau over seven nights (starting at $649). There will also be a couple of 12- and 14-day Panama Canal cruises – one in the fall going from LA to Miami, the other reversing the route in the spring (beginning at $1,249). A handful of trips to the Mexican Riviera are also on the docket.
More details about onboard amenities, bars, and restaurants will come this year. But if you're jonesing to be the first aboard what will be the most envy-producing ship in Alaska next summer, reservations just opened this month.