View glaciers and islands in 180 degrees
The front of the ship is home to the 180-degree Observation Lounge, which on Caribbean voyages gives a calming panorama of the open sea. In Alaska, however, it’ll offer the opportunity to gawk at glaciers, mountains, soaring eagles, and plodding bears without having to stand out in misty, 58-degree “liquid sunshine.” The 3,500-square-foot, two-story lounge has interactive screens with labels for every mountain, glacier, and Caribbean beach, so you won’t have to bother the already-harried bartender. It’s yet another way Bliss is upping the excitement on the ship, giving passengers the chance to take in dramatic scenery without being exposed to the elements.
There's a full mock-up of the bar that launched the Beatles
You don’t even need to be a Beatles fan to appreciate the detail put into the Cavern Club, an onboard replica of the famous Liverpool venue where the Beatles started out. Of course, while a trip to the real Cavern Club will have you standing ass-to-elbows with sweaty English people and (at one time) inhaling all of their cigarette smoke, this onboard version is far cleaner and more comfortable. It’s got a pretty solid Beatles tribute band playing nightly too, which might not be the same as the original. But after a few drinks it makes little difference. And really, who knows how good the Fab Four sounded during the Pete Best era anyway.