It's perhaps quite fitting that the Norwegian Bliss will be returning to sail Alaska this summer, Alaska was the originally intended destination for the Bliss during her inaugural season in 2018.
There are a few hurdles yet to jump, but it's looking as though the right combination of events has occurred to finally - and safely - return to cruising US waters.
Norwegian Bliss returns to Alaska this summer!
Congress passed the temporary bill permitting waiver of certain requirements of old, the new Passenger Vessel Services Act.
The acceptance of Norwegian's application for and subsequent granting of the Conditional Sailing Certificate from the CDC, which I'm told is to be granted any day now.
And finally, the ongoing vaccination schedule and updates to Norwegian's already stringent health and safety program.
Guests can look forward to embarking in Seattle from the 7th of August, then enjoying 7-13 hours in ports of call such as Icy Straight Point, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Skagway, or the incredible views of Glacier Bay National Park or the Holkham Bay Glacier Fjord.