At 168,028 tons, Norwegian Bliss is the biggest ship ever for Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line. Delivered to Norwegian Cruise Line by shipbuilder Meyer Werft on April 19, 2018, Norwegian Bliss is 20 decks high and 1,082 feet long. Built with all the trappings of a major mega-resort, Norwegian Bliss features top decks chock full of pools, water slides and other outdoor amusements. Located on Deck 16, the main pool area of Norwegian Bliss offers two large pools surrounded by lounge chairs. One of the two pools at the main pool area of Norwegian Bliss sits in the shadow of a giant screen that offers entertainment throughout the day. Among the biggest attractions atop Norwegian Bliss is Aqua Racer, a swirling tube ride that drops four stories to the main pool deck. Aqua Racer is one of two large water slides atop Norwegian Bliss. It’s entrance is located just in front of the ship’s funnel on Deck 20. Passengers enter the Aqua Racer water through this eerily blue staging area. The Aqua Racer water slide towers over the main pool area on Deck 16. A second water slide called Ocean Loops is located on the starboard side of Norwegian Bliss just across from the Aqua Racer water slide. Just below the Aqua Racer is a watery fun zone for kids called the Kids’ Aqua Park. Located just steps away from the two pools on the main pool deck is a sleek outdoor bar called Surf. The main pool deck also has a small bandstand where musicians play during the day. A large metallic art piece depicting a polar bear on the main pool deck of Norwegian Bliss is a nod to its summer home in Alaska.