Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of Norwegian Viva, the newest vessel in the now 19-ship fleet at the renowned Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. The milestone event marks the arrival of the second of six ships in the Prima Class set to debut through 2028.
Following the launch of Norwegian Prima in 2022, Norwegian Viva will continue to raise the bar on cruising. The ship’s tagline “Live it Up” embodies the enhanced guest experience and on-board characteristic of this pioneering class. These include elevated offerings, more spacious designs, thrilling onboard activities such as the three-story Viva Speedway, and new dining concepts.
“Ships as stellar as those of the Prima Class are only possible in collaboration with an incredible shipyard like Fincantieri,” said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Delivery marks an important milestone for Norwegian Viva, and we are beyond excited to bring this spectacular ship to life as we welcome guests aboard next week.”
Norwegian Viva Highlights
While the ship boasts many of the Prima Class highlights, unique to Norwegian Viva is “Beetlejuice”. Guests can “Live it Up” with the undead during a musical adaptation of Tim Burton’s 1988 film.
Additional evening entertainment includes Press Your Luck Live. This immersive game show experience offers audience members a chance to participate and win prizes.
At 965 feet long, 143,535 gross tons, and with the capacity for 3,100 guests, Norwegian Viva also features The Concourse. This outdoor sculpture garden is in Ocean Boulevard, the wrap-around boardwalk bringing guests closer to the water than ever before. Reimagined for Norwegian Viva, the area will include work from six artists that have been featured on previous NCLH ships.
Metropolitan Bar, the ship’s exclusive sustainable cocktail bar, will feature a new art installation as well. “Every Wing has a Silver Lining,” is a 52-foot-long interactive work of art designed exclusively for Norwegian Viva.
“Norwegian Viva is a testament to our wonderful partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line,” said Pierroberto Folgiero, CEO of Fincantieri. “We are proud to play a role in the innovative Prima Class and look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come with the next four highly anticipated Prima Class ships.”
Following the ship’s maiden voyage on Aug.10 2023, Norwegian Viva will sail a series of Mediterranean and Greek Isles itineraries. She will then complete a transatlantic crossing for her official Christening ceremony in Miami on Nov. 28, 2023.
Luis Fonsi, Latin GRAMMY® artist and godfather to Norwegian Viva, will attend the celebration to officially name the ship. The Queen of Latin Pop, Paulina Rubio; “Saturday Night Live” cast member and Miami-native Marcello Hernandez; and singer Pedro Capó will join him.
The ship will homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico for a season of Caribbean voyages from Dec. 2023 through March 2024. It will feature calls to Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. John’s, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
SOURCE Norwegian Cruise Line
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