Norwegian Viva Debuts in Europe

Norwegian Viva debuts in Europe, welcoming its firsts guests onboard a 9-day sailing from Venice, Italy to Lisbon, Portugal.

Norwegian Viva Debuts in Europe


  • Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces Its Newest Ship, the Second of the Groundbreaking Prima Class 
  • Norwegian Viva to Homeport in Four Bucket-List Mediterranean Destinations This Summer 

Norwegian Cruise Line welcomed the first guests to sail aboard Norwegian Viva, embarking on its maiden voyage from Venice (Trieste), Italy.

Making a grand debut in Europe today, Norwegian Viva departed for its first spectacular nine-day journey through the Mediterranean. The sailing will take guests from Venice (Trieste), Italy to Lisbon, Portugal. It will include stops in seaside destinations like Salerno, off Italy’s Amalfi Coast; Cannes along France’s Cote d’Azur; and Ibiza, Spain.

Norwegian Viva will sail a selection of bucket-list worthy Greek Isles and Mediterranean voyages through November. Then, she will homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico in December for a season in the Caribbean. 

Norwegian Viva Debuts in Europe

“This summer, our guests will have the opportunity to explore Europe aboard our newest magnificent vessel, Norwegian Viva, while enjoying its well-appointed spacious design, elevated experiences, expansive culinary offerings and signature Norwegian Cruise Line hospitality provided by the best crew in the industry,” said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line.  “Norwegian Viva’s tagline is ‘Live it Up,’ and I have no doubt our guests will be doing just that while they cruise to some of the liveliest cities in Europe and the Caribbean during the ship’s inaugural season.” 

More on Norwegian Viva

Mirroring the design of sister ship Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Viva features standout onboard experiences. Some of these include the Viva Speedway, Indulge Food Hall, and NCL’s industry-exclusive sustainable cocktail bar, the Metropolitan Bar.

Further, Norwegian Viva’s upscale and spacious design is elevated by an expansive array of artwork across the ship. This includes The Concourse, a multi-million-dollar outdoor sculpture garden, and a dynamic, interactive 52-foot-wide art piece by contemporary British digital artist Dominic Harris.

Harris’ “Every Wing Has a Silver Lining” digital art piece is on display at Metropolitan Bar. It dynamically responds throughout the day to passing movement, creating engagement with the viewer.  

Norwegian Viva also features a world-class entertainment lineup, headlined by the Tony Award®-nominated comedy “Beetlejuice The Musical”. There’s also the iconic game show “Press Your Luck LIVE,” where the audience participates to win incredible grand prizes.

Norwegian Viva will sail a series of Mediterranean and Greek Isles itineraries, before its Christening ceremony in Miami on Nov. 28, 2023. Luis Fonsi, Latin GRAMMY® award-winning artist and godfather to Norwegian Viva, will officially name the ship. He will be joined by The Queen of Latin Pop, Paulina Rubio; “Saturday Night Live” cast member and Miami-native Marcello Hernandez; and singer Pedro Capó.

The ship will homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico for a season of Caribbean voyages from Dec. 2023 through March 2024. Itineraries 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.

In May 2024, Norwegian Viva will return to Europe. This ship’s Mediterranean itineraries will offer an unmatched opportunity to experience the beauty and culture of Europe. With an average of 10.5 hours in port, travelers will have more time to explore with fewer days at sea. Guests can unpack once, all while enjoying the ease and comfort of their world-class travel accommodations and the ability to wake up in a new destination as the ship transports them from one spectacular European city to another.

SOURCE Norwegian Cruise Line


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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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