Norwegian Viva to Undergo Renovations During Transatlantic Voyage

Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship Norwegian Viva will be undergoing some renovations during its transatlantic crossing this month.

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Less than nine months after debuting, Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship Norwegian Viva will be undergoing some renovations during its transatlantic crossing this month.

In an email to booked guests and travel agents, the line said “As part of our commitment to continuously offer extraordinary vacation experiences for our guests around the world, and to uphold a consistent world-class product across our fleet, Norwegian Viva will be undergoing some enhancements during your cruise.”

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Norwegian Viva Renovations

The Speedway Bar, which is an outdoor bar located near the Viva Speedway go-kart track on the top deck of the ship, will be converted into an Entourage teens club. Notably, neither Prima-class ship (Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva) currently feature a dedicated space for teens to hang out, even though it’s a staple on nearly all mainstream cruise ships — including others in the NCL fleet.

The line also revealed that it will be making some upgrades to its virtual reality complex, the Galaxy Pavilion.

To complete the renovations, The Bull’s Eye (the darts lounge), Tee Time (mini-golf), The Stadium (sports court and table games area), The Wave (a waterslide), and a section of the Galaxy Pavilion will be closed during the transatlantic sailing.

The email continued, “However, if we are able to reopen these venues during this voyage, we will communicate accordingly. Rest assured, there will still be plenty of activities available to entertain you during your days at sea, including the Speedway, The Drop, The Rush, the Aqua Park and so much more!”

My First Impressions of Norwegian Viva

A Cruise Critic member who is booked on this voyage said that Norwegian Cruise Line has given guests who booked passes to the Vibe sundeck $100 per stateroom. The member said it was for the inconvenience of potential noise during the renovations.

Transatlantic Crossing

Norwegian Viva‘s transatlantic crossing is a 19-night voyage scheduled to depart San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 7th. After visiting several ports in the Caribbean, Africa, and one in Spain, it’s scheduled to conclude in Lisbon, Portugal on April 26th.

Norwegian Viva is the second in NCL’s Prima-class following the launch of the namesake ship Norwegian Prima in 2022. A third Prima-class vessel, Norwegian Aqua, is scheduled to debut in 2025.


Do you feel it’s fair for Norwegian Viva to have so many spaces closed to guests during this crossing? Would you be okay with missing out on those amenities during your cruise? Drop us an anchor below and let us know your thoughts!

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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