Introducing: Norwegian Viva

NCL unveils the next ship in its brand-new Prima Class, to launch June 2023 and set sail from four Mediterranean ports: Lisbon, Venice, Rome, and Athens. President and CEO of NCL: “Norwegian Viva sets the standard in the premium segment.”

Norwegian Cruise Lines unveiled today the next ship in its brand-new Prima Class, Norwegian Viva, promising passengers a whole new experience, with more open spaces, innovative and stunning design, and exceptional service.

Norwegian Viva will debut in June 2023, sailing from four major Southern European cities: Lisbon, Portugal; Venice (Trieste) and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; and Athens (Piraeus), Greece.

Come winter 2023-24, the ship will sail the Southern Caribbean, offering tropical getaways from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Like her ground-breaking sister ship Norwegian Prima, the Viva is also built by renowned Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri in Marghera, Italy. It will be 965 ft long and 142,500 gross tons, accommodating 3,219 guests at double occupancy.

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Infinity Beach. Photo: NCL PR

According to NCL’s statement, passengers will enjoy the most spacious accommodations, including the brand’s largest inside, oceanview, and balcony category staterooms. Moreover, the ship will offer the best space ratio of any new cruise ship in the premium category and the widest variety of suite categories available at sea.

And if that’s not enough, the Viva will redefine The Haven, NCL’s ultra-premium keycard-only access ship-within-a-ship concept. Designed by Piero Lissoni, one of Italy’s most renowned designers, The Haven’s public areas and 107 suites will feature an expansive sundeck, a stunning infinity pool overlooking the ship’s wake, and an outdoor spa with a glass-walled sauna and cold room.

The Prima Class boasts a next-level variety of recreational activities as well, including the fastest freefall drop dry slides at sea (The Rush and The Drop) and the largest three-level racetrack at sea with the Viva Speedway.

Norwegian Viva will also feature Ocean Boulevard, a 44,000 sq ft outdoor walkway around the entire ship; Indulge Food Hall, boasting 11 varieties of eateries; The Concourse, with its outdoor sculpture garden; expansive pool decks and infinity style pools at Infinity Beach; and Oceanwalk, showcasing glass bridges above water.

Aft deck at night. Photo: NCL PR

According to Harry Sommer, President and CEO of NCL: “Norwegian Viva sets the standard in the premium segment, illustrating our commitment to pushing boundaries in four main areas: wide open space, service that puts guests first, thoughtful design and experiences beyond expectation. We have taken everything our guests love to the next level with this brand-new class of ships designed with them in mind.”

“Norwegian Viva, the second of six Prima Class vessels being built with us, reinforces the great collaboration between Norwegian Cruise Line and Fincantieri,” added Luigi Matarazzo, General Manager Merchant Ships Division at Fincantieri. “We were extremely satisfied that Norwegian Prima, the first of the new class, earned record-breaking bookings, and we are excited to see how Norwegian Viva will live up to her sister ship. As we proved our resilience during these challenging times, this announcement represents another testament to Fincantieri’s global leadership role in the cruise sector.”

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Norwegian Prima’s first float out

Cruising back into Greece


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