Norwegian Cruise Line's second Prima-class ship will be called the Norwegian Viva and will enter service in June 2023.
The ship will spend its first summer in the Mediterranean and its first winter in Puerto Rico.
Norwegian Viva will sail Mediterranean itineraries from four ports: Lisbon,
Venice (Trieste), Rome (Civitavecchia) and Athens (Piraeus). The ship
will reposition to the Southern Caribbean for the 2023-2024 winter
season, homeporting in San Juan.
The La Terraza on Norwegian Viva will be an open-air lounge and quaint retreat offering forward-facing sea views. Photo Credit: Norwegian Cruise Line
The second of six Prima ships being built by Italy's Fincantieri
shipyard in Marghera, the 3,219-passenger Norwegian Viva will have a design and
structure mirroring the Norwegian Prima.
However, the newer ship will have the brand's largest inside,
oceanview and balcony cabins; the largest suite variety; and the highest
staffing levels and space ratio of any new cruise ship in the
contemporary and premium cruise categories, NCL said.
"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," Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Harry Sommer
said in a statement. "We have taken everything our guests love to the
next level with this brand-new class of ships designed with them in
Norwegian Viva's hull art will be designed by Italian graffiti and sculpture artist Manuel Di Rita. Photo Credit: Norwegian Cruise Line
Following a summer sailing Mediterranean cruises of eight, nine and
10 days, Norwegian Viva will become the largest new ship to homeport in San
Juan, NCL said. Norwegian Viva will kick off its winter season on Dec. 15,
2023, sailing a seven-day roundtrip Caribbean itinerary to the British
Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua and the U.S.
The ship's Haven by Norwegian – NCL's upscale, ship-within-a-ship
area – will feature 107 suites, an expansive sundeck, an infinity pool
overlooking the ship's wake, and an outdoor spa with a glass-walled
sauna and cold room.
Like Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Viva will feature the Drop, which NCL says will
have the fastest freefall drop on a dry slide at sea; a three-level
go-kart racetrack, The Viva Speedway; Ocean Boulevard, the
44,000-square-foot outdoor walkway that wraps around the ship; the
Indulge Food Hall featuring 11 eateries; the Concourse outdoor area with
a sculpture garden; and the Infinity Beach and Oceanwalk with glass
bridges above water.
A rendering of Norwegian Viva's penthouse suite. Photo Credit: Norwegian Cruise Line
Also like Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Viva's hull art will be designed by Italian
graffiti and sculpture artist Manuel Di Rita, commonly known as "Peeta."
Both Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva will feature alternative
emissions-reduction technologies that lessen the ship's environmental
impact and filter out up to 98% of sulfur oxides and 90% of nitrogen
They will also both be equipped with an exhaust gas cleaning system,
an advanced wastewater treatment system and the ability to connect to
onshore power grids to reduce emissions while in port.
Source: Travel Weekly