Harry Sommer, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Lines
Fincantieri has floated out Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Viva, at its shipyard in Marghera, Italy.
A commemorative coin was welded into the ship in a traditional maritime ceremony presided over by Harry Sommer, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, and Antonio Quintano, shipyard director of Fincantieri.
The float out follows the completion of external works and painting of Norwegian Viva, including the hull artwork designed by Italian graffiti artist Manuel Di Rita. Construction will now continue of Norwegian Viva’s interior fittings and guest accommodations before she is officially delivered to the cruise line in 2023.
“The float out of Norwegian Viva has been much anticipated and it’s an incredibly proud day for us all,” said Sommer. “As our nineteenth ship and the second in our innovative Prima Class, Norwegian Viva continues to represent our ongoing commitment to giving guests the best holiday experience imaginable. With Norwegian Viva’s name meaning ‘to be alive’, and her motto being ‘Live it Up’, we simply cannot wait to put this into practice and welcome guests on board soon for the vacation of a lifetime.”