Norwegian Cruise Line’s second Prima-class ship to set sail next June

Norwegian Viva will visit destinations such as Lisbon, Venice, Rome and Athens

Norwegian Cruise Line’s second Prima-class ship to set sail next June

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Viva will be 965 feet long, 142,500gt and accommodate 3,219 guests

By Alice Chambers |

Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) new ship, Norwegian Viva, will debut in June 2023, becoming the second Prima-class vessel in the fleet alongside her sister ship, Norwegian Prima.  

The new vessel will begin her maiden season by visiting destinations such as Lisbon, Portugal; Venice and Rome, Italy; and Athens, Greece. Afterwards, Viva will then sail the Southern Caribbean for her 2023-2024 winter season from San Juan, Puerto Rico, beginning on 15 December 2023. 

Built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, which also constructed Prima, Viva will be 965 feet long and 142,500gt. The ship will accommodate 3,219 guests and feature a redefined ‘The Haven by Norwegian’ complex, which can only be accessed via key card. The Haven will feature 107 suites, an expansive sundeck, an infinity pool that overlooks Viva’s wake and an outdoor spa with a glass-walled sauna and cold room. 

Onboard entertainment options will include two free-fall drop slides and a three-level racetrack at sea with the Viva Speedway. Other highlights will include the Ocean Boulevard, a 44,000-square-foot outdoor walkway which wraps around the entire ship; the Indulge Food Hall which features 11 varieties of eateries; The Concourse featuring an outdoor sculpture garden; pool decks and infinity-style pools; and glass bridges over the water on Oceanwalk. 

Like Prima, Viva will feature green technologies, such as systems for reducing nitrogen oxide emissions, cleaning exhaust gases and advanced wastewater treatment. In addition, the ship will have cold ironing functionality to enable it to connect to onshore power grids to further reduce Viva’s emissions while in port. 

“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,” said Harry Sommer, president and CEO of NCL. “We have taken everything our guests love to the next level with this brand-new class of ships designed with them in mind.” 

Luigi Matarazzo, general manager of the merchant ships division at Fincantieri, said: “Norwegian Viva, the second of six Prima-class vessels being built with us, reinforces the great collaboration between Norwegian Cruise Line and 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.” 

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