Cruise & Ferry Review - Autumn/Winter 2023

79 The 52-foot piece, titled ‘Every Wing Has a Silver Lining’, is on display in Norwegian Viva’s Metropolitan Bar, the brand’s signature sustainable bar, and features Harris’s iconic butterfly motifs, which dynamically respond to passing movement throughout the day and night. “Elsewhere, Norwegian Viva continues our global reputation, offering guests exciting itineraries, more wide-open spaces, thoughtful and stunning design, a variety of new experiences as well as exceptional service,” says Anslow. “For example, we have reimagined our industry-pioneering outdoor promenade The Waterfront with Ocean Boulevard – not only does the space allow guests to walk around the entire ship, but they can also enjoy numerous outdoor activities, from dining to infinity pools and an open-air lounge.” In the next couple of years, the brand will be expanding the Prima class. “This has been our most innovative and advanced class of ships, where we’ve put the guest experience first and taken on feedback to enhance our offerings,” says Anslow. “We’ll also be paying particular attention to the relationship we have with our agents, ensuring that they have access to the very best offers and facilities to secure bookings and that they are rewarded by Norwegian Cruise Line.” Sustainability is integral to this growth, says Anslow. For instance, the brand continues to improve water production rates while at the same time focusing on efforts to decrease consumption. Across its fleet, 90 per cent of the freshwater used in 2022 was produced onboard. “As part of our Sail & Sustain initiative, we are ever striving to move towards a more sustainable cruising industry,” says Anslow. “Alongside our pledge to be net zero by 2025, we are also modifying the final two Prima-class ships, expected to be delivered in 2027 and 2028, to accommodate the use of green methanol as an alternative fuel source in the future.” Norwegian Viva’s infinity pool on the newly redesigned outdoor promenade, The Waterfront with Ocean Boulevard Mandara Spa was first introduced onboard Norwegian Prima Guests can enjoy panoramic sea views while relaxing in the Thermal Lounge onboard the Prima-class ships