NCL’s second Prima-class ship to be named Norwegian Viva: Travel Weekly

Norwegian Cruise Line’s second Prima Class ship will be called Norwegian Viva and enter service in June 2023.

The ship will spend its first summer in the Mediterranean and its first winter in Puerto Rico.

The Viva will sail Mediterranean routes from four ports: Lisbon, Venice (Trieste), Rome (Civitavecchia) and Athens (Piraeus). The ship will reposition itself in the southern Caribbean for the 2023-2024 winter season, with its home port in San Juan.

Norwegian Viva’s La Terraza will be an alfresco lounge and quaint retreat with forward-facing sea views. Photo credit: Norwegian Cruise Line

The second of six Prima ships built by the Italian shipyard Fincantieri in Marghera, the 3,219 passenger Viva will have a design and structure reflecting the Norwegian Prima.

However, the new ship will have the brand’s largest interior cabins, with ocean views and balconies; the greatest variety of suites; 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, exemplifying our commitment to pushing boundaries in four main areas: large open space, service that puts guests first, thoughtful design and experiences beyond expectations. “Harry Sommer, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, said in a statement. . “We’ve taken everything our customers love to the next level with this brand new class of ships designed for them. “

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The hull art of the Viva will be designed by Italian graffiti artist and sculptor Manuel Di Rita. Photo credit: Norwegian Cruise Line

After eight, nine and 10-day summer Mediterranean cruises, the Viva will become the largest new ship to reach the homeport of San Juan, NCL said. The Viva will kick off its winter season on December 15, 2023, sailing for seven days round-trip the Caribbean to the British Virgin Islands, Saint Martin, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Antigua and the US Virgin Islands. The ship will operate on seven- and nine-day Caribbean cruises.

The ship’s Haven by Norwegian – NCL’s upscale area for ships in a ship – will feature 107 suites, an expansive sun deck, an infinity pool overlooking the ship’s wake, and an outdoor spa with a wall-mounted sauna. glass and a cold room.

Like the Prima, the Viva will feature the Drop, which NCL says will have the fastest free fall on a dry slide at sea; a three-level karting track, the Viva Speedway; Ocean Boulevard, the 44,000 square foot exterior gangway that surrounds the ship; the Indulge Food Hall with 11 restaurants; the Concourse outdoor area with a sculpture garden; and the Infinity Beach and Oceanwalk with glass decks over the water.

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A rendering of the Norwegian Viva Penthouse Suite. Photo credit: Norwegian Cruise Line

Much like the Prima, the hull art of the Viva will be designed by Italian graffiti artist and sculptor Manuel Di Rita, commonly known as “Peeta”.

The Prima and Viva will be equipped with alternative emission reduction technologies that reduce the environmental impact of the ship and filter up to 98% of sulfur oxides and 90% of nitrogen oxides.

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 at the port.

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Like the Norwegian Prima, the Viva will feature a three-level kart track. Photo credit: Norwegian Cruise Line

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