NCL offers first look at new ship Norwegian Viva
By Katie McGonagle | 12 Jan 2022
The new Prima-class ship will be based in the Mediterranean when it launches in June 2023
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has unveiled new images of its forthcoming ship, Norwegian Viva, which is due to start sailing next summer.
It will be the second in its class following the launch of Norwegian Prima this year.
The ship is due to homeport in four Mediterranean cities: Lisbon in Portugal, Venice (Trieste) and Rome (Civitavecchia) in Italy, and Athens (Piraeus) in Greece. It will then transfer to the southern Caribbean for a 2023-24 winter season out of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Norwegian Viva will hold up to 3,219 guests in the fleet’s biggest inside, ocean-view and balcony staterooms. It will also feature exclusive area The Haven by Norwegian, with space for 107 suites, a large sun deck, an infinity pool overlooking the ship’s wake and an outdoor spa with glass-walled sauna.
Guests can test their nerves on the fastest freefall drop dry slides at sea – The Rush and The Drop – plus the largest three-level racetrack, Viva Speedway. Offering a more sedate thrill, you can cross over glass bridges suspended above the water, enjoy the outdoor sculpture garden on The Concourse, and swim in infinity-style pools at Infinity Beach.
NCL president and chief executive Harry Sommer 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.
“We have taken everything our guests love to the next level with this brand-new class of ships designed with them in mind.”
The vessel is being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, and measures 965 feet and 142,500 gross tons. It features emission-reducing technology to cut nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 90%, along with an exhaust gas cleaning system, wastewater treatment system and ability to connect to shore power when in port.
The eye-catching artwork on the hull has been designed by Italian graffiti artist Manuel Di Rita, who also worked on sister ship Norwegian Prima. Find out more from Norwegian Cruise Line.