Norwegian Cruise Line Debuts New Ship Norwegian Viva
Norwegian Viva has been officially announced as the next cruise ship to enter the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet. The vessel is the latest edition of the line’s Prima class and is the sister ship to the Norwegian Prima. The stunning ship will feature a variety of new experiences for guests, with upscale design and wide-open spaces. Norwegian Viva is currently being built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and is on target to make its official debut in Summer 2023.
When complete, Norwegian Viva will be 965 feet long, 142,500 gross tons, and accommodate 3,219 guests at double occupancy. She will offer the line’s largest inside, oceanview, and balcony category staterooms. According to Norwegian, Norwegian Viva will offer the highest staff and space ratio of any new cruise ship in the contemporary or premium cruise categories.
"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 chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We have taken everything our guests love to the next level with this brand-new class of ships designed with them in mind."
Here are some of the highlights and firsts that guests will find on the new Norwegian Viva:
Upgraded Experience in The Haven - The ship-within-a-ship area is elevated on Norwegian Viva. All public areas and 107 suites have been designed by Piero Lissoni, one of Italy's most renowned designers. The space will offer an expansive sundeck, infinity pool overlooking the ship's wake, and an outdoor spa with a glass-walled sauna.
One-of-a-Kind Activities - Norwegian Viva will be home to ‘The Rush’, the fastest freefall drop at sea, and ‘Viva Speedway’, the largest three-level racetrack at sea.
Ocean Boulevard - This 44,000 square foot outdoor walkway wraps around the entirety of the ship. In this area, guests will find the Indulge Food Hall which will feature 11 different eateries.
The Concourse - This space will be home to Infinity Beach, featuring an expansive pool deck and several infinity-style pools. In the Concourse, guests will also find an outdoor sculpture garden and the Oceanwalk, a glass bridge suspended above the water.
Beginning in June 2023, Norwegian Vivia will offer summer Mediterranean cruises from Lisbon, Athens, and Greece. Beginning in December 2023, she will homeport from San Juan offering a variety of Southern Caribbean sailings for the Winter 2023-2024 season. More information on bookings for these itineraries will be available soon.