Top News NCL to welcome new ship Norwegian Viva to fleet By TTG Asia / Posted on 13 January, 2022 14:30 Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has unveiled Norwegian Viva, the second of six Prima Class vessels, scheduled to embark on its maiden voyage in 2023. Norwegian Viva will begin sailing Mediterranean itineraries in June 2023, homeporting in key Southern European port cities including Lisbon, Portugal; Venice (Trieste) and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; and Athens (Piraeus), Greece. Launching June 2023, Norwegian Viva will homeport in four Mediterranean destinations She will then sail the Southern Caribbean for her 2023-2024 northern hemisphere winter season, offering getaways from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Just like its sister ship Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Viva will be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri in Marghera, Italy. The ship will be 294m long, 42,500 gross tons and able to accommodate up to 3,219 guests. Besides offering the largest variety of suite categories available at sea, the vessel will also boast a redefined The Haven by Norwegian, NCL’s ship-within-a-ship concept. The Haven’s public areas and 107 suites will feature a sundeck, infinity pool, and an outdoor spa with a sauna and cold room. Onboard experiences will include the freefall drop dry slides, The Rush and The Drop; and three-level racetrack, Viva Speedway. Norwegian Viva will also feature Ocean Boulevard, the 4,087m² outdoor walkway which wraps around the entire ship; Indulge Food Hall featuring 11 varieties of eateries; The Concourse boasting an outdoor sculpture garden; as well as pool decks and infinity-style pools at Infinity Beach and Oceanwalk, showcasing glass bridges above water.