Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has taken delivery of Norwegian Viva, the newest vessel in the now 19-ship fleet and the second ship in Prima Class, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy.
Norwegian Viva is the second of six ships in the Prima Class set to debut through 2028 following the launch of Norwegian Prima in 2022. The ship will homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a season of Caribbean voyages from December 2023 through March 2024.
The new 3,100-guest ship will showcase enhanced guest experience with elevated offerings like spacious designs, and new dining concepts like the Indulge Food Hall, an open-air food market featuring 11 unique eateries.
Highlights include the three-story Viva Speedway, The Concourse – an outdoor sculpture garden in Ocean Boulevard, and entertainment such as the at-sea debut of Tony Award-nominated production Beetlejuice, and the immersive game show experience, Press Your Luck Live.
Norwegian Viva will take her maiden voyage on August 10 then sail a series of Mediterranean and Greek Isles itineraries before her official Christening ceremony in Miami on November 28.
Latin Grammy artist Luis Fonsi has been named godfather to Norwegian Viva, who will attend the celebration to officially name the ship, along with other celebrities.