Norwegian Cruise Line’s highly anticipated new ship and second of the Prima Class, Norwegian Viva has embarked on its maiden voyage from Venice (Trieste), Italy.
Making a grand debut in Europe, Norwegian Viva departed for its first spectacular nine-day journey through the Mediterranean.
The new ship is sailing from Venice (Trieste), Italy to Lisbon, Portugal with stops in some of Europe’s seaside destinations including Salerno, off Italy’s Amalfi Coast; Cannes along France’s Cote d’Azur; and Ibiza, Spain.
Norwegian Viva will sail a selection of bucket-list-worthy Greek Isles and Mediterranean voyages through November, before homeporting in San Juan, Puerto Rico in December for a season in the Caribbean.
David J. Herrera, President of Norwegian Cruise Line said:
“This summer, our guests will have the opportunity to explore Europe aboard our newest magnificent vessel, Norwegian Viva, while enjoying its well-appointed spacious design, elevated experiences, expansive culinary offerings and signature Norwegian Cruise Line hospitality provided by the best crew in the industry.
“Norwegian Viva’s tagline is ‘Live it Up,’ and I have no doubt our guests will be doing just that while they cruise to some of the liveliest cities in Europe and the Caribbean during the ship’s inaugural season.”
Mirroring the design of sister ship Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Viva features standout onboard experiences including the Viva Speedway-the three-level racetrack and Indulge Food Hall, an upscale food market exhibiting 11 unique eateries.
Also available is the fastest slides at sea, The Drop and Rush; and NCL’s industry-exclusive sustainable cocktail bar, the Metropolitan Bar.
Other onboard features include The Concourse, a multi-million-dollar outdoor sculpture garden, and a dynamic, interactive 52-foot-wide art piece by contemporary British digital artist Dominic Harris.
Exclusively created for Norwegian Viva, Harris’ “Every Wing Has a Silver Lining” digital art piece is on display at Metropolitan Bar.
A world-class entertainment lineup awaits, headlined by the Tony Award®-nominated comedy “Beetlejuice The Musical” and the iconic game show “Press Your Luck LIVE,” an immersive experience where the audience participates to win incredible grand prizes.
Following the ship’s maiden voyage, Norwegian Viva will sail a series of Mediterranean and Greek Isles itineraries, before its official Christening ceremony in Miami on Nov. 28, 2023.
The ship will homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico for a season of Caribbean voyages from December 2023 through March 2024 with calls to Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. John’s, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
In May 2024, Norwegian Viva will return to Europe, where its Mediterranean itineraries with an average of 10.5 hours in port.
For more information about Norwegian Cruise Line’s award-winning 19-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit www.ncl.com.
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