Norwegian Viva welcomes first guests for its European debut

Norwegian Viva welcomes first guests for its European debut

NCL's second Prima Class ship debuted with a nine-night Mediterranean cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line has welcomed its first guests to sail aboard the all-new Norwegian Viva, the company's second Prima Class ship.

Making its maiden voyage, Norwegian Viva departed from Venice (Trieste), Italy for a nine-day journey through the Mediterranean to Lisbon, Portugal with stops in Salerno, off Italy's picturesque Amalfi Coast; Cannes along France's stunning Cote d'Azur; and Ibiza, Spain in the Balearic Islands, among other sought-after destinations. 

Norwegian Viva will sail to a selection of bucket-list Greek Isles on Mediterranean voyages through November, before homeporting in San Juan, Puerto Rico in December for a season in the Caribbean.


Norwegian Cruise Line president  David J Herrera 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, expansive culinary offerings and signature Norwegian Cruise Line hospitality provided by the best crew in the industry.”

Mirroring the design of its sister ship Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Viva features standout onboard experiences including the Viva Speedway, a three-level racetrack; Indulge Food Hall, an upscale food market with 11 unique eateries, and the Metropolitan Bar, a sustainable cocktail lounge.

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Norwegian Viva also features a world-class entertainment lineup, headlined by the Tony Award-nominated comedy 'Beetlejuice The Musical' and the game show 'Press Your Luck LIVE', an immersive experience where the audience participates to win big 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 28 November 2023. 

The ship will then homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico for its Caribbean season from December 2023 to 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.

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