Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has unveiled its brand, new Prima Class ship, the Norwegian Viva.
The cruise line says that the new ship will provide guests with elevated experiences including more wide-open spaces, thoughtful and stunning design and exceptional service when it begins sailing in the Mediterranean in June 2023.
The Norwegian Viva will homeport in key Southern European port cities including Lisbon, Portugal; Venice (Trieste) and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; and Athens (Piraeus), Greece. It will then sail the Southern Caribbean for her 2023-2024 Winter Season offering warm-weather getaways from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Mirroring the upscale design and structure of its sister ship Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Viva, also built by renowned Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri in Marghera, Italy, will debut at 965 feet long, 142,500 gross tons and accommodate 3,219 guests at double occupancy.
Along with offering the highest staffing levels and space ratio of any new cruise ship in the contemporary and premium cruise categories and largest variety of suite categories available at sea, the Norwegian Viva will also feature a redefined The Haven by Norwegian — NCL’s ultra-premium keycard only access ship-within-a-ship concept.
The Haven’s public areas and 107 suites designed by Piero Lissoni, one of Italy’s most renowned designers, will feature an expansive sundeck, a infinity pool overlooking the ship’s wake and an outdoor spa with a glass-walled sauna and cold room.
The Prima Class’ variety of recreational activities also make their elevated comeback on Norwegian Viva with only-available-on-Prima Class experiences including the fastest freefall drop dry slides at sea with The Rush and The Drop and the largest three-level racetrack at sea with the Viva Speedway.
Norwegian Viva will feature Ocean Boulevard, the 44,000 square foot outdoor walk way which wraps around the entire ship; Indulge Food Hall featuring 11 varieties of eateries; The Concourse boasting an outdoor sculpture garden; expansive pool decks and infinity style pools at Infinity Beach and Oceanwalk, showcasing glass bridges above water.
Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, said: “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. We have taken everything our guests love to the next level with this brand-new class of ships designed with them in mind.”
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