Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is celebrating the float out of the Norwegian Viva — the second of six vessels in its Prima Class – from its drydock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Venice), Italy and marking a major construction milestone and the first time the new vessel touches water.
To celebrate the occasion, a commemorative coin was welded into Norwegian Viva in a traditional maritime ceremony, presided over by Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line and Antonio Quintano, shipyard director of Fincantieri.
The float out signifies the completion of external works and painting of Norwegian Viva, including the striking hull artwork designed by Italian graffiti artist Manuel Di Rita, commonly known as “Peeta.” Construction now continues on Norwegian Viva’s interior fittings and guest accommodations before she is officially delivered to the cruise line and commences sailing in 2023.
Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of NCL, said: “The float out of Norwegian Viva has been much anticipated and it’s an incredibly proud day for us all.”
Sommer continued: “As our nineteenth ship and the second in our innovative Prima Class, Norwegian Viva continues to represent our ongoing commitment to giving guests the best holiday experience imaginable. With Norwegian Viva’s name meaning ‘to be alive,’ and her motto being ‘Live it Up,’ we simply cannot wait to put this into practice and welcome guests on board soon for the vacation of a lifetime.”
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Norwegian Viva in her dry dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Venice), Italy