Norwegian Viva will celebrate its new Puerto Rican home through the appointment of a new godfather, Grammy-winning Latin singer Luis Fonsi.

The singer of chart-topping ‘Despacito’ will christen the second NCL Prima Class ship on November 28 in Miami. 

Mr Fonsi said: “I am so honoured to be named Godfather of NCL’s newest ship, Norwegian Viva, and look forward to sharing her with the amazing people of Puerto Rico.

“Growing up on an island, the ocean plays such an important part in my life, and there is nowhere else I’d rather be. Cruising provides such an incredible vacation experience, and I cannot wait to christen this incredible ship and to introduce her to the world.”

The rest of the christening evening will follow a similar theme, with a line-up of Latin singers set to perform and celebrate the culture of Miami, Puerto Rico and Latin America. Latin popstar Paulina Rubio, Saturday Night Live cast member Marcello Hernandez and singer Pedro Capó will all perform on the night. 

NCL president David J. Herrera said: “Miami, our hometown, is immersed in Latin culture, and we want to celebrate Norwegian Viva’s debut with an infusion of Latin talent headlined by Luis.

“As a native Puerto Rican, who is also based in Miami, he brings people together from around the world with his energy, positivity and music, making him the perfect complement to the vibrant energy of Norwegian Viva. We cannot wait for him to join us as we celebrate this milestone moment later this year.”

Following the ceremonies, Norwegian Viva will homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico after arriving on December 15, Viva will then sail a series of seven-day Caribbean itineraries right through until April 2024. Destinations will include Caribbean hotspots like St Lucia, the British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Antigua, Barbados and more. 

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