Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled the name of its newest ship, the Norwegian Viva which will be launched in June 2023.
She’ll be sailing on a series of Mediterranean itineraries, homeporting in Southern European cities including Lisbon, Portugal; Venice (Trieste) and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; and Athens (Piraeus), Greece. She will then sail the Southern Caribbean for her 2023-2024 northern hemisphere winter season offering getaways from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This world-class vessel offers the highest staffing levels and space ratio of any new cruise ship in the contemporary and premium cruise categories, as well as the largest variety of suite categories available at sea.
Luxury-loving guests have options to book suite accommodation in The Haven by Norwegian, the line’s ultra-premium keycard only access ship-within-a-ship concept. The Haven’s public areas and 107 suites have been designed by Piero Lissoni, one of Italy’s most renowned designers, with features including an expansive sundeck, a stunning infinity pool overlooking the ship’s wake and an outdoor spa with a glass-walled sauna and cold room.
Onboard the Norwegian Viva, guests will find experiences like The Rush and The Drop, the fastest freefall drop dry slides at sea, and the Viva Speedway, the largest three-level racetrack at sea.
NorwegianViva will feature the Ocean Boulevard, an outdoor walkway that wraps around the entire ship, 11 eateries in the Indulge Food Hall, the Concourse which features an outdoor sculpture garden, the Oceanwalk’s glass bridges over water and an expansive pool decks and infinity style pools at Infinity Beach.
“NorwegianViva 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,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of NCL.
NorwegianViva will boast eye-catching hull art designed by Italian graffiti and sculpture artist Manuel Di Rita, commonly known as “Peeta,” who also illustrated the exceptional hull design on Norwegian Prima. World-class architects who helped design Norwegian Prima including Rockwell Group, SMC Design and Miami-based Studio Dado, have also returned to influence the aesthetic of various restaurants, staterooms and public areas.
ITINERARIES ON NCL’S NEWEST SHIP
Northern Hemisphere Summer 2023: Mediterranean from Rome, Athens and Lisbon
Following a string of inaugural cruises and beginning June 2023, NorwegianViva will become the newest ship embarking in the Mediterranean. Between 15 June and 6 November 2023, she will sail a series eight, nine and ten-day voyages from Lisbon, Portugal; Venice (Trieste) and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; and Athens (Piraeus), Greece, offering guests the opportunity to explore the Mediterranean’s Spanish, Italian and Greek regions.
Northern Hemisphere Winter 2023-2024: Southern Caribbean from San Juan
NorwegianViva will become the largest new ship to ever homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On 15 December 2023 she will depart San Juan on a seven-day Caribbean voyage with her first stop in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. She will then make her way to Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; St. John’s, Antigua; and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands before returning to San Juan on 22 December. Future sailings will also include notable ports in the Caribbean for seven- and nine-day sailings.