Norwegian Cruise Line has launched the Prima-class ship – the Norwegian Viva.
NCL this week, christened Norwegian Viva where 1500 guests attended the ceremony at PortMiami.
Luis Fonsi, Norwegian Viva’s godfather and GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, officially named and christened the vessel with the ceremonial champagne bottle break across the ship’s hull which signifies good fortune and safe travels for all who sail aboard.
Fonsi performed his award-winning and global chart-topping hit “Despacito,” among his other beloved Latin hits like “No Me Doy Por Vencido” and “Échame La Culpa.”
Other talented performers with authentic Miami and Latin roots took the stage, including “Saturday Night Live” cast member and Miami-native, Marcello Hernandez; the Queen of Latin Pop, Paulina Rubio; and recently announced GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist, Pedro Capó.
“It is so exciting to celebrate the magnificent Norwegian Viva in true Latin-style in Miami and alongside fellow A-list Latino entertainers,” said Luis Fonsi, award-winning global artist. “We are giving her a proper despedida before she makes her debut in my hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico.”
The ship can accommodate 3,099 guests and has a three-story Viva Speedway; an open-air food market featuring 11 unique eateries and fabulous bars.
Following the inaugural sailing and select voyages from Miami, the ship will reposition to San Juan, Puerto Rico and be the newest ship to homeport in the destination when she arrives on 15 December 2023.
Through March 2024, Norwegian Viva will offer port-intensive seven-day Caribbean voyages, visiting places like Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. John’s, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries and more.
In April 2024, Norwegian Viva will return to sail Mediterranean and Greek Isles itineraries that offer an unmatched opportunity to experience the beauty and culture of Europe.