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Norwegian Cruise Line ready to set sail with new Norwegian Viva

The line’s second of Prima Class vessels builds on a variety of concepts introduced last year on sister-ship Norwegian Prima.

Norwegian Viva will set sail next week on its maiden voyage from Trieste to Lisbon.

Norwegian Cruise Line celebrated a significant milestone today as it took delivery of Norwegian Viva, the latest vessel to join its 19-ship fleet and the second ship in the innovative Prima Class, with a delivery ceremony taking place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy.

The Prima Class now has two of its six ships ready to set sail and builds on the success of Norwegian Prima which launched last year.

Australia was one of the first markets globally to be introduced to the new ship, with Norwegian Cruise Line VP and Managing Director Asia-Pacific, Ben Angell, saying his favourite part of the ship was all of the outdoor space available.

"No other cruise line in this class has the amount of outdoor space," Angell said.

"My particular favourite is Ocean Boulevard. It's perfect for sailing somewhere like the Mediterranean, there is literally so much space, so many amazing venues to go and enjoy."

Norwegian Viva features capacity for 3,100 guests.

At nearly 295 metres in length and with capacity for 3,100 guests, Norwegian Viva expands on a range of concepts introduced on Norwegian Prima including the Ocean Boulevard and The Concourse, an outdoor sculpture garden where guests can immerse themselves in art while enjoying the view of the water.

The area features the works of six renowned artists previously showcased on Norwegian Cruise Line ships including Kevin Box, Jonathan Prince, Arik Levy, Richard Hudson, Sophie Elizabeth Thompson, and Pablo Atchugarry.

A new art installation titled ‘Every Wing has a Silver Lining’ by British digital artist Dominic Harris also features in the Metropolitan Bar, the ship's sustainable cocktail bar.

Hudsons Restaurant

Also onboard Norwegian Viva, guests will find a plethora of activities including the three-deck Viva Speedway and an open-air market with 11 different cuisines.

Another feature of Norwegian Viva is the debut of the Tony Award-nominated production ‘Beetlejuice’ adapted from Tim Burton’s 1988 film. Evening entertainment also includes Press Your Luck Live—an audience participation game show experience inspired by the television game show offering the opportunity to win prizes.

The Vibe Beach Club on Norwegian Viva

"We owe the success of the Prima Class to the exceptional partnership with Fincantieri shipyard," said Norwegian Cruise Line President, David J. Herrera.

“The delivery of Norwegian Viva is a significant moment for us, and we are thrilled to welcome guests aboard next week to experience this magnificent ship.”

Fincantieri CEO Pierroberto Folgiero expressed pride in the collaboration with Norwegian Cruise Line.

“Norwegian Viva is a testament to our wonderful partnership,” Folgiero said.

“We are delighted to contribute to the innovative Prima Class and look forward to continuing our alliance for years to come with the next four eagerly anticipated Prima Class ships.”

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Written by: Matt Lennon
Published: 4 August 2023

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