As summer rays glisten over European waters, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) embarks on a new chapter of luxurious sea adventures. Today, the highly-anticipated Norwegian Viva, the second ship of the Prima Class, gracefully left Venice (Trieste), Italy, welcoming her first guests aboard.
The nine-day maiden voyage promises an unforgettable experience through Europe’s prized destinations. From the charming Amalfi Coast in Salerno to the cinematic beauty of Cannes and the vibrant pulse of Ibiza, Norwegian Viva guarantees a journey of unparalleled magnificence. Following its Mediterranean sojourn, this ship will grace the Caribbean’s turquoise waters, homeporting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, come December.
David J. Herrera, President of Norwegian Cruise Line, expressed the company’s enthusiasm: “Exploring Europe aboard the Norwegian Viva is a celebration of architectural splendor, extraordinary onboard amenities, and our distinctive hospitality. Our tagline, ‘Live it Up,’ captures the essence of what our guests will experience, cruising through Europe’s and the Caribbean’s most dynamic cities during the inaugural season.”
Norwegian Viva borrows from the blueprint of its sister, the award-winning Norwegian Prima. Onboard, guests can expect thrilling experiences from the three-level Viva Speedway racetrack to indulgent gastronomy at the Indulge Food Hall. However, it’s not just about speed and indulgence. The ship also showcases an array of intricate artwork, including the interactive “Every Wing Has a Silver Lining” by British digital artist Dominic Harris.
The entertainment lineup is nothing short of spectacular. “Beetlejuice The Musical” promises fits of laughter, and “Press Your Luck LIVE” engages audiences in riveting game sequences.
Post-maiden voyage, the ship’s christening ceremony is set for Nov. 28, 2023, in Miami. Latin GRAMMY® award-winning artist Luis Fonsi, the ship’s godfather, will lead the festivities accompanied by luminaries like Paulina Rubio and Marcello Hernandez.
Come December 2023, the ship will embark on Caribbean voyages, with scheduled stops at renowned ports like Bridgetown, Barbados, and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. By May 2024, European shores will once again witness the majestic Norwegian Viva, offering guests extended port stays averaging 10.5 hours, truly emphasizing a travel experience that harmoniously blends luxury with exploration.
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