NCL takes delivery of Norwegian Viva

NCL takes delivery of Norwegian Viva

MIAMI — Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has taken delivery of Norwegian Viva, its 19th ship and the second in its revolutionary Prima Class.

A special delivery ceremony took place earlier this week at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy with David J. Herrera, president of NCL, and other  top executives from NCL and Fincantieri.

“Ships as stellar those of the Prima Class are only possible in collaboration with an incredible shipyard like Fincantieri,” said Herrera. “Deliver marks an important milestone for Norwegian Viva, and we are beyond excited to bring this spectacular ship to life as we welcome guests aboard next week.”

NCL takes delivery of Norwegian Viva

Norwegian Viva

Following the ship’s maiden voyage on Aug. 10, Norwegian Viva will sail a series of Mediterranean and Greek Isles itineraries before its official christening ceremony in Miami on Nov. 28, 2023. The ship will homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico for a season of Caribbean voyages from December 2023 through March 2024, with calls to Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. John’s, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.


Accommodating 3,100 guests, Norwegian Viva boasts many of the highlights that are central to the Prima Class as well as many new unique offerings including the at-sea debut of Tony Award-nominated production of ‘Beetlejuice’ and additional evening entertainment programming like Press Your Luck Live, an immersive game show experience that allows audience members to participate in the classic TV show game and win prizes.

Other highlights include The Concourse, an outdoor sculpture garden in Ocean Boulevard, which has been reimagined to include new works from six artists that have been featured on previous Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. ships. A new art addition spanning 52 feet will also be included at Metropolitan Bar, the ship’s exclusive sustainable cocktail bar.

Norwegian Viva is the second of six ships in the Prima Class set to debut through 2024. For more information go to


Pictured in top photo, from l-r: Dan S. Farkas, NCLH Executive Vice President General Counsel & Assistant Secretary; Patrik Dahlgren, NCLH Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations; Robin Lindsay, NCLH Executive Vice President of Newbuild & Refurbishment; Jeffrey Anderson, NCLH Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Claims; Marco Pastorino, Managing Director of Independent Maritime Advisors Ltd., Mark Kansley, NCL Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations.

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