The Concourse outdoor sculpture garden on Norwegian Viva

NCL’s brand new Norwegian Viva debuts with Med cruise

MIAMI — Norwegian Cruise Line’s brand new ship, Norwegian Viva, set sail today from Venice (Trieste).

Norwegian Viva is the second in NCL’s Prima Class, after sister ship Norwegian Prima.

Norwegian Viva departed for its first journey through the Mediterranean, sailing for Lisbon with stops along the way including Salerno, Cannes and Ibiza, among others.

Norwegian Viva balcony stateroom

The ship will sail a selection of Greek Isles and Med voyages through November, before homeporting in San Juan, Puerto Rico from December 2023 to March 2024 for a season in the Caribbean, with calls to Tortola, BVI; St. John’s, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and St. Thomas, USVI.

In May 2024 Norwegian Viva will return to Europe for more Med itineraries.

“This summer, our guests will have the opportunity to explore Europe aboard our newest magnificent vessel, Norwegian Viva, while enjoying its well-appointed spacious design, elevated experiences, expansive culinary offerings and signature Norwegian Cruise Line hospitality provided by the best crew in the industry,” said David J. Herrera, NCL’s President. “Norwegian Viva’s tagline is ‘Live it Up,’ and I have no doubt our guests will be doing just that while they cruise to some of the liveliest cities in Europe and the Caribbean during the ship’s inaugural season.”

Norwegian Viva’s official christening ceremony will take place in Miami on Nov. 28, 2023, with godfather Luis Fonsi.

Norwegian Viva’s three-storey atrium

Watch for coverage from Norwegian Viva’s debut August 2023 sailing from Travelweek correspondent Ming Tappin, in Travelweek’s next edition of Travel Professional.

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