Norwegian Cruise Line Welcomes Guests Aboard the All-New Norwegian Viva
Norwegian Cruise Line celebrated a momentous occasion today as it welcomed the first guests aboard its highly anticipated new ship, Norwegian Viva. Departing from Venice (Trieste), Italy, Norwegian Viva embarked on its maiden voyage, treating guests to a nine-day Mediterranean journey.
The itinerary includes stops at some of Europe’s most stunning seaside destinations, such as Salerno, Cannes, and Ibiza. With its carefully curated itinerary, Norwegian Viva offers guests the opportunity to explore the picturesque Amalfi Coast and the vibrant cities of the French Riviera. The ship will continue to sail Greek Isles and Mediterranean voyages until November before making San Juan, Puerto Rico its homeport for a season in the Caribbean.
President of Norwegian Cruise Line, David J. Herrera, expressed his excitement about Norwegian Viva, stating, “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.”
Inspired by its award-winning sister ship, Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Viva boasts a plethora of outstanding onboard experiences. Highlights include the three-level racetrack, Viva Speedway, and the upscale food market, Indulge Food Hall, featuring 11 unique eateries. Adrenaline junkies will be thrilled by the fastest slides at sea, The Drop and Rush, while sustainability enthusiasts can enjoy the industry-exclusive Metropolitan Bar – a sustainable cocktail bar.
Art enthusiasts will be captivated by the extensive art collection aboard Norwegian Viva. The ship features The Concourse, a striking outdoor sculpture garden, and an interactive 52-foot-wide digital art piece created by contemporary British artist Dominic Harris. Additionally, Norwegian Viva offers a world-class entertainment lineup, featuring the Tony Award®-nominated comedy “Beetlejuice The Musical” and the immersive game show “Press Your Luck LIVE,” where guests have a chance to win incredible grand prizes.
Following the maiden voyage, Norwegian Viva will sail a series of Mediterranean and Greek Isles itineraries before its official Christening ceremony in Miami on November 28, 2023. Latin GRAMMY® award-winning artist Luis Fonsi, the godfather to Norwegian Viva, will attend the celebration alongside The Queen of Latin Pop, Paulina Rubio, “Saturday Night Live” cast member Marcello Hernandez, and singer Pedro Capó. From December 2023 to March 2024, the ship will homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, offering Caribbean voyages with stops in the British Virgin Islands, Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, and the US Virgin Islands.
In May 2024, Norwegian Viva will return to Europe, offering unparalleled opportunities to experience the beauty and culture of the continent. With ample time at each destination, guests can explore European cities while enjoying the comfort and convenience of Norwegian Viva’s world-class travel accommodations.
Don’t miss your chance to embark with Norwegian Viva, where memorable experiences await around every corner. Book your cruise today and discover the joy of exploring the world in extraordinary style and comfort.