Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces Norwegian Viva

– Second of Six Cutting-Edge Ships Opens for Sale

– Launching June 2023, Norwegian Viva to Homeport in Four Marquee Mediterranean
Lisbon, Portugal; Venice (Trieste)
and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; and Athens (Piraeus), Greece


HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 13 January 2022 – Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in
global cruise travel, has unveiled Norwegian Viva, the next ship in its brand-new
Prima Class.

Artist’s rendering of Norwegian Viva at sea

Providing guests with elevated
experiences including more wide-open spaces, thoughtful and stunning design and
exceptional service, Norwegian Viva will begin sailing remarkable Mediterranean
itineraries in June 2023, homeporting in key Southern European port cities
including Lisbon, Portugal; Venice (Trieste) and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy;
and Athens (Piraeus), Greece. She will then sail the Southern Caribbean for her
2023-2024 northern hemisphere winter season offering warm-weather getaways from
San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Mirroring the upscale design and
structure of her record-breaking sister ship Norwegian
Prima, Norwegian Viva, also built by renowned Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri
in Marghera, Italy, will debut at 965 feet long, 42,500 gross tons and
accommodate 3,219 guests at double occupancy. Travellers will live up every
second of their journey in the most spacious accommodations including NCL’s largest
inside, ocean view and balcony category staterooms.

The world-class vessel
will not only offer the highest staffing levels and space ratio of any new
cruise ship in the contemporary and premium cruise categories and largest
variety of suite categories available at sea, but will also boast a redefined The Haven by Norwegian, NCL’s ultra-premium key
card only access ship-within-a-ship concept. The Haven’s public areas and 107
suites designed by Piero Lissoni,
one of Italy’s most renowned designers,
will feature an expansive sundeck, a stunning infinity pool overlooking the
ship’s wake and an outdoor spa with a glass-walled sauna and cold room.

The Prima Class’
variety of recreational activities also make their
elevated comeback on Norwegian Viva with only-available-on-Prima-Class
experiences including the fastest freefall drop dry slides at sea with The Rush
and The Drop and the largest three-level racetrack at sea with the Viva

Norwegian Viva will
feature Ocean Boulevard, the 44,000 square foot outdoor walk way which wraps around the entire ship;  Indulge
Food Hall
featuring 11
varieties of eateries; The Concourse boasting an
outdoor sculpture garden; expansive pool decks and infinity style pools at Infinity Beach
and Oceanwalk, showcasing glass bridges above water.

Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, said: “Norwegian
Viva sets the standard in the premium segment, illustrating our commitment to
pushing boundaries in four main areas: wide open space, service that puts
guests first, thoughtful design and experiences beyond expectation. We have
taken everything our guests love to the next level with this brand-new class of
ships designed with them in mind.”

Norwegian Viva will boast
eye-catching hull art designed by Italian graffiti and sculpture artist Manuel
Di Rita, commonly known as “Peeta,” who also illustrated the exceptional hull
design on Norwegian Prima. World-class architects who helped design Norwegian
Prima including Rockwell Group, SMC Design and Miami-based Studio Dado, also have
returned to influence the aesthetic of various restaurants, staterooms and
public areas.

“Norwegian Viva, the second of six
Prima Class vessels being built with us, reinforces the great collaboration
between Norwegian Cruise Line and Fincantieri,” said Luigi Matarazzo, General
Manager Merchant Ships Division at Fincantieri. “We were extremely satisfied that
Norwegian Prima, the first of the new class, earned record-breaking bookings and
we are excited to see how Norwegian Viva will live up to her sister ship. As we
proved our resilience during these challenging times, this announcement
represents another testament to Fincantieri’s global leadership role in the
cruise sector.”

The first two Prima Class vessels,
Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva, will feature cutting-edge alternative
technologies, such as a NOx reduction system (SCR), that reduce the ship’s
overall environmental impact.  SCR catalysts filter out sulphur oxides up
to 98% and nitrogen oxides up to 90%, ensuring the vessels meet Tier III NOx
compliance. Further, they will be equipped with an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System
(EGCS), an Advanced Wastewater Treatment System to treat and clean all
wastewater to meet stringent international standards and Cold Ironing
functionality to connect to onshore power grids to further reduce emissions
while in port. For more information about the Company’s environmental,
governance and social efforts, please click here.


Northern Hemisphere Summer 2023: Mediterranean from Rome, Athens, and

Following a string of inaugural cruises and beginning June 2023,
Norwegian Viva will be the newest ship embarking in the Mediterranean. From 15 June 2023 to 6 November 2023, she will sail
a series of eight, nine and 10-day voyages from Lisbon, Portugal; Venice
(Trieste) and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; and Athens (Piraeus), Greece,
offering guests the opportunity to explore the Mediterranean’s Spanish, Italian
and Greek regions.

Northern Hemisphere Winter 2023-2024: Southern Caribbean from San Juan

Norwegian Viva will become the largest new ship to ever homeport in San
Juan, Puerto Rico. On 15 December 2023, she will depart San Juan on a seven-day
Caribbean voyage with her first stop in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. She will
then make her way to Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries,
St. Lucia; St. John’s, Antigua; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands for her
last stop before returning to San Juan on 22 December 2023. Future sailings
will also include notable ports in the Caribbean for seven- and nine-day

For more information about the
Company’s award-winning 17-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, or to book a
cruise, please contact a travel professional, call Hong Kong on +852 2165 6000
and Southeast Asia on +65 3165 1680 or visit

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