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The Norwegian Viva is delivered to Norwegian Cruise Line.

The Norwegian Viva is delivered to Norwegian Cruise Line.

At the renowned Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the pioneer in international cruise travel with a 56-year history of pushing boundaries, today took delivery of Norwegian Viva, the newest ship in the fleet of now 19 ships and the second ship in the ground-breaking Prima Class.

The historic occasion commemorates the arrival of the second of six Prima Class ships scheduled to make their debut through 2028.

The award-winning Norwegian Prima will be replaced by the Norwegian Viva in 2022, continuing to set new standards for cruising. The ship’s slogan, “Live it Up,” embodies the improved guest experience and on-board characteristics of this innovative class, including elevated offerings, more spacious designs, exhilarating onboard activities like the three-story Viva Speedway, and new dining concepts, most notably Indulge Food Hall, an outdoor food market with 11 different restaurants.

According to David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line, “ships as stellar as those of the Prima Class are only possible in collaboration with an incredible shipyard like Fincantieri.” “Delivery marks an important turning point for Norwegian Viva, and we are beyond thrilled to bring this magnificent ship to life as we welcome guests aboard next week,” the company said.

While the ship features many of the highlights that are essential to the Prima Class, Norwegian Viva is distinguished by the at-sea debut of the Tony Award®-nominated play, “Beetlejuice,” in which passengers may “Live it Up” with the undead during a musical interpretation of Tim Burton’s 1988 film of the same name. Press Your Luck Live, an immersive game show experience taken right from the television screen, is one of the evening’s additional entertainment options. It gives viewers the chance to take part in the traditional game and win prizes.

With a length of 965 feet, a gross tonnage of 143,535 tonnes, and a capacity for 3,100 passengers, Norwegian Viva also has The Concourse, an outdoor sculpture park in Ocean Boulevard. This boardwalk’s wraparound design brings passengers closer to the water than before. Six artists who have had their works shown aboard past Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. ships—Kevin Box, Jonathan Prince, Arik Levy, Richard Hudson, Sophie Elizabeth Thompson, and Pablo Atchugarry—will have pieces in this space that have been reimagined for Norwegian Viva. The 52-foot-long interactive work of art “Every Wing has a Silver Lining,” created especially for Norwegian Viva by contemporary British digital artist Dominic Harris, will be added to Metropolitan Bar, the ship’s unique sustainable cocktail bar.

According to Pierroberto Folgiero, CEO of Fincantieri, “Norwegian Viva is a testament to our wonderful partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line.” “We are honoured to contribute to the groundbreaking Prima Class and look forward to continuing our partnership with the next four eagerly awaited Prima Class ships for years to come.”

Norwegian Viva will have her first trip on August 10, 2023, and then cruise a number of Mediterranean and Greek Isles itineraries before being officially christened in Miami on November 28, 2023. The Queen of Latin Pop, Paulina Rubio, “Saturday Night Live” cast member and Miami resident Marcello Hernandez, and singer Pedro Capó will all be present at the ceremony to formally name the Norwegian Viva, along with Luis Fonsi, a Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning musician. From December 2023 to March 2024, the ship will be based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and make calls at Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. John’s, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

Source- Travel daily

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