Norwegian Viva, the 2nd of 6 vessels from NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Prima Class of ships was floated out at Fincantieri's shipbuilding yard in Marghera/Venice (Italy) on Tuesday, August 2, just a few days after the delivery of the first Prima Class vessel, NCL Norwegian Prima, on July 29.
The ceremony was attended by Harry Sommer (NCL's CEO and President), Luigi Matarazzo (Fincantieri's Merchant Shipping Division's Managing Director) and Frank Del Rio (NCLH's CEO and President).
Together with her sisterships, Norwegian Viva will form the backbone of the future Norwegian fleet, with volume 142500 GT-tons, LOA length 294 m / 965 ft, 20 decks, 1646 staterooms, max passenger capacity 3950 plus 1390 crew.
Deliveries are scheduled through 2027.
NCL's PRIMA-Class (fka LEONARDO) is based on a Fincantieri prototype, which enhances the consolidated features of Norwegian’s signature offering of freedom/flexibility for an elevated guest experience. In addition, the focus was set on energy efficiency, with the 2-fold aim of optimizing consumption at sea/reducing environmental impact.
Each NCL PRIMA class unit's building cost is EUR 730 million (USD 850M).
The design is based on 20 decks, 1646 staterooms, gross tonnage/volume of 142,500 GT-tons, passenger capacity of 3,215 (double occupancy), and 16 elevators (passenger lifts, including 2 dedicated to The Haven complex). The Haven complex (public areas and all the 107 staterooms) was designed by the Italian interior design company Lissoni & Partners (Piero Lissoni).
Like the sistership Prima, NCL Viva's hull artwork will be designed by Manuel Di Rita (aka Peeta/Italian graffiti artist).
NCL's Viva is currently scheduled for delivery to NCLH (shipowner) on June 30, 2023.