On May 5th, the 2nd NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line Prima Class ship, Norwegian Viva, left the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera/Venice (Italy) for her first voyage, heading to the Adriatic Sea for extensive sea trials.
These tests evaluate the ship's navigation systems beyond routine cruise settings. The ship arrived at the Fincantieri shipyard in Trieste on May 7th for final painting work before resuming the sea trials.
Passing these tests is crucial for NCLH to take ownership of the vessel. Interior work on the ship is ongoing for the comfort of future passengers.
NCL's Viva ship must be delivered by early August, and her maiden voyage is currently scheduled to depart from Triest on August 10th. The 9-day itinerary ends in Lisbon Portugal.
From August to November 2023, the liner has scheduled 7- to 11-day voyages in the Mediterranean, based on homeporting in Trieste, Lisbon, Piraeus-Athens, and Civitavecchia-Rome.
Follows a 16-day Transatlantic crossing to the Caribbean (RepositionCruises.com), where the ship will be homeported in San Juan Puerto Rico.