NCL takes delivery of Norwegian Viva ship from Fincantieri Marghera

   August 4, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

On Thursday, August 3rd, Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard marked the delivery of the second ship, named Norwegian Viva, from NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line's latest Prima Class of vessels. This class of ships, which includes 6 vessels in total, is set to become the core of NCL's future fleet.

Norwegian Viva is an impressive 143,000-ton vessel, stretching ~300 meters in length and capable of accommodating ~3,100 guests. The delivery schedule for the entire Prima Class extends through 2028.

The development of the Prima Class was based on a prototype project crafted by Fincantieri. This project aimed to enhance the well-established aspects of NCL's signature offerings, such as freedom and flexibility, while also incorporating an innovative design to elevate the passenger experience. Furthermore, particular emphasis was placed on optimizing energy efficiency, with the goal of reducing consumption at sea and minimizing the ships' environmental impact, ensuring compliance with the latest environmental regulations.

NCL's parent company NCLH/Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd also owns the company RSSC/Regent Seven Seas Cruises, for which in 2023 Fincantieri is delivering the luxury ship Seven Seas Grandeur (in Ancona). Previously, Fincantieri had delivered Grandeur's sisterships Seven Seas Explorer (2016) and Seven Seas Splendor (2020). Additionally, Fincantieri has delivered the first Allura Class ship Oceania Vista for NCLH's subsidiary Oceania Cruises, and the second ALLURA-class unit/Vista's sistership Oceania Allura is scheduled for delivery in 2025.

Since 2016, Fincantieri and Lloyd's Register have been collaborating with NCLH on all brands under the group to bring forth this new generation of vessels.