NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line revealed that its next Prima-class ship scheduled for delivery by Fincantieri shipyards in 2023 is to be named Norwegian Viva.
The newbuild/on order is the 2nd of all 6 NCL PRIMA-class liners that are expected to join the fleet by 2027 (launching one unit per year).
NCL Viva ship will be launched in June 2023. During the summer 2023 season, the boat will sail to Northern Europe from London (England UK) to Reykjavik (Iceland), along with Mediterranean voyages from homeports Lisbon (Portugal), Civitavecchia-Rome (Italy), Trieste/Venice (Italy), Piraeus-Athens (Greece). The ship will then reposition and start sailing in the Eastern Caribbean from San Juan (Puerto Rico).
The first ship of the new class, the 142500 GT Norwegian Prima, is scheduled to start cruising in August 2022.
The project was first announced as the Leonardo-Class with 4 ships of the new class, but 2 more units of the series were ordered in 2018. In the case of NCL PRIMA class, it is planned that the newbuilds will be put into service each year. There will be new ships joining the Norwegian fleet in 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, and 2027.