Norwegian Viva

Specifications of Norwegian Viva

Year built2023 new ship
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
ClassNCL PRIMA (fka LEONARDO)
Building costEUR 730 million (USD 850 millioan)
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)294 m / 965 ft
Beam (width)41 m / 135 ft
Gross Tonnage142500 gt
Passengers3219 - 3950
Crew1388
Passengers-to-space ratio36
Decks20
Cabins1646
Decks with cabins9
Sister-shipsNorwegian Prima, NCL 2025, NCL 2026, NCL 2027
Christened bytba
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
Operator(NCL) Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Viva Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2023 Aug 26 9 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Trieste Civitavecchia-Rome $2599
2023 Sep 04 9 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $2599
2023 Sep 13 10 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $2229
2023 Sep 23 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $2039
2023 Oct 01 9 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia-Rome Lisbon $1799
2023 Oct 10 9 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Trieste Civitavecchia-Rome $1549
2023 Oct 19 9 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $2099
2023 Oct 28 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $1829
2023 Nov 06 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $1439
2023 Nov 16 11 days, one-way from Lisbon to New York Lisbon $1799
2023 Dec 06 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Caye, Cozumel Roatan Miami $849
2023 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1499
2023 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1689
2023 Dec 29 9 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao, Aruba St. Lucia San Juan $2289
2024 Jan 07 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1179
2024 Jan 14 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1139
2024 Jan 21 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1019
2024 Jan 28 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1029
2024 Feb 04 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $989
2024 Feb 11 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1059
2024 Feb 18 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $989
2024 Feb 25 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $989
2024 Mar 03 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1049
2024 Mar 10 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $929
2024 Mar 17 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1059
2024 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1059
2024 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1059
2024 Apr 07 19 days, one-way from San Juan to Lisbon San Juan $2689
2024 Apr 26 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia-Rome Lisbon $1629
2024 May 06 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Trieste Civitavecchia-Rome $1679
2024 May 16 9 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1759
2024 May 25 10 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $1869
2024 Jun 04 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $1739
2024 Jun 14 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia-Rome Lisbon $1959
2024 Jun 24 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Trieste Civitavecchia-Rome $1809
2024 Jul 04 9 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1919
2024 Jul 13 10 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $1968
2024 Jul 23 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $1845
2024 Aug 02 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia-Rome Lisbon $1769
2024 Aug 12 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Trieste Civitavecchia-Rome $1709
2024 Aug 22 9 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1549
2024 Aug 31 10 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $1709
2024 Sep 10 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $1679
2024 Sep 20 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia-Rome Lisbon $1679
2024 Sep 30 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Trieste Civitavecchia-Rome $1629
2024 Oct 10 9 days, one-way from Trieste to Piraeus-Athens Trieste $1656
2024 Oct 19 10 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $1549
2024 Oct 29 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $1569
2024 Nov 08 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia-Rome Lisbon $1549
2024 Nov 18 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $1699
2024 Nov 29 16 days, one-way from Lisbon to San Juan Lisbon $1999
2024 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao Aruba San Juan $1299
2024 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1549
2024 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1549
2025 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao Aruba San Juan $999
2025 Jan 12 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao Aruba San Juan $999
2025 Jan 19 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $999
2025 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao Aruba San Juan $999
2025 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao Aruba San Juan $999
2025 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $999
2025 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao Aruba San Juan $1049
2025 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao Aruba San Juan $999
2025 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $999
2025 Mar 09 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao Aruba San Juan $999
2025 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao Aruba San Juan $1049
2025 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Barbados, Antigua St. Lucia San Juan $1049
2025 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao Aruba San Juan $1049
2025 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao Aruba San Juan $1049
2025 Apr 13 13 days, one-way from San Juan to Lisbon San Juan $1649
2025 Apr 26 11 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia-Rome Lisbon $1849
2025 May 07 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Istanbul Civitavecchia-Rome $1899
2025 May 18 9 days, one-way from Istanbul to Haifa Istanbul $1649
2025 May 27 10 days, one-way from Haifa to Piraeus-Athens Haifa $1849
2025 Jun 06 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $1899
2025 Jun 16 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $1949
2025 Jun 26 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $1999
2025 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Rhodes Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $1399
2025 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $1399
2025 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Rhodes Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $1399
2025 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $1399
2025 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Rhodes Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $1399
2025 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $1399
2025 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Rhodes Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $1349
2025 Aug 24 9 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Rhodes Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $1649
2025 Sep 02 9 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Rhodes Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $1599
2025 Sep 11 10 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $1599
2025 Sep 21 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Haifa Piraeus-Athens $1449
2025 Sep 30 9 days, one-way from Haifa to Istanbul Haifa $1449
2025 Oct 09 10 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus-Athens Istanbul $1549
2025 Oct 19 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $1399
2025 Oct 28 10 days, one-way from Istanbul to Trieste Istanbul $1549
2025 Nov 07 11 days, one-way from Trieste to Civitavecchia-Rome Trieste $1699
2025 Nov 18 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $1549

Norwegian Viva Review

Review of Norwegian Viva

The 2023-built Norwegian Viva cruise ship (currently under construction in Italy) is the second of all six PRIMA-Class NCL liners by Fincantieri (Marghera Yard/Venice Italy), with sisterships Prima (2022), TBN3 (2024), TBN4 (2025), TBN5 (2026) and TBN6 (2027).

The vessel (IMO number 9823998) will be Bahamas-flagged (MMSI tba) and registered in Nassau.

Each NCL PRIMA class unit's building cost is EUR 730 million (USD 850M). NCL's previous BREAKAWAY PLUS-Class boats were all built by Meyer Werft Germany (in Papenburg).

Norwegian Viva cruise ship (NCL)

The design is based on 20 decks, 1646 staterooms, gross-tonnage/volume 142500 GT-tons, passenger capacity 3215 (double occupancy), 16 elevators (passenger lifts, including 2 dedicated to The Haven complex). The Haven complex (public areas and all the 107 staterooms) were designed by the Italian interior design company Lissoni & Partners (Piero Lissoni).

Like the sistership Prima, NCL Viva's hull artwork will be designed by the Italian graffiti artist Manuel Di Rita (aka Peeta).

History - construction and ownership

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is a subsidiary company of the shipping corporation Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH). NCL was founded in 1966, headquartered in Miami (Florida USA) and publicly traded (NASDAQ) company listed on NYSE (NYC). NCLH's major shareholders are the corporations Apollo Global Management (American), Genting Group (Malaysian) and TPG Capital (American). In 2017, the brand NCL had a worldwide cruise market share 8,7% (passengers) and 8,4% (revenue). NCLH (shipowner) owns the brands NCL, Oceania, and RSSC-Regent.

Decks and Cabins

Norwegian Viva staterooms (1646 total) are in 35 grades and 7 types - The Haven Suites (107x total), Suites, Club Balcony Suites (Mini-Suites), Balcony-Oceanview- Interior staterooms, and Studios (single-occupancy Interior cabins / no single supplement is required). The NCL PRIMA design boasts 18x Suite categories (including the fleet's first 3-bedroom suites) and the NCL's biggest-ever Inside-, Oceanview- and Balcony staterooms.

The ship has a total of 41 handicap staterooms (ADA-certified, wheelchair-accessible cabins) in the following categories/types: HB-Haven Aft Penthouse (1), BA-BB-BF-Balcony (16), O4-Oceanview (7), IA-IB-IF-Inside (17). "Guaranteed" cabin categories are MX-Club Balcony Suite, BX-Balcony, OX-Oceanview, IX-Inside.

The smallest category is T1-Studio (95 ft2 / 9 m2). Inside cabins are sized 160-255 ft2 (15-24 m2). Oceanview cabins are with a Large Round Window and in types Standard (185 ft2 / 17 m2), Large (235 ft2 / 22 m2) and Family (235-370 ft2 / 22-34 m2). Balcony cabins vary in sizes between 230-270-360 ft2 (21-25-34 m2), with step-out balconies sized between 45-70-100 ft2 (4-7-9 m2). The largest accommodation is The Haven Premier Owner's Suite (capacity 8 passengers) sized 2100 ft2 (195 m2) and with a wraparound terrace sized 830 ft2 (77 m2).

The boat has 20 decks, of which 16 are passenger-accessible and 9 with cabins.

Shipboard facilities and amenities

NCL's PRIMA-class ship design features more and larger public spaces (both indoor and outdoor), smaller passenger capacity (in comparison to the preceding designs/BREAKAWAY and BREAKAWAY PLUS), new dining and entertainment options, a total of 35x dining venues and bars/lounges (including 7x fleet-first food venues), higher service levels.

The Waterfront (outdoor Promenade deck space found on other NCL vessels) was reimagined by doubling the space on the Ocean Boulevard. The 360-degree Promenade complex (sized 44000 ft2 / 4090 m2) completely wraps around the entire deck 8, offering unobstructed seaviews and housing multiple spaces. The Ocean Boulevard features two large infinity pools, Oceanwalk (glass-bottomed bridges), Indulge Food Hall (NCL's first open-air marketplace), The Concourse (outdoor sculpture garden with "selfie" installations/metal sculptures by Alexander Krivosheiw and David Harber.

Penrose Atrium is NCL's first 3-level atrium (spanning decks 6-7-8). The glass-walled Atrium is marked by scenic sea views, futuristic architecture, a 3-ton crystal chandelier (custom-built by Lasvit / Czechia, constellations-themed), a full-height wall artwork (resembling a topographic map), retail shops and bars on each level (including Starbucks Coffee Shop, Whiskey Bar, Penrose Bar, Viva Casino).

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Viva restaurants and food bars.

  • The aft-located "Indulge Food Hall" (with a Firepit) is an open-air Marketplace that houses total 11x eateries (with indoor-outdoor seating, 120 items in 3x different menus/breakfast, lunch, dinner), Luna Bar, Indulge Outdoor Lounge, Soleil Bar, Waves Pool Bar, Viva Speedway Bar, a seating area serving Starbucks coffee.
  • "Los Lobos Cantina" is new for NCL dining concept. Los Lobos is a la carte-priced restaurant that has both indoor and outdoor seating and offers traditional Mexican cuisine specialties. The menu includes tableside-made guacamole, fresh-baked corn tortillas, Tacos Al Pastor (with marinated pork, similar to doner kebabs/gyros), Chicken Enchiladas de Mole, handcrafted cocktails.
  • "Onda by Scarpetta" is an Italian specialty restaurant (reservations-only, cover charge, kids charged a full cover) with both indoor and outdoor seating. The Onda restaurant is open between 5:30-9:30 pm and has large tables. The liner's Italian dining experience is marked by a casual atmosphere and large portions (perfect for family dinners) and traditional fine Italian wines and gourmet cuisine specialties - including oven-baked pizzas, homemade daily pasta, top-quality seafood, classic salads, freshly-baked bread, gourmet desserts (including gelato ice cream). Onda by Scarpetta features an outdoor terrace (Waterfront seating area).
  • "Coco's" (patisserie shop) serves artisan sweet treats.
  • "Seaside Rotisserie" offers a variety of grilled and spit-roasted meat dishes.
  • "Nudls" is a food bar offering noodle dishes and global street food.
  • "Tamara" serves classic Indian dishes along with multiple vegetarian options.
  • "Tapas Food Truck" offers Spanish-inspired street food.
  • "Q Texas Smokehouse" offers Southern USA comfort food and barbecue dishes.
  • "The Local Bar & Grill" provides a beach club experience and serves classic American cuisine and premium cocktails.
  • "Garden Kitchen" offers customized salads with 12+ ingredients to choose from.
  • "The Concourse" is an outdoor sculpture garden (located midship-starboard) featuring an art wall designed by David Harber (who specializes in outdoor sculptures, sundials and water features) and 6x "Instagrammable/selfie" installations by Alexander Krivosheiw and David Harber, both specializing in bronze and aluminum sculptures. The cruise ship's 7x sculptures are valued at USD 2+ million (~EUR 1,7M).
  • "La Terraza" is an open-air Promenade lounge featuring a quaint retreat with forward-facing sea views.
  • "Infinity Beach" (sundeck) has 2 infinity swimming pools (at the edge of the deck / aft-midship) and two Oceanwalks (glass-bottom bridges / midship) - a first feature for the NCL brand.
  • Palomar (specialty Mediterranean seafood restaurant)
  • Hasuki (specialty Japanese hibachi restaurant, decorated with original Japanese artworks and handcrafted pottery)
  • Nama (specialty Japanese sashimi and sushi bar house)
  • Le Bistro (specialty French restaurant)
  • Cagney's Steakhouse is a specialty dinner restaurant (open 5:30-10:30 pm) for prime steaks (Certified Angus Beef) and gourmet seafood specialties. The Cagney's restaurant is reservations-only, with a cover charge of US$30 per person and a free Kids Menu. At Cagney's, kids are charged a full cover. Additionally, the steakhouse is open for suite guests only serving Breakfast (7:30-9:30 am) and Lunch (12-1:30 pm).
  • Food Republic (Asian-fusion restaurant) is an exclusive dining concept (via a partnership with the Pubbelly Restaurant Group). This specialty restaurant is open lunch through dinner, and offers international cuisine with a la carte menu and an iPad ordering system.
  • Observation Lounge & Bar (also has telescopes)
  • Humidor Cigar Lounge (cigar shop and bar)
  • The Belvedere Bar (cocktail lounge)
  • Metropolitan Bar is NCL's first "sustainable bar" serving zero-waste cocktails, "green spirits" (produced with renewable energy), 20+ biodynamic wines (organically farmed).
  • Surfside Cafe and Surfside Grill offer self-serve casual food and a-la-minute items (upon request).

Both MDRs/Main Dining Rooms (aft on decks 6 and 7) are with revamped fixed menus that offer a sampling of various international dishes, fully vegetarian and vegan options, as well as build-your-own-pasta (24 combinations/custom-made dishes can be requested by selecting the Italian pasta, sauce, topping) plus Specialties menu (you can select/sample a dish from one of the specialty restaurants).

Other culinary choices on the cruise ship include "The Latin Quarter" (classic Latin food with a twist), "Just Desserts" (including pies and cakes), "Just Ice Cream".

new NCL cruise ship design (PRIMA-class/Project LEONARDO)

"The Haven by Norwegian" on Viva (designed by Piero Lissoni & Partners) spans 8 decks (suites, public areas, exclusive venues) in the aft of the liner. NCL's luxury ship-within-a-ship exclusive/keycard-access-only area has 107x Haven Suites (aft-positioned) and 2x private elevators - exclusively for Haven passengers. The aft lifts rise into The Haven's public areas and interconnect decks 6 through 18. For the first time, every public area offers sea views from floor-ceiling windows.

The Haven Sundeck is an exclusive sunbathing area with plenty of padded sun loungers and deckchairs and is located aft on decks 16-17.

  • Deck 16's Sundeck has an infinity pool at the stern (swimming pool overlooking the ship's wake), an outdoor Spa (featuring a glass-walled Sauna Room and Cold Room), Concierge Desk, Haven Outdoor Restaurant, Haven Outdoor Lounge & Bar (offering a limited buffet for breakfast and lunch, with traditional Chinese and Western cuisine specialties).
  • Deck 17's Haven Sundeck has two Jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs) and outdoor Showers.
  • Deck 18's Haven Sundeck has an infinity pool (with a stern-facing glass wall) and a large sunbathing area with padded loungers and Showers.
  • 24-hour butler service is provided complimentary.

Norwegian Viva cruise ship (NCL)

The ship's wellness complex groups the facilities of the Mandara Spa and the Pulse Fitness Center.

  • The Gym is fitted with ultra-modern equipment (treadmills, ellipticals, steppers, free weights) and features a separate Aerobics Studio (for classes/spinning, yoga, pilates, dance, cardio, fitness and strength training, TRX workouts) and a Performance Recovery Room (for group fitness classes and gym workshops using Hyperice products).
  • The indoor Spa features a charcoal Sauna Room and a 2-story/2-deck cascading waterfall, as well as Salt Room, Steam Room, Ice Room, Infrared Sauna, Finnish Sauna, Experiential Showers, Vitality Pool, Flotation Salt Pool, Relaxation Lounge (fitted with 22x hot-stone loungers), 20x Treatment Rooms (for massages), Changing/Locker Rooms.

With the PRIMA-class ships, NCL also introduced new spa services, including computer-controlled acoustic and vibrational therapies (via 2x Gharieni massage beds - Welnamis, and Wellmassage5D), as well as "Ocean Spa Wave Massage" (therapeutic warm wrap using sea plants and marine algae, based on seaweed masks, aromatherapy essential oils, massages/scalp and feet), "Zero Gravity Wellness Massage" (8x tables/the body is suspended on the treatment table) and ELEMIS' "Musclease Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap" (beneficial for rheumatism, arthritis, muscle spasms, fatigue, based on essential oils/pine and rosemary) and "Cellutox Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap" (reducing cellulite and fluid retention, based on detoxifying essential oils/juniper and lemon).

 

The Aqua Park (3-decks high) has 2x swimming pools, 5x multi-level waterslides (Ocean Loop), 2x racing-slides (The Rush), 1x freefall dry slide (The Drop), "Tidal Wave" waterslide (fleet's first to allow innertube surfing), 4x Jacuzzies (2x infinity pools/hot tubs), poolside bar, sundeck/sunbathing area.

Vibe Beach Club is an adults-only relaxation area (surcharges per day apply) with cantilevered whirlpools (2x infinity spa pools/hot tubs), an outdoor pool bar, sunbathing area (with loungers and luxury chaise lounge chairs), private cabanas.

Syd Norman's Pour House (debuted on Norwegian Breakaway in 2018) is a rock-and-roll-themed bar lounge with live band music (all-time-greatest songs).

At the Headliners Comedy Club & Lounge are presented the shows "The Second City" (comedy), "Howl At The Moon" (piano), "The Improv at Sea" (standup performances), "Science of Comedy" (intellectual).

The Sensoria Theatre Lounge (aka Viva Theater & Club Bar) spans 3 decks (6-7-8) and features a large stage (for live performances), a huge dance floor, customizable seating, a large LED moving screen lowering down from the ceiling (sized nearly half the Theatre's size), UHD media, surround sound, special visual effects. In the evenings, Sensoria transforms into a Vegas-style disco nightclub with live DJ programming and high-energy music. Daily at Sensoria Theatre are held enrichment lectures, bingo, trivia games with prizes.

  • Exclusively for NCL PRIMA ships was developed the interactive "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" themed on the American singer and actress Donna Summer (born as LaDonna Adrian Gaines/1948-2012). The 75-minute show features 20+ of her hits including "Heaven Knows" (1978), "Last Dance" (1978, from the "Thank God It's Friday" film's soundtrack), "Hot Stuff" (1979), "Bad Girls" (1979), "Dim All the Lights" (1979).
  • Sensoria Theatre also houses the NCL's series of interactive game shows "LIVE on NCL", featuring grand prizes and themed "The Price is Right", "Supermarket Sweep", "Press Your Luck", "Beat the Clock".
  • Norwegian Viva's interactive show productions are the first at sea when the ship's Theater transforms into a nightclub and all guests participate in the show. The shows were developed via partnership with Fremantle (fka FremantleMedia, British/London-based TV production and distribution company, subsidiary of the RTL Group/Luxembourg-based media broadcasting corporation).

Like all boats from the BREAKAWAY and BREAKAWAY PLUS series, NCL's Viva has the "Viva Speedway" (fleet's largest racetrack), "The Rush" (2-tube/dueling dry slides) and "The Drop" (world's first freefall dry slide).

"Viva Speedway" is NCL fleet's largest racetrack on 3 levels/decks (the old racetracks are 2-level), with a longer straightaway/straight section, 14 turns and total length 420 m (1378 ft), which is ~1/5th larger than the racetrack on Norwegian Encore (fleet's previous largest). The racetrack goes around and through the funnel/smokestack, max capacity 15 cars (racing simultaneously) and allows max speeds 50+ kph (30+ mph). The unique sports facility is served by the Speedway Bar (located beneath the racetrack).

The "Galaxy Pavilion" is an indoor complex for virtual-world and multi-player gaming, equipped with interactive video walls and virtual reality technology.

  • On NCL Viva ship the complex has 14 total attractions, including 4x new simulators and 2x Escape Rooms.
  • Also new is the Topgolf Swing Suite (fleet's first golfing venue to deliver "social experiences") fitted with Topgolf's games (virtual golf courses, multi-player gaming) and powered by Full Swing Golf (the same simulation technology used by PGA Tour professionals).
  • "The Bull's Eye" is a new competitive gaming experience (based on the classic darts game) featuring a video tracking system that automatically calculates each gamer's score and offers instant replays.

On Viva, NCL offers "Tee Time" (interactive mini-golfing) where gamers can play on a 9-hole Mini-Golf Course.

 

The list of Norwegian Viva's lounges, clubs, and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults also includes:

  • Viva Theater & Club Bar (aka Sensoria Theatre Lounge)
  • Penrose Atrium
  • Penrose Bar (a morning and late-night venue serving wine, beer, cocktails, and more)
  • Cruise Next, Sales Office, Shore Excursions & Guest Services Desk
  • Casino (VIP & Smoking)
  • Belvedere Bar is a contemporary bar & cocktail lounge serving crafted bottled cocktails
  • Splash Academy (kids 3-12 yo, is a 2-story facility with Nickelodeon-themed activities, a light-up floor (interactive dancing), a resident clown at the circus school, Nintendo and PS3 consoles, kids cinema, crafts-arts activities, pirate parades), Guppies Nursery (for kids 6 months to 2 yo), Kid's Aqua Park (with a splash pool, Nickelodeon characters entertainment).
  • I-Connect Internet Cafe (24-hour), Art Gallery
  • Whiskey Bar
  • The Gateway mini mall offers various brands and items.
  • Beauty by Design & Aficionados (shop) sells top-brand cosmetics/fragrances, including IT Cosmetics, NYX, Clinique, Chanel, Lancome, and more. Guests can save up to 50% on spirits, including Viva exclusives.

The ship's other shops include Roberto Coin (jewelry), Effy Jewelry, Timeless Luxury & Fine Watches, Pandora Jewelry & Lifestyles, The Zone & Eye Style, Tech @ Sea, Perspectives Photo Studio & Gallery.

Itineraries

Norwegian Viva ship's inaugural season starts on August 26, 2023 (Maiden Voyage) in Europe/Mediterranean, followed by a Transatlantic repositioning to the USA for a Caribbean deployment.

  • The shortened (due to cancellations/construction delays) Mediterranean season is based mainly on 9-10-day voyages leaving from homeports Lisbon, Civitavecchia-Rome, Trieste-Venice, Piraeus-Athens.
  • The Adriatic-Mediterranean itineraries visit ports in Spain (Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Barcelona), Croatia (Dubrovnik), Slovenia (Koper), Sicily Italy (Siracusa, Messina), Italy (Ravenna), Turkey (Istanbul, Kusadasi), Greece Islands (Santorini, Mykonos), Malta (Valletta), Gibraltar UK.
  • (November 12, 2023) The 11-day Transatlantic crossing from Lisbon to NYC-New York visits Funchal (Madeira), Ponta Delgada (Azores), and King's Wharf (Bermuda).

In the Caribbean, NCL Viva ship operates 7-day roundtrips from homeport San Juan (Puerto Rico).

The inaugural Caribbean season 2023-2024 (starting December 15, 2023) is based on 7-8-9-day itineraries visiting Tortola (BVI), St Maarten (Philipsburg), St Thomas (USVI), Barbados (Bridgetown), St Lucia (Castries), Antigua (St Johns).

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On February 16, 2017, the shipowner NCLH (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd) signed with Fincantieri an order for 4x NCL LEONARDO Class (renamed to "NCL PRIMA" in 2021) units for the NCL brand.

  • The newbuilds were scheduled for deliveries in 2022 through 2025 (one ship per year), with an option for two more units to be added to the order in the future. On July 12, 2018, NCLH ordered two more LEONARDO-Class ships, which are currently scheduled for deliveries in 2026 and 2027.
  • The NCLH-Fincantieri deal was backed by CDP (Cassa Depositi e Prestiti SpA/1850-founded, Turino-based Italian investment bank) and SACE SpA (Servizi Assicurativi del Commercio Estero/1977-founded Italian Export Credit Agency).
  • All shipbuilding orders were signed by Frank Del Rio (NCLH's President and CEO) and Giuseppe Bono (Fincantieri SpA's CEO).

The vessel's name (Norwegian Viva) was officially revealed on January 11, 2022.

The NCL ship's namesake is the AmaWaterways' riverboat Arosa Viva (2010-built).

Like all units from this series, Norwegian Viva's shipbuilder is Fincantieri (Marghera Yard near Venice Italy).

Next YouTube video is NCL's official release with renderings of the new-class cruiser.

 

The vessel (Fincantieri Marghera yard/hull number 6299) was launched/floated out from drydock on August 2, 2022. 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).

NCL's Viva is currently scheduled for delivery to the shipowner/NCLH in August 2023 (postponed from June 30th).

Inaugural cruise itineraries 2023

Due to construction issues (mainly ongoing supply chain shortages caused by the COVID crisis and the Russia-Ukraine conflict), the inaugural cruise in 2023 was rescheduled from June 15th first to July 3rd and eventually to August 26th. A total of 8x voyages in Europe/Mediterranean were canceled (departures June 15 & 24, July 3-12-21-30, and Aug 8 & 17).

Next tables show the ship's inaugural itineraries (by homeport/destination/region) with prices in USD per person with double occupancy.

(MAIDEN VOYAGE 2023) 9-day Mediterranean from Rome to Venice/Trieste - from US$2000 pp

Date / TimePort
26 Aug 17:00Departing from Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
27 Aug 06:00 - 19:00Naples, Italy
28 Aug 07:00 - 18:00Palermo, Sicily Italy
29 Aug 10:00 - 19:00Valletta, Malta
30 Aug 06:00 - 15:00Siracusa, Sicily Italy
31 Aug 10:00 - 18:00Kerkyra, Corfu Island, Greece
01 Sep 07:00 - 19:00Port Cruz/Dubrovnik, Croatia
02 Sep 06:00 - 17:00Split, Croatia
03 Sep 08:00 - 19:00Koper, Slovenia
04 Sep 06:00Arriving in Trieste/alternative port to Venice

(inaugural Transatlantic crossing 2023) 11-day westbound from Europe to the USA - from US$1905 pp

Date / TimePort
16 Nov 16:00Departing from Lisbon, Portugal
18 Nov 07:00 - 17:00Funchal, Madeira Island Portugal
20 Nov 07:00 - 16:00Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island Azores
25 Nov 09:00 - 15:30Kings Wharf, Bermuda
27 Nov 07:00Arriving in NYC New York

(inaugural Caribbean cruise) 7-day "Caribbean - Barbados, Antigua and St Lucia" itinerary - from US$1370 pp

Date / TimePort
15 Dec 20:30Departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico
16 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Road Town, Tortola Island BVI
17 Dec 07:00 - 16:00St Johns, Antigua
18 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Castries, St Lucia Island
19 Dec 07:00 - 13:00Bridgetown, Barbados
20 Dec 10:00 - 19:00Philipsburg, St Maarten Island Netherlands
21 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas Island USVI
22 Dec 07:00Arriving in San Juan

(inaugural New Year Holiday cruise 2023-2024) 9-days "Caribbean, Curacao, Aruba and St Lucia" - from US2150 pp

Date / TimePort
29 Dec 20:30Departing from San Juan
30 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas
31 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Philipsburg, St Maarten
02 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Oranjestad, Aruba Island Netherlands
03 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Willemstad, Curacao Island Netherlands
04 Jan 08:00 - 13:00Kralendijk, Bonaire Island Netherlands
05 Jan 13:00 - 20:00Castries, St Lucia
06 Jan 09:00 - 18:00Port Zante-Basseterre, St Kitts Island
07 Jan 07:00Arriving in San Juan

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