Norwegian Cruise Line Christened their new flagship NCL Viva in Miami to the Latin beat of Luis Fonzi, who is the ship’s Godfather.
Norwegian Viva is a Prima Class cruise ship of Norwegian Cruise Line. She is the second out of six Prima-class ships in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet. Norwegian Viva is 965 ft long, 133 ft wide, and has a gross tonnage of 142,500 GT. She can accommodate up to 3,099 passengers and 1,506 crew members.
The attention to detail in the ship design and décor is breathtaking, giving it the same feeling of luxury, you would find on NCL’s sister brands of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas. Although she is much larger than the luxury counterparts, she is very well designed to provide an intimate feeling in the way it is designed.
And then you have all the goodies you would come to expect from a Premium Contemporary Line. A Go Kart track that spans 3 decks in the middle of the ship, waterslides and dry slides that drop you 10 decks, a state-of-the-art Spa offering the best treatments and amenities, new takes on mini-golf and darts, the Galaxy Pavilion with its immersive VR arcade games and many more.
The Entertainment on the ship doesn't disappoint with various shows, dance parties and of course the Broadway production of Beetlejuice.
NCL were the first major cruise line to break from tradition when they launched Freestyle Dining more than 23 years ago, now they have done it again with the Indulge Food Hall. Indulge is a complimentary dining venue offering a varied selection of small plates from different cuisines around the world that can be ordered via a provided tablet on the table. Of course, there are many other dining options including 8 specialty restaurants and other complimentary offerings.
Then there is the Haven, a private secluded area of the ship spanning multiple decks providing the best ship-within-a-ship experience for guests staying in the Haven suites. The Haven has its own restaurant, bar, lounge, pool deck with cabanas and infinity pool.
Conclusion : The Norwegian Viva & her sister Norwegian Prima have elevated NCL to the Premium Contemporary category. She will be homeporting in San Juan, Puerto Rico over the winter of 2024 and then sailing in the Mediterranean for the summer.