The new Norwegian Cruise Line will debut next year, and recently released renders offer a tour of the stunning vessel.
The Norwegian Viva, which will start its maiden voyage in June 2023, is currently being built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri in Marghera, Italy.
Instead of drawing the ship from scratch, Norwegian copied the design of sister ship Norwegian Prima. Like the Norwegian Prima, the new cruise ship will feature a three-story race track, infinity pools and a glass bridge that spans over the water.
Next year, the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet will be joined by a new ship, the Norwegian Viva, shown here in a rendering.
The Norwegian Viva is currently being built by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri in Marghera, Italy.
The ship, the second of six in the Norwegian Prima class, accommodates 3,219 guests in double occupancy, is 965 feet (294 m) long and weighs 142,500 gross tons.
One of the updated features on board will be a “redefined” ultra-premium section known as The Haven.
The keycard-only zone that exists on other Norwegian ships will include 107 suites designed by Italian designer Piero Lissoni, as well as an ‘expansive’ sun deck, a ‘stunning’ infinity pool overlooking the ship’s trail, and an outdoor spa. with glass sauna and refrigerator.
Instead of designing the ship from scratch, Norwegian copied the design of sister ship Norwegian Prima. Pictured is the Infinity Beach section of the ship.
Above is a “stunning” infinity pool overlooking the ship’s trail on The Haven’s sun deck.
Like the Norwegian Prima, the new cruise ship will have a glass bridge stretching over the water (pictured).
Norwegian Cruise Line’s free-fall dry slides known as The Rush and The Drop (pictured) are back
Other returning features will appeal to adrenaline junkies. These include the Viva Speedway and the 10-story The Rush and The Drop, billed as “the fastest free-fall dry coaster in the sea.”
Norwegian Cruise Line’s water features are also returning to Norwegian Viva. Families can head to the kids’ water park, which boasts a “thrilling tidal wave waterslide” and passengers can take a dip in infinity-style pools “designed to blend into the ocean” in the ship’s Infinity Beach section.
Tee Time, an interactive and “technically immersive” mini golf course, and Galaxy Pavilion, a virtual reality playground with simulated rides, are also back.
And ordinary Norwegian passengers will recognize Ocean Boulevard, a 44,000-square-foot (4,087-square-meter) open walkway that wraps around the entire ship. It is here that they will find the glass-bottomed Oceanwalk ship’s bridge.
Above is the exterior of The Haven Restaurant. The “overridden” ultra-premium section is a keycard-only access zone.
The Italian restaurant Onda by Scarpetta, shown in the render above, will appear on the Norwegian Viva.
Pictured, the Los Lobos outdoor dining area is one of 11 eateries at Indulgence Food Hall, which also appears on Norwegian Prima.
Once passengers have an appetite, they can head to the Indulge Food Hall, which was first introduced at the Norwegian Prima and will feature 11 dining options. These restaurants include the Italian joint Onda by Scarpetta and Los Lobos, which serve Mexican cuisine.
The statement said that Norwegian Viva will offer guests “a high-end experience, including wider open spaces, thoughtful and stunning design, and exceptional service.”
Appearance will also catch the eye. The Norwegian Viva will feature hull designs designed by Italian graffiti artist and sculptor Manuel Di Rita, who also illustrated the Norwegian Prima’s hull design.
Above is a balcony aboard the ship, which is said to “push boundaries” with its “thoughtful design”.
Take a peek inside one of the Norwegian Viva “Inside” booths. The statement said the ship will offer guests “an enhanced experience, including wider open spaces, thoughtful and stunning design, and exceptional service.”
Bathroom in the room with a balcony. “Norwegian Viva sets the standard in the premium segment,” says Norwegian Cruise Lines.
The cruise ship will begin sailing Mediterranean routes next year, sailing through southern European port cities including Lisbon, Venice and Athens.
She will then sail the southern Caribbean during the winter season from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Harry Sommer, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, said: “Norwegian Viva sets the standard in the premium segment by demonstrating our commitment to pushing the boundaries in four key areas: wide open space, service that puts guests first, thoughtful design and experience beyond expectation. We’ve taken everything our guests love to the next level with this brand new class of ship designed specifically for them.”
The cruise ship will begin cruising Mediterranean routes next year before heading to the Caribbean.
Luigi Matarazzo, General Manager of Fincantieri Merchant Ships Division, added: “Norwegian Viva, the second of six Prima class ships built with us, strengthens the close collaboration between Norwegian Cruise Line and Fincantieri.
“We were very pleased that the Norwegian Prima, the first ship of the new class, received a record number of bookings and we are excited to see how the Norwegian Viva will match up with its sister ship.”
For more information visit www.ncl.com.