All-new cruise ship Norwegian Viva debuts in Europe 

Norwegian Cruise Line introduces its newest ship, the second of the groundbreaking Prima Class, with four bucket-list Mediterranean destinations this European summer.

The innovator in global cruise travel with a 56-year history of breaking boundaries, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has welcomed its very first guests to sail aboard the all-new Norwegian Viva. The Company’s highly anticipated new ship and second of the Prima Class has embarked on its maiden voyage from Venice (Trieste), Italy.

Making a grand debut in Europe, Norwegian Viva departed for its first spectacular nine-day journey through the Mediterranean. Taking guests from Venice to Lisbon, Portugal, with stops in some of Europe’s most incredible seaside destinations. Including Salerno, off Italy’s picturesque Amalfi Coast; Cannes along France’s stunning Cote d’Azur; and Ibiza, Spain in the Balearic Islands.

Bucket-list-worthy voyages

Norwegian Viva will sail a selection of bucket-list-worthy Greek Isles and Mediterranean voyages through November before homeporting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in December for a season in the Caribbean.

Mirroring the design of the award-winning sister ship Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Viva features standout onboard experiences. Including the Viva Speedway – the three-level racetrack; Indulge Food Hall, an upscale food market exhibiting 11 unique eateries; the fastest slides at sea, The Drop and Rush; and NCL’s industry-exclusive sustainable cocktail bar, the Metropolitan Bar.

Indulge Food Hall Norwegian Viva
Indulge Food Hall © Norwegian Cruise Line

Upscale and spacious design

Norwegian Viva’s upscale and spacious design is elevated by an expansive array of artwork across the ship, including The Concourse, a multi-million-dollar outdoor sculpture garden, and a dynamic, interactive 16-metre-wide art piece by contemporary British digital artist Dominic Harris. Exclusively created for Norwegian Viva, Harris’ “Every Wing Has a Silver Lining” digital art piece is on display at Metropolitan Bar and dynamically responds throughout the day to passing movement.

Norwegian Viva also features a world-class entertainment lineup, headlined by the side-splitting Tony Award®-nominated comedy “Beetlejuice The Musical” and the iconic game show “Press Your Luck LIVE,” an immersive experience where the audience participates to win incredible grand prizes. 

Norwegian Viva Hudsons Restaurant
Hudsons Restaurant © Norwegian Cruise Line

Cruising the Caribbean

Following the ship’s maiden voyage, Norwegian Viva will sail a series of Mediterranean and Greek Isles itineraries. Then will homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a season of Caribbean voyages from December 2023 through March 2024 with calls to Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. John’s, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

The Haven - Premier Owners Suite - Balcony Hot Tub | Norwegian Viva
The Haven – Premier Owners Suite – Balcony Hot Tub © Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Viva in 2024

In May 2024, Norwegian Viva will return to Europe, where its Mediterranean itineraries offer an unmatched opportunity to experience the beauty and culture of Europe. With an average of 10.5 hours in port, travellers will have more time to explore with fewer days at sea in the comfort of world-class travel accommodations and the ability to wake up in a new destination from one spectacular European city to another. 

For more information or to book a cruise, call NCL in Australia on 1300 255 200 or New Zealand on 0800 969 283; or visit

About Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

Its fleet of 19 contemporary ships sails to 400 of the world’s most desirable destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the Company’s private island in the Bahamas and its resort destination Harvest Caye in Belize. Not only providins superior guest service from land to sea but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options. As well as a range of accommodations across the fleet, from solo-traveller staterooms, mini-suites, spa-suites and The Haven by Norwegian®, the Company’s ship-within-a-ship concept. 

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