Norwegian Cruise Line has cancelled the first and second sailings of its upcoming flagship Norwegian Viva. The ship is currently under construction in Italy.
Norwegian Cruise Line has anncounced it has cancelled the first two sailings of Norwegian Viva. Due to construction delays the 3,215-guest ship won’t be ready in time for her inaugural cruises.
Norwegian informed booked guests that the cancellations were a result of “global supply chain constraints impacting industries worldwide and the related downstream construction delays at the shipyard.”
Impacted passengers will receive a full refund to the original form of payment, with no further actions required from their part.
In its statement Norwegian added: “We are committed to always putting our guests first. This includes providing information regarding any changes to voyages with as much notice as possible.”
Set to depart on June 15 and June 24, 2023, the ship’s inaugural summer sailings in the Mediterranean included visits to several countries in Europe.
The first sailing was a one-way, nine-night voyage, set to depart Portugal, calling in various destinations in Spain and France. The second cruise was set to sail between the Italian ports of Civitavecchia and Trieste. Other destinations during the nine-night voyage included ports in Croatia, Greece, Malta and Slovenia.
Norwegian Viva will now depart on her first sailing on July 3, 2023 from Trieste, Italy to Athens, Greece.
Norwegian Viva is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. She is the second in a series of six ships known as the Prima Class.
The first vessel, Norwegian Prima, is also entering service later than initially planned due to supply chain issues. Norwegian Prima was set to depart on August 17, 2022. The vessel was offering an eight-night cruise from Netherlands to Iceland, ahead of its christening ceremony in Reykjavik.