Norwegian Viva floats out in Fincantieri shipyard

Norwegian Viva has been floated out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera. She is the second of six new-generation cruise ships of Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Prima Class.

Norwegian Viva, the second of six vessels from Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Prima Class of ships was floated out of the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Venice) today.

The event took place only a few days after the delivery of Norwegian Prima, the first Prima Class vessel on July 29.

To celebrate the occasion, a commemorative coin in Norwegian Viva was welded during a traditional maritime ceremony. This ceremony was led by Harry Sommer, President and Chief Executive Officer of NCL and Antonio Quintano, Shipyard Director of Fincantieri.

“The delivery of Norwegian Viva has been anticipated for a long time and it is an incredibly proud day for all of us,” said Harry Sommer, NCL President and Chief Executive Officer. “As our nineteenth ship and second in our innovative Prima Class, Norwegian Viva continues to represent our continued commitment to giving guests the best vacation experience imaginable. With Norwegian Viva’s name meaning ‘to be alive’ and her motto ‘Live it Up’, we simply can’t wait to put this into practice and welcome guests on board for the vacation of a lifetime.”

The launch marks the completion of Norwegian Viva’s external work and hull art. This hull art includes the special artwork on the hull of the ship, created by Italian graffiti artist Manuel Di Rita, better known as ‘Peeta’. The ship is now being completed on the interior, with the interior and guest quarters being overhauled before Norwegian Viva is officially delivered to NCL and goes into service from 2023.

The Prima Class is based on a prototype project developed by Fincantieri, which enhances the consolidated features of NCL’s signature offering of freedom and flexibility, qualified by an innovative configuration for an elevated passenger experience. In addition, focus was set on energy efficiency, with the twofold aim of optimizing consumption at sea and reducing environmental impact, compliant with all the most recent regulations on this matter.

Along with her sister-ships, Norwegian Viva will form the backbone of the future NCL fleet, at more than 142,500-tons, almost 300 meters long, and accommodating 3,215 guests.

Deliveries of the ships in the new Prima Class are scheduled through 2027.

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