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NCL's Norwegian Viva to sail in the Med, then from San Juan

Norwegian Viva will sail from Lisbon, Trieste, Civitavecchia and Piraeus before repositioning to San Juan for a winter Caribbean season
Norwegian Cruise Line's second Prima-class ship, Norwegian Viva, is to debut in the Mediterranean in June 2023 before sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, in winter 2023/24.

Mediterranean homeports will include Lisbon, Trieste,  Civitavecchia (Rome) and Piraeus.

Norwegian Prima's sister

Mirroring sister Norwegian Prima, the 142,500gt Viva will have double-occupancy capacity for 3,219 passengers. The ship is being constructed at Fincantieri's Marghera yard.

Like Prima, it will have Ocean Boulevard, a 44,000-square-foot outdoor walkway, and suites complex The Haven by Norwegian spanning the aft decks with a sun deck, infinity pool and outdoor spa and public spaces and suites designed by Piero Lissoni. Again there will be a triple-deck racetrack and hull art designed by Italian graffiti and sculpture artist Manuel Di Rita, known as 'Peeta.' Returning interior designers include Rockwell Group, SMC Design and Miami-based Studio DADO.

June 15 debut

From June 15 to Nov. 6, 2023, Norwegian Viva will sail a series of eight-, nine- and 10-day voyages from Lisbon, Trieste, Civitavecchia and Piraeus to destinations including Spain, Italy and Greece.

San Juan's largest new ship

Then Norwegian Viva will become the largest new ship to ever homeport in San Juan. Starting Dec. 15, will embark on a seven-day cruise to Tortola, St. Maarten, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua and St. Thomas. Further seven- and nine-day sailings will follow.

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