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Norwegian’s latest cruise ship — complete with go-kart track — will begin sailing in 2023. Take a look at the Viva.

Norwegian's new Viva will be the sister ship to the Norwegian Prima, which saw record bookings upon its debut. ...
A rendering of the Norwegian Viva sailing at sea with a purple, pink, and dark blue sky.
The Norwegian Viva.

  • Norwegian Cruise Line unveiled its latest 3,220-guest cruise ship, the Norwegian Viva.
  • The Viva is the upcoming Norwegian Prima's sister ship, which saw record bookings upon its debut.
  • See what it'll be like sailing aboard the Viva, which has a go-kart track and 10-story slides. 
On Wednesday, Norwegian Cruise Line unveiled the Norwegian Viva, its newest cruise ship complete with a go-kart track, food hall, and "ship-within-a-ship."

A rendering of the Norwegian Viva sailing at sea with a purple, pink, and dark blue sky.
The Norwegian Viva

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The unveil of Norwegian's latest vessel comes a day after the cruising giant canceled sailings aboard 11 of its ships, citing "ongoing travel restrictions" as COVID-19 continues to spread aboard cruise ships.

A rendering of the open-aired La Terraza with lounge chairs facing the ocean.
La Terraza aboard the Norwegian Viva.

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However, these disruptions haven't stopped the popular cruise line from unveiling its latest 965-foot long ship, the sixth in its Prime Class.

A rendering of the top deck and side of the Norwegian Viva as it sails on water at sunset.
The Norwegian Viva.

Source: Norwegian Cruise Line

The new vessel was designed to be the sister ship of the Norwegian Prima, which will begin sailing this summer.

A rendering of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Prima's stern while the ship is at sea.
Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Prima.

 

 

Viva's unveiling comes on the heels of its sister ship's success: The Prima saw record bookings when it was first announced last year, the cruise line said in May 2021.

A rendering of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Prima sailing at sea with blue skies in the back.
Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Prima.

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The new Viva can accommodate up to nearly 3,220 passengers inside what will be the cruise line's largest inside, oceanview, and balcony staterooms yet.

A rendering of a penthouse with a bedroom, living room, and balcony aboard the Norwegian Viva.
A penthouse with a balcony aboard the Norwegian Viva.

These hotel rooms at sea include accommodations in the Haven by Norwegian, a more exclusive collection of 107 designer suites that range from about 370 to 2,100 square feet.

A rendering of a penthouse with a bedroom, living room, and balcony aboard the Norwegian Viva.
A penthouse with a balcony aboard the Norwegian Viva.

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The Haven appeals to guests who want a more luxurious cruising experience with access to a butler, a private outdoor lounge, spa amenities, and a specialty Haven restaurant, lounge, and bars.

A rendering of two people sitting by an empty pool surrounded by lounge chairs while the Norwegian Viva is at sea during a sunset.
The Haven sundeck on the Norwegian Viva.

As Norwegian calls it, the Haven is a "ship-with-a-ship."

A rendering of a person stepping into an infinity pool on the side of the ship at sunset while the Norwegian Vida is at sea.
Infinity Beach aboard the Norwegian Viva.

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But if you're looking for a smaller, less expensive stateroom, opt for the studio.

A rendering of the side of the Norwegian Viva with a purple and blue twisting tube running down the ship.
The Norwegian Viva.

At 94 square feet, the studio is Viva's smallest accommodation designed for solo travelers.

A rendering of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva cruise ship with a pool, lounge seating.
A screenshot of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva b-roll lifestyle footage.

The Haven is only accessible via key card, but the new ship will still have other leisure and recreational options to keep all passengers entertained at sea.

A rendering of the open-aired La Terraza with lounge chairs facing the ocean.
La Terraza aboard the Norwegian Viva.

For example, adults can bask in the sun at the Vibe Beach Club, an adults-only space with infinity hot tubs and a bar.

A rendering of people hanging out at the Vibe Beach Club on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva.
The Norwegian Viva's Vibe Beach Club.

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If you're cruising with a family, there are plenty of child-friendly activities aboard the Viva …

A rendering of the top deck and side of the Norwegian Viva as it sails on water at sunset.
The Norwegian Viva.

… including a three-level go-kart track for the competitive passengers …

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva cruise ship's go-kart track. Two people are racing in the karts.
A screenshot of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva b-roll lifestyle footage.

… a children's water park for the future swimmers …

A rendering of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva cruise ship at sea.
A screenshot of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva b-roll footage.

… and 10-story tall slides, including what Norwegian calls "the first free-fall dry slide in the world," for guests who need an adrenaline kick.

A rendering of the side of the Norwegian Viva with a purple and blue twisting tube running down the ship.
The Norwegian Viva.

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There's also a mini-golf course, golfing simulator, escape rooms, and a game center with VR headsets, to name a few additional entertainment options.

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva cruise ship arcade. Two people are wearing VR headsets playing a simulated racing game.
A screenshot of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva b-roll lifestyle footage.

But if you're looking for more leisure activities, take a stroll on Viva's Ocean Boulevard, a 44,000-square-foot outdoor walking course that wraps around the ship.

A rendering of two people clinking wine glasses while on the glass bridge aboard the Norwegian Viva.
A glass bridge on Oceanwalk aboard the Norwegian Viva.

Along the way, you'll find pit stops that'll appeal to passengers looking for a relaxing day out at sea, including a glass bridge with views of the ocean …

A rendering of a glass bridge with a purple and blue sunset in the background aboard the Norwegian Viva.
A glass bridge on Oceanwalk aboard the Norwegian Viva.

… infinity pools, outdoor lounges with a fire pit or hammocks …

A rendering of a person stepping into an infinity pool on the side of the ship at sunset while the Norwegian Vida is at sea.
Infinity Beach aboard the Norwegian Viva.

… and Indulge Food Hall, a collective of 11 stalls that'll serve meals like rotisserie meats, salads, barbecue, noodles, Indian dishes, and tapas.

A close up of a salad on a plate.
A screenshot of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva b-roll lifestyle footage.

If you prefer sit-down dining, Ocean Boulevard also has options like an Italian eatery, a cocktail and live music grill, and a Mexican restaurant.

A rendering of an empty Onda by Scarpetta on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva.
Onda by Scarpetta on the Norwegian Viva

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In June 2023, the Viva will begin sailing in the Mediterranean while homeporting out of European cities like Lisbon and Athens.

A rendering of the Norwegian Viva sailing at sea with a purple, pink, and dark blue sky.
The Norwegian Viva.

And during the 2023 to 2024 winter cruising season, the ship will move its homeport to San Juan for its Caribbean itineraries.

A rendering of the side of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva cruise ship with pools, lounge chairs, and staterooms.
A screenshot of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva b-roll footage.

The Viva's first cruise, a nine-day sailing from Lisbon around the Mediterranean, starts at almost $2,100 per person for an inside stateroom.

A rendering of people hanging out at the Vibe Beach Club on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva.
The Norwegian Viva's Vibe Beach Club.

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This price then jumps to about $7,850 for a Haven suite.

A rendering of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva cruise ship's stateroom balcony with a pool, lounge seating.
A screenshot of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva b-roll footage.

The least expensive itinerary — seven-day cruises from San Juan to around the Caribbean — starts at almost $950.

A rendering of the a bird's eye view of the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva with a go-cart track.
A screenshot of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva b-roll footage.

The Viva is now available to book ahead of 2023. But if you can't wait, its sister ship will begin cruising this summer.

A rendering of an empty Onda by Scarpetta on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva.
Onda by Scarpetta on the Norwegian Viva

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