Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has introduced its next Prima Class vessel, named Norwegian Viva.

Starting from June 2023, Norwegian Viva will embark on itineraries in the Mediterranean, homeporting in Southern European port cities such as Lisbon, Portugal; Athens, Greece; and Rome and Venice, Italy.

Later, the vessel will travel to the south Caribbean region for its 2023 to 2024 winter season.

Norwegian Viva will feature a similar design and structure to Norwegian Prima, NCL’s first Prima Class vessel.

Both ships are being built by Italy-based shipbuilding company Fincantieri.

With a gross tonnage of 142,500t, Norwegian Viva will be 965ft-long and carry 3,219 passengers at double occupancy.

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Fincantieri merchant ships division general manager Luigi Matarazzo said: “Norwegian Viva, the second of six Prima Class vessels being built with us, reinforces the great collaboration between Norwegian Cruise Line and Fincantieri.

“We were extremely satisfied that Norwegian Prima, the first of the new class, earned record-breaking bookings, and we are excited to see how Norwegian Viva will live up to her sister ship. As we proved our resilience during these challenging times, this announcement represents another testament to Fincantieri’s global leadership role in the cruise sector.”

The new ship will include a 44,000ft² outdoor walkway, Oceanwalk, Indulge Food Hall, concourse, pool decks and infinity style pools.

Both Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva will be equipped with green technologies, including a NOx reduction system (SCR).

This solution is expected to cut down the overall environmental impact of the ships.

The Prima Class vessels will also be installed with an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) and Advanced Wastewater Treatment System.

With Cold Ironing functionality, the ships will be able to connect with onshore power grids for minimising emissions while docked in port.