Norwegian Cruise Line‘s new Prima-class cruise ship Norwegian Viva will debut in 2023 with a program of cruises to Europe and the Caribbean, but her inaugural season will be spent in the Mediterranean.
Norwegian Viva will sail her first cruise on June 15th, 2023, with the season set to feature a series of eight-, nine- and ten-night voyages from key European cities.
Norwegian Viva will cruise from European homeports such as Lisbon, Portugal; Venice (Trieste) and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; and Athens (Piraeus), Greece.
Norwegian Cruise Line says the itineraries give guests the opportunity to explore the Mediterranean’s Spanish, Italian and Greek regions.
The open-jaw voyages include calls in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and Dubrovnik, Croatia, in addition to less visited ports, such as Koper, Slovenia, and Syracuse, Italy.
Other ports set to be visited by the ship include Istanbul and Kusadasi, Turkey; Ibiza and Barcelona, Spain; Gibraltar; Santorini and Mykonos, Greece; La Valletta, Malta; and Messina and Ravenna, Italy.
In August, Norwegian Viva will also cruise in Western and Northern Europe, with two special sailings from England and Portugal.
The first is a nine-night voyage that sails from Lisbon to Southampton on July 30th, 2023, and features stops in seven different ports in Spain, France, Belgium and Netherlands.
Norwegian Viva will offer a similar cruise on August 8th, 2023, sailing in the opposite direction back to the Mediterranean.
A highlight of both cruises is a visit to Le Verdon-sur-Mer, a small French town located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary.
Norwegian Viva’s European debut season will end with a trans-Atlantic crossing from Lisbon to New York City on November 13th, 2023.
The 11-night cruise includes calls in Portugal’s Funchal and Ponta Delgada, in addition to Bermuda’s Royal Naval Dockyard.
Norwegian Viva will then offer a winter program in the Southern Caribbean, sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This 2023/24 winter season starts on December 15th, 2023, with a seven-night cruise that visits Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; St. John’s, Antigua; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
She’ll then sail a series of seven to nine night cruises in the Caribbean, before returning to the Mediterranean from late April to early November in 2024.