Italy’s shipbuilder Fincantieri delivered the Norwegian Viva to Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) at the Marghera shipyard.

The new cruise ship is the second of six vessels from Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Prima Class of ships.

At 143,000-tons, almost 300 meters in length, and with a capacity to accommodate around 3,100 guests, Norwegian Viva along with her sister-ships, will form the backbone of the future NCL fleet.

Deliveries of the other four vessels are scheduled through 2028.

The prima class is based on a prototype project developed by Fincantieri, which enhances the consolidated characteristics of NCL’s signature offering of freedom and flexibility, qualified by an innovative configuration for an elevated passenger experience.

It’s worth noting that NCL is part of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, the U.S.-based company, which is one of the world’s leading cruise operators. Besides NCL, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings operates the Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand. 

Fincantieri will deliver to the Regent Seven Seas Cruises this year in Ancona a third luxury cruise ship, Seven Seas Grandeur, after Seven Seas Explorer (2016) and Seven Seas Splendor (2020).

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings also operates Oceania Cruises, for which the Fincantieri Group has delivered Vista, the first of the new generation Allura Class ships, with the second to be delivered in 2025.

Since 2016, Fincantieri and Lloyd’s Register have been collaborating with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings on all the group´s brands to build the new generation of ships.