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– The All-New Norwegian Viva Will Be the Newest Ship in the Industry Sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico this Season –

– The Vessel Will Offer Seven and Nine-Day Roundtrip Sailings to the Caribbean Through April 2024 and Will Return for a Second Season in Winter 2024/25 –

JOHANNESBURG (Dec. 18, 2023) Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, announced today the arrival of its second Prima Class ship, the all-new Norwegian Viva, to the beautiful shores of San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a season of Caribbean sailings through April 2024, making it the newest ship to sail from “La Isla del Encanto.”

The ship, which was recently christened in Miami with an all-star lineup of Latin entertainers, is set to embark this evening on its first seven-day Caribbean voyage offering guests a warm-weather escape through the picturesque and most sought-after tropical islands.  

Now through April 2024, Norwegian Viva, will homeport in San Juan and offer port-intensive seven-day Caribbean voyages, allowing guests to wake up each day in a new tropical island paradise. The itinerary includes calls to Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. John’s, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Notably, the voyage offers an unparalleled experience with no days at sea, ensuring travellers make the most of their time among the breathtaking destinations.

“We are excited to bring Norwegian Viva to Puerto Rico and offer our guests the opportunity to explore this remarkable island, which is a truly special place for us, as well as some of the most beautiful and culturally rich destinations in the Caribbean,” said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. “The arrival of Norwegian Viva to San Juan is another milestone in our commitment to delivering best in class cruise experiences, and the port-intensive itineraries provides our guests with the best value for their dream holiday.”

In April 2024, Norwegian Viva will then set sail on Mediterranean and Greek Isles itineraries, providing passengers with the chance to immerse themselves in the beauty and culture of Europe. This expansion of the ship’s offerings underscores NCL’s unwavering dedication to providing diverse and enriching travel adventures for its guests.

Norwegian Viva is the second of six vessels in the company’s groundbreaking Prima Class and sister ship to the award-winning Norwegian Prima. The elevated offerings of the Prima Class prioritise the guest experience and raise the bar on cruising through world-class cuisine, the brand’s most spacious design yet, and stellar onboard activities including the Viva Speedway— the three-level racetrack. Norwegian Viva features many of the outstanding onboard experiences that puts the Prima Class in a league of its own including Indulge Food Hall, the upscale food market exhibiting 11 unique eateries; the fastest slides at sea, The Drop and Rush; and NCL’s industry-exclusive sustainable cocktail bar, the Metropolitan Bar.

For more information about Norwegian Cruise Line’s award-winning 19-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, or to book a cruise, please contact a travel professional, call 021 200 6586 or visit

About Norwegian Cruise Line

As the innovator in global cruise travel, Norwegian Cruise Line has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 57 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionised the industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal vacation on their preferred schedule with no assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress codes. Today, its fleet of 19 contemporary ships sail to 400 of the world’s most desirable destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas and its resort destination Harvest Caye in Belize. Norwegian Cruise Line not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of accommodations across the fleet, including solo-traveller staterooms, club balcony suites, spa-suites and The Haven by Norwegian®, the company’s ship-within-a-ship concept. For additional information or to book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call 021 200 6586 or visit For the latest news and exclusive content, visit the NCL Newsroom and follow Norwegian Cruise Line on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok and YouTube @NorwegianCruiseLine; and Twitter @CruiseNorwegian.

Norwegian Cruise Line is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH). To learn more, visit

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