04 May 2022 // 2 minute read
Text by Cruise & Harbour News | Photos by Antonio Rebelo
Norwegian Prima & Norwegian Viva Constructions Well Underway At Marghera
The Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva were recently spotted in Marghera, Venice, with their constructions well underway, as these pictures which were sent to our team document. These are the first two units of the Leonardo-class, Norwegian's most recent and innovative class set to debut this year, with the Norwegian Prima, and next year with the Norwegian Viva. Overall, the ships will be 294 meters long and have a gross tonnage of circa 142 500 GRT, having been ordered in February 2017. The Leonardo-class will extend to a total of six cruise ships, with four others with delivery dates set for 2024 to 2027, one per year, the first-ever Norwegian vessels to be built by Fincantieri.
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With a maximum capacity of approximately 3,300 guests, the Norwegian Prima and Viva's cruising calendars are already known. Having recently been in the news for supply chain issues, the Norwegian Prima was forced to cancel her first cruise, but a general look at her positioning throughout the season sees her making her way to the Caribbean, with cruises from New York, Galveston, Miami and Port Canaveral ranging all the way from October 2022 to May 2023, with a pletora of itineraries ranging from 5 to 11 days. For her inaugural Summer season, the Prima will head to the United Kingdom and Northern Europe, with 10 and 11-day cruises from Southampton and Reykjavik, back and forth from May to September 2023, before returning to the Caribbean. In what regards the Norwegian Viva, she is set to debut on the 15th of July, 2023, with a cruise from Lisbon, Portugal, to Civitavecchia, Rome. Until November, she will be sailing a back and forth program between these two popular cruise destinations, before making her way over to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she will homeport for her inaugural Winter Season, all the way through April 2024, with Seven-day itineraries to Tortola, St. John's, Castries, Bridgetown, Philipsburg and St. Thomas, all to and from San Juan.
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