This article is Norwegian Viva Naming Ceremony in Miami. It is about Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship naming ceremony in Miami.
The featured image is from Norwegian Cruise Line.
Cruise lines hold a big ceremony and celebration to officially name their ships. Norwegian went all out for Norwegian Viva in Miami this week when they had Louis Fonsi as the godfather and performer to welcome guests on the ship in Miami.
Luis Fonsi is a musician who was made famous by the global chart-topping hit “Despacito.”
Viva will be homeported in San Juan so this is a perfect Godfather for the ship!
Viva is a Prima Class ship that sails with 3,099 guests.
The ship features a three story Viva Speedway for go-kart rides. It also offers the Indulge Food Hall which is part of Main Dining! The food hall has 11 unique food options.
Viva also features great art including British digital artist Dominic Harris’ 52-foot-wide interactive work of art named “Every Wing has a Silver Lining” installed at the Metropolitan Bar.
Norwegian Viva offers sailings from San Juan beginning on December 15, 2023. The ship will feature port intensive Caribbean sailings.
The ship is offering European cruises in April, 2024.
The Norwegian Viva Naming Ceremony took place in Miami this week.
The event has Luis Fonsi as the official Godfather of the ship. In addition, executives from Norwegian Cruise Lines and media and travel agents were invited to attend the event.
The event leads up to the hosts pressing a button that makes a big bottle of champaign smash on the ship.
This is a maritime tradition and is really cool.
Cruise Guide videoed the ceremony and posted it on YouTube :
What a cool ceremony!
Norwegian brought some improvements over Prima including a larger gathering area and performance space in the atrium.
Luis Fonsi performed in that new space along with Paulina Rubio, Marcello Hernandez, and Pedro Capó.
I sailed on the sister ship, Norwegian Prima in January 2023 and enjoyed the experience. I loved the Indulge Food Hall and enjoyed the unique features of the ship. You can read about my experience on Prima here.
Are you sailing on Norwegian Viva?