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Norwegian Viva Changing Venues

by John the Wanderer
Norwegian Viva Ship

This article is Norwegian Viva Changing Venues. It is about Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Viva cruise ship making changes to some of the venues onboard the ship on the upcoming Transatlantic sailing.

The featured image is from Norwegian Cruise Line.


Norwegian Viva is NCL’s newest ship.

Norwegian Viva Ship
Norwegian Viva Ship – Photo from Norwegian Cruise Line

Viva debuted in November, 2023 and is currently the cruise lines newest ship. Norwegian Viva is the second ship in the Prima Class and offers many thrills for guests including a large speedway and the innovative Indulge Food Hall.

I sailed on Norwegian Prima in 2023 and enjoyed the experience. You can read about the experience here.

The ship has a capacity for 3,100 guests.

The ship is currently sailing from San Juan to the Caribbean but will soon move to Europe for the Spring and Summer.

Transatlantic Venue Changes

This week, Norwegian Cruise Line announced that several venues on Norwegian Viva will be closed for renovations during the transatlantic repositioning sailing on Norwegian Viva from San Juan to Lisbon.

The cruise line will perform the renovations during the sailing.

The areas on the ship that are impacted include:

  1. Speedway Bar
  2. Galaxy Pavilion
  3. Tee-Time mini-golf course
  4. The Bull’s Eye
  5. The Stadium gaming space
  6. Water Slide the Wave

The Speedway Bar is being converted to a dedicated Teen Space, which is something that the ship currently lacks.

The other areas will be renovated to offer better guests experiences going forward.

Norwegian notified guests on the sailing about the closed spaces but said that they were adding additional fun activities to ensure that guests have a great experience on the transatlantic sailing.

Viva Transatlantic Voyage

Norwegian Viva
Norwegian Viva – Photo by Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Viva’s Transatlantic voyage is on April 7, 2024. The sailing will be a 17-night voyage with stops in several ports in the Caribbean before four days at sea as she makes her way across the Atlantic. Viva will visit the Canary Islands as well as Morocco and Spain before ultimately concluding in Lisbon.

The ship will visit St. Lucia, which is an island I recently got to experience on my Explora Journeys Sailing. You can read about the experience here.

The long sailing will give guests lots of time to enjoy all the great features on Norwegian Viva.

Summer Cruises

Norwegian Viva will offer a variety of sailings from Europe over the Spring and Summer. The cruise line will offer cruises with various lengths visiting popular European and Mediterranean ports during the season before returning to the Caribbean for the winter.

Changes on Viva

Since the Transatlantic Sailing on Viva is long, this makes for a perfect time to perform the repairs rather than taking the ship completely out of service in order to do the changes.

Hopefully guests will not be bothered too much by the modification.

Have you sailed on Viva?


TheVegasSphere April 3, 2024 - 11:07 am

Renovating that quickly shows the ship has several design failures, and considering it’s supposed to be a Prima upgrade, someone very senior should be losing their job. Couple that with the Prima being generally unprofitable to run because it’s too small, and NCL clearly made a mistake with this class of ship. Toss them into the NCL Epic labeled dustbin of cruising history.

John the Wanderer April 5, 2024 - 5:31 pm

Yes I am surprised also since they had issues on Prima that they said they fixed on Viva.


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