Norwegian Cruise Line puts back vessel debut to August 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line began informing passengers this week that their summer 2023 sailings aboard the forthcoming Norwegian Viva (IMO 9823998) have had to be cancelled because of supply chain issues.

The ship is a sibling to the Norwegian Prima (IMO 9823986), which makes its debut this month in Iceland. The Norwegian Viva was originally scheduled to enter service in Europe in June 2023. Those initial voyages had been cancelled by Norwegian Cruise Line in June, with the vessel anticipated to enter service instead on July 3rd 2023. However,  in a letter sent to booked passengers, Norwegian stated it was being forced to cancel sailings from July 3rd up to and including the August 17th 2023, departure.

The Norwegian Viva’s debut voyage will now be a nine-day cruise departing on August 26th 2023 from Civitavecchia, Italy.

Affected passengers are being offered replacement voyages on Norwegian Getaway (IMO 9606924) instead, at a 20% discount, or a full refund. Affected passengers must register their choice with Norwegian by September 2nd 2022.

Guests choosing either option will additionally receive a 10% discount valid for any future sailing bookable from August 23rd 2022 through to December 31st 2024.

2023-built, Bahamas-flagged, 142,500 gt Norwegian Viva is owned by Leonardo Two Ltd care of manager NCL Bahamas Ltd of Miami, Florida, USA.

2022-built, Bahamas-flagged, 143,535 gt Norwegian Prima is owned by Leonardo One Ltd care of manager NCL Bahamas Ltd of Miami, Florida, USA. It is entered with UK Club on behalf of Leonardo One Ltd.

2014-built, Bahamas-flagged, 145,655 gt Norwegian Getaway is owned by Breakaway Two Ltd care of NCL Bahamas Ltd of Miami, Florida, USA. It is entered with UK Club on behalf of NCL (Bahamas) Ltd. As of August 25th the vessel was at Amber Cove, Dominican Republic.