Norwegian Viva Floated Out in Italy
Norwegian Cruise Line’s second Prima-class ship was floated out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy on Tuesday.
Norwegian Viva has moved onto the next stage of construction ahead of her July 2023 debut.
The news comes just a few days after the first vessel in the class, Norwegian Prima, was delivered to the cruise line ahead of her launch this month.
The Prima-class ships so far are 142,500 gross tons, and can accommodate 3,215 guests. All six in the class are expected to debut through 2027.
Carnival Updates Pre-Cruise Testing Requirements, Again
If you’re confused about Carnival Cruise Line’s pre-cruise testing requirements, join the club — they’ve been releasing new information and updates on a near-daily basis.
As of now, here’s what you need to know: Carnival is not requiring pre-cruise testing on sailings five days or fewer… unless you are heading to Bermuda, Canada, the Bahamas, or Grand Cayman.
Passengers sailing to any of those destinations — no matter the length of the cruise — are required to submit a negative test result.
Meanwhile, pre-cruise testing remains in effect for all guests 2 years of age and older on sailings six days or longer. Passengers on back-to-back cruises lasting 16 days or more will also be tested between sailings.
Norwegian to Ditch Rotating MDR Menus
Norwegian Cruise Line is getting ready to ditch rotating main dining room menus.
When Norwegian Prima debuts, it will feature a fixed main dining menu that will not change throughout the cruise.
The menu will be larger than the line’s standard menu, with options including Spanish paella, Italian mussels, build-your-own-pasta, and vegetarian options.
Already, Norwegian has been using fixed menus in The Haven Restaurant, which is the main dining room for those staying in the exclusive Haven complex.
After being introduced on Prima, the fixed menus will roll out across the rest of the Norwegian fleet in 2023.