Norwegian Viva Visits Taino Bay

In the heart of the Caribbean, the bustling port of Taino Bay in Puerto Plata recently played host to the magnificent Norwegian Viva, a state-of-the-art cruise ship that has taken the seas by storm. With its impressive length of 294 meters, a staggering 143,535 gross tons, and the ability to accommodate 3,100 guests, Norwegian Viva is not merely a vessel; it is a floating city of luxury and entertainment. 

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Norwegian Viva

Design and Features:

Norwegian Viva stands as a testament to cutting-edge naval architecture and design. Designed to elevate every experience on board, the Norwegian Prima Class will include six innovative ships created by the world-renowned Italian shipyard, Fincantieri S.p.A. Experiences beyond expectations and wide-open spaces with sweeping ocean views give this new generation of ships a truly distinct and luxurious feel. With an unprecedented staff-to-guest ratio, guests will be prioritized and pampered like never before.

There are 1646 staterooms on board, with the largest being the Haven Premier Owners Suites. There are 18 suite categories, which include the fleets first ever 3-bedroom suites. This ship also offers the biggest ever inside, ocean view, and balcony cabins with 41 being handicap accessible.

One of the main goals of this ship was for more and larger public areas, with less passenger capacity as well as plenty of new dining and entertainment options. One main feature of the ship is the Ocean Boulevard which wraps around the entire deck 8, and offers many spaces like 2 infinity pools, glass-bottomed bridges, Indulge Food Hall (NCLs first open-air marketplace that houses 11 eateries), and an outdoor sculpture garden.

The vessel’s interior is a symphony of elegance and comfort, with a plethora of amenities to cater to the diverse tastes of its passengers. Lavish suites, world-class dining options, and an array of recreational facilities contribute to an unparalleled cruising experience. Norwegian Viva is designed to provide both relaxation and excitement, ensuring that every guest finds their own piece of paradise on board.

Cruise Itinerary:

Beyond the grandeur of its design, Norwegian Viva offers an enticing array of itineraries, and the Caribbean is one of its prime destinations. Sailing through the crystal-clear waters of the region, passengers have the opportunity to explore a tapestry of tropical paradises, each stop more breathtaking than the last.


The ship’s strategic route allows passengers to immerse themselves in the rich history, diverse landscapes, and vibrant local cultures that make each stop a unique and unforgettable experience. The route took the NCL Viva to the Dominican Republic Port of Taino Bay this November, opening another door to the heart of the Caribbean. It is expected to return and offer the many great Taino Bay amenities to its passengers.

Entertainment and Activities:

Norwegian Viva is not just a means of transportation; it is a floating entertainment hub. The ship offers an abundance of activities and entertainment options to cater to every taste and age group. Whether guests are seeking high-energy shows, serene spa experiences, or family-friendly adventures, Norwegian Viva has it all.

Passengers can indulge in Broadway-style performances, try their luck at the casino, or unwind by the pool with a refreshing drink in hand. For those seeking more active pursuits, the ship features a range of sports facilities, fitness centers, and even adrenaline-pumping water slides. Norwegian Viva ensures that every moment at sea is filled with excitement and joy.

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The Viva’s Sun Deck

Environmental Commitment:

In an era where sustainability is a top priority, Norwegian Viva stands as a beacon of environmental responsibility in the cruise industry. The ship incorporates advanced technologies to minimize its ecological footprint, from energy-efficient systems to waste management practices that prioritize recycling and conservation.

As cruise enthusiasts increasingly prioritize eco-friendly options, Norwegian Viva‘s commitment to sustainability positions it as a leader in responsible cruising, paving the way for a more environmentally conscious future for the industry.