Oceania Cruises Announce New Allura-Class Ships
Oceania Cruises have announced that an order has been placed for two new luxury ships, with delivery scheduled for 2022 and 2025.
The new vessels, which will cost Oceania Cruises approximately €575 million each, will be the first under the line’s new ‘Allura-Class’ banner and will being designed to meet the what Oceania call a “strong demand for upscale culinary-and-destination-focused cruise vacations across the globe”.
The mid-size ships, which will named in due course, will weigh 67,000 gross tonnes and offer capacity for just 1,200 guests. Retaining the Oceania’s signature approach to dining, service and onboard ambience, the ships will also offer a host of new features and amenities.
Commenting on the news, Oceania Cruises’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Bob Binder, said:
“This new class of ships will represent an evolution of the Oceania Cruises experience with all the elements our guests treasure – a warm, intimate, residential style; the most spacious standard staterooms afloat; amazing suites, and of course, the finest cuisine at sea,”
Fincantieri's CEO, Giuseppe Bono, also commented and stated that the order demonstrates the shipyard’s premier standing when it comes to building luxury vessels.
“The order reiterates our first place in the luxury sector, but at the same time further strengthens an unprecedented leadership in the cruise sector, with a backlog of 55 vessels to be built for most of the brands operating in this market.”
The vessels will be the first new-build ships to join Oceania Cruises’ fleet since the construction of Riviera in 2012.
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