CRUISE NEWS: Oceania Cruises Announces Two Next Generation Ships

Oceania Cruises today announced an order for two new ships from the Fincantieri shipbuilding company. The ships will be delivered in 2022 and 2025.

Bob Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Cruises has 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.”

The two 67,000 gross ton Allura-Class ships will each accommodate approximately 1,200 guests. This new class of mid-size cruise vessels will retain all the warmth, popular design elements and signature amenities of the line’s award-winning Marina and Riviera while affording guests an additional level of comfort, convenience and many new luxury amenities.

An artists sketch of the Allura-Class ship has been revealed along with todays announcement.

“We are excited to expand the Oceania Cruises fleet with our new Allura-Class ships to meet the strong demand for upscale culinary- and destination-focused cruise vacations around the globe,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “This new class of ships will further elevate the already best-in-class guest experience at Oceania Cruises and meaningfully strengthen demand from both new and loyal returning guests, which will ultimately drive further returns for shareholders.”

Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri has said today “The order we are announcing, indeed, reiterates not only our first place in the luxury sector, but at the same time it further strengthens an unprecedented leadership in the cruise sector, with a backlog of 55 vessels to be built for most of the brands operating on this market and deliveries extending all the way to 2027”.

About Fincantieri S.p.A.

Fincantieri is one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and number one by diversification and innovation. It is leader in cruise ship design and construction and a reference player in all high-tech shipbuilding industry’s sectors, from naval to offshore vessels, from high-complexity special vessels and ferries to mega-yachts, ship repairs and conversions, systems and components production and after-sales services.

Headquartered in Trieste (Italy), the Group has built more than 7,000 vessels in over 230 years of maritime history. With almost 19,000 employees, of whom more than 7,800 in Italy, 20 shipyards in 4 continents, today Fincantieri is the leading Western shipbuilder. It has among its clients the major cruise operators, the Italian and the U.S. Navy, in addition to several foreign navies.

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A note from me…

This is such an exciting move from Oceania, I look forward to future updates about the new Allura-Class ships, especially information about the new luxury amenities, it’ll be interesting to see how Oceania fare in the battle of amenities that seems to be dominating minds of creators behind the new generation of cruise ships.

What new amenities would you like to see on the Allura-Class ships?

Pop a comment below and let us know.

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