Oceania Cruises, the world's leading culinary-/destination-focused cruise line, introduced Allura, naming its second 1,200-passenger Allura Class ship.
Scheduled to debut in 2025, Allura is the 8th vessel for the company and will be the sistership to Vista, which is setting sail in May 2023.
Specially named to reflect the excitement of starting a new journey, Oceania Allura will entice passengers to discover some of the most captivating locations of the world, enjoying the freedom of exploration. According to Oceania Cruises, Allura represents "the eternal call of the mysterious and the unknown." The new vessel is expected to bring travelers a world of enchantment where off-the-beaten-path destinations await.
Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises said at Oceania Cruises, they were always looking for ways to evolve, elevate and modernize their offerings to continuously surprise and delight their discerning guests as they enjoyed immersive new experiences.
"We are thrilled with the incredible demand we have witnessed for Allura's sister ship, Vista, with her 2023 maiden season already sold out, and we know Allura will be equally as popular with our guests.
"The arrival of any new ship is the ideal time to look closely at what we offer travelers. As we prepare to welcome Allura to the family, we have already started planning exciting new elements to be added across the fleet."
Oceania Allura is expected to serve The Finest Cuisine at Sea, offer exceptionally personalized service with welcoming staff, and boast captivating residential furnishings/decor as she sails various destination-rich itineraries.
Measuring ~67,000 tons, the newbuild will accommodate ~1,200 passengers and be staffed by ~800 officers and crew, featuring industry-leading space/staff-to-guest ratios.
Oceania Allura highlights include an array of new dining experiences such as Ember, a signature restaurant offering reimagined American classic dishes, and Aquamar Kitchen, both due to debut on Oceania Vista in May, as well as the biggest standard staterooms and a brand-new Chef's Studio.
Currently under construction by Fincantieri S.p.A. in Italy, the all-veranda ship will set sail on her maiden voyage in spring 2025.
Details of the ship's inaugural season, which will feature an array of marquee destinations across Europe and the Americas, are to be revealed this spring prior to going on sale in the summer.