Oceania Cruises' new ship Allura floated out at Fincantieri shipyard

   July 1, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

Oceania Cruises, renowned for its culinary and destination-focused voyages, has reached a significant milestone in constructing its new 1,200-guest ship, Allura, at the Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente shipyard (Genoa).

The vessel was recently floated from the drydock and relocated to the fitting-out berth to begin the installation of its interiors. The ship was blessed by the shipyard chaplain, Father Stefano, in a subdued ceremony honoring the recent passing of General Claudio Graziano, Chairman of Fincantieri. Caterina Romeo, a designer in Fincantieri's technical department and Allura's shipyard Madrina, performed the traditional christening, bestowing blessings upon the vessel and its future passengers.

Allura is now entering the final stages of construction, focusing on its opulent suites, sophisticated lounges, and exceptional restaurants, reflecting Oceania Cruises' dedication to culinary excellence and destination immersion. The ship is poised to set new standards in the cruise industry with its refined design and innovative offerings.

Scheduled to enter service from Trieste Italy on July 18, 2025, Allura's inaugural 6-day cruise will sail to Athens (Piraeus) with stops in the Eastern Mediterranean, including Rijeka Croatia, Ravenna Italy, Dubrovnik Croatia and Kotor Montenegro.

Following her summer season in the Mediterranean, Allura will be deployed in North America (RepositionCruises.com) sailing to Canada and New England USA, before the Caribbean winter season based on homeporting in Miami Florida. As part of the inaugural itineraries, Allura will offer a unique 4-day roundtrip from New York City in September 2025.

Allura is the eighth vessel in the Oceania's fleet and the second ship in the new ALLURA Class, following the May 2023-launched sistership Vista.