The shipowner NCLH (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd) today announced a shipbuilding order for two Oceania Cruises newbuilds. Both vessels are of the new Allura-Class that marks the next stage of the company's OceaniaNEXT fleet expansion project. They will be designed and built by Fincantieri (Italy), with scheduled deliveries in 2022 and 2025.
The 67,000 GT Allura-Class newbuilds will each accommodate around 1200 passengers (at double occupancy). This new class of mid-size vessels will retain the popular design elements and amenities of Oceania’s award-winning Riviera and Marina while affording an elevated level of comfort with the addition of new luxury offerings.
The contract price for each of the vessels is about EUR 575 million per unit. NCLH obtained export credit financing with favorable terms to fund 80% of the contract price of each newbuild, subject to certain Italian government approvals.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings now has 10 cruise ships on order for delivery through 2027, of which 7 ships on order for NCL-Norwegian, 2 for Oceania, and 1 for RSSC-Regent Seven Seas.