Oceania Allura

Specifications of Oceania Allura

Year of build2025 new ship
BuilderFincantieri (Sestri Ponente, Genoa Italy)
Building costEUR 575 million (USD 660 million)
Speed20 kn / 37 km/h / 23 mph
Length (LOA)251 m / 823 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage67000 gt
Passengers1218 - 1469
Passengers-to-space ratio46
Decks with cabins6
Sister-shipsVista, Marina, Riviera´╗┐
Christened bytba
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
OperatorOceania Cruises Inc

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The 2025-built Oceania Allura cruise ship is currently under construction at the Fincantieri's yard in Sestri Ponente (near Genoa) Italy. The boat is the second of two units produced by the Italian shipbuilder representing Oceania's new ALLURA class - following Vista (2023 May). The 1200-passenger ships Vista and Allura are similar to the sisterships Marina and Riviera but with some key design changes related to outdoor spaces and passenger accommodations.

The Allura ship will be the Oceania fleet's 8th member.

Like all fleetmates, the vessel (IMO number 9876969) will be Marshall Islands/France-flagged (MMSI tba) and registered in Majuro.

The ship's namesake is the RCI-Royal Caribbean's liner Allure of the Seas (2010-built).

History - construction and ownership

Oceania Cruises is a US passenger shipping company and luxury travel brand owned by NCLH-Norwegian (shipowner), Between April 2007 and September 2014, the company (as part of "Prestige Cruise Holdings") was owned by Apollo Management LP - one of the world's largest private investment equity funds. Since September 2014, Oceania and the sister company RSSC-Regent are owned by NCLH - acquired at a total cost of USD 3 billion.

Oceania ships offer luxury cruises with relatively shorter itineraries, as well as Around The World voyages up to 180 days in length.

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Decks and Cabins

Oceania Allura staterooms (613 total in 16 grades) include 149 Suites, 444 Balcony cabins (of which 6x Solo/Studios), and 20 French Balcony. Most cabins are sized 245 ft2 / 23 m2. The largest passenger accommodations are the aft-facing Owners Suites (1335 ft2 / 124 m2 plus 665 ft2 / 62 m2 wraparound terrace).

Unlike the other fleetmates, Oceania's ship Allura has no Oceanview (cabins with non-opening windows) and Interior cabins (without windows).

The boat has 15 decks, of which 11 are passenger-accessible and 6 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Oceania Cruises Allura ship offers 12 total dining options (4 of which are fleet-firsts) and has four reservations-only / specialty restaurants, plus a Lido Buffet restaurant and casual food bars. Specialty restaurants come with no additional charge but require reservations for dinner. The Ember Restaurant, as design, resembles a French bistro and focuses on traditional French cuisine specialties. The other restaurants are Polo Grill (steakhouse), Toscana (Mediterranean), Red Ginger (Asian), and Grand Dining Room.

Follows the complete list of Oceania Allura restaurants and food bars.

The Grand Dining Room (2-decks high MDR) offers an expanded menu (with new items from Chef Jacques Pepin), daily-changing appetizers, soups, salads, entrees.

Red Ginger is a pan-Asian specialty restaurant with a 5-course "tasting" and a-la-carte priced menus. Menu items include Spicy Roast Duck, Beef Rendang, Thai Sweet Potato Curry.

Ember (124-seat complimentary dinner restaurant, reservations-only, offers French food by chef Pepin)

Grand Dining Room (340-seat complimentary restaurant for open-seating Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, offers French-inspired dishes, menus are changed daily)

Waves Grill is a casual fast-food bar serving the Pool Deck with made-to-order daily specialties and gourmet gelato/fresh-made ice cream. On offer are burgers with sides of fresh-made salads, coleslaw, hand-cut fries.

Terrace Cafe & Bar is a complimentary, casual buffet restaurant open for Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner (daily changing menus), with both indoor and outdoor sitting. Terrace Bar also doubles as a small Pizzeria. In the evenings, Terrace Cafe transforms into "Tapas On The Terrace" restaurant serving traditional Mediterranean food.

Culinary Center facilitates cooking classes and demos, and also hosts "Gourmet Explorer Series" which consists of 20 new cooking classes. The "La Technique" is an exclusive cooking class focusing on Jaques Pepin's techniques. The Culinary Center Dining Room is a VIP restaurant bookable for private dinners or exclusive food-and-wine pairing.

Aquamar Kitchen (24-seats) is a wine bar at surcharge, offering wine tastings and a 7-course dinner menu.

Toscana (96-seats) is a complimentary Italian restaurant (dinner-only, reservations-only), complimentary offering traditional Italian food. The menu includes items like Octopus/Truffle Carpaccio with Champagne Vinaigrette, Artichoke-Parmesan Timbale with Black Truffle Sauce, Homemade Gnocchi with Pesto, Lobster Risotto, Pan-Fried Sea Bass. Oceania Vista's godmother (chef Giada De Laurentiis) created two signature dishes served only in the Vista ship's restaurants Toscana and Grand Dining Room.

Polo Grill (98-seats) is a complimentary Steakhouse restaurant but reservations are required. All beef-based dishes are with 28-day dry-aged (USDA-certified) Black Angus Prime Beef. The menu also includes premium seafood (like Grilled Swordfish and Maine Lobster Au Gratin).

"Privee" is a small-capacity (10-seats) private dining room available for booking at USD 1000 (for the entire room). The gourmet dishes are part of Oceania's Chef's Table experience, with a 7-course dinner menu.

"The Bakery at Baristas" is a specialty coffee bar and a patisserie serving freshly baked pastries.

In October 2015, Oceania Cruises announced a plan to combine the "Toscana" and "Polo" restaurants into the new "Tuscan Steak" (steakhouse and seafood restaurant). The new venue's design is marked by quality wood paneling decorated with platinum and silver. Its dinner menu includes items like "Bistecca Alla Fiorentina", "Maine Lobster & Shrimp Fra Diavol", "Tuscan Porterhouse Steak", Oceania's signature pork chops "Iberico de Bellota". At the entrance, there is a wine cellar with a selection of fine wines.

  • The Grand Staircase is a signature feature of the Atrium's Lobby level marked by a floor-ceiling wire art pillar of crystals.
  • Martinis Bar is also redesigned, with plenty of comfortable seating (2-seat couches and armchairs), custom-designed sculptural lighting casts, a grand piano (for live performances in the evenings).
  • The Grand Lounge features plenty of cozy alcoves (furnished with angled sectional sofas and armchairs), a gold-infused color palette, custom-designed sculptural lighting, contemporary artworks.
  • Horizons (observation lounge & bar) is designed with wraparound floor-ceiling windows, a central circular bar (with high chairs), plenty of seating (mainly 4-seat round tables with armchairs) and provides white-glove Afternoon Tea service and live musical performances.
  • Pool Deck features a rectangular swimming pool flanked by two large Jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs) and is surrounded by a sunbathing space with padded loungers and small tables. The pool's sundeck area is on two decks - the lower level has the pool and sun loungers, while the upper level also has umbrella-covered outdoor wicker furniture (daybeds and deckchairs).

New dining options (9) are exclusive to the Oceania Cruises' ALLURA ships (Vista and Allura). Details on the new culinary experiences, as well as on the boat's public spaces and staterooms are to be gradually revealed in the coming months.

Ember Restaurant offers American cuisine specialties for lunch and dinner, with menu items like Braised Short Beef Ribs with Creamy Parmezan Polenta, Grilled Swordfish Steak with Seasoned Asparagus, Thai Crab Cakes with Aioli Sauce, Smoked Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Dressing, among others

Aquamar Kitchen offers more wellness-themed (organic) food, with healthy- and vegetarian menu items. For Breakfast are offered raw/cold-pressed smoothies and fresh juices, homemade healthy granolas, avocado toasts, veggie power bowls, breakfast burritos/wraps. For Lunch are offered Slow-Roasted Salmon with Quinoa-Tabbouleh-Tahini Sauce, Grilled Yellowfin Tacos with Cabbage Slaw, Fried Chicken Sandwiches (on fresh-baked whole grain buns).

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Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Such as her sister ships Marina and Riviera, Oceania ship Vista sports some of cruising's most palatial rooms, featuring furnishings from Ralph Lauren Home and layouts by Dakota Jackson of New York and S.B. Long designers of Greenwich, Connecticut. The cruise liner also has a Lalique-designed grand lobby, ten restaurants and many bars and lounges. Amenities include a full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Bon Appetit Culinary Center (for demos and cooking classes), and the La Reserve by Wine Spectator wine bar lounge.

Follows the complete list of lounges, clubs, and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Allura Lounge (main showroom/theatre for live evening entertainment and themed dancing parties; hosts daily trivia quizzes, lectures and presentations)
  • The Casino (operates with USD bets; served by the Casino Bar)
  • Martinis (a piano bar serving a variety of Martinis)
  • Three Boutiques (duty-free perfumes, jewelry, Oceania-logo merchandise, clothes, gifts, convenience goods)
  • Upper Hall lounge area (with grand piano for live performances; served by the Martinis Bar)
  • Grand Bar (wine bar) hosts wine tastings and is served by Baristas (making complimentary illy beverages).
  • Baristas Bar is the ship's patisserie/brand coffee bar served by certified professionals.
  • Concierge Lounge (Concierge Level and Suite guests lounge)
  • Executive Lounge (Concierge-Level Balcony and Suite guests)
  • Artist Loft (educational center for Oceania Cruises' enrichment programs)
  • Oceania@Sea (24-hour Internet computers room; Private lessons/group classes are also provided)
  • Pool area (with one swimming pool, two Whirlpools, sunbathing area and a Band Stand; served by the Waves Bar)
  • Sanctuary (outdoor shaded area with loungers)
  • The Patio (outdoor shaded lounge with chairs, daybeds, sofas)
  • Baristas (patisserie and specialty coffee bar serving illy coffees, complimentary)
  • Horizons Lounge & Bar (served by the Horizons Bar) has floor-ceiling windows, live entertainment, full bar service. The venue also serves Afternoon Tea and doubles as a nightclub/disco.
  • Fitness Track (Power Walking/Jogging Track); Promenade (on Deck 6)
  • The Library (1000+ books of which many port-destination guide books, Ralph Lauren Home furniture and accessories); Board Room

Positioned midship on Deck 14, the Sun Deck is served by the Polo Bar and is fitted with loungers and deckchairs, 4-seat tables, showers.

Forward on Deck 15 is the Aquamar SPA Center. The ship's wellness complex consists of Spa Terrace, Spa Whirlpool, Steam Rooms, Treatment Rooms, Styling Salon, Spa Club, Fitness/Gym, and Boardroom (card playing and board games). Spa Club treatments include Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Healing Energy, Body Wraps and Scrubs, Skin Care, Tanning, Massages and Exotic Treatments.

Aft on Deck 15 is the Fitness Track (Power Walking/Jogging Track) and two deck game zones - Shuffleboard (starboard) and Croquet/Bocce (portside).

Forward on Deck 16 are two sports facilities - Paddle Tennis Court and the adjacent 9-hole Golf Putting Green (Mini-Golf Course with golf driving nets), along with a teak sundeck area with padded loungers and low tables.


Oceania Allura itinerary program as regions/destinations, homeports and schedule/departures will be announced at a later date (sometimes in 2024).

It is expected that like the sistership Vista, Allura will be deployed in Europe/Mediterranean for the inaugural cruise season in 2025.

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On January 8, 2019, the shipowner NCLH (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd) announced a shipbuilding order with Fincantieri for two units planned for Oceania Cruises. Both vessels are of the new Allura-Class - the next stage of the fleet expansion project OceaniaNEXT. The new boats are designed and built by Fincantieri, with scheduled deliveries in 2023 (Vista) and 2025 (Allura).

The 67000 GT-ton ALLURA-Class ships have capacity 1200 passengers plus 800 staff-crew. These are new class mid-sized vessels similar in design and amenities to Oceania's 2011-2012 newbuilds Riviera and Marina. The contract price for each of the newbuilds is ~EUR 575 million (per unit). NCLH obtained export credit financing with favorable terms to fund 80% of the total contract price, subject to certain Italian government approvals. As of 2019, NCLH had 10 cruise ships on order and planned for deliveries through 2027. Of those, 7 units were for NCL-Norwegian, 2 for Oceania, 1 for RSSC-Regent.

Oceania Allura vessel (hull/Sestri Ponente yard number 6309) is scheduled for delivery in 2025-Q1.

The ship's name (Allura) was officially announced by Oceania on January 31, 2023.

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