Oceania Cruises has announced the order of two brand new generation cruise ships from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. The two vessels will be delivered in 2022 and 2025.
Oceania Allura-Class Ships
The cruise line has ordered two totally new class cruise ship from Fincantieri. The Allura-class ships will be mid-sized at 67,000 gross tons and they will accommodate approximately 1,200 guests. The vessels which will be delivered in 2022 and 2025 will offer signature elements already features on earlier ships in the fleet along with new luxury amenities.
Bob Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Cruises, 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.”
Each ship is costing the Norwegian Cruise Line owned brand 575 million Euros and will increase the fleet size to eight. The newest ship in the fleet right now is MS Riviera at just over 66,000 gross tons which is slightly smaller than the newly announced class.
Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, said:
“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.”
“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.”
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The cruise line will be releasing the new renderings and specific details at a later date. Do keep checking Cruise Hive for all the latest developments on new cruise ships.