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Friday,  July 19, 2024 6:34 PM 

Oceania floats out new 1,200-guest ship Allura

  • Cruises
  •   07-02-2024  3:23 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Oceania floats out new 1,200-guest ship Allura
Allura is the eighth vessel for Oceania and the line’s second 1,200-guest Allura Class ship. (Oceania)
Pax Global Media

Oceania Cruises has floated out its new 1,200-guest ship, Allura, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Italy, marking an important milestone. 

The ship was blessed by the shipyard’s chaplain, Father Stefano, in a low-key ceremony in deference to the recent passing of General Claudio Graziano, Chairman of Fincantieri. 

Allura’s shipyard Madrina, Caterina Romeo, a designer in Fincantieri’s technical department, christened the ship as is traditional, endowing blessings upon the vessel and all who embark upon her.

"Our hearts and minds are with the entire team at Fincantieri as they mourn the passing of General Graziano,” stated Frank A. Del Rio, president of Oceania Cruises.

“The float out is an important moment for all at Oceania Cruises and Fincantieri, as we progress closer to Allura joining our family. Now that we have completed her shell, we are excited to get started on her interior. We have lots of exciting enhancements on Allura, our eighth vessel, further elevating our offerings and firmly cementing Oceania Cruises as the only ultra-premium cruise brand.”

Allura enters final stage of construction

Allura will officially enter service from Trieste, Italy, on July 18, 2025, cruising six days to Athens, Greece, calling at gems in the Eastern Mediterranean including Rijeka, Croatia; Ravenna, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Kotor, Montenegro

Oceania Cruises has floated out its new 1,200-guest ship, Allura. (Supplied)

Following her summer season in the Mediterranean, Allura will sail to Canada and New England for a series of immersive voyages in North America before her premiere winter season in the Caribbean, homeporting in Miami

As part of her inaugural collection, Allura will also be conducting a one-of-a-kind four-day voyage sailing roundtrip from New York City in September 2025.

Allura is the eighth vessel for Oceania Cruises and the line’s second 1,200-guest Allura Class ship. She follows her sister ship, Vista, which launched to great global acclaim in May 2023.

Allura highlights include

●    A new onboard crêperie, serving freshly made-to-order crêpes and waffles, as well as decadent ice cream sundaes in the afternoon.

●   A luxurious new library, featuring walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, oversized chairs and plush residential furnishings, located just steps away from LYNC Digital Center, the ship’s digital and social hub, as well as ever-popular Horizons.

●   One chef for every 10 guests, and 50 per cent of crew members are dedicated to culinary experiences.

●   Five specialty dining venues, including the line’s newest signature restaurants, Ember and Aquamar Kitchen, at no extra cost.

●  1,200 guests served by 800 crew members; two crew members for every three guests.

●   Spacious standard staterooms at sea (291 square feet).

●   Hundreds of immersive shore excursions and tours to choose from on each sailing.

●   Onboard enrichment, including art classes at Oceania Cruises’ much-loved Artist Loft, numerous guest speakers and sommelier demonstrations during exclusive Sommelier’s Choice and Cellar Master’s Classic Wine Pairing Luncheons.

●   An expansive hands-on Culinary Center and accompanying Chef’s Studio, where epicurean secrets will be shared by the talented onboard chef instructors.


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