Oceania Cruises orders two new Allura-Class ships

Oceania Cruises orders two new Allura-Class ships
The new ships will retain the design elements and signature amenities of Marina (pictured) (Image: Oceania Cruises)

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s luxury cruise line Oceania Cruises has ordered two new Allura-Class ships, each costing €575 million and likely to carry 1,200 passengers. The vessels will be delivered in 2022 and 2025 by Fincantieri. 

The new class of mid-size cruise ships will retain the popular design elements and signature amenities of the line’s award-winning ships, Marina and Riviera.  

“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,” said Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “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.”

Guests will be able to enjoy new levels of comfort and convenience, as well as the latest in luxury amenities. 

“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,” said Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises. 

Oceania Cruises is the latest in a number of cruise operators to place an order for luxury ships at Fincantieri, which currently has project delivery dates extending to 2027. 

“The order we are announcing today, indeed, reiterates not only our first place in the luxury sector, but at the same time it further strengthens an unprecedented leadership in the cruise sector,” said Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri. 

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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
08 January 2019

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