Earlier this month, Oceania Cruises announced an order for two new ships from the Fincantieri shipyard, to be delivered in 2022 and 2025.
Two next generation of Allura-Class ships
This new class will feature ships of 67,000 gross tonnes and accommodate approximately 1,200 guests. The ships will retain many of the popular design elements and signature amenities as seen on-board the award-winning Marina and Riviera ships, while affording guests an additional level of comfort, convenience and many 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.”
See more of the upcoming ships in the following video:
Oceania Cruises is the upper-premium subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., of which Frank Del Rio, President and Chief Executive Officer of NCL 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.”
The contract price for each of the two vessels is approximately €575 million per ship. Fincantieri is currently one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, having built more than 7,000 vessels in over 230 years of maritime history. Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri said,
“This new successful project for Oceania Cruises is yet another demonstration of our ability to capitalise on product innovation and diversification to meet the needs of every type of customer, a capability that distinguishes us in the world. 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, with a backlog of 55 vessels to be built for most of the brands operating on this market and deliveries extending all the way to 2027.”
The ships are due to set sail in 2022 and 2025 and offer a whole new experience to enjoy with Oceania Cruises! We can’t wait to find out more about these ships and this brand new class.
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