Oceania Cruises has announced the name of the first of two new Allura Class vessels, and the seventh for the line. The 1,200 passenger ship will be called Vista.
It is being constructed by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, as will her as-yet-unnamed sister ship in the Allura Class. Vista is set to sail in 2023, followed by the second vessel in 2025.
Named to reflect the dawn of a new age in travel, Vista will include many of the same features and design aspects that Oceania Cruises guests have come to expect. Of course, as the first member of a new class, Vista will also introduce several new firsts for the brand in terms of dining venues and overall guest experience.
“Oceania Cruises is an innovative and ever-evolving brand. We are always looking over the horizon, and Vista represents our view to the future,” said Bob Binder, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises.
The luxury vessel will include glamorous public spaces such as The Grand Dining Room, which spans two decks and pays homage to the “beautiful age” of early 20th century Parisian society through its contemporary interpretation of Belle Époque.
Vista‘s nine additional culinary experiences, signature public areas, and spacious, residentially-inspired suites and staterooms will be revealed beginning in May 2021.
In a way, this new vessel was a collaborative effort between Oceania’s executives, designers, and even its officers and crew who also brought ideas to the table. “Our officers and crew are always bringing great new ideas to the forefront and then implementing them. More than any other part of the Oceania Cruises organization, we owe our success to our onboard teams. They are the ones who made Vista possible, and it is a credit to them, these true visionaries of the seven seas, that we name the ship for them, in their honor,” added Binder.
Measuring approximately 67,000 gross tons, the ship will hold 1,200 passengers and be staffed by 800 passengers and crew.
Inaugural voyages aboard Vista open for booking in September 2021.