Oceania Cruises has ordered two new 67,000 gross ton Allura-class ships from Fincantieri S.p.A. The new ships, to be delivered in 2022 and 2025, each come with an CAD$875 million price tag and will accommodate approximately 1,200 guests.
“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, the line’s President and CEO.
The two 67,000 gross ton Allura-Class ships will each accommodate approximately 1,200 guests. The line says the new class of mid-size cruise vessels “will retain all the warmth, popular design elements, and signature amenities of the line’s award-winning Marinaand Riviera,” while adding many new luxury amenities.
“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.”
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