Oceania Cruises secures order for two new ships
Oceania Cruises has placed an order for two new ships from Fincantieri.
The Florida-based premium cruise line has secured two 67,000 gross ton Allura-Class vessels, each with the capacity to accommodate 1,200 passengers.
The vessels, priced at €575 million per ship, will be delivered in 2022 and 2025.
The new class of mid-size cruisers will reportedly retain the signature design and hospitality elements the line’s Marina and Riviera ships have become known for, while affording guests an additional level of comfort, convenience and new luxury amenities.
Oceania Cruises' CEO and president Bob Binder 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."
Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, added that the deal with Fincantieri was a result of 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,’ he explained.