Oceania Cruises, globally renowned for its unparalleled culinary and destination-focused experiences, has reached a significant milestone in constructing its latest marvel, the 1,200-guest ship Allura. This landmark event occurred at the esteemed Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Italy, adjacent to the historic seaport of Genoa. As the ship transitions from dry-dock to the fitting-out berth,

Allura float out.Oceania Cruises, globally renowned for its unparalleled culinary and destination-focused experiences, has reached a significant milestone in constructing its latest marvel, the 1,200-guest ship Allura. This landmark event occurred at the esteemed Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Italy, adjacent to the historic seaport of Genoa. As the ship transitions from dry-dock to the fitting-out berth, it marks a critical phase towards completion, with luxurious interiors designed to offer an unmatched cruising experience.

In a ceremony underscored by respect and tradition, the ship was blessed by the shipyard’s chaplain, Father Stefano. The event paid homage to the recently deceased General Claudio Graziano, Chairman of Fincantieri. Caterina Romeo, a designer in Fincantieri’s technical department, played the role of Allura’s Madrina, christening the ship and blessing it and its future voyagers.

“Our hearts and minds are with the entire team at Fincantieri as they mourn the passing of General Graziano,” expressed Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises. “The float out is a pivotal moment for everyone involved. Now that we have completed her shell, we eagerly anticipate outfitting her interiors. Allura, our eighth vessel, promises numerous exciting enhancements that will elevate our offerings and firmly establish Oceania Cruises as the premier ultra-premium cruise brand.”

Oceania Cruises Launches Luxurious Ship Allura.
Oceania Cruises Launches Luxurious Ship Allura.

With its debut on the horizon, Allura is entering the final stages of construction. Focused on opulent suites, sophisticated lounges, and exceptional dining venues, Allura embodies Oceania Cruises’ dedication to culinary excellence and immersive destination experiences. Designed to set new industry standards, Allura promises to be a masterpiece of refined design and innovative offerings.

Allura is slated to officially enter service from Trieste, Italy, on July 18, 2025. The ship’s inaugural voyage is a six-day cruise to Athens, Greece, featuring stops at notable Eastern Mediterranean destinations such as Rijeka, Croatia; Ravenna, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Kotor, Montenegro. Following its Mediterranean season, Allura will sail to North America for immersive voyages across Canada and New England before going to the Caribbean, homeporting in Miami. Allura will offer a unique four-day roundtrip voyage from New York City in September 2025.

Allura is the eighth vessel in the Oceania Cruises fleet and the second 1,200-guest Allura Class ship, following the highly acclaimed Vista, which launched in May 2023.

Allura Highlights:

  1. Culinary Delights: A new onboard crêperie serving freshly made-to-order crêpes, waffles, and decadent ice cream sundaes in the afternoon.
  2. Luxurious Library: A stunning new library featuring floor-to-ceiling glass walls, oversized chairs, and plush furnishings, located near the LYNC Digital Center and Horizons.
  3. Culinary Excellence: One chef for every ten guests, with 50% of crew members dedicated to culinary experiences.
  4. Specialty Dining: Five specialty dining venues, including the newest signature restaurants, Ember and Aquamar Kitchen, are available at no extra cost.
  5. Spacious Accommodations: The most spacious standard staterooms at sea, measuring an impressive 27 square meters.
  6. Immersive Shore Excursions: Hundreds of shore excursions and tours are available on each sailing.
  7. Onboard Enrichment includes art classes at the Artist Loft, guest speakers, and sommelier demonstrations during exclusive wine-pairing luncheons.
  8. Culinary Center: An expansive hands-on Culinary Center and Chef’s Studio where onboard chef instructors share epicurean secrets.

For more information on Oceania Cruises’ luxury offerings, exquisitely crafted cuisine, and expertly curated travel experiences, visit Oceania Cruisesor consult with a professional travel advisor.

 

 

 

Written by: Kanda Limw

 

 

 

 

 

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