Oceania Cruises is calling the first of its two new 1,200-guest Allura Class ships Vista, the line announced in a news release Tuesday. Vista, the seventh for the line, will set sail in 2023, followed by a sister ship in 2025.
“Oceania Cruises is an innovative and ever-evolving brand. We are always looking over the horizon, and Vista represents our view to the future,” stated Bob Binder, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises.
Oceania says the ship was named “to reflect the dawn of a new age in travel.” Vista will have “The Finest Cuisine at Sea” dining experiences, personalized service with two staff members for every three guests and several unique firsts for the brand in dining and guest experience.
The ship’s Grand Dining Room soars almost two decks in height and pays homage to La Belle Époque of early 20th-century Parisian society.
“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 honour,” added Binder.
Currently under construction by Fincantieri S.p.A. in Italy, Vista will sail her first commercial voyage in early 2023. Oceania anticipates sales for her inaugural voyage to open in SEP 2021.