Oceania Cruises (www.oceaniacruises.com) has revealed the first of its two Allura Class vessels will be called Vista, a name which has been chosen to reflect the dawn of a new age in travel.
The 1,200-passenger vessel is currently under construction at Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard and Vista will set sail in 2023, followed by a sister ship in 2025.
The ship will offer high levels of luxury and personalised service with a ratio of two crew members for every three passengers and will include several firsts for Oceania in terms of dining and onboard experiences.
Bob Binder, the line’s President and CEO, said Vista represented not only a view to the future for the Oceania Cruises brand, but also the “unique vision” of the company’s thousands of officers and crew who had played a pivotal role in the design of the ship and helped move it from the initial concept to the design stage and then reality.
“Oceania Cruises is an innovative and ever-evolving brand. We are always looking over the horizon, and Vista represents our view to the future.
“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 organisation, 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.”
The ship’s glamorous public areas include The Grand Dining Room, which is almost two decks in height and pays homage to the glamour of early 20th century Parisian society with its contemporary interpretation of the Belle Epoque era. Further details about the ship, including cabins, will be released in May and bookings for the inaugural cruises open in September 2021.
Oceania Cruises offers culinary and destination focused cruises on its fleet of seven ships that carry 684 to 1,250 passengers and sail on global itineraries including 180-day world voyages.
Known as the ‘River Cruise Queen’, Jeannine Williamson is an award-winning travel writer, cruise expert and our cruise correspondent, who has clocked up thousands of nautical miles.
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