Two New Ships for Oceania Cruises

by Daniel McCarthy
Two New Ships for Oceania Cruises

An early sketch of the public spaces onboard Oceania's Allura Class, the first of which will be delivered in 2022. Photo: Oceania.


Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings today announced that it has signed an agreement with Fincantieri shipbuilders to add two new Allura-Class ships to the Oceania Cruises fleet.

The ships will be delivered in 2022 and 2025 and will mark the next phase of the OceaniaNEXT, Oceania’s fleet renovation program that was announced last summer. Both will come into service at 67,000 gross tons and will be able to accommodate 1,200 guests.

In a statement, Oceania’s President and CEO Bob Binder said the ships will mark “an evolution of the Oceania Cruises experience with all of the elements our guests treasure – a warm, intimate, residential style” and will include “the most spacious, standard staterooms afloat; amazing suites;” and “the finest cuisine at sea.”

OceaniaNEXT has already seen Insignia reenter service after a renovation that included the addition of 342 new designer suites and staterooms, as well as new décor in its restaurants, lounges, and bars, inspired by Oceania’s destinations. 

Oceania’s four other ships are all scheduled to undergo similar renovations, including Sirena in May 2019; Regatta in September 2019; and Nautica in June 2020.

With the most recent ship order, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings now has ten ships set for delivery over the next eight years. Besides the two for Oceania, seven are set this fall for Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, including Encore; and one for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Oceania was owned by Carnival Corp. We apologize for that error.

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