Fans of Oceania Cruises will be pleased to hear of a new deal agreed with Fincantieri to build two new ships.
The two 67,000 gross ton vessels will be delivered in 2022 and 2025, accommodating 1,200 passengers.
Both of the new additions will be a part of a brand new class, the Allura class, and the contract price for both is approximately €575 million per ship.
In a statement, the line has officially said the Allura-class would retain “all the warmth, popular design elements” of its Marina and Riviera vessels.
Oceania’s president and chief executive Bob Binder commented: “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 chief executive of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings said the deal was struck to meet demand for upscale culinary and destination-focused cruise vacations.
He said: “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.”
Last year was a memorable one for Oceania Cruises with the introduction of free Wi-Fi on selected ships, a fleet-wide enhancement programme that launched a series of passenger perks and 86 extensive land tours.
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