Oceania Cruises has ordered two new €575 million ships, which will be delivered in 2022 and 2025.
The cruise line, a premium subsidiary of NCL, said the vessels would be a new class of mid-size ship, with each accommodating approximately 1,200 guests.
“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,” said CEO Bob Binder.
He said the new Allura class ships will retain the popular design elements and signature amenities of the line’s Marina and Riviera while affording guests an additional level of comfort, convenience and many new luxury amenities.
“We are excited to expand the Oceania Cruises fleet with our new Allura-Class ships to meet the strong demand for upscale culinary- and destination-focused cruise vacations around the globe,” said Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.
“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.”
The ships will be built at the Italian shipyard, Fincntieri. “This new successful project for Oceania Cruises is yet another demonstration of our ability to capitalise on product innovation and diversification to meet the needs of every type of customer, a capability that distinguishes us in the world” said Fincantieri CEO Giuseppe Bono.
“The order we are announcing~today, indeed, reiterates not only our first place in the luxury sector, but at the same time it further strengthens an unprecedented leadership in the cruise sector, with a backlog of 55 vessels to be built for most of the brands operating on this market and deliveries extending all the way to 2027.”
The contract price for each of the two vessels is approximately €575 million per ship.