Allura: Oceania Cruises’ New Jewel Floats Out at Fincantieri Shipyard In Genoa

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Oceania Cruises has reached a significant milestone in the construction of its new 1,200-guest ship, Allura. Nestled in the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Italy, near the famed seaport of Genoa, Allura has been floated from the dry dock and moved to the fitting-out berth. This marks a landmark moment as the ship moves towards completion, ready to begin outfitting the luxurious, designer-inspired interiors.

A Blessing for Allura

In a low-key ceremony, the ship was blessed by the shipyard’s chaplain, Father Stefano, in deference to the recent passing of General Claudio Graziano, Chairman of Fincantieri. Allura’s shipyard, Madrina, Caterina Romeo, a designer in Fincantieri’s technical department, christened the ship, endowing blessings upon the vessel and all who embarked upon her.

A New Chapter for Oceania Cruises

Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises, expressed his condolences to the team at Fincantieri and shared his excitement about Allura’s progress. “The float out is an important moment for all at Oceania Cruises and Fincantieri as we progress closer to Allura joining our family. Now that we have completed her shell, we are excited to get started on her interior. We have lots of exciting enhancements on Allura, our eighth vessel, further elevating our offerings and firmly cementing Oceania Cruises as the only ultra-premium cruise brand.”

Allura: A Masterpiece in the Making

Allura is now entering the final stages of construction, focusing on her opulent suites, sophisticated lounges, and exceptional restaurants, all embodying Oceania Cruises’ commitment to culinary excellence and destination immersion. Allura promises to be a masterpiece of refined design and innovative offerings, setting new standards in the cruise industry.

Setting Sail in 2025

Allura will officially enter service from Trieste, Italy, on July 18, 2025, cruising six days to Athens, Greece, calling at gems in the Eastern Mediterranean, including Rijeka, Croatia; Ravenna, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Kotor, Montenegro. Following her summer season in the Mediterranean, Allura will sail to Canada and New England for a series of immersive voyages in North America before her premiere winter season in the Caribbean, homeporting in Miami. As part of her inaugural collection, Allura will also conduct a one-of-a-kind four-day sailing roundtrip from New York City in September 2025.

Allura’s Highlights

Allura, Oceania Cruises’ eighth vessel and the line’s second 1,200-guest Allura Class ship follows her sister ship, Vista, which launched to great global acclaim in May 2023. Allura boasts a new onboard crêperie, a luxurious new library, one chef for every 10 guests, five specialty dining venues, the most spacious standard staterooms at sea, hundreds of immersive shore excursions and tours on each sailing, and an expansive hands-on Culinary Centre and accompanying Chef’s Studio.

As Allura sets sail, she promises unforgettable journeys, unparalleled luxury, and the unique Oceania Cruises experience. Whether you’re a seasoned cruiser or a first-time guest, Allura invites you to discover the world in style.

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