Oceania Cruises’ new ship Vista floated out

67,000-tonne vessel touches water for the first time

Oceania Cruises celebrated the float out of its new 1,200-passenger Vista last Friday [25 February 2022] at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Italy.

Following a ceremony, the massive building-dock began filling with water and the 67,000-tonne Vista touched water for the first time.

His Excellency Monsignor Tasca, Archbishop of Genoa; Giuseppe Torrente, Shipyard Director for Fincantieri and Anna Trucco, Shipyard Madrina.

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Presiding over the ceremony were Giuseppe Torrente, Shipyard Director for Fincaniteri; and His Excellency Monsignor Tasca, Archbishop of Genoa. After the blessing of the ship, the shipyard’s Madrina, Miss Anna Trucco, released a bottle of prosecco against the hull to invite good fortune for the ship and all those that will sail on her.

Vista is Oceania Cruises’ most anticipated ship in the history of our company, and I am thrilled to be here with our partners from Fincantieri as the ship morphs from blueprints and steel to into reality,” said Howard Sherman, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises. “Vista is truly a ship of dreams, and we cannot wait to welcome her inaugural season guests next year.”

Luigi Matarazzo, General Manager of the Merchant Ships Division of Fincantieri, said: “Ten years have passed since we delivered Riviera to our friends of Oceania Cruises, from the same Sestri shipyard. The launch of this new ship therefore represents an important milestone not only of her construction, but also in the consolidation of the relationship with the shipping company. I am sure that Vista will give life to a new class of ships that will stand out for its refinement and technological advances.”

Vista will sail her maiden voyage from Rome to Barcelona on 14 April 2023 followed by twelve European voyages prior to commencing sailings from the United States to the Canadian Maritimes and New England, the Panama Canal, and the Caribbean.

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