Oceania Cruises’ Allura floated out

Milestone in construction of second Allura-class vessel

Oceania Cruises marked an important milestone in the construction of its new 1,200-guest ship, Allura, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Italy with the vessel floated out from the dry-dock and moved to the fitting-out berth to begin outfitting the luxurious, designer-inspired interiors.

The ship was blessed by the shipyard’s chaplain, Father Stefano, in a low-key ceremony 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 as is traditional, endowing blessings upon the vessel and all who embark upon her.

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“Our hearts and minds are with the entire team at Fincantieri as they mourn the passing of General Graziano,” said Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises. General Claudio Graziano was chairman of Fincantieri. He died suddenly on 17 June at the age of 70.

“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 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 will officially enter service from Trieste, Italy, on 18 July 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 inaugural season in the Mediterranean, Allura will sail to Canada and New England for a series of immersive voyages in North America before her premiere season in the Caribbean, homeporting in Miami. As part of her inaugural collection, Allura will also be conducting a one-of-a-kind four-day voyage sailing roundtrip from New York City in September 2025.

Allura is a sister ship, Vista, which launched in May 2023.

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