Oceania Has a New Cruise Ship
Oceania Cruises has floated out its newest ship in Italy.
The new 1,200 guest Vista was floated out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Italy this week.
The ship will launch in April 2023 in Rome, before heading later that year for cruises to Panama Canal and the Caribbean.
“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 into reality. Vista is truly a ship of dreams, and we cannot wait to welcome her inaugural season guests next year,” stated Howard Sherman, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises.
The ship includes 12 dining concepts, four of which are brand-new for the company; that’s along with eight bars, lounges and entertainment venues; an Aquamar Spa and Vitality Center; and what the company calls the “most spacious standard staterooms at sea,” measuring more than 290 square feet.
“Ten years have passed since we delivered Riviera to our friends at Oceania Cruises, from the same Sestri shipyard,” said Luigi Matarazzo, general manager of the Merchant Ships Division of Fincantieri. “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.”
Oceania, a culinary and destination-focused cruise line, has a fleet of seven small-ship vessels.
The company is owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.