Oceania Cruises, a luxury cruise line owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, has announced an order for two new next generation cruise ships. These two new ships are scheduled to be delivered in 2022 and 2025.
The two 67,000 gross ton Allura-Class ships will each accommodate approximately 1,200 guests. This new class of mid-size cruise vessels will retain all the warmth, popular design elements, and signature amenities of the cruise line’s award-winning Marina and Riviera while affording guests an additional level of comfort, convenience and many new luxury amenities.
The contract price for each of the two vessels is approximately €575 million per ship. The company has obtained export credit financing with favorable terms to fund 80 percent of the contract price of each ship, subject to certain Italian government approvals.
Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, gave the following statement about this order for two new cruise ships: “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.
“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.”
About Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises is the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line. The line’s six intimate and luxurious ships which carry only 684 or 1,250 guests offer an unrivaled vacation experience featuring the finest cuisine at sea and destination-rich itineraries that span the globe.
Expertly crafted voyages aboard designer-inspired, intimate ships call on more than 450 ports across Europe, Alaska, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, New England-Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Tahiti and the South Pacific and epic 180-day Around the World Voyages.