Oceania Allura floated out of dry dock in Genoa.

By Tony Mallinson

The the eighth ship in Oceania Cruises’ fleet has been floated out of dry dock in Italy as it prepares to enter service in a year’s time.  

Allura is the line’s second 1,200-passenger ship following the introduction of Vista in May 2023.

The new vessel is now entering the final stages of construction focusing on suites, lounges and restaurants at the Fincantieri shipyard near Genoa.

Allura is due to enter service from Trieste, on July 18, 2025, cruising the eastern Mediterranean for six days to Athens.

The ship will sail to Canada and New England after its summer season in the Med before running a four-day voyage from New York City in September next year and re-positioning to its home port of Miami to run its first winter Caribbean itineraries.

Oceania Cruises president Frank Del Rio said: “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.”

For more information on Oceania Allura, please see our website www.sovereigncruise.co.uk. To book your next Oceania Cruise please call us on 03331 224466 where our Luxury Sales Consultants will be happy to assist you.

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