Oceania Cruises Celebrates the Grand Float Out of Allura at Fincantieri Shipyard

Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, has marked an important milestone with Allura’s float out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Italy, bordering the famed seaport of Genoa.

This landmark event signifies the ship’s transition from dry-dock to the fitting-out berth, where the luxurious, designer-inspired interiors will begin to take shape.

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, bestowing blessings upon the vessel and all who will sail aboard her.

“Our hearts and minds are with the entire team at Fincantieri as they mourn the passing of General Graziano,” stated Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises.

“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 many 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 swiftly moving towards her debut and is now entering the final stages of construction. The focus will be on her opulent suites, sophisticated lounges, and exceptional restaurants, all embodying Oceania Cruises’ commitment to culinary excellence and destination immersion. Allura promises to be a masterpiece of refined design and innovative offerings, setting new standards in the cruise industry.

Allura will officially enter service from Trieste, Italy, on July 18, 2025, embarking on a six-day cruise to Athens, Greece, with stops in the Eastern Mediterranean including Rijeka, Croatia; Ravenna, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Kotor, Montenegro.

Following her summer season in the Mediterranean, Allura will sail to Canada and New England for a series of immersive voyages in North America before her premiere winter season in the Caribbean, homeporting in Miami.

As part of her inaugural collection, Allura will also conduct a unique four-day voyage sailing roundtrip from New York City in September 2025.

Allura is the eighth vessel for Oceania Cruises and the line’s second 1,200-guest Allura Class ship, following her sister ship, Vista, which launched to great global acclaim in May 2023.

Allura’s highlights include:

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