Oceania Cruises, the upper-premium subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, has ordered two ships under its new Allura-Class, scheduled to be delivered in 2022 and 2025 respectively.
The contract price for each of the two vessels is approximately 575 million euros (US$664 million) per ship.
The two 67,000 gross ton ships will each accommodate about 1,200 guests. This new class of mid-size cruise vessels will retain the design elements and signature amenities of Oceania’s Marina and Riviera ships, while affording guests an additional level of comfort, convenience and luxury amenities, the cruise line said in a statement.
The expansion of Oceania Cruises’ fleet is expected to” meet the strong demand for upscale culinary- and destination-focused cruise vacations around the globe”, said Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.
Oceania Cruises currently has six ships, which carry 684 or 1,250 guests and call at 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.