Oceania Cruises float out new ship Vista

Oceania Cruises float out new ship Vista

Oceania Cruises floated out new ship Vista in a glittering ceremony in Genoa, Italy, on February 25.

The cruise line celebrated the float out of its 1200-guest ship at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Italy.

The ceremony was hosted by Giuseppe Torrente, shipyard director for Fincantieri; and His Excellency Monsignor Tasca, archbishop of Genoa. After the blessing of the ship, the shipyard’s Madrina, Miss Anna Trucco, released a bottle of prosecco against the hull to invite good fortune for the ship and all those that will sail on her.

After the ceremony, the dock filled with water and Vista floated for the very first time.

Vista will make its maiden voyage from Rome to Barcelona on April 14, 2023, followed by 12 European voyages, before sailing from the United States to the Canadian Maritimes and New England, the Panama Canal, and the Caribbean.

Howard Sherman, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises, said: “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.”

Luigi Matarazzo, general manager of the Merchant Ships Division of Fincantieri, said: “Ten years have passed since we delivered Riviera to our friends at Oceania Cruises, from the same Sestri shipyard. 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.”

Vista has 12 dining spots; eight bars, lounges and entertainment venues; and a spa.

The ship boasts the “most spacious standard staterooms at sea” at more than 290 sq ft.

All penthouse suites and staterooms feature large bathrooms with oversized rainforest showers, while all Owner’s, Vista and Oceania suites feature soaking tubs.

The Owner’s suites and library were styled by Ralph Lauren Home.

 

 

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