Oceania Cruises welcomes Vista to its fleet

Oceania Cruises welcomes Vista to its fleet

First Allura-class vessel christened in Malta

Oceania Cruises has christened its newest ship, Vista, at a ceremony in Valletta, Malta.

The 1,200-guest ship is Oceania’s first first Allura-class vessel.

“We have been eagerly awaiting this historic day as we christen our first new ship in more than ten years and pave the way for an exciting future,” said Frank A. Del Rio, president of Oceania Cruises. “The world-class experience of this beautiful ceremony perfectly aligns with Vista’s impeccable onboard experience, which features a stunning design, exceptional entertainment, top-notch service and innovative culinary delights. We are so thankful to our team members and partners worldwide who have worked tirelessly to bring us to Vista’s grand debut.”

Vista includes a number of firsts for Oceania, including two new restaurants – Aquamar and Ember – as well as The Bakery at Baristas. The ship also features new Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms for solo travellers.

The ship was christened by Giada De Laurentiis, the Italian-American chef, author, restaurateur while Harry Connick, Jr. played at the ship’s christening.

“I am so honored to have been chosen as godmother of this incredible new ship and be a part of this glorious night in Malta,” said Giada De Laurentiis. “From amazing culinary experiences to thoughtful details at every turn, Vista is truly a dream ship. Cheers to this inaugural season and to everyone who sails aboard her.”

“I’ve been honoured to perform at countless special occasions but have to say that celebrating this beautiful ship’s entry into service was extra special,” said Harry Connick, Jr. “Bon voyage, Vista.”

Vista will sail her maiden voyage on May 13 from Rome to Venice before embarking on a sold out summer in the Mediterranean. In September, she will sail to Canada and New England before heading south for a series of winter itineraries exploring Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean from her homeport of Miami.

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