Oceania Cruises has announced plans to build two brand new cruise ships. The new Allura Class ships will be constructed at the Fincantieri Shipyard, in Trieste, Italy.
The cruise line currently has plans to build two ships, with first expected to launch in 2022, whilst the second ship will debut in 2025. The last new-build cruise ship for Ocean Cruises was Riviera, which launched in 2012.
The two new ships will be 67,000 gross tonnes, making then slightly larger than the Riviera and Marina, the currently two largest and newest ships in the fleet. However the new Allura Class ships will accommodate fewer passengers.
Bob Binder, President & CEO, Oceania Cruises, said: "This new class of ships will represent an evolution of the Oceania Cruises experience with all the elements our guests treasure -- a warm, intimate, residential-style; the most spacious standard staterooms afloat; amazing suites, and of course, the finest cuisine at sea."
By 2020, the cruise line’s current ships will have all undergone major refurbishment projects, costing a total of $100-million.