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Oceania Cruises Officially Welcomes Vista, First of All-New Allura Class

  • Giada De Laurentiis, Celebrity Chef and Godmother to Vista, Christens Line’s First Ship in More Than a Decade
  • Acclaimed Musician Harry Connick, Jr. Delivers Unforgettable Performance at Portside Gala Ceremony in Valletta, Malta

Oceania Cruises last night christened its newest ship Vista at a glittering ceremony in Valletta, Malta. The first of the line’s Allura Class vessels, the stunning 1,200-guest, all-veranda ship made her debut with a star-studded celebration headlined by her godmother, Giada De Laurentiis. The festivities also featured an exclusive performance from legendary Grammy and Emmy award-winning musician Harry Connick, Jr. 

“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.”


Oceania Vista’s Elevated Offerings

At 791 feet (241 meters) long and more than 67,000 tons, Vista offers a market-leading staffing ratio with two crew members for every three guests. She also boasts the most spacious standard staterooms at sea, which measure more than 290 square feet. Plus, new Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms for solo travelers. Setting new standards for comfort and residential-style luxury, she features all-veranda accommodations.

Vista’s elevated variety of onboard activities include eight bars, lounges, and entertainment venues. Plus, there’s the luxurious Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center and Aquamar Spa Terrace. 

“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.

Continuing to elevate The Finest Cuisine at Sea®, Vista features 11 onboard culinary venues including three which are new to Vista. These include Aquamar Kitchen, offering an array of wellness-inspired dishes with a hint of indulgence; The Bakery at Baristas, serving tempting freshly baked pastries; and new signature restaurant, Ember. 

Vista is also introducing The Casino Mixology Bar, a new concept for the line. This bar is focused entirely on the art of the cocktail. 

De Laurentiis will create two signature dishes for Toscana, Oceania Cruises’ Italian specialty restaurant, and The Grand Dining Room.


Guests at the christening ceremony were treated to the opening performance of “Into the Night,” Vista’s dance-centric theatrical show led by renowned “Dancing with the Stars” pro dancer and choreographer Britt Stewart. Then, De Laurentiis took the stage to officially name and christen Vista with the ceremonial Champagne bottle break across the ship’s hull.

VIP attendees then enjoyed a concert by headliner and legendary live performer Connick, who delivered 60 minutes of non-stop entertainment. The spectacular evening ended with celebratory fireworks over Valletta’s historic harbor. 

“I’ve been honored 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.”

Oceania Vista Itineraries

Following the seven-night roundtrip VIP christening cruise, Vista will sail her maiden voyage on May 13. This voyage will sail 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 to her new homeport of Miami. From here, she will sail a series of winter itineraries exploring Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.

Vista’s 2024 summer season will sail a series of Grand Voyages in the eastern Mediterranean, Aegean, and Adriatic Seas. These itineraries will visit iconic cities and smaller boutique ports throughout Italy, Turkey, Greece, and the Holy Lands.

A full overview of Vista’s 2023 and 2024 itineraries is available at OceaniaCruises.

SOURCE Oceania Cruises


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