Oceania Cruises to Bring New Ship Allura Into Service Early

Oceania Cruises has announced that its new upcoming ship Allura is now slated to enter service a week earlier than originally planned.

oceania cruises allura exterior rendering

Oceania Cruises has announced that its new upcoming ship Allura is now slated to enter service one week earlier than previously scheduled.

Due to join the fleet in summer 2025, the inaugural sailing will now depart Trieste, Italy on July 18, 2025. It will cruise six days to Athens, Greece, calling on ports including Rijeka, Croatia; Ravenna, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Kotor, Montenegro. The line is also opening for sale a unique four-day voyage sailing roundtrip from New York City in September 2025.

For guests booked on the original maiden voyage departing July 24th, Oceania has offered first access to booking the new maiden sailing before it went on sale publicly.

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Allura (Rendering courtesy of Oceania Cruises)

Following a summer season in the Mediterranean, Allura will sail to Canada and New England for a series of immersive voyages in North America before her premiere winter season in the Caribbean, homeporting in Miami.

For travelers who are new to Oceania and want to sample the line, there’s the new four-day “Taste of Oceania Cruises” roundtrip cruise from New York City from September 30 to October 4, 2025.

“Thanks to the progress made by our valued partners at Fincantieri, we are thrilled to bring Allura into service a week earlier than planned,” said Frank A. Del Rio, President, Oceania Cruises. “I’m excited to be able to present Allura on a one-time taster voyage to showcase the ship to aspirational travelers who are looking to sample an ultra-premium cruise experience, and even better, sailing from downtown Manhattan, the heart of New York City.”

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The pool deck on Vista (Rendering courtesy of Oceania Cruises)

Oceania’s newly appointed Executive Culinary Directors, Chefs Alexis Quaretti and Eric Barale, are working with the line’s team to take a fresh look at menus across all venues on Allura, with a special focus on designed a variety of treats for the new Crêperie — a first for the brand.

Allura is the eighth Oceania Cruises vessel and the line’s second 1,200-guest Allura class ship. She follows her sister ship Vista which launched in May 2023.


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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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