Updated: Mar 2, 2022
Oceania's first ship in ten years will be delivered in the Spring of 2023.
The new 67,000-ton, 1,200-guest Oceani Vista was floated out on February 25 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Italy.
Oceania President Howard Sherman 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, added : “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.”
During the ceremony, 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. Before wasting perfectly good Prosecco, His Excellency Monsignor Tasca, Archbishop of Genoa, blessed the ship.
Scheduled to be delivered in the spring of 2023, her maiden voyage from Rome to Barcelona will be on April 14, 2023. Vista will then sail twelve other European cruises before moving to the United States to sail from the United States to the Canadian Maritimes and New England, the Panama Canal, and the Caribbean.