Oceania Cruises Unveils Inaugural Season Sailings for Allura

Oceania Cruises has revealed the Inaugural Season sailings for Allura, its newest ship, due to join the fleet in summer 2025. The 26 inaugural season sailings span more than 92 destinations on various seven- to 34-day voyages and will open for sale on September 13, 2023.

As the line’s second 1,200-guest Allura-class ship, it follows its sister, Vista, which launched this past May in a christening ceremony and sold-out debut season. The new-build will offer standard staterooms measuring at 291 square feet, larger than many entry-level suites on some ultra-luxury cruise lines.

Calling at gems in the Eastern Mediterranean, the new vessel will sail its maiden voyage on a seven-day journey from Athens to Istanbul, departing on June 8, 2025. Allura will journey to iconic cities and lesser-known gems such as Cádiz, Cagliari, Messina, Palma de Mallorca, Palermo and Cinque Terre and will include overnight stays in Istanbul, Monte Carlo, Quebec City, Montreal and New York. From its summer season in the Mediterranean, Allura will sail to Canada and New England for an extended season in North America before its premiere winter season in the Caribbean.

A sample of Allura’s inaugural voyages include:

"Maiden Voyage" – Athens to Istanbul, June 8, 2025, seven days: Athens (Piraeus), Greece; Santorini, Greece; Heraklion (Crete), Greece; Rhodes, Greece; Bodrum, Turkey; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Canakkale (Troy), Turkey; Istanbul, Turkey

"Flourishing Rivieras" – Rome to Athens, July 29, 2025, 17 days: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno), Italy; Portofino, Italy; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Barcelona, Spain; Saint-Tropez, France; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Cinque Terre (La Spezia), Italy; Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Sorrento/Capri, Italy; Santorini, Greece; Rhodes, Greece; Antalya, Turkey; Bodrum, Turkey; Patmos, Greece; Athens (Piraeus), Greece

"Explorer’s Grand Crossing" – Rome to New York, August 27, 2025, 34 days: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Salerno, Italy; Taormina (Sicily), Italy; Valletta, Malta; Ibiza, Spain; Valencia, Spain; Barcelona, Spain; Provence (Marseille), France; Cannes, France; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Provence (Marseille), France; Barcelona (Tarragona), Spain; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Cartagena, Spain; Málaga, Spain; Gibraltar, UK; Tangier, Morocco; Seville (Cádiz), Spain; Portimão, Portugal; Lisbon, Portugal; Funchal (Madeira), Portugal; Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal; Horta (Azores), Portugal; St. John's, Newfoundland; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Bar Harbor, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; Newport, Rhode Island; New York, New York

"Maples & Manors" – New York to Montreal, October 18, 2025, 11 days: New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island; Boston, Massachusetts; Portland, Maine; Saint John (Bay of Fundy), New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sydney, Nova Scotia; Saguenay, Quebec; Quebec City, Quebec; Montreal, Quebec

"Holiday Havens" – Miami to Miami, December 21, 2025, 14 days: Miami, Florida; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curaçao; Kralendijk, Bonaire; St. George's, Grenada; Kingstown, St. Vincent; Bridgetown, Barbados; Roseau, Dominica; St. John's, Antigua; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Miami, Florida

Guests on Allura will have choice of specialty dining venues, including new signature restaurants Ember and Aquamar Kitchen at no extra cost; and they will be able to enjoy cocktails served by master mixologists at the Founders Bar. Other highlights include:

  • A new onboard Crêperie, serving freshly made crêpes and waffles to order in the morning and a decadent array of gelatos in the afternoon
  • A new social hub, atop the ship, seeing the Library and digital center come together, affording views of the seascape
  • One chef for every 10 guests, ensuring 50 percent of crew members are dedicated to culinary experiences
  • Five specialty dining venues, including new signature restaurants Ember and Aquamar Kitchen, at no extra cost
  • 1,200 guests served by 800 crew members
  • Hundreds of shore excursions and tours to choose from on each sailing
  • Onboard enrichment including art classes at Artist Loft, numerous guest speakers and sommelier demonstrations during exclusive Sommelier’s Choice and Cellar Master’s Wine Pairing Luncheons
  • An expansive Culinary Center, and an accompanying Chef’s Studio, where "epicurean secrets" will be shared by the onboard Chef Instructors. 

To learn more, visit www.oceaniacruises.com.

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