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Oceania Cruises is adding a new ship to the fleet in 2025. If you want to be one of the first to sail on the new Allura, the sister ship to Vista which entered the fleet this year, you’ll have your opportunity to book beginning on September 13, 2023. Oceania Cruises has posted all of the available inaugural Allura cruises through the end of 2025.
Whether you want to be on the first cruise, or wait for ship and crew to get a few sailings under their belts before embarking, this is exciting news for Oceania Cruise fans or those who simply love sailing on new ships.
We’re currently publishing a trip review series on our experience sailing on Oceania Cruises’ Vista, the sister ship to the new Allura. We loved our experience aboard Vista and are booked to sail her again in 2025. Please continue to follow as we post a couple installments each week detailing our voyage and providing tips and tricks along the way.
If you’re interested in Allura’s Maiden Voyage sailing from the port of Piraeus outside of Athens, Greece to the new cruise terminal in the heart of Istanbul, Turkey here are the details. Though I would caution that for Vista the first three scheduled cruises were cancelled including the originally scheduled Maiden Voyage.
Fares including the simply MORE™ benefits including airfare range from $4,699 per person for an entry-level French Veranda stateroom to $12,399 per person for the opulent 2,400 square foot Owner’s Suite. Based on past experience the Owner’s and Vista suites are the first to sell out followed by the French Veranda and Veranda Staterooms while cabins in the “middle” of the range with the largest number of available cabins sell out a bit less quickly.
If you don’t want to take the leap and book the Maiden Voyage, here are the first few itineraries focused on the Mediterranean ranging from 10 – 12 days or booking a back-to-back sailings for 22 days or up to 29 days if combined with the Maiden Voyage. I mention the back-to-back options as they were extremely popular during Vista’s first voyages this year and with Oceania Cruises passengers in general. Oceania Cruises has some of the longest cruises in the industry.
If you do decide to book one of these Inaugural Season cruises on the new Oceania Allura, make sure to take advantage of these Tips For Maximizing Your Oceania Cruises Booking.
Will you be booking a cruise on the new Allura? I know we’re thinking about it and about all the fun we had in Founders Bar aboard Vista. – Michael
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