Under construction at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente, Vista is scheduled to sail in 2023, followed by a sister in 2025. The first ship had originally been announced for 2022 delivery.
Oceania said Vista will exemplify all the hallmarks of the brand that guests have come to expect — fine cuisine, personalized service with two staff members for every three guests and a warm and welcoming ambiance as a result of the residential furnishings.
Several firsts TBA
The ship will also introduce several firsts for the brand in the realms of dining and guest experience.
'Oceania Cruises is an innovative and ever-evolving brand. We are always looking over the horizon, and Vista represents our view to the future,' said Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises.
Dramatic and glamorous public spaces are planned, such as The Grand Dining Room, which soars almost two decks high and pays homage to the 'beautiful age' of early 20th-century Parisian society through its contemporary interpretation of Belle Époque.
More to be revealed in May
Vista’s nine additional culinary experiences, luxurious signature public spaces and spacious, residentially inspired suites and staterooms will be revealed starting in May, with inaugural voyages opening for sale in September.
Oceania said officers and crew played a pivotal role in the design of the ship and helped shepherd it from concept to design to reality.
'Our officers and crew are always bringing great new ideas to the forefront and then implementing them,' Binder said. 'More than any other part of the Oceania Cruises organization, we owe our success to our on-board teams. They are the ones who made Vista possible, and it is a credit to them, these true visionaries of the seven seas, that we name the ship for them, in their honor.'