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Oceania Cruises accelerates Vista's debut by a week

Vista is depicted in Norway
Oceania Cruises will debut its first Allura-class ship a week earlier when Vista sails May 13 instead of May 20.

The line added a 'Founder's Cruise' departing from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Venice.


'Vista has been driving exceptional demand from the moment we first revealed her inaugural voyages,' Oceania President/CEO Howard Sherman said. 'With all of her maiden season voyages sold out or on waitlist status, we are introducing an additional voyage to satisfy that exceptional demand.'

Hosted by Frank Del Rio

The added 'Founder's Cruise' will be hosted by Oceania Cruises' founder Frank Del Rio, commemorating the brand's 20th anniversary. It will call at Sorrento and Messina in Italy, Argostolie and Corfu in Greece and Dubrovnik and Zadar in Croatia.

Bookings open Dec. 8. 

The 67,000gt, 1,200-passenger Vista is under construction at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente.