Oceania Cruises Officially Welcomes Vista, First All-Class Allura
- Giada De Laurentiis, Celebrity Chef and Goddess of Vista, Christens Line’s First Ship in Over a Decade
- Singer Harry Connick, Jr. They will provide an Unforgettable Experience at the Portside Gala in Valletta, Malta
Oceania Cruises last night named its newest ship Vista at a glittering ceremony in Valletta, Malta. The first of the line’s Allura Class ships, an impressive 1,200-guest, all-verandah cruise made her debut at a star-studded festival hosted by her godmother, Giada De Laurentiis. The festivities also featured a special performance by Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer Harry Connick, Jr.
“We have been eagerly anticipating this milestone day as we christen our first new ship in over a decade and plan for an exciting future,” said Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises. “The international nature of this beautiful event is in perfect harmony with the current situation Vistas spectacular on-site experiences, featuring stunning views, unique entertainment, premium services and culinary delights. We are very grateful to our members and partners around the world who have worked so hard to get us to this point Vistas first appearance. “
Oceania Vista’s Top Offers
791 feet (241 meters) long and over 67,000 tons, Vista offers an industry-leading employee ratio of two employees for every three guests. They also feature the highest staterooms at sea, which are more than 290 meters long. In addition, the new Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms are exclusive to travelers. Setting new standards of comfort and living space, they have seating areas in all balconies.
Vistas Upscale on-site activities include eight bars, lounges, and entertainment areas. In addition, there is the luxurious Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center and the Aquamar Spa Terrace.
“I am very honored to be chosen as the godfather of this amazing ship and to be a part of this glorious night in Malta,” said Giada De Laurentiis. “From the incredible culinary experience to the timeless details, Vista of course it is a ship. Cheers to this inaugural season for you and everyone aboard.“
Continuing to promote The Finest Cuisine at Sea®, Vista it has 11 restaurants including three brand new restaurants Vista. These include Aquamar Kitchen, offering a wide range of hearty dishes with a fun twist; Bakery at Baristas, serving delicious freshly baked pastries; and new signature restaurant, Ember.
Vista is also introducing The Casino Mixology Bar, a new concept to the line. This bar focuses on the art of the pub.
De Laurentiis has created two signature dishes for Toscana, Oceania Cruises’ unique Italian restaurant, and The Grand Dining Room.
Guests at the christening were treated to an opening rendition of “Into the Night,” Vistas A theater show hosted by “Dancing with the Stars” star Britt Stewart. Then, De Laurentiis took the stage to officially name Christen Vista and the traditional Champagne bottle breaking in the ship’s hull.
VIP attendees enjoyed a themed concert by the legendary Connick, who provided 60 minutes of non-stop entertainment. The spectacular evening ended with a celebratory fireworks display on Valletta’s famous harbour.
“I have been given the opportunity to sing at countless special events but I have to say that celebrating the entry of a submarine was the most special,” said Harry Connick, Jr. “Good trip, Vista.”
Oceania Vista routes
Following a seven-night VIP baptism tour, Vista will make its maiden voyage on May 13. The voyage will sail from Rome to Venice before beginning a summer sale in the Mediterranean. In September, he she will visit Canada and New England before heading to her new home port of Miami. From here, they will take several winter trips to Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.
VistaThe summer season of 2024 will sail several Grand Tours in the eastern Mediterranean, Aegean, and Adriatic Seas. These tours will visit famous cities and small trading ports in Italy, Turkey, Greece, and the Holy Lands.
The entire show of VistaItineraries for 2023 and 2024 are available on OceaniaCruises.
SOURCE Oceania Cruises
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