The Allura cruise ship is the eighth vessel for the cruise line Oceania Cruises and the second Allura class ship.
The new vessel is the sister ship to Vista that was delivered in May 2023 and is currently under construction at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Italy.
Allura will set sail on her maiden voyage in June 2025.
Allura cruise ship features
The Allura cruise ship will measure 790ft (241m) long and 105ft wide, and have a gross tonnage of approximately 68,000t. The vessel will have a cruising speed of 20 knots.
Allura will have a total of 16 decks and accommodate 1,200 passengers and 800 crew members.
The vessel will be centred around mystery and the unknown, focussing on cultures, people, and cuisines. Similar to other Oceania ships, guests will be greeted at the boarding level with a soaring atrium with the iconic Grand Staircase, on a glistening floor-to-ceiling pillar of crystal and light.
Accommodation aboard the Allura ship
The Allura cruise ship will feature all-veranda suites and staterooms.
The Owner’s Suite will have a living space of 2,400ft², spanning the full beam of the ship. Features will include a separate dining room and living area, and expansive verandas for the living room and master bedroom.
The Vista Suite with 1,450ft² to 1,850ft² of living space will feature an airy living room, dining room, bar, and master suite.
The Oceania Suite will cover 1,000ft² to 1,200ft² of space, featuring a private teak veranda outside the living room and bedroom, a soaking tub and shower, and a private study. The Penthouse Suite will offer 440ft² of living space.
The Concierge Level Veranda staterooms will feature 290ft² of living space and will include exclusive Concierge level amenities such as room service from The Grand Dining Room, and free laundry services. The Concierge Level Solo Veranda stateroom with 270ft² of space will also be available for solo travellers.
The Veranda stateroom and the French Veranda stateroom will feature 290ft² and 240ft² of living space respectively.
Dining and bar of the Allura cruise ship
The Allura cruise ship will feature multiple dining venues that offer a wide selection of dining choices.
The Grand Dining Room on deck six will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Ember on deck five will offer American cuisines. The Polo Grill will offer dinner in a classic steakhouse-themed setting. Toscana, and Red Ginger on deck five will offer Thai, Korean, Japanese, and other Asian specialties.
Other onboard restaurants will include the Aquamar Kitchen, offering wellness-inspired cuisines; Terrace Café; and Waves Grill on deck 12, as well as the Afternoon Tea will serve tea and snacks. Guests will also be able to enjoy coffee and fresh pastry aficionados at the Viennese coffeehouse-inspired venue, Baristas.
The ship will feature multiple bars and lounges, which include the Waves and Founders bars, as well as the Martinis, Grand, Allura, and Horizons lounges.
The ship will also have bar programmes with cocktail-crafting trends and techniques, which will offer rum mixology experiences, wine pairings, and speciality beverage cart experiences.
Guests will be able to indulge in a wine-pairing experience at a dining venue known as Privée, where guests can choose from two distinctive and unique multi-course pairing dinners.
Entertainment and other amenities onboard Allura
The Culinary Centre onboard Allura will offer cooking classes and workshops at the Chef’s Studio. Guests can indulge in visual arts classes at the Artist Studio.
The ship will also feature entertainment shows from artists, including pianists, classical string quartets, and vocalists.
Guests of the Allura will also be able to try their luck at the onboard casino inspired by Monte Carlo Casino and London’s Hippodrome. The onboard boutiques will feature curated selections of items ranging from sundries to resort wear and fine jewellery.
Allura will also feature a wellness centre known as the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Centre on deck 15, a pool on deck 12, a running track and sports deck, and a fitness centre on deck 15.
The Allura cruise ship is expected to set sail on her maiden voyage in June 2025 on a seven-day journey from Athens to Istanbul calling ports at Santorini, Heraklion (Crete), Rhodes, Bodrum, Ephesus (Kusadasi), and Canakkale (Troy).