July 21, 2024

Allura to feature an Ember restaurant and Aquamar Kitchen 

Oceania Cruises has named the second of its 1,200-guest Allura Class ships Allura. The vessel will set sail in 2025. Dining experiences aboard Allura will include an Ember restaurant and Aquamar Kitchen. 

Ember will be an upscale signature restaurant in which diners can expect reimagined takes on American classics. Along with the Aquamar Kitchen, the ship’s dining options will include a Chef’s Studio. All three will debut aboard Vista, Allura’s sister ship, whose maiden voyage is planned for May 2023. 

“At Oceania Cruises, we are always looking for ways to evolve, elevate and modernise our offerings to continuously surprise and delight our discerning guests as they enjoy immersive new experiences,” said Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises.  

“We are thrilled with the incredible demand we have witnessed for Allura’s sister ship, Vista, with her 2023 maiden season already sold out, and we know Allura will be equally as popular with our guests. The arrival of any new ship is the ideal time to look closely at what we offer travellers. As we prepare to welcome Allura to the family, we have already started planning exciting new elements to be added across the fleet,” added Del Rio. 

Measuring approximately 67,000 tons, Allura is under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Trieste, Italy. The all-veranda vessel will be staffed by 800 officers and crew. Guests can expect personalised service and residential-style décor and furnishings aboard the ship. 

Oceania Cruises is owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Limited and has its headquarters in Miami, Florida. The culinary- and destination-focused cruise line will announce details of Allura’s inaugural season in the spring of this year.  

Allura will be the eighth ship to join the Oceania Cruises fleet. The ships can carry between 656 and 1,238 guests per sailing.