The ultimate cruise for the Finest Cuisine at Sea

The world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, Oceania Cruises’ new ship, Vista, has been christened at a glittering ceremony in Valletta, Malta. 

The first of the line’s Allura Class vessels, the stunning 1,200-guest, all-veranda ship made her debut with a star-studded celebration headlined by celebrated Italian-American chef, author, restaurateur and Emmy award-winning food personality Giada De Laurentiis with an exclusive performance from legendary Grammy and Emmy award-winning musician Harry Connick, Jr.

The stunning 1,200-guest, all-veranda ship Oceania Vista

All-veranda accommodations

Setting new standards for comfort and residential-style luxury, Oceania Cruises’ newest ship features all-veranda accommodations. At 791 feet (241 metres) long and more than 67,000 tons, Vista offers a market-leading staffing ratio with two crew members for every three guests. She also boasts the most spacious standard staterooms at sea, which measure more than 26 square metres. With a new Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms for solo travellers. Plus, a variety of onboard activities includes eight bars, lounges, entertainment venues, and the luxurious Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center and Aquamar Spa Terrace.

Oceania Vista features all-veranda accommodations

The Finest Cuisine at Sea®

Continuing to elevate The Finest Cuisine at Sea®, Vista features 11 onboard culinary venues, including three new dining concepts. Aquamar Kitchen offers an array of wellness-inspired dishes with a hint of indulgence. The Bakery at Baristas serves tempting freshly baked pastries, and the new signature restaurant, Ember, features a menu of inventive American creations blended with time-honoured classics.

With an emphasis on innovating for drinks, the new ship is also introducing The Casino Mixology Bar. A new concept for the line, this innovative concept focuses entirely on the art of the cocktail and will debut a series of innovative rum and whisky programs in 2023. The ship also features an extensive collection of The Macallan’s iconic expressions via The Macallan Diamond Bar Cart, a flight program, and chocolate pairings. Brugal 1888 Doblemente Añejado Rum will be featured in a new Tea at Sea mixology class and a wide selection of newly crafted ice cream cocktails.

Oceania Vista features 11 onboard culinary venues

De Laurentiis will create two signature dishes to be served in Toscana, Oceania Cruises’ authentic Italian specialty restaurant evolved from rich family traditions. And The Grand Dining Room, the luxurious grand dame of the line’s culinary venues.

After hours entertainment

Guests at the christening ceremony were treated to the opening performance of “Into the Night”. A dance-centric theatrical show led by renowned “Dancing with the Stars” pro dancer and choreographer Britt Stewart. De Laurentiis took the stage to officially christen Vista with the ceremonial Champagne bottle break across the ship’s hull. VIP attendees then enjoyed a concert by headliner and legendary live performer Connick, who delivered 60 minutes of non-stop entertainment. The spectacular evening ended with celebratory fireworks over Valletta’s historic harbour.

Oceania Vista’s 2024 summer season will see her sail a series of Grand Voyages

Vista’s maiden season will see her sail a series of itineraries across the Mediterranean, Aegean and Adriatic Seas. Visiting an intriguing array of iconic cities and smaller boutique ports throughout Italy, Turkey, Greece and the Holy Lands. The complete overview of Vista’s 2023 and 2024 itineraries can be found at

For more information on Oceania Cruises’ small-ship luxury products, exquisitely crafted cuisine, and expertly curated travel experiences, visit Or call Oceania Cruises on 1300 355 200 (Australia), 0800 625 691 (NZ), or speak with a professional travel advisor. 

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