Oceania Vista – a ship of futuristic luxury

Luxury costs more. Whilst some cruise lines have realised their guests would rather save on the holiday cost and forego a steward turning their bed down and leaving extra calories on their pillow, other cruise lines are full out on pampering, but at a cost. Just like there is a difference between the Premiere Inn and the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for, and you need to choose the right ship.

The world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, Oceania Cruise’s newest and most luxurious vessel is small but beautiful at 241 meters long and weighing in at 67,000-tonne vessel the Vista. It cannot be called a small cruise ship as its capacity is over 1000 at 1200, but in this day and age, the definition of small needs to change.

The Vista boasts the largest standard rooms at sea and impeccable detail has gone into the smallest of details. The Vista is a marvel that will be hard to challenge for some time to come. There are also Concierge level Solo Staterooms.

Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises. Has said, “Although it is a new design, Vista will feel familiar to loyal Oceania guests. All the most popular suite categories are available, including Owner’s, Vista, Oceania and Penthouse Suites. As you’d expect, the suites are all spacious havens filled with luxurious finishes, not to mention English butler service.

Dining is key too and the new ship boasts eight dining venues including The Grand Dining Room, the Polo Grill, the Italian-inspired Toscana and the outstanding Red Ginger restaurant. The new Ember restaurant features elevated American cuisine. Casual buffet dining is available at Windows Café. Nature’s healthier options in the new Aquamar Kitchen.

The new Ember restaurant on board Oceania Vista.

Giada de Laurentiis christens the ship

The Vista was christened, yesterday (8 May 2023 ) by Italian-American chef, author, restaurateur and Emmy award-winning food personality Giada De Laurentiis who is now Godmother to the ship, at a glittering ceremony held in Malta where Harry Connick Jnr performed portside. The maiden voyage departs from Rome in a few days.