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Vista: Oceania’s new ‘superyacht’ arrives in 2023
Vista, the upcoming ship from Oceania Cruises, is due to debut in March 2023. But excitement is already building — its maiden voyage sold out in 90 minutes and bookings for its inaugural season broke Oceania’s record for bookings in a day.
Vista is Oceania's first new ship since its acquisition and makeover of Sirena in 2016 and its first new build in 11 years since Riviera debuted in 2012. The first of two new 1,200-passenger ships in the Allura Class, the ship will offer the same amenities found throughout the rest of the fleet, along with some new guest experiences and dining venues (see below).
Oceania officials say they designed Vista “to make you feel as though you’re sailing aboard your very own superyacht.” On board, look for an upscale Martini Bar, a stylish lounge with panoramic views, a beach club with a pool, a spa and wellness center and a casino.
The vessel will feature lavish interiors, top-notch amenities and white-glove service from 800 crew members for each guest. That comes to two crew for every three passengers, a ratio that augurs attentive, personalized service. Vista is also a bit roomier than its cousins Marina and Riviera: The new ship is slightly bigger and carries fewer passengers.
Where Vista sails
Public spaces on Vista
Vista will feature a number of social, recreation,and wellness spaces across six of its 11 guest decks. The Grand Staircase, a staple of the Oceania brand, will feature sleek curves and a floor-to-ceiling pillar of crystal and light. The Grand Lounge, designed to evoke the feel of a private club, sports sleek alcoves and a gold-infused color palette, sculptural lighting and elegant lines.
A refashioned Martinis Bar will serve as a central gathering space nestled among walls of shimmering glass. Horizons will feature floor-to-ceiling windows and 180-degree views while guests enjoy afternoon tea and take in a musical performance.
The Pool Deck features modern beach-club cabanas and places to gather poolside with a color palette that draws from nature. The Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center offers treatment areas, workout and personal training spaces as well as a new salon and barbershop. And Vista also will debut a holistic wellness center featuring a spa terrace with sweeping sea views.
Culinary-minded guests will be attracted to the Culinary Center, where chef instructors hold forth on culture and cuisine through the lens of food and wine – followed by a grand repast.
One of the hallmarks of any Oceania sailing is the dining experience, among the best at sea. Here are the main dining venues on Vista:
The Grand Dining Room, spanning nearly two decks, will pay homage to the early 20th century of Parisian society. In addition to traditional Continental dishes, the venue will spotlight an array of signature Jacques Pépin dishes, a wide spectrum of global flavors and an all-new Executive Chef’s Tasting Menu. Menus change daily with an expansive choice of at least 10 appetizers, soups and salads and 10 dinner entrées, along with healthy options such as Aquamar Vitality Cuisine.
Ember is the new restaurant on board featuring a menu of inventive American creations blended with time-honored classics. Look for dishes such as braised short ribs on polenta, grilled swordfish with asparagus and crab cakes with spicy aioli. It's open for lunch and dinner.
Aquamar Kitchen places the focus squarely on wellness and healthy eating, offering tantalizing eats with none of the guilt. Breakfast selections include cold-pressed raw juices and super-food smoothies, hearty homemade granolas and avocado toasts and organic power bowls. For lunch, choose from slow-roasted organic salmon with quinoa tabouleh and lemon tahini, yellowfin tacos with white cabbage slaw or dozens of other healthy dishes.
Polo Grill is your classic steakhouse experience, replete with a richly layered setting, white linen tablecloths and black jacketed servers. You'll find 28-day dry aged certified Black Angus USDA Prime and seafood dishes such as grilled swordfish and whole Maine lobster gratinée.
Toscana presents an evolution of Tuscan cuisine in an authentic Italian setting of rich Chianina leather, hand-blown Venetian glass and Carrara marble. Many of the restaurant's recipes originated with the mothers and grandmothers of the Oceania staff's own Italian culinary staff. Classic dishes include hand-rolled gnocchi with pesto, a rich risotto with lobster medallions and shallots, and pan-seared sea bass filet finished with Sorrento lemon, Chardonnay and capers.
Red Ginger features Pan-Asian dishes that draw from Thai, Korean, Japanese and Malaysian culintary traditions. Think: spicy roast duck salad, Malaysian beef penang with coconut rice and paratha roti, or Thai vegetable curry with sweet potatoes, aubergine, mushrooms and basil in green curry sauce.
Terrace Café offers a breakfast menu of made-to-order eggs, omelets, pancakes and waffles. Come lunch, an expansive menu of international-inspired dishes is complemented by pizza or roasted and rotisserie meats. Dinner menus change daily and often reflect regional specialties from the ports of call.
Waves Grill is a casual spot for all-American favorites adjoining the ship's pool. Look for gourmet burgers, seafood and sandwiches made to order.
Priveé is Oceania's marquee venue for bespoke, intimate culinary celebrations for a maximum of 10 guests.
Baristas offers 270-degree sea views while guests enjoy complimentary illy espressos, cappuccinos and lattes as well as pastries, finger sandwiches and homemade biscotti.
Vista features a wide variety of Veranda Staterooms, Penthouse Suites, Oceania Suites and Vista Suites that appeal to couples, families and even solo travelers. That's a welcome change — the 270-square-foot cabins will come complete with a Tranquility memory foam bed, a lounge, mini bar and a private balcony. Solo cruisers on Vista won't have to pay a supplemental fee for occupying a cabin meant for two.
All staterooms and suites feature private balconies and beautifully appointed bathrooms with oversize rainforest showers, large vanities and lots of storage space. Penthouse, Oceania, and Vista Suites are ultra-spacious and true sea-going residences with an abundance of living and dining space for entertaining or simply relaxing.
Cabins include the Veranda Stateroom (291 square feet of living space including the private veranda), Concierge Level Solo Veranda Stateroom, Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom, Penthouse Suite (440 square feet), Oceania Suite (about 1,000 to 1,200 square feet), Vista Suite — the loftiest of locations, it affords sweeping 180-degree views and clocks in at 1,450 to 1,850 square feet of living space. Finally, an extravagant Master Suite features an extra-roomy wardrobe room and dressing area next to the oversized and sunlit Master Bath complete with porcelain soaking tub.
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