There’s never been a more exciting time in the luxury cruise industry as there is right now, with many new innovative liners on the horizon already making waves. With the announcement of soon-to-come new-builds promising to deliver leading-edge designs, next-level luxuries and unique experiences both onboard and ashore, we’re exciting to share with you some of the latest developments in luxury cruising this week.

Oceania Cruises have unveiled the inaugural season sailings for its newest addition to their fleet, Allura, launching in summer 2025.

As the line’s second 1,200-guest Allura Class ship, she follows her sister, Vista, with 26 inaugural voyages spanning over 92 destinations on 7 to 34 day itineraries Beginning her summer season in the Mediterranean, the exquisite new-build will sail to marquee and boutique ports, then later head on to Canada and New England before moving to the Caribbean for the winter season.

Frank A. Del Rio, president of Oceania Cruises, said: “Excitement is already building in advance of Allura’s debut. This beautiful new addition to our family embodies the dynamic and dazzling future of Oceania Cruises. Allura heralds the ultimate evolution of our onboard experience, and her Inaugural Season is designed to entice curious world travellers, to allow them to reconnect with well-loved favorite destinations and discover new ones for the first time.”

Measuring approximately 67,000 tons, Oceania Cruises Allura will accommodate 1,200 guests and be staffed by 800 officers and

crew. She is also poised to offer industry-leading space and staff-to-guest ratios. In addition to her enticing itineraries, Allura will be no exception when it comes to serving The Finest Cuisine at Sea®. On board she’ll feature speciality dining venues, including new signature restaurants Ember and Aquamar Kitchen, plus discover innovative cocktails served by master mixologists at the Founders Bar.

The itineraries are out now and available to view here >. Reservations are open for sale on 13 September 2023, however we invite you to pre-register with us today and become our priority when they go on sale.

Gems & Icons: Silversea unveil Summer 2025 Voyages – on general sale 20 September 2023.

Silversea have revealed their new summer 2025 sailings offering ultra-luxury exploration and indulgent opportunities, promising to uncover hidden gems and discover iconic sights on the most personalised, enriching, and transformative way to travel by sea. From the frozen Arctic to the remote Galápagos, the awe of Alaska to the wildlands of the Kimberley, and across the ancient Mediterranean and storied north of Europe, Silversea’s new summer 2025 voyage collection can take you on the most inspirational journeys into the authentic heart of each region – encountering extraordinary people, places and stories you will treasure for years to come.

Silversea’s fleet of 12 intimate ships are sleek in size and big on comfort, offering an industry-leading crew-to-guest ratio of almost 1:1, pushing the limits of luxury to a whole new level. Their new collection also includes their latest additions to their fleet, sister ships Silver Nova and Silver Ray. Each Nova-class ship promises guests seamless destination connection, including a pioneering, asymmetrical design and extraordinary use of glass in both public areas and in suite for uninterrupted views wherever you are.

These new voyages are open for pre-sale for Venetian Society members now, and is on general sale 20 September 2023. Take a look at the voyages here >.