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Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, announced that it will accelerate the debut of its new ship Vista by introducing a new “Founder’s Cruise” departing from Rome on May 13, 2023, and sailing to Venice.
Vista had been scheduled to debut on May 20, 2023, but unprecedented demand for the ship’s inaugural season has now driven the maiden voyage forward by a week.
“Vista has been driving exceptional demand from the moment we first revealed her inaugural voyages. With all of her maiden season voyages sold out or on waitlist status, we are introducing an additional voyage to satisfy that exceptional demand,” stated Howard Sherman, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises.

The new “Founder’s Cruise” will be hosted by Oceania Cruises’ Founder Frank J. Del Rio in celebration of the new ship and to commemorate the brand’s 20th anniversary. Sailing from Rome, travelers will experience enthralling explorations of the most illustrious and alluring destinations in Italy, Greece, and Croatia, punctuated by exclusive celebrations, inaugural cocktail receptions, and other special events. Guests joining this inaugural voyage will be among the very first to experience Vista and her stunning interiors, harmonious public spaces, imaginative new dining and mixology concepts, and new standards for residential-style luxury, including the most spacious standard staterooms at sea.

Founder’s Cruise - 7 Days Aboard Vista – May 13-20, 2023

May 13: Rome, Italy
May 14: Sorrento/Capri, Italy
May 15: Messina, Italy
May 16: Argostoli, Greece
May 17: Corfu, Greece
May 18: Dubrovnik, Croatia
May 19: Zadar, Croatia
May 20: Venice, Italy


Calling on a new destination each day, this voyage treats guests to iconic marquee ports and hidden gem destinations with a truly unique itinerary that features sought-after culinary experiences, captivating scenery, immersive connections with locals, and memorable onboard experiences to commemorate a momentous week aboard what will be the most dramatic new ship of 2023.

The “Founder’s Cruise” will open for sale tomorrow, December 8, 2022. For additional information on Oceania Cruises’ small-ship luxury product, exquisitely crafted cuisine, and expertly curated travel experiences, visit, call 855-OCEANIA, or speak with a professional travel advisor.

Vista Highlights

12 dining options, four of the concepts brand new
1,200 guests served by 800 crew members = two crew members for every three guests
The most spacious standard staterooms at sea – more than 290 square feet
All Penthouse Suites and staterooms feature large bathrooms with oversized rainforest showers
All Owner’s, Vista, and Oceania Suites feature luxurious soaking tubs
Palatial Owner’s Suites and top-of-ship Library styled exclusively in Ralph Lauren Home
New Concierge Level Solo Veranda Staterooms for solo travelers
Eight bars, lounges, and entertainment venues
Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center and Aquamar Spa Terrace
Staffed Concierge and Executive Lounges for Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms and Suites, respectively
About Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises is the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line. The line’s seven small, luxurious ships carry a maximum of 1,238 guests and feature the finest cuisine at sea and destination-rich itineraries that span the globe. Expertly curated travel experiences aboard the designer-inspired, small ships call on more than 600 marquee and boutique ports in more than 100 countries on 7 continents on voyages that range from 7 to more than 200 days. The brand has a second 1,200-guest Allura Class ship on order for delivery in 2025. With headquarters in Miami, Oceania Cruises is owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., a diversified cruise operator of leading global cruise brands which include Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.