Valerie Wilson Travel

Oceania Vista’s Inaugural Voyage

with April DeMuth and Warren Watson

The Ship

We were able to sail on the Vista for The Christening Voyage for her Inaugural Season and visit Rome, Malta, Naples, Sardinia, and Corsica. In a first for Oceania Cruises, every suite and stateroom on Vista features a private veranda. Vista is also the first ship to offer a new category of Concierge Level staterooms designed specifically for solo travelers.




CREW: 800


The Staterooms

These spacious staterooms are well designed with private verandas, plush bedding, and large bathrooms with well thought out storage and spaces. There is also an abundance of living and dining space for entertaining or simply relaxing. You can ring your personal Butler for exclusive services ranging from garment pressing to serving a course-by-course dinner in your suite.

The Concierge/Executive Suites include exclusive keycard access to the nearby Concierge/Executive lounge and additional Suite privileges including priority embarkation, complimentary in-suite bar setup, unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace and priority specialty restaurant reservations.

Sense of Space

Vista has an amazing sense of space with small ship luxury. There is a blend of grand spaces and more private intimate spaces. The lounge has Martinis for pre-dinner and after dinner drinks, the casino features Founders Craft Cocktail Bar, and Horizons bar is the music and dancing venue.

Horizons has floor-to-ceiling windows, offering 180 degrees of stunning views. You can relax at the pool or in the hot tubs with private cabanas, lunge stairs, private spaces, and a wonderful pool bar.


In addition to the normal excellent restaurants, clients will find new dining venues. We were able to experience Ember, the newest addition, and it did not disappoint. Ember was our favorite featuring beautiful décor, atmosphere, and amazing cuisine. Our next favorite, Aquamar Kitchen, offered a healthy approach with wellness-inspired dishes. The Grand Dining Room, Toscana, and Polo Grill are also excellent dining venues, each with its own flare.

Chef instructors at The Culinary Center offer a wide variety of expertly led, hands-on cooking classes that delve into the regional techniques and local cooking secrets of the destinations you are exploring. Additionally, you can head ashore on a chef-led epicurean adventure on one of the Culinary Discovery Tours.

Aquamar Spa

Vista’s Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center provides treatment areas, several massage options, a med spa, state-of-the-art saunas, steam rooms, and an experience shower. The facility also features the Aquamar Spa Terrace, an open-air deck with loungers, plunge pools, and whirlpool spas with great views of the sea. State of the art Fitness centers and a separate spin cycling room is also available. Group classes of all varieties are offered daily.


“The Oceania Vista is luxury sailing in every way. We really enjoyed some of the new dining options including Ember (for contemporary American), Aquamar Kitchen (for healthy alternatives), and the reconceptualization of the same venues like the stunning design of the Grand Dining Room. We enjoyed having StarLink internet service – a new feature that allowed us to stay connected without a hiccup.

We had fun playing pickleball, loved the artistry of the specialty cocktails and the excellent entertainment, and made great use of the Aquamar Spa. The excursions were well organized and ran flawlessly. Perhaps what we enjoyed the most was the kindness of the crew – to their guests and to each other. It permeates the ship and the sailing experience.”

May 2023