What's New For Oceania Cruises In 2016
The arrival of Oceania Sirena, several new ports of call, new culinary and European Land Tours, new promotions and another exciting world voyage – 2016 looks set to be a great year for Oceania Cruises.
A New Ship – Oceania Sirena
In March 2016 Oceania Cruises will take delivery of the latest ship to join its fleet, Sirena. Upon delivery, Sirena will immediately undergo a 35-day, $40 million dry dock to bring the ship up to the Oceania Cruises’ standard of elegance, using the recent makeover of the line’s mid-sized luxury cruise ship Insignia as a blueprint. Sirena will feature more recent additions to the Oceania Cruises fleet such as Baristas and the cook-to-order grill at Terrace Café.
The 684-guest Sirena will then enter service on 27th April 2016 with an incredible 14-night cruise from Barcelona to Venice. During her inaugural season, she will sail on Mediterranean and Caribbean itineraries featuring a mix of classic destinations and 11 new ports of call, including the famed beaches of Gaeta, Italy; the pristine rainforest of Golfito, Costa Rica; and the well-preserved provincial township of La Paz, Mexico.
20 Maiden Port Calls For Summer And Autumn 2016
Oceania Cruises’ 2016 summer and autumn collection features 121 unique sailings, 90 new itineraries; 50 of which are extended journeys, and 20 intriguing ports not previously visited. In the summer and autumn season alone, the Oceania Cruises’ fleet will sail to more than 240 ports in over 70 different countries, including several overnight stays in the world’s most sought-after destinations.
In total, Oceania Cruises’ ships will visit 20 new destinations as part of the summer and autumn collection:
Alcudia (Mallorca), Spain | Golfito, Costa Rica | Piombino (Tuscany), Italy | Agadir, Morocco | Bandol, France | Catalina Island, California | Crotone (Calabria), Italy | Ensenada, Mexico | Gaeta, Italy | Gaspe, Quebec | Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec | Helsingborg, Sweden | Karlskrona, Sweden | La Paz, Mexico | Manzanillo, Mexico | Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts |Porto Santo Stefano, Italy |Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | Skagen, Denmark | Triestre, Italy | Vlissingen, Netherlands | Akureyri, Iceland
A highlight of Oceania Cruises’ summer and autumn 2016 schedule includes the maiden voyage for Oceania Sirena with a voyage from Barcelona to Venice. Sirena will also make an impressive 11 maiden calls for Oceania Cruises, such as the famed beaches of Gaeta (Italy), the pristine rainforest of Golfito (Costa Rica) and the well-preserved provincial township of La Paz (Mexico).
New European Culinary Creations Land Tours
Continuing the theme of immersive, culinary experiences while cruising on board Oceania Cruises four mid-sized luxury cruise ships, starting in Spring 2016 the company is offering new Culinary Creations Land Tours in Rome, Barcelona, Provence (Marseille), Tuscany (Rome/Civitavecchia), Greece (Athens), London and Argentina (Buenos Aires) The Culinary Creations Land Tours provide guests with epicurean interests an opportunity to interact with local culinary experts by exploring local food markets, cooking schools, restaurants and attractions and range from two to three nights as pre-, post- or mid-cruise options. For example, a three-night stay in Athens to include a visit to an open air Greek market, lessons on how to prepare traditional Greek dishes, wine and ouzo tastings, a visit to the Acropolis and a food and wine tasting lunch at Varoulko, home to Greece’s top awarded Michelin star chef.
New OLife Choice Promotion
On 1st January 2016 Oceania Cruises launched their new OLife Choice promotion, providing guests with the flexibility to choose from a variety of complimentary amenities when booking a cruise that departs on or after 25th April, 2016. All cruises with the OLife Choice saving include one free internet log-in, as well as a choice of the House Select beverage package, free shore excursions or complimentary shipboard credit. The number of complimentary shore excursions offered and the amount of shipboard credit is dependent on the length of the cruise, per person (based on double occupancy), ranging from three shore excursions or a $300 credit for voyages up to nine days to five shore excursions and $500 credit for sailings 14 days or longer. This promotion ends on 30th June 2016.
Launch Of Winter 2016/17 – 60 New Itineraries, 19 New Ports Of Call
In late 2016 and early 2017, the Oceania Cruises fleet will criss-cross six continents with a series of destination-rich cruises in Asia, Africa and South America and a collection of unique Australian voyages aboard Sirena. Oceania Cruises will also offer six sailings that traverse the Panama Canal.
Oceania Cruises’ 2016-17 Winter Collection offers a total of 89 sailings that range from seven to 180 days in length, with 60 new itineraries and 19 new ports of call. Overnight and extended port stays allow for more in-depth exploration and easy-going touring on a variety of shore excursions that focus on culture, history, adventure and cuisine.
The 19 maiden ports of call are: Alotau, Papua New Guinea | Arica, Chile | Broome, Australia | Burnie (Tasmania), Australia | Catalina Island, California | Ensenada, Mexico | Esperance, Australia | Exmouth, Australia | Golfito, Costa Rica | Harvest Caye, Belize | La Paz, Mexico | Manzanillo, Mexico | Nelson, New Zealand | Sept-Iles, Quebec | Perth (Fremantle), Australia | Portland, Australia | Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | Penneshaw (Kangaroo Island), Australia
Around the World Aboard Oceania Insignia
Oceania Cruises’ fourth, 180-day Around the World cruise aboard Insignia is scheduled to depart from Miami on 6th January 2017 and is the longest and most comprehensive world cruise itinerary available. The 2017 version of the Around the World in 180 Days will take guests to six continents, 36 countries, 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 98 ports of call, including stops in Ireland, Spain and Turkey not offered during previous world cruises.
Insignia’s ports include: San Diego | Papeete | Bora Bora | Auckland | Wellington | Bali | Manila | Hong Kong | Singapore | Rangoon | Mangalore | Goa
For more information on Oceania Cruises and any of the cruises and promotions featured above, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.