It’s been an exciting week here at Oceania Cruises. On Wednesday, reservations opened for the collection of European cruises we’ll be offering in 2012, including the Maiden Voyage of our newest ship, Riviera. By mid-afternoon we had already broken Oceania Cruises’ record for the most reservations in one day. People are extremely excited about Riviera‘s debut and also about all of the fantastic special offers we will feature next year.
As part of our continual commitment to exceeding guests’ expectations, we are constantly looking for ways to take the Oceania Cruises’ experience to an even higher level of excellence. We realized that, especially when guests are traveling overseas to board our ships, the journey prior to embarkation can be a source of anxiety. Flight delays or lost luggage can make for a rocky start to an otherwise perfect vacation. We at Oceania Cruises decided to help alleviate this challenge for our guests by offering a FREE one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in the port of embarkation for all of our Europe 2012 itineraries. Now guests can fly in a day ahead, relaxed in the knowledge that they have plenty of time to meet the ship, even if unforeseen circumstances delay their travels.
Of course, once onboard the ship, the ability to relax and savor each moment is equally important, especially with so many alluring ports of call to explore. As specialists in destination-rich cruising, we have ensured that each of our 2012 European itineraries has at least one overnight stay in port, and many itineraries feature several overnight visits. We also offer numerous departures late in the evening, allowing guests time to fully experience every fascinating destination.
For those guests with more limited time available for travel, we are offering in this collection our first 7-day voyages in Europe. Each still features the overnight stays and late evening departures that will allow guests to explore in depth at every port of call.
We are thrilled to see that these offers have been so well received by our guests and that bookings are filling at an unprecedented pace. If you would like more information on these fabulous cruises and Riviera‘s Inaugural Season, click the Promotions link above. Our 2012 European Collection brochure will go out soon, and I’ve shared a sneak peek of the cover below.
Thank you again to all of our loyal guests, and we look forward to seeing you onboard in 2012!