The year 2013 marks Oceania
Cruises’ 10th anniversary, and we have been celebrating with a number of
signature sailings and special events. Today we look forward to our next decade
at sea with a new milestone: Around the
World in 180 Days. The first-ever around the world cruise in Oceania
Cruises history, this unprecedented, port-intensive voyage onboard the elegant Insignia sets sail from Miami on January
10, 2015, and circumnavigates the globe.
Insignia’s 180-day journey begins by visiting boutique ports
in the Caribbean and then steers south to South America and east to Africa
before heading to Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and Hawaii.
Via the Panama Canal, Insignia
returns to Miami on July 8, 2015. This extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime voyage
will visit five continents, 44 countries and 89 ports of call and will feature
11 overnight stays plus 4 two-night calls in Cape Town, South Africa; Yangon,
Myanmar (Burma); Singapore, Singapore; and Shanghai, China.
“As the leading specialist
in destination cruising, we wanted to create a unique port-intensive voyage
that reflects the dreams of the true explorer, rather than speed across the
seas racing to the next convenient port as is the norm in a typical 100- to
110-day world cruise,” says Oceania Cruises President Kunal S. Kamlani. “By
eliminating the 100-day time constraint, we freed ourselves to conceive a
remarkable dream voyage designed to visit the world’s most fascinating
In addition to crossing the
equator four times and sailing through all 24 time zones, the Around the
World in 180 Days cruise will traverse three oceans and 10 seas, call on 45
islands and offer the chance to visit 47 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Of the 89 ports visited on this
extraordinary cruise, 13 are new to Oceania Cruises, including Corinto,
Nicaragua; El Guamache (Isla Margarita), Venezuela; Langkawi, Malaysia; Santa
Marta, Colombia; and Xiamen, China.
for the Around the World in 180 Days cruise open today and feature
two-for-one cruise fares, free FIRST CLASS round-trip airfare and free pre-paid
gratuities. Additionally, guests will receive free visa packages including visas for 16 countries,
unlimited Internet and laundry service, luggage delivery, round-trip transfers
and free onboard medical service, a
first for the industry. Guests will also enjoy a one-night pre-cruise
luxury hotel stay in Miami and free exclusive shoreside events in Walvis Bay,
Namibia; Myanmar; Bangkok; Beijing and Honolulu.
Early Booking Savings of up to 70 percent will be available through September 17, 2013. We
hope you will join us on this journey of a lifetime!