We have some exciting news to share.  The parent company of Oceania Cruises, Prestige Cruises International, has agreed to be acquired by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd., parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line.

This is a significant milestone and an achievement only made possible with the hard work and dedication of the entire Prestige Cruises International family, from the officers and crew onboard our ships to the staff and management team here in Miami.

For our loyal guests, you can rest assured that the Oceania Cruises experience you’ve come to love will remain unchanged.  When we launched the business in 2003, we believed guests deserved more from their cruise vacation.  What we created was a cruise experience that appealed to discerning travelers by offering the finest cuisine at sea, impeccable personal service and itineraries that explore many of the world’s iconic destinations.  It was a formula for success, and along the way we developed a strong and loyal customer base, for which we are grateful.

With Norwegian Cruise Line, we’ve found a partner that shares a similar passion for going above-and-beyond to deliver exceptional guest experiences and we’re excited about starting this new chapter for our company.

When the transaction is complete later this year, it will bring together three great brands as part of one family.  The combination will create a diversified cruise operator with a full spectrum of offerings that range from family cruising on Norwegian’s innovative Freestyle Cruising ships, to the country-club casual experience on Oceania’s fleet, to the all-inclusive, more intimate experience afforded by Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ luxury offering.

For the Oceania Cruises brand, our mission will be to preserve the distinct offerings, guest experiences and unique onboard culture our guests cherish, while always exploring ways to further enhance our upper premium experience.

Thanks for your continued interest in Oceania Cruises and we look forward to welcoming you onboard in the near future and for many years to come.


  1. I don’t know … business is business and sometimes the famous synergies take over and they result into an important difference of the quality of services for guests.
    In the past we have already seen similar operations (not identical), acquisitions of companies belonging to different market segments. For example, the acquisition by Carnival of Costa Cruises, which over the years has resulted in an alignment of the offer of the two brands …
    I don’t hope so! :/

  2. This is very sad news and I’m now concerned about booking a future cruise with Oceania. Hoping NCL won’t make cuts to the quality of food and service to increase profits. Oceania you’ll have to convince your loyal customers with some exceptional offers to keep them!

  3. This is terrible news. We all know what happened when Carnival cannibalized some lovely cruise lines. Is there anyone left? Crystal? Booked on Riviera in November which is likely to be a sad farewell cruise.

  4. horrible horrible horrible…..good bye Oceania and more big happy hellos to Crystal…..tacky murals a la NCL sure to follow soon on our belove Oceania vessel.

  5. I feel let down. Like I just lost my favorite vacation spot. I’m booked on Riviera in August, 2015 and I will be cancelling and booking with Crystal as well. Such a shame but it’s all about the money.

  6. If I wanted to cruise with the Premium/Luxury arm of a mass market line I would have tried Azamara or Seabourn by now. Words like “synergies” and “cross-selling’ are getting me reaching for the Crystal, Silversea, Ponant and Hapag brochures…..

  7. Very worried as Oceania has a niche mark in the market place nothing to touch it.
    Just got back from a cruise on Riviera and re booked for March 2015 but now concerned that NCL will not keep the very high standard and attention to detail this ship has.
    No doubt NCL will have to get the monies paid out back somehow and just hope that they do not wreck a superb cruise line by trying to cut corners to save money.
    Lets hope common sense prevails with their chairman.

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