Our Captains have sailed to the far corners of the globe, so we’re always curious about which destinations they love the most after experiencing so much of the world. We recently sat down with Captain Meinhardt Hansen, who is from Klaksvik, a small fisherman’s town in the Faroe Islands to learn more about him and discover his top destination.

Captain Hansen had always dreamed of joining the cruise industry, and after completing the Master’s exam at the Maritime Academy in Torshavn, he began a life at sea. He served as First Officer, and later Chief Officer and Staff Captain. Captain Hansen joined Oceania Cruises in 2011. Since then, he has been proud to be part of the Oceania Cruises family, serving as the Master of the ship. When he is not at sea, he spends his time in Spain and Florida, where he lives and enjoys sports of all kinds, especially CrossFit, tennis and soccer.


Captain Hansen’s destination turns our spotlight to vast and diverse South America, filled with exciting destinations to enjoy nature’s playground, fascinating cultural explorations and amazing cuisine.

Ushuaia, Argentina is always one of my favorites – it has gorgeous scenery and the best-tasting lamb anywhere in the world,” Captain Hansen said.

Captain Hansen looks forward to welcoming you back on board soon. Stay tuned for more of our captains’ top destinations in the coming weeks – the perfect travel inspiration to start planning your next voyage.

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