Dreaming of a getaway next summer? It’s not too soon to start planning. Seasoned cruisers typically book their voyages well in advance – on average, 8 months to one year beforehand. According to travel experts from Conde Nast Traveler, The New York Times and other travel publications, the benefits of planning vacations in advance far outweigh the pros of waiting until the last minute. Here are our top reasons why it’s best to book early with Oceania Cruises.
Oceania Cruises guest Brad B. from San Diego recently returned from a beautiful voyage aboard Marina that called on Mediterranean favorites such as Florence, Monte Carlo and Barcelona before ending in Lisbon. The journey featured all of the signature Oceania Cruises experiences – convivial gatherings with fellow travelers, warm personal service from world-class staff and of course, The Finest Cuisine at Sea™ at every meal. Below he shares his humorous re-adjustment to “real life” back in California.
Guests who sail with us time and again love to share their tips for making the most of an Oceania Cruises voyage. Here are the top five OLife Insider tips from our frequent guests.
Hailing from Carmel, California, Oceania Cruises guests Charles and Janice Rauch set sail on our magnificent 2017 Around the World voyage last Friday. The couple has been sailing with Oceania Cruises for a few years now, and Janice told us that she had been dreaming of sailing around the world since she was 20 years old. They love to dance and kicked off their cruise with mimosas and dancing to the rhythms of a four-piece jazz band at the Around the World cruise reception. We caught up with them later in the afternoon on the patio of Insignia to find out how they prepared for such a big travel adventure, which destinations they’re most excited about and much more.
Many of you may recognize the smiling face of Captain Luca Manzi. Hailing from the small village of Chiavari just outside of Portofino, he has been with Oceania Cruises since the beginning. We recently caught up with Captain Manzi on the bridge of Riviera to learn about his typical day on the job, his favorite dish at Toscana, what to try in Italy and more.