Oceania Cruises announced its 2014-2015 Winter Collection, the largest winter
launch in the company’s history. As Blogger-at-Large for Oceania Cruises, this is
one of my favorite times of year as the future becomes full of new opportunities
to see the world! And on Insignia’s Around the World in 180 Days voyage, you
can, quite literally, sail around the entire world.
new ports in Asia, Africa and the Americas, Oceania Cruises’ five ships—Riviera,
Marina, Nautica, Insignia and Regatta—will visit
five continents. The launch features a record-breaking 86 voyages, 44 of which
are new itineraries, plus 19 all-new Grand Voyages ranging from 24 to 71 days
and 15 Around the World itinerary combinations as part of Insignia’s epic Around the World
in 180 Days cruise.
always, luxury meets value with Oceania Cruises, and all 2014-2015 Winter
Collection voyages feature two-for-one cruise fares and free airfare. Guests who book a veranda or higher
category by December 31, 2013, will enjoy the added value of free pre-paid gratuities,
free unlimited Internet and early booking savings of up to $5,000.
Riviera in the Caribbean
Riviera offers 12 itineraries exploring the lovely islands of the
Caribbean. Relax on one of my favorite beaches, Cane Garden Bay on Tortola, or
take a shore excursion from Tortola to Virgin Gorda and the famous Baths during
the new 10-day cruise, Heart of the
Marina in Paradise
Marina begins the season in Rio de Janeiro with two South American
voyages before heading to the South Pacific and Australia. Quickly making it onto
my wish list for 2015 is the new 10-day cruise Picturesque Polynesia, which leisurely explores the Polynesian
islands, including an overnight in Papeete, two overnights in Bora Bora and
calls on other idyllic isles such as Moorea and Huahine.
Nautica from Africa to Asia
to Africa and Asia with eight itineraries ranging from 15 to 35 days, stopping
in ports from Cape Town to Beijing and Dubai to Tokyo and featuring two new
ports in South Africa: Mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth. One of the best things
about visiting Africa and Asia onboard Nautica
is the abundance of overnight stays. You’ll especially appreciate the extra
time when exploring the grand metropolises of Asia and savoring spectacular
views like the Hong Kong skyline at night.
The Panama Canal & South America on
Regatta spends the season exploring the Caribbean and South America
with several cruises through the Panama Canal. If you have never sailed across
the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal, this is the perfect
opportunity to check this astounding experience off your bucket list.
Around the World with Insignia
After a Caribbean and an Amazon cruise, Insignia departs on Oceania Cruises’ first-ever Around
the World in 180 Days cruise. This extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime voyage sails
round-trip from Miami and circumnavigates the globe, visiting five continents,
44 countries and 89 ports of call.
Around the World itinerary combinations, ranging from 34 to
128 days, will open for bookings with the 2014-2015 Winter Collection launch,
offering a unique array of exotic ports in the Americas, Africa, Asia,
Australia and the South Pacific.
Guests booking these combinations will receive complimentary amenities
from the Exclusive Prestige Package. Depending on the length of the voyage
reserved, amenities include a one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay, access
to exclusive shoreside events, a comprehensive visa package, laundry service,
luggage delivery, round-trip transfers, Internet service and pre-paid
All New Grand Voyages
in the unveiling of the 2014-2015 Winter Collection are 19 new Grand Voyages that
blend multiple itineraries for in-depth exploration. These voyages feature
two-for-one cruise fares and free airfare as well as Exclusive Prestige Package
amenities, depending on the length of the voyage reserved. For bookings made by
December 31, 2013, these voyages also offer free pre-paid gratuities and free
unlimited Internet for all suite and stateroom categories.