Elegant ships with personalised service, relaxed voyages due to extended port calls and overnight stays in ports, as well as the “finest cuisine at sea” – these are the most iconic attributes that define Oceania Cruises.
The fleet of the American cruise company includes six mid-size cruise ships. Their R-class and O-class are designed to accommodate 684 and 1,250 passengers accordingly, so people who enjoy elegant and casual ambiance, as well as best-in-class service, are going to be happy with choosing Oceania Cruises. Due to a large degree of internationality, the language spoken on board is English. The cabins are designed to be spacious and bright and are equipped with fine cloth, custom furniture and original artworks. For every 3 passengers there are almost 2 crew members – which ensures the highest level of attentiveness and personalised service. Attention to detail is not just a phrase, it’s a philosophy. From flower decorations and finely draped towels on the pool deck chair to the many art objects on the wall, decorations and furnishings are always impeccable. Passengers can find art everywhere, for example, on the Marina that offers a small passage showing paintings by Miró. Bars and lounges provide many beautiful areas to linger. A highlight is Grand Bar, which has a stylish and elegant look thanks to its pink lighting.
Discover unique destinations
Thanks to their medium size the Oceania Cruises ships can call into smaller ports or sail through smaller rivers, you could even experience the Amazon on a 26-day cruise with the Marina. Voyages with Oceania Cruises take you to the most stunning places in the world. Ranging anywhere from 7 days up to 180 days for cruises around the world, adventurers can choose from a multitude of itineraries. Oceania Cruises brings its passengers to more than 450 different destinations worldwide – most of which include ports of call with extended and overnight stays. Thanks to those longer lay times, passengers can experience the destinations more intensely. This way there is more time for shore excursions and cultural adventures, whether pre-organised or spontaneously self-organised.
Our Cruise 1st experts recommend: “Look out for the fantastic OLife Choice deal. OLife Choice offers you more service and flexibility, because you have the free choice of excursions, one drink package or onboard credits on all cruises in all categories.”
Oceania Cruises does not only offer authentic cultural experiences, but also give you the possibility to unfold your creativity – whether that is artistic in creative workshops in the Artist Loft or when cooking in the Culinary Centre. Besides culinary classes, including the Culinary Discovery Tours at the most fascinating destinations, Oceania offers a culinary school at sea, where guests can get a hands-on experience and cook themselves.
“Better than new” – Modernisation of the Oceania fleet
Those who enter the sea in 2019 with Oceania Cruises, may not only look forward to an exclusive cruise experience, but also a refurbished ship. As part of the “OceaniaNEXT” program and based on passengers’ suggestions, Oceania Cruises modernises their fleet according to the principle “better than new”. First, the cruise ships of the R-class Regatta, Insignia, Sirena and Nautica will be upgraded. The Insignia then will be the first ship of the fleet that the shipping company reintroduces in December 2018. Following that, Oceania Cruises will introduce the new versions of the Sirena in May 2019, the Regatta in September 2019, and the Nautica in June 2020. Passengers can look forward to 342 new designer suites and cabins with new bathrooms, elegant furniture and technical upgrades, such as USB ports and the most recent TVs.
The details in restaurants, lounges and bars is also fascinating, with the Grand Dining Room consisting of chairs made from smooth leather. Furthermore, the restaurant “Horizons” has an even brighter and spacious feel with its 270-degree view. Another highlight is the Atrium, which is framed by the balustrades with crystal touches and enlightens the whole room with an eye-catching chandelier. New design objects complete & compliment the overall art experience.
The O-class ships Marina and Riviera will feature new owner suites as part of OceaniaNEXT, which are exclusively furnished with Ralph Lauren Home. Reflecting Ralph Lauren’s colour palette, the spacious suites shine in marine blue, white and cream. Thanks to windows as high as the ceiling, guests can experience an amazing ocean view. The new owner suites will premiere in April 2019 on board the Riviera and in May 2020 on board the Marina.
A dream come true for gourmets: the finest cuisine at sea
Culinary delight is very important to Oceania Cruises. Depending on the ship, passengers may choose between up to twelve gourmet restaurants. There is no need for seating reservations as they allow guests to eat when, where and with whom they prefer. The “finest cuisine at sea” is not just a motto, but a promise. The onboard restaurants offer a lot of variety, considering they are on mid-size ships. They offer everything one could want from the Asian Red Ginger restaurant and the Italian Toscana restaurant, where guests dine from Versace designed tableware to the restaurant Jacques, which is the first restaurant from famous master chef Jacques Pepin at sea. In this restaurant guests can enjoy finest creations in a French country house atmosphere. The cooks prepare all courses à la minute. Guests following a specific diet will find a remarkably huge offer of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. A juice and smoothie bar, an extensive cabin service menu and the cooking school at sea complete the culinary experience.
Relaxation at Canyon Ranch® Spa
Not only food and gourmet enthusiasts will love their cruise on any of the Oceania Cruises’ ships, but also everybody that seeks relaxation. The numerous wellness services are a great complement to the delicious food on board. The Canyon Ranch® spa did their job of maximising the space that a mid-size ship offers in an exceptional way. Due to the excellent work, you may make use of the whirlpools, sauna, steam bath, relaxation room, beauty salon, and the Spa Terrace with loads of space to relax.
New voyages with Oceania Cruises – The “2020 Europe & The Americas Collection”
The 2020 season will be the first time that Oceania Cruises goes to sea with all its modernised fleet. A total of 83 cruises are included in the shipping company’s “2020 Europe & The Americas Collection” program. All destinations in Europe and North America promise many fascinating impressions and experiences. All of Oceania Cruises’ 6 ships, will visit more than 400 ports combined on both continents. Ports of call in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Baltics, on the British Isles, as well as Alaska, Iceland, Greenland and the coasts of Canada can be visited. With increased time in port, Oceania Cruises ensures that guests have enough time to enjoy local culture and gastronomy extensively.
There are so many highlights in the “2020 Europe & The Americas Collection”. They include cruises on the Sirena, Riviera, and Nautica, which call at the ports of Haifa and Ashdod and make a visit to Jerusalem possible. Wine lovers, especially those who enjoy the Bordeaux, can choose from seven different cruises in Western European wine countries that all include one night in Bordeaux. Two new cruises with the Insignia take you either from New York to Reykjavik or from Reykjavik to Southampton. Finally, many different 7 to 14-day cruises with the Regatta promise amazing nature experiences in Alaska.