Oceania Cruises introduces new 2018 voyages
Oceania Cruises has announced the new 2018 Europe & The Americas Collection, an array of voyages across the Mediterranean, Baltic and Northern Europe, Alaska, Canada and New England and the Caribbean. Featuring the most alluring and sought-after destinations in these regions, guests will enjoy immersive destination experiences and overnight port stays, fine cuisine, sumptuous accommodations, and the warm and anticipatory service that Oceania Cruises is famous for.
“The 2018 Europe & The Americas Collection is not only diverse, it offers an astounding depth and breadth of exploration and immersion opportunities. From peerless culinary experiences to being up close and personal with fabled cultures, these voyages offer discerning travellers new ways to explore the world,” stated Bob Binder, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises.
“Offering more than 100 voyages and 85 unique itineraries, 71 of which are brand-new, each of the itineraries has been crafted to offer the perfect blend of culinary, historical and cultural immersion. Calling on 218 destinations across four continents, the Europe and Americas voyages spend close to 90 per cent of their time in port and more than 60 voyages feature overnight, or double-overnight port stays, with the opportunity to combine sailings and save,” said Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Asia Pacific, Steve Odell.
Voyages for the travel connoisseur
With the introduction of 71 brand new itineraries, travellers will find a wide array of “trophy voyages” that visit new and unusual ports of call or focus on exploring a particular region or country. “In addition to the wide array of Mediterranean and Northern European voyages to the must-see metropolitan regions, intrepid travellers will find a wide variety of new voyages that go off the beaten path or explore entire regions,” added Binder.
European Grand Tour aboard the Sirena during an epic 85-day exploration of Europe. Sailing roundtrip from Miami, guests can discover virtually all of Europe without flying across the Atlantic. Visiting 48 ports in 15 countries on four different continents, the voyage features overnights in Florence/Pisa, Jerusalem, Venice and St. George. Departs 23 June 2018.
Vikings & Royals showcases the best of the British Isles with the pathways of the intrepid Vikings. Scotland, Wales, the emerald isle of Ireland and the fabled Faroe Islands are featured along with the exotic northern lands of Iceland and Greenland. An overnight in dazzling Reykjavik is the centrepiece of this 20-day voyage aboard Nautica. Sails from London on 30 July 2018.
Glorious Greece awaits during one of the most in-depth explorations of this storied land but doesn’t reveal the true extent of the voyage. In addition to Athens, Rhodes, Santorini, Katakalon and Heraklion, this voyage features some of Greece’s best kept secrets: Patmos and Gythion. Venturing slightly farther afield than the norm, this voyage features the added allure of Valletta and Taormina, centrepieces of the Roman Empire. This 10-day voyage aboard Riviera sails from Athens on 14 October 2018
New ports of call: Acajutla, El Salvador; Calvi (Corsica), France; Galway, Ireland; Glengarriff, Ireland; Huelva, Spain; Roses, Spain; Santiago de Compostela (Vilagarcia), Spain.
2018 Europe & The Americas Collection Highlights
Regatta spends the summer season exploring the picturesque ports of Alaska with a series of quintessential seven to 11-day itineraries, featuring eight round-trip Seattle and two round-trip Vancouver journeys. She continues her season with an 11-day sailing from Vancouver to San Francisco exploring the Pacific Northwest that includes calls on Victoria, British Columbia and Astoria, Oregon. Regatta winds down her season with an 18-day Caribbean journey visiting the new port, Acajutla, El Salvador along with stops in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia and finally with a 16-day, Passage to Panama cruise from Miami through the Panama Canal ending in Los Angeles .
New ports: Acajutla, El Salvador.
Insignia begins the season in the sunshine of the Caribbean before discovering cosmopolitan and boutique ports of call throughout New England with a series of six 10-day round-trip New York voyages, featuring an overnight in St. George, Bermuda. She continues with an array of 10-day cruises that extend into Canada, journeying along the St. Lawrence River. Insignia closes the season exploring the Eastern Seaboard with a 16-day Montreal to Miami voyage.
Nautica opens the season with two British Isles voyages including a 10-day round-trip Dublin sojourn featuring two new ports in Ireland, Galway and Glengarriff. Next she sails further north for a 20-day exploration of Norway and Russia, including calls on the North Cape and Solovetsky Islands. Her season continues with four 12- to 20-day voyages in the Baltic and northern Europe before returning to the British Isles for a 12-day roundtrip London sailing. Nautica then heads south to close the season with five Mediterranean voyages navigating the Adriatic, Aegean, Greek Isles and French Riviera.
New ports: Galway, Ireland; Glengarriff, Ireland; Santiago de Compostela (Vilagarcia), Spain.
Sirena opens and closes the season with a series of 10- to 11-day sailings focussing on Bermuda, and the Caribbean. Sirena spends the heart of the season in the Mediterranean with an epic 85-day voyage around Europe which may be segmented into five diverse 10- to 12-day sailings highlighting the Iberian Peninsula, the French and Italian Rivieras, the Adriatic and the Greek Isles. Sirena’s final voyage of the season is a 25-day exploration of the Amazon River and Southern Caribbean.
Marina begins the season travelling the Baltic, Scandinavia and northern Europe regions with a variety of voyages ranging from seven to 14 days, five of them featuring two overnights in beautiful St. Petersburg. The highlights of her journey include expeditions deep into Norway to see fjords and the awe-inspiring Northern Lights. After her northern season, the ship heads south exploring Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. The season concludes by traversing the Mediterranean to Lisbon before crossing the Atlantic.
Riviera begins her summer season with a roundtrip 12-day Barcelona voyage visiting the Canary Islands. She continues with an array of seven- to 12-day voyages complementing her season throughout the Mediterranean and Greek Isles. A series of seven-day unique getaways visit an assortment of boutique ports and chic destinations throughout Italy, France and Spain before arriving in Athens for a journey highlighting the very best of Greece. In the heart of the summer, she heads west touching upon Spain and Portugal while visiting two new ports in Spain, Huelva and Roses. Riviera ends the season with a 14-day exploration of Spain and the Canary Islands.
New ports: Calvi (Corsica) France; Huelva, Spain; Roses, Spain.
Exclusive offers for Australian cruise passengers include:
- 50 per cent off deposits (valid until 31 December 2016)
- $250 shipboard credit on select 2018 European voyages (valid until 31 March 2017)
- OLife Choice (valid until 31 March 2017
- Free Internet per stateroom, plus your choice of one of the following:
- Free shore excursions
- Free shipboard credit
- Free beverage package