Oceania Cruises unveils 2021 around-the-world cruise

44 seas and 44 countries

MS Insignia Penthouse Suite

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Oceania Cruises has revealed its latest world journey for savvy travellers aspiring to visit all four corners of the globe: the 2021 Around the World In 180 Days, aboard the better-than-new Insignia.

The Around the World In 180 Days voyage journeys more than 72,000 nautical kilometres across three oceans and 44 seas, while visiting 100 ports of call in 44 countries. Departing Miami on 9 January 2021 and culminating in New York City on 9 July 2021, the six-continent voyage offers an unparalleled opportunity to travel the world in style and comfort while enjoying the finest cuisine at sea.

MS Insignia penthouse view

“This is a landmark itinerary for Oceania Cruises. Guests sail the world with us to experience extensive and all-encompassing itineraries. This world cruise is particularly exciting: [with] six continents, three oceans and 44 countries, it’s an itinerary designed to appeal to the Kipling in all of us, matching our famous onboard luxury with personal and profound visits to the world’s most compelling destinations,” stated Bob Binder, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises.

From iconic cities and far-away villages to soaring mountains and island paradises, guests can explore all of the world’s greatest treasures during this classic westbound circumnavigation. Insignia offers pleasures to suit every palate, from 342 all-new suites and staterooms, to massages and signature treatments at the Canyon Ranch Spa, to creative workshops at the Artist Loft enrichment centre.

A dream itinerary

Commencing a timeless route, Insignia’s journey around the world is a study in diversity and presents a virtual kaleidoscope of destinations and experiences. From sultry Havana and the dreamlike South Pacific to the convergence of cultures in Asia and India and crossroads of history in Istanbul, these intriguing destinations are juxtaposed against the startling modernity of the Arabian Peninsula and the rugged glacial landscapes of Iceland and Greenland.

Highlights include:

  • Six continents
  • 100 ports
  • 125 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Three days in Yangon, Myanmar
  • Three days in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Additional overnight stays include Bora Bora, Cairns, Hong Kong, Saigon, Bangkok, Singapore, Mumbai, Dubai, Luxor, Jerusalem, Venice, Lisbon, Seville and Bordeaux
MS Insignia grand dining room

Exclusive shoreside events

The 2021 Around the World in 180 Days includes five exclusive and distinctive shoreside events for Around the World guests.

Istanbul’s centuries of history come to life during an evening in the ornate Binbirdirek Cristen. Guests will step back in time to the era of the Ottoman sultans while enjoying a traditional bazaar, local delicacies including Turkish coffee and mesmerising entertainment.

Just outside of Livorno, on the Ligurian coast, lies Alpemare Beach Resort, owned by Andrea Bocelli and family. Guests will enjoy a wine tasting and lunch amid glorious scenery. After lunch, the guests will retire to the family villa for a concert and performance by Andrea’s son, Matteo.

No visit to Dublin would be complete without a private performance by the exquisitely talented Riverdance troupe. The performance is held at the 18th-century Mansion House, which is not only the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin but has also played host to countless luminaries including Pope John Paul II, Queen Victoria, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco.

In Hilo, guests will be feted at the Makahimi Games at the Umauma Falls Nature Center. Here, Hawaii’s rich heritage will be on display as athletes compete in spirited spear-hurling competitions such as Ìo’ ihe, or an amusing match of strength and dexterity during a haka moa fight.

MS Insignia

In Brisbane, guests will delve into Indigenous Australians’ traditional way of life, courtesy of the Spirits of the Red Sand cultural experience. In addition, guests will feast on an elaborate traditional barbecue and be treated to a traditional Indigenous Australian performance.

This historic voyage also offers an array of optional Overland Tours ranging from one to three nights.

  • Magical Uluru: three nights.
  • Magnificent Macau: one night.
  • Hue, Da Nang, and Hoi An: two nights.
  • Angkor Wat: two nights.
  • Ancient Temples of Bagan: one night.
  • Taj Mahal – The Eternal Masterpiece: three nights.
  • Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal: three nights.
  • Luxor & The Pyramids: one night.
  • Traditional and Ancient Spain: one night.
A couple disembarking MS Insignia

A world of inclusions

Exceptional value has always been a hallmark of Oceania Cruises and the Around the World in 180 Days voyage offers an array of value-rich inclusions. All guests sailing 180 days from Miami or 164 days from Los Angeles will receive:

  • Choice of 70 free shore excursions, free beverage package or free US$7,000 shipboard credit
  • Free gratuities: a value of up to US$8,200
  • Free pre-cruise luxury hotel stay
  • Free luggage delivery
  • Free roundtrip transfers
  • Free onboard laundry services
  • Free internet
  • Free medical care

This is on top of Oceania Cruises’ standard included amenities:

  • Free dining at all specialty restaurants
  • Free and unlimited soft drinks, still and sparkling waters, cappuccinos, espressos, teas, and juices
  • Free shuttle service from ship to many city centres
  • Free Artist Loft workshops

To view the Around The World 2021 brochure, click here.

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