Oceania Cruises set a new benchmark for itself, achieving an all-time record number of bookings in a single-day on 3 March 2021 when its 2022/2023 Tropics & Exotics Collection went on sale to the public.
The collection of 127 itineraries ranges from 7 to 77 days across Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, the Caribbean, South America, and the South Pacific.
The top-selling destinations were Asia, Africa, and South America. The Caribbean and Australia/New Zealand also produced strong results. The single bestselling voyage of all was a 35-day circumnavigation of Australia over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
“The tremendous wave of bookings we saw on the day we opened our new 2022 and 2023 itineraries for sale underscores the extraordinary demand for long and exotic cruise vacations,”said Bob Binder, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises.
“Upscale travellers are eager to explore the world once more and are booking farther in advance to ensure their travel dreams are fulfilled,” Binder remarked.
This latest booking record comes only weeks after Oceania Cruises’ sold out its six-month-long world cruise on the first day it opened for sale to the public. The cruise line said travellers continue to drive robust demand for long, exotic cruise vacations with “Grand Voyages” ranging from several weeks to more than two months in length, accounting for almost one-third of the bookings taken on 3 March.
Oceania also witnessed “exceptionally strong demand” for its 2022 Europe and North America collection of voyages.
To satisfy demand from consumers and travel advisors who are booking farther in advance, the line will be opening 2023 Europe and North America voyages for sale in early September.