Oceania Cruises to resume scheduled sailings

Phased resumption of service begins with Marina in late August

Oceania Cruises will resume cruise operations following its voluntary COVID-19 cruise pause with the 1,250-guest Marina in August, beginning with sailings to Scandinavia and Western Europe.

Marina will resume her originally published voyage schedule, commencing on 29 August 2021 in Copenhagen.

Subsequent departures listed online suggest Marina will then offer a 12-day voyage from Stockholm to Amsterdam on 8 September, followed by a 14-day sailing from Amsterdam to Lisbon on 20 September. (Those two sailings can also be combined to form a 26-day journey).

“The entire Oceania Cruises team is excited to now shift our focus to safely restarting operations and ultimately welcoming back our guests to begin exploring the world once again,” said Bob Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Cruises.

Riviera in Istanbul

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Phased restart dates for Marina‘s fleet-mates and their itineraries are currently being evaluated for port availability and will be “adjusted as needed closer to the sailing dates,” Oceania said.

According to Oceania Cruises’ website, the departures of the cruise line’s other ships could potentially operate as follows:

  • Insignia – 10-day New York to Montreal, departing 1 October 2021
  • Regatta – 25-day Los Angeles to Tokyo, departing 2 October 2021
  • Sirena – 10-day London roundtrip, departing 5 October 2021
  • Nautica – 7-day Monte Carlo to Venice, departing 6 October 2021
  • Riviera – 12-day Barcelona to Istanbul, departing 6 October 2021

For its resumption of operation, Oceania Cruises will adopt a science-backed plan that protects its guests, crew and communities visited. The SailSAFE Health and Safety Program creates multiple layers of protection against COVID-19 and was developed with guidance from its team of public health and scientific experts including the Healthy Sail Panel and the SailSAFE Global Health and Wellness Council.

“At Oceania Cruises, we value health, well-being and safety above all else. Our guests, our crew, and, of course, the many amazing, dedicated people who work with us in the destinations we travel to are the very lifeblood of our business and we’ll do everything in our power to safeguard their health and safety,” Binder added.

Lead image: Marina at Kotor, Montenegro

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