Oceania Cruises is offering guests booking on select 2023 voyages a Free Land Program that represents a saving of up to US$4,600 per person.
Available on 15 featured sailings reaching Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and more, the latest promotion is valid until 8 January 2023. Guests are able to choose an immersive pre- or post-cruise add-on to coveted locations such as Cape Winelands, Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, the Blue Mountains, Nazca Lines and more.
“Each of our land programs delve deep into the rich history, culture, nature and architecture of these destinations,” said Howard Sherman, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises. “There are some places in the world we just can’t reach by ship, but are must-sees when cruising the region, so our immersive land programs are the best opportunity for guests to visit these remarkable places and do it for free.”
Each tour offering has limited capacity and is each subject to availability. Options available, as part of Oceania’s Free Land Tour Program, include:
Ancient Incas & Pristine Paracas
1 Night | Overland in Lima (Callao), Peru
View ancient Peruvian wonders by flying over the enormous drawings that the pre-Columbian Nazca people created in the desert and by meandering through the 15th-century ruins of the coastal community Tambo Colorado. The latter is notable for being the only example of an Incan settlement constructed entirely of adobe and compacted soil known as rammed earth. Wildlife is the draw of both the Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve, a desert landscape along the sea. Humboldt penguins, sea lions and bright-pink flamingos are commonly seen there.
The ‘Ancient Incas & Pristine Paracas’ program is available as an overland excursion aboard the Insignia‘s Pacific Panorama Cruise departing 15 January 2023, a 24-day voyage from San Francisco to Santiago De Chile.
Chilean Wonders & Wine
3 Nights | Post-Cruise in Santiago de Chile, Chile
Savour characteristic Chilean wines and drink in the country’s wondrous natural beauty. The foothills on the outskirts of Santiago contribute to an inland terroir that produces enviable wines, as a tasting at Viña Santa Rita confirms. With the towering Andes as a backdrop, the sky-high ski resort Portillo offers spectacular views. The watershed Battle of Chacabuco was fought nearby, leading to Chile’s independence. Colonial architecture clings to the steep hills of Valparaiso, a lovely seaport that earned a UNESCO World Heritage designation for its 19th-century urban landscape.
The ‘Chilean Wonders & Wine’ program is available as a post-cruise offering aboard Insignia‘s Pacific Panorama Cruise departing 15 January 2023, on the 24-day voyage from San Francisco to Santiago De Chile.
Winelands & Wildlife
3 Nights | Pre- or Post-Cruise in Cape Town, South Africa
Enjoy inspired wine tastings in the epicentre of the esteemed Cape Winelands, paired with opportunities to view animals synonymous with Africa. Dutch-influenced towns and country estates dot the fertile wine region, ensuring an experience that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate. Not far away lies Aquila, a private game reserve where you may spot the Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and Cape buffalo. Look for other species at the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve and penguins at Boulders Beach.
The ‘Winelands & Wildlife’ program is available as a pre-cruise or post-cruise offering aboard Insignia‘s Safaris & Global Gems Cruise, departing 5 April 2023, on the 21-day voyage, Cape Town to Dubai; and Atlantic Expedition Cruise departing 4 March 2023, a 32-day voyage from Rio De Janeiro to Cape Town. It is also offered as part of the program on board Nautica‘s South Africa Spotlight departing January 6, 2023, a 12-day voyage from Capetown to Capetown, and Indian Ocean Escapade Cruise departing 18 January 2023, on the 18-day voyage from Capetown to Mumbai.
3 Nights | Pre- or Post-Cruise in Singapore
Prepare to be captivated by the wonders of Singapore, a city-state that rapidly transitioned from a British trading post into an ultra-modern destination. Its multicultural past comes to life in the traditional temples and synagogues on Waterloo Street and in Chinatown’s bewitching maze of narrow roads. Cruising the Singapore River presents yet another perspective of the metropolis while sustainably powered Gardens by the Bay celebrates the bullish future. What better wrap-up than toasting the experience with a Singapore Sling in the legendary Raffles Hotel.
The ‘Explore Singapore’ program is available as a pre-cruise or post-cruise offering aboard Nautica‘s Fortunes Of The East Cruise departing 19 February 2023, on the 10-day voyage from Bangkok to Singapore, East Asia Enclaves Cruise departing 1 March 2023, aboard the 10-day voyage Singapore to Hong Kong, Highlights Of The East Cruise departing 22 April 2023, on the 18-day voyage Tokyo to Singapore. It is also offered as part of the Free Land Program on Insignia‘s Far East Legends departing 26 April 2023, on the 22-day voyage Dubai to Singapore and Southeast Asia Array Cruise departing 18 May 2023, on the 15-day voyage Singapore to Hong Kong.
Tribute to Tokyo
3 Nights | Pre- or Post-Cruise in Tokyo, Japan
Only icons can truly encapsulate a metropolis as big and bold as Tokyo, especially ones that represent the capital’s extraordinary diversity. For a historical perspective, the 7th-century Sensoji Temple and the Edo Tokyo Museum speak volumes. The Imperial Palace bridges the past and present, as samurai warriors lived in the castle that once stood where Japan’s imperial family now resides. The ultimate view of the city and Mt. Fuji in the distance is from atop Tokyo Tower, a symbol of Japan’s rebirth as an economic powerhouse.
The ‘Jewels of Hong Kong’ program is available as a pre-cruise or post-cruise offering aboard Nautica‘s Eastern Endeavor Cruise departing 11 March 2023, a 12 day voyage Hong Kong to Tokyo and Highlights Of The East Cruise departing 22 April 2023, an 18-day voyage Tokyo to Singapore. It is also offered as part of the Free Land Program on Insignia‘s Aleutian Bridgeway Cruise departing 20 June 2023, a 24-day voyage Tokyo to San Francisco, and Spiritual Shrines Cruise departing 2 June 2023, an 18-day voyage Hong Kong to Tokyo.
Glimpse of Arabia
3 Nights | Post-Cruise in Dubai, UAE
See the United Arab Emirates through landmarks that best express its richly layered history and audacious vision for the future. The Emirates’ cultural heritage is engagingly displayed within the waterfront Museum of Islamic Civilization in Sharjah, while the capital of Abu Dhabi showcases more modern attractions, including its Grand Mosque, which holds 40,000 worshipers. The Louvre Abu Dhabi reflects the country’s deep devotion to the arts. Still, the desert dominates most aspects of life, which is why a Bedouin-style dinner amid the sand dunes seems so appropriate.
The ‘Glimpse of Arabia’ program is available as a post-cruise offering aboard Insignia‘s Safaris & Global Gems Cruise, departing April 5, 2023, on the 21-day voyage, Cape Town to Dubai.
San Francisco & Sausalito
2 Nights | Post-Cruise in San Francisco, California
The San Francisco Bay Area flaunts its finest as you take in the most alluring attractions in the heart of downtown and in the artsy suburb of Sausalito. The destinations are so iconic that you can’t help but come away with a true picture of San Francisco. The world’s largest Chinatown outside of Asia. The hairpin turns of Lombard Street. Bustling Fisherman’s Wharf. The attractions simply don’t get more emblematic and they are nonstop. The laidback vibe of Sausalito adds the perfect counterpoint.
The ‘San Francisco & Sausalito’ program is available as a post-cruise offering aboard Insignia‘s Aleutian Bridgeway Cruise departing 20 June 2023, on the 24-day voyage from Tokyo to San Francisco.