Oceania Cruises 2023 Around the World in 180 Days voyage has sold out within one day of opening for sale to the general public.
The six-month cruise on Insignia, operating roundtrip from San Francisco on 15 January 2023, was completely sold out on 28 January 2021.
“The response to our epic 2023 around the world voyage clearly illustrates the enthusiasm that experienced travellers have for immersive and memorable travel experiences,” said Bob Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Cruises.
“Despite the challenges the world faces today, travellers are clearly bullish on the future and are embracing these new opportunities to travel the world and create lifelong memories.”
Oceania said that while world cruises typically attract legions of loyal repeat guests, Oceania Cruises’ 2023 world cruise saw more than one-third of all bookings come from first-time, new-to-brand guests.
“This furthers a booking trend the brand has seen steadily emerging during the past year with some booking periods and promotions recording new-to-brand booking levels of close to 50%. Additionally, a full 20% of world cruise guests opted to extend their voyage up to a total of 218 days,” the cruise line said.
“The quick uptake from our loyal repeat guests and new first-time guests alike underscores the tremendous pent-up demand for immersive, destination-focused cruises and the strong allure of our acclaimed small-ship experience that features the finest cuisine at sea and an unmatched reputation for service from our warm and welcoming staff,” added Binder.
Oceania’s 2023 Around the World in 180 Days voyage visits 96 ports in 33 countries across four continents. It also includes three full days cruising in Antarctica and affords guests access to more than 60 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The line has seen exceptionally strong demand for its 2022 Europe and North America collection of voyages with bookings on longer, grand voyages that span multiple weeks or months going from strength to strength.
In response to the ongoing demand for guests booking further out, Oceania will be opening its full 2022/23 Northern winter collection of itineraries next month and will open the Northern spring, summer and autumn 2023 Europe and North America voyages in September.