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Upmarket Oceania announces winter cruises for 2016-17

Arica, Chile; Broome, Australia; Harvest Caye, Belize; Nelson, New Zealand; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. These exotic destinations are among the new ports of call that Oceania Cruises’ ships will explore during the winter 2016-17 season. The upper premium cruise line will offer 89 sailings that range from seven to 180 days in length, with 60 new itineraries and 19 new ports of call.

“From the remote beauty of seaside villages in Papua New Guinea to enticing South American rain forests, the 2016-17 Winter Collection offers a refreshing mix of popular destinations, enchanting boutique ports and off-the-beaten-path gems unmatched by any other line,” declares Oceania. Overnight and extended port stays allow for more in-depth exploration and easygoing touring on a variety of shore excursions that focus on culture, history, adventure and cuisine.

The winter collection includes Oceania’s newest ship, the Sirena, which the cruise line will acquire from Princess Cruises next spring. Sirena will undergo a major refurbishment before joining the Oceania fleet in March.

“The addition of Sirena gives us greater flexibility when it comes to itinerary planning, allowing us to explore more destinations and offer a greater variety of cruise options,” says Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer for Oceania Cruises.

Oceania Cruises’ early booking incentives program, OLife Advantage, has been extended to include all 2016-17 Winter Collection sailings. Guests who book before Dec. 31, 2015 are eligible for numerous free amenities, including shore excursions, unlimited Internet and pre-paid gratuities.

Here’s the itinerary line-up, by ship:

For its first set of winter cruises, the new Sirena is slated for 14 journeys through the Caribbean and Pacific regions. A Christmas-time cruise, Pacific Holidays is a sun-drenched 16-day voyage from Miami to Los Angeles that traverses the Panama Canal. Others ply the waters of the Caribbean to destinations in Mexico and Central America, as well as transoceanic journeys to Hawaii, South Pacific islands, and extensive voyages throughout Australia.

The Americas are the focus of Regatta’s voyages, including the 22-day Patagonian Odyssey. From Buenos Aires, the journey traverses through the Strait of Magellan and the Chilean fjords, winding around Cape Horn in route to Lima while making 11 stops in some of South America’s most engaging destinations. Plus, all-new Caribbean sailings venture through the Panama Canal and explore Mexico’s Copper Canyon.

In January 2017, Insignia will depart Miami on the longest and most comprehensive world exploration in the industry – Around the World in 180 Days. Circumnavigating the globe and covering more than 45,000 nautical miles, this unmatched adventure delivers guests to 98 ports in 36 countries on six continents. Guests also have the option to choose from eight individual segments of the voyage.

Journeys through Asia and Africa comprise Nautica’s eight itineraries, four of which are new. Among them are the 30-day Cape Town to Singapore journey through the Indian Ocean – Safaris, Temples & Jewels – which unveils the hidden treasures of 15 ports, including Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the sea-wall surrounded Malé, the capital of the Maldives.

Three South American voyages and several throughout the Caribbean highlight the adventures offered on Marina. Also, a 21-day transoceanic voyage – Passage to Discovery – touches on destinations both familiar and unexpected, journeying from Miami to Lisbon with excursions in the Caribbean and off the west coast of Africa.

Most of Riviera’s seven- to 14-day voyages explore the sunny Caribbean, including the roundtrip Islands in the Sun cruise from Miami that calls at Grand Turk and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic destination of Punta Cana.


Oct 8, 2015

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