Oceania Cruises has announced a second 180-day journey on the newly refurbished mid-sized luxury cruise ship Insignia for the 2015 season. Given the overwhelming response received on Oceania Cruises’ first-ever 180-day around-the-world cruise which was unveiled this past July, the 684-guest ship will embark on a 180-Day World Odyssey sailing round-trip from Miami July 8, 2015. Reservations for the second 180-day voyage open on December 4th 2013.

World Odyssey on board luxury cruise ship Insignia / Photo © Oceania Cruises

World Odyssey on board luxury cruise ship Insignia / Photo © Oceania Cruises

“The first 180-day voyage introduced this past summer sold out in less than eight hours, leaving legions of our guests asking for an another epic journey,” shares Kunal S. Kamlani, President of Oceania Cruises. “Unlike conventional world cruises that commence in winter, the 180-Day World Odyssey starts in July, allowing us to create and deliver the most unique global-cruise itinerary ever offered.”

Embarking at the height of summer, Insignia will sail north to Canada and New England and then cross the Atlantic to majestic Greenland and Iceland. She will visit some of the most alluring ports in the Mediterranean before staying for multiple days in magnificent Asian cities including Mumbai, Rangoon, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Guests will explore Africa from Kenya to Cape Town and the continent’s western shores before concluding the voyage with a holiday season of island-hopping in the azure waters of the Caribbean.

To enrich the already immersive destination experience, guests will enjoy a diverse array of included, exclusive shore side events throughout the voyage:

· An exquisite wine tasting and dinner at the Médoc estate Château Giscours in Bordeaux, France

· A night of glamour in Abu Dhabi at the seven-star Emirate Palace rising above the Arabian Desert

· A visit to the “immortal city” of Amarapura, home to the Mahagandayon Monastery and Mandalay, the last royal capital of the Myanmar Empire

· A day of exploring the ancient temples of Bagan in Myanmar

· An evening at the world-famous Jim Thompson House in Bangkok

· An open-air dinner at Swakop River Canyon outside Namibia’s Walvis Bay

As the leader in destination-rich itineraries, Oceania Cruises’ 180-Day World Odyssey features 14 overnight stays and visits a total of 100 ports of call.

The full list of overnights includes:

· New York City, USA – July 12-13

· Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel – September 6-7

· Abu Dhabi, UAE – September 18-19

· Mumbai, India – September 24-25

· Rangoon, Burma (Yangon, Myanmar) – October 4-5

· Singapore, Singapore – October 10-11

· Bangkok, Thailand – October 15-16

· Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam – October 18-19

· Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam – October 22-23

· Hong Kong, China – October 25-26

· Mahé, Seychelles – November 12-14

· Cape Town, South Africa – November 30-December 1

· Walvis Bay, Namibia – December 4-5

Bookings for the 180-Day World Odyssey cruise open on December 4, 2013, and guests reserving their suite or stateroom by March 31, 2014 will receive:

· Free FIRST CLASS round-trip airfare

· Free onboard medical service

· Free pre-paid gratuities

· Free visa package including entry visas for 11 countries

· Free unlimited Internet and laundry service

· Free round-trip transfers

· Free luggage delivery service

Guests must book by March 31, 2014, to receive the early booking fare offer.

Information source: Oceania Cruises

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