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OLIfe Advantage Early Booking programme extended to unprecedented number of sailings.

The 2016-17 Winter Collection revealed by Oceania Cruises today represents the most diverse and extensive array of itineraries offered by the line, due in part to the addition of Sirena, the newest ship in the fleet.  In late 2016 and early 2017, the Oceania Cruises fleet will criss-cross six continents with a series of destination-rich cruises in Asia, Africa and South America and a collection of unique Australian voyages aboard Sirena.  Oceania Cruises will also offer six sailings that traverse the Panama Canal.



The 2016-17 Winter Collection offers a total of 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.  Overnight and extended port stays allow for more in-depth exploration and easy-going touring on a variety of shore excursions that focus on culture, history, adventure and – of course – cuisine.

“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,” said Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer for Oceania Cruises.  “Our Winter Collection for 2016-17 includes a beautifully blended mix of must-see, bucket list travel destinations and undiscovered jewels only accessible by our fleet of intimate and luxurious ships.”

Oceania Cruises’ early booking incentives programme, OLife Advantage, has been extended to include all 2016-17 Winter Collection sailings.  Guests who book before 31st December 2015 are eligible for numerous complimentary amenities, including complimentary House Select Beverage Package, unlimited Internet and pre-paid gratuities.

The 2016-17 Winter Collection itineraries include visits to 19 ports of call that are new to Oceania Cruises including:

·         Alotau, Papua New Guinea
·         Arica, Chile
·         Broome, Australia
·         Burnie (Tasmania), Australia
·         Catalina Island, California
·         Ensenada, Mexico
·         Esperance, Australia
·         Exmouth, Australia
·         Golfito, Costa Rica
·         Harvest Caye, Belize
·         La Paz, Mexico
·         Manzanillo, Mexico
·         Nelson, New Zealand
·         Sept-Iles, Quebec
·         Perth (Fremantle), Australia
·         Portland, Australia
·         Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
·         Punta Cana, Dominican Rep.
·         Penneshaw (Kangaroo Island), Australia

Oceania Cruises’ distinctive itineraries appeal to the travel desires of the most sophisticated world travellers and epitomise the brand’s “Your World. Your Way.” tagline.  Some highlights of the 2016-17 Winter Collection include:


For its first set of winter cruises, the new Sirena is slated for 14 remarkable 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 iconic Panama Canal.  Others ply the sky-blue waters of the Caribbean to dreamy destinations in Mexico and Central America, as well as transoceanic journeys to Hawaii, romantic South Pacific islands, and extensive voyages throughout Australia.


The Americas are the focus of Regatta’s voyages, including the aptly named, 22-day Patagonian Odyssey.  From Buenos Aires, the journey traverses through the Strait of Magellan and the Chilean fjords, winding around Cape Horn en route to Lima whilst 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 breathtaking 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 the effervescent haven of  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the sea-wall surrounded Malé, the winsome 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 exciting excursions in the Caribbean and off the west coast of Africa.


Most of Riviera’s 7- to 14-day voyages explore the sunny Caribbean, including the relaxing round-trip Islands in the Sun cruise from Miami that calls on some of the most breathtakingly beautiful and restful ports at sea, from the serenity of Grand Turk to the popular Dominican Republic destination of Punta Cana. A 7 night Caribbean sailing on board Riviera costs from €1039pp, including all meals on board, complimentary soft drinks and bottled water.

Information source: Oceania Cruises

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