Their tag line says it all – Your World, Your Way. You know Oceania is the right fit if these words appeal to you: sophisticated traveler, lover of world-class cuisine, enjoy personal service, enriching travel, and destination oriented experiences. Oceania Cruises offers a five-star cruising product that is exquisite, casual elegance (how’s that for a description). When cruising with Oceania you have your choice of five vessels from their fleet representing two different sized ships. One group includes Regatta, Nautica, and Insignia. Each of these ships offers an intimate atmosphere with just 684 passengers and over 400 crew members. The other group of ships includes Marina and Riviera. These ships are a little larger with a guest capacity of 1,250, yet they still support their guests with a crew of 800.
Here are a few more highlights of Oceania Cruises:
- The cruise line was formed in 2002 by luxury cruise industry veterans.
- They are the world’s largest upper premium cruise line.
- They sail to more than 300 ports around the globe.
- On June 2, 2014 the one-millionth reservation was booked with Oceania (wow!)
- They sail to all parts of the world, including: Mediterranean, Greek Isles, South Pacific, Australia/New Zealand, Alaska, Canada/New England, Asia, Africa, South America, Caribbean, Panama Canal. (Or you can just visit all these on a Transoceanic voyage or a Grand Voyage)
Many who sail with Oceania Cruises will attest to it being one of the best value-for-money cruises. We were surprised to note that it is not a 100% all-inclusive line. They do offer beverage packages, unique internet packages (if you MUST stay in touch), and if you can fly from one of their gateway cities to your departure destination you may be able to take advantage of their Free Airfare Program. We like this latter program as it saves you the hassle of watching airfares and hoping you get the best deal. They have an incredible department to help handle these arrangements.
Because of the more upscale atmosphere, you should plan on a country club style dress code. And if you are a spa person, the onboard spas on Oceania are operated by Canyon Ranch. Oceania has some amazing brochures that are great to get your hands on and start planning a dream cruise. If you could cruise anywhere in the world on Oceania, what destination would you choose? Share in the comments below.