Thursday, March 5, 2015

Oceania Cruises to Expand Fleet & Explore New Destinations

For those of you planning ahead for next year’s cruise vacation with Oceania Cruises, the line has unveiled its summer and fall 2016 schedule. Included is the maiden voyage for Sirena, which enters service April 27, 2016. After undergoing an extensive bow-to-stern refurbishment, Sirena, the 684-passenger sister ship of Insignia, Regatta, and Nautica, will emerge with the same elegant style displayed throughout the Oceania Cruises fleet and feature popular amenities, such as specialty dining restaurants Toscana and Polo Grill, along with more recent additions to the fleet such as Baristas and the cook-to-order grill Terrace Café.

Sirena’s maiden voyage will be a 14-night cruise from Barcelona to Venice on April 27, 2016. The inaugural season features an entirely new lineup of 10- to 14-day voyages, blended with a mix of classic and new destinations throughout the Mediterranean, including two voyages venturing as far west as Seville and Lisbon. The ship will visit an impressive 11 new locales for Oceania Cruises, such as the famed beaches of Gaeta (Italy), pristine rainforest of Golfito (Costa Rica) and well-preserved provincial township of La Paz (Mexico).

The expanded six ship fleet provides Oceania Cruises even greater flexibility to create an unprecedented number of new itineraries for the upcoming season, offering a perfect fusion of classic and off-the-beaten-path ports. The new itineraries explore all corners of the world and will capture the imagination of even the most seasoned traveler. One thrilling new itinerary is a 17-night sailing aboard Marina from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso (Chile) traversing the southern tip of South America, while marveling at the magnificence of the Chilean Fjords.

The line has also introduced seven new Grand Voyages, ranging from a 90-night round-trip journey from Miami to a 40-night Vancouver to Montreal sailing. The 90-day Grand Voyage from Miami will explore destinations in North America, the magnificent fjords of Greenland, iconic locales in the Mediterranean, and exotic lands in Africa, including stops in less traveled ports La Goulette (Tunisia) and Algiers (Algeria). The 40-night Grand Voyage from Vancouver to Montreal will visit ports on both coasts of North America including stops in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia plus a fascinating Panama Canal crossing.

In total, Oceania Cruises’ 2016 summer and fall collection features 121 unique sailings, 90 new itineraries; 50 of which are extended journeys, and 20 intriguing ports not previously visited by the upscale line. With the summer and fall season alone, the six ships Oceania Cruises fleet will sail to more than 240 ports in over 70 different countries, including several overnight stays in some of the world’s most sought-after destinations. Visit Oceania Cruises for additional informaiton.

Image Courtesy of Oceania Cruises

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