With 157 voyages to choose between, here's are the key selling points to tempt cruise clients with
For 2024-2025, leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line Oceania Cruises, is offering a new collection of 157 voyages spanning seven continents, called Tropics & Exotics. Itineraries range from seven to 200 days in length and visit 300 ports of call, including 14 new "off-the-beaten-path" ports. Here are the key selling points of the new Oceania Cruises Tropics & Exotics Collection.
1. Destination Immersion
With 30% to 50% more time in port than premium lines, the itineraries include 451 overnight stays across 123 voyages. Destination immersion is a key element of the 2024-2025 Tropics and Exotics Collection with a wide variety of voyages focused on singular destinations such as the Amazon, the coastal villages of Brazil, the Arabian Peninsula, Japan, and an epic circumnavigation of Australia.
2. 70 Grand Voyages
To entice cruise clients with time on their hands, there are 70 Grand Voyages, interconnected and longer in length, with options linking multiple distinct regions and region-specific journeys. The Grand Voyages include in-depth explorations of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea; the yacht harbours and tiny atolls of the South Pacific, and even an invigorating early-spring traverse of the North Pacific that combines Japan's verdant northern prefectures with the rugged Alaska outposts of Dutch Harbor, Kodiak and Whittier.
3. Caribbean, Mexico, Panama Canal and South America Highlights
With Caribbean, Mexico and Panama Canal voyages, travellers can explore new corners of the tropics with visits to refreshingly less-well-known islands such as Bonaire, Carriacou, Dominica and Guadeloupe. There are multiple adventures into the pristine landscapes of Patagonia, sailings along the Amazon River and voyages that explore the golden coasts of Brazil and Uruguay.
4. Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Highlights
Options abound for expansive Southeast Asia explorations and a number of fascinating Japan-focused journeys. Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific journeys reveal a blend of dynamic marquee cities as well as unsung treasures in delightfully off-the-beaten-track places such as the coast of Western Australia; Bluff, Gisborne and Timaru in New Zealand; and blissful islands in French Polynesia and Melanesia.
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5. New Ports of Call
There are 14 new ports of call, with Indonesia and Japan featuring two new stops apieve allowing for deeper immersion in the destinations. The countries and their new ports of call are:
Argentina: Camarones and Isla de los Estados
Canary Islands: Puerto del Rosario
Channel Islands: St Helier
Florida: Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Tristan da Cunha Fernandina Beach
Grenada: Hillsborough (Carriacou)
Indonesia: Kupang and Waingpu
Japan: Takamatsu and Hitachinaka
Sri Lanka: Hambantota
Vanuatu: Champagne Bay
6. About the Brand
With headquarters in Miami, Oceania Cruises is owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, making it part of a family of leading global cruise brands that includes Norwegian Cruise Line and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The line's seven small, luxurious ships carry a maximum of 1,238 guests and the brand promises the finest cuisine at sea and destination-rich itineraries that span the globe. The brand has a second 1,200-guest Allura Class ship on order for delivery in 2025.
Howard Sherman, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises, said: "This new collection of itineraries showcases iconic ports of call along with a wealth of opportunities to explore corners of the globe nearly untouched by tourism, and with seven brand-new or better-than-new ships, the journey will be just as rewarding as the destinations."
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