Oceania Cruises announced its 2015-2016 Winter Collection, revealing a lineup that features a variety of longer, destination-rich itineraries traveling to ports in South America, Asia, South Africa, the South Pacific and Caribbean. Of the 42 itineraries, 32 are voyages of two-weeks in length or longer, and 27 sail on unique itineraries never before offered by the upper-premium line. Sprinkled among the winter itineraries are 12 new exciting destinations not previously visited by Oceania Cruises ships, including Jeju, South Korea and Luderitz, Namibia.
The Winter Collection will stretch the Oceania Cruises fleet to all four corners of the globe, including two Amazon River voyages in South America, six transits of the Panama Canal, a roundtrip Cape Town sailing exploring the southern tip of Africa, and multiple overnight stays in dream destinations across Asia.
With three ships crisscrossing Asia, Australia and the South Pacific this winter, several of the new destinations for Oceania Cruises are located in this region of the world. The new ports of call include:
- Boracay Island, Philippines
- Cooktown, Australia
- Sanya, China
- Eden, Australia
- Gisborne, New Zealand
- Shimizu, Japan
- Jamestown, Saint Helena
- Jeju, South Korea
- Raroia, French Polynesia
- Sanya, China
- Shimizu, Japan
- Luderitz, Namibia
- Newcastle, Australia
With such an elaborate array of itineraries, the breakdown below outlines in more detail the regions and destinations where the five-ship Oceania Cruises fleet will sail in winter 2015-2016.
Regatta will bridge the Americas, spending time in North, South and Central America, while calling on some Caribbean ports along the way. Itineraries include two new cruises that explore the Amazon River and four voyages that traverse the Panama Canal. Sailings will visit Peru, Chile, Brazil, Costa Rica, Argentina and many more exotic locales before heading up to the Pacific Northwest for the ship’s summer season in Alaska.
Insignia will depart from Miami on Jan. 4, 2016, for an incredible Around the World in 180 Days voyage. This epic cruise is the latest in a series that represents the most comprehensive and port-intensive world exploration opportunity available in the cruise industry.
Nautica will call Asia and South Africa home for a series of eight unique itineraries, six of which are new routes for this region. The itinerary line-up includes a wealth of overnight stays in popular
destinations such as Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Long Bay, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Cape Town, Walvis Bay in Namibia, and many others. The schedule also includes an incredible 35-day voyage from Hong Kong to Istanbul that traverses the Suez Canal.
Marina opens the season with back-to-back South American voyages that will explore Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. The ship will then set sail for the South Pacific with seven unique itineraries exploring several popular ports in French Polynesia, Fuji, Samoa Islands, Australia and New Zealand.
Riviera will spend the winter months in the sunny Caribbean, with voyages ranging from seven to 14 days in length. The ship will split time between the eastern and western Caribbean and will offer a special 12-day holiday sailing that will visit St. Barts, Martinique, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada and Puerto Rico.