We have featured Oceania Cruises before – as an Experience of the Month – not long after they invited us to view one of their vessels in person.
Always wise to get a second opinion, so this guest blog tells it from a traveller's perspective ("It will take some beating!").
The company of choice for travellers seeking a truly refined and casually elegant cruise experience, Oceania Cruises provide five-star luxury across the fleet. Calling on more than 330 ports across seven continents, there's unrivalled choice.
Oceania Cruises combines the sophisticated elegance of a private hotel with the flexibility and adventure of sea travel. Exciting and exotic worldwide itineraries with extensive shore excursion choices and expert on board lecturers, fine dining in a wide choice of open-seating restaurants including speciality restaurants all at no additional charge, a private veranda in the majority of accommodations and butler service in suite accommodations blend to create an ambiance that is fast becoming the choice of the more discerning traveller.
With a fleet of six mid-sized vessels, they offers the chance to visit many of the world’s most exciting destinations whilst retaining a consistent on board environment of unstructured comfort and relaxation – likened by many clients to being akin to a ‘home away from home’
The 684 guest Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena and the 1,250 Marina and Riviera invite guests to explore the world in unparalleled comfort and style.
Sleek and elegantly charming, the Insignia's decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. She features four unique, open-seating restaurants, a world-class fitness centre and spa, eight lounges and bars, a casino and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas.
Marina blends sophistication with a contemporary flair. From the sparkling Lalique Grand Staircase to the stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, designer touches are everywhere, highlighting the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina personifies the Oceania Cruises experience. Designed for epicureans and travel connoisseurs, it offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening seminars, tastings, and gourmet food pairings. The Culinary Centre is the only hands-on cooking school at sea, featuring a range of enriching cooking classes by master chefs.
The Nautica has undergone a lavish transformation to create a virtually new ship. Nautica offers every luxury you may expect on board. She features four unique, open-seating restaurants, fitness centre and spa, eight lounges and bars, a casino and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, the majority with verandas.
Regatta is the flagship of the Oceania Cruises fleet. Her decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. She features four unique, open-seating restaurants, fitness centre and spa, eight lounges and bars, a casino and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms.
The Riviera was designed to be distinctive and special. Featuring magnificent decor and designer touches throughout the entire ship, Riviera showcases rich residential design and furnishings. While the impeccable level of personalized service and the country club casual ambiance remain the same, Riviera offers even more choices, as well as generous new amenities. Designed with the ultimate epicurean and travel connoisseur in mind, Riviera offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening seminars, tastings, and gourmet food pairings. Riviera also features The Culinary Center, the only hands-on cooking school at sea which features a range of cooking classes by master chefs.
After a $40 million refurbishment, Oceania Cruises’ newest addition, Sirena, offers even more ways to savour the finest cuisine at sea. Tuscan Steak, a brand new specialty restaurant, serves Italian favourites, succulent steaks and fresh seafood inspired by Toscana and Polo Grill. The Grand Dining Room offers a surprise transformation into Jacques Bistro during lunch, which serves classic French fare. Also featuring the beloved restaurant Red Ginger, Sirena invites you to enjoy bold Asian cuisine in a fresh new way.
Sample Itinerary – Los Angeles to Tahiti, Sirena departs 4 Jan 2017
Sample Itinerary – Sydney to Auckland, Sirena departs 9 Apr 2017
Oceania serves many other destinations. Please drop us a line, visit the shop or call 020 8989 9445.