Oceania Cruises, which is part of Prestige Cruise Holdings in Florida, says it has launched its 2012-13 winter collection of worldwide cruises from September 2012 to May 2013 on board its four mid-sized luxury cruise ships, the 1250 guest new cruise ship `Marina’, her sister ship `Riviera’ (launching April 2012), and the two 650 guest ships `Regatta’ and `Nautica’. The new collection features 22 new itineraries, 15 new ports of call and new Grand Voyages from 23 – 71 days as the four ships cruise in Asia, South America , Canada & New England, the Caribbean, Australia , New Zealand and the South Pacific.
For the first time the magnificent new ship Riviera will make inaugural journeys to the idyllic Caribbean islands for a winter season of Caribbean and Panama Canal cruises, starting with `Idyllic Isles’ (departing 29th November 2012, from £931pp). The ships 14 night `Island Holiday’ (departing 20th December 2012, from £2258pp) includes stops at Kingstown, St. Vincent, and Philipsburg, both new ports for Oceania Cruises. Riviera’s sister ship Marina will take guests to the South Pacific, to Australia and New Zealand, sailing to new ports that include the mysterious Easter Island for the first time and replacing the smaller ship, Regatta, on cruises `down under’. Her The 20-day `Ancient Legends’ voyage (departing 27the December 2012, from £2030pp) to Polynesia via South America will visit such outposts as Robinson Crusoe, Easter and Pitcairn islands and Fakarava in French Polynesia.
The 684-guest luxury ship Regatta returns to New England and Canada in September and October 2012, including a 14 night `Autumn Vistas’ cruise (19th October 2012, from £2234pp) before cruising to the Caribbean and South America where new port calls include Boston and Portland, Maine . Her sister ship Nautica returns to Africa and Asia, with a 17 day `Asian Treasures’ itinerary (4th February 2013, from £2969pp) sailing from Singapore to Hong Kong, followed by a 17 day `Empires and Dynasties’ cruise (21st February 2013, from £3007pp) from Hong Kong to Beijing .
Oceania Cruises’ Managing Director, UK and Europe , Bernard Carter said “We anticipate strong demand for these cruises. Oceania Cruises’ core values of comfort, service and cuisine have repeatedly won accolades for exceptional quality at exceptionally keen prices. This new collection is no exception and with 7 night cruises from £738 per guest (Regatta 27 Nov 12), we are rivaling the top cruise lines for quality while maintaining exceptional value for our clients”.
Oceania Cruises’ Winter 2012- 13 Collection – at a glance
· 15 new ports of call
· 22 new itineraries
. 21 new Grand Voyages from 23 to 71 days.
· A return for `Regatta’ to Canada and New England
· A return for `Nautica’ to Africa and Asia .
· Riviera’s North American debut with a winter season of Panama Canal and Caribbean cruises.
· Marina will replace Regatta on cruises Down Under; the repositioning cruise from South America to the South Pacific and will visit exotic destinations such as Easter Island, the Pitcairn Islands and Robinson Crusoe Island .
· In South America, Marina will operate a Rio to Valparaiso cruise as well as a Panama Canal cruise from Miami to Lima
· Regatta operates a 25-day Amazon cruise from New York , a new 7-day Caribbean cruise, a Panama Canal transit, and a 30-day cruise highlighting the best of South America before operating 12-day cruises.
· Marina which will operate a 16-day voyage from New York to Southampton via New England , Canada and Ireland .