Oceania Cruises Adds ‘Around the World in 180 Days’ Voyage for 2016 Sailing to 5 Continents, 45 Countries and 57 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
MIAMI (July 17, 2014) – Oceania Cruises announced an additional 180-day journey aboard the newly refurbished Insignia, scheduled to depart on January 4, 2016. Encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive response by guests to the first two 180-day cruises offered by Oceania Cruises, this newest voyage is the latest in a series that represents the longest and most comprehensive world exploration itineraries available in the cruise industry. Reservations open for the new Around the World in 180 Days itinerary on July 30, 2014.
“Oceania Cruises provides guests with the opportunity to explore the world on their terms by offering an incredible array of diverse itineraries and unique destinations,” said Kunal S. Kamlani, president of Oceania Cruises. “The Around the World in 180 Days itinerary is a dream come true for those looking to traverse the globe in comfort and style. Not only do we offer the most destinations, but we also have the added luxury of time, providing our guests with longer port days and more overnight stays to fully appreciate the breadth and diversity of art, architecture and cuisine found around the world.”
Embarking from Miami on January 4, 2016, Insignia will set sail for the Caribbean before continuing on a southern course to South America where the ship will visit ports in Trinidad and Tobago, French Guiana and Brazil. The ship then heads to Africa where guests will enjoy some of the most incredible scenery the world has to offer in countries such as Angola, Namibia, South Africa and Mozambique. After traveling around the African continent, Insignia sails for Asia where guests will enjoy two-night stays in Rangoon, Burma (Yangon, Myanmar), and Shanghai, China, as well as visits to a myriad of exotic and alluring locales. Insignia then heads to the South Pacific for a number of stops, including Oceania Cruises’ first call on the Australian port of Cooktown, serving as a gateway for the Great Barrier Reef and the Aboriginal community of Hopevale. After sailing through the azure Hawaiian waters, Insignia stops in Los Angeles before heading down the west coast, through the Panama Canal and completing the journey in Miami on July 1.
As the leader in destination-rich itineraries, Oceania Cruises designed the Around the World in 180 Days voyage with 14 overnight stays and visit a total of 92 ports of call. The full list of overnights includes:
- Cape Town, South Africa – February 9-10
- Rangoon, Burma (Yangon, Myanmar) – March 8-10 (Two nights)
- Singapore, Singapore – March 14-15
- Bangkok, Thailand – March 18-19
- Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam – March 22-23
- Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam – March 25-26
- Hong Kong, China – March 28-29
- Xiamen, China – March 30-31
- Shanghai, China – April 2-4 (Two nights)
- Beijing (Tianjin), China – April 6-7
- Bali (Benoa), Indonesia – April 26-27
- Sydney, Australia – May 9-10
Bookings for the Around the World in 180 Days cruise open at 8:30 a.m. EST on July 30, 2014, and guests reserving their suite or stateroom by Oct. 31, 2014, will receive 2 for 1 cruise fares, free First Class roundtrip airfare from major U.S. and Canadian gateways and early booking savings of up to 71%. In addition, guests will receive the Exclusive Prestige Package, which includes:
- Free pre-paid gratuities – a value up to $8,300
- Free onboard medical services
- Free unlimited Internet
- Free laundry services
- Free exclusive shoreside events
- Free visa package
- Free luggage delivery for up to two bags 50 lbs. or less
- Free one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay
- Free roundtrip transfers from pre-cruise hotel or 50-mile radius of PortMiami
For more information visit OceaniaCruises.com, call 855-OCEANIA or contact a professional travel agent.
About Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises® offers the finest cuisine at sea, elegant accommodations and exceptional personalized service, all for an extraordinary value. Known for its unique and destination-rich itineraries that appeal to the seasoned traveler, Oceania Cruises calls on more than 330 ports across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Asia, Africa and the Americas aboard five award-winning mid-size ships: the 684-guest Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, and the 1,250-guest Marina and Riviera.
About Prestige Cruise Holdings
Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH) is the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. PCH manages select assets in Apollo Management’s cruise investment portfolio and is led by Chairman & CEO Frank J. Del Rio and President & COO Kunal S. Kamlani. PCH is the market leader in the upper-premium and luxury segments of the cruise industry with over 6,400 berths between the Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands.
SOURCE: Oceania Cruises