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Oceania Cruises’ 2018 Europe & Americas Collection features 71 new itineraries

Oceania Cruises 2018 Europe & The Americas Collection reveals a broad array of voyages across the Mediterranean, Baltic & Northern Europe, Alaska, Canada & New England and the Caribbean, described by the company's president as "astounding".

Featuring some of the most alluring and sought-after destinations in these regions, guests will enjoy immersive destination experiences and overnight port stays, fine cuisine, sumptuous accommodation, and warm a service that Oceania Cruises is renowned for.

Sirena of Oceania Cruises
Sirena was the most recent addition to the Oceania fleet in April 2016

“The 2018 Europe & The Americas Collection offers an astounding depth and breadth of exploration and immersion opportunities,” says Oceania’s president and CEO Bob Binder. “From peerless culinary experiences to being up close and personal with fabled cultures, these voyages offer discerning travellers new ways to explore the world.”

Offering more than 100 voyages and 85 unique itineraries, 71 of which are brand-new, each of the itineraries has been crafted to offer the perfect blend of culinary, historical and cultural immersion. Calling on 218 destinations across four continents, the Europe and Americas voyages spend close to 90 per cent of their time in port and more than 60 voyages feature overnight or double-overnight port stays.

Voyages for the travel connoisseur

With the introduction of 71 brand new itineraries, travellers will find a wide array of “trophy voyages” that visit new and unusual ports of call or focus on exploring a particular region or country. “In addition to the wide array of Mediterranean and northern European voyages to the must-see metropolitan regions, intrepid travellers will find a wide variety of new voyages that go off the beaten path or explore entire regions,” Bob Binder adds.

European Grand Tour aboard the Sirena is an epic 85-day exploration of Europe. Sailing roundtrip from Miami, guests can discover virtually all of Europe without flying across the Atlantic. Visiting 48 ports in 15 countries on four different continents, the voyage features overnights in Florence/Pisa, Jerusalem, Venice and St George. Departs 23 June 2018.

Vikings & Royals showcases the best of the British Isles with the pathways of the intrepid Vikings. Scotland, Wales, the Emerald Isle of Ireland and the fabled Faroe Islands are featured along with the exotic northern lands of Iceland and Greenland. An overnight in dazzling Reykjavik is the centrepiece of this 20-day voyage aboard Nautica. Sails from London on 30 July 2018.

Glorious Greece awaits during one of the most in-depth explorations of this storied land. In addition to Athens, Rhodes, Santorini, Katakalon, and Heraklion, this voyage features some of Greece’s best kept secrets; Patmos and Gythion. Venturing slightly farther afield than the norm, this voyage also features Valletta and Taormina, centrepieces of the Roman Empire. This 10-day voyage aboard Riviera sails from Athens on 14 October 2018
New Ports of Call: Acajutla, El Salvador | Calvi (Corsica), France | Galway, Ireland |Glengarriff, Ireland | Huelva, Spain | Roses, Spain | Santiago de Compostela (Vilagarcia), Spain.

2018 Europe & The Americas Collection highlights

Regatta
Regatta spends the summer season exploring the majestic beauty and picturesque ports of Alaska with a series of quintessential seven- to 11-day itineraries, featuring eight round-trip Seattle and two round-trip Vancouver journeys. She continues her season with an 11-day sailing from Vancouver to San Francisco exploring the Pacific Northwest that includes calls on Victoria, British Columbia and Astoria, Oregon.
Regatta winds down her season with an 18-day Caribbean journey visiting the new port, Acajutla, El Salvador along with stops in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia and finally with a 16-day, Passage to Panama cruise from Miami through the Panama Canal ending in Los Angeles.
New Ports: Acajutla, El Salvador

Insignia
Insignia or Oceania Cruises
Insignia will be offering a series of six 10-day cruises throughout New England

Insignia begins the season in the warmth of the Caribbean before discovering cosmopolitan and boutique ports of call throughout New England with a series of six 10-day round-trip New York voyages, featuring an overnight in St George, Bermuda. She continues with an array of 10-day cruises that extend into Canada, journeying along the St. Lawrence River. Insignia closes the season exploring the Eastern Seaboard with a 16-day Montreal to Miami voyage.

Nautica
Nautica opens the season with two British Isles voyages including a 10-day round-trip Dublin sojourn featuring two new ports in Ireland, Galway and Glengarriff.  Next she sails further north for a 20-day exploration of Norway and Russia, including calls on the North Cape and Solovetsky Islands.  Her season continues with four 12- to 20-day voyages in the Baltic and northern Europe before returning to the British Isles for a 12-day roundtrip London sailing.  Nautica then heads south to close the season with five Mediterranean voyages navigating the Adriatic, Aegean, Greek Isles and French Riviera.
New Ports: Galway, Ireland; Glengarriff, Ireland; Santiago de Compostela (Vilagarcia), Spain

Sirena
Sirena opens and closes the season with a series of 10- to 11-day sailings focusing on Bermuda, and the Caribbean.  Sirena spends the heart of the season in the Mediterranean with an epic 85-day voyage around Europe which may be segmented into five diverse 10- to 12-day sailings highlighting the Iberian Peninsula, the French and Italian Rivieras, the Adriatic and the Greek Isles. Sirena’s final voyage of the season is a 25-day exploration of the Amazon River and Southern Caribbean.

Marina
Marina begins the season travelling the Baltic, Scandinavia and northern European regions with a variety of voyages ranging from seven- to 14-days, five of them featuring two overnights in beautiful St Petersburg. The highlights of her journey include expeditions deep into Norway to see fjords and the awe-inspiring Northern Lights. After her northern season, the ship heads south exploring Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. The season concludes by traversing the Mediterranean to Lisbon before crossing the Atlantic.
Riviera
Riviera begins her summer season with a roundtrip 12-day Barcelona voyage visiting the Canary Islands. She continues with an array of seven- to 12-day voyages complementing her season throughout the Mediterranean and Greek Isles. A series of seven-day getaways visit an assortment of boutique ports and chic destinations throughout Italy, France and Spain before arriving in Athens for a journey highlighting the very best of Greece. In the heart of the summer, she heads west touching upon Spain and Portugal while visiting two new ports in Spain, Huelva and Roses.  Riviera ends the season with a 14-day exploration of Spain and the Canary Islands.
New Ports: Calvi (Corsica), France; Huelva, Spain; Roses, Spain

Oceania Cruises: www.oceaniacruises.com, or call 0345 505 1920

Posted on 13th January 2017 at 11:48 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Oceania Cruises |

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