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Oceania Cruises’ six-month world epic covers 44 countries, six continents and three oceans in 2021

For travellers who aspire to visit all four corners of the globe and have plenty of time on their hands, then Oceania Cruises' 2021 epic six-month world journey should hit the spot.

The statistics for its Around the World In 180 Days voyage make impressive reading as the newly reimagined Insignia ...

  • Travels more than 39,000 nautical miles
  • Crosses three oceans and 44 seas
  • Visits 100 ports of call
  • Explores 44 countries
  • Tours 125 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Further highlights include three days in Yangon, Myanmar; three days in Istanbul, Turkey; and additional overnight stays in Bora Bora, Cairns, Hong Kong, Saigon, Bangkok, Singapore, Mumbai, Dubai, Luxor, Jerusalem, Venice, Lisbon, Seville and Bordeaux.

    Oceania cruise ship Insignia
    By the time of the cruise Insignia will have undergone a top-to-toe makeover

    The cruise departs Miami on 9 January, and this remarkable six-continent voyage culminates with one of cruising’s most iconic moments as Insignia sails past the Statue of Liberty into New York City on 9 July.

    “This is a landmark itinerary for Oceania Cruises. It is an itinerary designed to appeal to the Kipling in all of us,” says Bob Binder, president of Oceania Cruises.

    From iconic cities and faraway villages to soaring mountains and island paradises, guests can explore all of the world’s greatest treasures during this classic westbound circumnavigation including Uluru, Angkor Wat, the Taj Mahal, the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, and Luxor.

    Oceania cruise ship Insignia
    Guests will enjoy some of the finest cuisine at sea in the Grand Dining Room

    Five exclusive shoreside events

    During an evening in Istanbul’s ancient and ornate Binbirdirek Cistern, guests will step back in time to the era of the Ottoman sultans while enjoying a traditional bazaar, local delicacies including Turkish coffee and mesmerising entertainment.
    Just outside Livorno, on the Ligurian coast, lies the famed Alpemare Beach Resort, owned by Andrea Bocelli. At this fabulous resort, guests will enjoy a wine tasting and lunch, then retire to the family villa for a concert and performance by Andrea’s son, Matteo.
    In Dublin, a private performance by the Riverdance troupe will be held at the 18th-century Mansion House which is not only the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin but has played host to countless luminaries including Pope John Paul II, Queen Victoria, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco.
    In Hilo, guests will be feted at the Makahimi Games at the Umauma Falls Nature Centre where athletes will compete in spirited spear hurling competitions or an amusing match of strength and dexterity during a haka moa fight.
    In Brisbane, guests will delve into the mysteries of Australia’s Aboriginal culture, courtesy of the Spirits of the Red Sand experience, and feast on an elaborate traditional barbeque while being treated to a festive Aboriginal show.

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    Posted on 14th February 2019 at 11:54 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Oceania Cruises |

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