Former executives of Crystal Cruises and Renaissance Cruises formed Oceania in 2002, and their knowledge and expertise in the upscale market helped quickly establish Oceania. Best in class cuisine, and destination oriented itineraries define Oceania Cruises' five-star product.
Oceania Cruises Ships
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6 Oceania Cruises Ships
Oceania Cruises Overview
A leader in destination cruising, Oceania Cruises offers gourmet cuisine, gracious service and award-winning itineraries at an exceptional value. Five-star menus are crafted under the watchful eye of renowned master chef, Jacques Pepin, the line's executive culinary director. Guests also enjoy complimentary and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water.
Travelers cruise the world aboard the elegant, 684-guest Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, as well as Marina - Oceania Cruises' new 1,250-guest flagship - which joined the fleet in January 2011. Marina is destined to set new cruise industry standards, with elegantly appointed and custom-crafted accommodations that are among the most spacious at sea. Specifically designed for epicureans, Marina features a total of 10 dining venues, six of which are open-seating gourmet restaurants, all at no additional charge. Riviera, a sister ship to Marina, is scheduled to debut in April 2012. Our ideally sized ships provide all the ingredients for you to flourish, beginning with the spaciousness of their sumptuous suites and staterooms.
Oceania has four mid-size ships that afford incomparable luxury, including cuisine that is simply among the finest at sea. The Regatta, Insignia and Nautica each accommodate 684 guests. With only 684 guests to pamper, each ship has 400 staff members to cater to your every whim, with highly personalized service. Oceania's newest ship, the Marina, can accommodate 1258 guests.
There's a sense of warmth and intimacy throughout, so the ambiance resembles that of a private country club - casual elegance at its finest. Relaxed. Comfortable. Unpretentious. Although highly sophisticated, the ambiance is devoid of formality, so you can leave the tuxedos and evening gowns at home. Just bring a desire to enjoy life at your own speed, and on your own terms.
The allure and romance of the world becomes more intriguing, more breathtaking, more appealing. From the ancient cradles of civilization to the majesty of empires past, to the exotic wonders of a tropical paradise, to its art, culture, history and people, Oceania Cruises captures it all and brings it to you in magnificent style. We've gone to great lengths to create an experience designed to forever transform your special moments into unforgettable memories that last a lifetime. Oceania Cruises sails seasonally to the Black Sea, British Isles, Caribbean, Central America, Greek Isles, Mediterranean, Mexico, North Cape, Russia, Scandinavia, and South America.
Oceania Cruises Accommodations
Oceania Cruises offers guests a variety of different accommodations to suit any taste or budget. All Suites and Staterooms are spacious and elegantly appointed with comfortable furnishings and warm woods that combine to make the stateroom your own private retreat, each with comfortable sitting areas and plenty of storage space.
While Oceania Cruises offers modestly priced inside and ocean view staterooms, most guests will enjoy watching the sunrise over a distant land as they sip the morning's first cup of freshly brewed coffee on their own private veranda. Guests feel like royalty in elegant suites with large sliding glass doors and 24-hour butler service. These suites offer all the amenities you'd expect to find in a world-class hotel - comfortable seating, an intimate area for private in-room dining, refrigerated mini-bar and ample closet space. Your home away from home can range from 322 square feet for a Penthouse Suite to 962 square feet for the Owners Suite.
All Oceania Cruise staterooms and suites feature the unique Tranquility Beds. This unique feature boasts the highest quality mattresses, 350-thread count linens, plush silk-cut duvets and goose-down pillows ensuring you the utmost in sleeping comfort.
Oceania Cruises Dining
With Oceania Cruises, fine gourmet dining takes on a whole new epicurean dimension. Extraordinary cuisine is the single most important element in differentiating Oceania Cruises from all other cruise lines. Superb 5-star menus are crafted under the meticulous, watchful eye of world-renowned master chef Jacques Pepin, Oceania's Executive Culinary Director. Talented chefs, under his tutelage, create daily gastronomic events that surpass all expectations. Only the finest and freshest ingredients find their way into these amazing culinary creations. And in the wine cellars, you'll find a vast collection of vintages from around the world to please even the most demanding palate. Each evening, dinner is a highly anticipated occasion accenting each day's discoveries with an impressive selection of gourmet entrees as memorable as the unforgettable destinations visited.
In the evening you may dine at any one of Oceania's exquisite restaurants, each one unique and radiating its own special ambiance. And, Oceania's open seating policy allows you the freedom and privilege to decide when, where and with whom you wish to dine. Choose from the Grand Dining Room, Toscana, Polo Grill, or dine under a canopy of stars at Tapas on the Terrace.
For lunch, try the sunlit buffet eatery, the Terrace Cafe, or Waves, serving a mouth-watering array of barbecue fare, pizzas and daily chef specials poolside. For a more traditional breakfast or lunch experience, the Grand Dining Room provides a daily cornucopia of classic offerings to tempt your palate and test your willpower. Of course, should you wish to dine in the privacy of your suite or stateroom, an extensive room service menu is available around-the-clock.
Oceania Cruises Kids & Teens
Even though guests of all ages are welcome onboard Oceania, the unregimented lifestyle and upscale ambiance onboard are designed for adults and do not provide for the care, entertainment, or supervision of children.
Oceania Cruises Onboard Activities & Entertainment
As the day breaks, a world of opportunities unfolds. You can join in the planned activities, create your own diversions, or simply relax, doing nothing more enterprising than going about your day as you see fit. Pass the time reading in the English-inspired library, or perhaps a little shopping is in order in two stylish boutiques. Lose yourself amid the museum quality art collection, or simply relax while sampling rare vintages at a wine tasting hosted in one of the distinct lounges and bars throughout the ship.
Highlights of an Oceania cruise include one of cruising's most time-honored traditions - High Tea. It is served promptly at 4:00 pm each day, when the pastry chefs take center stage with a colorful collection of English finger sandwiches, scones and other goodies fit for royalty. Stay at the top of your game and try your hand at bridge, either in tournament format or with newfound friends in the beautifully decorated Card Room. Feel free to browse through a vast array of duty-free merchandise including fine jewelry, fragrances and Oceania Cruises logo wear in the stylish boutiques. Stay connected with loved ones back home or easily monitor business developments through the fully staffed, 24-hour Internet center, Oceania@Sea.
Entertainment and Enrichment Programs
Whether it's a 12-piece classical concert, a jazz & blues jam session at Horizons, a magic, comedy or guest lecture, Oceania believes that exploration and learning should be wonderfully entertaining, too. So it should come as no surprise that Oceania's enrichment programs are always immensely fascinating.
Guest lecturers don't simply present information relevant to the region of the world in which you're sailing, they make it come alive, drawing you in with stories and personal experiences. They know because they're experts; often they were there in the midst of world events. Renowned politicians. Famous authors. Broadway stars. These are the kinds of engaging personalities who lecture onboard Oceania ships. Imagine being able to discuss a favorite book with its author or question a former ambassador about foreign policy. All the reading and research in the world can't compare with face-to-face, in-person discussions of subject matters that are important to you.
If you're an aficionado of the arts, you'll find Oceania entertainment just as engrossing and personally satisfying. In the evenings, the ship is filled with music performed by, what some have called, the finest orchestra at sea. Attend a live classical concert under the stars, the notes gently wafting through the misty night. Marvel at the magicians, comedians and other headliners. Evenings aboard Regatta and Insignia can be anything you desire. Chat with newfound friends over a cocktail in one of eight lounges. Dance the night away in Horizons to the sounds of a marvelous musical group. Entertainment has never been so enjoyable, enriching or varied.
Computer Learning Program
Oceania's computer-learning program offers complimentary computer lessons during days at sea. Private one-on-one lessons on various topics are available for a fee. Depending on the number of sea days, classes range from beginner's level Microsoft Windows XP to Microsoft Office applications to creating a Web site while you sail through image retouching with Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Lady Luck always seems to be present in the Casino, coaxing jackpots and eliciting squeals of delight. Take one of the slot machines for a spin or join in a rousing game of blackjack, poker or roulette.
State-of-the art fitness centers boast floor-to-ceiling windows for a beautiful view of the passing scenery. Work out on your own or let one of Oceania's personal trainers design an exercise program expressly for you. Enhance your routine with an individual or group class in aerobics, body toning, Pilates or yoga. End your regimen with a soothing steam bath, which will leave you feeling on top of the world. Outside the Fitness Center, exercise at your own pace on the 13 laps = 1 mile jogging track or work on your swing at the Golf Driving Range.
A veritable oasis for the mind, body and soul, the Oceania Spa elevates pampering to a new level. The serene and tranquil ambiance encourages you to happily succumb to an array of revitalizing and rejuvenating treatments. Try a holistic citrus facial, which will leave your face with a youthful, radiant glow. Rich clays and essential oils are used in a body contour wrap, firming the skin and naturally releasing impurities. The warm, vitamin-enriched seawater in the Thalassotherapy whirlpool revives and refreshes the whole body. Or let the nimble fingers of an able masseuse slowly soothe away all the cares of the world. You'll want to look as good as you feel, so there's also a beauty salon within the spa, offering a variety of services, including manicures, pedicures and hair styling.
All of Oceania Cruises past guests are immediately inducted into the Oceania Cruises Repeaters Club, after completing their first sailing aboard Oceania Cruises. This exclusive club offers many benefits, which are exclusive to past guests. The more often you travel with Oceania the greater the rewards. Benefits include: exclusive Oceania Club parties hosted by the Captain and Senior Officers; exclusive onboard booking savings on any future sailing that is booked while aboard an Oceania cruise; a complimentary subscription to The Oceania Club Journal; and Oceania Club membership pins that are awarded after 5, 10, 15 and 20 cruises with Oceania Cruises.
If you are an Oceania Club Member, please let your Cruise Specialist know at the time of your reservation so we can make sure we check for possible discounts and complimentary upgrades.
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