(Miami, September 14, 2011) â€“Â Oceania Cruisesâ€™ Winter Collection, featuring voyages from September 2012 through May 2013, goes on sale today. The exotic cruise schedule includes 21 all-new Grand Voyages ranging from 23 to 71 days, as well as Caribbean and Panama Canal cruises onboard the lineâ€™s new 1,250-guestÂ Riviera. With advance booking savings, seven-day cruises are priced from just $1,499 per guest, including round-trip air.
â€œOur loyal repeaters and first-time guests alike will appreciate the depth and diversity of our 2012-2013 Winter Collection,â€ stated Bruce J. Himelstein, Oceania Cruisesâ€™ president. â€œWith the addition ofÂ RivieraÂ to our fleet, Oceania Cruises will expand its presence in every region of the world offering new and intriguing destinations to delight discriminating travelers.â€
Oceania Cruisesâ€™ 684-guestÂ RegattaÂ will again offer her popular foliage cruises in September and October before cruising to the Caribbean andÂ South America. New ports includeÂ BostonÂ andÂ Portland,Â Maine.
After a 25-dayÂ Enchanted AmazonÂ (departing Nov. 2, 2012) cruise from New York,Â RegattaÂ offers a seven-dayÂ Caribbean Interlude(departing Nov. 27, 2012) cruise before operating Panama Canal cruises between Miami and Los Angeles (beginning Dec. 4, 2012).
A 30-dayÂ South American ExplorerÂ (departing Jan. 23, 2013) itinerary fromÂ LimaÂ toÂ Rio de JaneiroÂ showcases the very best ofÂ South America. From Rio,Â RegattaÂ reprises her 12-dayÂ Radiant RhythmsÂ (beginning Feb. 22, 2012) cruises between Rio andÂ Buenos AiresÂ before heading toÂ EuropeÂ for summer 2013.
Caribbean & Panama Canal Onboard â€˜Rivieraâ€™
Â RivieraÂ â€“ a sister ship to the widely acclaimedÂ MarinaÂ â€“ will make her North American debut with a winter season of Caribbean and Panama Canal cruises beginning withÂ Idyllic IslesÂ (departing Nov. 29, 2012). The new itineraries venture deeper into the Caribbean; a 14-dayÂ Island HolidayÂ (departing Dec. 20, 2012), for example, will include stops atÂ Kingstown,Â St. VincentÂ and Philipsburg, all new ports for Oceania Cruises.
â€˜Marinaâ€™ to Cruise Wonders Down Under
Oceania Cruisesâ€™ maiden season sailing the South Seas was a success, soÂ MarinaÂ will replace the smallerÂ RegattaÂ on cruises toÂ Australia,New ZealandÂ and the South Pacific. The 20-dayÂ Ancient LegendsÂ (departing Dec. 27, 2012) journey to Polynesia via South America will visit such exotic outposts as Robinson Crusoe, Easter and Pitcairn islands and Fakarava inÂ French Polynesia. Following her Down Under cruises,Â RegattaÂ sails a 20-dayÂ Grand Panama CanalÂ (departing May 6, 2013) cruise fromÂ LimaÂ toÂ New York. She then heads to Southampton on a 16-dayÂ Viking PassageÂ (departing May 26, 2013) viaÂ New England,Â CanadaÂ andÂ Ireland.
â€˜Nauticaâ€™ Returns to Africa & Asia
Â The 684-guestÂ NauticaÂ will return to the mysterious and magical continents of Africa andÂ Asia. For example, the 17-dayÂ Asian Treasuresitinerary (departing Feb. 4, 2013) sails fromÂ SingaporeÂ to Hong Kong followed by the 17-dayÂ Empires & DynastiesÂ (departing Feb. 21, 2013) sailing from Hong Kong toÂ Beijing.Â Sands & SafarisÂ (departing Jan. 5, 2013), is a 30-day cruise fromÂ Cape TownÂ toÂ SingaporeÂ via theÂ Seychelles,Â Sri LankaÂ andÂ Maldives.
Save up to $1,300 per guest on New â€˜Grand Voyagesâ€™
For the first time ever, Oceania Cruises has introduced an exciting series of 23- to 71-day Grand Voyages. By booking back-to-back cruises, guests can save 5 percent plus enjoy free prepaid gratuities and a $250 shipboard credit â€“ a savings of up to $1,300 per guest, depending on the length of the voyage and suite or stateroom category reserved.
Some examples includeÂ Ultimate South AmericaÂ onboardÂ RegattaÂ (departing Jan. 5, 2012), which starts in Miami, transits the Panama Canal and follows the samba rhythms south to Rio de Janeiro. OnÂ Marinaâ€™sÂ 48-dayÂ Rendezvous to the PacificÂ sailing (departing Dec. 10, 2012), guests cruise fromÂ RioÂ across the Pacific to a bevy of Polynesian paradises. For the most intrepid of explorers, the 49-dayUltimate OdysseyÂ (departing April 7, 2013) is aÂ voyage aboardÂ MarinaÂ from Tahiti all the way toÂ New York.
For more information on the 2012-2013 Winter Collection, see a professional travel agent, visit OceaniaCruises.com or call 800-531-5658.