Oceania Cruises, the culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, unveiled its 2024-2025 Tropics and Exotics Collection of itineraries, which open for sale on Nov. 2, 2022. The new collection of 157 voyages spans seven continents and ranges from seen to 200 days in length. Featuring more than 300 ports of call, the collection includes 14 new off-the-beaten-path ports. With 30% to 50% more time in port than other premium lines, the itineraries include 451 overnight stays across 123 voyages.
"This new collection of itineraries showcases iconic ports of call along with a wealth of opportunities to explore corners of the globe nearly untouched by tourism, and with seven brand-new or better-than-new ships, the journey will be just as rewarding as the destinations," said Howard Sherman, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises.
Travelers seeking to explore more of the world can find a selection of 70 Grand Voyages that provide opportunities for epic explorations across distinct regions and multiple continents. Destination immersion is another key element of the 2024-2025 Tropics and Exotics Collection with a wide variety of voyages focused on single destinations such as the Amazon, the coastal villages of Brazil, the Arabian Peninsula, Japan, and an epic circumnavigation of Australia.
For those seeking to chart a course less traveled, there are in-depth explorations of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, the yacht harbors and tiny atolls of the South Pacific, and even an early-spring traverse of the North Pacific that combines Japan's northern prefectures with the rugged Alaska outposts of Dutch Harbor, Kodiak and Whittier.
Highlights of the 2024-2025 Tropics and Exotics Collection include:
More than 150 itineraries, featuring 123 cruises with overnight stays and 70 Grand Voyages spanning the globe.
With Caribbean, Mexico and Panama Canal voyages, travelers can revel in new corners of the tropics with visits to refreshingly less-traveled islands such as Bonaire, Carriacou, Dominica and Guadeloupe.
In South America, there are multiple adventures into the pristine landscapes of Patagonia, sailings along the Amazon River or voyages that explore the golden coasts of Brazil and Uruguay.
Across Asia, explorers can travel to far-flung places and iconic attractions that many only dream of with expansive options for Southeast Asia explorations and a number of fascinating Japan-focused journeys.
Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific journeys reveal a blend of dynamic marquee cities as well as off-the-beaten-track places such as the coast of Western Australia; Bluff, Gisborne and Timaru in New Zealand, and islands in French Polynesia and Melanesia.
The collection offers a sweeping array of far-flung Grand Voyages, with options linking multiple distinct regions and region-specific journeys that feature in-depth explorations of South America, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, and even extended Caribbean and Panama Canal journeys. New ports of call include Camarones, Argentina; Champagne Bay, Vanuatu; Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Tristan da Cunha; Fernandina Beach, Florida; Hambantota, Sri Lanka; Hillsborough (Carriacou), Grenada; Hitachinaka, Japan; Hualien, Taiwan; Isla de los Estados, Argentina; Kupang, Indonesia; Puerto del Rosario, Canary Islands; St. Helier, Channel Islands; Takamatsu, Japan; and Waingpu, Indonesia.
OceaniaNEXT is Oceania Cruises' effort to elevate the guest experience, including exquisitely crafted cuisine, curated travel experiences and small ship luxury. Reflecting the sophistication of Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Sirena and Vista, the re-inspiration of Marina and Riviera presents entirely new suites and staterooms as well as elegant public spaces. The signature onboard experience now includes the addition of an extensive collection of new flavors and culinary creations that transforms dining. The gourmet cuisine has been entirely reimagined, from a bounty of new flavorful dishes at The Grand Dining Room to a Dom Pérignon pairing dinner that is the only one of its kind.
Oceania’s newest ship, Vista, offers multiple unique firsts in the realms of dining and guest experience. Across all ships, holistic wellness encounters at Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center encourage a lifestyle of health and longevity, while new destination experiences such as Go Green, Go Local, Beyond Blueprints, Culinary Discovery Tours, Food & Wine Trails tours, and Wellness Discovery Tours by Aquamar encourage deeper explorations.
One aspect of the Oceania Cruises experience remains constant and unchanged: the trademark warm and personalized service. Whether guests are sailing for the first time or the fifteenth, they will note the ease with which the staff remembers their names and their preferences along with the genuine smiles and enthusiasm that can only come from the heart.