Oceania Cruises Unveils 2024-2025 World and Grand Voyages
Oceania Cruises, one of the world's leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise lines, announced its most extensive, expansive and immersive series of World and Grand Voyages for 2025. The line is reprising its Around the World in 180 Days voyage for 2025, albeit in a very different east-to-west navigation. Underscoring the increasing popularity of the brand's demand for longer destination-immersive voyages, Oceania also introduced a series of seven Grand Voyages ranging in length from 50 to 111 days.
"This new collection of globe-spanning itineraries includes both iconic and off the beaten path ports of call and offers a wealth of opportunities for our guests to explore the farthest corners of the globe, making the journey just as rewarding as the destination," said Howard Sherman, president and CEO of Oceania.
Each of these Grand Voyages takes advantage of one of life's greatest luxuries: time. The journeys range from a spectacular 111-day expedition of wonders across the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean to an extraordinary journey that is the first of its kind—combining fascinating explorations of three continents aboard two small, luxurious ships with an incredible multi-day Land Program in between. Above all else, these itineraries were designed for the intrepid explorer, the traveler with an endless wanderlust and a penchant for enjoying the finer things in life.
The Ultimate Odyssey: This 74-day cruise features two ships, five countries and three continents, from Dec. 22, 2024-March 6, 2025. This sailing explores three continents on two small, luxurious ships linked by an immersive Mid-Cruise Overland Program. Kicking off with a 50-day circumnavigation of Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand sailing roundtrip from Sydney, guests are then flown via business class air service to South America for explorations of Patagonia, Antarctica, and the Chilean Fjords. Linking these two extraordinary cruises are two enthralling overland tours that guests will get to choose from—six days in the Blue Mountains of Australia or six days in the Andean Lakes District of Chile and Argentina. This eclectic journey stretches from great cities Down Under to Ushuaia, the city at the end of the world, and staggeringly beautiful lands of Patagonia and Antarctica.
Ultimate Odyssey highlights include explorations of three continents and five countries; five overnights offering a blend of cultural and free-spirited Australian destinations and spellbinding Patagonian outposts, plus an overnight in the paradise of Bali; a south-of-the-equator masterpiece that reveals adventure on an itinerary spanning from the Tasman Sea to the Chilean Fjords; a circumnavigation of multifaceted Australia, spending about a month visiting 18 destinations, along with a week-long exploration of New Zealand; a multi-week tour of legendary Patagonian landscapes and surreal Antarctic seascapes. There’s also a choice of an included six-day Overland Program in either the Blue Mountains of Australia or northern Patagonia.
Around the World in 180 Days: This world cruises lasts 180 days, features five continents, 32 countries and 89 Ports, and goes from Jan. 5, 2025-July 3, 2025. Setting sail on a rare east-to-west journey, the 2025 Around the World in 180 Days cruise starts in Miami, where the 656-guest Insignia heads south for explorations in Brazil and and the Amazon before crossing the Atlantic Ocean for adventures in the villages and landscapes of Africa. En route to South Africa, this crossing features a call on the most remote inhabited island on the planet: the volcanic isle of Tristan da Cunha.
Insignia then continues east, to the great cities and untold wonders of Asia, with explorations of some of the most exclusive islands lining the Indian Ocean along the way. The French Comoros, Maldives and Seychelles give way to captivating destinations in Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia and beyond. As Insignia heads south along the less explored coast of Western Australia, guests will have the opportunity to discover some of this continent's most unsung treasures. During a navigation of the South Pacific, the ship will make a rare call on Champagne Bay on Vanuatu along with some of French Polynesia's most stunning islands before heading north to visit the Hawaiian Islands to conclude this global journey.
The full 180-day Around the World cruise is made even more exceptional with Oceania’s Exclusive Prestige Package, which includes a collection of generous amenities such as Free Pre-Paid Gratuities, Free Laundry Services and immersive Shoreside Events. Around The World highlights includes exclusive shoreside events, such as Montevideo-Estancia Asado & Cultural Immersion; Namibia-Starlit Desert Dune Dinner; Singapore-A Magical Night in the Garden of Wonders; Bali-A Lavish Evening of Indonesian Culture; Adelaide-Quintessential Barossa Valley Wine Experience.
There are overnight port stays in Manaus, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Walvis Bay, Namibia; Cape Town, South Africa; Richards Bay, South Africa; Mahé, Seychelles; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Yangon, Myanmar (two nights); Singapore; Bangkok, Thailand; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Shanghai, China; Bali, Indonesia; Adelaide, Australia; Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Papeete, French Polynesia; Honolulu, Hawaii.
Mid-cruise overland programs include the Amazon Rainforest Experience from Manaus, African Safari from Cape Town, Taj Mahal from Cochin, Ancient Temples of Bagan from Yangon, Angkor Wat from Sihanoukville, Terracotta Warriors from Shanghai.
Grand Voyage Ultimate Pacific Traveler: This sailing goes from Los Angeles to Sydney over the course of 79 Days, Oct. 3-Dec. 22, 2024. It visits 11 countries and features seven overnight port stays. It spends nearly two weeks in Japan and three weeks exploring Australia and New Zealand. In includes a literal tapestry of destinations, including Alaska, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, and Indonesia
Grand Voyage South America Kaleidoscope: This Miami to Rio de Janeiro voyage lasts 50 days, Dec. 7, 2024-Jan. 26, 2025, visits 11 countries and features six overnight port stays. It is a comprehensive exploration of South America that includes Chile, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, and Uruguay. It spends three days cruising in Antarctica and a navigation of the Panama Canal.
Grand Voyage Grand Eastern Reflections: This Abu Dhabi to Singapore sailing lasts 78 days, Dec. 22, 2024-March 10, 2025, and visits 16 countries with 15 overnight port stays. The ship spends one week in India, three days in Myanmar, one week in Vietnam, one week in China, two weeks in Japan, three days in the Philippines, and one week in Indonesia
Grand Voyage Epic Continental Explorer: This Papeete to Barcelona cruise lasts 111 Days, Feb. 25-June 17, 2025, visiting 28 countries with 12 overnight port stays. This multi-month sojourns spans the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Africa and beyond. Multiple weeks are spent exploring the Indian Ocean and Africa, including the continent's exotic and mysterious western shores
Grand Voyage Patagonia to Iberia Mosaic: This Santiago de Chile to Barcelona sailing lasts 63 Days, March 6-May 8, 2025, visiting 10 countries and with overnight stays in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon. There are in-depth explorations of Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil, and an off-the-beaten path immersion of Spain, including Almeria, Málaga, Huelva, Melilla and Alicante
Grand Voyage Asia & Oceania Odyssey: This Tokyo to Honolulu cruise lasts 72 Days, May 22-Aug. 1, 2025, visiting 12 countries with 11 overnight port stays. It offers an intriguing blend of culture and history throughout Japan, China and Southeast Asia mixed with the South Pacific and Hawaiian Islands. It highlights some of the world's greatest wonders, such as Ha Long Bay, Great Barrier Reef and Bora Bora.