A cruise vacation you have dreamed of, as only Oceania Cruises can provide. Their luxurious small ships call on the most provocative destinations… even rarely seen boutique ports. One of the truly distinctive aspects of an Oceania cruise itinerary is their devotion to trips that will include one to three overnight stops during the itinerary. It is a stand out aspect of their small ship cruise experience. Along the way, you will enjoy a style of small ship cruising that is unique – providing extraordinary cuisine, impeccable service, and indulgent amenities.
A distinctly different style of cruising, Oceania Cruises ships are immeasurably different. The relationship you will reap begins the moment you come aboard. Their staff takes great pride in remembering your preferences, and, of course, your name. Attention to detail is the cornerstone of Oceania’s service.
The Oceania international staff of 400 devotes time and energy to affect your request, no matter how whimsical and with only 684 guests aboard each voyage no one is missed in receiving this attentive service.
Traveling with like minded people also enhances the warm, caring attitude that extends throughout the ship. It’s a far departure from the horns honking in traffic and the often poor service experienced elsewhere. The atmosphere is elegant yet casual, what they like to call “country club casual”. It’s easy to be yourself, make new friends, and most important, feel at home. Tuxedoes and gowns are never required.
70% of suites and staterooms feature private teak verandas. All cabins are generously sized and handsomely appointed with soothing colors, soft textures, and plush furnishings. Their interiors are classic and traditional in style which adds to an instant coziness and comfort.
Oceania Cruises has always provided a benchmark sleep experience with their trademark Tranquility Bed, considered by many to “a slice of pure heaven”, ensuring a deep, restful night’s sleep.
Oceania Cruises is a proud member of Chaine des Rotisseurs, the world’s most prestigious gastronomie society devoted to the art of fine dining. Enjoy culinary sensations course after delectable course in any one of four distinctive open seating restaurants. All menus are created and inspired by Executive Culinary Director, Jacques Pepin. Chef Pepin has hosted nationally publicly television cooking shows and written over 20 cookbooks. He has served as personal chef to numerous heads of state and currently serves on the faculties of some of the world’s most prestigious culinary institutions.
The intimate nature of the Oceania Cruises ships enables their chefs to carefully and thoughtfully prepare each dish. And the liberating policy of open seating grants you, the cruise passenger, the freedom to dine whenever, with whomever you desire. With fewer guests to serve, the dining staff makes every meal something special to remember.
Just because the ships are small, does not mean they lack choices in activity and/or entertainment options. In fact, they offer some, such as private sun cabanas, that are quite unique. There is a fully equipped fitness center offering a range of classes. Or you might elect a treatment in their Oceania Spa by Mandara to sooth and relax mind, body, and soul.
You will find the same fitness center options you have at home…expected fitness options of free weights, treadmills, elliptical machines, and circuit training machines, aerobics, step and strength training classes, yoga and pilates instruction, a jogging track, personal fitness training, steam rooms, and Thalasotherapy whirlpool. But something few ships offer you will also find on an Oceania cruise is a private spa deck with day beds waiting for your enjoyment.
Oceania Cruises is known for their enrichment seminars. How much more meaningful would it be to experience the fall of the Soviet Union than by hearing the accounting from a former Russian diplomat while sailing to St. Petersburg? Many of the passengers use the sea days to take advantage of the range of classes offered in the Internet Center. There are group lessons ranging from beginner’s level Microsoft Windows XP to image retouching with Adobe Photoshop, Elements, and a variety of digital photography classes.
Music will surround you during the day and evening. It may be in the Upper Hall before dinner, where you will enjoy the pianists’ interpretation of Bach. Later you might choose to indulge in the virtuosity of the classic string quartet while out on deck under the stars, or dance to the robust sounds of their acclaimed 12 piece orchestra.
In the Horizon’s Lounge you will find a varied program nightly, ranging from soft jazz, wonderful vocalists, illusionists or comedians. While it doesn’t should far from a large ship’s entertainment opportunities, because it is a small ship cruise the lounges, being smaller, put you much closer to the entertainers, providing a far more intimate experience.
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