Oceania Cruises has a niche almost to itself in the cruise business, above the mainstream lines in terms of service, dining, itineraries, and overall ambiance, but not quite up in the stratosphere with the true luxury lines.
That goes for its prices too, which are normally higher than premium competitors like Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, but below lines like sister company Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Crystal Cruises.
For its first eight years in business, Oceania operated three near-identical sister ships, each carrying 684 guests. In 2011, though, it introduced the 1,258-guest Marina, which offers the same low-key ambiance as the older ships, but carries nearly twice as many passengers and has twice the number of restaurants, plus more personal space per guest. A sister ship, Riviera, was introduced in May 2012.
All of the ships have a casual, low-key, country club feel, and days are programmed in a relaxed way, with few organized activities and announcements. Instead, the emphasis is on letting guests relax at their own pace, enjoy the ports of call, and just unwind.
Activities On Oceania Cruises
What few activities there are are calm and orderly: enrichment lectures themed on the region you’re sailing; informal health and beauty seminars; cruise standards like bingo and shuffleboard; and classes in fitness, photography, art and computers. The line’s newest ship, Marina, also offers a great Culinary Center for hands-on cooking classes, and an Artist’s Loft manned by guest instructors.
Life Aboard Oceania Cruises is designed to resemble the ambiance of a private country club — casual, yet elegant. Staff members are on hand to pamper and provide a high level of personalized service. Oceania strives to create a sense of warm luxury and intimacy.
Otherwise, guests are left to their own devices. If you want to be pampered, head to the spa, run by the famous Canyon Ranch. Those in a reading mood can grab a leather armchair in the ships’ comfortable, old-fashioned libraries. If you feel lucky, you can do a bit of gambling in the small casino. If you feel athletic, hit the gym or pool.
In the evening, guests can go dancing or see a movie; sing at the occasional karaoke session; enjoy a pianist playing standards in the Martini lounge, or a string quartet in the atrium; or take in a comedian, singer, or other guest headliners in the main theater.
So now on to what really matters, Oceania have provided Century Travel with an exclusive saving of €100 per person just for our clients. This saving is valid on a wide choice of cruises to all destinations. This saving is combinable with some amazing deals that are already available making the offer even better. Also for the first time, we have been able to get a single supplement of just 50%! With so many offers – too many to list, i can tell you that destinations include Europe and Alaska and are for this Summer – This offer is only valid until the middle of May, so as the saying goes…if you snooze…you will lose..
Oceania Riviera – 7 nights
Brochure Starting Price (Cruise Only): €2929pp
Current offer (cruise only): €994pp (including free internet and beverage package)
Exclusive Century Travel Offer (cruise only): €884 (including free internet and beverage package)
|Aug 17||Wed||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Embark 1 PM||11 PM|
|Aug 18||Thu||Antibes, France||8 AM||11 PM|
|Aug 19||Fri||Toulon, France||8 AM||5 PM|
|Aug 20||Sat||Barcelona (Tarragona), Spain||8 AM||8 PM|
|Aug 21||Sun||Palma de Mallorca, Spain||8 AM||3 PM|
|Aug 22||Mon||Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy||12 PM||7 PM|
|Aug 23||Tue||Amalfi/Positano, Italy||10 AM||7 PM|
|Aug 24||Wed||Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy||Disembark 8 AM|
So don’t miss out – give the team a call and see what is on offer in our MAGNIFICENT OCEANIA SALE
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