Oceania Cruises has unveiled festive season sailings aboard seven of its ships in the 2023/24 and 2024/25 holiday seasons, with over 40 sailings departing from Miami, Lima, Sydney, Singapore, Abu Dhabi or Dubai.
Holiday festivities begin the minute guests step aboard, and ships are festooned with seasonal decorations including glittering lights, festive garlands, elegant trees and quaint gingerbread villages.
Seasonal entertainment includes a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve, visits from Santa Claus and his helpers, charming carol singing, evening shows on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, a display for the lighting of the Menorah, and special dedicated services on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Travellers can also ring in the New Year with ship-wide entertainment, including incredible countdown parties with a special Champagne toast to mark the midnight hour, and a gala brunch on New Year’s Day, featuring lavish desserts.
Festive feasts include traditional eggnog with breakfast on Christmas Day and a Hanukkah dining menu in The Grand Dining Room, afternoon teas and a multi-course traditional Christmas Day dinner.
simply MORE for the Holidays
Oceania Cruises will continue offering travellers simply MORE inclusions with their fare during the holiday season:
- free roundtrip airfare;
- free airport transfers;
- a shore excursion credit of up to USD $1,600 per stateroom; and
- a comprehensive beverage package available during lunch and dinner at onboard restaurants featuring dozens of vintage Champagnes, premium wines and international beers.
simply MORE is available on all new reservations on sailings departing 01OCT, 2023, or later.
2023-2024 Festive Season Voyage Highlights
Gems of the Leewards: 12 days from Miami to Miami aboard Insignia
Raise a glass to the holidays amid the inviting Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, a dazzling combination of wave-kissed beaches, yacht-strewn harbors, dramatic landscapes and a captivating dash of European sophistication. Departs 17DEC, 2023.
Caribbean Wanderlust: 12 Days from Miami to Miami aboard Vista.
Departing from Miami, revel in the sun-splashed pleasures of the Caribbean on this revitalizing holiday season escape to the carefree islands of the Eastern Caribbean to Dominica, St. Lucia and beyond. Departs 18DEC, 2023.
Legendary Latin America: 24 Days from Lima to Buenos Aires aboard Marina.
Celebrate the joyous spirit of Latin America, from the otherworldly deserts of Peru to the multifaceted sophistication of Uruguay and Argentina, on a journey punctuated by an extraordinary passage to Antarctica. Departs 18DEC, 2023.
Awe of Australia: 14 days from Sydney to Bali aboard Regatta
Revel in the myriad delights of Australia’s eastern coast – think renowned vineyards, cutting-edge galleries, the iconic Gold Coast, the Great Barrier Reef and more – as you sail towards Indonesia and the abundance of beauty that is Bali. Departs 21DEC, 2023.
Sapphire Seas Holiday: 12 days from Miami to Miami aboard Sirena
Revel in the joyous Caribbean this holiday season in festive destinations such as the playful Dominican Republic, très-chic St. Barts, breathtaking Dominica, bountiful Barbados and luminescent Guadeloupe. Departs 22DEC, 2023.
Tropics of Capricorn: 24 Days from Singapore to Papeete aboard Nautica
For nearly a month, weave around the Tropic of Capricorn and discover a constellation of verdant islands and Australian gems. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, delight in rich Polynesian traditions or simply float peacefully in a crystalline lagoon. Departs 28DEC, 2023.
Sumptuous Arabia: 10 Days from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai aboard Riviera
Marvel at the desert cities of Oman and the UAE, where sleek architecture sits beside sumptuous palaces and mosques. Relish an overnight stay in vibrant Mumbai and a visit to remote Sir Bani Yas, home to more than 17,000 free-roaming exotic animals. Departs 29DEC, 2023.
2024-2025 Festive Season Voyage Highlights
Hidden Caribbean Coves: 10 Days from Miami to Miami aboard Vista.
Trade gray skies for radiant light on this illuminating jaunt throughout the sun-dappled Caribbean, with ample opportunities to hike verdant peaks, snorkel gin-clear waters, sample local rums, sail a catamaran or simply relax on an idyllic beach. Departs 17DEC, 2024.
Mangroves of the Maya: 14 Days from Miami to Bridgetown aboard Sirena
Celebrate the holidays in the joyful Caribbean and in the lands of the Maya, exploring impressive ancient pyramids and delicate coral reefs. In Costa Rica, observe mischievous monkeys, and in the Dutch Antilles admire the candy-colored architecture. Departs 21DEC, 2024.
Antarctic and Patagonian Joy: 24 days from Lima to Buenos Aires aboard Marina
Experience the extraordinary as you weave among the spectacular Chilean Fjords, venture to Antarctica’s icy reaches, mingle with penguins in the Falkland Islands and hit the town in vibrant Buenos Aires, where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay. Departs 21DEC, 2024.
Festive Caribbean: 14 days from Miami to Miami aboard Insignia
Create unforgettable holiday memories on this wide-ranging exploration of the sparkling Caribbean, from the colorful Dutch Antilles and Barbados’ rum distilleries to the joyous energy of Puerto Rico and idyllic cays of St. Vincent. Departs 22DEC, 2024.
Sheiks to Shrines: 21 Days from Abu Dhabi to Singapore aboard Riviera
Uncover exotic lands that range from the beguiling sandy expanses of the UAE and the ornate Hindu temples of India to the tropical paradises of Southeast Asia, with overnights in Mumbai, Yangon and Singapore adding to the sense of exhilaration. Departs 22DEC, 2024.
Wonders of Australia: 20 Days from Sydney to Perth aboard Regatta
Experience Australia’s spectacular northern coastline, where the Great Barrier Reef shimmers just offshore, fascinating Aboriginal culture endures, and a frontier spirit permeates everyday life. Guests will enjoy overnight stays in Bali and Perth. Departs 22DEC, 2024.
Beyond the Panama Canal: 14 Days from Miami to Los Angeles aboard Nautica
Ring in the new year with an incredible passage through the Panama Canal, bookended by stops in Cartagena, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and lush Puntarenas. Round out the cruise to Los Angeles with an exploration of Mexico’s luminous west coast. Departs 23DEC, 2024.
Additional information on Oceania Cruises is available at OceaniaCruises.com