There are many cruise lines taking various routes around the world, but Oceania Cruises might strike your fancy.
There are few experiences that can promise to take you across the seas and under the sun, to sparkling cities and seaside resorts, through piazzas and tavernas, all in one trip. Such a jam-packed itinerary might cost far too much even at your favorite travel agency, and putting together your own tour is so much trouble.
No, don’t bother with any of that. Take a cruise instead. Only on a cruise can you enjoy your choice of drink, some sunshine and swimming, and endless entertainment options, all while speeding across the seas towards parts unfamiliar, stopping only at the most interesting ports to discover sights and sumptuous delights.
There are many cruise lines taking various routes around the world, but Oceania Cruises might strike your fancy. The line’s six intimate and luxurious ships carry only 684 or 1,250 guests, and offer experiences featuring the finest cuisine at sea and destination-rich itineraries that span the globe. Their designer-inspired ships call on more than 450 ports across Europe, Alaska, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, New England-Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Tahiti and the South Pacific. If you’re the very leisurely type, maybe you can even go for the epic 180-day Around the World Voyages.
The new 2021 Europe & North America Collection is an imaginative selection of itineraries featuring 70 overnight stays and unusual experiences, from summer in Northern Europe to tucked-away neighborhoods across the Mediterranean. You can go hiking and fishing in the glaciers of Alaska, or indulge in the Sirena Exotic Collection, which features in-depth explorations of the Holy Lands of Egypt, Israel and Turkey as well as the Arabian Peninsula, India, Myanmar and Indonesia. If it’s a voyage for your palate, perhaps the Culinary Discovery Tours, or the Food & Wine Trails tours?
Perhaps the most interesting thing about a cruise is that the trip is part of the destination. The newly transformed ships Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena now feature luxurious touches such as decadent marble, classic granite and European fabrics. A lighter color palette graces all-new public spaces, accented with crisp white millwork, Italian glass chandeliers, bespoke glass artwork and stunning verre églomisé walls. The two newest 1,250-guest ships, Marina and Riviera, are decked in rich fabrics and carpeting in stylish tones of caramel, ivory and espresso complement the suites and staterooms. The three jewel-like Owner’s Suites are likewise all-new and furnished exclusively from the Ralph Lauren Home Collection.
So really, what are you waiting for?