As one of the world’s finest premium cruise lines, Oceania Cruises often acts as a stepping stone for the average cruiser looking for that extra bit of luxury from their voyage, before they eventually moving on to the ultra-luxury collection of cruise lines, such as Crystal Cruises and Regent Seven Seas. This blog will take an in-depth look at why Oceania Cruises have taken their place as a premium luxury cruise line, discussing the line’s various on-board features and activities as well as the service they provide to their guests on every voyage.
Oceania Cruises boasts a fleet of five impressive mid-sized vessels, the Oceania Marina and her sister the Oceania Riviera, as well as the Oceania Insignia and her sisters, the Regatta and Nautica. Each ship is brimming with innovative features and enthralling activities for everyone on-board to enjoy, whilst maintaining a charming ambience typical of the Oceania brand.
One aspect of Oceania cruises that sets them apart from other cruise lines is the ‘country club casual’ ambience found on-board. Wherever you go on the ship – whether you are dining in one of the vessel’s excellent restaurants or unwinding with a drink in the bars and lounges – you will uncover a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere.
The range of spacious and stylish accommodation available to guests aboard Oceania’s ships is another reason to consider opting for premium cruising with them. With a wide selection of cabins, ranging in size between 200 and over 1000 square feet, each packed with an array of helpful amenities; guests will be spoilt for choice when they come to book. If you decide to go for luxurious suite accommodation, you will benefit from the services of a personal butler, whose only job is to make sure that your every need is catered for at all times during your voyage. Although this may seem like overkill to the average cruiser, this excellent butler service demonstrates how Oceania Cruises offers a step up in luxury from many other cruise lines out there.
When it comes to dining, Oceania knows how to make a lasting impression. With renowned master chef Jacques Pepin as their Executive Culinary Director, guests will find impressive menus filled with delicious options in all of Oceania’s excellent on-board eateries. Guest can choose between elegant dining in the Grand Dining Room, casual dishes at the Terrace Cafe or Waves, as well as speciality options at several on-board venues, including Red Ginger, Polo Grill and Toscana.
Alongside Oceania’s range of classic on-board feature and facilities, which include the famous Canyon Ranch SpaClub, a beauty salon, an impressive theatre, a casino and a number of shopping boutiques, the line also boasts several marvellous enrichment programmes, designed to engage passengers and teach them new skills whilst at sea. These informative classes range from the Artist Loft – where guests can hone their painting skills and learn new art techniques – to the Bon Appétit Culinary Centre, which hosts classes led by gastronomic experts on a range of cooking practices to enhance student’s talents in the kitchen.
Oceania Cruises are generally most popular with travellers who have cruised before and are hoping for a little more luxury this time, without splashing out on a ultra-luxurious voyage. Around 80% of Oceania Cruises’ passengers are repeat guests, which demonstrates the way in which a profusion of travellers are truly captivated by the Oceania experience, so much so that they simply have to book with them again.
To see the range of Oceania itineraries currently available, take a look at our main website, or to discuss your options in detail, call our dedicated Cruise Concierge team who will be happy to guide you through the booking process.