Oceania Cruises has always been able to differentiate itself from other cruise lines. First of all, it’s literally in a category by itself – “Affordable Luxury.” Opulent ships, world-class dining, exciting itineraries and incomparable personal service go hand in hand with reasonable fares, many extras included, and country club casual attire.
Now Oceania Cruises is introducing their “Signature Sailings” for 2012-2013. These are themed sailings that include guest speakers, special events and much more. There is truly something for everyone.
For jazz music lovers, there is Spring Music Fest on the Nautica, May 14, 2012. This 10-day sailing from Athens to Barcelona (“Mediterranean Tapestry”) will feature six guest jazz musicians — including four headliners – representing a wide range of jazz styles. Guests will dig the main stage shows, as well as casual jam sessions throughout the voyage. There will also be special dance sets and dance instructors. Do you have to “be – bopped” over the head? Get into the swing and book your jazz cruise with Key Traveler.
Wine connoisseurs will be in high spirits on Oceania’s Italian Wine Immersion Cruise on the Regatta. This sun-drenched voyage (“Italian Interludes”) leaves Rome on July 27, 2012 and you disembark in Venice 10 relaxed and happy days later. Highlights include special “wine bars” throughout the sailing. Tasting events will take place in Martinis, a quiet, intimate setting or Horizons, where floor-to-ceiling windows enhance the experience. Guest experts will enlighten wine-lovers, and special musical performers will entertain.
Gone are the days of binging on a cruise and coming home feeling worse than before you left. On Oceania Cruises two Vitality & Wellness Cruises the focus is not just on physical fitness, but also mental well-being. Guests will benefit from tips on eating healthy and staying fit, both onboard and at home. In addition, experts will be on hand to offer advice on enhancing mental wellness. Spinning, Yoga and Pilates classes will be offered at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub® and gourmet Canyon Ranch spa cuisine will be available in the Grand Dining Room. Two sailings to choose from: 10 splendid days on Regatta (“Pearls of the Aegean”) from Venice to Athens, departing August 8, 2012; or 10 glorious days on the magnificent new Marina Class Riviera (“Accent on Italy”), cruising from Rome to Venice departing October 24, 2012. On Oceania, you can indulge your way to a healthier lifestyle.
Whether you’re a gourmet chef or an every-day foodie, Oceania’s two Bon Appétit Wine & Food Festival Cruises offer guests the opportunity to do more than just feast upon world-class cuisine. Bon Appétit magazine is pairing with Oceania to assemble a group of culinary rock stars and wine experts for a series of delicious demonstrations and scrumptious samplings. Both the Marina and the new Riviera include the Bon Appétit Culinary Center, the only hands-on cooking studios on the sea. Sail on Riviera (“Enchanted Grandeur”) from Athens to Venice on October 14, 2012 for 10 sumptuous days; or on Marina (“Temples & Palaces”) from Athens to Istanbul, for 10 delectable days beginning October 22, 2012. These cruises will be gobbled up quickly, so call Key Traveler for the best deals.
Master Chef Jacques Pépin has been Oceania Cruises’ Executive Culinary Director for eight years. An international chef, he has authored numerous books, received awards, and even earned an Emmy for his PBS television show with Julia Child. On the menu for this signature sailing will be informal talks in “Jacques,” his namesake restaurant, demonstrations in the Bon Appétit Culinary Center, question & answer sessions and book signings. Call Key Traveler to reserve your space on one of Oceania’s crème de la crème voyages, 10 days on Marina beginning May 12, 2012 (“Tuscan Artistry”). C’est magnifique!
Loyalty pays, as past guests become Guests of Honor on one of two select Oceania Club Reunion Cruises. Past passengers will be treated to memorable surprises, both on board and ashore. Previous reunion cruises featured special dinners, exclusive cocktail parties and distinctive shore excursions. Choose from 10 days on the brand-new Riviera (“Iberian Odyssey”) sailing June 17, 2012 from Lisbon-Rome, or savor the anticipation and book the Regatta (“Radiant Rhythms”) for March 6, 2013, a 12 day South American voyage from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro.
Any Oceania cruise is an extraordinary experience, but these Signature Sailings offer even more for discerning passengers who enjoy particular pursuits.