Wednesday 30 September 2009

Oceania Cruises to Visit Africa

Oceania Cruises has announced it’s most extensive and exotic line-up of sailings to Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean for 2010-2011. A limited-time offer of bonus savings of up to $4,200 means that voyages start at only $1,895 per guest.

Offered from November 2010 to April 2011, Oceania Cruises' World Collection features 30 new ports of call, including Cape Town, South Africa; Walvis Bay, Namibia; and Rangoon, Myanmar. Based on feedback from past guests and agent partners, the line has added maiden voyages around Africa plus an expanded range of Asia and Caribbean cruises.

"Our loyal repeaters and first-time guests alike will appreciate the richness and diversity of our new World Collection," stated Bob Binder, Oceania Cruises' president. "We continually seek out new and intriguing destinations to delight travellers while providing the greatest possible value and Oceania Cruises' acclaimed onboard experience."

Africa & Asia - Nautica
With itineraries from 15 to 35 days, Nautica will focus on Asia with eight unique cruises, seven of which are new. For the very first time, the line will visit majestic Africa. Enchanted Africa is a grand 30-day voyage from Istanbul to Cape Town which is followed by Safaris, Sands & Splendours - a new 35-day cruise from Cape Town to Singapore via the Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Maldives.

South America - Insignia
For 2011, Oceania Cruises' Insignia will operate all-new itineraries. Guests can choose from seven 12- to 22-day cruises that visit the exotic coastal villages of Brazil and cosmopolitan icons like Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. The ship even offers a taste of remote reaches on Antarctica & the Fjords, a 22-day voyage that includes the Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands and Chilean Fjords.

Caribbean & the Panama Canal - Regatta
One of the company's most popular itineraries - Amazon Adventure - is a 24-day round-trip sailing from Miami onboard Regatta. This voyage annually sells so briskly the company has added a second departure in mid-March. Also new are two, 10-day Mayan Mystique cruises to western Caribbean ports and a 14-day Southern Treasures sailing, which combines the warmth of the tropics, the history of the Colonial South and the charm of Bermuda.

About Oceania Cruises:
Oceania Cruises is the world's only upper-premium cruise line and offers an unrivalled combination of the finest cuisine at sea, elegant accommodations, exceptional personalized service and extraordinary value. Award-winning itineraries visit more than 300 ports in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Americas aboard three luxurious, 684-guest ships: Regatta, Insignia and ,Nautica. The 1,258-guest Marina, the first ship designed specifically for the Upper Premium market segment, joins the fleet in late 2010.

About Prestige Cruise Holdings:
Prestige Cruise Holdings is the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Formed in 2007 to manage select assets in Apollo Management's cruise investment portfolio, PCH is led by Chairman and CEO Frank Del Rio, the founder of Oceania Cruises. PCH is the market leader in the upper-premium and luxury segments of the cruise industry with nearly 4,000 berths between the Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, a number the company expects will grow.

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