Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, invites travellers to experience a once-in-a-lifetime festive season voyage aboard seven of its small, luxurious ships. With more than 40 sailings departing from Miami, Lima, Sydney, Singapore, Abu Dhabi or Dubai during the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 holiday seasons, guests can immerse themselves in the cultural richness of a myriad of enticing destinations.
This captivating collection of diverse itineraries offers a holiday getaway for every type of traveller, from exploring the pristine beaches of the Caribbean to discovering the vibrant energy of Latin America and from enjoying exotic islands across Polynesia and top destinations in Australia to setting off on enticing Arabian adventures.
The holiday festivities begin the minute guests step aboard one of Oceania Cruises’ intimate ships, which are festooned with enchanting seasonal decorations, glittering lights, festive garlands, elegantly dressed trees and showstopping gingerbread villages.
Joyful entertainment includes a reading of ‘The Night Before Christmas’ on Christmas Eve, visits from Santa Claus and his helpers, charming carol singing, glistening evening shows on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, a beautiful 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 in style with ship-wide entertainment, including incredible countdown parties with a special Champagne toast to mark the midnight hour, and a decadent gala brunch on New Year’s Day, featuring lavish desserts ranging from tarts and tortes to cheesecakes, macarons, and light and fluffy profiteroles.
Festive feasts on board the fleet of small, luxurious ships live up to the line’s promise of The Finest Cuisine at Sea®, from traditional eggnog with breakfast on Christmas Day to an exquisite Hanukkah dining menu in The Grand Dining Room, delightful high teas and a multi-course traditional Christmas Day dinner flawlessly prepared by the finest chefs at sea.
“Cruising aboard a luxurious ship replete with celebratory menus, glistening decorations and festive entertainment is an extraordinary way to spend the holiday season,” said Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises. “Our collection of festive itineraries explores enticing locales the world over, creating memories to last a lifetime.”
Headlining this 2023-2024 season is an exotic 12-day Caribbean Wanderlust adventure aboard the line’s new ship, Vista, starting and finishing in Miami and calling on the tempting islands of Dominica, St. Lucia and beyond, departing 18 December, 2023. However, now is also a great time to look ahead and plan for next year’s holiday season, with a variety of captivating destinations to choose from.
simply MORE™ This Holiday Season
Oceania Cruises will continue offering travellers simply MORE during the holiday season. The new value promise means travellers seeking holidays at sea will receive the greatest value in luxury cruising, with virtually everything they desire included in their voyage fare: more unforgettable travel experiences with a generous shore excursion credit of up to US$1,600 per stateroom to be spent on tours of their choice; and more occasions to celebrate the season with a comprehensive beverage package available during lunch and dinner at onboard restaurants featuring dozens of vintage Champagnes, premium wines and international beers; plus free gourmet specialty dining, free pre-paid gratuities, and free unlimited Wi-Fi. Created to elevate the guest experience as well as create long-lasting memories in enticing destinations, simply MORE makes the holidays even brighter aboard Oceania Cruises. Available on all new reservations on sailings departing 1 October, 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 harbours, dramatic landscapes and a captivating dash of European sophistication. Departs 17 December, 2023.
Departing from Miami, revel in the sun-splashed pleasures of the Caribbean on this revitalising holiday season escape to the carefree islands of the Eastern Caribbean to Dominica, St. Lucia and beyond. Departs 18 December, 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 18 December, 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 21 December, 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 22 December, 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 28 December, 2023.
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 29 December, 2023.
2024-2025 Festive Season Voyage Highlights
Hidden Caribbean Coves: 10 Days from Miami to Miami aboard Vista.
Trade grey 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 17 December, 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 21 December, 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 21 December, 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 22 December, 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 22 December, 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 22 December, 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 23 December, 2024.
Oceania Cruises’ new 1,200-guest ship, Vista reveals a new standard in luxury with 11 dining options, including three new signature culinary venues – The Bakery at Baristas, Ember and Aquamar Kitchen – eight bars, lounges and entertainment venues, and Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center. Vista boasts the most spacious standard staterooms at sea at more than 26 square metres, and all Penthouse Suites and staterooms feature large bathrooms with oversized rainforest showers.
The newly re-inspired Riviera, with capacity for 1,250 guests, was designed to be special in so many ways and reflects a new level of grace and elegance through designer touches, upholstery and fabrics throughout. She features multiple gourmet restaurants and along with Marina, offers unforgettable food and wine pairings at La Reserve by Wine Spectator as well as the opportunity for private dining at opulent Privée. From the Lalique Grand Staircase to the Owner’s Suites, designer touches that create a casually elegant atmosphere are everywhere. Riviera’s refined ambiance truly embodies the unparalleled Oceania Cruises experience.
Marina, with capacity for 1,250 guests, features six open-seating gourmet restaurants, with no surcharge, as well as unforgettable food and wine pairings at La Reserve by Wine Spectator, plus the option for opulent private dining in Privée. The ship also features a state-of-the-art Culinary Center, Artist Loft for budding creatives and Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center, all blending sophistication with contemporary flair to create a casually elegant ambiance.
Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena
Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena, with capacity for 670 guests, perfectly encapsulate the ultimate small-ship luxury experience for travel adventures. Guests can relax in the library, Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center or in one of the various bars and lounges on board, take in a show or spend the evening in the casino. Each of these smaller ships houses 333 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas. Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena allow access to lesser-known ports of call, alongside the iconic cities and resort towns of these sought-after regions.
For additional information on Oceania Cruises’ small-ship luxury product, exquisitely crafted cuisine, and expertly curated travel experiences, visit OceaniaCruises.com, call Oceania Cruises on 1300 355 200 (Australia), 0800 625 691 (NZ) or speak with a professional travel advisor.