Oceania Cruises was founded in 2002 by Joe Watters and Frank Del Rio. Oceania Cruises’ liners are the epitome of luxury. These relatively small ships, with a maximum capacity of just over 1,200 guests, are an example of impeccable taste and sheer elegance. All the furnishings are made only of natural materials, and the decor reminds one of the interiors of private clubs.
The most exciting itineraries and impeccable service are what you’ll find on board. Three luxury vessels let you explore the world in incomparable style and comfort. More than 400 staff and an extremely friendly atmosphere will be at your disposal.
The Regatta, Insignia and Nautica itineraries span the globe. The Far East and China attract you with stops in Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Hanoi, Saigon, Kyoto, Bombay, Luxor and Dubai. South America will capture your imagination with its seductive nature and natural beauty. Regatta, Insignia and Nautica call at more than 80 ports in Europe, as well as such secret corners as Libya, Tunisia and Morocco.
A special attraction of the Oceania liners are their restaurants. The five-star menus are designed under the careful direction of renowned chef Jacques Pepin, executive culinary director of Oceania Cruises. He is one of America’s most famous chefs and has also served as personal chef to three French heads of state, including Charles de Gaulle.
However, these haute cuisine restaurants do not impose high requirements on their guests: it is not necessary to come down to dinner in an evening gown or bow tie – the dress code, except for specially announced cases, is left to the passengers’ discretion. Here they have abandoned fixed times and seats at tables, offering their guests the freedom to choose when, with whom, and which restaurant they want to enjoy each time. In addition, all non-alcoholic drinks, including bottled water, are offered to restaurant guests free of charge.
January 2011 sees the launch of Oceania’s pride and joy, the liner Marina, which can carry up to 1,258 passengers. Marina sets a new standard for cruising, with perhaps the most spacious staterooms on the water. Designed specifically for couples in love, the Marina immediately envelops you in an atmosphere of romance and serenity, allowing you to fully enjoy each other. And then there are six gastronomic restaurants, the BonAppétit Cooking School – the first and only one on a cruise ship, and an excellent wine library from the most influential and respected wine publication, WineSpectator.
We recommend Oceania cruises for intimate or romantic getaways, one of the best ways to honeymoon or celebrate a wedding anniversary, or to make the most important proposal of your life aboard OceaniaCruises.
Australia, Asia, New Zealand