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Oceania Cruises

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General Information
Oceania Cruises
Chairman & CEO:
Frank Del Rio
Ships in Fleet: 4
Year Established: 2002
Corporate Location: Miami, FL
 
Overview
The Oceania Cruises Fleet
Destinations & Itineraries
Onboard Experience
Past Passenger Program
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Oceania Cruises Overview
Oceania Cruises is one of the premier upscale cruising companies in the world. They are known for fine dining, excellent itinerary-rich cruises, and great value (relative to the upscale market). Although Oceania is a relatively young company (started in 2002), they already have a strong market presence. Oceania was created by Frank Del Rio (the former head of Renaissance Cruises) and Joe Watters (the former head of Crystal Cruises). Since April of 2007, the parent company of Oceania Cruises has been Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH), which is a subsidiary of Apollo Management, L.P. and is also the parent company of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Oceania strives to provide its guests with the finest cuisine at sea. They have an elaborate open dining system, where you can eat where you want, when you want, with whomever you want. Their five-star menus feature menus created by master chef Jacques Pépin, the host of many public television shows.

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Oceania Cruise Destinations
Oceania takes pride in their ability to offer its customers very nice cruising itineraries, filled with desirable ports of call. Their ships go to ports that few others do. For example, Oceania ships travel to Shanghai, Dubai, and Bombay. Most Oceania cruises are at least 10- to 14-Nights in length.

There are lots of options concerning destinations offered on an Oceania Cruise. They include Africa, Arabia, the Black Sea, the Caribbean, Central America, China, the Greek Isles, Iceland, India, the Mediterranean, Mexico, Russia, Scandinavia, South America, and Southeast Asia.
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Onboard Oceania Cruises
Oceania has a very relaxed onboard atmosphere. The typical dress fairly relaxed, to match their open dining setup. It can best be described as country-club casual. There is a large percentage of balcony staterooms onboard the Oceania cruise ships. Their ships are fairly small, relative to the rest of the mainstream cruising world, so you're sure to find your way around them in less than a day. The, mostly European, staff is very courteous and attentive.

Concerning entertainment and activities, there are a decent amount of options onboard an Oceania cruise. Wine tastings are quite popular. There is also an onboard enrichment program, featuring various lectures. On some occasions the lecturers are celebrities of some sort. There is also a main showroom where you can see a show of some kind (such as comedians, musicians and singers). There are quite a few bars and lounges onboard each Oceania cruise ship. Going along with Oceania's emphasis on their fine dining, onboard culinary demonstrations are given during most Oceania cruises. Arts & crafts classes and dance lessons are also available during an Oceania cruise. There is also a small casino onboard each Oceania cruise ship, featuring mostly slot machines, along with very few tables.

The spa is another popular onboard destination. The Oceania cruise ships feature the Oceania Spa by Mandara. Be sure to reserve treatments ahead of time, to avoid the time slot or treatment you want being unavailable. The Oceania Spa has everything you could possibly want in a spa. For example, you can have a facial, detoxification or massage. There is even a Thelassotherapy whirlpool onboard each ship.

Oceania offers top quality dining options. On an Oceania cruise you'll have the choice of four five-star quality dining venues. In addition to that, you also have the option of taking advantage of the 24-hour room service that is available to you. The Grand Dining Room is a five-star American-inspired Continental restaurant. Polo Grill provides you with tasty treats such as prime beef, chops and seafood. Toscana is an excellent Italian restaurant, with a Tuscan influence. During the day Terrace serves café breakfast and lunch buffets, while in the evenings it becomes a Mediterranean restaurant.

Please be aware that there are not currently any structured kids programs onboard any of the Oceania ships. As can be expected, not a lot of children will be found cruising onboard the Oceania ships. Most of the cruisers are well-traveled senior citizens (55 and over) that seek world-class cuisine and excellent service.
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Oceania Past Passengers
Oceania Cruises' past passenger program is the Oceania Club. You become a basic Oceania Club member after your first Oceania cruise. There are six upper levels, each one based on how many Oceania cruises you have taken. View out Oceania Club page for more details.
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Oceania Cruises Fleet
There are 4 cruise ships currently in the Oceania Cruises fleet. Regatta and Nautica are both part of the Regatta class and weigh in at 330,277 tons. The newer vessels, Marina and Riviera, are both much larger at 66,084 tons and are part of the Oceania class of ships.

Oceania Marina

Marina
Inaugural Year: 2011
More Info on Marina
Oceania Nautica

Nautica
Inaugural Year: 2000
Most Recent Refurbished Year: 2010
More Info on Nautica
Oceania Regatta

Regatta
Inaugural Year: 1998
Most Recent Refurbished Year: 2011
More Info on Regatta
Oceania Riviera

Riviera
Inaugural Year: 2012


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