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How to get more added benefits with Oceania Cruises

1st August 2016


Don’t be put off by expensive prices for balconies and above, you might actually be getting more for your money than you realise with Oceania Cruises.

Imagine waking up to a new destination almost every day, and being able to stand out on your own private balcony as you sail in to port. From Alaska to South America, the Caribbean to Africa, the views are guaranteed to be unforgettable. But there’s so much more to your balcony stateroom than just an incredible view.

penthouse suite

Free Airfare

Fly for free? Yes please! Free airfare means you can enjoy stress-free flying, with the price of your flight already included in your cabin and the added bonus of having someone else book your flights for you. Most flights are from London, but you can fly from many regional airports for a small supplement, including Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester Newcastle, and many more.  Oceania Cruises free airfare is guaranteed, no matter how much airfares may increase between the day you book your cruise and the day you travel. 

Free Shipboard Credit

With free credit per person to spend onboard, you can use it however you wish. Whether it be treating yourself to a drink from their premium drinks selection, buying a unique souvenir from the onboard shopping boutiques, or embarking on an exciting shore excursion; the choice is yours.

Free Unlimited Internet

You can always stay connected at sea with wireless internet available throughout each of Oceania Cruises ships, including in all suites and staterooms. But, you’ll have access to unlimited internet that can be used on one device at a time, anywhere on the ship. Plus, if you stay in one of Oceania Cruises’ Vista, Oceania and Owner’s suite, a complimentary iPad® is provided for your use.

Oceania Casino Bar

PLUS choose one…

Free Shore Excursions

Shore excursions are a great way to get an insight into a ports culture, history and local delicacies. You’ll enjoy unlimited shore excursions throughout your cruise, choosing from a wide array of trips in each and every port you visit.  To avoid missing out on some incredible experiences, Oceania Cruises strongly recommend booking shore excursions prior to boarding the ship to ensure availability.


Free Beverage Package

The cost of drinks can certainly add up over the duration of your cruise, but with the free beverage package you can rest assured that you’ll not be spending a small fortune on drinks.  Guests with Oceania Cruises can enjoy unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees, teas and juices as standard, but when booking a balcony suite or above you’ll enjoy complimentary wine and beer during your evening meals. The perfect accompaniment to some of the Finest Cuisine at Sea™.


Onboard Marina

Becci from our Marketing team recently went onboard Oceania Marina for a tour of the ship.

"The ship's balcony staterooms and suites are simply beautiful. Spacious, yet intimate, the rooms are ideal for a relaxing retreat whilst you’re on your cruise – and with a great view! The staterooms with the Jacuzzis on the balcony would be ideal for watching the sunset while sipping on Champagne; absolute heaven. The standard balcony staterooms are luxurious, but I was blown away by the suites – especially the Grand Owners Suite."


Oceania Balcony and Suitesr

What to expect on your Cunard cruise

6th October 2015

Updated January 2018

A cruise with Cunard can be an absolutely magnificent affair. With impeccable White Star service, and some of the best luxury ocean cruising at sea, you are guaranteed to savour every moment spent on your Cunard cruise. If you’re considering a Cunard cruise for the first time, of course you're likely to have all kinds of questions about what to expect. To give you a little guidance, we've put together this short guide with more information about just what a Cunard Cruise is like. If there's anything we haven't covered, be sure to ask our sales team any other questions you have before booking your cruise.



You can expect friendly smiles and warm greetings from all staff when you first arrive onboard. This short video reveals just what’s in store from the start:



It’s also worth noting that there is no limit when it comes to how much luggage you can bring with you, however all suitcases must be under 23kg due to health and safety reasons. In keeping with Cunard’s steadfast attention to luxury holidays, the cruise line offers guests a fabulous white-star service; luggage collection and delivery pre and post cruise. Simply speak to a sales agent to arrange this, to alleviate any stress at the start and end of your cruise.


Staterooms and Suites 


Cunard offer a wealth of accommodation choices. For those looking for an especially luxurious cruise, there are the Princess and Queens Grill Suites, which boast exclusive facilities such as restaurants and lounges. Otherwise, there is a great variety of staterooms, suiting all guests from single travellers, to families.




Accessibility and Family Cruising 


In order to enable their extra special cruising opportunities to be enjoyed by everyone, Cunard have ensured that there is ample space and accessible facilities for all guests. There are wide corridors and spacious staterooms designed for wheelchair and mobility scooter users, and a fantastic array of child-friendly features.




Onboard restaurants offer kids menus, and there is even a designated ‘Children’s Tea’ in The Lido restaurant which gives the perfect opportunity for little ones to make new friends. There are also age-appropriate Kids Clubs onboard Cunard ships, and a night nursery, where babies from 6 to 23 month can sleep between 6-11pm, giving parents a well-earned break.


Wining and Dining 


Cunard boast some terrific dining choices onboard all of their ships, including some exclusive restaurants for those staying in Princess and Queens Grills suites. Dine in the main restaurant – where you can opt for traditional dining times, or ‘freedom dining’ if preferred. The buffet restaurant offers a wide range of cuisine options as well as tea, coffee, and juices during the day. Speciality restaurants inlcude The Verandah, for an extra special dining experience, The Golden Lion for a homely pub-style ambiance, and Lotus, Coriander, La Piazza, and Smokehouse for global cuisine.

When cruising with Cunard, guests are not only in for a treat where dining is concerned. There are also some beautiful and comfortable lounges where you can enjoy your favourite tipple.




Other Useful Information



  • Staying in touch with loved ones back home is easy to do on a Cunard cruise. You’ll find internet stations either in The Library or ConneXions centres onboard, or you can access the ship's Wi-Fi by purchasing an internet package. Simply speak to your sales agent at the time of booking, or to a crew member once you're onboard.
  • Cunard have introduced a cash-free environment on their ships, for the convenience of all onboard. At the start of your cruise you’ll be given a cruise card to use for spending (you’ll be asked to leave a credit/debit card or cash deposit when retrieving it). All pricing onboard is in US dollars, and you’ll need to settle up your bill before disembarking – either using a card or cash. It’s also possible to buy local currency on the ship.
  • In order to help maintain the traditional cruising style that Cunard are renowned for, guests will be invited to adhere to specific dress codes. During the day attire should be casual – including shorts and smart jeans – and the evenings can be either formal or informal. This useful video will give you more information about what you’ll be expected to wear and when.




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