There are simply too many places to mention when it comes to the Big Apple but highlights have to be: the Statue of liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, the Natural History Museum and the Met art museum- not to mention all the cool sights of downtown Brooklyn, swanky Manhattan and the classic skyline from Rhode Island. New York is a bucket-list destination that just cannot be missed.
DAY 3 - 31 Jul 2021
A quiet harbour town popular for art galleries and studios, situated on scenic Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbour serves as the gateway to the stunning landscapes of Arcadia National park, ideal for exploring rolling hills, plunging cliff edges and even sandy beaches where the wilds meet the sea. If you’re only stopping here briefly, don’t worry as you’ll still get to take in the dramatic views of the Arcadia National Park while on the move to the next great location.
Saint John, Bay Of Fundy, Canada
DAY 4 - 01 Aug 2021
DAY 5 - 02 Aug 2021
As Nova Scotia’s capital, Halifax has a great balance between trendy, urban city adventures and a plethora of water-sports, hiking and mountain-biking. Visitors can easily explore the highlights of the city on foot, admiring the Halifax waterfront and tasting a range of craft beers at multiple breweries before enjoying the exhilarating atmosphere of live ice-hockey. Many free performances are frequently held on the harbour, such as acrobatics, dancers and magicians.
Atlantic Ocean - Cruising
DAY 6 - 03 Aug 2021
You will be at sea on day 6 while travelling from Halifax to St. John's, Newfoundland.
St. John's, Newfoundland
DAY 7 - 04 Aug 2021
Labrador Sea - Cruising
DAY 8 - 05 Aug 2021
You will be at sea on day 8 while travelling from St. John's, Newfoundland to Nuuk.
Atlantic Ocean - Cruising
DAY 9 - 06 Aug 2021
You will be at sea on day 9 while travelling from St. John's, Newfoundland to Nuuk.
DAY 10 - 07 Aug 2021
DAY 11 - 08 Aug 2021
DAY 12 - 09 Aug 2021
Prins Christiansund - Cruising
DAY 13 - 10 Aug 2021
You will be at sea on day 13 while travelling from Qaqortoq to Reykjavik - Overnight onboard.
Atlantic Ocean - Cruising
DAY 14 - 11 Aug 2021
You will be at sea on day 14 while travelling from Qaqortoq to Reykjavik - Overnight onboard.
Reykjavik - Overnight onboard
DAY 15-16 - 12 Aug 2021 to 13 Aug 2021
Home to some of the most striking buildings you'll ever see, Reykjavik is a small city that packs a powerful punch. Take a dip in one of the many geothermal pools to truly relax, or enjoy a refreshing hike in the great outdoors. A visit to the iconic Hallgrímskirkja Church is a must for architecture enthusiasts, though a simple walking tour around the city will see you discovering stunning designs and street art. Don't forget to leave room for the outstanding local cuisine, from fresh seafood to grilled meats.
DAY 17 - 14 Aug 2021
DAY 18 - 15 Aug 2021
North Atlantic Ocean - Cruising
DAY 19 - 16 Aug 2021
You will be at sea on day 19 while travelling from Akureyri to Torshavn, Faroe Islands.
Torshavn, Faroe Islands
DAY 20 - 17 Aug 2021
Lerwick, Shetland Islands
DAY 21 - 18 Aug 2021
The Shetland Islands' only town, Lerwick is home to half of the island's population, and while it may be small, there's plenty to do during your time here. Perfect for those who love spending time outdoors, explore this remote part of Scotland by foot as you soak up the local wildlife, from ponies to rare birds. Before you leave, be sure to visit the Shetland Museum and Archive and the Mareel, where you'll learn more about life in Lerwick.
DAY 22 - 19 Aug 2021
Where Vikings and kings once used to rule, Haugesund is now home to rugged landscapes, cultural celebrations, extreme sports and fantastic shopping in the city centre. For a taste of traditional Norse history, visit the Nordvegen History Centre where kids can dress up as Vikings. For active outdoorsmen, a guided hike to Langfoss waterfall is an unforgettable experience, though the steep cliffs are not for the faint of heart! Finally, take a walk around the city for dining, shopping and fun festivals.
DAY 23 - 20 Aug 2021
Nestled amongst some of the most beautiful natural attractions, Stavanger is the fourth largest city in Norway. Boasting both contemporary modern attractions as well as excellently preserved old wooden settlements, this classic Norwegian city is a great getaway for active adventurers looking for outdoor pursuits, while those looking for cosmopolitan city escapes will love the shopping and dining. Travelling with kids? The whole family will be delighted by the wide range of interactive museums.
DAY 24 - 21 Aug 2021
As Norway's fifth largest city, Kristiansand boasts numerous classic wooden houses, quirky boutiques, and popular sandy beaches that attract visitors from all over Scandinavia. Stop by Bystranda beach for its summery palm trees, or the Aquarama Waterpark for its warm outdoor swimming pool. Visitors will also find epic beach parties, live music at the Kilden Performing Arts Centre, and unique street art all around the city. For fresh seafood or just a light bite, head to Fiskebrygga harbour.
DAY 25 - 22 Aug 2021
As Norway's capital city, there's no doubt that Oslo is a hub of stylish architecture, Scandinavian culture and quirky art scenes, as well as plenty of traditional Norwegian cuisine. The renowned Opera House and Holmenkollen Ski Museum are just two examples of the fascinating and eye-catching attractions you'll find in this cosmopolitan city, while outdoor adventurers will love exploring Vigeland Sculpture Park.
DAY 26 - 23 Aug 2021
Comprising unique architecture, scenic canals and a wide range of attractions within easy reach of the cruise port, Copenhagen is often hailed as the best city in the world in which to live. No matter your age or interests, and no matter the weather, there's something for everyone - take a bus tour to get your bearings, then explore royal palaces, museums and parks. Nyhavn is an iconic spot for photos, cafes and culture, and breathtaking 18th-century architecture.
Baltic Sea - Cruising
DAY 27 - 24 Aug 2021
You will be at sea on day 27 while travelling from Copenhagen to Stockholm.
DAY 28 - 25 Aug 2021
Combining ancient history and architecture with modern urban flair, Stockholm is known as one of the most welcoming cities in the world. Culture vultures, in particular, will be delighted by the range of attractions on offer, such as the fairytale-esque Old Town, the extravagant royal palace and the Vasa Museum. For ultimate relaxation, head to a Swedish sauna to soak in an ambient setting. Just don't forget to leave time for authentic Swedish street food!
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Oceania Cruises Covid-19 safety measures
Prior to embarking, all guests will undergo extensive health screening- including touchless temperature checks- with extra screening for crew and those considered at-risk. Check-in and boarding have been enhanced to facilitate social distancing, while measures in terminals include continuous sanitation and fogging where possible.
Social distancing continues onboard with reduced ship capacity, reduced seating in venues and smaller groups for all activities. In restaurants there is a no-touch food service policy, while guests should wash their hands frequently with hand sanitiser located throughout the ship.
In the case of illness, Oceania has medical staff onboard every ship, with medical centres stocked with medication and virus-testing equipment, as well as isolation accommodation if needed. To ensure that all procedures are followed, there will be a Public Health Officer on every ship, and itineraries may be changed to avoid affected areas.
Air filtration systems have been upgraded to ensure clean air, while public venues will be sanitised continuously, with fogging of accommodation and public spaces occurring daily.
Crew safety will be monitored throughout each cruise thanks to frequent health checks which will require them to have their temperature taken daily.
By monitoring the health situation in each destination, Oceania Cruises will ensure that guests will only visit ports of call that are safe.
It was a really good cruise despite some strong winds. The food has to be amongst the best that I have had on a cruise ship. The staff were as usual very attentive and looked after us very well. The decor was excellent and the ship had only completed a refurbishment 2 weeks before. Fantastic. The entertainment was not up to standard; one of the speakers was poor and the other's subject matter was not of much interest. There needed to be more speakers particularly as we had 6 sea days. The guest entertainers lacked variety. The 2 who joined the ship half way through, one was a ventriloquist and the other a magician and OK for one performance but not 2.
End of October is not a time to do a fall cruise. 4 out of the 8 stops were cancelled due to various weather conditions and whilst this is not the cruise lines fault their response is. The line provided free drinks for 2 evenings to compensate passengers, as I had bought a premium drinks package this was of no benefit to me. When I asked at reception how I was to be compensated I was told " it was the luck of the draw" and I was not to receive anything! In relation to the cruise itself I found the selection of tours disappointing. The entertainment was acceptable and much better than 5 years ago when I last used oceania ( although this is not a high bar). Food is good and service is like most cruises, good in parts. Outside of the cruise you had provided accommodation and transfers all of which worked well except for the transfer from hotel in new York to cruise terminal. We had to wait one and a half hours make 4 phone calls and listen to excuse after excuse - very poor
Ship in need of refurb . Variety of food and d rink very good but always Luke warm not hot. Entertainment mediocre.pool not a swimming pool a plunge pool . Ship very clean staff excellent in every way . The hotel on day and night prior to cruise although central for everything was poor .Room very small difficult for my husband who is severely sight impaired it was on the 15 th floor lifts worked intermittently.Breakfast included had very little variety. The tours off ship - 3were cancelled we were given option of other tours or money back to on board spend only .Some of the option tour were good some were not so good. When disembarking as we got though customs it was absolute chaos nobody there to tell us were to go to get taxis or go on tour as flight late evening .
Concierge balcony cabin was in poor condition, did not appear to be any benefits of concierge on this 10 day cruise. The panels on the balcony dividers had paint peeling off and the sliding balcony door black dirt and rust.The food was good, but not as claimed by Oceania to be exceptional. The service of the staff was very good, plenty of them and they were attentive. Entertainment was poor, just like a lot of small cruise ships, six singers and dancers, we did not think we're very good. We have cruised seventy times with several different cruise companies,this cruise line we would not use again.
The cabin was overdue a refurbishment. The furniture was warn and there was paint peeling off the balcony divider. The balcony door was surrounded by black rust. The service was good, the food was good but no more than that, it certainly didn't live up to pre cruise adverts of best food at sea. As far as value for money is concerned this was poor value. The ship's entertainment was poor, very little going on during the day. The change in itinerary due to Hurricane Florence, which was perfectly understandable, meant that we spent two days in Portland, Maine. There wasn't much to do there, it was a poor substitute for Bermuda. Having cruised roughly 70 times, we would not choose Oceania again.
You will know we have travel via yourselves many times. We enjoy quality but value and you predominantly hit this brief HOWEVER arranging a Thomas Cook Air tanker after we paid and got a 5 star cruise seriously affected our holidays. The plane had extremely poor services and facilities and was a huge disappointment. Prior to going I would of complained about the extra charges incurred regards compulsory charges for the hotel which we had not been informed of until literally the last minute BUT we ignored it because overall your holidays have worked out really fine. The Air tank you arranged for us despite others who used Iglue for the same cruise and same airport was such as Virgin. I am unhappily bemused that your organisation thought after a quality holiday we would want to come home in an excuse of 21st century travel. VERY DISAPOINTED.
Just home from amazing cruise New York through New England to Bermuda Fab itinerary. Great ship great crew wonderful group of fellow passengers Really enjoyed the experience My contact at iglu did a good job and was very helpful many thanks Luke Morgan well done Anne
I flew out to Bordeaux with a work colleague from Birmingham on the 5th June to board the Oceania Insignia for a 5 night sailing. Our flight landed at lunchtime but the ship did not arrive into the port until several hours later so we had an enjoyable afternoon meandering along the promenade with numerous stops for refreshments. Despite neither of us speaking much French we were able to get a taxi from the airport to the port with a non English speaking driver thanks to the Google translate on our phones. This also proved invaluable on several other occasions during our trip. First lesson learned - It is no longer necessary to book transfers with an English speaking driver at an inflated cost as long as you have access to Google. Once the ship had arrived and completed docking we were able to board, there was no rush as we were staying in port until the following afternoon, however the embarkation process was quick, and very straight forward. Once checked in we were helped with the luggage to our balcony suite up on deck 7, from where we had a fantastic view of Bordeaux. I must say it was a relief to finally be able to leave our bags. The suite itself was of an average size and comparable in size to a balcony cabin on most mainstream cruises, it was however very tastefully decorated and there was ample storage. As well as the hairdryer on the wall in the bathroom ( does anyone ever actually use those ) there was a normal hand held one in the drawers. The bathroom again was a similar size to most on cruise ships but the luxury toiletries added that special touch. After unpacking and freshening up we went down to the main dining room for our first of many delicious meals on board. The al a carte menu in this restaurant changes each day but with a few staple dishes such as a New York strip steak being on permanently. This was what I opted for on the first evening and it was out of this world. You could tell that as well as being cooked by a top chef the actual quality of the food was outstanding. Due to a long day of travelling and a meal of over indulgence we felt wiped out after our meal and so decided to call it a day and get some sleep ready for the days ahead. The following morning we decided that having seen Bordeaux the previous day we would spend our time taking a tour of the ship and all it had to offer which was quite a lot for a small ship. As well as the main dining room there are 2 speciality restaurants, a buffet restaurant and a poolside grill. There is a lovely spa with a gym – which I only used once, but I did think about using it more! There was a theatre which is small compared to the ones on many of the newer ships but more than big enough for the number of passengers that she carries and there was a different show on every night as well as lectures taking place in there during the day. If you wanted a quieter venue there is a well stocked library and the way it is furnished makes you feel like you are sat in a cosy living room at home. The ship also has an internet café, a card room with board games and jigsaw puzzles and a casino. Plenty to keep everyone amused. Up on the top decks you could play crazy golf, walk around the track or simply lie back on one of the very plush sun loungers round the pool - even on sea days there are more than enough to accommodate everyone on board, or sip a cocktail of the day in one of the Jacuzzis. We interspersed our tour of the ship by stopping in each of the bars for a drink as we passed through and each time the bar staff could not have been more friendly. Despite being a small size ship there was as much choice of drinks as on any of the larger ships. At lunch time we ate in the buffet restaurant which has an alfresco area where we sat looking out in the sunshine. Again you would never think you were on a small ship, there was certainly nothing small about the food choice on offer. Later that evening we met up with other travel agents and our hosts from Oceania in the horizons bar – a lovely area with panoramic views across the front of the ship, a great place for pre dinner drinks. This is also the place where they serve a traditional afternoon tea each day and then late into the evening it hosts live music and a disco. Following drinks and introductions we headed off to the Italian restaurant for our evening meal. The menu in here stays the same each day with just one speciality dish which can change daily. We sat at a table for 10 and most people ordered something different, from Steak, to Veal, to pasta or pizza, and I don’t recall anyone sending anything but empty plates back. The food was so good that even when you felt full you had to keep going until the plate was empty – not good for the waistline. We awoke the following morning in Lorient and took the complimentary shuttle bus into the town centre, where we spent several hours wandering around the shops and small marina. Once back on the ship we had lunch at the poolside grill where even the burgers are made from wagyu beef. The evening meal was taken in Polo the Steakhouse where I went for the traditional surf and turf, and it was the best I have ever eaten. Apparently they have their own farm for the beef and even have their own oyster farm, and when you taste the food the difference is so obvious. The following day was a sea day so I went to the gym and then we went to the games room and attempted a jigsaw – it was still unfinished when we left the ship. The afternoon was spent sunbathing around the pool with a few cocktails followed by afternoon tea. Our final day was in Belfast where we had booked an 8 hour excursion to Giants Causeway and a city tour . The guide gave us a commentary the whole way with lots of interesting information on history, politics the troubles of the recent past and everyday life as it is now. As we drove across Ireland I was amazed at the beautiful scenery, far nicer than I had expected. Our last evening we ate outdoors from the buffet restaurant and chilled out ready for our journey home the following morning. To summarise the Oceania Insignia whilst being a small ship is very cosy and friendly and still retains lots of facilities that the bigger ships offer but without the queues. The staff are all extremely friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them, again because there are less passengers on board the staff get to know them and their requirements. Our hosts from Oceania treated us very well and created a good atmosphere between all the agents from different companies and it was a pleasure to be on board with them. They got the mix just right in that we were able to experience the ship as a normal passenger would enabling us to pass this on to potential customers in the correct way, but also holding a presentation for us with lots of information about the company and its other ships which I found very useful. The strap line for Oceania is “ finest cuisine at sea” and I can 100% verify this.
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