With an emphasis on providing luxury cruises, Oceania Cruises boast the ultimate in service, cuisine and quality in an unpretentious, casual atmosphere. With over 400 crew to less than 700 guests, the ratios enable the best service at sea and alongside the luxurious interiors and elegant entertainment, Oceania Cruises are sure to make an impression on every cruiser. When it comes to destinations, the small luxurious ships enable Oceania Cruises to offer some of the world's most exciting ports of call while retaining an intimate onboard feeling, while the mid-size ships offer the same amazing onboard experience with a slightly more sociable feel.
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You can choose from fine dining in four open-seating restaurants, all included in the price of the cruise. Whether enjoying the main dining room or the specialty restaurants, there are no additional cover charges. Furthermore, those with plant-based diets will be delighted by the expansive vegetarian and vegan menus. With over 200 different menu options to choose from, guests are guaranteed to find a delicious dish that they'll love in The Grand Dining Room and speciality restaurants.
Inspired by 5-star hotel restaurants in Europe, Oceania's Grand Dining Room oozes stately grandeur while also providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for guests to enjoy at every mealtime. Priding themselves on using the best artisan ingredients from around the world, breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between are prepared to perfection, meaning that every bite is as delicious as the last. Highlights include a prepared-to-order Pasta Station, Taco Corner, Asian Noodle Bar and healthy Salad and Smoothie bars.
Each ship also boasts several speciality options for those who want to venture away from the main dining room:
The varied entertainment onboard Oceania ships once evening comes is bound to keep guests amused and engaged from the beginning of their cruise to the end.
For those who enjoy listening to live music, there are regular world-class performances featuring a range of guest entertainers including pianists, classical string quartets and headlining vocalists. As well as live music, there are also shows on each ship.
Alternatively, there's also the opportunity to find a seat in one of the onboard bars and lounges and choose your drink. With a tempting array of vintage wines, cocktails, spirits, beers and wines, your favourite libation will be in your hands within minutes. Furthermore, for those wanting to try their luck, there is also a casino on every ship.
For those travelling with children on a cruise to the Northwest Coast of America and Alaska, the Alaska Explorer Youth Program is the perfect way to keep the children occupied and engaged. Tailor-made for those aged between 5 and 12, this program includes games, activities and Alaska-inspired events, all overseen my enthusiastic and highly-trained staff.
Oceania Cruises proudly offer a variety of exciting and exotic worldwide itineraries with extensive shore excursion choices.
Oceania fly cruise deals give you the opportunity to explore the culture and history of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Baltic States to the mystical and mysterious Far East, with fascinating destinations such as Bangkok, Hong Kong & Shanghai. The vibrant cultures of South America and the Caribbean take you to Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and Valparaiso or Barbados, Dominica and St. Barts. Many of the ports feature overnights stays opposed to fleeting visits meaning that you can get more out of each destination.
Oceania cruises like to make sure that guests' time onboard is as relaxing as possible, which is why they are proud to present the Aquamar Spa. Offering a comprehensive list of treatments, ranging from massages and body therapies to a visit to the salon and barber shop, why not allow yourself a few hours of rejuvenating pampering?
What's more, there is also a Vitality Center onboard each ship which includes state-of-the-art gym equipment, as well as complimentary fitness classes. From a gentle session of yoga on the deck as the sun rises to an intense weight lifting workout, there's everything you need to stay active during your cruise.
In addition, an Oceania Cruise features several programmes of enriching activities to help guests get more out of their holiday:
Lay back in luxury when you choose to spend your nights in one of Oceania's breathtaking suites, with sumptuous décor and extra perks including room service, maid service twice a day and even free laundry service.
Our cruise started in Papeete Tahiti after we had enjoyed a two day stay in Los Angeles on the way out to break our journey and a three night stay in the Intercontinental Resort Tahiti prior to embarkation. Whilst travelling out for the cruise we started to be aware of the Coronavirus spreading around the world rather quickly, however, we were committed to the holiday and there was no travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office that would have allowed us to cancel even if we had wanted to. Embarkation in Papeete was effortless and we were settled into our balcony cabin in record time. Having sailed with Oceania three times previously, we were quite used to the layout of the ship but were most impressed with the fantastic changes to the cabins and communal areas from the recent refit and upgrade. The cabin was beautifully presented and well thought out with an abundance of stowage space for all our clothes. Dining throughout the cruise in the Main Dining Room was a delight as were our visits to the two speciality restaurants of Polo Grill and Toscana. We ate most lunchtimes at the Terrace Grill and loved the outside seating, superb choice of food and impeccable service. As for the cruise itself, we departed Papeete and enjoyed calls at Moorea, Fakarava, Nuka Hiva and Rangiroa before the trip was cut short due to the first Coronavirus case being discovered in French Polynesia. Planned visits to Bora Bora and Raiatea were called off and we sailed back to Papeete instead for the final three days of the cruise. Let’s be honest, there are worse places to be berthed and we did receive a 50% future credit from Oceania for our troubles. Throughout the cruise I cannot praise highly enough the efforts the ship went through to maintain the highest of hygiene standards onboard, the measures were extremely reassuring and thorough throughout. Disembarkation was quick and well organised and we managed, despite a cancelled Virgin flight from LA to Heathrow, to get home as planned one day before the USA ban on the UK kicked in. We have been self isolating since. For those thinking of doing a similar trip, we can thoroughly recommend French Polynesia and Moorea in particular. However, be very careful when planning your journey home as you disembark early in the morning in Papeete and flights out are not until nearly midnight. Our advice is to book a hotel for that day which many had failed to do on our cruise and they were stuck with luggage for a very long day. Finally, ships tours remain extremely expensive but we managed to arrange locally at a fraction of the cost with little trouble.
Excellent cruise, ship was immaculate and staff very helpful. Let down slightly when the usually excellent Grand Dining Room had an off day, and when the Buffet was overcrowded on the last night, but otherwise no complaints.
Looking a bit tired , but still had a great time ,crew were brilliant, food was great. Flight to the boat was disappointing should have been better grade and not British Airways
Unlimited internet and Wi-Fi are included in your Oceania cruise fare as standard no matter your cabin type. You are given a login per cabin onboard which can be used to surf online on one device at once but additional logins are available to purchase for those wishing to use multiple devices simultaneously. For those not wishing to bring their own laptop or tablet, you are welcome to use the onboard internet café.
Oceania operates a cashless system with the US Dollar as the form of currency. All onboard purchases are charged to your onboard account paid via American Express, MasterCard or Visa at disembarkation.
The recommended Oceania’s dress code is resort or country club casual with more elegant casual resort wear in the evenings. From 6pm casual clothing such as shorts, caps, jeans or trainers are not permitted in the restaurants from 6pm onwards with the exception of baseballs hats in the Terrace Café.
Oceania charge the following gratuity charges:
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This applies to guests of all ages and is automatically added to your onboard account. However, this amount is paid at your discretion and you can enquire about changing this amount at reception.
Oceania only provide children’s activities on Alaska itineraries with the Alaska Explorer Youth program aimed at kids ages 5 to 12. These sessions are hosted by the resident youth councillors with games, and lots of Alaska-based activities and events.
Oceania provide special dietary requests such as gluten, lactose, meat and dairy-free as well as kosher and diabetic meals as standard. Other dietary requests must be dealt with in advance so please inform us upon enquiry.
Oceania has a complimentary 24-hour room service menu across all cabin types and ships.
The drinking age for the consumption of alcoholic beverages onboard Oceania cruise ships is 21 years of age.
You won't need to drink from the tap in your cabin as the mini bar is complimentary and refilled with bottled water and soft drinks every day.
Oceania boast 24-hour complimentary room service.