Cruise line see surge in reservations on first day sales open for 2022-2023 itineraries
By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva
The thirst for cruising is so high that Oceania Cruises saw record bookings on March 3rd for 2022-2023 exotic itineraries. It was the first day these cruises were available for purchase, too. People are pretty pent up about getting back on ships.
Oceania is a premium, boutique cruise line, with a casual country-club ambiance. Most of its clientele are repeat passengers or brand loyalists. Many say they never go on other ships. The majority of Oceania regulars do a number of cruises a year with the line. And they book well in advance. And, if you ask why, the first thing they mention is the outstanding food.
Also big draws are Oceania’s country-club style of cruising and the fine service.
These are crispy, croissants from breakfast on the Marina
In the next two years Oceania is offering 127 unique itineraries that range from seven to 77 days. Ships will call in 272 ports with 284 overnight or multi-day stays.
Popular voyages include four in Antarctica on the Marina and a variety of Caribbean choices. The ships will sail from new embarkation ports beyond Miami in Bridgetown, Barbados; Panama City, Panama; and Oranjestad, Aruba.
Fans of Regatta and Nautical can choose from 22 voyages in Asia and Africa. Other exotic options include trans-Tasman Australia/New Zealand itineraries and South Pacific, Polynesia and Hawaii options. My favorite itinerary is a mighty Amazon cruise on Marina.
Holiday and other popular picks
Oceania is offering a 35-day Christmas and New Year’s circumnavigation of Australia, and cruises to Antarctica, the Caribbean, Africa, India and the Arabian Peninsula.
Regatta and Nautical fans have a choice of 22 voyages in Asia and Africa. Other options are three trans-Tasman Australia/New Zealand and six South Pacific, Polynesia and Hawaii.
Want to bring you own favorite wines on board? Yes, you may. Passengers can bring six bottles along for in-room consumption. However, a $25 corkage fee is applicable if you take the wine to the restaurant or bars. Oceania also offers value packages for purchase.
Book an Oceania cruise at pavlus.com or by calling an agent at 800-528-9300.