(1:50 p.m EDT) — Comprising 89 sailings (ranging from seven to 180 days), 60 new itineraries and 19 new ports of call, Oceania Cruises’ winter season will send six ships to ports across Asia, Africa, South America, North America, Europe and Australia.
Never-before-sailed ports of call for the line include Burnie, Tasmania; Ensenada, Mexico; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; and Harvest Caye, Belize.
Sirena will debut in April and take on Mediterranean itineraries before heading to the Caribbean and Pacific for the winter.
A breakdown of Oceania Cruises’ winter 2016/2017 destinations by ship is as follows:
Sirena will spend 16 days voyaging from Miami to Los Angeles through the Panama Canal over the December holidays. It will then spend 13 other cruises plying the Caribbean to Mexico and Central America, crossing over to Hawaii, heading into the South Pacific, then on to extensive sailings throughout Australia.
Regatta will sail the Caribbean while crossing through the Panama Canal and exploring Mexico’s Copper Canyon, but the focus is its three-week “Patagonian Odyssey.” Sailing from Buenos Aires around Cape Horn en route to Lima, this cruise makes 11 stops throughout South America’s most remote regions and includes scenic cruising through the Chilean fjords and Strait of Magellan.
Marina will make three South America sailings, along with several throughout the Caribbean. The highlight of this ship’s winter season is its three-week ocean crossing “Passage to Discover,” which will travel from Miami to Lisbon, calling off the west coast of Africa and the Caribbean, as well.
Riviera will spend its winter sailing seven- to 14-night Caribbean crossings, with most departing round trip from Miami. Ports include Punta Cana and Grand Turk.
Nautica will sail eight long itineraries through Asia and Africa this winter. Four of those are new and include “Safaris, Temples & Jewels,” a 30-night Cape Town-to-Singapore cruise with 15 ports, including Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and Male, the capital of the Maldives.
Insignia will depart Miami in January 2017 on the journey of a lifetime: “Around the World in 180 Days” will circumnavigate the globe on a comprehensive world cruise, tackling 98 ports in 36 countries across six continents. Can’t make all 45,000 nautical miles of the trip? Passengers are offered eight segments from which to choose.
OLife Advantage, Oceania’s early-booking incentive program, offers exclusive amenities, such as free shore excursions, unlimited Internet and prepaid gratuities if you book your sailing by December 31, 2015.