Summer sailing on the brain? Oceania Cruises has debuted its 2014 Summer Collection, with 90 voyages and 10 new ports of call. (We are most excited for the return of Insignia.)
The five ships (Riviera, Marina, Regatta, Insignia and Nautica) will now sail to more than 180 destinations around the world. The 2014 collection offers 70 European cruises, most of which are new itineraries, plus 10 Alaska voyages, seven all-new Canada/New England cruises and three Panama Canal voyages.
Cool touch: Bookings before May 31, 2013 have free pre-paid gratuities.
Oceania Cruises’ newest ship, Riviera, will spend the entire summer in the Mediterranean on a series of seven-, 10- and 14-day cruises, sailing from as far west as Barcelona and the French Riviera, through Italy and Greece, to as far east as the Black Sea. Riviera ends the season with a transoceanic voyage to Miami.
Marina begins the European season in June 2014 with a series of cruises in Scandinavia, Russia and the British Isles, several of which feature the popular two-night stays in St. Petersburg. Marina spends the second half of the season in the Mediterranean, culminating with a transoceanic voyage from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro.
Beginning in May 2014, Nautica will sail the Western Mediterranean and then head north to Scandinavia, Russia and the British Isles. Featured itineraries include two back-to-back 20-day voyages: Viking Odyssey, which explores Greenland and Iceland as well as Scotland and Ireland, and Path of the Midnight Sun, which ventures as far north as the Polar Ice Barrier.
After a two-year charter, Insignia returns to the fleet in May 2014 with cruises throughout the Mediterranean and three voyages that call on cities such as Bilbao, Lisbon and Bordeaux along the Atlantic coasts of Spain, Portugal and France. The season also features more visits to the Dalmatian Coast, including Insignia’s Adriatic Medley sailing, which stops in Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia.
New ports in Europe include Tirana (Durrës), Albania; Antibes, France; Hamburg (Bremerhaven), Germany; Chania (Crete), Kos and Syros, Greece; Ullapool, Scotland; Lysekil, Sweden; and Milford Haven, Wales.
For more information visit www.oceaniacruises.com.