Oceania to Sail "Around the World in 180 Days"

oceania insigniaOceania Cruises has announced the itinerary for its 2017 world cruise, "Around the World in 180 Days," onboard the Insignia. Departing January 6, 2017, from Miami, the voyage will take guests to six continents, 36 countries, 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 98 ports of call, including stops in Ireland, Spain and Turkey not offered during previous world cruises. 

After departing from Miami, Insignia will set sail for the Caribbean before continuing on a southern course to South America, passing through the Panama Canal and making several calls on the Pacific coast of Central America. After departing San Diego, Insignia will cruise the Pacific en route to the Hawaiian Islands, French Polynesia, American Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. After stops throughout Australia and New Zealand, passengers will cross the Timor Sea to Indonesia and explore the Java Sea before passing through the Karimata Strait to Malaysia. Cruising the South China Sea, Insignia will call on Brunei, the Philippines, Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Thailand and India. From there the ship will cross the Arabian Sea to the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Next on Insignia’s journey, the ship cruises the Red Sea to Jordan and Egypt before passing through the Suez Canal to Israel and southern Turkey. The ship then spends time in the Mediterranean, visiting coastal cities in Greece, Italy and Spain before reaching Gibraltar and re-entering the Atlantic Ocean. Inisgnia will continue sailing the Atlantic coast of Spain and call on cities in Portugal and France before cruising the Celtic and Irish Seas with several stops in Ireland. From there it will cross the Atlantic to North America, where it will arrive in Newfoundland before cruising up the St. Lawrence River to Quebec. Insignia will visit the New England coast, New York City and overnight in historic Charleston, South Carolina before returning to Miami on July 6.


The world cruise itinerary will offer 16 overnight stays:

- Bali (Benoa), Indonesia – March 16-17
Hong Kong, China – March 30-31
Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam – April 2-3
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam – April 6-7
Singapore, Singapore – April 13-14
Bangkok, Thailand – April 9-10
Rangoon, Burma (Yangon, Myanmar) – April 18-20 (Two nights)
Mumbai, India – April 27-28
Luxor (Safaga), Egypt – May 12-13
Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel – May 16-17
Seville (Cádiz), Spain – May 29-30
Lisbon, Portugal – May 31-June 1
Bordeaux, France – June 5-6
New York, New York – June 27-28
St. George, Bermuda – June 30-July1
Charleston, South Carolina – July 3-4

There will also be five exclusive shoreside events:

- Volcanoes National Park & Volcano Winery, Hilo, Hawaii – Jan. 27
Polynesian Lagoon Luncheon, Bora Bora, French Polynesia – Feb. 7
Aberdeen Marina Club Dinner, Hong Kong – March 30
Singapore Flyer: Dinner in the Sky, Singapore – April 13
Evening at Traditional Seville Fair, Seville, Spain – May 29

Bookings open at 8:30 a.m. EST on July 29. Guests reserving their suite or stateroom by September 30, 2015, will receive 2 for 1 cruise fares, free First Class roundtrip airfare from major U.S. and Canadian gateways and early booking savings of up to 71 percent. In addition, guests will receive the Exclusive Prestige Package, which includes:

Free pre-paid gratuities – a value up to $8,200
Free onboard medical care
Free unlimited Internet
Free laundry services
Free exclusive shoreside events
Free visa package
Free luggage delivery
Free one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay
Free roundtrip transfers