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Oceania Cruises

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About Oceania Cruises

Oceania is a small-ship cruise line for grownups, with an emphasis on destination-intensive itineraries. A focus on culinary exploration translates into multiple onboard dining venues with no surcharges, wine-pairing dinners and a series of unique foodie tours in port.

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  • Who goes on Oceania cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Oceania cruise?

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Regatta
Regatta

10 Night
Tahiti Cruise

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Nautica
Nautica

12 Night
Africa Cruise

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Riviera
Riviera

9 Night
Alaska Cruise

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Nautica
Nautica

7 Night
Bermuda Cruise

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Transpacific Cruise

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79 Night
World Cruise

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Caribbean - Western Cruise

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Pacific Northwest Cruise

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World Cruise

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Mediterranean Cruise

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Caribbean - Western Cruise

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World Cruise

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Europe - Northern Cruise

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Tahiti Cruise

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South America Cruise

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Oceania Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Oceania cruise ships?

Passengers tend to be 50-plus and well traveled, hailing mostly from the U.S. and Canada; generally, the longer the cruise, the older the cruiser. The line also draws travelers from the U.K., Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Generally, Oceania doesn't have a formal children's program or onboard facilities, but in Alaska the line offers the Alaska Explorer Youth Program for kids between the ages of 5 and 12, with activities that reflect the region.

Do I have to dress up on a Oceania cruise?

The dress code onboard Oceania cruise ships is country club casual, intended to partner perfectly with the line's "whatever you want, whenever you want" mindset. Passengers typically do dress up, by their own choice, for occasions like a night dining in Jacques Pepin's onboard restaurant, and you won't see jeans, shorts, T-shirts or tennis shoes in the dining venues.

Is everything free on Oceania cruises?

Oceania is partially inclusive. All Oceania cruisers get free and unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees, teas and juices, as well as free unlimited internet and at least one reservation at the specialty restaurants. (Repeaters can go again by getting placed on a waiting list.)

Oceania cruisers have two fare options: Cruise Only or OLife Choice. Those who select the higher-priced OLife Choice fare receive complimentary round trip airfare and their choice of one of three options: up to eight shore excursions, a free beverage package or up to $800 shipboard credit. Passengers in the same stateroom must select the same amenity.

Extra costs include shore excursions, alcoholic beverages, spa and beauty services, and shop purchases. Cruisers in higher accommodation categories may have more inclusions.

What are Oceania’s most popular activities?

The spotlight onboard an Oceania sailing is on the destination, and enrichment lectures are always well attended. When the ships are at sea, many passengers head for the English-style library to stake out a huge leather chair and a good book along with pastry and coffee. The fitness center and spa also get a lot of use, and on Marina and Riviera, the large Artist's Loft studio is usually filled to capacity for creative workshops in painting and drawing, as are the Culinary Center's hands-on cooking classes.

Cruisers also show up for martini and wine tastings, lavish afternoon teas and classical string ensembles.

Why go with Oceania?

  • Luxury, destination-intensive sailing focusing on dining, service.
  • Country club casual dress code onboard.
  • One of the best value-for-money options in cruising.

Best for: Foodies, and those who want a more a la carte upscale experience

Not for: Night owls who want a variety of entertainment options

Oceania Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Oceania will not be our future pick

We chose this, our first Oceania cruise, because we wanted the itinerary, the smaller ship, and the advertised educational talks.Oceania should have made us aware of the problem early, in fact, before we paid in full and booked our airfare.Read More
sarika

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 77s

Do not recommend

In my opinion: Avoid this cruise and Oceania for the following reasons: 1) horrible crowd management - 2 hour lines shoulder to shoulder for onboard immigration process; 2) bad excursion experience overall - booked, some bad guides, insufficient coverage of areas, problem with availability, 3) some excellent and some very rude and inexperienced staff.In my opinion avoid this cruise and Oceania.Read More
GlobalTravelJK

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 72s

Mediocrity at a huge price

The shows were scheduled very late at night so very inconvenient.Did not attend any shows due to the late night scheduling.Read More
DNot a fan of mediocrity

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 72s

Excellent cruise. Food and service back on top!

Love this ship!The redone ship is beautiful.Read More
nancy from north shore

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 69s

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