CRUISING WITH OCEANIA CRUISES
Oceania Cruises, with headquarters in Miami, is owned by Prestige Cruise Holdings. Prestige Cruise Holdings was formed in 2007 to manage select assets in Apollo Management's cruise investment portfolio and is the market leader in the Upper Premium and Luxury segments of the cruise industry with nearly 4,000 berths between the Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, a number the company expects will grow to approximately 6,500 berths by mid-2012.
Formed in 2002 by luxury cruise industry veterans Joe Watters and Frank Del Rio, Oceania Cruises is the world's only upper premium cruise line. Cuisine, comfort, service and outstanding value are the pillars that define Oceania Cruises' five-star product and have positioned the line as the cruise company of choice for travellers seeking a truly refined and casually elegant travel experience.
The intimate and luxurious ships allow you to explore the world in unequalled style and comfort. Sophisticated, stylish and distinctly mid-size, you'll find the onboard atmosphere is extremely convivial, and with an unrivalled level of personalized service as a result of them having two staff members for every three guests.
As the leader in destination cruising, Oceania Cruises sails to more than 330 ports around the globe. Itineraries are unique in that they call on the perfect mix of must-see marquee and boutique, off-the-beaten-path ports. Multiple overnight calls afford an in-depth, enriching destination experience and allow travellers to immerse themselves in the cuisine, culture and history of the ports they visit.
Oceania Cruises will introduce the highly-anticipated Marina and Riviera, the first ship designed specifically for epicureans. They will join their acclaimed, award-winning sister ships Regatta, Insignia and Nautica in offering the finest cuisine at sea, warm and personalized service and a destination experience that is second to none.
OCEANIA CRUISES LIFE ONBOARD SHIP
Oceania Cruises will provide the highest quality cruise product for mature and discerning travellers by offering the finest culinary experience at sea, meticulous attention to detail, and a warm and inviting country club-casual ambience on every voyage. Combining extraordinary comfort, exceptional value and the world's most alluring destinations, they provide guests with an enriching, rewarding travel experience.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
Discover a legendary spa experience aboard Oceania Cruises. Award-winning Canyon Ranch – with its family of destination health resorts, hotel, wellness communities and SpaClub facilities – has been the acknowledged world leader in healthy living expertize, and a haven of luxury, comfort and warmth for 30 years. Experience the profound pleasures of Canyon Ranch in a spectacular setting – Oceania Cruises' fleet of luxurious cruise ships. Enhance your voyage with indulgent services, enlightening presentations, nurturing wellness services and exercise classes that promote resilience, restore serenity and leave you feeling fantastic.
Read & Relax Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships - Library
Enrich your mind in the tranquillity of the English inspired Library with over 1,000 volumes ranging from destination-specific guide books to best-selling mysteries to classic literature.
Classes Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships - Oceania@Sea
Travel to the most remote, exotic lands and never be out of touch. The Internet centre is open around the clock so you can stay connected with loved ones through email, check the latest business news and stock prices, or research your next port of call. If you're a computer novice, the computer staff will gladly provide private lessons. Or join the group classes in subjects ranging from beginner's level Microsoft Windows XP to image retouching with Adobo Photoshop Elements, and a variety of digital photography classes.
Wireless Internet Service Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
Wireless internet service is available throughout all ships. All suites include a wireless laptop for your convenience.
Daytime Entertainment Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
Pool & Jacuzzis Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
With a large heated pool and three whirlpool spas, there is always room for a refreshing dip in the pool, poolside relaxation, or a soothing spa experience
Afternoon Tea Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
One of cruising's most time-honoured traditions, High Tea is served promptly at 4.00pm each day, when the pastry chefs take centre stage with a colourful collection of English finger sandwiches, scones and other goodies fit for royalty. Live entertainment and gracious service complete a very elegant and refined afternoon.
Card Room Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
The beautifully decorated Card Room is an inviting and tranquil oasis. Stay at the top of your game and try your hand at bridge, either in tournament format or with newfound friends. Or gather around one of the many tables for a quiet afternoon or evening of board games.
Grand Bar Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
Before enjoying a gourmet meal, sample a rare vintage or imbibe in your favourite libation as you enjoy spirited conversation with new found friends amid the opulence of the convivial Grand Bar.
Horizons Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
An observation lounge with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows offers captivating views, sweeping vistas and a convivial bar in which to enjoy a favourite cocktail.
Martinis Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
Martinis serves numerous incarnations of this famous cocktail in an intimate atmosphere reminiscent of a private gentleman's club, featuring live piano music.
Polo Bar Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
Located in the Polo Grill, the Polo Bar is the perfect place to gather with friends and relax while you sample an almost infinite variety of premium, single-malt Scotch and full-grain whiskeys.
Ship Lounge Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
From headline acts to comedians and magicians to lively jazz ensembles, the ship lounges are the centre of nightly entertainment aboard Oceania Cruises.
Night time Entertainment Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
Boutique Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
Two stylish boutiques feature a bounty of items ranging from sundries to designer casual wear. Feel free to browse through the array of duty-free merchandise including fine jewellery, fragrances and Oceania Cruises logo wear.
Casino Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
Lady Luck always seems to be present in the casino, coaxing jackpots and eliciting squeals of delight. Take one of our slot machines for a spin or join a rousing game of blackjack, poker, or roulette.
Headline Entertainers Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
If you're an aficionado of the arts, you'll find the entertainment just as engrossing and personally satisfying. In the evenings, the ship is filled with music performed by, what some have called, the finest orchestra at sea. Attend a live classical concert under the stars, the notes gently wafting through the misty night. Marvel at the magicians, comedians and other headliners. Evenings aboard can be anything you desire. Chat with new found friends over a cocktail in one of the eight lounges. Dance the night away in Horizons to the sounds of a marvellous musical group. Entertainment has never been so enjoyable, enriching or varied.
OCEANIA CRUISES DRESS CODE: SEMI-FORMAL
What to Wear Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
For your comfort and convenience, the onboard ambience is elegant yet casual throughout the cruise and country club and resort-style attire is appropriate for both men and women. In all evening dining venues, they request that guests adhere to the appropriate country club-casual dress code. Shorts, jeans, t-shirts, athletic footwear or sandals are not permitted in the Grand Dining Room, Polo Grill and Toscana. As Tapas on the Terrace exudes a resort-casual ambiance, dressy shorts and casual shirts may be worn in the evenings. Swimsuits are not appropriate attire for any of the onboard restaurants at any time.
Attire ashore is recommended to be casual and comfortable, Oceania Cruises place a particular emphasis on appropriate footwear, including good walking shoes and in some destinations, reef-walkers and beach sandals. Some tourist sites may require specific attire in respect to local customs. Please consult with the Destination Services desk for more information onboard.
OCEANIA CRUISES DINING OPTIONS
Enjoy exquisite dining across a range of venues with Oceania Cruises
Open-seating policy awards you with the freedom to dine whenever and with whomever you wish. Perhaps you would like to dine early with fellow guests that you met on a shore excursion. Or you may prefer a quiet table for two, allowing you time to linger long in to the evening. The choice remains completely yours.
Grand Dining Room Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
Exceedingly stately and dignified, the Grand Dining Room exudes a warm, convivial ambiance. This is luxury on a grand scale, but approachably so. The handsome décor captures the spirit and splendour of a European, 5-star restaurant. Tables are beautifully set with Versace bone china, sparkling Riedel crystal, gleaming Christofle silver and fine cotton linens. Majestic, hand-painted frescoes adorn the domed ceiling. Perhaps most remarkable, the elegant setting is but a prelude to the magnificent culinary feats to follow. Service from the formally attired waiter staff is impeccable, as they serve an astonishing variety of French-inspired Continental dishes, course after course.
Toscana Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
Hailed for its simplicity and keenly balanced flavours, Tuscan cuisine is firmly rooted in family traditions. Many of the recipes used to create the authentic Tuscan dishes in Toscana have been handed down from generation to generation, from their own Italian culinary staff. Similarly, the sommeliers are from long lines of wine-producing families, so they inherently know the characteristics of each vintage and can suggest a wine that perfectly complements your meal. Presented on elegant, custom-designed Versace china, each dish is a masterpiece that exemplifies the essence of Tuscany.
Polo Grill Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
Thoroughly classic in every sense, the intimate Polo Grill embodies a certain timelessness long associated with the world's finest steakhouses. A triumph of elegance, the restaurant possesses a gracious, traditional atmosphere, courtesy of its crisp, white linen tablecloths, dark-wood furnishings and supple, high-back leather chairs. The Hollywood legends, whose black-and-white photographs grace the walls, would clearly feel at home in the Polo Grill. It is that classic, especially on evenings when the moonlight can be seen dappling the sea through the restaurant's expansive windows. Each course is a consummate expression of perfection, a time-honoured favourite.
Terrace Café Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
Each evening, this alfresco dining area offers a sumptuous buffet. You will enjoy dining under the stars, specialty cocktails and a menu of authentic tapas, paellas and other flavourful regional specialties from Spain and the surrounding Mediterranean. The buffet allows guests a bountiful selection of traditional favourites including carefully prepared entrees, salads, soups, and a carvery with tantalizing desserts to finish.
Waves Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
The casual ambiance of the Waves Grill, which occupies a spacious, shaded corner near the swimming pool, belies its mouth-watering luncheon menu. Come straight from lounging about in the sun, or for a quick meal between tours, and dine from an outstanding menu of gourmet burgers, tangy barbecue and succulent seafood. It's an open galley, so you can watch the chefs grill each delectable item to order, while you select side dishes such as healthy, garden-fresh salads and crispy, hand-cut fries. For a grand finale, savour a cup of creamy gelato, a bowl of homemade ice cream, or a hand-dipped, made-to-order milkshake.
Jacques (Marina) Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
Enter Jacques, the eminent Jacques Pépin's first restaurant to bear his name on land or sea, and you will be instantly struck by the sensory pleasures. Luscious aromas waft from the gleaming glass and brass show rotisserie in the room's heart, where duck, pork, chicken and veal roasts slowly turn, sealing in their succulent flavours. Handsomely decorated with rich fabrics, heirloom antiques, pickled wood furnishings and art from Jacques' personal collection, it resembles a classic Parisian bistro. Exceedingly comfortable and clubby, the ambiance is pure French, as is the cosmopolitan yet wonderfully approachable cuisine.
Red Ginger (Marina) Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
Red Ginger makes an immediate and powerful statement with its decorative centrepiece: three fabulous, multi-coloured Buddha heads, each carved from a single piece of glass and brightly lit from within. Then, with a nod to feng shui, the room unfolds in perfect harmony, the mood a study in tranquility. The décor simply radiates with ebony woods, bronze and hand blown glass light fixtures and eclectic, modern Asian artwork.
To complement the stunning interior, Red Ginger's chefs have created a striking menu, noted for its contemporary interpretations of Asian classics. You might begin with a Salad of Roast Duck and Watermelon with Cashews, Mint and Thai Basil. Savour a Nutty Braised Beef Malay Curry with Coconut Rice and Paratha Roti. Or Asian-spiced Rack Of Lamb with Kohl Robi, Cream Spinach and Truffle Oil. For dessert, Green Tea Banana Cake with Toffee and Hazelnut Sauce served with Coconut Ice Cream is the perfect ending. In Red Ginger, the gustatory pleasures are as striking as the visual ones.
Privée (Marina) Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
For the most exclusive dining experience at sea, bar none, Privée may be reserved for a single party of up to ten privileged guests per evening. Lavishly decorated with oversized white leather throne chairs, a custom-made one-of-a-kind Lalique crystal table, illuminated by a white Venini glass chandelier, and trimmed in vibrant red and gold hues, Privée transforms every aspect of dining into a sensory experience of pure elation. It is that stunning, as you partake of an absolutely over-the-top seven course Menu Degustation exclusively designed for you by the Executive Chef.
La Reserve (Marina) Onboard Oceania Cruise Ships
At La Reserve, guests may sample a flight of distinctive wines, hand-selected from the cellar that day by the head sommelier. The vintages might reflect the area of the world where Marina is sailing, or simply highlight their own unique characteristics. Other days, La Reserve will host premium tastings for more intimate gatherings. As the ultimate indulgence, a maximum of 24 bons vivants may reserve tables for exclusive wine and food pairings, savouring the finest vintages, thoughtfully matched with our exquisite gourmet cuisine.
OCEANIA CRUISES LOYALTY CLUB
Oceania Cruise Club
When you travel with Oceania Cruises, you become part of the family. And as a member of the distinguished family, they look forward to welcoming you home time and time again. Once you have taken your first Oceania Cruises holiday, you are immediately inducted into the Oceania Club. This extraordinary club offers many benefits which are exclusive to you as a member. The more often you cruise, the greater the rewards become. Oceania Club benefits include:
- Exclusive Oceania Club cocktail party hosted by the Captain and Senior Officers on all sailings.
- Oceania Club membership pin. Frequent cruisers receive recognition pins, onboard benefits and other special amenities after 5, 10, 15, 20, 40, 60 and 80 cruises, culminating with a free cruise in a Penthouse Suite to celebrate your 100th cruise with them.
- As you continue to sail with Oceania Cruises, you become eligible to receive onboard amenities such as shipboard credits, pre-paid gratuities, complimentary spa treatments and free shore excursions.
- Oceania Club Ambassador on every voyage.
Oceania Cruise Bronze
On your fifth cruise, you will be awarded a Bronze membership pin and will receive a $200 shipboard credit per stateroom on selected cruises
Oceania Cruise Silver
On your 10th cruise, you will be awarded a Silver membership pin and will receive a $400 shipboard credit per stateroom plus complimentary gratuities on selected cruises
Oceania Cruise Gold
On your 15th cruise, you will be awarded a Gold membership pin and will receive a $500 shipboard credit per stateroom, plus two complimentary spa treatments and complimentary gratuities on selected cruises
Oceania Cruise Platinum
On your 20th cruise, you will be awarded a Platinum milestone membership pin and a FREE cruise fare (*certain restrictions apply). Members will also receive two complimentary spa treatments, two complimentary half-day shore excursions and complimentary gratuities.
On your 21st cruise, you will receive a $600 shipboard credit per stateroom, two complimentary spa treatments, two complimentary half-day shore excursions and complimentary gratuities on selected cruises
Oceania Cruise Diamond
On your 40th cruise, you will be awarded a Diamond milestone membership pin and a FREE cruise fare (*certain restrictions apply). Members will also receive two complimentary spa treatments, two complimentary half-day shore excursions, two complimentary full-day excursions and complimentary gratuities.
On your 41st cruise, you will receive a $700 shipboard credit per stateroom, two complimentary spa treatments, two complimentary half-day shore excursions, two complimentary full-day excursions and complimentary gratuities on selected cruises
Oceania Cruise Elite
On your 60th cruise, you will be awarded an Elite milestone membership pin and a FREE cruise fare (*certain restrictions apply). Members will also receive two complimentary spa treatments, four complimentary full-day excursions or one full-day Executive Collection with Private car for two and complimentary gratuities.
On your 61st cruise, you will receive a $800 shipboard credit per stateroom, two complimentary spa treatments, four complimentary full-day excursions or one full-day Executive Collection with Private car for two and complimentary gratuities on selected cruises
Oceania Cruise Pinnacle
On your 80th cruise, you will be awarded a Pinnacle milestone membership pin and a FREE cruise fare (*certain restrictions apply). Members will also receive two complimentary spa treatments, four complimentary full-day excursions or two full-day Executive Collection with Private car for two and complimentary gratuities.
On your 81st cruise, you will receive a $900 shipboard credit per stateroom two complimentary spa treatments, four complimentary full-day excursions or two full-day Executive Collection with Private car for two and complimentary gratuities on selected cruises
Oceania Cruise Founder's Club
On your 100th cruise, you will be awarded a Founders Club milestone membership pin and a FREE cruise fare in a Penthouse stateroom. Members will also receive four complimentary spa treatments, complimentary round-trip private car transportation (Primary Air Gateway cities only), complimentary Discovery or Explorer Collection, a genuine leather luggage set and complimentary gratuities.
OCEANIA CRUISES TIPS & GRATUITIES
How much you choose to tip is a personal matter and completely at your discretion. For your convenience, gratuities of $12.50 per guest, per day are automatically added to your shipboard account.
An additional $4.00 per guest, per day will be added for guests occupying Penthouse, Vista or Owner's Suites where Butler Service is provided. Naturally, guests may adjust gratuities while onboard the vessel at their sole discretion.
OCEANIA CRUISES SPECIAL OCCASIONS
Oceania do not cater specifically for special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries etc. However, you can arrange a private onboard party. Please consult with the Concierge at least 24 hours in advance to arrange onboard parties. The Concierge will assist with all planning and staffing arrangements and can also provide pricing information.
You can also pre-book a Bon Voyage package to be delivered to the recipient's stateroom along with a personalized message. The Bon Voyage Gift Boutique carries a wide selection of champagne, wine, floral arrangements, fruit baskets and more. All gift orders must be received no later than two weeks prior to sailing.
OCEANIA CRUISES KIDS CLUB
All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and occupy the same accommodations as an adult aged 25 years or older. Oceania Cruises may restrict the number of children on board. Oceania Cruises is unable to accept infants less than six months of age.