Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Around The World In 180 Days With Oceania

Oceania Cruises has announced its first ever 'Around the World in 180 Days' cruise, a star-studded, port-intensive 180-day voyage aboard the 684-guest Insignia, setting sail from Miami on January 10, 2015.

This extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime cruise visits five continents, 44 countries and 89 ports of call and will feature 11 overnight calls plus four 2-night calls in Cape Town, Yangon, Singapore and Shanghai (above).

Insignia’s 180-day journey begins by visiting boutique ports in the Caribbean then steers south to South America and east to Africa before heading to India, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and Hawaii before returning via the Panama Canal to Miami on July 8.

In addition to crossing the equator four times and sailing through all 24 time zones, the 'Around the World in 180 Days' cruise will traverse three oceans and 10 seas, call on 45 islands and offer the chance to visit 47 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Of the 89 ports visited on this extraordinary cruise, 13 are new to Oceania Cruises, including Corinto, Nicaragua; El Guamache (Isla Margarita), Venezuela; Langkawi, Malaysia; Santa Marta, Colombia; and Xiamen, China.

Guests will also enjoy a one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay in Miami and free exclusive shoreside events in Walvis Bay, Namibia; Myanmar; Bangkok; Beijing and Honolulu.

Bookings open on today (July 17) and feature two-for-one cruise fares, free Economy Class round-trip airfare and free pre-paid gratuities. Additionally, guests will receive a $2,000 ship board credit per stateroom, unlimited Internet and laundry service, round-trip transfers and free onboard medical service, a first for the industry. Bookings must be made by September 17 to receive the special early booking fares beginning at £25,849 per person.

For bookings, follow this link to our sponsors, The Cruise Line, the UK's luxury cruising specialists.