Overnight stays, late departures pepper Oceania's 2019 Europe, Americas

Insignia will continue the line's popular Cuba cruises, with overnights in Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba Insignia will continue the line's popular Cuba cruises, with overnights in Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba

Oceania Cruises' newly released 2019 Europe and the Americas collection features more than 85 overnight port stays and late departures. The six-ship fleet will offer sailings ranging from seven days to 44 days that mix marquee destinations with boutique ports.

Oceania will operate 104 itineraries in Europe and the Americas, 80 of them brand new. These include 40 new Mediterranean voyages, 18 new Baltic, Scandinavia and northern Europe journeys, five new Alaska sailings, six new Canada/New England voyages and 10 new tropics cruises.

Among the boutique ports are Ajaccio, Corsica; Crotone, Italy, and, new this season, Castellón, a 13th-century hideaway on Spain’s Costa Azahar, the 'Orange Blossom Coast.'

Travelers can explore more of Italy, Spain, France and Portugal with new country-intensive voyages. Eight new itineraries focus singularly on Italy or Spain or the Iberian Peninsula and French wine country and include overnight stays in Venice, Lisbon and Bordeaux.

The line will sail farther north than ever before, venturing to Greenland, Iceland and ports in Norway such as mountainous Bodø, north of the Arctic Circle.

Regatta will explore Alaska with more diverse itineraries and ports including Seward and Kodiak. Eight seven- and 10-day itineraries are offered.

New weeklong Bermuda voyages aboard Insignia are featured, along with Canada/New England on Riviera, making its debut in New York City.

Insignia reprises the line's popular Cuba sailings that include overnights in Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. Sailing round-trip Miami, nine summer and autumn departures are offered, ranging from seven to 11 days.

Sales open Oct. 18 with two-for-one cruise fares, a $149 premium economy air upgrade (European embark and disembark ports only) and 'OLife Choice,' which includes airfare and free unlimited Internet, plus the choice of one free amenity: shore excursions, beverage package or a shipboard credit. Offers expire March 31, 2018, and not all promotions are combinable.

Posted 17 October 2017

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Anne Kalosh

Editor, Seatrade Cruise News & Senior Associate Editor Seatrade Cruise Review