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New Oceania early booking initiative gives free tours, Internet, gratuities

'OLife Advantage' applies to Oceania's sixth ship, Sirena, coming in 2016
A new Oceania Cruises initiative gives free shore excursions, unlimited Internet and pre-paid gratuities to travelers who book their 2016 spring, summer or fall vacations early.

The 'OLife Advantage' rolls out July 6.

It streamlines and unifies all of Oceania's early booking incentives, giving all travelers who book a veranda stateroom category or above the same collection of included amenities.

'We are excited to introduce this new simplified promotion strategy, which we created based on feedback received from our loyal guests and travel agent partners,' said Oceania's Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer. The promotion helps travel partners encourage their clients to book earlier for the best value, he added.

'OLife Advantage' provides three free excursions per person on cruises up to nine days, four free excursions on voyages of 10 to 13 days, and five free excursions on itineraries 14 days or longer. Passengers have a wide choice of excursions, Oceania said, including a scenic visit to Ravello in Amalfi/Positano, a walking tour of Tallinn, Estonia, and sea kayaking to Eagle Island in Ketchikan, Alaska.

The free Internet may be used through the ship’s Wi-Fi system or at the Oceania@Sea Internet café. The line recently upgraded its Wi-Fi system fleetwide to provide connectivity throughout the entire ship, including all public spaces, outdoor decks and all suites and staterooms.

'OLife Advantage' applies to all spring, summer and fall 2016 voyages in Europe, Alaska and Canada/New England. To qualify for the free shore excursions, Internet and pre-paid gratuities, travelers must book a veranda stateroom category or above before Sept. 30, 2015. 

Summer 2016 will be the maiden season for Sirena, the line's sixth ship.