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New ports, from Penneshaw to Punta Cana, dot Oceania's winter 2016/17

New ports, from Penneshaw to Punta Cana, dot Oceania's winter 2016/17
The addition of Sirena in the spring will help fuel the most diverse itineraries Oceania Cruises has ever offered in the late 2016/early 2017 season. Asia, Africa and South America are featured, along with Australia voyages aboard Sirena and six Panama Canal transits.

Cruises range from seven to 180 days, with 60 new itineraries and 19 new ports of call. Overnight and extended port stays allow for more in-depth exploration and excursions that focus on culture, history, adventure and cuisine.

'The addition of Sirena gives us greater flexibility when it comes to itinerary planning, allowing us to explore more destinations and offer a greater variety of cruise options,' Oceania president and chief operating officer Jason Montague said.

The line's early booking incentives program, OLife Advantage, has been extended to include all 2016/17 winter collection sailings. Bookings before Dec. 31, 2015, are eligible for perks including free shore excursions, unlimited Internet and pre-paid gratuities.

New ports include Alotau and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Arica, Chile; Nelson, New Zealand; Catalina Island, California; Ensenada, La Paz and Manzanillo, Mexico; Golfito, Costa Rica; Harvest Caye, Belize; Sept-Iles, Québec; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. In Australia alone, new ports are Broome, Burnie (Tasmania), Penneshaw (Kangaroo Island), Fremantle (for Perth), Portland, Esperance and Exmouth.

For its first set of winter cruises, Sirena will operate Caribbean and Pacific cruises, from a 16-day voyage from Miami to Los Angeles to cruises featuring Mexico and Central America, a trans-oceanic journey to Hawaii, the South Pacific islands and extensive voyages throughout Australia.

The Americas are the focus of Regatta’s voyages, including a 22-day 'Patagonian Odyssey' from Buenos Aires, through the Strait of Magellan and the Chilean fjords, winding around Cape Horn in route to Callao (Lima).  

In January 2017, Insignia will depart Miami on the longest and most comprehensive world exploration cruising—'Around the World in 180 Days.' The ship will visit 98 ports in 36 countries on six continents. Eight voyage segments are available.    

Journeys through Asia and Africa comprise Nautica’s eight itineraries, four of them new. Among those are a 30-day Cape Town to Singapore journey through the Indian Ocean visiting 15 ports, including Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Malé, the capital of the Maldives.

Three South America voyages and several throughout the Caribbean highlight Marina's schedule. Also, a 21-day trans-oceanic voyage from Miami to Lisbon visits destinations in the Caribbean and off the west coast of Africa.

Most of Riviera’s seven- to 14-day voyages explore the Caribbean, including a round-trip 'Islands in the Sun' cruise from Miami with destinations ranging from Grand Turk to Punta Cana.