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Oceania Cruises packs overnight stays into 2016's Around the World in 180 Days

Oceania Cruises packs overnight stays into 2016's Around the World in 180 Days
Encouraged by the response to its first two 180-day voyages this year and next, Oceania Cruises scheduled an additional around the world journey aboard the newly refurbished Insignia. It will depart on Jan. 4, 2016, and sales open July 30, 2014, with a bevy of perks.

A total of 14 overnights in 12 of the 92 ports are planned.

'Not only do we offer the most destinations, but we also have the added luxury of time, providing our guests with longer port days and more overnight stays to fully appreciate the breadth and diversity of art, architecture and cuisine found around the world,' Oceania president Kunal Kamlani said.

Embarking from Miami Insignia will sail through the Caribbean before continuing on a southern course to South America. The ship will visit ports in Trinidad and Tobago, French Guiana and Brazil. Insiginia then heads to Africa for destinations in Angola, Namibia, South Africa and Mozambique.

After traveling around the African continent, Insignia sails for Asia where two-night stays are planned in Yangon, Burma; and Shanghai. The ship then heads to the South Pacific for a number of stops, including Oceania Cruises’ first call on the Australian port of Cooktown, a gateway for the Great Barrier Reef and the Aboriginal community of Hopevale.

After sailing through Hawaii, Insignia stops at Los Angeles before heading down the west coast, through the Panama Canal and completing the journey in Miami on July 1.

In addition to the double overnights in Yangon and Shanghai, there will be overnight stays at Cape Town, Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City (for Saigon), Ha Long Bay (Hanoi), Hong Kong, Xiamen, Tianjin (for Beijing), Benoa (Bali) and Sydney.

Bookings open at 8:30 a.m. EST this July 30, and passengers reserving their suite or stateroom by Oct. 31, 2014, will receive two-for-one cruise fares, free first class round-trip airfare from major US and Canadian gateways and early booking savings of up to 71%.

In addition, they will receive the Exclusive Prestige Package, which includes pre-paid gratuities, which Oceania valued at up to $8,300; on-board medical services, unlimited Internet, laundry services, exclusive shoreside events, a free visa package, luggage delivery for up to two bags of 50 pounds or less, a pre-cruise luxury hotel overnight and round-trip transfers from pre-cruise hotel or a 50-mile radius of PortMiami.