In other changes, Nautica’s current sailing will end in Dubai, not Singapore, and Insignia’s world cruise itinerary is revised.
The disruption is due to uncertainty about port closures related to coronavirus.
Refund and 25% future cruise credit
Passengers will receive a 100% refund and a 25% future cruise credit valid for any 2020 sailing. Commissions are protected.
Nautica’s canceled departures are the March 4 round-trip Singapore, March 18 Singapore-Tokyo, April 3 round-trip Tokyo, April 13 Tokyo-Singapore and May 1 Singapore-Dubai.
Canceled Insignia sailings are the April 9 Cape Town-Singapore, May 9 round-trip Singapore, May 24 Singapore-Tokyo and June 11 Tokyo-San Francisco.
Nautica’s May 19 voyage from Dubai to Civitavecchia (Rome) will operate as planned.
Current Nautica cruise
Nautica is currently sailing across the Indian Ocean having departed Cape Town Feb. 3, bound for Singapore. The ship is now in the Seychelles and will continue on a revised itinerary that ends in Dubai. Oceania Cruises will be arranging return flights for everyone who booked air through the line and assisting those who made independent arrangements. Compensation details are being communicated.
Insignia world cruise
Insignia’s world voyage is revised to chart a southerly course for Australia and New Zealand before heading across the South Pacific to Polynesia and Hawaii and concluding in California and New York on the original schedule. Passengers who were to disembark in Singapore or Tokyo have been offered alternative arrangements. Those sailing on the full world cruise have been given goodwill compensation in addition to a future cruise credit provided last week.
Oceania Cruises continues to deny boarding to anyone who has traveled from, visited or transited via airports in China, including Hong Kong and Macau, within 30 days of their voyage embarkation, regardless of nationality. The standard incubation period recognized by the World Health Organization and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is 14 days for COVID-19.
Passengers denied boarding will be issued a refund when they provide proof of travel.