Oceania Insignia, a member of the world’s leading upper-premium culinary cruise line, Oceania Cruises, has sailed into Sydney Harbour in the midst of her epic Around the World in 180 Days voyage – the world’s longest annual round-the-world cruise.
The journey, acclaimed as the most comprehensive around-the-world adventure, offers passengers The Finest Cuisine at Sea™ while visiting diverse destinations including the colourful Caribbean and Brazil, exciting Africa, exotic Asia, jewels of the Indian Ocean, the tropical South Pacific, Hawaiian islands and the Panama Canal.
Bookings for the voyage, which will sail again in 2017 and 2018, are available in eight key segments, beginning with a January departure from Miami.
“Australians have quickly become huge cruise fans, with many passengers returning time and again and embracing longer journeys where the on-board experience is as much part of the adventure as the fascinating ports of call,” said Mr Steve Odell, Senior Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.
“Booking an around-the-world voyage is one of the key items on the bucket list of many Australians, and having the flexibility to book the entire 180 days, individual segments or a number of subsequent sectors makes Insignia’sincredible itinerary even more accessible to the local market – especially with the opportunity to join the cruise in Sydney for the South Pacific leg.”
Passengers booking before the end of September 2016 will receive the choice of:
- Oceania’s OLife Choice special offer: guests select either free shore excursions, a free beverage package, free shipboard credit or free unlimited internet access; or
- Complimentary Pre or Post-Cruise Land Tour: available for cruises to African and Asian destinations.
With 400 expert staff catering to just 684 guests, culinary cruises, an intimate ambience on immersive experiences in each and every port are the hallmarks of cruising aboard Oceania Insignia, which has been recently transformed by a multi-million dollar refurbishments. On-board features include four open-seating restaurants, eight bars and lounges, a casino, the iconic Canyon Ranch SpaClub® and an Artist’s Loft.
During her 2017 and 2018 visits down under, Oceania Insignia will offer a series of shorter sojourns, including:
- 23-day Divine Down Under – departing 22 February 2017 from Auckland to Indonesia, calling at Gisborne, Wellington, Picton, Akaroa, Dunedin and Milford Sound in New Zealand before heading to Eden, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Cooktown and Darwin in Australia; and Komodo and Bali in Indonesia
- 20-day Tasman and Pacific Gems – departing 9 May 2018 from Sydney to Papeete, visiting Melbourne and Burnie in Tasmania; Picton, Napier, Rotorua and Auckland in New Zealand; Tonga, American Samoa and Bora Bora in French Polynesia.