Published On: Thu, Feb 14th, 2019

Oceania Announces 2021 World Cruise


WHY IT RATES: Sailing around the globe with Oceania gives travelers a luxurious way to see the world.—Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer


Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line revealed their latest epic world journey for savvy travelers who aspire to visit all four corners of the globe, the 2021 Around the World In 180 Days aboard the better-than-new Insignia.

The Around the World In 180 Days voyage offers the trip of a lifetime, journeying more than 39,000 nautical miles across three oceans and 44 seas while visiting 100 ports of call in 44 countries.

Departing Miami on January 9, 2021, and culminating in New York City on July 9, 2021, this remarkable six-continent voyage offers an unparalleled opportunity to travel the world in impeccable style and comfort while enjoying the finest cuisine at sea.

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“This is a landmark itinerary for Oceania Cruises. Guests sail the world with us to experience extensive and all-encompassing itineraries. This world cruise is particularly exciting; six continents, three oceans and 44 countries; it’s an itinerary designed to appeal to the Kipling in all of us, matching our famous onboard luxury with personal and profound visits to the world’s most compelling destinations,” stated Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises.

From iconic cities and far away villages to soaring mountains and island paradises, guests can explore all of the world’s greatest treasures during this classic westbound circumnavigation. Not to mention, Insignia offers pleasures to suit every palate—from 342 all-new suites and staterooms to the heavenly massages and signature treatments at the Canyon Ranch Spa to the creative workshops at the Artist Loft enrichment center.

A Dream Itinerary

Commencing a timeless route, Insignia’s journey around the world is a study in diversity and presents a virtual kaleidoscope of destinations and experiences.

From sultry Havana and the dreamlike South Pacific to the convergence of cultures in Asia and India and crossroads of history in Istanbul, these intriguing destinations are juxtaposed against the startling modernity of the Arabian Peninsula and the rugged glacial landscapes of Iceland and Greenland. This is a voyage for the ages.

Highlights

—Six Continents

—100 Ports

—125 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

—Three days in Yangon, Myanmar

—Three days in Istanbul, Turkey

Additional overnight stays include Bora Bora, Cairns, Hong Kong, Saigon, Bangkok, Singapore, Mumbai, Dubai, Luxor, Jerusalem, Venice, Lisbon, Seville and Bordeaux.

Istanbul, Turkey
PHOTO: Istanbul, Turkey. (photo via Seqoya/Dreamstime)

Exclusive Shoreside Events

The 2021 Around the World in 180 Days includes five exclusive and distinctive shoreside events for Around the World guests.

Istanbul’s mysteries and centuries of history come to life during an evening in the ancient and ornate Binbirdirek Cristen. Guests will step back in time to the era of the Ottoman sultans while enjoying a traditional bazaar, local delicacies including Turkish coffee and of course, mesmerizing entertainment.

Just outside of Livorno, on the Ligurian coast, lies the famed Alpemare Beach Resort, which is owned by Andrea Bocelli and family. At this fabulous seaside resort, guests will enjoy a wine tasting and lunch amidst the glorious scenery. After lunch, the guests will retire to the family villa for a concert and performance by Andrea’s son, Matteo.

No visit to Dublin would be complete without a private performance by the exquisitely talented Riverdance troupe. The performance is held at the historic 18th-century Mansion House which is not only the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin but has played host to countless luminaries including Pope John Paul II, Queen Victoria, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco.

In Hilo, guests will be feted at the Makahimi Games at the Umauma Falls Nature Center. Here, Hawaii’s rich heritage will be on display as athletes compete in spirited spear hurling competitions such as o ihe or an amusing match of strength and dexterity during a haka moa fight.

In Brisbane, guests will delve into the mysteries of Australia’s Aboriginal way of life, courtesy of the Spirits of the Red Sand cultural experience. In addition to the extensive cultural immersion, guests will feast on an elaborate traditional barbeque and be treated to a festive Aboriginal show.

Brisbane city skyline and Brisbane river at twilight
Brisbane city skyline and Brisbane river at twilight (photo via f11photo / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

This historic voyage also offers a distinctive array of optional Overland Tours ranging from one to three nights.

—Magical Uluru: Ayers Rock. Three nights.

—Magnificent Macau. One night.

—Hue, Da Nang, and Hoi An. Two nights.

—Angkor Wat. Two nights.

—Ancient Temples of Bagan. One night.

—Taj Mahal – The Eternal Masterpiece. Three nights.

—The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Three nights.

—Luxor & The Pyramids. One night.

—Traditional and Ancient Spain. One night.

A World of Inclusions

Exceptional value has always been a hallmark of Oceania Cruises and the Around the World in 180 Days voyage offers an extraordinary array of value-rich inclusions. All guests sailing 180 days from Miami or 164 days from Los Angeles will receive:

—Choice of 70 Free shore excursions, Free beverage package, or Free $7,000 shipboard credit

—Free gratuities – a value of up to $8,200

—Free pre-cruise luxury hotel stay

—Free luggage delivery

—Free roundtrip transfers

—Free onboard laundry services

—Free internet

—Free medical care

This is, of course, on top of Oceania Cruises’ standard included amenities:

—Free dining at all specialty restaurants.

—Free and unlimited soft drinks, still and sparkling waters, cappuccinos, espressos, teas, and juices

—Free shuttle service from ship to many city centers

—Free Artist Loft Workshops


SOURCE: Oceania Cruises press release.



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