There may be no better way to sail the South Pacific, see the Great Barrier Reef or try a perfect flat white than by taking Oceania cruises. Why is Oceania so great? It’s the company’s attention to detail and the myriad benefits that Oceania includes.
Unraveling the Islands of Oceania
Oceania, a vast, seemingly endless expanse of blue, is home to more than 10,000 islands, dotting the Pacific Ocean like jewels in a crown. From the sun-soaked shores of Australia and New Zealand, across the great dividing range of the Southern Alps, to the far-flung islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia, the area of Oceania is a wonderland of diverse cultures, mesmerizing landscapes, and unparalleled beauty. The islands of Australia, Papua New Guinea, and New Zealand, along with the Pacific Islands, make up the core countries in Oceania, with numerous dependent territories adding to the total land area.
However, Oceania is not just a geographical term encompassing a multitude of islands and island groups. It’s also a window to a world teeming with life, where the old meets the new, where Asia and the Americas converge, and where the Pacific Ocean unfolds its tales of exploration, conquest, and survival.
Oceania Cruises: Redefining Sea Voyage
In this enchanting realm of azure waters and pristine beaches, there’s no better way to explore than aboard an Oceania cruise. Oceania Cruises, with its distinguished fleet and unrivaled services, brings the country club lifestyle to sea, offering an onboard atmosphere that is elegant but relaxed, never formal or stuffy.
With seven luxurious ships in its fleet, including the newly built Vista (2023), Oceania Cruises offers a variety of experiences and accommodations to suit every passenger’s needs. Here’s a glimpse at the Oceania fleet:
- Insignia (Built in 1998, Refurbished in 2018, 684 Passengers)
- Marina (Built in 2011, Refurbished in 2016, 1,250 Passengers)
- Nautica (Built in 2000, Refurbished in 2014, 684 Passengers)
- Regatta (Built in 1998, Refurbished in 2014, 684 Passengers)
- Riviera (Built in 2012, Refurbished in 2022, 1,238 Passengers)
- Sirena (Built in 1999, Refurbished in 2016, 684 Passengers)
- Vista (Built in 2023, 1,200 Passengers)
Exquisite Culinary Experience
Oceania’s guests are typically well-traveled, seeking personalized service, world-class cuisine, and an in-depth, destination-focused experience. The cruise line answers these requirements by offering exotic itineraries to remote destinations worldwide, frequently with overnight stays to allow guests to immerse themselves in the history, culture, and cuisine during port calls. Executive Culinary Director Jacques Pepin, a master chef of immense acclaim, has assembled a menu of culinary delights that are the highlight of every guest’s evening.
Enriching Entertainment and Amenities
The sophisticated ambiance of Oceania Cruises extends to the onboard entertainment as well. Whether you’re in the mood for a 12-piece orchestra or jazz band, a cabaret show, or local and regional entertainment from the ports you visit, there’s something for everyone. Oceania also hosts guest lecturers, including famous authors and former ambassadors, who provide onboard enrichment. Combining the best of new and old pastimes, Oceania Cruises preserves classic traditions like afternoon tea while providing contemporary services like 24-hour Internet access aboard all of its cruise ships.
Booking with Scott & Thomas Travel Personalized
When it comes to planning your journey with Oceania Cruises, no one does it better than Scott & Thomas Travel Personalized. Our clients have come to us to accomplish their travel dreams. From seeing Antarctica to safaris in luxury lodges, riding the Orient Express, to cruising Halong Bay in a Junk Boat, we make dream vacations come true.
Our luxury focus means we understand that luxury is personal. Sometimes, it’s about having coffee on your hotel room balcony with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop. Other times it’s about pampering, five-star meals, and butler-drawn baths. We believe in providing time and convenience, which often is the real luxury for our clients.
The unique aspect about Scott & Thomas Travel Personalized is our first-hand knowledge. Every employee at Scott & Thomas has lived in at least one other country and speaks another language. We don’t just book trips, we travel ourselves, because never trust a chef that doesn’t eat their own food, and don’t book a trip with an agent who doesn’t travel.
Our affiliations ensure that you’re in good company. Our partner programs pair some of the most exclusive benefits with the brands, resorts, and programs you love. As members of Hyatt Privé, Hilton Impresario, Marriott Stars & Luminous, IHG Lifestyle & Luxury, and Affluent Traveler, our clients receive extra perks and benefits.
Everything about you is unique, and your travel plans should be too. Delivering what our customers want before they know they want it is how we define luxury travel.
Are you ready to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage with Oceania Cruises? Contact Scott & Thomas Travel Personalized today, and let us help you plan an unforgettable journey that transcends the ordinary. Because, with us, luxury is not just a promise – it’s a guarantee.