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Oceania Cruises 2008 Europe Program

Oceania Cruises is pleased to announce the release of the new 2008 European Collection. With three ships positioned in Europe for the season, Oceania Cruises will offer guests an unrivaled array of itineraries that call on Europe’s most enticing ports. Oceania Cruises will offer 54 European voyages in 2008, introduce six new itineraries, and make maiden calls at new and intriguing ports. From the elegant avenues of Saint Tropez, to the majestic beauty of Kotor's dramatic fjords and the Czarist splendors of St. Petersburg, Oceania Cruises presents the cultural and historical gems of this fabled continent to the most discerning travelers. Sailing to the Western Mediterranean, the Greek Isles and Scandinavia, Regatta, Insignia and Nautica will sail to more than 70 ports throughout Europe.

Oceania Cruises continues to set the benchmark for destination cruising in Europe with more overnight port stays than any other cruise line in its class. This unique and trend-setting approach to cruising provides travelers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich and abundant history, culture and cuisine of Europe’s most alluring cities. With a keen focus on the destination experience, every aspect of the line’s 2008 European Collection has been meticulously planned with the discriminating traveler in mind.

New Ports

“Oceania Cruises has always been known for its destination-intensive itineraries and we are always seeking new and different ports to elevate the experience for our guests,” stated Bob Binder, President of Oceania Cruises.

The new Oceania-Class vessels will set a new standard in culinary excellence, featuring six open-seating gourmet restaurants which boast the capacity to seat 150% of the ship’s guests in a single seating. The magnificent Grand Dining Room will be an opulent space crowned with a magnificent frescoed domed ceiling. The four specialty restaurants will feature the line’s signature Polo Grill and Toscana along with two new specialty dining venues, an elegant French bistro and a Pan-Asian restaurant.

Oceania Cruises has added several new and exciting ports to its already stellar line up of boutique and marquee ports, Haifa, Israel; Pula, Croatia; Alghero, Italy; Tangier, Morocco; and Hamilton, Bermuda. Oceania Cruises’ intimate and mid-sized enable guests to experience smaller ports that many larger ships simply cannot access, such as Monte Carlo, Saint Tropez, Sarande, Portofino and Kotor. These are in addition to Oceania Cruises’ perennial favorites like St. Petersburg, Istanbul, Copenhagen, Venice and Rome.

2008 European Collection voyages range from 10 to 16 days in length and feature an abundance of port time and a minimum number of sea days. On average, 10- and 12-day itineraries will feature no more than one sea day and 14-day itineraries will feature no more than two sea days.

Highlights of the 2008 European Collection

  • The Mediterranean and Greek Isles offer 42 different opportunities to explore these fabled lands rich in culture, cuisine and history.
  • New 14-day Barcelona to Istanbul itinerary that includes both Egypt and Israel.
  • Regatta traverses virtually all of Europe with voyages to the Greek Isles, Mediterranean, Western Europe and the glittering, great northern cities of St. Petersburg, Russia; Stockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Gdansk, Poland; Tallinn, Estonia; and Bruges, Belgium.

Spotlight on Maiden Ports of Call

  • Haifa, Israel - Visit the land of miracles--Galilee, the Jordan River, the Mount of the Beautitudes and Tabgha or venture to Nazareth, home of the young Jesus.
  • Pula, Croatia – Rich in Roman political history, visit the majestic Arena which dates back to the 1st century or stroll the quaint, medieval streets of the city’s old quarter.
  • Alghero (Sardinia), Italy – Although Italian, many in this quaint, Genoese influenced city speak Catalan. Marvel at the ancient Phoenician buildings or the imposing
  • Tangier, Morocco - An ancient Phoenician town, founded by Carthaginian colonists in the early 5th century, Tangier is an eclectic wonderland of cultures, cuisines, histories and cultures.
  • Hamilton, Bermuda - This British colony is pretty as a picture. Blessed with a perfect climate, pink sugar-sand beaches and an air of civility that is second to none, Bermuda is synonymous with paradise.

Free Airfare and 2 for 1 Cruise Fares Start at $1,699 per Guest

With Free Airfare from 20 North American gateways and 2 for 1 cruise fares, these extraordinary voyages are the pinnacle of value. 2 for 1 cruise fares start at just $1,699 per guest and guests are urged to make their reservations as early as possible to ensure that they take advantage of the free airfare and receive the accommodations of choice on their preferred voyage.

About Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises is the world’s only upper-premium cruise line. Featuring a fleet of intimate and luxurious mid-sized ships, Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, Oceania Cruises sails to the most alluring ports in Europe, China and the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Combining the finest cuisine at sea, exceptional personalized service, luxurious accommodations and extraordinary value, Oceania Cruises is setting a new, worldwide standard for luxury cruising and will introduce two new Oceania-Class ships in 2010 and 2011

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