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Oceania cruises

Oceania Cruises is the world’s leading culinary and destination lead cruise line.

They are introducing Europe and the America’s 2019 collection which goes on sale 18th October

The voyages range from 7 to 44 days and will feature a mix of popular destinations, boutique ports and beautiful seaside villages

These diverse set of itineries will feature over 85 overnight stays and late departures, allowing expansive and in depth explorations that will combine rich travel experiences.

Oceania Cruises offer the widest and most diverse array of destination focused itineraries and extended port stays of any cruise line in its class.

Experience the finest cuisine at sea on the luxury of a beautiful ship.

Bob Binder, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises states “These new voyages are ideal for the discerning traveller who seeks unique and enriching experiences” “From the Jewel-box charm of countless off the beaten track boutique ports to the cosmopolitan flair of Europe and America’s iconic cities, the diversity and depth of the experience is truly remarkable”

Europe and The America’s 2019 collection highlights –

104 itineraries, 80 of these are brand new including 40 new amazing Mediterranean voyages, 18 new Baltic, Scandinavia and Northern Europe journeys. Five new Alaska sailings, six new Canada and New England voyages and 10 new Tropics Cruises.

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Explore more of Italy, France, Spain and Portugal with new country intensive voyages. Eight new itineraries focus solely on Italy, Spain and the Iberian Peninsula and French wine country. These will include overnight stays in Venice, Lisbon and Bordeaux affording more time spent in these breath taking destinations.

Travel connoisseurs can savour the Mediterranean in an entirely new way with their extensive collection of boutique ports of call such as Ajaccio, Corsica, Crotone, Italy and brand new Castellon a 13th century secret hideaway on Spain’s orange grove dotted costa Azahar

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Explore further North than ever before into Europe, Explore Greenland, Iceland and off the beaten path ports in Norway such as mountainous Bodo, homeland of the Viking Kings

Oceania Regatta explores the rugged coasts of the frontier state with diverse itineraries where you can encounter jaw dropping scenery and abundant wildlife of Seward and Kodiak, Alaska. Experience 8 distinct 7 and 10 day itineries

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Oceania Insignia will reprise her popular journeys to Cuba itineries which include overnight stays in Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago De Cuba. Sailing roundtrip from Miami. Offering 9 summer and autumn departures ranging from 7 to 11 days.

Oceania Insignia is also offering the Bermudian Islands on their 7 day Bermuda voyages taking in the amazing cultures of this magnificent island.

Oceania Riviera is enabling you to enjoy the charm and history of Canada and New England making her debut in New York City

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  • Dedicated direct phone number to your personal Cruise Consultant (UK Based call center & Cruise Expert)
  • Exclusive offers you can’t find anywhere else
  • An industry leading loyalty scheme called Bonus Points
  • We Include the following on the Majority Of Our Offers
  • Full Return Flights
    1. Transfers
    2. Baggage
    3. All Taxes
    4. Full ABTA, ATOL and a further Cruise Protection
  • Regular personal emails full of special deals
  • Interactive website & Blog full of latest offers, cruise news / blog and reviews.
  • All this and no extra charge! The reason we are a ‘Club’ is thanks to our loyal and regular customers.
  • Mention the word Club and it’s ‘how much is that going to cost me?’ Here at Prestige Cruise Club once you have booked with us you’re a member, the best part being its FREE we don’t charge a penny & 1st time bookers will automatically be entered into our industry leading Loyalty Scheme Bonus Points. It’s our way of saying thank you (1 point = £1) and a nice saving for you*

 

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Oceania Cruise Lines will now offer Vegan cruising passengers a wider of choice of food options thanks to a brand new menu of plant based dishes and drinks which as of this week will be available on all of the Cruise Lines 6 ships, the cruise line are quoted to say ” we are delighted to expand our culinary offerings to please an even wider array of palates and offer our guests more diverse choices to suit today’s wellness – focused life styles”

Examples of the items on offer will be available for order in the grand Dining Room and Terrace Cafe and will include the following:

Breakfast – cream of wheat or oatmeal served withcinnamon powder, organic sugar and a choice of nuts, vegan tortilla Easpanola which will be accompanied by potatoes, onions & tofu, sides will also be available and include grilled tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, Lyonnaise potatoes and vegan link sausage.

Lunch – Involtini packaed with tofu, spinach and capers, served with pasta & olive tapenade sauce. They also offer a Tuscan – style soup with garlic croutons, accompanied with a fantasia Italian style salad with assorted greens, garlic bread and roasted bell peppers. For the dessert lovers an Italian chocolate vegan ricoota pie with vanila and raspberry sauce will be offered.

Evening dinner – Thai red vegan curry with steamed jasmine rice, also a quinoa salad with be on offering and vegetable tartare, creamy truffle flavoured parsnip soup with chopped tarragon. For desserts a vegan strawberry sable, short bread with lashing of strawberries and passion fruit cream.

On Marina & Riviera decks raw, cold pressed vegan juices smoothies will be on offer.

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1) That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Colin@cruiseclub.com 0161 798 2511

The latest announcement in the cruising world caters for those who like a little flutter whilst on their holiday

Anyone travelling on a Norwegian, Oceania or Regent Seven Seas cruise line can now benefit from a brand new reward scheme that Norwegian Cruise Line holdings Ltd have just announced.

“Casinos at Sea” is a first within the cruising industry, a loyalty reward programme for Casino players as sea, featuring 25 ships within these 3 cruise lines. Norwegian have 15 ships in their fleet, Oceania have 6 and Regent the smallest at 4.

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You can enrol on board any of their ships, the more you play, the more you win, the more points you receive, the higher up the rewards tiers you can progress. There are collectively over 4000 games fleet wide, and passengers can have their own Casinos at Seas Player cards to provide a exciting membership club. With 5 different levels here are some of the main benefits

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Tier 1  Jade Beginners

Exciting promotional offers

Reedem points for play

Transfer points from ship to ship

 

The following tiers also receive all of the above plus

Tier 2 Pearl – From 5000 points

Stateroom discounts on NCL

Special Birthday offers

 

Tier 3 Sapphire  – From 15,000 points

Convenience free waiver

Stateroom discount (Oceania and Regent)

 

Tier 4 Ruby – From 35,000 points

Complimentary drinks whilst playing

 

Tier 5 Elite – From 100,000 points

Complimentary drinks whilst playing

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It’s easy to join all you need to do is head over to the Casino host desk and pick up your casino player card and start playing, these can be used against your favourite slot machines or table games

Use your players card whilst playing your favourite slot machines and table games. The more you play, the more you get rewarded.

Table Games – Points are based on average bet, session play or hands played and game type

Reel and Video slots – For every $5 coin-in, receive 1 point

Video Poker – For every $10 coin-in, receive 1 point

Points can then be redeemed towards slot and table game play, charges off your final bill or you can save them for your next cruise. If not redeemed on your current cruise points will show on your account for 18 months

Contact me to book your perfect cruise and start playing today marcia@cruiseclubuk.com

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1) That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

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A cruise industry first from Oceania Cruises, offering Wellness and healthy living tours inspired by Canyon Ranch Spa. Debuting in April 2017. The ground breaking tour series will initially be offered in France, Spain, Italy and Greece.

Oceania Cruises will offer wellness specials, pairing select Canyon Ranch SpaClub treatments along with the new tours. Take advantage of the savings on offer by booking from 1 April 2017.

These tours extend the wellness experience available onboard and offer a new and unique way to experience the Mediterranean, hand-picked for you to fully immerse your well-being.

Healthy living and spiritual awareness are at the heart of the Canyon Ranch philosophy. Not just renowned for its spa services but its award winning health resorts. Sample the exquisite cuisine and healing therapies on offer.

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The following tours are available:  

The Pope’s Thermal Baths | Civitavecchia, Italy – Guests will enjoy an afternoon of heavenly relaxation and restorative benefits at the Viterbo Terme dei Papi, or the Thermal Baths of the Popes in this famed papal city. Originating in Etruscan times, the exclusive baths boast a thousand-year-old therapeutic tradition advocated by the presence of renowned kings, popes and artists throughout history.

Vinyasa Yoga at Monte Carlo Bay | Monte Carlo, Monaco – Perched on a beautiful peninsula overlooking the azure waters of Mediterranean Sea, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort offers paradise views as guests enjoy a private vinyasa yoga class, a dynamic style of yoga recognised for a host of mind-body benefits.

The Greek Gods of Wellness | Corfu, Greece – Ambelonas, an artisanal organic goods company and one of Greece’s most stunning wine estates is the ideal backdrop for uncovering compelling insight on emotional, spiritual, intellectual and physical wellness during a stroll around the lush vineyard and herb plantation. The experience is crowned with a tranquil meditation and yoga session followed by a wholesome plant-based lunch.

The Life of Laughter | Palamos, Spain – This enlightening tour invites guests to discover the myriad benefits of laughter, including the rush of stress-reducing endorphins released as they enjoy a joyful laughter session in an elegantly restored farmhouse-hotel in the heart of Costa Brava.

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Looking for luxury cruise travel? Why not visit our exclusive web page, featuring news and information for your forthcoming six star cruise holiday!

http://www.cruiseclubuk.com/Home-Page_Luxury.phtml

Never booked with Cruise Club UK or Prestige Cruise Club before? Don’t worry all new customers Receive…

  • Dedicated direct phone number to your personal Cruise Consultant (UK Based call center & Cruise Expert)
  • Exclusive offers you can’t find anywhere else
  • An industry leading loyalty scheme called Bonus Points
  • We Include the following on the Majority Of Our Offers
  • Full Return Flights
    1. Transfers
    2. Baggage
    3. All Taxes
    4. Full ABTA, ATOL and a further Cruise Protection
  • Regular personal emails full of special deals
  • Interactive website & Blog full of latest offers, cruise news / blog and reviews.
  • All this and no extra charge! The reason we are a ‘Club’ is thanks to our loyal and regular customers.
  • Mention the word Club and it’s ‘how much is that going to cost me?’ Here at Prestige Cruise Club once you have booked with us you’re a member, the best part being its FREE we don’t charge a penny & 1st time bookers will automatically be entered into our industry leading Loyalty Scheme Bonus Points. It’s our way of saying thank you (1 point = £1) and a nice saving for you*

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Becky@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2518

P&O Oriana

Great news from P&O Cruises – Oriana is has now completed her drydock and she’s looking sleeker than ever!

It’s been over 5 years since her last refit and after spending 3 weeks in a German drydock, she is finally back to what she does best…. Sailing the high seas

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Specialty dining price increase announced for all three ships:

King’s Court buffet on QM2 and Lido restaurant on Queen Victoria has risen from $15 to $17.50pp

Lido buffet on Queen Elizabeth has increased from $10 to $17.50pp

Verandah restaurant on board Queen Elizabeth from $15 to $25pp

QM2 and Queen Victoria verandah restaurants have seen prices jump from $35 to $49.95pp for dinner, lunch cover charge remains the same at $20pp

Also in Cunard News: Queen Victoria enters dry dock in June 2017 – her upgrade will be similar to the QM2, which was remastered at a massive cost of $90 million

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Kings Court Dining Area
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QM2 Verandah Restaurant

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Staggered check in program has been extended through to 2017 on board Carnival Cruise Lines. Passengers will receive an assigned time to board the ship, making the boarding process smooth and more manageable

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Oceania Cruises

Their 2017 promotion has been announced and valid on all 2017 European sailings:

2 for 1 deposit on all 106 cruises European plus $250 ship board credit

Oceania Cruises recently introduced three voyages to Cuba , these have now gone on sale and providing very popular with past passengers

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Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1). That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

 

The final part of my Oceania trilogy is centered around the ship itself and the staterooms and suites on board.

Apologies for the amount of photos on this particular blog, I got a little photo happy in my excitement, but I do think for this topic photos are needed!

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I was able to look around a Veranda stateroom and a Penthouse Suite. In both types of accommodation the bathroom featured a marble and granite bathroom with luxury Bvlgari toiletries.

The main difference in the bathrooms between the Veranda and Penthouse Suite is obviously the size and the Penthouse feature a separate walk in shower whereas the Veranda has the shower over the bath. I like the fact that all staterooms from Ocean View and above feature a full size bath tub, this is a popular amenity you don’t find as standard with other cruise lines in these grades of accommodation.

I did not manage to get a picture of the Penthouse suite itself but it is virtually identical to the Veranda just on a larger scale. The Penthouse features a walk in wardrobe and living area, with table and chairs, as in suite dining is offered at this level.

Just to point out that the Concierge Veranda staterooms are identical to the Veranda staterooms they just come with additional benefits. I think the difference in price is well worth the amenities on offer, even just to get complimentary unlimited access to the Spa Terrace located across the front of the ship! Some other benefits include; Priority Embarkation, Priority online specialty restaurant reservations and complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne.

Penthouse Suite bathroom
Penthouse Suite bathroom
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Bvlgari toiletries
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Veranda stateroom

Moving on to the ship itself….

The public areas are immaculate and the staircase in the atrium is stunning! It features Lalique Crystal and really is beautiful.

Main atrium featuring Lalique Crystal Staircase
Main atrium featuring Lalique Crystal Staircase

 

Main atrium
Main atrium

The pool deck I loved! The loungers are not all squashed together giving plenty of room for everyone and I loved the double lounger beds, I imagine these are snapped up early when sailing in sunny climates!

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Pool area
Space between loungers!
Space between loungers!
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Pool area

The Canyon Ranch SpaClub is such a serene area and is so well appointed. I could easily see myself spending a few hours ( or more! ) in here.

Spa area
Spa area
Spa Terrace
Spa Terrace

The main focus at night time seems to be around the Horizon lounge which offers fantastic views from the top of the ship. There are various day time activities here also, such as afternoon tea and early evening canapes.

Horizon lounge
Horizon lounge
Dance/Band area in Horizon lounge
Dance/Band area in Horizon lounge

If you enjoy an evening show, there is still a theatre on board! Do not expect a three tier theatre as on some ships but it is still a good size with high quality performances on offer.

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Theatre
Theatre
Theatre

No cruise ship would be complete without a Casino of which of course there is one on board for those who like a flutter! The bar next to the Casino was one of my favourite areas! It is called Martinis and not only houses 2 of the Picasso’s on board but the seats are also bonded with Swarovski crystals for the ultimate in opulence! The colour scheme is purple in here so it is a very vivid area but I loved it.

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Casino
Martinis Bar
Martinis Bar
Bar in Martinis
Bar in Martinis

There are other bars available on the ship. The Grand Bar, pictured below, is a lovely relaxing area with a Piano centered around the bar area. This is apparently a very popular area for pre dinner drinks.

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Grand bar

An area which is extremely popular on board is the Culinary Centre.

Here you can take a cookery lesson with the ships chefs and learn to make some of those dishes you have enjoyed in the restaurants on board.

The Culinary Centre
The Culinary Centre

Finally we will end with some quiet serenity! The library on board was something completely different to what I have seen on any other ship but such a lovely peaceful area. It reminded me of a country house due to the fireplace and old world feel of it. I can imagine relaxing in here with a good book and passing a few hours.

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Library
Library
Library

I hope you have enjoyed reading my Oceania trilogy and it has given you food for thought to perhaps consider for a future cruise.

We have some fantastic offers with Oceania Cruises at the moment so if you would like any information or prices please do not hesitate to email natalie@cruiseclubuk.com or call me directly on 0161 7982506.

Visit our new and exclusive web page, featuring news and information for your forthcoming six star cruise holiday!

www.cruiseclubuk.com/prestige

The prestige difference is clear.

  • Dedicated direct phone number and email address to your personal Cruise Concierge.
    (UK Based, luxury trained expert who have personally visited many of the ships we feature)
  • Exclusive offers you won’t find anywhere else
  • An industry beating customer loyalty scheme.
  • A true full package, Return flights including luggage, private transfers, all taxes, ABTA, ATOL bonded and further cruise disruption protection.
  • Regular personal emails containing, unique itineraries and offers, news from the prestige community and more.
  • Interactive website featuring the very best itineraries and prices, cruise news, blog and reviews.
  • All part of the prestige experience,
  • With over 30 years’ experience leading the cruise agent market and hundreds of years of experience at your fingertips – that’s the cruise club difference!

Here at Prestige Cruise Club once you have sailed with us you’re part of the prestige family.

From your first voyage with us we will issue you with our loyalty bonus points.

It’s our way of saying thank you for trusting us with your dream cruise and welcoming you back again and again with extra benefits every time you sail with us.

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We all love to indulge when on a cruise, I’m sure you will all agree!

A huge part of cruising with Oceania is the food on board. They spend double per person the amount that Celebrity Cruises and Regent Seven Seas spend and this is mainly down to the quality and sustainability of suppliers used. For example; They use one farm in Maine for all their lobster and Oceania is their only customer! The same goes for the beef used on board, this comes from one supplier in the US and Oceania are their only customer. This really does make a difference in my eyes, especially nowadays where we all like to know where our food is coming from and that is is fresh.

Before I show you what I had for my lunch on my visit ( prepare to be very jealous! ) I will go over the restaurants on board Marina;

In case you didn’t know, there are no cover charges to use the speciality restaurants with Oceania meaning you can sample all the restaurants on offer without having to budget extra for it, fantastic!

Red Ginger

This is one of the speciality restaurants on board which is an asian fusion restaurant. The actual restaurant is stunning and I was speaking to a lady on board who raved about the food in here.

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Red Ginger Interior
Red Ginger
Red Ginger

 

Jacques

Another speciality restaurant on board which is french bistro style. The menu here is designed by renowned chef Jacques Pepin and he personally oversees the training of the chefs to his exacting standards!

Interior of Jacques
Interior of Jacques
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Jacques

 

Polo Grill

Again, one of the speciality restaurants on board which is the American steak house. Apparently the steak here is amazing and you may come out of here rolling if you eat every course on offer! Sounds like a challenge!

Polo Grill
Polo Grill
Polo Grill
Polo Grill

 

Toscana

This is the final speciality restaurant which is Tuscan Italian style. You can expect freshly baked bread to start you off with a selection of various olive oils and balsamic vinegar to dip, yummy! All the chefs in this restaurant are Italian so you can expect genuine Italian heart going in to each dish.

Toscana
Toscana
£2500 Versace plate in Toscana!
£2500 Versace plate in Toscana!
Toscana
Toscana

 

Privee

This is a private dining venue which you can hire for the evening. The area will occupy 10 people and is a cover charge of $250 in total, whether there are 2 or 10 people. You can choose anything from the menu at Polo grill or Toscana and even a combination from each.

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Privee
Table made from one solid piece of Onyx
Table made from one solid piece of Onyx

 

La Reserve

A food and wine pairing restaurant on board which is chargeable at approx $75 per person ( Some nights are lower priced than this ). The restaurant seats 24 and you will indulge in a 7 course menu with paired wines. This is very popular on board so early booking is recommended.

La Reserve
La Reserve

 

Terrace Cafe

This is Oceanias take on the ‘buffet’ offering. You choose what you would like as normal but it will be served to you on your plate, rather than helping yourself, and taken to your table. Of course you can keep going back for more but I guess it stops people piling their plate high and then not eating.

Terrace Cafe
Terrace Cafe
Terrace cafe offerings
Terrace cafe offerings

 

Grand Dining room

The main restaurant on board. This is the traditional restaurant you expect on all cruise ships, serving a varied menu which of course will change each evening. This is where I had my lunch!

Grand dining room
Grand dining room

 

Finally here is the menu for my lunch on the day…… I have not included the pictures I took, I will leave this to your imagination and to try for yourselves! All I will say is WOW, highly recommended!

My lunch menu!
My lunch menu!

 

Part 3 is coming soon so please check back for my next installment….

We have some fantastic offers with Oceania Cruises at the moment so if you would like any information or prices please do not hesitate to email natalie@cruiseclubuk.com or call me directly on 0161 7982506.

Visit our new and exclusive web page, featuring news and information for your forthcoming six star cruise holiday!

www.cruiseclubuk.com/prestige

The prestige difference is clear.

  • Dedicated direct phone number and email address to your personal Cruise Concierge.
    (UK Based, luxury trained expert who have personally visited many of the ships we feature)
  • Exclusive offers you won’t find anywhere else
  • An industry beating customer loyalty scheme.
  • A true full package, Return flights including luggage, private transfers, all taxes, ABTA, ATOL bonded and further cruise disruption protection.
  • Regular personal emails containing, unique itineraries and offers, news from the prestige community and more.
  • Interactive website featuring the very best itineraries and prices, cruise news, blog and reviews.
  • All part of the prestige experience,
  • With over 30 years’ experience leading the cruise agent market and hundreds of years of experience at your fingertips – that’s the cruise club difference!

Here at Prestige Cruise Club once you have sailed with us you’re part of the prestige family.

From your first voyage with us we will issue you with our loyalty bonus points.

It’s our way of saying thank you for trusting us with your dream cruise and welcoming you back again and again with extra benefits every time you sail with us

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This was my first experience of an Oceania ship and I was extremely impressed to say the least! I took a lot of photos on the ship but have just included a selection in my blogs so you can get a feel for the ship and lifestyle on board.

I have decided to split my experience over 3 parts to give you a more in depth overview of the various areas of the ship and Oceania in general. I could talk about this ship and my new love and enthusiasm for Oceania all day!

Part 1 of my blog will tell you about Oceania overall, with a few tit bits from my day on the Marina. 

When I saw the ship berthed in Liverpool I could tell I was going to really like it from first glance, I just had a feeling, so to speak!

I would position Oceania above Celebrity Cruises and slightly below Regent Seven Seas and can highly recommend them to those of you who enjoy sailing with Cunard, Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises.

There are 6 ships in the fleet, 2 of these ( the Riviera and Marina ) were built and designed by Oceania and the other 4 are ships which belonged to the old Renaissance cruises brand. These ships are Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and the newest in the fleet which is Sirena.

Sirena had been sailing as Ocean Princess and has undertaken a huge multi million dollar refit by Oceania to bring her up to their standards.

Something that I think is unique to Oceania is that all their ships have a refit of the public areas every 18 months to keep them feeling fresh and up to date. I don’t know any other line which does this so frequently.

The staff on board are extremely highly trained, and have worked for the likes of the Ritz Carlton group on land and pride themselves on providing the best service at sea.  Oceania are highly regarded as the best cruise line to work for as the staff are very well looked after by the company. The gratuities paid on board are split equally between all staff members from housekeeping to the chefs, which is great to know. The butlers on board, who look after Penthouse suites and above, are all English trained and will be as hands on or hands off as you wish.

The dress code with Oceania is what they like to call ‘Country club casual’ so no formal dress is needed.

In 95% of ports featured on your itinerary there will be a complimentary shuttle bus in to the nearest town which is always handy!

You will find only 1 announcement made on board which is the morning and is only in English. This is a bug bear for a lot of people so this is a definite bonus!

For those of you that don’t want your every move captured and then sold back to you, unlike some other cruise lines, there is no ships photographer on board! Of course any member of staff will be happy to take your photo but they will not charge you for the privilege.  I do like this little offering!

Before I sign off on this blog, below is a little taster of things to come in my Oceania tales….

I am not a connoisseur in art work but for a ship to feature at least 3 genuine Picasso’s ( one is even in one of the public area ladies loo’s! ) plus a huge collection of Murano glass, to name a couple, I think it is very impressive. Oceania don’t have the normal art galleries where you can buy pieces of work they just have a huge amount on show in the public areas on the ship. There is a self guided art tour you can take which will take you around the various pieces on the ship, this is definitely something I would do, even as an art novice, as I was really intrigued by nearly every piece I saw!

A genuine Picasso!
A genuine Picasso!
Murano glass art work
Murano glass art work
More artwork
More artwork
Artwork outside the Theatre
Artwork outside the Theatre

 

 

Part 2 is coming soon so please check back for my next installment….

 

We have some fantastic offers with Oceania Cruises at the moment so if you would like any information or prices please do not hesitate to email natalie@cruiseclubuk.com or call me directly on 0161 7982506.

Visit our new and exclusive web page, featuring news and information for your forthcoming six star cruise holiday!

www.cruiseclubuk.com/prestige

The prestige difference is clear.

  • Dedicated direct phone number and email address to your personal Cruise Concierge.
    (UK Based, luxury trained expert who have personally visited many of the ships we feature)
  • Exclusive offers you won’t find anywhere else
  • An industry beating customer loyalty scheme.
  • A true full package, Return flights including luggage, private transfers, all taxes, ABTA, ATOL bonded and further cruise disruption protection.
  • Regular personal emails containing, unique itineraries and offers, news from the prestige community and more.
  • Interactive website featuring the very best itineraries and prices, cruise news, blog and reviews.
  • All part of the prestige experience,
  • With over 30 years’ experience leading the cruise agent market and hundreds of years of experience at your fingertips – that’s the cruise club difference!

Here at Prestige Cruise Club once you have sailed with us you’re part of the prestige family.

From your first voyage with us we will issue you with our loyalty bonus points.

It’s our way of saying thank you for trusting us with your dream cruise and welcoming you back again and again with extra benefits every time you sail with us.

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The line featuring The Finest Cuisine at Sea – Oceania Cruises – had a really successful promotion and we’re pleased to announce their brand new promotion, even more value than before with – OLife Select

It offers guests complimentary amenities, enhancing your holiday experience

What do you get?

Free Unlimited Internet Access

Up to $500 Free Shipboard Credit per guest

Plus choose one of the following: Free Beverage Package or up to Five Free Shore Excursions per guest

Book before 31st July 2016 – applicable on selected cruises, sailing between 29th July 2016 and 29th March 2017 – applies to all Six Oceania Cruise Ships – destinations include: Baltic, Northern Europe, Mediterranean, Caribbean, South America plus more

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What you need to know

Valid on a Veranda stateroom or above

Guests in the same stateroom must choose the same OLife Choice amenity

If you opt for the beverage package, it’s based on the house select option. This includes unlimited champagne, wine and beer with lunch and dinner

Free internet is based on 1 per stateroom

Excursions must be chosen 14 days prior to sailing

Free shore excursions:                            Cruise up to 9 days and receive 3

Cruise up to 10 – 12 days and receive 4

Cruise 14+ days – receive 5

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Pool Service

For those who haven’t sailed with Oceania Cruises before here’s why you should:

Oceania Cruises offer value without compromise

6 Intimate and luxurious ships – catering from 684 to 1250 guests. Because of their size you get to visit boutique ports and seaside villages (something larger ships can’t access).

Open seating is available in ALL restaurants, dine where, when and with whom you please

FREE unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices

FREE shuttle service in many ports with a daily value per guest of $50

FREE unlimited access to Canyon Ranch Spa

Country club casual

Never a crowd, no waiting in line (going ashore takes minutes)

Exuding a warm welcome and an ambiance of friendly ease, the Oceania Cruise line is synonymous with luxurious relaxation, delectable dining and exemplary levels of personalised service.  Elegant and yet wholly unpretentious, passengers will find themselves embraced by an incomparable comfort and an instantaneous feeling of home. Benefiting from the excellent staff-to-guest ratio of two members to three, those boarding an Oceania cruise will delight in the care of a friendly and enthusiastic crew

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Your World. Your Way.

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Here at cruise club we’re proud to be Launching our newest concept for the discerning traveller.

Prestige cruise club

Myself and two of our most experienced team members will be exclusively handling the very best cruise experiences available – with the reputation / quality and service you have come to know over the years.

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Visit our dedicated Prestige collection

 

With only the most luxurious cruise ships, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy the very best

– at our legendary great prices.

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Click to visit our guide to Azamara
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Click to visit our guide to Crystal
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Click to visit our guide to Oceania
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Click to visit our guide to Regent
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Click to visit our guide to Seabourn

 

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Click to visit our guide to Silversea

What I’ve learned over the course of building my knowledge of these cruise lines is that on a value for money basis – you get so much more for not a huge amount more money – making it well worth it.

 

So if your holiday time is important, you can’t take as many holidays as you like you’ll want to make sure that you enjoy every last minute – and with all the finishing touches you expect.

 

Gratuities and drinks = included

A sun lounger for every bed on the ship – meaning you’ll always find your “you” space onboard

Complimentary speciality dining

Ships refurbished Every 2 years

Complimentary mini bar setup in your stateroom

Crew Ratio of 1.1

Complimentary use of water sports

  • Some of the highlights of the companies featured in our new collection
  • Soon we’ll be blogging more about the separate cruise lines and their individual benefits.

 

The Luxury cruise market is growing with new ships being launched thru 2016-2019 meaning more cabins – more availability and therefore a more competitive market, now is a great time to enjoy your once in a lifetime luxury cruise.

Blog again soon.

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Visit our new and exclusive web page, featuring news and information for your forthcoming six star cruise holiday!

www.cruiseclubuk.com/prestige

The prestige difference is clear.

  • Dedicated direct phone number and email address to your personal Cruise Concierge.
    (UK Based, luxury trained expert who have personally visited many of the ships we feature)
  • Exclusive offers you won’t find anywhere else
  • An industry beating customer loyalty scheme.
  • A true full package, Return flights including luggage, private transfers, all taxes, ABTA, ATOL bonded and further cruise disruption protection.
  • Regular personal emails containing, unique itineraries and offers, news from the prestige community and more.
  • Interactive website featuring the very best itineraries and prices, cruise news, blog and reviews.
  • All part of the prestige experience,
  • With over 30 years’ experience leading the cruise agent market and hundreds of years of experience at your fingertips – that’s the cruise club difference!

Here at Prestige Cruise Club once you have sailed with us you’re part of the prestige family. From your first voyage we will issue you with our loyalty bonus points. It’s our way of saying thank you for trusting us with your dream cruise and welcoming you back again and again with extra benefits every time you sail with us.