Oceania Cruises has announced its highly anticipated 2024 Around the World in 180 Days itinerary in addition to four distinct Grand Voyages of 72 to 82 days in length. Featuring 96 captivating destinations in 34 countries, the world cruise aboard the luxurious 684-guest Insignia departs Los Angeles for New York on 14 January 2024, crossing three oceans and 15 seas from the South Pacific to the coasts of Europe.
“Incredibly, last year our 2023 world cruise sold out in just one day, so for 2024 we are providing guests more extended voyage options to deeply and meaningfully rediscover the world,” said Howard Sherman, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises. “While a globe-circling journey is the pinnacle of life-changing travel experiences, we have specially curated a set of Grand Voyages for seasoned and time-rich travelers to navigate storied seas, straits and oceans that boldly connect diverse and exotic corners of the globe.”
Around the World in 180 Days
The 2024 Around the World journey weaves together a line-up of destinations into a brilliant kaleidoscope of world wonders, marvellous attractions and exceptional encounters. Commencing an intriguing westward route, Insignia sails across the Pacific to legendary beauties in the Hawaiian Islands, French Polynesia and the Samoan Islands. She continues south toward the dramatic fjords of New Zealand and on to local adventures in Australia. Navigating the most thrilling corners of Asia, guests will have the chance to immerse themselves in everything from the spiritual haven of Bali and the Japanese culinary powerhouses of Tokyo and Kyoto to the dramatic landscape of Ha Long Bay and a true feast for the senses, Yangon. More revelatory explorations await on the exotic shores of India and the Arabian Peninsula, followed by experiences in jewel-box destinations across the Mediterranean and the northern reaches of Europe, before crossing the Atlantic to crown the journey on the Eastern Seaboard with her final call in New York.
This epic journey features over 100 UNESCO World Heritage sites across 96 destinations, with 24 overnight stays and a series of curated complimentary special onshore events and optional multi-day overland programmes. Starting at AU$64,550 (NZD$67,310) per person, the world cruise boasts an array of included amenities with the Exclusive Prestige Package such as free pre-paid gratuities, free onboard medical care, free laundry services, free internet, free transfer between hotel and ship, and a free one night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay plus Oceania Cruises’ inclusive OLife Choice amenities.
Four New Grand Voyages
In addition to Insignia’s Around the World itinerary, Oceania Cruises’ four new Grand Voyages range from 72 to 82 days and feature extended evening port stays plus meaningful excursions ashore that connect guests to the destination, culture and people visited. Whether choosing a Grand Voyage that reveals the colourful and varied countries and cultures within the vast expanse of the Eastern world or a journey that links multiple distinct regions together, such as the South Pacific, Australia, Southeast Asia and Africa, guests will experience the beauty of leisurely global travel with more time to indulge in the luxury and comfort of Oceania Cruises.
- Grand Pacific Expedition from Los Angeles to Sydney: This 77-day voyage departs 4 October 2023, on Regatta and visits 12 countries with 10 overnights in iconic ports such as Kyoto, Shanghai, Bali and Perth. From AU$23,050 (NZD$24,040) per person.
- Odyssey of Discoveries from Abu Dhabi to Tokyo: This 82-day voyage departs 29 December 2023, on Riviera and visits 18 countries with an array of discoveries across the Arabian Peninsula, India and Asia, plus calls at less-trodden corners such as Sri Lanka and the secluded paradise of the Maldives. From AU$31,850 (NZD$33,220) per person.
- Epic Eastern Explorer from Mumbai to Tokyo: This 72-day journey departing 8 January 2024, on Riviera visits 15 countries with calls in the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Bangkok and Seoul while also exploring Myanmar’s monasteries, contrasting rural and city life in Vietnam, experiencing revered culinary traditions in Japan and more. From AU$29,300 (NZD$30,560) per person.
- Ultimate Exotic Traveller from Papeete to Cape Town: This 79-day voyage departs 19 February 2024, on Nautica with a 15-country itinerary featuring a remarkable array of top attractions such as the gorgeous lagoons of Moorea, the unique geothermal landscapes of Rotorua, the iconic Sydney Opera House, the UNESCO-protected Komodo National Park and the renowned game reserves of South Africa. From AU$29,430 (NZD$30,690) per person.
These Grand Voyages feature extraordinary value with amenities such as a free airport transfers, free pre-paid gratuities, free US$500 shipboard credit and Oceania Cruises’ inclusive OLife Choice amenities including the choice of either free shore excursions, a free beverage package or free shipboard credit.
For additional information on Oceania Cruises’ small-ship luxury, The Finest Cuisine at Sea®, and expertly curated travel experiences, visit Oceania Cruises online, call Oceania Cruises on 1300 355 200 (AU) or 0800 625 691 (NZ) or contact your preferred travel advisor.
SOURCE: Oceania Cruises