Oceania Cruises Defines Upper Premium Service

Oceania Cruises Defines Upper Premium Service

Learn more why Oceania is popular with Acendas Travel clients

Travelers have many wonderful cruising options, but not all cruise lines serve the specific tastes and needs of travelers. Oceania Cruises is celebrating its 16th year and has created what it calls the “Upper Premium” niche. According to luxury travel expert Ignacio Maza, Oceania offers an experience above contemporary and premium, and just below luxury. 

Acendas Travel agents regularly book Oceania Cruises for this very reason. Travelers get high quality and variety, but at a prices that is more palatable to the checkbook. Maza says Oceania stands out for the following reasons:

  • Fine Dining — Led by Master Chef Jacques Pepin, Ocean has some of the best culinary delights of any cruise line. Pepin, the former chef for the presidents of France, brings a luxury experience when it comes to Oceania food services.
  • Variety of Food Options — A focus of Oceania ships is a wide variety of restaurants from which to choose, each with its own kitchen. The menus are among the most extensive in the industry. And one some ships, you can take culinary classes.
  • Destination Intensive Itineraries — Oceania goes to all regions of the world, featuring 250 itineraries, ranging from seven days to 180 days (around the world), calling on more than 450 points worldwide.
  • Intimate Ships — Oceania offers two classes of ships. The R class is more intimate, with 342 staterooms, while the slightly larger O class with 645 staterooms. These vessels have roomier staterooms, art collections and extra space onboard. It gives the feeling of a warm, casual country club.
  • Enrichment — There is much to enjoy on these ships: music, shows, dancing, library, wine-tastings, spa, guest lectures, culinary tours and local excursions.
  • Service — A warm staff and friendly staff is Oceania’s calling card. It offers two staff for every guest ratio. This leads to a loyal following and a high repeat sailing rate.
  • Value — No restaurant charges, free wi-fi, free local shuttles are just a few of the little extras that make the Oceania experience pleasing and worry free.

There is much to like about Oceania, including a $100 million investment in the transformation of the R class ships — Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena — with a new class (Allura), with special touches for the traveler. 

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