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Oceania Cruises

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About Oceania Cruises

Oceania is a small-ship cruise line for grownups, with an emphasis on destination-intensive itineraries. A focus on culinary exploration translates into multiple onboard dining venues with no surcharges, wine-pairing dinners and a series of unique foodie tours in port.

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Marina
Marina

12 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

730 Reviews
Leaving:Portsmouth
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Sep 17, 2023
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Marina
Marina

10 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

730 Reviews
Leaving:Oslo
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jul 1, 2023
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Nautica
Nautica

12 Night
Africa CruiseDetails

361 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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Regatta
Regatta

7 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

386 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Sep 27, 2023
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Virgin Voyages

10 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

244 Reviews
Leaving:Stockholm
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Sep 9, 2024
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12 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

244 Reviews
Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jun 15, 2023
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18 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

361 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jan 8, 2025
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12 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

361 Reviews
Leaving:Stockholm
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jul 23, 2024
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21 Night
World CruiseDetails

244 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Feb 8, 2025
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57 Night
World CruiseDetails

386 Reviews
Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Feb 24, 2024
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10 Night
Tahiti CruiseDetails

361 Reviews
Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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24 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

386 Reviews
Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Oct 4, 2023
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12 Night
Canada CruiseDetails

361 Reviews
Leaving:Montreal
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Oct 28, 2024
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10 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

713 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Sep 28, 2024
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10 Night
Tahiti CruiseDetails

386 Reviews
Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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Oceania Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Oceania cruise ships?

Passengers tend to be 50-plus and well traveled, hailing mostly from the U.S. and Canada; generally, the longer the cruise, the older the cruiser. The line also draws travelers from the U.K., Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Generally, Oceania doesn't have a formal children's program or onboard facilities, but in Alaska the line offers the Alaska Explorer Youth Program for kids between the ages of 5 and 12, with activities that reflect the region.

Do I have to dress up on a Oceania cruise?

The dress code onboard Oceania cruise ships is country club casual, intended to partner perfectly with the line's "whatever you want, whenever you want" mindset. Passengers typically do dress up, by their own choice, for occasions like a night dining in Jacques Pepin's onboard restaurant, and you won't see jeans, shorts, T-shirts or tennis shoes in the dining venues.

Is everything free on Oceania cruises?

Oceania is partially inclusive. All Oceania cruisers get free and unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees, teas and juices, as well as free unlimited internet and at least one reservation at the specialty restaurants. (Repeaters can go again by getting placed on a waiting list.)

Oceania cruisers have two fare options: Cruise Only or OLife Choice. Those who select the higher-priced OLife Choice fare receive complimentary round trip airfare and their choice of one of three options: up to eight shore excursions, a free beverage package or up to $800 shipboard credit. Passengers in the same stateroom must select the same amenity.

Extra costs include shore excursions, alcoholic beverages, spa and beauty services, and shop purchases. Cruisers in higher accommodation categories may have more inclusions.

What are Oceania’s most popular activities?

The spotlight onboard an Oceania sailing is on the destination, and enrichment lectures are always well attended. When the ships are at sea, many passengers head for the English-style library to stake out a huge leather chair and a good book along with pastry and coffee. The fitness center and spa also get a lot of use, and on Marina and Riviera, the large Artist's Loft studio is usually filled to capacity for creative workshops in painting and drawing, as are the Culinary Center's hands-on cooking classes.

Cruisers also show up for martini and wine tastings, lavish afternoon teas and classical string ensembles.

Why go with Oceania?

  • Luxury, destination-intensive sailing focusing on dining, service.
  • Country club casual dress code onboard.
  • One of the best value-for-money options in cruising.

Best for: Foodies, and those who want a more a la carte upscale experience

Not for: Night owls who want a variety of entertainment options

Oceania Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Almost, just almost, as nice as Riviera (12/2021), though we didn't get to St. Kitts (sick passenger emergency, yet again!)

Kitts, was cancelled because we had to drop off a sick passenger in Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) on the 2nd sea day.Yet, they were a friendly group as always and we met so many wonderful people.Read More
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MEFIowa

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Outstanding experience on refurbished NAUTICA

There were significant sea days but the enrichment program was very good.Excursions were very good and the overnight in Luxor was outstanding.Read More
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ssaltwick

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Missed THREE advertised ports resulting over a week at sea.

On returning to the ship no staff were wearing masks and would not tell us what had changed.However advertised amenities were not offered, eg no fitness instructor on board.Read More
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Marie Hutchinson

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Food

The entertainment was a bit average with a good comedian/magician otherwise poor entertainers and with the cruise cast just OK as they lacked any really good singers (One lady was good-ish) We were frustrated because they reduced the price of the cruise by 15% after we booked.The food really was good particularly Jacques.Read More
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AnneFrank75

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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