Oceania Cruises has announced new itineraries for 2024 and 2025, inviting travelers to discover the wonders of Africa and Asia aboard the elegant Riviera. These Oceania Cruises Africa and Oceania Cruises Asia 2024 journeys represent a unique opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of cultures, landscapes, and experiences that these continents offer.
The announcement from Oceania Cruises, a leader in destination-focused cruising, has set the stage for what promises to be an unforgettable exploration of some of the world’s most captivating destinations. The Riviera, known for its luxurious accommodations and unparalleled service, will be at the forefront of this grand adventure, taking guests on a journey through diverse and lesser-known ports across Africa and Asia.
The highlight of these itineraries is the 59-day Grand Voyage, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that encapsulates the essence of adventure and discovery. Departing from Barcelona, the Riviera will sail to the Canary Islands before tracing the western coast of Africa. Guests will experience the vibrant cultures and breathtaking landscapes of Senegal, Gambia, Ghana, and enjoy an overnight stay in Walvis Bay, Namibia. The journey then takes a turn towards the eastern coast, with stops in Madagascar, an overnight stay in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and visits to the Seychelles and Maldives, before culminating in an overnight stay in Singapore.
Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises, emphasizes the uniqueness of these voyages, stating, “These longer, destination-immersive voyages offer curious, well-traveled guests the chance to explore some of the most off-the-beaten-path ports in the world, all from the elegant surroundings of Riviera.” This sentiment captures the essence of what Oceania Cruises offers: a blend of luxury and exploration that is hard to find elsewhere.
The Riviera, boasting the largest standard staterooms at sea, is a haven of comfort and style. Guests can expect a home-away-from-home experience, with residential-style luxury that makes every moment aboard the ship as memorable as the destinations themselves. The ship’s new itineraries range from 27 to 59 days, offering flexibility and variety to suit different travel preferences.
In addition to the major ports, Riviera will also visit smaller, niche destinations like Antsiranana in Madagascar, Hambantota in Sri Lanka, and Lome in Togo. These stops are carefully selected to provide guests with an opportunity to delve deeper into the natural wonders and local cultures, enriching their travel experience. With over 400 shore excursions to choose from, every guest can tailor their journey to their interests, whether it’s wildlife, history, cuisine, or adventure.
The new itineraries include “A Tale of Five Seas,” a 59-day voyage from Barcelona to Singapore; “West African Rhythms,” a 27-day journey from Barcelona to Cape Town; and “Colonial Crowns,” a 32-day voyage from Cape Town to Singapore. Each itinerary is thoughtfully designed to offer a comprehensive and immersive experience of the regions visited.
Oceania Cruises’ simply MORE™ offering enhances these voyages further. Guests benefit from a generous shore excursion credit, free roundtrip airfare, airport transfers, and an array of complimentary amenities that include Champagne, wine, gourmet dining, and unlimited WiFi. This commitment to value and luxury is a hallmark of Oceania Cruises’ approach to cruising.
The Riviera itself has undergone a sweeping rejuvenation, with all suites and staterooms restyled with luxurious furnishings and larger showers. The public spaces, lounges, bars, and dining venues have been elegantly restyled, maintaining the ship’s signature elegance while elevating the guest experience. Dining aboard the Riviera is a culinary adventure in itself, with one chef for every ten guests and a variety of gourmet restaurants offering everything from Italian to French to Pan-Asian fare.
The new itineraries of Oceania Cruises aboard the Riviera present an unparalleled opportunity to explore Africa and Asia in 2024 and 2025. These voyages are not just trips; they are journeys into the heart of diverse cultures, natural beauty, and historical richness, all wrapped in the luxury and comfort that Oceania Cruises is renowned for.
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