Oceania Cruises (www.oceaniacruises.com) has introduced its summer 2013 line-up of voyages on Riviera, Marina and Nautica.
The April-through-September sailings open for booking on March 7. The voyages feature some new ports including Algiers, Algeria and Klaipeda, Lithuania, as well as new itineraries and the addition of extra sea days.
“Oceania Cruises’ 2013 Europe schedule offers extraordinary experiences in spring, summer and fall,” said Kunal Kamlani, the line’s president. “With Riviera returning for a full season, we continue to provide our guests with the most exciting and unique itineraries throughout the Mediterranean, Greek Isles, Black Sea and Scandinavia.”
Mediterranean and Black Sea
Riviera, which makes her debut in Europe in May 2012, returns in 2013 to explore the western and eastern Mediterranean with new seven-, 10- and 12-day cruises, from Barcelona to Istanbul.
Featured itineraries include the 10-day "Italian Escapade" (July 3 and Aug. 28, 2013) from Rome (Civitavecchia) to Venice with stops in Florence (Livorno), Sorrento and Amalfi along the Amalfi coast, Taormina (Sicily), Corfu, Montenegro and Dubrovnik (Croatia) and a full day at sea before reaching Venice for an overnight stay.
Marina offers a new 10-day "Treasures of the Ancients" itinerary, that sails roundtrip from Barcelona (Nov. 10) calling at Valencia and Palma de Mallorca in Spain; Algiers, a new port for Oceania Cruises; Palermo, Rome (Civitavecchia) and Florence (Livorno), Italy; Monte Carlo and Provence (Marseille).
Northern Europe and Baltic Capitals
Marina and Nautica will both sail throughout Scandinavia and the Baltic, including a visit to the Polar Ice Barrier.
Marina’s "Baltic Odyssey," a new 10-day itinerary from Stockholm to Copenhagen with visits to Helsinki, St. Petersburg (three full days), Tallinn, Gdansk, and Berlin, departs June 25, July 5 and September 3, with a special Oceania Club Reunion Cruise on Aug.st 24.
On July 4, Nautica will offer an 18-day "Voyage of the Midnight Sun" from London to Copenhagen visiting 12 ports in Norway with overnight stops in Honninsvag (North Cape) and four sea days.
Nautica’s July 22 " Medieval Marvels," a 10-day cruise from Copenhagen to Stockhom, features the new port of Klaipeda, Lithuania, a seaside city at the mouth of the Dange River and Baltic Sea.
Best of Continental Europe
Marina and Nautica also feature seven-, 10- and 12-day itineraries that capture “the best of the best” ports of call.
"Cultural Connoisseur," departing September 27 on Marina, is a 12-day voyage from London to Barcelona, and on June 6, "European Treasures" on Nautica is a 14-day cruise from Rome to London.
All summer 2013 voyages booked by June 30, 2012, feature two-for-one cruise fares and free air transportation, bonus savings of up to $3,500 per stateroom and two-for-one deposits on bookings made by March 31, 2012.