Oceania’s 2018 Cruises Add New Europe Grand Tour, Viking Itineraries

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Oceania Cruises has released its 2018 Europe & The Americas Collection of itineraries across the Mediterranean, Baltic & Northern Europe, AlaskaCanada & New England and the Caribbean.

Offering more than 100 voyages and 85 unique itineraries, 71 of which are brand new, Oceania will call at 218 destinations across four continents. The Europe and Americas voyages spend close to 90 percent of their time in port and more than 60 voyages have overnight or double-overnight port stays.

Top New Itineraries

The 2018 schedule introduces 71 new itineraries, including voyages that visit new and unusual ports of call or focus on exploring a particular region or country.

European Grand Tour aboard the Sirena is an 85-day exploration of Europe. Sailing roundtrip from Miami, guests can visit 48 ports in 15 countries on four different continents, with overnights in Florence/Pisa, Jerusalem, Venice and St. George. Departs June 23, 2018.

Vikings & Royals showcases the best of the British Isles with the pathways of the intrepid VikingsScotland, Wales, Ireland and the Faroe Islands are on the docket, along with Iceland and Greenland. An overnight in Reykjavik is the centerpiece of this 20-day voyage aboard Nautica. Sails from London on July 30, 2018.

Glorious Greece visits Athens, Rhodes, Santorini, Katakalon, and Heraklion on a 10-day voyage aboard Riviera, as well as the more off-the-beaten-path Patmos and Gythion. Slightly farther afield is Valletta (Malta) and Taormina (Sicily), both centerpieces of the Roman Empire. Sails from Athens on October 14, 2018.

New Ports of Call: Acajutla, El Salvador | Calvi (Corsica), France | Galway, Ireland | Glengarriff, Ireland | Huelva, Spain | Roses, Spain | Santiago de Compostela (Vilagarcia), Spain

2018 Europe & The Americas Collection Highlights

Regatta spends the summer season exploring Alaska with a series of seven- to 11-day itineraries, including eight round-trip Seattle and two round-trip Vancouver journeys. The ship continues its season with an 11-day sailing from Vancouver to San Francisco exploring the Pacific Northwest, with calls at Victoria, British Columbia and Astoria, OregonRegatta winds down its summer and fall seasons in October with two 18-day Caribbean journeys visiting the new port of Acajutla, El Salvador, along with stops in MexicoNicaragua, Costa RicaPanama and Colombia and finally with a 16-day Passage to Panama cruise from Miami through the Panama Canal ending in Los Angeles.

New Port of Call: Acajutla, El Salvador

Insignia begins the season in the Caribbean before visiting ports of call throughout New England with a series of six 10-day round-trip New York voyages, with an overnight in St. George, Bermuda. The ship continues with an array of 10-day cruises that extend into Canada, journeying along the St. Lawrence River, before closing the season exploring the Eastern Seaboard with a 16-day Montreal to Miami voyage.

Nautica opens the season with two British Isles voyages, including a 10-day round-trip Dublin sailing. Next the ship sails further north for a 20-day exploration of Norway and Russia, including calls on the North Cape and Solovetsky Islands. The season continues with four 12- to 20-day voyages in the Baltic and northern Europe before returning to the British Isles for a 12-day roundtrip London sailing. Nautica then heads south to close the season with five Mediterranean voyages navigating the Adriatic, Aegean, Greek Isles and French Riviera.

New Ports of Call: Galway, Ireland; Glengarriff, Ireland; Santiago de Compostela (Vilagarcia), Spain

Sirena opens and closes the season with a series of 10- to 11-day sailings focusing on Bermuda and the Caribbean. The ship spends almost three months in the Mediterranean with an 85-day voyage around Europe, which may be segmented into five 10- to 12-day sailings highlighting the Iberian Peninsula, the French and Italian Rivieras, the Adriatic Sea and the Greek Isles. Sirena’s final voyage of the season is a 25-day exploration of the Amazon River and Southern Caribbean.

Marina begins the season traveling the Baltic, Scandinavia and northern Europe regions with a variety of voyages ranging from seven to 14 days, five of which have two overnights in St. Petersburg, Russia. Highlights include expeditions deep into Norway to see fjords and the Northern Lights. After the northern season, the ship heads south, exploring Spain, Portugal, France and Italy, before traversing the Mediterranean to Lisbon and crossing the Atlantic.

Riviera begins the summer season with a roundtrip 12-day Barcelona voyage visiting the Canary Islands. The ship continues with an array of seven- to 12-day voyages complementing her season throughout the Mediterranean and Greek Isles. A series of seven-day unique itineraries visit an assortment of destinations throughout Italy, France and Spain before arriving in Athens for a journey highlighting Greece. In summer, the ship heads west, touching upon Spain and Portugal while visiting two new ports in Spain, Huelva and Roses.  Riviera ends the season with a 14-day exploration of Spain and the Canary Islands.
New Ports of Call: Calvi (Corsica), France; Huelva, Spain; Roses, Spain

The new 2018 Europe & The Americas Collection opens for sale on November 16, 2016.

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