Get an in-depth look into Oceania's renowned on-board culinary experiences! Join James Rodriguez, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing as he explains why Oceania truly is the finest cuisine at sea.
Oceania Cruises is truly a foodie's paradise earning the title of “the finest cuisine at sea” thanks to the artistry of world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin inspiring the 5-star menus with every single dish created à la minute.
No need to rush, stand in endless lines or worry about crowds. Larger ships simply can't provide the pronounced intimacy, coziness and personalized vacation experience for which Oceania's luxurious ships have become renowned.
Laid back, yet luxurious. Elegance without pretense. No need for tuxedos and evening gowns. No galas or gaudy décor. Everything designed with your well-being in mind. Oceania is a world where you can relax and be yourself.
With newly refurbished ships catering to just 684 or 1,250 guests and a dramatic re-inspiration planned for the rest of the fleet, your world is waiting to be discovered, and there's no better way to explore it than on the elegant ships of Oceania.
Are children under the age of 18 welcome?
Technically, yes, but Oceania Cruises is not a cruise line geared for kids and does not provide for the care, entertainment or supervision of children.
Infants must be at least six months of age on the day of boarding or at least 12 months of age on the day of boarding if the cruise has three or more consecutive day at sea. Guests traveling with a young infant that does not meet the infant policy will be denied boarding. No refunds or other compensation shall be due from Oceania Cruises to anyone as a result of the denial of boarding to an underage infant or any accompanying guests. Any guest under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and occupy the same stateroom as an adult 18 years or older. Guests under the age of 18 cannot participate in any Oceania Cruises shore excursion or land tour unless accompanied by an adult.
What special diets can be accomodated on Oceania ships?
Oceania is widely considered the finest cuisine at sea and special care is given to ingredients, menus and guest's needs. As such, special arrangements can be made if you require diabetic, gluten-free, lactose-free, kosher, vegetarian and vegan meals. Other diets must be requested for approval and, in some cases, may require additional medical documentation.
What can I use my shipboard credit for once on board?
Shipboard credit is applicable towards products or services purchased or reserved on board, including all shore excursions booked on ship. This includes special tours, private vans or cars during the cruise, plus reservations at La Reserve and Privée, or for onboard packages like beverage or internet.
Shipboard credit cannot be used towards spa reservations made directly with Canyon Ranch in advance. However, you may use your remaining shipboard credit towards a spa reservation when you arrive on board.
When are shore excursions available to reserve?
Shore excursions and tours are available to book at 240 days prior to sailing and may be booked until three days prior to sailing based on availability. You will receive reminders from your CruiseInsider advisor and can speak to us for ideas and inspiration, and/or to reserve your shore excursions when they are open for booking.
What is the policy for bringing bottles of wine on board?
Oceania Cruises has recently revised the policy for bringing wine onboard and increased the limit to six bottles per stateroom. The exception being the World Cruises for which they will allow up to 60 bottles per stateroom. This includes guests flying with their own wine, or purchasing it on shore, any additional purchases above and beyond the three bottles made during the cruise at any of the ports may be held for you until the end of the cruise.
Oceania asks that guests let them know if you are bringing wine on-board so the ship can be advised. Guests are welcome to enjoy their wine in the comfort and privacy of their stateroom or suite, or, if they prefer, may enjoy their wine in one of the ship’s dining rooms. Any wine consumed in the dining room or a public area will be subject to a corkage fee of $25.00 per bottle.
Does Oceania Cruises provide free shuttle service in port?
Free shuttle buses are offered in port when:
Once on board, a list of ports that will offer a complimentary shuttle into town will be provided. The decision on whether free buses will be offered will be based on the port used and will be made closer to or during the sailing.
Can I cruise with Oceania if I have an existing medical condition?
Of course! Guests with any medical condition(s) or special needs that may require treatment or attention or accommodation during the voyage, or needing to travel with medical apparatus, including wheelchairs, motorized scooters, oxygen therapy, etc., must advise Oceania Cruises in writing at the time of deposit. Please note some ports of call may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility and in such cases, may disallow debarkation with a wheelchair or motorized scooter or for any individual with limited mobility.
Oceania Cruises is unable to accommodate women past their sixth month of pregnancy. Oceania Cruises has the right to refuse or revoke passage to anyone who, in its judgment, is in a physical, mental or emotional condition unfit for travel or whose comfort on board may be compromised due to situations beyond the care that can be provided by Oceania Cruises.
Does Oceania enforce a dress code?
No. Recommended on board clothing is resort or country club casual. For evening dining, elegant casual resort wear is suggested. Oceania requests that casual jeans, shorts, t-shirts, baseball caps, swim suits, robes, baseball hats, flip flops or tennis shoes not be worn in the restaurants after 6 p.m.
When were the ships last refurbished?
Oceania's intimate and luxurious ships were recently refurbished in 2014 and 2015, but starting this year, Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, and Sirena will essentially become four brand new ships, elevating them to a new level of elegance with a major fleetwide re-inspiration.
It's called OceaniaNEXT. 66 days. $100 million dollars. 1,368 new suites and staterooms. 1,400 new marble bathrooms. 4 refreshed ships.
Each ship will be lighter and brighter, have more spacious suites and staterooms, and newly updated public spaces. Tuscan marble, engaging works of art and designer residential furniture will adorn the re-inspired spaces. The treasured Library will be just as plush and hushed as you remember it and magnificent views will fill Horizons as never before. Every facet of the Oceania Cruises experience will become even more luxurious and comfortable.
A few of the enhancements coming in 2019 to these four ships include: