There’s a lot you can do in half a year, but not much would come close to the amazing experience offered by the new world cruise itinerary from Oceania Cruises. Launched this week, this stunning journey offers a comprehensive voyage to some of the most fascinating destinations around the globe. The vital statistics help paint a picture of what to expect.
You’ll visit 44 countries across five continents. The cruise is made up of 89 different ports including 45 islands, with the chance to explore the capital cities of 17 different countries. You’ll sail three oceans and 10 different seas, crossing 24 time zones over a total distance of more than 46,000 nautical miles. During this time you’ll enjoy 19 overnight stays, giving you ample time to get to grips with some of the most interesting ports, with the opportunity to visit 47 different UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The cruise begins in Miami, sailing around the Caribbean before calling at ports in South America. From Brazil, the Atlantic is crossed as the ship tours Africa. Then it’s across the Indian Ocean to India en route to the Far East, with plenty of stops showcasing the diversity of this amazing region. Then it’s into Australasia, including the major ports of Australia and New Zealand before cruising to the Pacific Islands. Following this your next destinations are Hawaii and the west coast of the USA before exploring Mexico, closing the epic voyage by crossing the Panama Canal and finishing back in Miami.
It all sounds absolutely incredible, doesn’t it? It sets sail on the 15th January 2015 on the Insignia, and fares begin at £25,849 per person. Also included with the Exclusive Prestige Package you’ll enjoy free pre-paid gratuities, shipboard credit of $2,000 per stateroom, a free luxury hotel stay for one night before setting sail, unlimited internet access, laundry and medical services on-board, complimentary and exclusive shoreside events, airfare and transfers.
This is surely one of the most intriguing ways you could spend six months, and one of the unbelievable holidays you could ever experience, showing you the entire world and creating memories to last a lifetime.
By Ian Lewis