Oceania is positioned as an "upper premium" line intended to fill the service and ambience gap between big-ship premium lines such as Celebrity and Holland America and real luxe lines such as Crystal and Regent Seven Seas. It goes for a kind of floating country club feel, with a low-key ambience, few organized activities, small-scale entertainment, a casually sporty dress code, an emphasis on cabin comfort, and long itineraries that favor smaller, less visited ports. Prices are higher than premium competitors Azamara, Celebrity, Holland America, and Princess, though they often include airfare to the port of embarkation.
Oceania is the phoenix that rose from the ashes after Renaissance Cruises went belly up in September 2001. The line operates three of Renaissance's lovely midsize ships and mimics some attributes of much pricier lines, with excellent service and cuisine and a quiet, refined onboard feel. It's also set to launch its first purpose-built newbuild ever.
Sails to: Caribbean, Panama Canal (plus Europe, South America, Asia, Africa).
Address: 8300 NW 33rd St., Suite 308, Miami, FL 33122
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