Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Oceania schedules second world cruise for 2015

By Tom Stieghorst

Oceania Cruises said it will launch a second 180-day around-the-world voyage in 2015, immediately after its inaugural world voyage returns to Miami.

The Insignia will leave July 8 and visit 100 ports of call, starting in New England and Canada. Oceania said the unusual summer start of the cruise will allow for a unique global itinerary. Included in the voyage are overnight stays in 14 cities ranging from Abu Dhabi to Walvis Bay, Namibia.

An early-booking incentive includes free first-class air. Bookings open Dec. 4.

Oceania said the first 180-day trip on the 684-passenger ship sold out in eight hours.