All about Oceania Cruise Line
How to get a military discount on Oceania cruises...
You have to CALL to book it with us at Military Cruise Deals, plain and simple. Although Oceania doesn’t offer an additional military discount, we will always add a substantial discount onto the lowest rate offered by Oceania for any of their sailings.
But this discount is not reflected in the prices shown on our Web site!
So, be sure to call us to book your Oceania cruise over the phone, so we can get our extra discount applied for you at the time of booking. 866-964-5482.
In addition, our discount often includes prepaid gratuities, on board credits and 50% off travel insurance.
All about Oceania Cruise Line
We hate to play favorites, but Oceania is at the tippy top of our ‘favorite cruise line’ list. If you’re a cruise connoisseur who’s been on many cruises, even the most luxurious lines, you’ll really appreciate Oceania. It’s large enough to be lively, but small enough to feel exclusive. Once our clients try Oceania, they usually stick with Oceania there after.
The cruise cabins are an average 50% larger than other cruise lines and the food is the best in the entire cruise industry.
Ocean is a ‘relaxed’ luxury cruise line with mid-sized ships that do mostly longer voyages from 10 to 24 days.
Although it is not all-inclusive like the most expensive cruise lines of all (Silver Sea, Seabourn, Sea Dream and Crystal), it is at the very top of the non-inclusive category.
Although the price of your Oceania cruise does not include alcohol, unlike most lines, Oceania’s rates do include: free and unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso tea and juices. However, a premium drink package that includes beer, wine and top-shelf brand spirits can be purchased for a mere $55 per person. On most cruise lines a premium package can cost $90 per person, per day.
Oceania is known as a food and wine connoisseurs cruise line, as its executive culinary director is none other than the renowned master chef Jacques Pepin! Oceania’s culinary goal is “serving cuisine that is the finest at sea and even rivals the best restaurants ashore!” We feel they have achieved that standard. We always direct our pickiest foodie clients to an Oceania cruise.
Marina and Riviera were purpose-built for epicureans. They each offer over 10 dining venues, which is more than any other premium or luxury vessel sailing today.
In January 2016 Oceania announced an extensive new menu rollout featuring 85 new dishes the fleet will incorporate over the next few months. New creations and ingredients include roast segovia suckling pig, 3 new lobster dishes, Castilla-La Mancha saffron, Lessantini olive oil and Iberico de Bellota pork.
Oceania’s grand dining rooms are evocative of Europe’s grandest hotels; tuxedo-clad wait staff graciously serve course after course...
Oceania’s cruise ships: Riviera, Marina, Regatta and Nautica
Oceania’s 5th ship, Insignia (sister ship to the Regatta and Nautica), was charted to Hapag-Lloyd of Germany for two years, but will rejoin the fleet and be available to book in 2016.
The two newest are called “O Class”: Riviera built in 2012 and the Marina built in 2011. Both are 66,000 tons, hold 1200 passengers. Almost all 600 cabins are balcony cabins. The Marina was named “2011 Ship of the Year” by Ocean and Cruise News magazine.
The Riviera cruises the Southern Caribbean from Miami, and the entire Mediterranean, including Greece and Turkey. Click here to see all upcoming cruises on the Riviera.
The Marina primarily cruises the Western Mediterranean (departing from Barcelona, Venice and Rome) and the South Pacific (Tahiti) and does TransAtlantic and repositioning cruises between Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro, and New York and Southampton.
Click here to see all upcoming cruises on the Oceania Marina.
The Regatta and Nautica (pictured above) were both built in 1998, but were refurbished in 2011. Both are 30,000 tons, hold about 680 passengers and has 230 suite and balcony cabins.
While the Regatta and Nautica are mid to small-sized ships, they still offer all the amenities of a large ship: four open-seating restaurants, bars, lounges, Internet center, casino, disco, outdoor pool, fitness center, jogging track, beauty salon and full service Canyon Ranch spaClub.
The Regatta has an exotic schedule of 12- to 33-day cruises to South America, through the Panama Canal, from San Francisco and Montreal to Miami, and all of Alaska. See all future cruises on the Regatta.
The Nautica’s schedule is equally exciting - it includes 21-day cruises from Dubai, through the Suez Canal to Rome; 12- to 18-day cruises of Scandinavia, the British Isles and Fjords; cruises to the smaller Greek islands, a 30-day cruise from Cape Town, South Africa to Singapore and other unique destinations in Asia and the Indian Ocean. See all future cruises on the Nautica.
Established in partnership with the team at Bon Appétit magazine, the culinary centers aboard Marina and Riviera are the only cooking schools at sea.
Catering to all culinary skill levels, from beginner to master chef, the Bon Appétit Culinary Centers feature 24 fully-equipped professional workstations and afford guests the opportunity to gain hands-on cooking experience in a range of innovative classes.
With the launch of Riviera in May 2012, Oceania Cruises expanded its culinary enrichment program with the introduction of Culinary Discovery ToursTM to more than 25 ports worldwide. Uniquely designed for each port, the tours provide guests with the opportunity to explore local food markets in small groups side-by-side with an expert chef. On Riviera and Marina the tours end with a hands-on cooking class in
the Bon Appétit Culinary Center highlighting regional specialties.
In April 2010 Oceania announced a partnership with Wine Spectator magazine for La Reserve, an intimate venue, seating only 24, on Marina and Riviera that hosts wine tastings and food pairings with rare vintages selected in consultation with the magazine’s editors.
2000 square foot Owner’s Suites are completely furnished with selections from the Ralph Lauren Home collection.
All concierge suites on Oceania ships include walk-in closets, marble and granite bathrooms, spacious seating areas, writing desks, beautiful bathtubs and rainfall showers, flat-screen televisions, wireless laptop computers, iPad’s, Bulgari toiletries and so much more...
70% of the staterooms on Oceania cruise ship include private teak verandas and are the largest balcony cabins at sea, 282 square feet instead of the industry average of 178. Even Oceania’s ocean view cabins are larger than most cruise line’s balcony cabins - 242 square ft!
Inside cabins at 174 still include the following: large bathroom, tranquility bed, 700-thread-count linens, refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water replenished daily, free 24-hour room service, flat-screen tv, thick cotton robes and slippers, chocolates with nightly turndown service, security safe and more...