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Oceania Debuts Harvest Caye on Sailings to Caribbean, Cuba

The Caribbean’s newest private island is open for business – and Oceania Cruises has well over two dozen itineraries that will be visiting the newest port experience on the Western Caribbean, Harvest Caye, Belize. Developed by Oceania’s parent company, Norwegian Cruise Line, Harvest Caye is one of the first private island-style destination experiences to debut... [Read More] The post Oceania Debuts Harvest Caye on Sailings to Caribbean, Cuba appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Oceania Cruises: Sailing To the Beat of its Own Drum

Since its inception in 2002, Oceania Cruises has bucked trends and expectations to deliver voyages that are wholly unique. Defying convention, its most popular voyages are often its longest, with a massive 180-day “Around the World” sailings selling out year after year. As Oceania celebrates its 15th year in business, it is sending its fleet... [Read More] The post Oceania Cruises: Sailing To the Beat of its Own Drum appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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A Fresh Look at Oceania’s Nautica

Nautica, shown here at sea, is one of Oceania Cruises most intimate vessels. Photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises.
We’re in the process of a massive update of all of our individual cruise ship reviews here on Avid Cruiser, and today we’re taking a closer, newer look at Oceania Cruises’ Nautica. Like her sister ships Regatta and Insignia, the sleek, streamlined Nautica was originally built in 2000 as R Five for now-defunct Renaissance Cruises —... [Read More] The post A Fresh Look at Oceania’s Nautica appeared first on Cruise Reviews, Ship Reviews by The Avid Cruiser.
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2016 Small Ship Caribbean Cruising

Crystal Serenity will circumnavigate the glove in the winter and spring of 2015. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle
When most of us think of Caribbean cruising, we picture the huge megaships of lines like Carnival and Royal Caribbean. But there’s more than one way to explore the Caribbean. Unlike big ships, small luxury cruise ships can call on ports that big ships simply can’t. While megaliners line up three and four abreast to... [Read More] The post 2016 Small Ship Caribbean Cruising appeared first on Cruise Reviews, Ship Reviews by The Avid Cruiser.
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The Suite Life on Oceania

Oceania Marina will host two very unique voyages to the Mediterranean next year. Photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises
As far as suites go, Oceania Cruises sets the bar higher than most with its exquisite Owner’s Suites aboard its two newest vessels, Marina and Riviera. Though spacious, they’re not the biggest suites afloat, nor are they the flashiest. What they are, however, is a modern take on the opulent and grand suites of the... [Read More] The post The Suite Life on Oceania appeared first on Cruise Reviews, Ship Reviews by The Avid Cruiser.
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180 Days Around The World: Is Half A Year At Sea Right For You?

Oceania's Insignia is sailing around the world on a single 180-day voyage. Photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises.
In 1873, Jules Verne penned his classic tale, Around the World in 80 Days. The famous French author, however, could never have imagined that one day you’d be able to sail the world – in luxury – in 180 days. Oceania Cruises recently introduced these massive World Cruise voyages that span half a year in... [Read More] The post 180 Days Around The World: Is Half A Year At Sea Right For You? appeared first on Cruise Reviews, Ship Reviews by The Avid Cruiser.
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Oceania Marina Owner’s Suite Decked Out In Ralph Lauren: Interview With The Designer

Oceania Cruises’ new ;Marina
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Mary Hart Christens Oceania Marina in Miami

Oceania Cruises' newest ship, Oceania Marina christened in Miami
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Oceania Cruises' Regatta

Ralph Grizzle's update on Oceania's Regatta.
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