Set sail for a gourmet Christmas and New Year
Renowned for their fine food and elegant surroundings, rather than full-on family entertainment, Oceania Cruises’ fleet of four luxury cruise ships will be serving traditional and local cuisine throughout the festivities, while festive entertainment and seasonal décor throughout the ships will add to the holiday atmosphere. Guests can also take part in seasonal culinary lessons in the only floating cookery schools at sea, or learn about food and wine pairings in `La Reserve’ wine tasting centres on board`Riviera’ and her sister ship`Marina’.
Here are where the four ships will be during Christmas and New Year 2012:-
Christmas in the Grenadines
Oceania Cruises’ newest ship for food lovers, the 1250 guest`Riviera’, will cruise through the festive season in the British Virgin Islands and the Grenadines, with Christmas Day spent on the island of St. Vincent with its ancient botanical garden and historic capital, Kingstown. Christmas Day is spent in Antigua and Boxing Day in Barbados, making this a Christmas to definitely write home about. Riviera’s 14 night `Island Holiday’ cruise departs on 20th December and costs from £2312pp, including return flights, all meals, bottled water and soft drinks. The 14 night `Island Holiday’ sailing costs from £2312pp including free return flights, all meals, bottled water and soft drinks.
Christmas at sea
A 17 night cruise on board the 1250-guest luxury cruise ship `Marina’, ensures Christmas Day is a relaxing one, as the ship will be at sea in the Pacific Ocean, between port calls in Chile, after several days cruising the Chilean fjords. Sea days provide time to enjoy the ship’s facilities, which apart from the finest restaurants at sea, include tennis and golf on the top sports deck, a walking track, gym and exceptional spa facilities. Marina’s 17 day `Fjords & Wonders’ cruise from Rio de Janeiro to Valparaiso departs on 10th December and costs from £2792pp, including free return flights, all meals, bottled water and soft drinks.
Panama Canal festive transit
A Panama Canal transit makes a great Christmas treat and comes towards the end of Oceania Cruises’ 16 night `Passage to Panama’ sailing from Los Angeles to Miami, via the west coast of Mexico, Guatamala, Costa Rica and the Caribbean. The transit takes place on 31st December, waking up to new year’s day in Cargagena, Colombia. Christmas Day itself is spent at sea, between port calls into Mexico on Christmas Eve and Boxing day. The 16 night cruise, on board Oceania Cruises’ mid-sized luxury cruise ship`Regatta’ costs from £2830pp, including free return flights, all meals, bottled water and soft drinks.
Cruise away the entire festive season!
Spend 30 nights cruising right over Christmas and New Year 2012 with Oceania Cruises’ `Lands of Grandeur’ sailing from Dubai to Capetown, departing on 6th December, travelling via India, the Maldives, Seychelles, arriving into Kenya for Christmas Eve and spending Christmas Day and Boxing Day in Tanzania, before continuing down the east coast of South Africa to disembark in Cape Town on 5th January. The 30 night cruise, on board Oceania Cruises’ mid-sized, 680-guest luxury cruise ship `Nautica’ costs from £5004pp, including free return flights, all meals, bottled water and soft drinks.
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