Imagine boarding Oceania’s stunning Insignia in Los Angeles, bright and early in the new year of 2022. The buzz of expectant passengers, the hum of a busy crew and a sense of excitement at the thought that you are going to sail around the world, stopping off at exotic ports, and places that until then were just dots on a map.
This could be you.
In 180 days, or 196 if you depart from Miami, Florida on 21 December, 2021, guests will visit 91 ports in 44 countries on six continents, as it cruises in style across four oceans and seven seas on this magnificent circumnavigation. Of the 91 port visits, there are 19 places where the ship stays overnight, and in many cases, two nights, ensuring the guests can experience a more profound connection with the cultures of the countries visited. Some of the two-night destinations include Bora Bora, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan, Shanghai and Hong Kong in China, Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Bangkok, Yangon and Mahé in the Seychelles, Cape Town and Amsterdam.
This world cruise offers so many incredible experiences, from 68 UNESCO World Heritage site such as Bagan in Myanmar, Komodo National Parks and the Namib Sand Sea to magical exclusive money-can’t-buy experiences such as a grand evening at the Royal Citadel in Hue, Vietnam. And as guests share these wonderful moments, whether on safari in Africa, marvelling at Milford Sound in New Zealand or visiting a Berber village in Morocco, wonderful friendships are created.
The 684-passenger Insignia was completely transformed in 2018, with all of the 342 suites and staterooms new from floor to ceiling. She features four open seating restaurants, eight lounges and bars, a casino, a stunning Grand Dining Room and the Aquarmar Spa + Vitality Center, where pampering becomes second nature between explorations ashore. Apart from many exceptional onboard programs, budding artists can also unlock their inner Picasso with art classes at The Artist Loft, under the watchful eye of talented artists-in-residence.
Guests on Oceania’s World Cruise 2022 receive many bonuses, with free onboard medical care, free laundry services, free transfers between hotel and ship, free Internet, free exclusive shoreside events, and free pre-paid gratuities of up to US$8,200. Through Oceania’s O Life Choice program, passengers can also choose one of the following: 762 free shore excursions, free beverage package, or a free US$6,200 shipboard credit.
This once-in-a-lifetime experience could well change your life, as you will be inspired by the cultures you experience, the history you learn, the cuisines you sample and the places you see on this round-the-world adventure. At the end of the journey, when Insignia sails into New York harbour, cruising by the Statue of Liberty, just imagine the stories you’ll be able to tell from your travels. The magic of Madagascar, the beauty of the Seychelles, the pagodas of Japan, the wine culture of Porto, the mystery of Myanmar … it will be truly unforgettable.