MIAMI, Sept. 28, 2010 â€“ To celebrate its inaugural Alaska season, Oceania Cruises has announced Double Bonus Savings on 10 exciting, new voyages for summer 2011. The limited-time promotion offers per stateroom savings of $1,000 off cruise fares plus a $1,000 shipboard credit on top of two-for-one prices and free airfare. In addition, third and fourth guests in a stateroom may travel for only $999 per person, cruise-only.
Depending on the cruise, scenic highlights encompass Hubbard Glacier, the Gulf of Alaska, Tracy Arm and College Fjord. With two-for-one cruise fares and Double Bonus Savings, a 10-day Alaska cruise starts at just $2,999 per person, based on double occupancy. This special offer expires Dec. 31, 2010.
â€œWe are offering our best fares ever on our inaugural Alaska sailings as we kick-off the traditional Alaska selling season,â€ stated Bob Binder, president of Oceania Cruises. â€œWe have a long-standing tradition of offering the best fares and promotions up-front to reward our loyal guests and encourage them to book their preferred voyage and accommodations as early as possible.â€
Distinctly Different Alaska Cruises
Known for its award-winning itineraries to the worldâ€™s most alluring ports, Oceania Cruises inaugural Alaska cruises explore the Inside Passage in depth. Itinerary highlights include at least one full day exploring the Inside Passage and one or two complete days of glacier viewing on every cruise, as well as a mix of marquee as well as off-the-beaten-path ports. In addition to Sitka, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, itineraries feature quaint, less-visited outposts, such as Kodiak, Homer and Hoonah.
For example, Oceania Cruisesâ€™ 12-day Glacial Wilderness voyages, between Anchorage and Vancouver, sail directly to Anchorage, affording spectacular scenery and convenience. The lineâ€™s 10-day Frontiers and Glaciers cruises, roundtrip from Vancouver, not only offer guests the best of the Inside Passage, but also a taste of the Gulf of Alaska with a visit to remote Kodiak. Majestic Alaska cruises, which operate round-trip from San Francisco, present a comprehensive Alaska experience in 14 days. Oceania Cruisesâ€™ 12-day Alaskan Grandeur sailings between San Francisco and Vancouver combine the Inside Passage with the charm of coastal towns in the Pacific Northwest.
â€œWe offer the most in-depth experience possible on each and every cruise,â€ added Binder. â€œOur mid-size ships and extended voyages are the perfect way to explore Alaska.â€
Choose From Four Intriguing Itineraries
* Majestic Alaska â€“ 14 days roundtrip from San Francisco, a maiden port for Oceania Cruises, visiting Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia; Sitka, Hoonah, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska; and Astoria, Ore. Departures: May 12, Aug. 26.
* Alaskan Grandeur â€“ 12 days between San Francisco and Vancouver. Ports include Astoria and Victoria, as well as Wrangell, Juneau, Hoonah, Sitka and Ketchikan. Departures: May 26, Aug. 14.
* Frontiers and Glaciers â€“ 10 days roundtrip from Vancouver, calling at Sitka, Hoonah, Kodiak, Wrangell and Ketchikan. Departures: June 7, Aug. 4.
* Glacial Wilderness â€“ 12 days between Vancouver and Anchorage, with visits to Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, Hoonah, Skagway, Sitka, Seward and Homer. Departures: June 17 and 29, July 11 and 23.
Enjoy Gourmet Pacific Northwest Specialties
Travelers will discover Alaska aboard Oceania Cruisesâ€™ 684-guest Regatta â€“ an intimate ship known for its gourmet cuisine, luxurious public rooms and accommodations, and attentive service. As a special highlight, Pacific Northwest specialties will be featured during lunch in the casual Terrace CafÃ© and in the shipâ€™s elegant Grand Dining Room. Regional specialties will also be showcased in all four of the shipâ€™s open-seating restaurants; all of which are available with no surcharge.
When provisioning locally, the shipâ€™s executive chef seeks the freshest catch and shellfish, making on-the-spot decisions. Consequently, not all selections will always be available and there may be surprise menu additions. Depending on the voyage and venue, appetizers might include Fresh Halibut VeloutÃ© â€“ a creamy fish soup with saffron rice and julienne leeks â€“ or Alaskan King Crab Legs, sure to be a guest favorite.
For reservations or to order a brochure, contact a travel agent, check our website or call toll-free at 800-531-5658.