MIAMI, January 14, 2010 â€“ Oceania Cruises reported record single day bookings on Wednesday when its new flagship Marina went on sale for the first time exclusively to the lineâ€™s past guests. Reservations for the day exceeded the lineâ€™s previous record by 26%. In its booking debut, nearly 50% of Marinaâ€™s released inventory covering 5 inaugural winter season sailings sold in less than 12 hours. On January 18, reservations for Marinaâ€™s inaugural season open to the general public.
â€œThe response to Marinaâ€™s five inaugural sailings has surpassed our greatest expectations,â€ stated Bob Binder, president of Oceania Cruises. â€œThe demand from our loyal past guests underscores the quality and value of the Oceania Cruises brand and is a testament that we are building exactly what our guests want.â€
Scheduled to debut in January 2011, the 1,258-guest Marina will boast an array of stylish bars and lounges and 10 dining venues â€“ six of which are open-seating gourmet restaurants â€“ including Jacques, the first restaurant at sea for world-renowned Master Chef Jacques PÃ©pin. Other highlights include a full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub and fitness center, Bon AppÃ©tit Culinary Center, Ownerâ€™s Suites furnished exclusively in Ralph Lauren Home and a grand stairway custom-crafted by renowned French glass master, Lalique.
For more information or to order a brochure, contact a travel agent, visit OceaniaCruises.com or call toll-free 800-531-5658.