Oceania Cruises Introduces The 2009-2010 Winter Colelction

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Miami, FL, August 25, 2008 – Oceania Cruises is pleased to announce the introduction of the 2009-2010 Winter Collection of sailings to Asia, Australia, South America, the Caribbean and Mexico.

The most diverse collection to date with 18 distinct itineraries, Regatta, Insignia and Nautica will sail an enticing array of 24 voyages which range from 10 to 40 days in length and feature more than 40 overnight port stays. In the tradition of offering extraordinary value, all of our 2009-2010 Winter Collection itineraries offer a limited-time introductory offer of Free Round-trip Economy Airfare and 2 for 1 Cruise Fares that begin at just $1,499 per guest.

“Destination rich itineraries have always been our hallmark and this new collection introduces new destinations and itineraries that will have great appeal to both our loyal repeat guests and first-time guests alike,” stated Bob Binder, President of Oceania Cruises.

With an abundance of overnight calls, more than 40 in total, guests will have more than ample time to immerse themselves in the destinations called upon. A comprehensive program of excursions and overland tours afford the opportunity to experience the most intriguing historical, cultural and natural wonders. Angkor Wat, the Taj Mahal, Iguaçu Falls, Copper Canyon and the Galapagos Islands are just a few of the spectacles that await on these magnificent journeys.
Longer Voyages and More Varied Itineraries

Featuring new itineraries and an even richer mix of destinations, Oceania Cruises’ Winter Collection spans the globe. From the Sea of Cortez to India, Asia and the Far East, Oceania Cruises showcases the world’s most alluring port of call.

In addition to the ever-popular 25-day Amazon Adventure that sails round trip from Miami, Oceania Cruises has added two new long voyages to the roster of sailings. The new 40 day Grand Circle of South America sails from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro and showcases the continent in its entirety. Coquimbo, Callo, Salaverry, Manta, Fuerte Amador and Fortaleza add new spice to the stellar line-up of South American ports.

Nautica’s winter transit to Asia has been extended to 40 days and now includes Israel and Egypt along with the best of Turkey, India, Arabia and Asia. Highlights include Three days in Israel, Salalah, Muscat, Abu Dabi and 3 days in Dubai. Five days in India affords multiple opportunities to explore Goa, Bombay and the Taj Mahal.

“Our long voyages to Asia and the Amazon have proven exceptionally popular and our guests and travel partners have expressed a great deal of interest in a similar itinerary that explores South America. This new circumnavigation of the continent offers the opportunity for a leisurely exploration of this magnificent continent in its entirety,” added Binder.
Highlights of the 2008-2009 Winter Collection:

  • New 10 day Copper Canyon and Mexican Riviera itinerary sails round-trip from Los Angeles
  • New 40 day Grand Circle of South America sails from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro. Coquimbo, Callo, Salaverry, Manta, Fuerte Amador and Fortaleza add new spice to our roster of South American ports
  • 40 day Istanbul to Singapore voyage includes Israel and Egypt along with the best of Turkey, India, Arabia and Asia
    • Highlights include 3 days in Israel, Salalah, Muscat, Abu Dabi and 3 days in Dubai
    • 5 days in India to explore Goa, Bombay and the Taj Mahal
  • An enhanced Splendors of Down Under features overnights in both Sydney and Melbourne
  • Overnight calls in Asia include Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Hanoi, Kyoto, Taipei, Ho Chi Minh City

The limited-time offer of FREE Airfare from more than 100 gateways and 2 for 1 Cruise Fares expires December 31 2008, and stateroom and suite availability on many voyages is already limited. Consumers and Travel Agents may reserve their voyage online at OceaniaCruises.com or by calling 800-531-5658.
About Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises®, a Prestige Cruise Holdings company, is the world’s only upper-premium cruise line and offers a unique combination of the finest cuisine at sea, luxurious accommodations, exceptional personalized service and extraordinary value. As the leader in destination cruising, Oceania Cruises sails to more than 180 ports in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. Featuring three intimate and elegant mid-sized ships, Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, the line will introduce two new mid-size Oceania Class ships to its award-winning fleet in 2010 and 2011. For additional information, to make a reservation, or to order a brochure, please contact your Travel Agent or Oceania Cruises at 800-531-5658. Visit us at OceaniaCruises.com.
About Prestige Cruise Holdings

Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH) is a subsidiary of Apollo Management L.P. and the parent corporation of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises. Formed in 2007 to manage select assets in Apollo Management’s cruise investment portfolio, PCH is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frank J. Del Rio, the founder of Oceania Cruises. PCH is the market leader in the Upper Premium and Luxury segments of the cruise industry with more than 4,450 berths between the Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises brands, a number the company expects will grow to more than 6,700 berths by 2011.