Miami, FL, August 3, 2007 Ã¢â‚¬â€ Oceania Cruises announced that on August 1st a new record for reservations was set as the lineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 2008Ã¢â‚¬â€œ2009 Winter Collection of sailings went on sale. Oceania Cruises opened its reservation lines at 8 am on August 1st and took more than 400 new reservations in the first hours. At the close of business the line had bested it previous reservations record by almost 30% and some departures were 50% sold.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“With limited availability for our 2008 winter sailings, Travel Agents and Oceania Club members have been eager to learn details of the 2009 winter sailings. Our Travel Partners have always provided us with tremendous support and the response today is truly incredible,Ã¢â‚¬Â stated Bob Binder, President of Oceania Cruises.
The lineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new 2008-2009 Winter Collection includes 24 voyages to Asia, Australia, the Caribbean and South America, ranges from 10 to 35 days in length, calls on more than 100 ports of call, and features 46 overnight port stays.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“One of the primary drivers of our success has been our destination-rich itineraries that feature many unique ports and an abundance of overnight port stays. From our inception, our goal has been to provide our guests and travel partners with the richest and most rewarding destination experience possible. When you combine our itineraries with the onboard product which features an acclaimed dining experience and a level of personal service that can only be found on mid-size ships, the result is a winning combination that has resulted in an overwhelming demand from our past guests,Ã¢â‚¬Â added Binder.
Highlights of the 2008-2009 Winter Collection:
- An unrivaled roster of overnight port stays in Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Luxor, Dubai, Yangon, Bali, Bangkok, Hanoi, Saigon, ItajaÃƒÂ, SÃƒÂ£o Paulo, Kyoto, and Taipei.
- Nautica returns to Australia and Asia with eight unique voyages ranging from 15 to 35 days.
- Insignia sails an enchanting array of 12- to 19-day voyages to the verdant coastal villages of Brazil and the mesmerizing Chilean fjords.Three exciting new 19-day cruises between Rio de Janeiro and Valparaiso offer a grand look at a grand continent.
About Oceania Cruises
Oceania CruisesÃ‚Â® is the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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, China and the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Central 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.