Oceania Cruises Charts Different Course Down Under

Miami, FL, August 15, 2006 ” Oceania Cruises announced that Nautica is scheduled to sail her inaugural season of voyages to Australia, New Zealand and Bali during her 2007-2008 winter season. Sailing a series of 18- to 21-day voyages in the region, these voyages celebrate the vibrant and diverse range of ports and cultures of Australasia. From contemporary and cosmopolitan Sydney to the mystical, magical Spice Islands, these voyages are choc-a-bloc with history, culture and natural wonders to form the ultimate travel experience.

“With the addition of these enticing voyages, Oceania Cruises now offers discerning travelers the opportunity to travel to all seven continents. Were delighted to be able to offer loyal Oceania Club members and new guests alike the opportunity to experience Oceania Cruises unique approach to destination cruising in Australia, New Zealand and Bali, stated Frank Del Rio, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises.

With an overwhelming variety of peoples, cultures, religions, art, and natural wonders, Austral-Asia offers the most fascinating kaleidoscope of destinations imaginable. Nauticas voyages between Southeast Asia and Australia can take you on an enthralling voyage from the 21st Century to the Stone Age and back while her voyages between Australia and New Zealand showcase the legendary beauty, natural splendor and œwop-wops of these most majestic of lands.

Southern Cross Christmas

18-Day Voyage from Singapore to Sydney, departs December 22, 2007
Singapore ¢ Semarang ¢ Padang Bay ¢ Komodo ¢ Darwin ¢ Thursday Island ¢ Cairns (Great Barrier Reef) ¢ Townsville ¢ Whitsunday Island ¢ Brisbane ¢ Sydney

Splendors of Down Under

15-Day Voyage from Sydney to Auckland, departs January 9, 2008 and January 24, 2008 (Reverse)
Sydney (Overnight) ¢ Melbourne ¢ Hobart ¢ Milford Sound ¢ Dunedin ¢ Christchurch ¢ Wellington ¢ Napier ¢ White Island ¢ Tauranga ¢ Auckland

Passage to Paradise

21-Day Voyage from Sydney to Bangkok, departs February 8, 2008
Sydney ¢ Brisbane ¢ Whitsunday Island ¢ Townsville ¢ Cairns (Great Barrier Reef) ¢ Thursday Island ¢ Darwin ¢ Komodo ¢ Padang Bay ¢ Semarang ¢ Singapore ¢ Ko Samui ¢ Bangkok (Overnight)

Pre- and Post-Cruise Options and Land Tours

To further enhance the destination experience, a full range of pre- and post-cruise hotel packages and land tours will be offered in Australia and New Zealand. Whether you wish to experience the rugged wilderness of the Outback, the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef, or the extreme beauty of New Zealand, Oceania Cruises will offer a full range of deluxe land tours and hotel programs.

Free Airfare and 2 for 1 Cruise Fares

With Free Airfare from 20 North American gateways and 2 for 1 cruise fares, these extraordinary voyages are the pinnacle of value. 2 for 1 cruise fares that include free airfare start at just $4,199 per guest. Guests are urged to make their reservations as early as possible to ensure that they take advantage of the free airfare and receive the accommodations of choice on their preferred voyage.

Simply the Best

For the third year in a row, in a testament to the exceptional quality and outstanding value that Oceania Cruises provides its guests, the savvy and sophisticated readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine have ranked Oceania Cruises as one of the worlds finest cruise lines. This prestigious award reaffirms the lines unique brand positioning and ahead of the leading premium lines and in the esteemed company of the worlds most respected luxury brands.

In their eleventh annual readers survey, Travel + Leisure readers rated Oceania Cruises as the #3 large-ship cruise line, perfectly reinforcing the companys unique brand positioning above the leading premium lines and in the company of the most respected luxury cruise lines. During the survey, Travel + Leisure subscribers reported where they had traveled worldwide and how, and rated only the destinations, properties and companies that were relevant to their recent travel experiences. Readers were asked to rate cruise lines on a variety of criteria including Service, Itineraries/Destinations, Food, Cabin, Entertainment/Activities and Value.

About Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises is the worlds only upper-premium cruise line. Featuring a fleet of intimate and luxurious 684-guest ships, Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, Oceania Cruises sails to the most alluring ports in Europe, China and the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the Caribbean. Combining the finest cuisine at sea, exceptional personalized service, luxurious accommodations and extraordinary value, Oceania Cruises is setting a new, worldwide standard for luxury cruising. For additional information, reservations, or to order a brochure, please contact your Travel Agent or Oceania Cruises at 800-531-5658. Visit us at OceaniaCruises.com.