Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises

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Oceania Cruises is a deluxe cruise line with has a niche almost to itself in the cruise business. Oceania is above the premium class lines in terms of service, dining, itineraries, and overall ambience, but not quite up in the stratosphere with the true luxury lines. That goes for its prices too, which are higher than premium competitors like Celebrity Cruises and Holland America Line, but below lines like Seabourn and Silversea Cruises.

All of the ships have a casual, low-key, country club feel, and days are programmed in a relaxed way, with few organized activities and announcements. Instead, the emphasis is on letting guests relax at their own pace, enjoy the ports of call, and just unwind.

What few activities there are are calm and orderly: enrichment lectures themed on the region you’re sailing; informal health and beauty seminars; cruise standards like bingo and shuffleboard; and classes in fitness, photography, art and computers. Otherwise, guests are left to their own devices. If you want to be pampered, head to the spa. Those in a reading mood can grab a leather armchair in the ships’ comfortable, old-fashioned libraries. If you feel lucky, you can do a bit of gambling in the small casino. If you feel athletic, hit the gym or pool.

In the evening, guests can go dancing or see a movie; sing at the occasional karaoke session; enjoy a pianist playing standards in the Martini lounge, or a string quartet in the atrium; or take in a comedian, singer, or other guest headliners in the main theater.

Since Oceania Cruises first started up, it has put a lot of emphasis on dining — both the experience and the cuisine. Like the luxury lines it emulates, Oceania doesn’t charge for any of its regular dining experiences. Both main restaurants and specialty options come free of charge, though you have to make reservations for the smaller rooms. Dining in all ships’ main restaurants operate on an open-seating basis: just wander in whenever you get hungry during open hours, and the maitre ‘d will find you a table.

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