Among Top Rated Cruise Lines, Oceania’s New Ships Stand Out

Jan 12, 2011 Avatar Dan Ilves Dan Ilves

One of today’s top rated luxury cruise lines is Oceania Cruises. Up until this year, Oceania has been successfully operating three small cruise ships, previously built by the now defunct Renaissance Cruises.

Earlier this year, the company launched its first new build, Marina, to much deserved acclaim. The Marina is a splendid and gorgeous ship and offers an amazing cruise vacation experience. The only thing separating it from the top-end luxury cruise ship category may be its generally smaller staterooms in lower stateroom categories (except in the upper suite categories).

And next spring, Marina’s sister, Riviera, will be launched in Europe, increasing Oceania’s capacity in the competitive high-end luxury cruise market, offering some of the best Mediterranean cruises. Following her inaugural season in Europe, Riviera will come to North America, operating deep Caribbean and Panama Canal cruises.

With its increased capacity, Oceania Cruises will broaden the types of cruises it offers.

Of particular note is a series of longer Grand Voyages, ranging from 23- to 71 days in length. The big challenge for consumers until this year has been getting reservations. Oceania’s cruises have been so popular, and offer such good value, that they sell out quite early.

With the two new, larger ships, it might be easier for consumers to get a chance to experience the ships. Better yet, for the first time our cruise agency is offering a series of cruises aboard Oceania’s best cruise ships that included pre-paid gratuities!

You invite you to read more about Oceania Cruises as well as search for current offers.