Oceania Cruises offers shore programs at no charge


Want to sip wine in Chile or dine for free in the desert of the United Arab Emirates? Now is your chance. Oceania Cruises is offering passengers free land programs on select sailings to destinations including Africa, Australia and the Middle East next year.

The additions will be available on 15 sailings – both pre- and post-cruise – for passengers who book by Jan. 8, and can result in cost savings of up to $4,600 per guest.

“Each of our land programs delves into the rich history, culture, nature and architecture of these destinations,” Oceania Cruises President and CEO Howard Sherman said in a statement. a statement. Press release. “There are places in the world that we simply cannot reach by boat, but are unmissable when cruising the region. Our immersive land programs are therefore the best opportunity for guests to visit these remarkable places. and do it for free.”

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Where will travelers visit for free with Oceania Cruises?

Under one program, passengers can spend three nights drinking wine and admiring views of the Andes Mountains and historic architecture in and around Santiago, Chile, at the end of a trip from 24 days from San Francisco aboard the line’s Insignia ship. , according to the press release.

Other options include a three-night stay in Dubai on a 21-day cruise from Cape Town – also on Insignia – which includes a visit to Sharjah’s Islamic Civilization Museum and dinner surrounded by sand dunes. sand, as well as a three-night program. in Siem Reap and Bangkok before or after cruises from Mumbai to Bangkok, or from Bangkok to Singapore on the line’s Nautica ship.

The add-on includes a trip to the Angkor Archaeological Park and a stop at a modern market. Travelers can find a full list of programs here.

Prices vary by sailing, but Insignia’s Jan. 15 voyage from San Francisco to Santiago starts at $5,099 per person based on double occupancy for an inside stateroom, according to Oceania. website.


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