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Cruise Direct Online announces reservations are now open for Oceania Cruises 2014 SUMMER COLLECTION Featuring new ports, new itineraries and the return of the Insignia | Guests who Book by May 31, 2013 Receive FREE Pre-paid Gratuities

Cruise Direct Online announces reservations are now open for Oceania Cruises 2014 SUMMER COLLECTION Featuring new ports, new itineraries and the return of the Insignia | Guests who Book by May 31, 2013 Receive FREE Pre-paid Gratuities
Cruise Direct Online posted availablility for Oceania Cruises 2014 Summer Collection detailing 90 voyages, 10 new ports of call, an almost entirely new line-up of European itineraries and the highly anticipated return of Insignia. The line’s five ships – Riviera, Marina, Regatta, Insignia and Nautica – will sail to more than 180 destinations throughout the world. The 2014 cruise collection features 70 European cruises, 93 percent of which are new itineraries, plus 10 Alaska voyages, seven all-new Canada/New England cruises and three Panama Canal voyages.
All summer voyages feature two-for-one cruise fares and free airfare with additional bonus savings of up to $3,500 per stateroom if booked by August 31, 2013. Bookings for the 2014 Summer Collection made by May 31, 2013, also offer the added value of free pre-paid gratuities.

Oceania's newest cruise collection is the largest in the company’s history with five ships visiting Europe, Alaska and Canada/New England.  Guests will love the new and exciting options for exploring the world with a wide range of seven- to 24-day cruises, a mix of overnight and extended stays and new ports of call in Albania, France and Greece, to name a few.

Reservations for these sailings are now open for booking, and Cruise Direct Online is encouraging travelers to act quickly to secure the suite or stateroom of their choice and receive the added value of complimentary pre-paid gratuities on every sailing for those who book by May 31, 2013.

Oceania Cruises’ newest ship, Riviera, will spend the entire summer in the Mediterranean on a series of seven-, 10- and 14-day cruises, sailing from as far west as Barcelona and the French Riviera, through Italy and Greece, to as far east as the Black Sea. Riviera ends the season with a transoceanic voyage to Miami.
Marina begins the European season in June 2014 with a series of cruises in Scandinavia, Russia and the British Isles, several of which feature the popular two-night stays in St. Petersburg. Marina spends the second half of the season in the Mediterranean, culminating with a transoceanic voyage from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro.

Beginning in May 2014, Nautica will sail the Western Mediterranean and then head north to Scandinavia, Russia and the British Isles. Featured itineraries include two back-to-back 20-day voyages: Viking Odyssey, which explores Greenland and Iceland as well as Scotland and Ireland, and Path of the Midnight Sun, which ventures as far north as the Polar Ice Barrier.

After a two-year charter, Insignia returns to the fleet in May 2014 with cruises throughout the Mediterranean and three voyages that call on cities such as Bilbao, Lisbon and Bordeaux along the Atlantic coasts of Spain, Portugal and France. The season also features more visits to the Dalmatian Coast, including Insignia’s Adriatic Medley sailing, which stops in Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia.
New ports in Europe include Tirana (Durrës), Albania; Antibes, France; Hamburg (Bremerhaven), Germany; Chania (Crete), Kos and Syros, Greece; Ullapool, Scotland; Lysekil, Sweden; and Milford Haven, Wales.

Regatta begins and ends the Alaska season with voyages through the Panama Canal. There are a total of 10 sailings in Alaska, including four new itineraries and several cruises sailing roundtrip from Seattle. Travelers also get a sneak peek at the winter season with the early release of the new 24-day Amazon Odyssey sailing, departing from Miami on November 4, 2014.

Regatta and Insignia will offer seven autumn cruises along the Eastern Seaboard, the most in Oceania Cruises’ history. Voyages such as Capitals & Coastlines, 10-day sailings between New York and Montreal onboard Regatta and Insignia, will stop in some of the most beautiful places in New England and Canada, including new port of call Saguenay, Quebec, at the most stunning time of year.
For more information on the 2014 Summer Collection, visit this professional travel agent or call 800.365.1445

About Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises® offers unrivaled cuisine, luxurious accommodations, exceptional personalized service and extraordinary value. Award-winning itineraries visit more than 330 ports in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Americas aboard two pairs of mid-size sister ships: the 684-guest Regatta, Insignia* and Nautica, and 1,250-guest Marina and Riviera.
*Insignia returns to the fleet in 2014.

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