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Around the world in 180-days on Oceania’s Insignia

A comfy way to see the world
A comfy way to see the world
Courtesy of Oceania Cruises

Got a few months to spare? Oceania Cruises is offering an additional 180-day journey aboard the newly refurbished Insignia that sails from Miami on January 4, 2016. In the wake of the success of the first two 180-day cruises, this newest voyage is the latest in a series that represents the longest and most comprehensive world exploration itineraries available in the cruise industry. Got the time, and money, bookings open on July 30, 2014. And if you reserve a suite or stateroom by Oct. 31, 2014, you can score 2 for 1 cruise fares, free First Class roundtrip airfare from major U.S. and Canadian gateways and early booking savings of up to 71%. And that’s not all, added perks of the Exclusive Prestige Package include:

  • Free pre-paid gratuities
  • Free onboard medical services (this is some bonus, let’s hope you don’t need it, but it’s costly when you do.
  • Free unlimited Internet (also big savings said by one who spends much time on the net)
  • Free laundry services (again this defrays costs big time)
  • Free exclusive shoreside events
  • Free visa package
  • Free luggage delivery for up to two bags 50 lbs. or less (now we’re talking)
  • Free one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay (not bad)
  • Free roundtrip transfers from pre-cruise hotel or 50-mile radius of PortMiami (also good savings)

The Insignia’s world voyage starts with the Caribbean, continues to South America with stops at Trinidad and Tobago, French Guiana and Brazil. Then she heads to African ports in Angola, Namibia, South Africa and Mozambique. After African continent, Insignia sails to Asia offering two-night stays in Rangoon, Burma (Yangon, Myanmar), and Shanghai, China, as well as visits to a myriad of exotic and alluring locales. Next comes the tropical paradises of the South Pacific for a number of stops, including Oceania Cruises’ first call on the Australian port of Cooktown, serving as a gateway for the Great Barrier Reef and the Aboriginal community of Hopevale. After sailing through the azure Hawaiian waters, Insignia stops in Los Angeles before heading down the west coast, through the Panama Canal and completing the journey in Miami on July 1.

Overnighting in ports

Oceania Cruises designed the Around the World in 180 Days voyage with 14 overnight stays and visit a total of 92 ports of call. The full list of overnights includes:

  • Cape Town, South Africa – February 9-10
  • Rangoon, Burma (Yangon, Myanmar) – March 8-10 (Two nights)
  • Singapore, Singapore – March 14-15
  • Bangkok, Thailand – March 18-19
  • Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam – March 22-23
  • Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam – March 25-26
  • Hong Kong, China – March 28-29
  • Xiamen, China – March 30-31
  • Shanghai, China – April 2-4 (Two nights)
  • Beijing (Tianjin), China – April 6-7
  • Bali (Benoa), Indonesia – April 26-27
  • Sydney, Australia – May 9-10

For more information visit, call 855-OCEANIA or contact a professional travel agent.

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