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Oceania Cruises, the world’s main culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, publicizes that the newly re-inspired Riviera will sail in Asia for the primary time as a result of unprecedented visitor demand this 2023-2024 season. The 1,238-guest ship will provide travellers probably the most fashionable technique to discover among the world’s most breath-taking locales throughout Asia, placing cultural immersion and culinary excellence on the coronary heart of the journey expertise.
Better than new, Riviera will stun in Asia by charting her inaugural season in the area, crusing by Arabia, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. Her new season brings 25 distinctive voyages starting from 10 to 82 days.
Additionally, Regatta and Nautica will tremendously broaden the road’s choices in the exotic South Pacific, with extra alternatives to discover sought-after locations like New Zealand, Australia and French Polynesia than ever earlier than.
The new sailings have almost doubled the seasonal availability with 121 itineraries out there for bookings throughout Riviera, Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, cementing Oceania Cruises’ place because the main destination- and culinary-focused cruise line crusing in Asia.
The announcement of Riviera comes after an unprecedented 12 months in luxurious cruising with gross sales exceeding expectations, breaking quite a few information.
“Riviera’s re-inspiration has brought our luxurious product to new heights and the expansion of our Exotics 2023-2024 season means even more of our guests have the opportunity to explore one of the most intriguing corners of the globe,” stated Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises.
“The decision to move Riviera to Asia was easy; demand for our Exotics collection is very strong with our well-travelled guests longing to visit remote, wondrous destinations for off-the-beaten-path experiences. Having Riviera sail this corner of the world, showcasing her new stem-to-stern, better-than-new interiors, is the most stylish, luxurious and relaxing way to explore multiple fascinating cultures while enjoying The Finest Cuisine at Sea on one voyage.”
Riviera’s Asia cruises carry imaginative cultural encounters, historical treasures and a lot extra. From the Great Wall and Bangkok’s Grand Palace to the ethereal seascape of Ha Long Bay and Kyoto’s temples and gardens, the sights and landscapes of Asia fill with surprise. The futuristic neon-lit buzzing streets of Hong Kong and Tokyo beguile, alongside with sacred pagodas and temples, highlighting the Far East’s intriguing mix of the traditional and fashionable.
Guests may even have the prospect to discover once-forbidden corners of Asia comparable to Yangon and extra off-the-beaten-path areas just like the distant island of Ishigaki in Japan and Hue, a former Imperial metropolis located on Vietnam’s Perfume River. These fascinating voyages immerse visitors in one of the best of the long-lasting points of interest of this huge continent but in addition depart room for the invention of the surprising.
Riviera has had a sweeping rejuvenation with all staterooms and suites debuting reimagined, lavish residential consolation with customized furnishings, wooden finishes and designer accents radiating Oceania Cruises’ signature essence of class. Some notable highlights of the reimagined vessel embody:
- Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms and Veranda Staterooms are the biggest commonplace staterooms afloat at 291 sq. toes
- All staterooms carry an elegant, heat and comforting sense of residence with modern restyled bogs and novel furnishings
- All stateroom bogs function illustrious Italian marble, bespoke materials in harmonious tones evocative of painted deserts and tranquil skies, and every shimmer with the modernity of a Milanese townhouse
- Riviera’s public areas have all been elevated with plush new carpets and leather-covered armchairs
- All the convivial lounges, tony bars, and decadent eating venues have been elegantly restyled, elevating social and epicurean experiences whereas sustaining the home-away-from-home ambiance
- The Grand Dining Room displays a renewed sense of grandeur that radiates from the glistening chandelier, plush carpets and butter-soft leather-based armchairs
- Dining alfresco has been utterly revamped with a pleasant new trattoria, that includes an array of wood-fired pizzas, succulently grilled Italian specialties, tantalising salads, and indulgent desserts each night
Riviera will sail 25 voyages, starting from 10 to 82 days, providing a raft of destination-rich experiences in ports comparable to Cochin, India; Yangon, Myanmar; Busan, South Korea; and Phuket and Bangkok in Thailand.
For the primary time in Oceania Cruises’ historical past, Regatta and Nautica boast spectacular itineraries throughout the South Pacific and French Polynesia, with greater than 20 voyages highlighting among the most sought-after ports in the area, together with Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Rangiroa and Raiatea. These South Pacific sailings provide a collection of fascinating sojourns for travellers, with voyages starting from 10 to 41 days, together with a return to Australia and New Zealand for Regatta; and Nautica crusing by Arabia, India and Southeast Asia.
Del Rio commented: “Thanks to these spectacular itineraries, our guests can discover some of the most beautiful and remote destinations in the world, such as little-known islands in Polynesia, in the most luxurious and immersive way possible – by sea. They can also enjoy world-famous city sights in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok, to name a few. The breadth of travel experiences on offer across the voyages of our beautifully appointed, elegant small ships is simply unparalleled.”
The 12-day Land of the Rising Sun roundtrip from Tokyo presents an intriguing exploration of Japan on board the meticulously re-inspired Riviera in March and April of 2024. Ports of name embody Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Beppu, Hiroshima and an in a single day keep in Kyoto (Kobe).
The expansive 72-day Epic Eastern Explorer itinerary, on board Riviera, departing early January 2024, crusing from Mumbai, India, to Tokyo, Japan. This spectacular itinerary ensures full immersion in this exhilarating a part of the world due to in a single day calls in Male, Maldives; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Singapore, Singapore; Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam; Shanghai, China; Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam; Seoul, South Korea; Kyoto (Kobe) and Tokyo, Japan; plus two-night stays in Yangon, Myanmar; Bangkok, Thailand; and Hong Kong, China. Other voyage highlights embody Manila, Philippines; Hue and Nha Trang in Vietnam; Phuket, Thailand; and Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
The 34-day Constellation of Islands, from Singapore to Papeete, Tahiti, on board Nautica, departing in late December 2023. Itinerary highlights embody an in a single day name in Bali, Indonesia; and Bora Bora, French Polynesia plus visits to Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia; Darwin and Cairns in Australia; Suva, Fiji; and three days cruising the Coral Sea.
The 14-day Empires of Asia voyage, on board Regatta, crusing from Tokyo, Japan, to Hong Kong, China, in late October 2023. Itinerary highlights embody in a single day calls in Kyoto (Kobe), Japan; Shanghai and Hong Kong, China; plus visits to Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Japanese ports together with Kagoshima and Hiroshima.
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