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The Ultimate Luxury Cruise: Oceania Cruises

The Ultimate Luxury Cruise: Oceania Cruises


Who doesn’t want to cruise around the world visiting exotic destinations, experiencing new cultures, and immersing themselves in a new world of adventure? There’s nothing quite like being out on the open ocean awaiting your arrival at yet another unique part of the world.

However, not all cruise lines are dedicated to providing you with an extraordinary trip rich with culture as well as luxury. When choosing a luxury cruise line, there are several important things to consider to ensure you will have the most memorable time possible!


With Oceania Cruises you’re not limited to the typical cruise destinations, but have a wide range of options from Africa to Asia, the Mediterranean to the Amazon, from Alaska to New Zealand. Got the travel bug? Take advantage of Oceania Cruises’ 180-day all around the world cruise where you can fulfill your grandest dreams.

Luxurious Ships:

The ship plays a crucial role in how enjoyable your cruise will be. Oceania Cruises has six luxury ships that provide you with an intimate upscale environment.

The RegattaInsigniaNauticaSirenaMarina and Riviera dock at some of the world’s most stunning ports. Due to the size of the ships, they’re able to dock at smaller boutique ports that most large cruise ships cannot access. You’ll see it all from historic cities to modern meccas to charming seaside villages nestled along sparkling coastlines. There’s no better way to travel in luxury all the while experiencing the history, culture, art and cuisine of marvelous destinations along the way.

Service/Onboard Experience:

So what is life like on board these luxury ships you might be wondering?

Well, the service provided by Oceania Cruises is unmatched. Not only will you get to experience leading world destinations, but you will be treated as a cherished friend while on board. The staff and crew are incredibly hospitable and generous and make a constant effort to remember individual preferences and exceed your expectations.

On board the six ships there is a sense of family and community as each ship caters to either 684 or 1,250 guests. You’ll never feel like you are just a number in a mass of people when you cruise Oceania. Since the ships provide a more intimate feel there is never a crowd and no lines to wait in. What a relief! Who wants to go on a vacation and have to deal with that? This makes it so much easier to plan the trip to be exactly what you want rather than having to account for other people.

A smaller ship and mellow, intimate environment make the biggest difference. You’re able to spend more time ashore exploring because getting back onto the ship takes only minutes rather than hours and there are more evening calls and overnight stays at the ports than most cruise lines.

To get a better idea of the values and mission of Oceania Cruises, take a look at this heartfelt video:

Cuisine/Dining Experience:

One of the aspects Oceania Cruises is best known for is their cuisine and dining experience. Unlike many other cruise lines, every meal is prepared a la minute rather than en masse. This allows the chefs to personalize each dish so every palate is satisfied. A feature that guests really enjoy is the open-seating that multiple dining venues provide for no additional charge.

The dining experience is relaxing and delicious. You’ll be able to find whatever you’re craving whether it’s steak or seafood from Polo Grill, gourmet Italian at Toscana, Asian at Red Ginger (Marina, Riviera, Sirena), or French country cuisine at Jacques (Marina and Riviera). La Reserve (Marina and Riviera) offers vintage wine with expert gourmet menu pairings. If you’re looking for something quick and casual for breakfast, lunch or dinner you can head to Terrace Café for delicious meals and snacks. Hanging by the pool? Grab a gourmet burger or a hand-dipped milkshake at Waves Grill.

The cuisine options on Oceania Cruises’ ships seem never-ending. You can even host private dinners at Privée (Marina and Riviera) for those more intimate occasions.

With a baristas coffee/pastry bar and free room service all day and night long, you’ll never go hungry.

Oceania Cruises is a dream come true for anyone with a passion in the kitchen. You can’t miss out on the Culinary Discovery Tours™. Accompany a master chef, while you visit local markets to taste the authentic flavors of a region and learn techniques in local cooking classes. After the Culinary Discovery Tour™ you can show off your new-found skills in The Culinary Center.

The Culinary Center (Marina and Riviera) is the first hands-on cooking school at sea where you can follow instruction from expert master chefs in a fully-equipped professional teaching kitchen. Learn the latest cooking techniques and master the culinary art at your own cooking station.


If you’re feeling like you need a little extra pampering, Oceania Cruises is the right cruise line for you. At the Canyon Ranch SpaClub you can enjoy a luxurious massage and aboard the Riviera and Marina you can now experience the first ever wellness tours at sea. Everything from yoga to thermal baths are offered so if you need to reboot, this is for you.

Oceania Cruises will have you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed and the best part is you don’t have to throw away your balanced diet. Healthy options are offered on every menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don’t miss out on the complimentary seminars offered on board to learn more about wellness and the different techniques you can incorporate in your life.

If you’re considering a cruise, but aren’t sure which cruise line to go with, I hope these recommendations have come in handy. When you cruise Oceania it’s more than a vacation. It’s an enriching life experience that you’ll remember forever.


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Oceania Cruises. I have been compensated through the SheSavvy Influence Network. All opinions remain my own.


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About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Cindy Ladage
    June 30, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Wow cruising, dining, and luxury what more could s girl want!

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 3, 2017 at 10:13 am

      Exactly! It’s bliss 🙂

  2. Jing
    July 2, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Wow! That’s 180 days of covering most of the continents with all the amenities and luxury!

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 3, 2017 at 10:15 am

      I know! What more could a person want out of a vacation?!

  3. Gokul Raj
    July 2, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Never been on a cruise but would love to go for one. This cruise look perfect. And love the video, well made one.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 3, 2017 at 10:16 am

      This would be a great cruise company for anyone – especially a first timer! You’d be spoiled 🙂

  4. danik
    July 2, 2017 at 8:41 am

    This cruise liner looks amazing and a great place to relax and enjoy.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 3, 2017 at 10:16 am

      Yes, perfect for relaxation!

  5. Nicola Hilditch-Short
    July 2, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Wow, after backpacking for a year and loving the idea of visiting so many places and being on the move I would love to do it this way when we are older and have more money!!

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 3, 2017 at 10:17 am

      It’s definitely something to add to the bucket list! Worth the splurge.

  6. Angelina
    July 3, 2017 at 2:53 am

    What a great way to pamper one’s self! The amenities look fabulous

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 3, 2017 at 10:17 am

      It’s the perfect way! You’ll want for nothing 🙂

  7. Punita Malhotra
    July 3, 2017 at 5:03 am

    We are going to have a tough time choosing our first cruise vacation…each one seems better than the other. Fantastic facilities on board..

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 3, 2017 at 10:19 am

      You get the best of the best with Oceania! Happy cruising 🙂

  8. melody pittman
    July 3, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Looks beautiful and yet another cruise line I have never sailed with. I need to get back to cruising…

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 5, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      You’d love it, Melody!

  9. Corinne
    July 5, 2017 at 2:23 am

    It does look decadent. I’d go just for the food. It looks amazing. Thanks, Carmen

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 5, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      The food is definitely a plus! Thanks for reading, Corinne 🙂

  10. Clare
    July 5, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    My family and friends have been on lots of cruises, but I still haven’t braved it. I get so travel sick and am the worst on boats and don’t like the idea of being drugged up and out of it, the whole time I am away!! The ships do look amazing and maybe one day I will give it a test on a short trip. The food always look so good and the amount of things to do is unbelievable.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 6, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      I’d definitely recommend a river cruise then! I don’t think you’ll have any problems.

  11. Nina Danielle
    July 6, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    The onboard spa looks to die for! What a beautiful way to travel the world. I’m considering a cruise for next winter, will definitely look in to this company more.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 6, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      That’s great, Nina! I hope you treat yourself to an Oceania Cruise 🙂

  12. Tami
    August 5, 2017 at 2:31 am

    I would love a cruise with fewer passengers and no lines to wait in! Sounds wonderful!

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 6, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      I know, sounds like a dream!

  13. Evelyne CulturEatz
    August 5, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I wish I had the budget for the 180 day cruise lol. I have 2 two cruise, budget level, but both on smaller ships with a low number of guest…definitely the way to go.

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 6, 2017 at 11:34 pm

      Oh absolutely! And dream big, huh? Haha.

  14. melody pittman
    August 5, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Need I remind you again that if you EVER need a traveling companion or just someone to carry your bags, I’m your girl. 😉 Oceania is amazing! I only know from hear say but someday maybe I will score a trip with them. 😉

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 6, 2017 at 11:34 pm

      You got it, Melody!! Hahaha, fingers crossed 🙂

  15. carrie @ frugal foodie mama
    August 5, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Wow! It certainly looks like Oceania Cruises is the way to go! So many amenities. 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 6, 2017 at 11:35 pm

      I knowww, they really draw me in.

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