Miami-based Oceania Cruises introduced on Tuesday that each ticket for its 2023 “Across the World in 180 Days” voyage was snatched up on January 27, the identical day they turned obtainable for buy. The corporate added that not less than a 3rd of these tickets had been bought by cruise passengers who hadn’t booked a visit with Oceania beforehand signalling a pattern in travellers desirous to attempt one thing new.
“The response to our epic 2023 around the globe voyage clearly illustrates the keenness that skilled travellers have for immersive and memorable journey experiences,” mentioned Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises, in a press launch.
“Regardless of the challenges the world faces in the present day, travellers are clearly bullish on the longer term and are embracing these new alternatives to journey the world and create lifelong recollections.”
Oceania’s 2023 “Across the World” cruise – which might be prolonged from 180 days to 218 days, relying on the place company select to embark and disembark – will depart on December 28, 2022, from Miami, or January 15, 2023, from San Francisco. Visitors aboard the MS Insignia will go to 96 ports of name in 33 international locations, in addition to “three full days cruising in Antarctica,” earlier than returning to the US.
Oceania mentioned that, along with its “Across the World” cruise, demand has been “exceptionally sturdy” for European and North American voyages scheduled for 2022. In March, the corporate plans to debut its full “assortment of itineraries” for winter 2022-2023, with particulars about summer time and fall 2023 voyages to observe in September 2021.
Oceania Cruises, in the meantime, is amid a brief pause in all operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a return-to-service anticipated in Might 2021.