The ship Marina seen from the serene beach of Rangiroa Photo: Oceania Cruises


Oceania Cruises, a leader in culture-focused luxury cruising, has announced a new portfolio of 100 itineraries that offer guests new ways to discover tropical destinations. The hand-picked voyages are designed to make the most of Oceania’s smaller ships, exploring remote ports and visiting out-of-the-way islands that larger ships can’t reach.

The sailings aboard Marina, Nautica, Sirena, and the line’s new ship, Vista, will depart from Miami, Cartagena, New York, Los Angeles, Bridgetown, Panama, and Papeete in 2024 and 2025. 

Caribbean voyages will range from 7 to 16 days, calling on destinations including Bridgetown, Cartagena, Gustavia, Puntarenas, San Juan, and St. John’s, as well as several Panama Canal crossings that bring guests to Pacific ports like Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, and Puerto Quetzal. 


Nautica’s 10-day South Pacific itineraries will spend time in French Polynesian ports like Moorea, Raiatea, and Rangiroa, and offer the intimate experience of a ship with fewer than 700 passengers.
The journeys will focus on immersive experiences on shore, like exploring the Maya ruins of Chacchoben and Kohunlich, shopping among the unique gingerbread architecture of the Soufriere marketplace at the foot of St. Lucia’s Piton mountains, or feeling the spray from 1,100-foot-tall  Cascade Tevaipo on the island of Nuku Hiva.

Polo Grill, an airy dining room aboard an Oceania Cruises ship. Photo: Oceania Cruises

Polo Grill. | Photo: Oceania Cruises.

“At Oceania Cruises, we offer an extensive collection of destination-intensive Caribbean and Tahiti itineraries, allowing our well-traveled and curious guests to discover something new about these popular yet still relatively untouched regions,” says Frank A. Del Rio, president of Oceania Cruises. “Our carefully curated, diverse range of shore excursions, combined with the relaxing home-away-from-home ambience on board our boutique ships and the finest cuisine at sea, offers the perfect luxury vacation choice.”

Bookings for for sailings departing October 1, 2023, or later come with free roundtrip airfare, free airport transfers, a free shore-excursion credit, and a free beverage package for all guests. 

Reporter, mystic, musician, and beekeeper, Grant Balfour has published work in outlets as diverse as Kung Fu Magazine, Biscayne Times, the Australian poetry journal Cordite, and the Weekly World News. His second-favorite beaches include Richard’s Bay, South Africa; Sanur, Bali; Los Mochis, Mexico; the northern bank of the Elbe in Hamburg; and the one five minutes from his home in Florida. His favorite beach is the one between his ears.