Oceania Cruises has updated its 2024 Mediterranean schedule, replacing ports of call in Israel, Egypt, and Jordan with 42 revised itineraries.
The Middle Eastern destinations have been replaced with a combination of popular Mediterranean favourites, as well as new destinations. The revised itineraries range from 10 to 58 days in duration.
“Our captivating new voyages have been carefully curated to combine beloved beach resorts and jet-set playgrounds with ancient cities steeped in tradition,” stated Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises, a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
“Seasoned travellers will appreciate our strategic and thoughtful realignment of destinations and itineraries to ensure their safety, security and peace of mind,” said Del Rio.
The culinary-focused Oceania Cruises ‘simply MORE’ value promise means nearly everything is included in the voyage fares — a shore excursion credit of up to US$1,600 per stateroom to be spent on tours of choice; a comprehensive beverage package available during lunch and dinner at onboard restaurants; plus free gourmet specialty dining, free pre-paid gratuities, and free unlimited Wi-Fi.
New 2024 Mediterranean Itineraries
Brief details of the itineraries are listed below. Around the World and Grand Voyages are also affected. See Oceania’s website for full details.
- 21 April: 10 days from Valletta to Trieste aboard Vista
Best of the Mediterranean, Aegean, and Adriatic seas. Classical sights can be appreciated in Valletta, Heraklion, Athens, Dubrovnik and Venice. Also stopping in Santorini, Mykonos, Kotor and Rovinj.
- 13 May: 24 days from Dubai to Barcelona aboard Insignia
Athens, Valletta, Dubrovnik, Rome and Barcelona, Santorini, Capri and Monte Carlo.
- 18 May: 14 days from Barcelona to Rome aboard Marina
Barcelona, Athens, and Rome, plus well-known resorts of Palma de Mallorca, Corfu, Santorini and Sorrento, gateway to Capri.
- 21 May: 11 days from Rome to Trieste aboard Vista
Mainland ports in Italy, Greece, and Croatia. Also exploring the islands of Sicily, Malta, Corfu, and Montenegro. Optional pre- and post-cruise hotel stays are offered for guests to visit Rome and Venice.
- 29 May: 12 days from Trieste to Barcelona aboard Riviera
Ports along the Dalmatian Coast, the islands of Montenegro, Corfu, Malta and Sicily, Pompeii, Rome, Florence and St. Tropez.
- 1 June: 11 days from Trieste to Athens aboard Vista
From Trieste, the ship heads for the Adriatic coastal resorts of Zadar, Dubrovnik, Kotor, and Bari before making landfall at ports in Turkey and Greece. Optional pre- and post-cruise hotel stays allow guests to visit Venice and Athens.
- 7 July: 10 days from Athens to Istanbul aboard Riviera
Highlights include UNESCO-protected Ephesus, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete. An overnight in Istanbul allows time to shop for treasures at the Grand Bazaar.
- 24 July: 10 days from Athens to Barcelona aboard Riviera
Athens, Rome, Florence, and Barcelona, as well as popular Greek islands, Sicily and resorts along the Amalfi Coast and French Riviera.
- 13 August: 12 days from Rome to Rome aboard Riviera
Rome, Athens and Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, Malta, Mykonos, Santorini, Sicily and Crete.
- 28 September: 10 days from Athens to Istanbul aboard Riviera
This cruise combines the Croatian city of Dubrovnik and remote Kotor with Mykonos and Santorini, Athens, Crete, and Ephesus. An overnight aboard ship in Istanbul provides time to visit the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
- 2 October: 14 days from Barcelona to Valletta aboard Marina
Barcelona, Florence, Rome, and Dubrovnik, savour the seaside resorts of Toulon, Portofino, Capri, Corsica, Sicily, Corfu, and Malta.
- 16 October: 10 days from Valletta to Rome aboard Marina
Malta, Montenegro, Corfu, Sicily, Dubrovnik, Split, Croatia; Katakolon, Greece; and Bari, Naples and Rome, Italy.
- 20 October: 10 days from Athens to Rome aboard Vista
Athens, Gythoin, Argostoli, Corfu, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Malta, Messina, Salerno and Rome.
- 30 October: 12 days from Rome to Athens aboard Vista
Mykonos, Corfu, Montenegro, Sicily, Malta, Rome, Cinque Terre, Toulon, Dubrovnik and Athens.
- 11 November: 9 days from Athens to Rome aboard Vista
Athens, Gythion, Argostol, Montenegro, Malta and Sicily, Dubrovnik, Salerno and Rome.
- 24 November: 18 days from Istanbul to Dubai aboard Riviera
Mykonos, Athens, Dubrovnik, Kotor and Argostoli. Guests enjoy an overnight call in Dubai before disembarkation.
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