Oceania Cruises unveils exquisite 2025 Mediterranean sailings

   April 27, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

Oceania Cruises, renowned for its culinary and destination-focused approach to cruising, has unveiled an enticing lineup of new 2025 Mediterranean sailings ranging from 9 to 56 days. These voyages are designed to transport guests to some of Europe's most captivating destinations aboard the ships Marina and Nautica ships.

The itineraries feature 16 unique voyages that encompass iconic islands in the Mediterranean, Aegean, and Adriatic seas, along with beloved European resort towns, bustling cities, and lesser-known ports of call. Guests will have the opportunity to explore cities like Athens (Piraeus), Barcelona, Istanbul, Rome, and Lisbon, while meandering from lively jet-set resorts such as Monte Carlo, Cannes, Positano, and Sorrento to hidden gems like Tirana and Sarande in Albania, Trapani in Sicily, Calvi and Propriano in Corsica, and Sibenik in Croatia.

Oceania's extensive selection of small-group, immersive shore excursions allows guests to rediscover familiar destinations from a fresh perspective or explore new places for the first time. For instance, in Santorini, travelers can opt for an adventurous tour of the island's active volcanoes, while in Montenegro, they can discover a new facet of Kotor by exploring Europe's southernmost fjord, Boka Bay.

The 1250-guest Oceania Marina will undergo a comprehensive refurbishment in May 2024. This refurbishment will introduce two new dining venues: Aquamar Kitchen, a wellness-inspired dining spot introduced on Vista this year, and an al fresco evening Pizzeria serving exquisite Italian dishes including pizzas and burrata with stunning sea views. Additionally, an expanded poolside ice cream parlor will offer milkshakes and smoothies. All Penthouse Suites and bathrooms will be completely reimagined, and the ship's public areas will be refreshed.

Among the notable itineraries announced are:

  • Barcelona to Athens, departing 26 May 2025, for 9 days: Visiting Barcelona, Valletta, Rhodes, Ephesus (Kusadasi), with an overnight stay in Istanbul, Mitilini (Lesbos), and Athens.
  • Istanbul to Athens, departing 16 October 2025, for 11 days: Featuring an overnight stay in Istanbul, and visits to Pergamum (Dikili), Bodrum, Ephesus (Kusadasi), Santorini, Rhodes, Limassol, Marmaris, Heraklion (Crete), Mykonos, and Athens.
  • Athens to Barcelona, departing 27 October 2025, for 11 days: Including stops at Athens, Split, Kotor, Corfu, Katakolon, Messina (Sicily), Valletta, Tunis, Palma de Mallorca, and Barcelona.
  • Athens to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, departing 27 October 2025, for 21 days: Covering Athens, Split, Kotor, Corfu, Katakolon, Messina (Sicily), Valletta, Tunis, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Malaga, Seville (Cadiz), Casablanca, Agadir, Arrecife (Lanzarote), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Funchal (Madeira), Santa Cruz de la Palma, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.