While world cruises typically attract loyal repeat guests, Oceania's 2023 world voyage saw over one-third of all bookings come from first-timers (new-to-brand customers). This furthers a booking trend the cruise brand has seen emerging during the past year with some booking periods recording new-to-brand booking levels of ~50%. Additionally, 20% of world cruise passengers opted to extend their cruise up to a total of 218 days.
Departing from San Francisco CA on January 15, 2023, world travellers can enjoy the 684-passenger ship Insignia to visit a total of 96 ports/destinations in 33 countries (4 continents). Vacationers will have in-depth experiences with overnight stays in 20 ports (South America, Africa, Asia, Alaska) as well as the opportunity to witness Antarctica with 3 full days scenic cruising in Half Moon Island, Admiralty Bay (King George Island/South Shetland Islands) and Paradise Harbor (Graham Land).
The itinerary provides access to 60+ UNESCO sites and vacationers sailing the full world cruise have the opportunity to take part in 5 included shoreside events.
All passengers on Oceania's World Cruise 2023 receive 64 free shore excursions or a free USD 6400 shipboard credit, or a free beverage package.
In addition to those inclusions, guests receive Oceania Cruises' Exclusive Prestige Package featuring the free perks, including first-class roundtrip airfare from over two dozen North American air gateways, pre-paid gratuities (up to USD 8200), onboard medical care, unlimited internet, laundry services, shoreside events, visa package, luggage delivery for passengers from Canada and the U.S., 1-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay in the embarkation port, roundtrip transfers for all passengers and for residents within 50 miles from the departure port.
For passengers who want to extend their travel, Oceania offered the ability to extend the Around The World experience up to 218 days.