Miami-based Oceania Cruises will make its way to Penang and Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) as part of its 2023-2024 itineraries.
Oceania Cruises is owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., a diversified cruise operator of leading global cruise brands which include Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
According to a press release, Oceania Cruises announced their 2023-2024 sailings in Asia aboard the re-inspired Riviera.
“Riviera’s re-inspiration has brought our luxurious product to new heights and the expansion of our Exotics 2023-2024 season means even more of our guests have the opportunity to explore one of the most intriguing corners of the globe,” said Frank A. Del Rio, president of Oceania Cruises.
“The decision to move Riviera to Asia was easy; demand for our Exotics collection is very strong with our well-traveled guests longing to visit remote, wondrous destinations for off-the-beaten-path experiences.
Having Riviera sail this corner of the world, showcasing her new stem-to-stern, better-than-new interiors, is the most stylish, luxurious and relaxing way to explore multiple fascinating cultures while enjoying The Finest Cuisine at Sea on one voyage.”
The ship, which accommodates 1,238 passengers, will sail through Arabia, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.
The new season brings 25 unique voyages ranging from ten to 82 days.
The Riviera’s Asia cruises will give travelers a chance to explore the Great Wall, Bangkok’s Grand Palace, Ha Long Bay and Kyoto’s temples and gardens among other sights in Asia. Guests will also have the chance to explore more off-the-beaten-path places like the island of Ishigaki in Japan and Hue Imperial city on Vietnam’s Perfume River.
The Riviera will sail 25 voyages with ports of call in Cochin, India; Yangon, Myanmar; Busan, South Korea; and Phuket and Bangkok in Thailand.
Highlighted itineraries include:
The 12-day Land of the Rising Sun cruise in March and April of 2024. Ports of call include Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Beppu, Hiroshima and an overnight stay in Kyoto (Kobe).
The 72-day Epic Eastern Explorer journey departing in January 2024. The voyage includes overnight calls in Male, Maldives; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Singapore, Singapore; Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam; Shanghai, China; Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam; Seoul, South Korea; Kyoto (Kobe) and Tokyo, Japan; plus two-night stays in Yangon, Myanmar; Bangkok, Thailand; and Hong Kong, China. Other voyage highlights include Manila, Philippines; Hue and Nha Trang in Vietnam; Phuket, Thailand; and Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
The 34-day Constellation of Islands itinerary departing in December 2023. The voyage includes an overnight call in Bali, Indonesia; and Bora Bora, French Polynesia and visits to Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia; Darwin and Cairns in Australia; Suva, Fiji; and three days cruising the Coral Sea.
The 14-day Empires of Asia cruise departing in October 2023. The voyage features overnight calls in Kyoto (Kobe), Japan; Shanghai and Hong Kong, China; plus visits to Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Japanese ports including Kagoshima and Hiroshima.
Source – Cruise Industry News