Do you love going on cruises, and have nothing at all to do for the six months between January and July 2023? Well too bad, because Oceania’s 180-day “Around the World” cruise is already sold out.
Miami-based Oceania Cruises announced on Tuesday that every ticket for its 2023 “Around the World in 180 Days” voyage was snatched up on January 27, the same day they became available for purchase. The company added that at least a third of those tickets were purchased by cruise passengers who hadn’t booked a trip with Oceania previously signalling a trend in travellers wanting to try something new.
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“The response to our epic 2023 around the world voyage clearly illustrates the enthusiasm that experienced travellers have for immersive and memorable travel experiences,” said Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises, in a press release.
“Despite the challenges the world faces today, travellers are clearly bullish on the future and are embracing these new opportunities to travel the world and create lifelong memories.”
Oceania’s 2023 “Around the World” cruise – which can be extended from 180 days to 218 days, depending on where guests choose to embark and disembark – will depart on December 28, 2022, from Miami, or January 15, 2023, from San Francisco. Guests aboard the MS Insignia will visit 96 ports of call in 33 countries, as well as “three full days cruising in Antarctica,” before returning to the United States.
Prices ranged from between US$41,599 and US$49,999 per guest.
Oceania said that, in addition to its “Around the World” cruise, demand has been “exceptionally strong” for European and North American voyages scheduled for 2022. In March, the company plans to debut its full “collection of itineraries” for winter 2022-2023, with details about summer and fall 2023 voyages to follow in September 2021.
Oceania Cruises, meanwhile, is amid a temporary pause in all operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a return-to-service expected in May 2021.
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