We are so looking forward to setting sail again. And while things have been quiet on the overseas travel front, foodie favourite Oceania Cruises has been busy creating a bold collection of 110 voyages for its 2022 season in Europe and North America.
With 76 brand new voyages and ten new ports of call, which we’ll outline below, there is plenty for everyone in the new collection – whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a first-time guest sailing on board this award-winning cruise line’s fleet of small, luxurious vessels.
Visiting boutique ports and seaside villages often inaccessible to larger vessels, the 2022 season features 46 voyages throughout the Mediterranean, Greek Isles, Canary Islands and Turkey, plus 16 itineraries visiting the sacred cities of Israel, Turkey, and Egypt.
Mediterranean voyagers will enjoy the new Sardinian destination of Porto Torres. Home to ancient Roman ruins, gorgeous wine country and beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters, the city is one of Italy’s undiscovered gems.
Northern Europe is home to six new ports for the 2022 season, which includes numerous voyages exploring the history, antiquities and architecture of the Baltics and Scandinavia.
In Norway, Leknes, in the dramatic Lofoten Islands is known for its towering peaks, sheltered bays, traditional fishing villages, unspoiled beaches, fascinating Viking history and galleries galore for fans of sculpture, glassware and jewellery.
Maloy is a fetching coastal village with fabulous beaches, lighthouses, and prized seafood, making it the perfect port to enjoy local cod and chips, fish soup and tasty crab sandwiches.
Overlooking Tromsø Sound, Tromsø is a spot where the sun neither rises nor sets – depending upon the season – and where you can marvel at majestic fjords, mountains, and untouched wilderness.
Further South in Denmark, the medieval town of Aarhus is home to chic galleries, edgy restaurants, cobbled streets, boutique shopping and modern museums. Aarhus is quickly making a name for itself as Denmark’s rising star.
Packed with maritime history, Kotka in Finland is another new port known for its seaside charm, natural beauty and outdoor activities.
A grand harbour and seaside promenade take centre stage at the port of Kiel, Germany, a historical maritime city that is the gateway to the famed Kiel Canal. Here, the seafaring and naval influences are present everywhere – in the Kiel Fjord, museums, war memorials and more.
Discover a host of unique destinations in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, on expertly crafted voyages devoted to this region’s rich history and culinary delights.
The new port of Bristol is a captivating destination where you can enjoy the works of iconic graffiti artist Banksy, as well as craft beers and ciders in traditional pubs, and Europe’s largest collection of independent boutiques.
In Ireland, the scenic fishing village Killybegs is renowned for its dramatic sea-cliffs. It’s a great place to soak up rich Celtic heritage, see iconic thatched cottages and savour fresh seafood and genuine Irish hospitality.
A quintessential Alaskan voyage is a bucket-list item for many travellers – Oceania Cruises’ Alaskan itineraries include memorable experiences such as glacier treks, cultural village visits and helicopter sightseeing, with convenient departures from Seattle, Vancouver, or Los Angeles.
A new port of call when heading to Alaska from Los Angeles is Eureka, in California. Backed by towering redwoods and mountains on the shore of Humboldt Bay, it’s home to a vibrant community of artists, writers and nature enthusiasts. Highlights include the historic Old Town, heritage mansions and spectacular Sequoia Park.
Oceania Cruises is a world-leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line. The line’s six small, luxurious ships carry only 684 or 1,250 guests and offer an unparalleled holiday experience featuring The Finest Cuisine at Sea® and destination-rich itineraries that span the globe. Expertly crafted voyages aboard designer-inspired, small luxurious ships call on more than 450 ports across Europe, Alaska, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, New England-Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Tahiti and the South Pacific and epic 180-day Around the World Voyages.