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Oceania Cruises to add solo staterooms and new ‘green’ excursions

Oceania Cruises to add new solo staterooms

Oceania Cruises will introduce “dozens more dedicated staterooms for solo travellers” and has unveiled shore excursions focusing on sustainability.

A total of 56 staterooms will be introduced, 14 each on Regatta, Nautica, Insignia, and Sirena, starting from September 2022.

Pricing and availability for the cabins will be available on 11 April.

The luxury cruise line has also created new shore excursions – named Go Green and Beyond Blueprints – to provide “more options for discovery, exploration, and personal connections”.

More than 150 Go Green tours are available, with many focusing on education on how local communities are working to “conserve and sustain their surrounding environment”, Oceania said.

Examples include visiting a sustainable vineyard in Almeria, Spain, and learning about hydroponic farming in the rainforests of St Kitts.

Beyond Blueprints tours will offer insights into architectural landmarks such as The Royal Library and The Blue Planet aquarium in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Both shore excursion programmes will go on sale at the end of April.

Oceania Cruises ‘listening to feedback’

Oceania Cruises president and CEO Howard Sherman said: “One of the greatest factors in Oceania Cruises’ success is that we not only listen to the feedback our guests and travel partners provide, we act on it.

“Our guests and travel partners wanted more options for solo travellers and more diverse tour offerings, and we are delighted to deliver.

“These new single-occupancy staterooms are ideal for guests seeking the joy of traveling solo while experiencing all the comfort, cuisine, and destination expertise that Oceania Cruises is renowned for.”

On the excursions, Sherman added: “Whether guests are visiting a destination for the first time or the tenth, our new Go Green and Beyond Blueprints tours offer fresh perspectives and unique insights to enhance their destination experience.”

Earlier in March, Oceania floated out its new ship Vista. It is scheduled to sail its maiden voyage, from Rome to Barcelona, on 14 April 2023.

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