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Oceania Cruises to restart operations in late August

Oceania Cruises will resume cruise operations with the 1,250-guest Marina in August

Oceania Cruises will resume cruise operations on its 1,250-guest Marina in August, beginning with sailings to Scandinavia and western Europe.

Marina will resume her originally published voyage schedule, commencing on 29 August 2021 in Copenhagen.

The line said phased restart dates for the Oceania fleet will be “forthcoming and itineraries will be evaluated for port availability and adjusted as needed closer to the sailing dates”.

In a statement, the line added that it will implement a new health and safety programme, known as SailSAFE, which includes “multiple layers of protection against Covid-19 and was developed with guidance from our team of public health and scientific experts”, including the Healthy Sail Panel, established by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Royal Caribbean Group.

President and CEO Bob Binder said: “The entire Oceania Cruises team is excited to now shift our focus to safely restarting operations and ultimately welcoming back our guests to begin exploring the world once again.

“Our guests have been waiting a long time for this moment. We know that when our guests return, we want to not just welcome them back to the Oceania Cruises they remember and cherish, but also to exceed their expectations by elevating the dining experiences and service levels. We’ll be sharing more information about these exciting developments in the coming weeks

“At Oceania Cruises, we value health, wellbeing and safety above all else. Our guests, our crew, and, of course, the many amazing, dedicated people who work with us in the destinations we travel to are the very lifeblood of our business and we’ll do everything in our power to safeguard their health and safety.”

Oceania recently revealed that its first Allura-class ship will be named Vista.

The 1,200-guest ship – the seventh for the line – is being built by Fincantieri and is scheduled to set sail in 2023. It will be followed by a sister ship in 2025.

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