Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, announced today that it will resume cruise operations with the 1,250-guest Marina (one of our favorite ships) in August, beginning with sailings to Scandinavia and Western Europe. Marina will resume its originally published voyage schedule starting Aug. 29 in Copenhagen.
“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,” Bob Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Cruises, said in a statement.
Phased restart dates for the balance of the Oceania Cruises fleet will be forthcoming and itineraries will be evaluated for port availability and adjusted as needed closer to the sailing dates.
Robust new SailSAFE protocols
Oceania Cruises said it is undertaking a phased restart with its science-backed plan for a healthy return to service that protects guests, crew and communities visited. The robust SailSAFE Health and Safety Program creates multiple layers of protection against COVID-19 and was developed with guidance from its team of public health and scientific experts including the Healthy Sail Panel and the SailSAFE Global Health and Wellness Council.
“At Oceania Cruises, we value health, well-being 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,” Binder said.
Full details on the SailSAFE protocols can be found on the Oceania site. These protocols will be continuously evolved and refined using the best available science and technology.
New OceaniaNEXT enhancements
When the line’s ships start sailing again, beginning with Marina in August 2021, guests should be impressed with the array of enhancements awaiting them.
“Our guests have been waiting a long time for this moment," Binder said. "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.”
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More on OceaniaNEXT
OceaniaNEXT is a sweeping array of dramatic enhancements so the cruise line's fleet. From thoughtfully crafted new dining experiences and reimagined menus to the dramatic re-inspiration of the brand’s six ships, guests can indulge in the Finest Cuisine at Sea, be pampered aboard small and luxurious ships, and be enriched through in-depth destination exploration.
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