Oceania Cruises replaces Cuban sailings with new exotic collection

Oceania Cruises, the culinary and destination focused line, has revealed the  itineraries for Sirena, sailing to the Holy Lands of Egypt, Israel Turkey, the Arabian Peninsula, India, Myanmar, and Indonesia.

The collection comprises nine sailings of 10 to 24-days beginning in November 2020 and culminating in April 2021. They will be offered on the newly refurbished Sirena, the first of six ships refitted in the OceaniaNEXT style of Insignia, completed just this month.

The 684-guest Sirena was originally slated to sail to Cuba towards the end of the year but will now extend her 2020 European season and spend the 2020-2021 European winter/spring season sailing this new collection.

“We’ve thoughtfully crafted these immersive and off-the-beaten-path explorations to some of the hardest to reach destinations in the world to satiate our guests’ appetites for new and unusual travel experiences,” stated Bob Binder, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises.

The collection kicks off with a 12-day voyage from Jerusalem to Istanbul, then charts a course through the Red Sea to explore the Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman and then on to India, the Maldives and Myanmar.

All itineraries also include overnight port calls with some itineraries featuring as many as four overnights, along with myriad new ports of call such as Marmaris in Turkey, Sir Bani Yas in the Emirates, Doha in Qatar, Al Bahrain in Bahrain, Al Khasab in Oman, and Sabang in Indonesia.

The exotic collection voyages and highlights on the Sirena include:

Aegean Awakening, 12 Days, Jerusalem to Istanbul

8th November 2020

Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel (two overnights); Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel; Paphos, Cyprus; Alanya, Turkey; Marmaris, Turkey; Bodrum, Turkey; Chania (Crete), Greece; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Istanbul, Turkey (overnight).

Footsteps of Discovery, 20 Days, Istanbul to Dubai

21st November 2020

Istanbul, Turkey; Pergamum (Dikili), Turkey; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Antalya, Turkey; Limassol, Cyprus; Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel (overnight); Cairo (Port Said), Egypt; Suez Canal Transit; Aqaba, Jordan; Luxor (Safaga), Egypt (overnight); Salalah, Oman; Muscat, Oman; Dubai, UAE (overnight).

Middle East Meandering, 10 Days, Dubai to Dubai

11th December 2020 & February 28, 2021

Dubai, UAE (overnight); Al Khasab, Oman; Fujairah, UAE; Muscat, Oman; Al Bahrain, Bahrain; Doha, Qatar; Sir Bani Yas, UAE; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Dubai, UAE.

Souks, Spices & Sands, 15 Days, Dubai to Mumbai

21st December 2020

Dubai, UAE; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Fujairah, UAE; Muscat, Oman; Malé, Maldives (overnight); Cochin (Kochi), India; Mangalore, India; Goa (Mormugao), India; Mumbai, India (overnight).

Indian Ocean Jewels, 15 Days, Mumbai to Rangoon

5th January 2021

Mumbai, India; Goa (Mormugao), India; Mangalore, India; Cochin (Kochi), India; Malé, Maldives (overnight); Sabang, Indonesia; Phuket, Thailand; Rangoon, Burma (Yangon, Myanmar) (two overnights).

Mystical Asia, 15 Days, Rangoon to Bangkok

20th January 2021

Rangoon, Burma (Yangon, Myanmar) (two overnights); Phuket, Thailand; Sabang, Indonesia; Penang, Malaysia; Langkawi, Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia; Singapore, Singapore; Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam (overnight); Bangkok, Thailand (overnight).

Ultimate Asia Odyssey, 24 Days, Bangkok to Dubai

4th February 2021

Bangkok, Thailand (overnight); Ko Samui, Thailand; Singapore, Singapore (overnight); Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia; Penang, Malaysia; Phuket, Thailand; Rangoon, Burma (Yangon, Myanmar) (double overnight); Cochin (Kochi), India; Mangalore, India; Goa (Mormugao), India; Mumbai, India (overnight); Dubai, UAE (overnight).

Passage Through Time, 22 Days, Dubai to Athens

10th March 2021

Dubai, UAE; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Fujairah, UAE; Muscat, Oman; Salalah, Oman; Luxor (Safaga), Egypt (overnight); Aqaba, Jordan; Suez Canal Transit; Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel; Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel (overnight); Limassol, Cyprus; Antalya, Turkey; Rhodes, Greece; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Athens (Piraeus), Greece.