Oceania Cruises 2024 ‘Around the World in 180 days voyage’ sold out spectacularly quick, with all rooms booked up just 30 minutes after opening for sale.
This world cruise was released alongside four further itineraries of 72 to 82 day length across the Asia-Pacific region. The combination of high demand for these cruises plus the sell out of the world cruise led to Oceania surpassing their previous single-day booking record by about 12%.
Howard Sherman, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises said: “The response to our 2024 world cruise and the new grand voyages clearly illustrates the resiliency, enthusiasm, and passion that drives our guests to travel the globe.
The fervent demand for these globetrotting experiences is also a testament to our officers and crew and the travel partners that have steadfastly championed the worldwide return to travel.”
The cruise itself is a complete odyssey, sailing everywhere from the fjords of New Zealand to the pacific islands of Hawaii, French Polynesia and Samoa, all all the way through Bali, Japan and India through to Middle East. The journey then continues into the Mediterranean and the northern jewels of Europe before crossing the Atlantic on-route to New York City.
By the end passengers can say they’ve been to 96 destinations in 34 countries, and crossed three oceans and 15 seas.
Along the way there’s more 100 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 24-overnight destination stays, curated complimentary shore events and so much more.
Interesting to note, while world cruises are often populated by long-time cruisers and loyal guests who know what brand they like and how they like to cruise, almost half of all bookings for Oceania’s 2024 world cruise came from first-time Oceania guests, with 42% of the reminder guests who rebooked from the current 2022 Around the World voyage.
All the travel trends and word from industry have been showing that cruisers are ready to spend bigger and stay away from longer and the booking trends just keep proving it.
Mr Sherman said: “The tremendous response from our loyal repeat guests and new first-time guests alike continues to illustrate the epic pent-up demand for immersive, destination-focused cruises and the strong allure of our acclaimed small-ship experience that features The Finest Cuisine at Sea® and an unmatched reputation for service from our warm and welcoming staff.”
Oceania is also seeing strong demand for its 2023 Europe and North America voyages, to cater for this demand, on May 5, the line will release a further full year of voyages, which are also expected to go fast.