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.
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