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Oceania Cruises To Set Sail In Asia With Newly Re-inspired Riviera Ship

Oceania Cruises To Set Sail In Asia With Newly Re-inspired Riviera Ship

The world’s leading culinary-and-destination-focused cruise line, Oceania Cruises, has announced that their newly re-inspired Riviera ship will be sailing in Asia this 2023-2024 season.

Passengers will be offered the most stylish way to explore some of the world’s most breathtaking destinations across Asia: including Arabia, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. For the 1,238-guest ship, travellers will be able to choose between 25 unique voyages, ranging from 10 to 82 days. 

Riviera’s passengers can expect to see some of Asia’s most iconic sights. From the Great Wall and Bangkok’s Grand Palace, to the ethereal seascape of Ha Long Bay and Kyoto’s temples and gardens. The futuristic neon-lit streets of Hong Kong and Tokyo, to sacred pagodas, temples and plenty more off-the-beaten-path locations.

This announcement comes after an unprecedented year in the luxury cruising sector, with sales exceeding expectations to break numerous records. 

President of Oceania Cruises, Frank A. Del Rio, said: “The decision to move Riviera to Asia was easy; demand for our Exotics collection is very strong with our well-travelled guests longing to visit remote, wondrous destinations.

He added, “Having Riviera sail this corner of the world, showcasing her new stem-to-stern, better-than-new interiors, is the most stylish, luxurious and relaxing way to explore multiple fascinating cultures while enjoying The Finest Cuisine at Sea on one voyage.” 

What new features can you expect to see on the re-inspired Riviera ship?

After a sweeping rejuvenation, Riviera has been reimagined with Oceania Cruises’ signature essence of elegance. Some highlights of the re-inspired vessel include:

● Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms and Veranda Staterooms are the largest standard staterooms afloat at 291 square feet.

● All stateroom bathrooms feature illustrious Italian marble, bespoke fabrics in harmonious tones evocative of painted deserts and tranquil skies, and each shimmer with the modernity of a Milanese townhouse.

● All the convivial lounges, tony bars, and decadent dining venues have been elegantly restyled, elevating social and epicurean experiences while maintaining the home-away-from-home ambiance.

● Dining alfresco has been completely revamped with a delightful new trattoria, featuring an array of wood-fired pizzas, succulently grilled Italian specialties, tantalising salads, and indulgent desserts every evening.

Sample voyages on board Riviera include the expansive 72-day Epic Eastern Explorer itinerary, departing January 2024. During this cruise, the ship will be sailing from Mumbai, India, to Tokyo, Japan, with highlights including  Manila, Philippines; Hue and Nha Trang in Vietnam; Phuket, Thailand; and Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.  

Or, for a shorter trip, the 12-day Land of the Rising Sun roundtrip from Tokyo offers an intriguing exploration of Japan on board the meticulously re-inspired Riviera in March and April 2024. Ports of call include Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Beppu, Hiroshima and an overnight stay in Kyoto (Kobe).

In addition to their new Asia sailings with Riviera, Oceania Cruises will be expanding the offerings of their Regatta and Nautica ships within the fleet; giving more opportunities to explore sought-after destinations across the South Pacific and French Polynesia. 

Itineraries will include more than 20 voyages, ranging from 10 to 41 days, highlighting some of the most sought-after ports in the region: including Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Rangiroa and Raiatea.

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