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Apr 02, 2014

OCEANIA CRUISES LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES FEATURING BROADWAY’S ORIGINAL “ANNIE”

 

Apr 02, 2014

OCEANIA CRUISES LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES FEATURING BROADWAY’S ORIGINAL “ANNIE”

MIAMI, April 2, 2014 – Like fine wine and epicurean cuisine, the artistic brilliance of staged theatrics on Broadway is an indulgence enjoyed by many guests sailing with Oceania Cruises. Today, the line announced a new "Life in the Theater" series for select sailings, starting with a voyage aboard Riviera on October 29, 2014, featuring stage legend Andrea McArdle - the original namesake character in "Annie" on Broadway.


"We're known industry-wide for our exquisite culinary offerings and impeccable service, but our passion for delivering an upscale cruise experience for our guests is embodied in all that we do." said Kunal S. Kamlani, the line's president. "That's why we're excited about this special series. It provides our guests with the unique opportunity to enjoy up-close and intimate encounters with notable Broadway icons, and we are thrilled to host Andrea McArdle as our first star."


Ticket holders will have access to eight special events including one cocktail party, five events of song and stories, and one private full-performance. During the sailing, there will be one performance open to all guests, but those who purchased tickets will receive preferred seating access. The package is priced at $375 per person, with limited availability, and can be purchased up until the first day of the cruise. The events will take place during the ship's Enchanting Riviera itinerary, which is a 10-day sailing departing from Athens on October 29, 2014, and calling on ports in Santorini, Greece; Ephesus, Turkey; and the Italian cities of Taormina, Amalfi, Rome and Florence before visiting Provence, France, and concluding in Monte Carlo.


"I've always loved the sea. The allure, romance, adventure, everything about it makes me feel excited and free, almost like performing on stage," shared McArdle. "So, I jumped at the chance to partner with Oceania Cruises and raise the curtain on this new creative adventure."


Andrea McArdle rocketed to stardom as Broadway's original "Annie," for which she was the youngest performer ever nominated for the Tony Award® for Best Actress in a Musical, winning both the Theatre World and Outer Critics' Circle awards for her performance. On Broadway she originated the roles of Ashley in "Starlight Express" and Margy in "State Fair" and was seen as Belle in "Beauty and the Beast" and as Fantine in "Les Misérables." On tour she starred in "Jerry's Girls," "Les Misérables," "The Wizard of Oz" and "Peter Pan." Andrea has performed in venues from Carnegie Hall to the best showrooms in Las Vegas to the MET Opera House as well as the White House.


CLICK HERE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES OF ANDREA MCARDLE AND OCEANIA CRUISES RIVIERA.


About Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises® offers unrivaled cuisine, elegant accommodations, and exceptional personalized service, all for an extraordinary value. Known for its unique and destination-rich itineraries that appeal to the seasoned traveler, Oceania Cruises calls on more than 350 ports across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Asia, Africa and the Americas aboard five award-winning mid-size ships: the 684-guest Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, and the 1,250-guest Marina and Riviera.

About Prestige Cruise Holdings

Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH) is the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. PCH manages select assets in Apollo Management's cruise investment portfolio and is led by Chairman & CEO Frank J. Del Rio and President & COO Kunal S. Kamlani. PCH is the market leader in the upper-premium and luxury segments of the cruise industry with over 6,400 berths between the Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands.

 

Feb 26, 2014

OCEANIA CRUISES UNVEILS 2015 SUMMER COLLECTION: 76 VOYAGES, 67 OVERNIGHT PORT STAYS, 43 NEW ITINERARIES

 

Feb 26, 2014

OCEANIA CRUISES UNVEILS 2015 SUMMER COLLECTION: 76 VOYAGES, 67 OVERNIGHT PORT STAYS, 43 NEW ITINERARIES

MIAMI, February 25, 2014 –Today Oceania Cruises announces its 2015 Summer Collection featuring voyages to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Alaska, Canada, Asia and Africa. Reservations for the new voyages open for sale on March 5, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.

The award-winning fleet of Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Marina, and Riviera will offer a diverse collection of itineraries, with 24 exciting new ports of call on four continents during the 2015 summer season. Among the new ports are Luanda, Angola; Paamiut, Greenland; Trois-Rivières, Québec; Archangel, Russia; Skiathos, Greece; Londonderry, Northern Ireland; Wismar, Germany; and Palamós, Spain. Also new this season is a series of Grand Voyages in Europe. Ranging in length from 20 to 70 days, these longer itineraries offer guests multiple opportunities for extended exploration during the summer.

"Our 2015 Summer Collection is perfect for those who enjoy a taste of the finer things in life," shares Kunal S. Kamlani, the line's president. "With a fantastic mix of marquee cities, boutique ports of call and extended port stays, we set a new standard for immersive destination experiences."

New Voyages
Nautica, Marina, and Riviera will set sail on 43 incredible European itineraries, 40 of which are new. Nautica will spend the majority of the season exploring the majesty of the British Isles, the Baltic and Scandinavia, sailing as far north as Greenland, while Marina will also explore the region before making her way around the Iberian Peninsula to embark on several cruises in the Western Mediterranean. Featuring all new itineraries, Riviera will call the Mediterranean, the Greek Isles, Turkey and the Black Sea home for the season. Regatta will spend the summer in Alaska offering her perennial favorite 7- and 10-day itineraries as well as five all new sailings, including the exciting 12-day Glacial Explorer. In the fall, she will sail for New York City on a new Panama Canal cruise and then showcase the autumn foliage with four cruises throughout New England and Canada.

Due to the overwhelming response to the line's first-ever world expedition unveiled last summer, Insignia will depart on a second 180-day voyage on July 8, 2015. Unlike conventional world cruises that commence in winter, this unique voyage will spend the summer sailing from Miami through New England and Canada to Greenland, Iceland and Norway. Insignia will then call on France, Portugal and Spain en route to Italy and other alluring destinations in the Mediterranean. As the winter season begins, the voyage will explore Asia and Africa before returning to Miami. Individual segments within the 180-Day World Odyssey will open for bookings with the launch of the 2015 summer season, as will Grand Voyages featuring various combinations of these itineraries.

"We are always creating new itineraries to enhance and enrich the ways in which our guests discover the world. These new voyages present the most sought-after destinations around the globe and deliver them at an unrivaled value," added Kamlani.

Itinerary Highlights and Special Savings

  • Great Northern Lights - This spectacular 20-day journey aboard Nautica departs from Copenhagen on July 19, 2015, and includes four new ports of call including Trondheim, Norway; Aalborg, Denmark; Archangel, Russia; and the Solovetsky Islands, where guests will have a unique overnight stay. After cruising the North Sea and exploring the Norwegian fjords, the voyage concludes in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.
  • British Isles Medley - Sailing roundtrip from Southampton, England, this 12-day voyage aboard Marina departs on July 21, 2015, and calls on the new ports of Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland; and the U.K. cities of Liverpool and Newcastle (Tyne).
  • Isles & Empires - This 8-day sailing aboard Riviera departs on July 17, 2015, and explores some of the world’s oldest ports in the Eastern Mediterranean, Greek Isles and Black Sea, and also includes a new port of call in Zadar, Croatia.
  • Glacial Explorer - This 12-day voyage aboard Regatta sails roundtrip from Seattle, departing on June 25, 2015. Guests will enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Alaska’s magnificent glaciers and unspoiled wilderness, as well as immerse themselves in the native cultures of coastal towns such as Ketchikan and Sitka, among others.

All voyages feature 2-For-1 Cruise Fares, including Free Airfare. Additionally, Oceania Cruises is offering 50% off deposits on all stateroom categories and free pre-paid gratuities for guests staying in Veranda Staterooms and above. Additionally, all Grand Voyages feature Exclusive Prestige Package amenities that may include a 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay; visa package; roundtrip transfers; laundry service; unlimited internet and free pre-paid gratuities in all stateroom and suite categories. Reservations must be booked by June 30, 2014.

To receive a brochure or for more information on Oceania Cruises, call 855-OCEANIA (855-623-2542) or contact your travel agent.

 

About Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises® offers unrivaled cuisine, elegant accommodations, and exceptional personalized service, all for an extraordinary value. Known for its unique and destination-rich itineraries that appeal to the seasoned traveler, Oceania Cruises calls on more than 350 ports across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Asia, Africa and the Americas aboard five award-winning mid-size ships: the 684-guest Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, and the 1,250-guest Marina and Riviera.

About Prestige Cruise Holdings

Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH) is the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. PCH manages select assets in Apollo Management's cruise investment portfolio and is led by Chairman & CEO Frank J. Del Rio and President & COO Kunal S. Kamlani. PCH is the market leader in the upper-premium and luxury segments of the cruise industry with over 6,400 berths between the Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands.


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