This 200-day itinerary might sell you on cruising.
cruise ship at night

Oceania has unveiled its massive new range of voyages set to launch in 2024 and 2025. The tremendous array of destinations spans seven continents and more than 300 unique ports, with a rare focus on off-the-beaten-path destinations.

While I’m not generally a strong proponent of cruising, Oceania’s new offerings are unarguably spectacular. In my own experience, traveling in this way is frustrating, owing in no small part to the brief port stops that allow visitors to do little more than scratch the surface — something Oceania acknowledges, claiming to spend longer in port than any other line.

But with sailings down the Amazon River, visits to Papua New Guinea, and even an epic circumnavigation of Australia, it might be the perfect venture for those curious about, but hesitant to visit, exotic locales. Even the Caribbean itineraries focus on lesser-visited islands.

The sailings range in length from simple seven-day itineraries all the way to gargantuan 200-day trips, and, best of all, the largest ship only holds 1238 guests. For the uninitiated, that means no early-morning bloodshed over sun beds. It can get vicious out there.

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