Oceania Cruises is to add dedicated staterooms for solo travellers and introduce new ‘Go Green’ and ‘Beyond Blueprints’ shore excursion series as part of its OceaniaNEXT fleet modernisation initiative.
Four ships – Regatta, Nautica, Insignia and Sirena – will feature 14 Solo Oceanview staterooms following renovations. These are set to be completed onboard Regatta on 25 September 2022, onboard Nautica on 26 September and onboard Insignia and Sirena on 1 October.
The staterooms will be centrally located on deck six of each ship, and will be furnished with a Tranquillity Bed, refrigerated mini bar, seating area and storage space.
“These new single-occupancy staterooms are ideal for guests seeking the joy of traveling solo while experiencing all the comfort, cuisine, and destination expertise that Oceania Cruises is renowned for,” said Howard Sherman, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises.
The new ‘Go Green’ and ‘Beyond Blueprints’ shore excursion series will also be launched in 2022. Over 150 ‘Go Green’ tours will be available for guests around the world, allowing them to engage with local residents and businesses to learn about how they are working to conserve and sustain their surrounding environment. Options include visiting a sustainable vineyard in Almeria, Spain, learning about hydroponic farming in the rainforests of St. Kitts, or drinking zero-emission rum in a carbon-free distillery in Dartmouth, UK.
The ‘Beyond Blueprints’ tours, meanwhile, will allow travellers to explore buildings such as The Royal Library in Copenhagen, Denmark; the Equinor office building and the Munchmuseet in Oslo, Norway; and La Villa Mediterranée in France. Each will provide guides to the inspiration and reasoning behind the construction of these architectural landmarks, with a total of 10 planned in Europe for 2022 and additional global destinations to be announced later in the year.
“One of the greatest factors in Oceania Cruises’ success is that we not only listen to the feedback our guests and travel partners provide, we act on it,” said Sherman. “Our guests and travel partners wanted more options for solo travellers and more diverse tour offerings, and we are delighted to deliver.”