Oceania Cruises is to run its first series of sailings from New York City from next year.

The company claims it will be the only “upscale cruise line” to homeport in New York, with more than 20 cruises planned in 2017 and 2018.

The ship Insignia will operate from Manhattan’s west-side cruise terminal at 48th Street on voyages to New England, Canada, Bermuda, Greenland and Iceland.

The itineraries include overnight calls in Charleston, Reykjavik and Bermuda.

Oceania Cruises president and chief executive Bob Binder said: “Insignia offers an acclaimed culinary experience that rivals the best restaurants ashore as well as an irresistible blend of culturally rich and fascinating destinations.

“Combined with her elegance, sophistication and luxurious Canyon Ranch Spa Club, Oceania Cruises’ Insignia is the perfect match for New York and New York is the perfect match for Oceania Cruises.”