Oceania Cruises has unveiled its 2022-23 Tropics and Exotics Collection of voyages, featuring 127 itineraries ranging from seven to 77 days
The programme, due to go on sale on Wednesday (March 3), offers four voyages, which include days sailing in Antarctica. Some departures are short sectors within longer cruises in the South America region.
Prices for the 20-day Patagonia & Glaciers itinerary on Marina, departing from Buenos Aires on February 7, 2023, start from £7,049.
The sailing includes passing through Drake Passage, plus visits to Admiralty Bay, Half Moon Island and Paradise Bay, Antarctica.
The 51-day Amazon & Polar Explorer, departing on December 18, 2022 from Miami, sails past the same parts of Antarctica.
Bernie Carter, Oceania Cruises’ senior vice-president and managing director, EMEA, said: “We’ve offered Antarctica cruising in the past. We tend to do it every few years to spice things up. We’ve signed a non-proliferation treaty to protect the environment, so we don’t go on land, but we go close enough for people to see the wildlife and the ruggedness and beauty of Antarctica.
“Going through Drake Passage to Half Moon Island and Paradise Bay, it’s pretty stunning.”
The line’s 1,250-passenger Marina (pictured) vessel will sail three voyages on the Amazon. The 21-day Amazon Holiday sailing, departs from Miami on December 18, 2022. Ports of call include Recife, Maceió and Salvador, all Brazil.
Both Regatta and Nautica will be deployed in Asia and Africa, offering sailings ranging from 10 to 40 days.
The 10-day Fortunes of the East voyage on Nautica departs from Bangkok on February 19, 2023. The itinerary includes two nights in Saigon, Vietnam.
The 20-day Sands & Sculptures itinerary, departing from Barcelona on November 7, 2022, includes overnight stays in Jerusalem and Luxor.
Regatta sails a 35-day Far East to Down Under itinerary on November 7, 2022, departing from Hong Kong. Ports of call include Singapore; Bali, Semarang, both Indonesia; Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, all Australia.
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