Oceania Cruises has announced that its 2023 Around the World in 180 Days voyage sold out within one day of opening for sale to the general public on January 27, 2021.
“The response to our epic 2023 around the world voyage clearly illustrates the enthusiasm that experienced travelers have for immersive and memorable travel experiences,” stated Bob Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Cruises. “Despite the challenges the world faces today, travelers are clearly bullish on the future and are embracing these new opportunities to travel the world and create lifelong memories.”
World cruises typically attract lots of guests who are already loyal to the cruise line and have sailed it before. But this 2023 world cruise saw over one-third of all bookings from first-time, new to Oceania travelers.
This furthers a booking trend that the line has seen steadily emerging during the past year, with some booking periods and promotions recording new-to-brand booking levels that are close to 50 percent.
Additionally, a full 20 percent of world cruise guests opted to extend their voyage up to a total of 218 days.
“The quick uptake from our loyal repeat guests and new first-time guests alike underscores the tremendous pent-up demand for immersive, destination-focused cruises and the strong allure of our acclaimed small-ship experience that features the finest cuisine at sea and an unmatched reputation for service from our warm and welcoming staff,” added Binder.
Oceania Cruises’ 2023 Around the World in 180 Days voyage is the most extensive of any world cruise available. Calling on 96 ports in 33 countries, the voyage also includes three full days cruising in Antarctica and allows passengers access to over 60 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The line has seen especially strong demand for its 2022 Europe and North American voyages, with bookings on longer sailings that span multiple weeks or months.
To satisfy demand, Oceania will be opening the full 2022-23 winter collection of itineraries in March, and will open the spring, summer, and fall 2023 Europe and North America voyages in September.
Oceania Cruises has currently suspended all cruises through April 2021, and plans to resume sailing in May.
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