Oceania Cruises has announced the restart dates for three more of its cruise ships: Riviera, Insignia, and Sirena, between October 2021 and January 2022.
Riviera will resume its previously-scheduled voyages from Istanbul beginning on October 18, 2021 and sail a series of Mediterranean cruises before beginning a winter series of Caribbean cruises from Miami.
Insignia will resume cruising with the December 21, 2021 Panama Canal cruise from Miami, prior to setting sail on a sold-out 180-day Around the World cruise from Los Angeles to New York City.
Sirena will begin sailings starting with the January 22, 2022 Caribbean cruise from Miami to Panama City, Panama.
“This is an exciting day for our guests and team members alike as we begin to prepare another three ships to resume sailing in Europe, the Caribbean, and the eagerly anticipated kickoff of our epic Around the World in 180 Days voyage for 2022,” stated Bob Binder, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises.
Itineraries for each ship will be continually evaluated for port availability, and may be adjusted closer to departure dates.
These additional ship restarts follow the April 28 announcement that Marina will be resuming voyages from Copenhagen beginning August 29.
Phased restart dates for Regatta and Nautica will be announced at a later date.
Until further notice, all Oceania sailings will require that all crew and guests be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This requirement is the cornerstone of the line’s SailSAFE health and safety program.
Other SailSAFE protocols include the following:
- Testing prior to boarding and before disembarkation
- Staggered embarkation and a new check-in system
- Reduced onboard capacity
- The use of face masks indoors except while eating, drinking, or in the stateroom
- Increased sanitation measures
- Upgraded air filtration systems
These protocols are subject to continuous adjustment as science and technology evolves.