Oceania Cruises to the Caribbean
Many associate Caribbean cruises with large ocean liners departing from a Southern port to set sail to the Bahamas, Cozumel, or the Lesser Antilles, but what if you could get to the same destinations through a more luxurious, intimate experience?
Oceania fuses these two notions – one of the most popular cruise destinations comes to you courtesy of vessels holding just under 1,300 passengers, and fewer than 700 in some cases. Delicious dining, spacious accommodations, and beautiful views and azure waters, as you sail between islands, round out the accommodations onboard. And once in port, cultural exploration, relaxation in spas, and culinary expeditions, many under knowledgeable guides, await.
Oceania outlines the three major Caribbean cruise itineraries – and some less typical – with four ships. The Insignia and Regatta hold 684 guests each, while the Rivera and Marina offer room for 1,250. Trips begin in Miami or New York City, and are either round trip or one-way:
Miami to the Western Caribbean: Depart on board the Regatta for seven or more days to rainforests, Mayan ruins, some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and relax at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. With length and itinerary varying, you’ll have the chance to experience the sights and culture of Cozumel, Roatan, Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Belize.
Miami to the Eastern Caribbean: The Insignia or Riviera takes a route less traveled through the Lesser Antilles. Rainforests, cobblestone streets, historic plantations, and wildlife meld into a unique, picturesque landscape between islands, with stops in St. Kitts, St. Georges, Barbados, St. Barts, St. Maarten, Martinique, Grenada, and St. Lucia. Absorb some culture by trying the cuisine and visiting many local art galleries, and prepare for some high-end shopping destinations.
New York to the Eastern Caribbean: Let the Insignia or Marina serve as your guide down the Atlantic seaboard to the northern Caribbean. Spread yourself on the pink sands of Bermuda, and absorb the English cultural influences of the Bahamas. After, a detour through the Lesser Antilles – St. Barts and St. Lucia, to name a few – to Colombia takes you through a path of plantations, crystal caves, and exotic wildlife.
Certain cruises embark on a longer path through South America, down the coast to Lima. Once passing through the Panama Canal, you’ll have a chance to marvel at the Andes’ majestic appearance and explore ancient Incan ruins in Machu Picchu.
Coast to Coast: The Caribbean’s but part of a length itinerary that takes you from one coast to another. It’s a varied experience of Spanish colonial history, the beauty of Key West, exotic marine life, Central American cultures, and riding through the Panama Canal. In the process, opportunities for exploring Mayan Ruins, the Costa Rican rainforest, and coral reefs present themselves in many ports.
Miami to the Southern Caribbean: Dutch colonial influences strongly emerge in the architecture of many Southern Caribbean towns. You’ll notice it once you sail from Miami to Aruba and before you go up the Central American coast. But that’s not only what makes this Caribbean region unique. Excursions let you into the small worlds of beaches, volcanoes, and rainforests, all in proximity to each other.
When you need to get away for a few days, why go from the hustle and bustle of the city to a similar atmosphere on a large cruise ship? Take in this familiar and popular region on a vessel that lets you relax, stretch out, and feel the warm Caribbean air from the balcony. To get there, begin by scheduling your trip with Direct Line Cruises today.
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