Oceania Cruises will resume cruise operations with the 1,250-guest Marina in August, beginning with sailings to Scandinavia and Western Europe. Marina will resume her originally published voyage schedule, commencing on Aug. 29, 2021 in Copenhagen.
“The entire Oceania Cruises team is excited to now shift our focus to safely restarting operations and ultimately welcoming back our guests to begin exploring the world once again,” stated Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises, in a press release statement.
Phased restart dates for the balance of the Oceania Cruises fleet will be forthcoming and itineraries will be evaluated for port availability and adjusted as needed closer to the sailing dates.
Oceania Cruises is undertaking a phased restart with its plan for a healthy return to service. The SailSAFET Health and Safety Program creates multiple layers of protection against COVID-19 and was developed with guidance from the cruise line’s team of public health and scientific experts including the Healthy Sail Panel and the SailSAFE Global Health and Wellness Council.
Those protocols state that all guests and crew on these initial voyages must be fully vaccinated, at least two weeks prior to embarkation, in order to board. Full details on the SailSAFE protocols can be found here. According to a cruise line statement, these protocols will be continuously evolved and refined.
When the line’s ships start sailing again, beginning with the Marina in August, guests will notice a number of enhancements to the culinary experience and onboard service—all part of the OceaniaNEXT initiative.
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