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Oceania Cruises is not resting on its 2019 laurels, rather it’s zooming into the new decade with sweet offerings and an epic 6-month Around the World in 180 Days voyage for 2022.

Oceania’s Around the World cruises are selling like hot cakes—there’s barely any availability on the 2021 voyages—and this, says Isabel Galvan, the cruise line’s v.p. of marketing, is not only exciting, “it shows that the world cruise is not what it used to be).”

The 2022 itinerary is all about far-flung destinations, because, says Galvan, “what our guests really want is more exotic destinations.”

The global-circling journey set for 2022 sails to the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Africa and Northern Europe, including a 12-day, 9-port immersion into Japan. On the journey, passengers will visit six continents, 44 countries, 43 islands, 91 ports, and have access to 68 UNESCO World Heritage sites. You’ll also want to tell your clients that they’ll have 19 overnight stays and cruise four oceans, visiting everything from buzzy Manila in the Philippines to the small town of Akaroa in South Island, New Zealand.

The 2022 Around the World in 180 Days cruise will feature the cruise line’s Exclusive Shoreside Events, punctuated with special celebratory events ranging from an exclusive overnight at one of Shanghai’s most luxe and architecturally bold hotels to a regal feast and cultural festivities at the UNESCO-protected Royal Citadel in Hue.

A Savory Amenity
While your clients are on that World Cruise—or on any of Oceania’s six ships—they’ll be able to savor an ice cream that Oceania execs call “life changing”—Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream. The introduction of this artisanal ice cream brand to the fleet is another first in the OceaniaNEXT campaign of enhancements.

Galvan notes that these type of culinary offerings “shows the full spectrum of Oceania’s desire to be the best culinary at sea.”

Humphry Slocombe co-founders collaborated with Oceania Cruises’ culinary team to develop a new, signature ice cream flavor for the brand, Regatta Royale, comprised of bittersweet dark fruity chocolate from Berkley-based TCHO Chocolate with orange zest and smoked sea salt. Additionally, passengers will get to perk up their sweet tooth with 13 other playful all-time favorite flavors, which are made from scratch daily on board—think: Elvis (the Fat Years), made of roasted banana ice cream with bacon peanut brittle.

And Galvan says to have your ears perked up next month, because there’s going to be lots of news coming through.

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