Oceania Cruises has revealed details of its Free Land Programs for 2023, offerings savings of up to $4,600 per person on included pre- and post-cruise programs to cities such as Tokyo and Singapore and UNESCO sites including Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat and Nazca Lines.
For a limited time, the land programs will be available on 15 featured sailings reaching Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and more. Guests who book by Jan. 8, 2023, can choose an immersive pre- or post-cruise add-on to a range of bucket list destinations. Each tour has limited capacity and are each subject to availability.
“Each of our land programs delve deep into the rich history, culture, nature and architecture of these destinations,” said Howard Sherman, president and CEO, Oceania Cruises, in a press statement. “There are some places in the world we just can’t reach by ship, but are must-sees when cruising the region, so our immersive land programs are the best opportunity for guests to visit these remarkable places and do it for free.”
Land tours available include Ancient Incas & Pristine Paracas, featuring a flight over the enormous drawings that the pre-Columbian Nazca people created in the desert. The tour also includes a visit to the 15th-century ruins of the coastal community Tambo Colorado, and the chance to see Humboldt penguins, sea lions and bright-pink flamingos at the Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve.
The program is available as an overland excursion aboard the Insignia’s Pacific Panorama Cruise departing Jan. 15, 2023, on a 24-day voyage from San Francisco to Santiago De Chile.
The India’s Crown Jewel program includes viewing the sunrise and sunset at the Taj Mahal, as well as visits to the UNESCO World Heritage site Agra Fort, and the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, a marble mausoleum known as the “Baby Taj” as it is considered to be the model for the Taj Mahal.
The program is available as a pre-cruise or post-cruise offering aboard Nautica’s Indian Ocean Escapade Cruise departing Jan. 18, 2023, on an 18-day voyage from Capetown to Mumbai; as well as on the Far East Interlude Cruise departing Feb. 5, 2023, on a 14-day voyage from Mumbai to Bangkok.
The Winelands & Wildlife program combines wine tastings in the Cape Vinelands region paired with the chance to view animals synonymous with Africa. As well as exploring Dutch-influenced towns and country estates throughout the wine region, travelers can visit Aquila, a private game reserve where they can spot the Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and Cape buffalo.
The program is available as a pre-cruise or post-cruise offering aboard Insignia’s Safaris & Global Gems Cruise, departing April 5, 2023, on a 21-day voyage from Cape Town to Dubai. It is also available on the Atlantic Expedition Cruise departing March 4, 2023, on a 32-day voyage from Rio De Janeiro to Cape Town; as well as on Nautica’s South Africa Spotlight departing Jan. 6, 2023, on a 12-day voyage from Capetown to Capetown, and on Indian Ocean Escapade Cruise departing Jan. 18, 2023, on an 18-day voyage from Capetown to Mumbai.
For more information on the Free Land Program tours, visit OceaniaCruises.com.