OCEANIA CRUISES OFFERS FREE LAND PROGRAMS ON FEATURED 2023 ITINERARIES
MIAMI, Oct. 3, 2022
Save Up to $4,600 Per Person on Included Pre- and Post-Cruise Programs to World Famous Cities Like Tokyo and Singapore Plus UNESCO Sites Including Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat and Nazca Lines
MIAMI, Oct. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- For a limited time, Oceania Cruises, the world's leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, invites guests on select 2023 voyages to delve deeper into the world's most exotic destinations and treasured wonders with its Free Land Program. Available on 15 featured sailings reaching Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and more, guests who book by January 8, 2023, can choose an immersive pre- or post-cruise add-on to coveted places like Cape Winelands, Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, the Blue Mountains, Nazca Lines and more, a savings of up to $4,600 per person.
"Each of our land programs delve deep into the rich history, culture, nature and architecture of these destinations," said Howard Sherman, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises. "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."
Please see Free Land Tour offerings below. Each tour offering has limited capacity and are each subject to availability.
ANCIENT INCAS & PRISTINE PARACAS
1 Night | Overland in Lima (Callao), Peru
View ancient Peruvian wonders by flying over the enormous drawings that the pre-Columbian Nazca people created in the desert and by meandering through the 15th-century ruins of the coastal community Tambo Colorado. The latter is notable for being the only example of an Incan settlement constructed entirely of adobe and compacted soil known as rammed earth. Wildlife is the draw of both the Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve, a desert landscape along the sea. Humboldt penguins, sea lions and bright-pink flamingos are commonly seen there.
The 'Ancient Incas & Pristine Paracas' program is available as part of Oceania's Free Land Tour Program as an overland excursion aboard the Insignia's Pacific Panorama Cruise departing January 15, 2023, 24 day voyage from San Francisco to Santiago De Chile.
CHILEAN WONDERS & WINE
3 Nights | Post-Cruise Santiago de Chile, Chile
Savor characteristic Chilean wines and drink in the country's wondrous natural beauty. The foothills on the outskirts of Santiago contribute to an inland terroir that produces enviable wines, as a tasting at Viña Santa Rita confirms. With the towering Andes as a backdrop, the sky-high ski resort Portillo offers spectacular views. The watershed Battle of Chacabuco was fought nearby, leading to Chile's independence. Colonial architecture clings to the steep hills of Valparaiso, a lovely seaport that earned a UNESCO World Heritage designation for its 19th-century urban landscape.
The 'Chilean Wonders & Wine' program is available as part of Oceania's Free Land Tour Program as a post-cruise offering aboard Insignia's Pacific Panorama Cruise departing January 15, 2023, 24 day voyage from San Francisco to Santiago De Chile.
WINELANDS & WILDLIFE
3 Nights | Pre- or Post-Cruise Cape Town, South Africa
Enjoy inspired wine tastings in the epicenter of the esteemed Cape Winelands, paired with opportunities to view animals synonymous with Africa. Dutch-influenced towns and country estates dot the fertile wine region, ensuring an experience that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate. Not far away lies Aquila, a private game reserve where you may spot the Big Five -- lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and Cape buffalo. Look for other species at the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve and penguins at Boulders Beach.
The 'Winelands & Wildlife' program is available as part of Oceania's Free Land Tour Program as a pre-cruise or post-cruise offering aboard Insignia's Safaris & Global Gems Cruise, departing April 5, 2023, 21 day voyage, Cape Town to Dubai. and Atlantic Expedition Cruise departing March 4, 2023, 32 day voyage Rio De Janeiro to Cape Town. It is also offered as part of the program on board Nautica's South Africa Spotlight departing January 6, 2023, 12 day voyage from Capetown to Capetown, and Indian Ocean Escapade Cruise departing January 18, 2023, 18 day voyage from Capetown to Mumbai.
INDIA'S CROWN JEWEL
3 Nights | Pre- or Post-Cruise Mumbai, India
Although watching a radiant sunrise and sunset at the Taj Mahal may well be the highlight of this exploration, it is by no means the only attraction that will leave an indelible impression. The time between these two spectacles can be spent at the UNESCO World Heritage site Agra Fort or at 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. Delhi also delights through architecture such as the triumphant arch India Gate.
The 'India's Crown Jewel' program is available as part of Oceania's Free Land Tour Program as an pre-cruise or post-cruise offering aboard Nautica's Indian Ocean Escapade Cruise departing January 18, 2023, 18 day voyage from Capetown to Mumbai and Far East Interlude Cruise departing February 5, 2023, 14 day voyage from Mumbai to Bangkok.
3 Nights | Pre- or Post-Cruise Bangkok, Thailand
Meandering through the ruins of the Angkor Archaeological Park is mesmerizing as it transports you back to the heyday of the Khmer empire. Not to be outdone by the dozens of Hindu-Buddhist temples at renowned Angkor Wat, the 12th-century temple complex at Angkor Thom stuns in its own way. Its Terrace of the Elephants and huge stone faces only touch upon the curiosities. A look at contemporary life in a craft school for underprivileged children and in a thriving marketplace add cultural context to the experience.
The 'Angkor Wat' program is available as part of Oceania's Free Land Tour Program as an pre-cruise or post-cruise offering aboard Nautica's Far East Interlude Cruise departing February 5, 2023, 14 day voyage from Mumbai to Bangkok, and Fortunes Of The East Cruise departing February 19, 2023, 10 day voyage from Bangkok to Singapore.
3 Nights | Pre- or Post-CruiseSingapore, Singapore
Prepare to be captivated by the wonders of Singapore, a city state that rapidly transitioned from a British trading post into an ultra-modern destination. Its multicultural past comes to life in the traditional temples and synagogues on Waterloo Street and in Chinatown's bewitching maze of narrow roads. Cruising the Singapore River presents yet another perspective of the metropolis while sustainably powered Gardens by the Bay celebrates the bullish future. What better wrap-up than toasting the experience with a Singapore Sling in the legendary Raffles Hotel.
The 'Explore Singapore' program is available as part of Oceania's Free Land Tour Program as a pre-cruise or post-cruise offering aboard Nautica's Fortunes Of The East Cruise departing February 19, 2023, 10 day voyage from Bangkok to Singapore, East Asia Enclaves Cruise departing March 1, 2023, 10 day voyage Singapore to Hong Kong, Highlights Of The East Cruise departing April 22, 2023, 18 day voyage Tokyo to Singapore. It is also offered as part of the Free Land Program on Insignia's Far East Legends departing April 26 , 2023, 22 day voyage Dubai to Singapore and Southeast Asia Array Cruise departing May 18, 2023, 15 day voyage Singapore to Hong Kong.
THE JEWELS OF HONG KONG
3 Nights | Pre- or Post-Cruise Hong Kong, China