06 Feb How to Get the Best Cruise Deals | Oceania Cruises
The Best and Most Exclusive Cruise Deals
Some people tell you to wait and book your cruise last minute while others say the real bargains come from booking ahead months, and sometimes even years, in advance. In this blog, we’ve listed a few of our insider recommendations and even added some current deals for you to look in to.
Book your cruise early and reserve your ideal cabin. The best cabins sell out right away so it’s important to get them reserved as soon as they become available. School holidays and summer break usually book up early and finding a last-minute deal on these cruises are often times impossible (prices are actually more likely to increase). If you have a picture perfect getaway in mind, chances are you aren’t the only one. Book early and rest easy knowing that most deposits are refundable and if the prices do happen to go down, you can adjust your booking and get the reduced rate, or the difference can be made into an onboard credit. Talk to your agent about early-bird specials and free upgrades.
Circumnavigate the globe on Oceania’s 2020 Around The World Cruise collection and enjoy Business Class Roundtrip Airfare*, Savings of up to 27% and a selection of OLife Choice amenities plus Exclusive Prestige Package*, which includes Free Gratuities, Free US$1,000 Shipboard Credit per stateroom, and much more!
*Subject to availability.
Featured Cruise – Around the World 2021
On this dazzling 180-day adventure departing from Miami discover the profound difference between a once-in-a-lifetime vacation and a life-changing exploration.
Bask in Oceania Cruises’ award-winning comfort to 100 exceptional destinations in 44 fascinating countries with an extraordinary 16 overnight port visits.
Delight in prescient service, applaud The Finest Cuisine at Sea™, indulge in a revitalizing treatment in The Spa and raise a flute of champagne to your good fortune, the promise of a new day of wonders ahead.
Experience your world, your way aboard the acclaimed Insignia, still gleaming from a comprehensive re-mastering that replaced every surface in a symphony of design touches that, just like our 2021 itinerary, reflects a fresh approach to global circumnavigation.
Discover the profound difference between a once-in-a-lifetime vacation and a life-changing exploration. Oceania’s 2021 Around the World in 180 Days (departing from Miami) or 164 Days (departing from Los Angeles) voyages feature countless complimentary amenities that are included with the Exclusive Prestige Package* and the limited-time inclusive OLife Choice amenities. All of this is in addition to their 2 for 1 Cruise Fares and extra touches such as, Free First Class Roundtrip Airfare*, which will ensure that every moment of your voyage is utter perfection. A bonus value up to 64% and much more!
Guests will enjoy the Exclusive Prestige Package* which includes:
- Free Pre-Paid Gratuities a value up to $8,200 (for 180-Day)
- Free Internet
- Free Laundry Services
- Free Exclusive Shoreside Events
- Free Visa Package
- Free Luggage Delivery
- Free 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Stay
- Free Roundtrip Transfers
Pay Over Time
Did you know that your agent can arrange for you to pay off your cruise in installments? This means that after the initial deposit, you can make regular payments prior to the final payment date. Keep in mind that the final payment usually needs to be paid 70 days in advance and while gratuities are sometimes included, they are usually added to your onboard account to be paid at the end of the cruise. Unless otherwise noted, also be sure to budget for spa treatments, alcoholic drinks, photographs, telephone calls, and shore excursions.
For a limited time, enjoy unlimited a la carte shore excursions, plus receive additional savings on Oceania Select and Oceania Exclusive excursions. In addition, you can take advantage of the OLife Choice offer:
Airfare & Internet*
Plus choose one:
FREE – House Beverage Package
FREE – Up to US$800 Shipboard Credit
*Subject to availability.
Transatlantic cruises are from the states to Europe or vice versa and are generally quite the bargain. Because there are more days at sea on a transatlantic cruise, there are fewer ports. This means lower port taxes and an overall lower fare. Many cruise lines reposition their ships at the change of cruising seasons; an example being a European cruise ship heading to the Caribbean for their prime cruising months. This is one of the best ways to get a great deal on a cruise.
From March 1st – 31st, 2019, when you make any new booking you’ll receive the popular Wine Bundle – three bottles of wine that may be enjoyed in any of the restaurants onboard with no corkage fee.
*Valid on new bookings only. This offer can be combined with our Virtuoso amenities but is not combinable with onboard bookings.