Oceania Cruises has announced that its 1,250-guest ship Riviera will explore the continents of Africa and Asia at the end of 2024, and into 2025 with three brand new itineraries.
Journeys include a “once-in-a-lifetime” 59-day Grand Voyage which offers guests the opportunity to explore truly off-the-beaten-path ports across Africa and Asia.
Riviera will sail from Barcelona, call at the Canary Islands, before heading down the western coast of Africa with days at sea punctuating ports in Senegal, Gambia, Ghana and an overnight stay in Walvis Bay, Namibia.
At the journey’s most southern point, guests will enjoy an overnight stay in Cape Town before heading up the eastern coast via Madagascar, for an overnight stay in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
The ship will then across to the Seychelles, Maldives, Thailand, Malaysia, before the journey culminates in an overnight stay in Singapore.
Frank A Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises, said:
“These longer, destination-immersive voyages offer curious, well-travelled guests the chance to explore some of the most off-the-beaten-path ports in the world, all from the elegant surroundings of Riviera.
“Sailing from Europe to Asia, via both coasts of Africa, is a true bucket list journey, combining iconic cities and unknown gems, with our incredible onboard service and the best value in luxury cruising, these voyages are hard to resist.
Riviera will explore bucket-list African ports such as Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Walvis Bay and Dar Es Salaam as well as stopping in the iconic Asian ports of Phuket, Penang, Colombo and Malé.
Her new itineraries range from 27 to 59 days, travelling from Europe across Africa and Asia.
Riviera will also take guests to smaller, more niche ports across the globe, stopping at Antsiranana in Madagascar, Hambantota in Sri Lanka, Sao Tome and Lome in Togo.
Travellers will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the natural wonders and local cultures of these destinations with more than 400 shore excursions to choose from.
Riviera’s New Itineraries:
A Tale of Five Seas, 59-day voyage departing on November 14, 2024 from Barcelona, and arriving in Singapore on January 12, 2025.
West African Rhythms, 27-day voyage departing on November 14, 2024, from Barcelona, and arriving in Cape Town on December 11, 2024.
Colonial Crowns, 32-day voyage departing on December 11, 2024 from Cape Town, and arriving in Singapore on January 12, 2025.
For additional information on Oceania Cruises’ small-ship luxury product, visit OceaniaCruises.com, call 0345-505-1920.
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