Oceania Cruises has announced Vista’s inaugural season for 2023; covering more than 24 countries on four continents, from visits to the ancient ports of Asia and the glittering hills of Hollywood.
Oceania Cruises Unveiled The Exciting Routes Of Its New Vista Vessel In Its Inaugural Season, which spans 18 trips.
The Maiden Voyage gala sets sail from Rome to Barcelona on April 14, 2023, with the ship’s inaugural season now available for sale.
Spain, France, the Italian rivieras, the Greek Islands, the holy lands of Turkey and Israel, colonial America and the Panama Canal are just a few of the places Vista will visit. Plus, overnight stays are included in fascinating locations such as Lisbon, Venice, Istanbul, and New York, meaning guests have the opportunity to dive deeper into these intoxicating cities.
Vista offers 12 dining options, four of which are brand new, and thanks to an impressive crew / guest ratio – two crew for three guests – exceptional service is guaranteed.
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Evenings are filled with opportunities to relax or get up and boogie, with eight bars, lounges and entertainment venues on board.
Oceania Cruises President and CEO Bob Binder commented, “Every aspect of Vista’s inaugural season has been designed to present immersive destination experiences through new and unique perspectives.
“From the heart of iconic cities such as Venice and London to the rarely trodden shores of Stornoway or Kavala, customers will be captivated by the diversity of memories they collect along the way.”
Discover the highlights of Vista’s inaugural journeys with these few selected itineraries!
Maiden voyage – Rome to Barcelona – April 14, 2023 – 12 days
Explore the magnificent monuments of Rome, such as the Colosseum, the ancient Roman Forum and the Spanish Steps. Alternatively, enjoy the serenity that comes with a walk through the rolling farmlands of the Roman countryside and explore the medieval Castelgandolfo.
Discover the classic side of Italy with Sorrento and Capri, where breathtaking panoramas and charming squares await you. Capri makes an ideal base for visiting the ruins of Pompeii and traveling to Naples. Otherwise, stick around and learn how to make the ultimate pizza.
Go back to prehistoric times with your visit to Valletta, Malta. Incredible sites ranging from the temples of the archaeological site of Tarxien to the magnificent medieval walled “silent city” of Mdina allow you to discover a new gem around every corner.
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For memorable architecture and villages, Monte Carlo in Monaco awaits you. The attractive pink Grimaldi Palace welcomes you to Monaco’s old town, with hours to spend wandering the neighborhood, not to mention a visit to the casino!
End your trip with two of Spain’s most iconic destinations, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona. The colorful city of Palma de Mallorca is home to the magnificent Seo Cathedral and Bellver Castle, both of which offer interesting but different styles of architecture.
End in style in Barcelona where you can admire Antoni Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia, as well as its other famous structures like the charming squares of the Old Gothic Quarter, and of course, take some time to relax and enjoy some tapas and a glass of wine.
Venice to Athens – May 20, 2023 – 12 days
Jewel of the Adriatic Sea, Split is your first stopover after leaving iconic Venice.
Split is a UNESCO World Heritage Site is Croatia’s second largest city and is home to countless fascinating relics from the Roman, Greek Colonial and Medieval periods in Croatia’s oldest museum. Experience the outdoors in the green oasis of the Marjan Forest Park and Split Zoo, as well as the many nearby beach huts.
Get the best of both worlds in Bari, Italy, which is divided between the quaint old town on a peninsula to the north and its modern city center to the south. Architectural delights await you, such as the 12th-century Romanesque Church of San Nicola and the impressive Swabian Castle.
Kotor in Montenegro and the bustling Greek island of Mykonos come next, the former offering stunning coastal town scenery, and the latter the perfect place to explore the vibrant nightlife and buzzing atmosphere of the day.
Istanbul is a highlight of the cruise, a cultural hub that features many fascinating sites, such as the magnificent Topkapi Palace and the awe-inspiring Blue Mosque. Explore more of Turkey with a trip to ancient Ephesus and the impressive amphitheater, the Library of Celsus.
Rhodes and Santorini the last ports of call. The walled city of Rhodes is home to the impressive Palace of the Grand Masters and is guaranteed to have enough camera space for the winding white and blue streets of Santorini in the famous hilltop towns of Oia and Fira.
Southampton to Southampton – August 18, 2023 – 12 days
Sailing from Southampton to Edinburgh is the first port of call; the old town offers impressive Georgian and Victorian architecture surrounding the main attraction, Edinburgh Castle.
Appreciate the stark contrast of landscapes on the next exploration of Kirkwall, the island home to many ancient treasures like the Standing Stones of Stenness.
Other destination highlights include Liverpool, famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, which offers unique architecture and unparalleled history; Holyhead, a Welsh country town with the mighty fortress of Caernarfon Castle; before ending up in Portland, Dorset on the beautiful English Riviera.
Montreal to Miami – September 29, 2023 – 15 days
Montreal, a city of vibrant culture, kicks off the journey with a plethora of options for entertainment, museums, culture and history.
Next door is Quebec City, surrounded by ancient granite walls encapsulating the memorable Old Town, offering a glimpse of classic European character.
Marvel at the marvelous landscapes of Sydney, Canada, home to countless monuments from the 18the Century like the colonial house Cossit. St Patrick’s is also a must see as it is the city’s oldest Catholic church and a museum.
Other highlights include New York and Charleston, where you’ll be hard pressed to decide what to see first! New York offers a plethora of museums and cultural landmarks as well as the glamor of Broadway and New York fashion. In contrast to this metropolitan city, Charleston is like a step back in the Old South, with traditional inns and antique shops.
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