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Oceania Cruises Announce Exotic Explorations In Asia With Newly Re-Inspired Riviera
Oceania Cruises will send the freshly refurbished Oceania Riviera to Asia in the 2023-24 sailing season. Luxury, Cuisine and Cultural Immersion Star in Expanded Asia and South Pacific Season
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Oceania Cruises re-inspired Riviera will sail in Asia for the first time in 2023-2024 season, giving guests an opportunity to experience the brand’s cultural immersion and culinary excellence.
Riviera’s inaugural season in the region of 25 voyages ranging from 10 to 82 days will explore Arabia, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.
"The decision to move Riviera to Asia was easy; demand for our Exotics collection is very strong with our well-travelled guests longing to visit remote, wondrous destinations for off-the-beaten-path experiences,” said Frank A. Del Rio, president of Oceania Cruises.
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The decision to assign the 1,238-guest Riviera to Asia comes amid "unprecedented" demand there for the 2023-24 season, according to Oceania. The ship will sail through Arabia, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines on 10- to 82-day voyages.
Highlights of the Riviera's itineraries include opportunities to see the Great Wall, Bangkok's Grand Palace, the landscape of Ha Long Bay and the temples and gardens of Kyoto, Japan. Guests can also call in Hong Kong and Tokyo along with smaller ports, like Yangon and the remote island of Ishigaki in Japan.
While the Riviera sails in Asia, the line will expand the reach of the Regatta and the Nautica to offer more sailings in the South Pacific to New Zealand, Australia and French Polynesia.
Riviera has been given a sweeping rejuvenation of all staterooms and suites, while Riviera's public spaces have been elevated with new carpets and leather-covered armchairs.
The Grand Dining Room reflects a renewed sense of grandeur and dining alfresco has been revamped with a new trattoria, featuring an array of wood-fired pizzas.
Riviera will sail 25 voyages offering destination-rich experiences in ports such as Cochin, Yangon, Busan, Phuket and Bangkok.
For the first time in Oceania Cruises' history, Regatta and Nautica offer itineraries across the South Pacific and French Polynesia, with more than 20 voyages highlighting some of the most sought-after ports in the region, including Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Rangiroa and Raiatea.
The Oceania Marina was expected to undergo similar renovations to the Riviera, but that project has been postponed indefinitely, according to the line.
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