Oceania Adds Free Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay for 33 Cruises in 2024-2025

The idyllic French Polynesian island of Moorea can be visited on a new Oceania Cruises 2025 voyage. Photo by Oceania Cruises.

We all know that if one is traveling across the globe, just “getting there” takes time. But now arriving for your far-flung cruise might feel a bit smoother if you’re heading out on Oceania Cruises. How so? For new cruise bookings made between April 1, 2024 and May 31, 2024, on 33 select 2024-2025 sailings, Oceania will serve up a free, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay.

(The photo above shows Moorea in the South Pacific. Photo by Oceania Cruises.)

Benefits of a Pre-Cruise Stay

That should help travelers heading to such destinations as Cape Town, South Africa; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Tokyo, Japan; and Bali, Indonesia. They’ll arrive at their embarkation point and get a good night’s sleep. As a result, they’ll feel more refreshed when boarding the ship the next day.

Alternatively, “explore ’til I drop” travelers will have a bit more time to tour the departure destination before sailing. “So, you can choose to rejuvenate before boarding, or instead ‘do it all’ in that embarkation destination,” says Shelby Steudle, president, Pavlus Travel. ” Whichever you prefer, though, Oceania is providing a great pre-cruise inclusion for these select voyages.”

How Does It Work?

This valuable offer is available on 33 destination-immersive sailings. Cruises range from 11 to 35 days. Also, they touch far-flung locations in Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, South America and beyond.

Again, just to be clear:  To qualify for the Oceania promotion, guests must make a “new reservation” for one of these Oceania-designated voyages between April 1, 2024, and May 31, 2024.

“This exclusive, free, pre-cruise hotel stay gives our guests the opportunity to start their journey even more relaxed,” says Frank A. Del Rio, president, Oceania Cruises. Plus, they can “experience some of the world’s great cities in a deeper and more authentic way.”

Examples of Cruises

Bora Bora is one of the most photogenic isles of French Polynesia. Oceania will sail new 2025 summer voyages there. Photo by Oceania Cruises.
(Oceania will offer a free pre-cruise hotel stay on new bookings made starting April 1, 2024, for its June 23, 2025, “Outback & Island Pearls” cruise from Bali to Papeete, Tahiti. Photo by Oceania Cruises.)

Here are a few examples of the sailings for which guests who book soon can secure a free pre-cruise hotel stay. Click on each itinerary link for more information.

November 14, 2024: On the “Astounding Australasia” itinerary from Singapore to Auckland, guests can spend more time pre-cruise meandering through the Gardens by the Bay. So, they might savor a Singapore Sling before setting sail for Jakarta. Regatta will then take guests to Bali, Indonesia; Papua New Guinea; Australia; and finally Auckland, New Zealand. Fares start at $3,699 per person, double occupancy.

January 27, 2025: For new bookings of this “Exotic Atlantic Shores” departure from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town, guests can soak up Brazil’s culture on their complimentary one-night, pre-cruise stay. Boarding Insignia, they’ll then head across the Atlantic Ocean to Namibia and South Africa. Fares start at $4,899 per person, double occupancy.

February 14, 2025: “Tropics of the Far East” will take Oceania’s guests from Tokyo to Singapore. But with a one-night, pre-cruise stay, they can spend an evening enjoying Tokyo’s bustling Ginza District.

Then, the next day, they’ll board Riviera to explore ports of call in Japan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia. The voyage concludes in Singapore. Fares start at $7,699 per person, double occupancy.

Among many other options for those seeking a free pre-cruise hotel night are two other sailings. One is the May 22, 2025 Africa Navigator” voyage from Cape Town to Barcelona. Another is a June 23, 2025Outback & Island Pearls” cruise from Bali to Papeete, Tahiti.

The Meandering Traveler recently outlined new 2025 itineraries in the South Pacific on Oceania. Ask your travel advisor, though, about all the voyages that qualify for the Oceania promotion.

Insignia is one of Oceania's R-class ships. The ship will sail to Eastern Canada in 2024. Photo by Oceania Cruises.
(Insignia is among the line’s vessels sailing 33 voyages in 2024-2025 for which a complimentary, one-night, pre-cruise hotel stay is available for a limited time. Photo by Oceania Cruises.)

A Free Pre-Cruise Night and a Foodie’s Cruise!

“Oceania is famed as a gourmand’s line with exquisite cuisine,” says Pavlus Travel’s Steudle.”Let us help you craft the perfect foodie vacation with an Oceania booking.

“Best of all, right now, if you act quickly, you could receive a value-added perk,” she says, pointing to Oceania’s offer of  a complimentary, pre-cruise hotel night stay for 33 of the line’s 2024 and 2025 cruises.

For additional information on Oceania Cruises’ small-ship luxury product, contact your personal travel planner.

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