Enjoy a luxury family cruise onboard the Oceana, one of P&O Cruises’ most sociable and entertainment-packed ships.
One of the world's most famous ships, this is a cruise liner with an impeccable pedigree. As with all P&O cruise liners, the Oceana offers a distinctly British experience, with tasteful interiors and attentive service. Its elegant profile is instantly recognisable – as are the refinements and entertainments on board.
Destinations and Itineraries
All cruises on the Oceana in 2013 depart from and return to the UK, adding an extra attraction for British holidaymakers. In the middle of July a three day cruise takes passengers from Southampton to Guernsey and back. A slightly longer trip takes place the following month with an added stop in Le Havre. Other short breaks include a trip to Corsica via Vigo in Spain, Lisbon in Portugal and returning to Southampton via Guernsey or a seven night cruise through the Norwegian fjords leaving on August 9.Read more
The rest of the time the Oceana sails the warm waters of the Mediterranean or down to the Canary Islands. Tours of the Iberian Peninsula include stops at Lisbon, Gibraltar, Malaga and Casablanca. At the end of December, a four night cruise visits Amsterdam via the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, close to the beautiful city of Bruges - famed as the Venice of the north.
The arrival of 2014 sees the departure of the Oceana from Europe, which spends January on a four week cruise of the Caribbean. Leaving from Southampton, the ship first calls in at Madeira on this side of the Atlantic before head to Barbados, St Lucia, Guadeloupe and St Kitts - eventually the ship returns to Southampton having made a final stop at the Azores. A 14-day tour of the Canary Islands follows before the ship heads back to the Caribbean for another 28 day cruise. The Oceana then stays on this side of the Atlantic repeating cruises around the Canaries, Iberia, Scandinavia or France and the Channel Islands.
Cruise ship and facilities
P&O describe this ocean liner as mid-sized and the ship has 1,008 cabins, 410 of which have balconies and an additional 193 with ocean views. All cabins are medium sized with a thoughtful design to provide plenty of storage space. Each cabin is equipped with a fridge, TV radio and telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and a writing desk. The beds can be reconfigured in each cabin to be two single beds or one king size. Bathrooms on board are compact but have a reasonably sized shower. The ship is also noted for its effective soundproofing.
Throughout the ship there are four swimming pools, five jacuzzis, and a good amount of deck space including a wraparound promenade deck. The extensive use of glass on the upper decks creates a sense of space and light and the four deck atrium lobby guarantees the wow factor when passengers first board the ship.
Sports enthusiasts at sea can take advantage of the ship’s deck tennis and sports court for football, cricket, basketball and volleyball. A golf simulator and practice nets add to the choice of sporting options. The glass walled health spa has a gym and aerobics facilities and at the end of a workout there is also a sauna and steam room to soothe any aching muscles.
Children's facilities on board the Oceana are good. There are fully supervised children's and teens' clubs entertaining youngsters with discos parties, competitions and games. Teenagers can also make full use of an arcade with the latest computer games.
There are plenty of dining options on board the Oceana, including two main dining rooms which have a Sardinian and Tuscan theme. Although they are multi-tiered their design creates an intimate atmosphere. Food presentation and service are all commended. Alternative dining options are less formal and include the Horizon buffet which is open 24 hours, the Riviera Grill and a pizzeria. A taste of the high life can be found in the Magnums champagne bar and in the Cafe Jardin, a bistro which was started by Marco Pierre White, one of the world's best chefs.
The dress code on board is casual and comfortable during the day. In the evenings dress code ranges from smart casual to formal when a black tie is required of gentlemen and a cocktail dress for the ladies. There are two show lounges on board, providing cabaret and musical entertainment. In addition there is a casino and a library. Other facilities include a conference room and a business centre.
It's all polished surfaces and polished service on board the Oceana. It's a refined British experience that suits all ages and is an elegant alternative to the larger cruise offerings available.
Cruising holidays give you the best of both worlds; the finest luxury accommodation to relax combined with thrilling must-see sights. Onboard you will discover several enticing decks, each one with its own unique appeal and facilities. At the heart of the Oceana is the stunning Atrium, which really gives her the wow factor. Oceana has four glittering pools and six whirlpools, in addition to luxury gym and spa facilities. However it’s the social aspect of the Oceana that really sets her apart. There are dozens of bars, pubs, coffee shops and clubs perfect for all ages, and this is one of the main reasons Oceana is such a favourite for family cruise holidays to the Caribbean and beyond.
Accommodation onboard Oceana ranges from the cavernous to the compact with a collection of stunning suites and economic staterooms available. All of the air-conditioned rooms have been created with an eye on the finer details and come with tea and coffee making facilities, ample storage, refrigerator, personal safe and ensuite. The heavenly Balcony Staterooms come with their own private mini-terrace and are the perfect place to enjoy sunset cocktails on romantic cruise holidays.
A gastronomic celebration awaits onboard the Oceana, during your cruise holiday you’ll find something to satisfy every palette. Whether you are looking for elegant fine dining, informal food courts or the latest fusion cuisine from around the world, the Oceana has something for you. During your cruise holiday the Oceana offers the choice of Freedom Dining, which allows you to eat at any time and Club Dining where you eat at the same time and in seats every night. The delicious Marco Pierre White bistro and al fresco grill house are well worth marking out.
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Cheap Cruise Holidays
With great offers on a range of cruises, booking with Cruise Thomas Cook is a must. If you’re keen to set sail check out our 2014 Cruises and Last Minute Cruises – or if you’re planning ahead browse our 2015 Cruises. For those setting sail from the UK there’s a number of cruises from Southampton to choose from.
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