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January 16, 2010



MIAMI, January 14, 2010 - Oceania Cruises reported record single day bookings on Wednesday when its new flagship Marina went on sale for the first time exclusively to the line's past guests. Reservations for the day exceeded the line's previous record by 26%. In its booking debut, nearly 50% of Marina's released inventory covering 5 inaugural winter season sailings sold in less than 12 hours. On January 18, reservations for Marina's inaugural season open to the general public.

"The response to Marina's five inaugural sailings has surpassed our greatest expectations," stated Bob Binder, president of Oceania Cruises. "The demand from our loyal past guests underscores the quality and value of the Oceania Cruises brand and is a testament that we are building exactly what our guests want."


Scheduled to debut in January 2011, the 1,258-guest Marina will boast an array of stylish bars and lounges and 10 dining venues - six of which are open-seating gourmet restaurants - including Jacques, the first restaurant at sea for world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pepin. Other highlights include a full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub and fitness center, Bon Appétit Culinary Center, Owner's Suites furnished exclusively in Ralph Lauren Home and a grand stairway custom-crafted by renowned French glass master, Lalique.

For more information or to order a brochure, contact an Oceania Cruise Specialist at Cruising2Paradise.com or call #1-800-738-8837.

About Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises is the world?s only upper-premium cruise line and offers an unrivaled combination of the finest cuisine at sea, elegant accommodations, exceptional personalized service and extraordinary value. Award-winning itineraries visit more than 300 ports in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Americas aboard the luxurious Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and brand new Marina.

About Prestige Cruise Holdings
Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH) is the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Formed in 2007 to manage select assets in Apollo Management's cruise investment portfolio, PCH is led by Chairman and CEO Frank Del Rio, the founder of Oceania Cruises. PCH is the market leader in the upper-premium and luxury segments of the cruise industry with nearly 4,000 berths between the Oceania and Regent brands, a number the company expects will grow to more than 6,500 berths by 2011.


Spacious, Elegant, Glamorous Describe Staterooms and Suites


January 6, 2010 - When she debuts in January 2011, Oceania Cruises' new Marina will offer elegantly appointed and custom-crafted accommodations that are reminiscent of a luxurious private estate. The ship's 629 staterooms and suites - among the most spacious at sea - are destined to set new cruise industry standards.

Standard veranda staterooms on Marina are 282 square feet - the largest standard veranda staterooms in the cruise industry. Both Veranda- and Concierge-level accommodations feature a sitting area and private teak balcony furnished with a chaise lounge, armchair and occasional table.

"Marina is the first-ever vessel purpose-built for the upper-premium segment of the leisure market," stated Bob Binder, Oceania Cruises' president. "She is also the first ship we have designed from scratch to deliver the award-winning Oceania Cruises Experience."


Savor the Suite Life
Penthouse Suites measure an industry-leading 420 square feet with living/dining room separate from the sleeping area, walk-in closet and bathrooms with a double vanity.

Oceania Suites, a new category of accommodations for Oceania Cruises, are 1,030 square feet of luxurious living area. The layout is comprised of a large living and dining area, media room and separate bedroom. As a highlight, a large veranda features a hot tub.

Vista Suites range in size from 1,200 to 1,500 square feet and offer the same features as Oceania Suites but with the added benefit of floor-to-ceiling windows affording sweeping views over the ship?s bow.

Owner's Suites offer 2,000+ square feet of palatial luxury. Unlike any luxury suites at sea, Marina is the first ship to offer suites completely appointed from furniture and fabrics to lighting and bedding using the acclaimed Ralph Lauren Home collection. New York-based Tocar, Inc. penned a design that exudes a rich, clubby and refined sophistication.

In addition to the standard stateroom amenities, suite guests enjoy the added luxury of Champagne upon arrival, 1,000-thread-count linens, 42" plasma TV, Hermes and Clarins bath amenities, butler service, and en-suite delivery from any of the ship's restaurants.

Guests Influence Design
Binder, along with Oceania Cruises Founder Frank Del Rio, chairman and CEO of parent company Prestige Cruise Holdings, sought counsel and direction from past guests and travel agents prior to approving the final design of accommodations. The pair escorted the select group to the Italian shipyard to view full-scale mock-ups of staterooms and suites. There, they had the opportunity to see the layout, sit on the furniture, feel the bed linens, even walk into the stall shower. Suitcases full of clothes were on hand so guests could test whether storage space was sufficient.

According to Del Rio, "The staterooms and suites were universally described as glamorous. Our guests said 'wow' the moment they opened the door." Upon entering they were awed by the upholstered floor-to-ceiling headboard, which serves as a dramatic backdrop for the line's exclusive Tranquility Beds.

Other stateroom amenities include a flat-panel TV, lap-top computer with wireless access, refrigerated mini bar, security safe, writing desk, plush terry robes, bed slippers, and marble and granite bathroom.

Standard bathrooms on Marina are the largest of any vessel in its class. In fact, Del Rio was resolute that each should have a tub and shower, an industry first among upper-premium cruise ships. Moreover, he tasked the design team to fabricate an oversized vanity with drawers so toiletries can be hidden from view.

Casual Elegance Meets High Style
Oceania Cruises' new Marina has been purposefully designed to carry 1,258 guests to the world's most alluring ports in elegance and style. Rich woods, marble and granite, fine wool carpets and lustrous leathers adorn public rooms. Facilities include 10 dining venues - six of which are open-seating gourmet restaurants, an array of bars and lounges, a full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub and fitness center, swimming pool and hot tubs.

Reservations are scheduled to open in the coming weeks. For more information or to order a brochure, contact an Oceania Cruise Specialist at Cruising2Paradise.com or call #1-800-738-8837.

Oceania Cruises Specials . . .

14 Day Trans-Atlantic Cruise on Regatta November 13, 2010 From $1834 US!

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12 Day Mediterranean Cruise on Nautica October 30, 2010 From $2747 US!

12 Day Southern Caribbean Cruise on Regatta December 21, 2010 From $2799 US Plus Pre-Paid Gratuities!

Posted by Denise at January 16, 2010 01:02 PM

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