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November 25, 2011

OCEANIA CRUISES' 'MARINA' EARNS 5-STAR RATING FROM BERLITZ

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MIAMI, November 16, 2011 - Oceania Cruises' Marina has been named one of the top 10 mid-size ships in the world in the 2012 Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. With a total score of more than 1,700 points, which translates to a 5-star rating, Marina has joined an elite group of vessels that belong to the Berlitz "Five-Star Club," representing the highest rated ships in the world.

"We are honored that Marina has been recognized in the 2012 Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships," said Kunal S. Kamlani, the line's president. "We continue to raise the bar and redefine the upper-premium cruise category and Berlitz' rigorous rating system demonstrates that we are succeeding."

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Marina set cruise industry standards with elegantly appointed lounges and restaurants and verandah staterooms that are the largest at sea. Designed for epicureans, the ship features a total of 10 dining venues, six of which are open-seating gourmet restaurants; all at no additional charge. Riviera, a sister ship, will debut in April 2012.

"It is really good to see a new entry into the Berlitz 'Five-Star Club' due to Oceania Cruises' major investment and focus on the finely detailed furnishings aboard this new mid-sized ship, combined with the highest regard for and attention to the dining and culinary aspects of the cruise experience," said Douglas Ward, author of the prestigious guidebook.

For more information, contact a Cruise Specialist at Cruising2Europe.com #1-800-738-8837.

About Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises® offers unrivaled cuisine, luxurious accommodations, exceptional personalized service and extraordinary value. Award-winning itineraries visit more than 330 ports in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Americas aboard the 684-guest Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. The 1,250-guest Marina joined the fleet in January 2011 and will be followed by Riviera ? a sister ship ? in April 2012.

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 5,200 berths between the Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, a number the company expects will grow to approximately 6,500 berths by 2012.

Berlitz 2012 Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships
When it comes to life on the ocean waves, Douglas Ward is the world's top authority on cruising and cruise ships, with more than 45 years of experience. He continues to spend up to 200 days a year aboard cruise ships, inspecting and evaluating their facilities. The cruise industry consists of more than 70 ocean-going cruise ship operators carrying over 21 million passengers a year. Although the choice can be almost over-whelming, the Berlitz 2012 Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships will help readers identify the X-factor ? that special quality that makes a ship stand out for them. Fully updated and revised and now in its 27th year, the Guide (688 pages, $24.99) is available from all good bookstores. The Berlitz Cruise Ships 2012 App will also be available during October.

Posted by Denise at November 25, 2011 10:10 AM
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