It was also an opportunity to receive an update on Oceania’s fleet, including the first Allura Class ship, Vista, to debut on a sold-out voyage from Itay in May.
Agents were also reminded that clients can personalise their cruises with OLife Choice inclusion options – ship board credits, onshore excursions or beverage packages; and of standard inclusions such as 24-hour room service, exercise classes and shuttles to city centres.
Local BDM, Gabby Oliver says a selling feature of Oceania Cruises’ itineraries is the open jaw cruises that give clients an A to B transport option.
‘And there are always new boutique ports of call to keep things interesting – in small ports passengers can explore without the crowds.
‘Overnight stays with evening departures where there is a lot to do ashore give passengers the flexibility to take a tour one day, and free flow the next.’
Olivers suggests a selling point for new-to-cruise clients is the Europe itineraries which have very few sea days. Oceania visits 600 ports globally and is currently seeing 52% new-to-brand guests.
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