Oceania Voluntary Suspension


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Oceania Suspension

Oceania Voluntary Suspension Update: 11/9/2020

We have extended our pause in vessel operations to include Regatta’s scheduled sailings from Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand in January and February 2021.


Impacted Oceania Voyages include the Regatta – January 5, January 19, February 2.

Oceania Voluntary Suspension: 11/2/2020

Due to the ongoing global impact, we are extending our pause in operations to include all voyages from December 1 through December 31, 2020, for Marina, Riviera, Regatta, Nautica, and Sirena. Insignia’s voyage departures through April were previously canceled in August.  

Oceania voluntary suspension

December Voyage Cancellations

  • Marina – December 5, 19
  • Nautica – December 6
  • Regatta – December 1, 17
  • Riviera – December 3, 13, 20
  • Sirena – December 11, 21

If you would like unbiased advice and assistance navigating the Oceania policies or re(booking) your next cruise call 844-483-6669.

Guests currently booked on voyages departures noted above that are paid in full with cash funds (credit card, check, bank wire) will automatically receive a Future Cruise Credit worth 125% of the cruise fare paid.

Future Cruise Credit will be issued automatically and may be applied to any voyage on Oceania Cruises anywhere in the world as long as it’s booked by November 2, 2021, and sails through December 31, 2022.

Any reservation under deposit with cash funds (credit card, check, bank wire) but isn’t paid in full will automatically receive a full (100%) refund of all funds that have been applied to the reservation. Note that refunds can take up to 60 days to be processed.

Oceania Voluntary Suspension: 10/5/2020

As we – and the world – continue to navigate the global impacts of COVID-19, we are extending our pause in operations to include all voyages with embarkation dates from November 1 through November 30, 2020 for Marina, Riviera, Regatta, Nautica and Sirena. Insignia’s November through April voyage departures were cancelled in August. Individual guest and advisor notifications are being issued for all impacted bookings.


Related: Norwegian Cruise Line Updated Suspension

Guests on canceled Oceania sailings sailings will receive a full refund of the money they’ve paid. Refunds will processed within 60 days.

Additionally, Oceania has extended it’s Travelers Assurance Program (TAP) to include bookings made until October 31, 2020 for voyages departing through October 31, 2021. TAP includes a best price guarantee and no penalty cancelations.

Oceania Voluntary Suspension: 8/28/2020

Given the continued global efforts to combat the spread of the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, we are extending our suspension of voyages to include all voyage departures aboard Insignia from November 10, 2020 through April 26, 2021.


Read: Oceania Coronavirus statement

Oceania is a cruise line for those who want to experience destinations in an immersive way, interacting with local culture, traditions, and people. Onboard, the experience is exquisite luxury in every aspect: beautiful staterooms, innovative restaurants, and crew members who meet every one of your needs with a smile.

Their future cruise credit, which you receive if you choose not to ask for a refund, is somewhat confusing with plenty of fine print. The most basic explanation is Oceania will give you 125% of what you paid as cruise fare. if your cruise was paid in full. In the event that your cruise wasn’t paid in full, you’ll receive 100% of what you paid as a credit toward your next cruise. Your future cruise credit must be applied to a booking by September 2, 2021 for a cruise departing by December 31, 2022.

Receiving a refund is an option but the language Oceania uses on their website, in announcements, and presumably at their call center makes it sound as if you’re getting less than what you paid if you choose a refund over future cruise credit. This is not the case at all. If you request a refund, you’ll receive 100% of what you paid. There is a pretty big asterisk attached to the refund, though. You have to request the refund by a specific date depending on the date of when Oceania canceled your cruise.