Posted July 10th, 2012, 09:08 PM
Last edited by Travelcat2; July 10th, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Azamara and Oceania are premium rather than luxury cruise lines. For comparison purposes, I would ask this question on both the Azamara and Oceania boards. Also suggest that you check out reviews of both cruise lines. Both Azamara and Oceania have wonderful reputations.
After making those comparisons, compare them to Regent (a luxury all-inclusive cruise line). Take the cost of sailing on Azamara/Oceania and deduct the cost of tips, alcohol, most excursions and, if applicable, air fare since Regent includes all of these items. Regent also has considerably larger suites. For the same or slightly higher cost, you can be on a true luxury cruise line. It is certainly worth checking out.
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Total nights: Regent = 351 / Silversea = 36 / Oceania = 26 (2 Explorer, 2 Voyager and 1 Mariner sailing upcoming)
Sailings per ship: Explorer (3), Voyager (11), Mariner (9), Navigator (3), PG (1), Silver Spirit (1), Silver Whisper (1), Silver Shadow (1), Oceania Riviera (2)
Itineraries Sailed: Alaska (2 sailings) / Baltics / Barcelona – Dubai / Barcelona - Miami / Cape Town – Rio (2 sailings) / Cape Town - Cape Town / E. & W. Caribbean (4 sailings) / CHRISTENING CRUISE - Explorer - Monte Carlo-Monte Carlo / Ft. Lauderdale – Lima / Istanbul-Istanbul / Istanbul-Venice / London-Monte Carlo / Miami – Barcelona / Miami-Miami (Amazon) / Mumbai – Bali / New York-Southampton / Rome to Lisbon / Singapore to Sydney / Stockholm - Copenhagen / Tahiti / Venice-Rome / Vancouver-Tokyo