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Oceania Cruises New, Creative, All-Inclusive Approach (The Oceania-fication of Regent Seven Seas Cruise Line – Another Chapter)

In 2008 I saw a trend starting just after Apollo Management purchased both Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises and put them under the Prestige Cruise Holdings umbrella.  I called it the “Oceania-fication of Regent Seven Seas Cruises”.  And, over the past few years, I have written about how things have continued to impress

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Oceania Marina – A Great Addition, But It Is NOT Luxury

As many of you know I have withheld my opinion of the new Oceania Marina until she is truly operating under normal day-to-day conditions. There is no question that master marketer, Frank Del Rio, knows how to put on a show and to create buzz. That is not only because of his talents, but because

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Oceania Marina and S.S. United States – Evolution and Moving On

Two very interesting things happened this past week that most people probably didn’t know about, no less make a connection between:  The arrival in the United States of the Oceania Marina cruise ship and the sale of the S.S. United States oceanliner. I handled the negotiation and sale of the S.S. United States to Norwegian

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Oceania Cruises to Acquire Regent Seven Seas Cruises: A Theory?

I am fascinated by the interrelationship between Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises and I have come to the conclusion that eventually Oceania is going to take over Regent Seven Seas’ ships and Regent will no longer to exist. On January 10, 2010 I wrote an article: Hello Oceania Marina…and, Quite Possibly: Bon Voyage,

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Oceania Cruises Ups Its Game: Pillars of Distinction Part II

Yesterday I attending a meeting/seminar with Oceania Cruises regarding upcoming changes to its product and for some new information on its newest ship, Marina, which will be delivered in January 2011. Overall, as Celebrity has done, Oceania is introducing some new concepts (at least new to Oceania) on its newest ship and then, over time, will

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Oceania Marina Has Very Successful Sea Trials

On Friday through Sunday the Oceania Marina was taken out for a spin; ‘er uh, her sea trials.  Reports are she performed admirably maintaining a 22 knot speed and engaging in all the maneuvers required without issue (such as completing time trials, emergency maneuvers, tight 360 degree turns, etc.)  Oceania has highlighted that she seems

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