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Cruise Line Announces Record-Setting Bookings

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Cruise Hive Weekly News: October 4, 2020

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Oceania Cruises has some good news for the industry with its Labor Day promotion setting a record in its cruise bookings.

Promotions Sets Record for Cruise Line

The luxury cruise line has revealed that its Labor Day upgrade sale set the most successful holiday promotion in its history. It was a new record for Oceania Cruises setting the most amount of bookings.

The company attributed the success of the sale, with almost half of the new reservations coming from new-to-brand guests, to a combination of an exceptional value proposition and strong demand for a cruise product that features immersive destination-rich itineraries, culinary experiences that rival the finest ashore, and the highest levels of personalized service.

Oceania Club members, the line’s repeat guests, comprised slightly more than half of the new reservations with less than five percent of reservations in total utilizing future cruise credits from cancelled voyages.

Bob Binder, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises, said:

“The success of our recent Labor Day upgrade sale underscores the pent-up demand from our loyal repeat guests and incredible appetite from new first-time guests alike”

“We are especially encouraged by increased interest in small-ship luxury travel experiences from aspirational travelers and the continued support of our travel advisor partners.”

The volume of new reservations validated the company’s recent commitment to an enriched and improved eco-system of sales tools and online reservations capabilities for travel partners and the additional investment in digital outreach to consumers and travel advisors.

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With the strong demand for voyages in 2021 and the first half of 2022, the line will be launching its summer 2022 season of itineraries to?Europe,?Alaska,?Bermuda, and?Canada-New England in November, its 2023 Around the World voyage in January, and the balance of winter 2022-23 itineraries in February.

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