Oceana was launched in 2000 and received a makeover in 2012. This family-friendly ship is a firm favourite with guests who adore her casual, relaxed atmosphere and inimitable style. From the moment you step on board, you'll be amazed by the atrium with its palm trees and glass-fronted lifts. There is also an array of restaurants, ten bars and lounges, modern sports and leisure facilities, and chic staterooms to make each cruise enjoyable.
Days at sea are the perfect time to explore. Discover four pools and six whirlpools, a sports court with basketball hoops and a golf driving range. The rejuvenating Oasis Spa offers pampering hot stone massages or you can treat yourself to a new hair-style in Oasis Salon. Lose yourself in a book at the library, get active with a session at the gym, or indulge in retail therapy at the Emporium, Bond Street and Regent Street shops.
Cruises on Oceana offer fantastic luxury and style.
Oceana is a food lover’s favourite. The ship has two main dining rooms - Adriatic Restaurant offers traditional club dining with early or late sittings, while Ligurian Restaurant provides the same menu but more flexible dining times. For something a bit different, Café Jardin has an evening menu created by Marco Pierre White, with Italian sharing dishes and a Mediterranean wine selection. Café Jardin also offers a pre-ordered children's menu between 17:15 and 17:45 daily.
Horizon Grill is located by the pools, where you can grab yourself a range of gourmet snacks during the day and, in the evening, dine more intimately under the stars. For a more casual affair, head to The Plaza for a dedicated buffet restaurant serving a wide variety of dishes from around the world. The open-air Beach House looks across the pools and serves burgers, hot dogs and jacket potatoes by day, and tasty seafood and steak dishes by night. For ice cream lovers, there is Sundaes — the dedicated ice cream bar.
Riviera Bar is the place to socialise both day and night, combining refreshing poolside drinks with pre-dinner cocktails and relaxing music. Enjoy some downtime with a speciality coffee at Explorers Bar or unwind with drinks and a twirl around the dance floor at Tiffany's. Magnums Champagne Bar serves champagne by the glass or bottle. For that traditional 'English pub' feel, Yacht and Compass Bar offers a wide range of beers and ales, pub quizzes and live bands each evening. Winners' sports bar sits next to Monte Carlo Casino and is the perfect spot for a celebratory cocktail.
Oceana offers an eclectic mix of entertainment after dinner. Footlights Theatre hosts two performances a night with West End inspired shows, cabaret acts and spectacular dance numbers on stage. Afterwards follow the crowds to Starlight's Show Lounge for dancing and live music. Risk a few pennies at the slot machines and blackjack tables at Monte Carlo Casino or head to Le Club to dance and party until the early hours.
Day 1: Southampton, UK
Arrive in Southampton and embark on board Oceana.
Day 5: Cadiz, Spain
The ancient port city of Cadiz lies on a peninsula on Spain's south-west coast. From its bustling harbour to its Moorish-style old town, Cadiz is awash with things to see and do. Explore Museo de Cadiz and Museo de las Cortes de Cadiz, or visit the cathedral to see more of the city from its Toree de Poniente. Soak up the sunshine on Playa de Caleta beach and escape to Parque Genoves. Relax with a plate of fried fish on Plaza de Flores, before shopping in the adjacent Mercado Central de Abastos. Venture further afield and experience flamenco and fiestas in the tree-lined streets of Seville or uncover the art of sherry making in Jerez.
Day 8: Malta, Europe
The island of Malta is situated in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coastline. The country has a laid-back atmosphere and 7000 years of history; you’ll find unique historical sightings around every corner. Visit the UNESCO-designated Hal Saflieni Hypogeum subterranean ruins, the world's only underground pre-historic temple. Take a trip to the lively capital of Valletta and sip cocktails down at the waterfront, gaze at the spectacular Caravaggios at St John's Co-Cathedral, and explore the impressive Grand Master's Palace. Pay a visit to the medieval hilltop town of Mdina and the neighbouring town of Rabat. Popeye Village at Mellieha is an entertaining place to spend fun times with the family, while The Blue Lagoon and the Blue Grotto are must-see sights too.
Day 11: Suez Canal transit
Cruise through the Suez Canal - one of the world's most impressive man-made waterways. Stretching over 101miles, the surreal surroundings may give the impression that you are sailing through the heart of the desert itself. The Canal crosses the Isthmus of Suez, dividing the Mediterranean from the Red Sea, and is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. Enjoy a stroll along the Corniche and gaze in awe at the huge ships on their way to the other side of the world.
Day 17: Salalah, Oman
Salalah is the capital of Dhofar province in southern Oman. This fascinating are is famed for its Arabian Sea beaches, sea life filled waters, banana plantations, and the Khareef annual monsoon. The impressive Sultan Qaboos Mosque in the centre of the city draws the crowds each day. Pay a visit to Al Baleed Archaeological Park to explore the city's maritime heritage at Museum of the Frankincense Land and also the city wall, citadel and Grand Mosque. Shop for local handicrafts at Al Husn Souq or spend time admiring the sculptured cliffs and blow holes at scenic Mughsayl beach. Dinosaur Village Salalah is a must-visit if you’re travelling with children.
Day 19: Muscat, Oman
Muscat, unlike a lot of her Arabian cousins, has managed to retain a scene of authenticity to the old ways. Where her more notable cousins have arrived into the 21st century with a skyline dominated by skyscrapers, shopping malls and hotels, Muscat has retained a lot more of her traditions and values of old. It is this aspect that allows her to captivate guests time and time again. Sail into the preserved historical waterfront and experience the traditional architecture of this calming seascape, hike through the terracotta coloured mountains or even visit the old town and discover the traditional souk and spice markets.
Day 20 - 21: Dubai, UAE
Disembark in Dubai, and make your way to the airport for your flight back to the UK.