Hays Cruise Extras
  • Receive up to £500 onboard spending money per cabin
  • Includes all private overseas transfers
Why book…
  • Try scuba diving and experience the outstanding reefs, caves and wrecks in Malta
  • Explore the charming Old Town and the elegant churches of Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Why not try a gondola ride through the beautiful canals of Venice
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
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.

Food
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.

Drink
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.

Entertainment
Oceana offers an electric 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: UK to Malta
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Malta and take your private transfer to the 4* Ramla Bay Resort^ for a seven-night stay.
Day 2-7: Malta
Malta is a remotely small country situated in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coastline. The country has a laid-back atmosphere and 7000 years of history; there's unique historical sightings in every corner. The unique prehistoric temples at a main attraction here; the UNESCO-designated Hypogeum temple ruins is a top archaeological beauty spot due to it being the world's only underground prehistoric temple. A trip to the capital of Valletta will be a lively and bustling delight; sip on a cocktail down at the waterfront, take part in a seasonal event such as the Valletta Baroque Festival, or gaze at the spectacular Caravaggios at St John's Co-Cathedral. With the year-round sun, the beaches across Malta are iconic; the waters are turquoise and the landscape tends to be dramatic and rocky making for picturesque viewings.
Day 8: Valletta, Malta
Check-out of your hotel and take your private transfer to the port to board P&O Oceana for your cruise to Croatia & Greece.
Day 9: At Sea
Day 10: Zadar, Croatia
Today you explore Croatia's Zadar — found on the Dalmatian Coast lining the Adriatic Sea. Zadar has a beautiful old town district filled with Roman ruins and century-old churches, including the 12th-century St. Anastasia's Cathedral and the Byzantine-style Donatus Church. Visit the Museum of Ancient Glass and the Roman Forum, before enjoying a cold beer or a coffee from a cafe at the lively People's Square. This historic port also features a selection of modern landmarks including Sun Salutation — an enchanting light show that plays from sunset to sunrise — and Sea Organ, which is a system of pipes and whistles found underwater that play music as the sea pushes air through it.
Day 11: Venice, Italy
Explore beautiful Venice on Italy's north-east coast. This city built on water is a popular tourist destination due to its gondola rides, delicious cuisine and stunning Gothic architecture. A maze of winding canals, you can sail up the Grand Canal to visit the stunning Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco. See works of arts from Bellini and Titian at Gallerie dell Accademia, then head to Scuola Grande di San Rocco to see the intricate and captivating way Tintoretto depicts Old and New Testament scenes. Many canal-side bars host live music that you can enjoy as you dine on fresh seafood dishes and prosecco. Make sure to try Venetian cicheti — similar to tapas — which include dishes such as soft salami and smoked swordfish.
Day 12: Sibenik, Croatia
Nestled on the mouth of Krka River, the picturesque town of Sibenik is the gateway to the Kornati islands. Visit the awe-inspiring Cathedral of St James, a triple-knave basilica with three apses and a 32-metre high dome. Head to the majestic St Michael's Fortress on the hillside overlooking Sibenik Bay and enjoy the open-air theatre. Discover the town’s rich history and collection of artefacts at Šibenik City Museum or stop by the white-washed St Francis' Church and Monastery. Alternatively, spend an afternoon exploring the tropical fish and marine life at Aquarium Terrarium Šibenik.
Day 13: Dubrovnik, Croatia
The Croatian city of Dubrovnik sits on the country's southern coast on the Adriatic Sea. Explore the city centre — an UNESCO World Heritage site — with its 17th-century Cathedral of the Assumption and Rector's Palace, before walking around the ancient city walls. Admire the views as you ride the cable car to Mt Srd or visit one of the city's museums. Relax in the sunshine on Banje Beach; enjoy a boat trip to the nearby islands of Lokrum and Elafati; and view the city from the water on a kayaking trip or take a snorkelling tour.
Day 14: At Sea
Day 15: Valletta, Malta to UK
Disembark and take a private transfer to Malta airport for your flight back to the UK.
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October 2018 - 14 Nights - Flying from Selected UK airports to Malta
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