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: Fly UK - Malta
Fly from UK airport to Malta and enjoy a transfer to the port to embark on board P&O Oceana.
Day 3: Piraeus, Greece
Ferries and ships fill the seemingly endless quays in Piraeus, a major port city situated within the Athens urban area. For luxury, view the impressive yachts and cruisers in Zea marina and dine in the restaurants, taverns and bars nearby. Take a stroll to Kastella; at the top of the hill you’ll find picturesque views, beautiful buildings and cultural events taking place at the outdoor theatre, ‘Veakio’. Visit the Museum of Piraeus and discover the rise and fall of the ancient city.
Day 4: Heraklion, Greece
Sitting on Crete's northern coast, the capital city of Heraklion is Greece's fourth-largest city. Located between the districts of Lassithi and Rethymno, Heraklion remains one of the most popular tourist destinations. Discover the Bronze Age ruins at the Palace of Knossos and sail to the deserted island of Dia for a snorkelling trip. Stroll through Agora — the Market Street — for an authentic taste of Crete. Here, you can sample traditional dishes like souvlaki kebabs and sweet baklava pastries.
Day 5: Rhodes, Greece
The Port of Rhodes sits on the northern edge of Rhodes Island — 12 miles off the coast of Turkey. With just a short walk you’ll reach the Citadel of Rhodes and its various boutiques, cafes and souvenir shops. Immerse yourself further in Rhodes’ fascinating history and visit the Palace of the Grand Masters. You can take a short 50-minute taxi ride to Lindos and witness the breathtaking Acropolis of Lindos. There are also an abundance of beaches on Rhodes to chill out and relax.
Day 6: Souda Bay, Greece
A horseshoe of sand and calm water, Souda is a laid-back port with a pretty bay found on Crete's north-west coast. Souda has been an important wartime site for centuries — particularly for the USA during World War II — and the ancient Greeks and Ottomans once even battled on a formerly-fortified island found just across the bay! Head west and you find the Venetian-style town of Chania — or Hania. Explore colourful townhouses, look around museums, visit one of the world's oldest lighthouses, and enjoy the views and sounds of the bay from a terraced cafe on the waterfront.
Day 8: Malta – Fly UK
Disembark in Malta and enjoy a transfer to the airport, for your flight back to the UK.