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: UK – Valletta, Malta
Fly from your selected UK airport to Malta and embark on board Oceana.
Day 3: Athens, Greece
Athens — Greece's capital city — was the birthplace of democracy and western civilisation. The city features numerous 5th-century landmarks including the former temple of Parthenon and the Acropolis, an ancient citadel that sits on a hilltop overlooking the Plaka district. The historic Plaka neighbourhood is one of the oldest in the world and features winding streets lined with family-run bars and restaurants.
Day 4: Nafplio, Greece
The town of Nafplio boasts beautiful views. Find neo-classical mansions and grand churches in its car-free old town. Stroll along the narrow cobbled alleys and admire the 18th century Palamidi Fortress as well as the well preserved mansions and Turkish fountains. Visit the Syntagma Square in the heart of the city where you'll find impressive historical buildings and monuments.
Day 5: Katakolon, Greece
The sleepy fishing port of Katakolon sits on the west coast of the Peloponnese, close to Pyrgos. The port is gateway to one of Greece's most famous landmarks - Olympia. Visit the ancient ruins of the Olympic Stadium where the sacred flame is lit each Olympic year. Pay a visit to the remains of the 7th-century BC Temple of Hera and the Temple of Zeus. Admire the classical, Roman and Greek treasures at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Pay a visit to the Mercouri Estate Winery to enjoy a wine tour and taste the wine.
Day 6: Cephalonia, Argostoli
Cephalonia (also known as Kefalonia) is the largest of the seven Ionian Islands in western Greece. The beauty of this island was captured in all its glory in the 2001 film ‘Captain Corelli's Mandolin’ starring Nicholas Cage and Penelope Cruz. Lassi boasts the Makris Gialos and Platis Gialos beaches, while in the south of the island you'll find the golden sandy beaches, clear blue seas, and the ruins of the old Temple of Apollo in Skala. Sample traditional Lamb Kleftiko at a waterfront eatery in the chic fishing village of Fiscardo. Visit the island's capital of Argastoli and explore the Melissani Caves and Korgia Cultural and Historical Museum and see wild Loggerhead Turtles in Argostoli Bay. The Drogarati, Zervati, Kounopetra, and Dragosphilia Caves in Lixouri are well-worth a visit too.
Day 8: Valletta, Malta – UK
Disembark in Valletta and be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.