"Oceania Club" Loyalty Program Expanded

| Monday, 01 Oct. 2012

A suite on the Oceania Marina

Oceania Cruises is the best in the small "upscale" category of cruise lines. This is the category just below "luxury" where the ships are small, the itineraries are destination-focused and the food is far above average, but unlike luxury cruise lines (where the cruise fares are higher) beverages and gratuities are not included in the price of the cruise. Other cruise lines in the same category include Azamara and Windstar cruise lines.

Why do we say Oceania is the best? The line has two brand new state-of-the-art cruise ships, the Marina and the Riviera, which have all the opulence and amenities of luxury cruise ships, including some the most delicious food at sea, but which also maintain the value price structure and port-intensive itineraries of the "upscale" category. The older ships pf Oceania, and of the other cruise lines mentioned above average 12 to 20 years in age. They are nice ships, but are scarce on balcony staterooms, tend to be more crowded in the dining rooms and have fewer entertainment facilities.

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The New "Oceania Club" Perks

Oceania Cruise's current program has just been expanded from five levels to six. The newly added "Blue" level is at the bottom of the list and it gives perks to people who have cruised as few as 25 days with the cruise line. The idea is to get people started with the Oceania Club program sooner. Previously, the first level was the Bronze level which started after 55 days of cruising with the line.

In addition, the more advanced levels; Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond, also have new perks added at every level, with more perks being added the higher you get.

Some the newly added benefits of the program include:

  • Waiving charges for "air deviations," a $300 value (air deviation is when you need to change your air tickets after they have been issued - as with the airlines, there is typically a pretty hefty change fee).
  • A 50% discount on any Internet package
  • A 20% discount on any unlimited shore excursion program
  • A 10% discount on any beverage package
  • A 10% discount on Oceania Logo merchandise.

But those are just the NEW perks that have been added to the program. Existing benefits including the following will continue:

  • Shipboard credit
  • Free Spa treatments
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • An exclusive Oceania Club cocktail party

"As we approach our 10th anniversary in 2013, it seemed the ideal time to redesign our loyalty program significantly enhancing the benefits at each milestone level and adding a new entry level so that guests can start earning rewards faster," said Kunal S. Kamlani, the line's president. "These changes along with both meaningful shipboard credits and complimentary gratuities make our loyalty program truly the best in the industry."

The new program is effective with the first 2013 sailings.

Complete details of the Loyalty Program and eligibility requirements for the Oceania Club are available on the Oceania Cruises website at www.OceaniaCruises.com/OceaniaClub. To further discuss details of the Oceania Club Loyalty Program, guests can call toll-free 800-531-5658.


OCEANIA CLUB LEVELS
Club Members qualify for Oceania Club Level status based on the number of cruise credits earned.

  • Cruises up to 24 days will receive one cruise credit
  • Cruises 25-34 days will receive two cruise credits
  • Cruises 35-44 days will receive three cruise credits
  • Cruises 45-54 days will receive four cruise credits
  • Cruises 55 + will receive five cruise credits


NEW Blue - Cruise Credits 2-4

  • NEW - Blue membership pins
  • NEW - Exclusive Oceania Club cocktail reception
  • NEW - Exclusive Members-Only Offers
  • NEW - Advanced notice on new itineraries
  • NEW - 10% discount on Oceania Cruises logo merchandise


Bronze - Cruise Credits 5-9

  • Bronze membership pins
  • $200 shipboard credit
  • Exclusive Oceania Club cocktail reception
  • Exclusive Members-Only Offers
  • Advanced notice on new itineraries
  • NEW - 20% discount on any single internet package
  • NEW - 10% discount on Oceania Cruises logo merchandise


Silver - Cruise Credits 10-14

  • Silver membership pins
  • $400 shipboard credit
  • Complimentary pre-paid gratuities
  • Exclusive Oceania Club cocktail reception
  • Exclusive Members-Only Offers
  • Advanced notice on new itineraries
  • NEW - 20% discount on any single internet package
  • NEW - 10% discount on the Unlimited Shore Excursion Passport Collection
  • NEW - 10% discount on any beverage package
  • NEW - 10% discount on Oceania Cruises logo merchandise


Gold - Cruise Credits 15-19

  • Gold membership pins
  • $500 shipboard credit
  • Two complimentary Canyon Ranch spa treatments
  • Complimentary pre-paid gratuities
  • Exclusive Oceania Club cocktail reception
  • Exclusive Members-Only Offers
  • Advanced notice on new itineraries
  • NEW - Two Complimentary Air Deviation Waivers (a value of $300)
  • NEW - 20% discount on any single internet package
  • NEW - 10% discount on the Unlimited Shore Excursion Passport Collection
  • NEW - 10% discount on any beverage package
  • NEW - 10% discount on Oceania Cruises logo merchandise


Platinum - Cruise Credits 20-39

  • *FREE CRUISE (certain restrictions apply)
  • Platinum membership pins
  • $600 shipboard credit
  • Two complimentary Canyon Ranch spa treatments
  • Complimentary pre-paid gratuities
  • Exclusive Oceania Club cocktail reception
  • Exclusive Members-Only Offers
  • Advanced notice on new itineraries
  • NEW - Two Complimentary Air Deviation Waivers (a value 0f $300)
  • NEW - 30% discount on any single internet package
  • NEW - 10% discount on the Unlimited Shore Excursion Passport Collection
  • NEW - 10% discount on any beverage package
  • NEW - 10% discount on Oceania Cruises logo merchandise


Diamond - Cruise Credits 40-59

  • *FREE CRUISE (certain restrictions apply)
  • Diamond membership pins
  • NEW - $1000 shipboard credit
  • Two complimentary Canyon Ranch spa treatments
  • Complimentary pre-paid gratuities
  • Exclusive Oceania Club cocktail reception
  • Exclusive Members-Only Offers
  • Advanced notice on new itineraries
  • NEW - Two Complimentary Air Deviation Waivers (a value 0f $300)
  • NEW - 50% discount on any single internet package
  • NEW - 20% discount on the Unlimited Shore Excursion Passport Collection
  • NEW - 10% discount on any beverage package
  • NEW - 10% discount on Oceania Cruises logo merchandise

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