Discover the world with Oceania Vista. Credit: Oceania Cruises

Sail around the world on Oceania Cruises’ newest ship

Author: Daniel Edward

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Visiting 100 unique destinations in 180 days, Oceania Cruises’ newest ship, Vista, has an eye-catching itinerary on the way

Oceania Cruises has an exciting 180-day Around-the-World cruise planned for their newest ship, Vista. Setting sail from Miami on January 6, 2026, Vista will visit 101 ports across six continents on a magnificent round-trip voyage.

The itinerary includes 81 UNESCO World Heritage sites and offers three embarkment options, including a full 180-day Around-the-World cruise and two other embarkment options for extra flexibility.

If 180 days aren’t quite enough, then step aboard in Los Angeles for an additional 17 days on December 20, 2026, this extended version of the voyage includes a Panama Canal transit. Or for a slightly shorter option, join the voyage on March 7, 2026, for the ‘Global Wanderlust’ leg from San Diego.

As expected from Oceania Cruises, an incredible benefits package is available for those who book the 180-day world cruise. This package includes free first-class roundtrip airfare and transfers, as well as a variety of amenities with the Exclusive Prestige Package.

These amenities include free laundry services, a free visa package, free Internet, free pre-paid gratuities, and free luggage delivery. Additionally, there are inclusive simply MORE™ amenities, such as a generous shore excursion credit of $8,800 per stateroom and a comprehensive beverage package available during lunch and dinner.

Enjoy gourmet food prepared by world-renowned Master Chefs. Credit: Oceania Cruises

Half a year of gourmet food? Yes, please

 Without a doubt, 2026 is going to be a fabulous year of food onboard Vista. Oceania Cruises’ exquisitely crafted cuisine is curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin, with resident Master Chefs Eric Barale and Alexis Quaretti.

One of the standout treats of a voyage of this scale is the ability to connect with so many diverse destinations, and a series of unique pop-up events throughout the voyage will showcase the essence of the cuisine in each region.

And the range of dining venues is magnificently varied. Vista features 11 onboard culinary venues including the lines’ newest additions: Aquamar Kitchen, offering an array of wellness-inspired dishes with a hint of indulgence; The Bakery at Baristas, serving tempting freshly baked pastries; and new signature restaurant, Ember. At 791 feet (241 meters) long and more than 667,000 tons, Vistaoffers a market-leading staffing ratio with two crew members for every three guests.

Other restaurants onboard include Polo Grill for the best steak, Toscana for some dreamy Italian dishes, and Waves Grill for that relaxed lunch or refreshing ice cream, with flavours by Humphry Slocombe.

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 Exciting new enrichment programming

Oceania Cruises is known for it’s great food, so it’s no surprise that the line’s ‘Culinary Center’ plays a central role in the onboard programme. 

Celebrate the world’s cultures by connecting through the cuisine. Expert-led, hands-on workshops enable you to build new skills while cultivating an enhanced appreciation for the authentic flavours of the world.

And, even better, this enrichment continues into your time ashore, with Culinary Discovery Tours making an appearance on a world cruise for the very first time.

Creativity abounds in the Artist Loft – a dedicated studio space where artists-in-residence facilitate your creativity and help you create a portfolio of personal masterpieces to remember the voyage by.

And, in addition to practical workshops, Vista’s line-up of guest speakers – all notably accomplished in their fields – and the brand-new LYNC Digital Center, for Technology and Photography enrichment, promise opportunities for personal development throughout the 6-month sailing.

Around the world in (a hundred and) eighty days

 Vista’s half-year voyage ties together several world favourites along with an enticing number of boutique ports, that only smaller-sized ships have access to.

You’ll head south from Miami towards South America. Highlights in South America include Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil, followed by Buenos Aires in Argentina. Round the tip of the continent at Ushuaia, the west coast offers lesser-known ports such as Puerto Montt and Iquique.

The Mexican Riviera beckons on the way north to San Diego, where some additional guests will join the voyage for the 120-day option. And then it’s a relaxing crossing out to Hawaii before dipping south to French Polynesia for the paradise islands of Moorea and Bora Bora, among others.

Relax in Vista's Grand Lounge. Credit: Oceania Cruises

You’ll cross both the international date line and equator in the Pacific before taking a journey up the east coast of Australia. Then you will travel through Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand to kickstart the Asian chapter of your journey.

With ports in India, Sri Lanka, and the UAE included in the voyage, you’ll witness the dramatic variety of cultures and traditions across the continent. And then – through the Suez Canal – you’ll emerge into the warm embrace of the Mediterranean Sea.

A moment at home awaits, as Vista calls in Southampton, Belfast, and Glasgow before venturing into the North Atlantic for a multi-port tour of Iceland. Your return to North America starts with a day in Halifax – Canada’s historic immigration port city – with further visits to New York and Charleston, ahead of disembarking in Miami.

With special offer fares currently available for a limited time, now is the ideal opportunity to secure yourself the voyage of a lifetime.

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