Oceania Cruises, the world leader in food and destination-focused cruises, welcomed guests across the catwalk for the first time in 524 days. Marina is the first of Oceania Cruises’ ships to resume navigation and is also the very first cruise ship to leave the port of Copenhagen since 2019.
“Today is one of those days we will all remember for a lifetime as we reunite with our families on board and our guests to start exploring the world again,” said Bob Binder, President and CEO of the direction of Oceania Cruises.
All Oceania Cruises trips are made with the requirement that 100 percent of guests and crew be vaccinated, creating what we believe is one of the safest vacation experiences in the world. The line is undertaking a gradual restart with its scientific plan for a healthy return to service that protects our guests, crew and the communities visited.
The strong SailSAFE health and safety program creates multiple layers of protection against Covid-19 and has been developed with the guidance of our team of public health experts and scientists, including the SailSAFE Global Health and Wellness Council and the Healthy Sail Panel . These protocols will be continuously evolved and modified using the best science and technology available.
The first Oceania Cruises guests to board the marina cut a ceremonial red ribbon and are greeted by Captain Luca Manzi, Marina Master and Binder.
Marina’s maiden voyage departs from Copenhagen to ports in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland before ending in Stockholm. Marina will spend the rest of the summer and fall cruising around Western Europe, the Mediterranean and the Greek Islands before heading to Miami where she will arrive on December 1.
Marina is the first ship to resume sailing for Oceania Cruises and will be quickly followed by Riviera, which will resume sailing in the Greek Islands on October 18, 2021, and Miami’s Insignia on December 21, 2021, to kick off the six-month epic. -long trip “Around the world in 180 days”. Sirena resumes sailing in the Caribbean on January 21, 2022, and Regatta will start sailing on February 5, 2022 in Polynesia followed by Nautica in the Mediterranean on April 1, 2022.