‘The 2024 collection launch illustrates tremendous and continued strong demand for cruising in addition to highlighting the increased trend in planning travel farther out, both for past guests and new-to-brand guests,’ Oceania President and CEO Howard Sherman said.
October 2023 to December 2024
On May 4, the company opened sales to the general public for more than 350 voyages ranging from seven to 82 days and spanning from October 2023 to December 2024.
All of the bookings for 2023 and 2024 are new cash bookings with no dilution from future cruise credits issued during the pandemic, which must be applied by the end of 2022.
New customers and back-to-back voyages
One-third of all bookings came from first-time customers. In addition, one-third of the total transactions included reservations for at least two voyages as extended travel continues to prove popular, with grand voyages performing well.
The single most popular cruise
The single most in-demand cruise was the 35-day circumnavigation of Australia departing Dec. 21, 2023, with more than 60% of capacity filled in one day.
Asia in demand
Across the board, all destinations saw strong bookings with Asia as the most popular and with the 2023/24 South America sailings and 2024 Northern Europe itineraries on the 1,238-passenger Marina performing exceptionally well.
Africa, the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand also showed strong demand.