Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.), the leader in personalized small group and solo travel for Americans ages 50 and older, is encouraging travelers to explore new horizons by small ship in 2024 with new itineraries and enhancements to its Small Ship Adventures.
BOSTON, July 31, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Enhancements and pricing create best value on its small ships
Traveling by small ship offers a unique perspective on a destination. Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.), the leader in personalized small group and solo travel for Americans ages 50 and older, is encouraging travelers to explore new horizons by small ship in 2024 with new itineraries and enhancements to its Small Ship Adventures.
O.A.T has added nine new Small Ship Adventures for 2024, many in destinations that are brand new to O.A.T., including West Africa and Northern Africa. The company has also enhanced five popular adventures along the Mediterranean. In addition, O.A.T. has reduced prices on its Small Ship Adventures for 2024 to further improve value for travelers.
"We are committed to giving travelers the best value in the industry with O.A.T. Small Ship Adventures," said Brian FitzGerald, CEO of O.A.T. "Travelers will enjoy an enhanced experience aboard all of our small ships in 2024."
From classic Mediterranean voyages in Greece and Croatia to new horizons in northern or western Africa, travelers on an O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure will find the journey aboard its privately-owned fleet of 50- to 98-passenger small ships as rewarding as their destinations.
Travelers will discover unspoiled beaches, volcanic islands, and captivating local culture on new adventures such as West Africa Cruise: Cape Verde Islands, Senegal & the Gambia. They will experience the sun-drenched archipelagos of Portugal and Spain, as well as the northwest African coast, on Cruise Madeira to the Canary Islands & West Africa. The new Cruising Northern Europe: From Normandy's Beaches to the Shores of Scandinavia brings travelers to these historic beaches as the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landing is celebrated in 2024.
O.A.T. enhanced five popular Mediterranean adventures in response to travelers who requested more time in favorite destinations. On Hidden Gems of the Dalmatian Coast & Greece, travelers can explore more of the Greek capital in depth with an additional night in Athens. The Aegean Islands, Athens to Istanbul now features an additional night in Istanbul, including a cruise on the Bosphorus Strait.
Unmatched Discoveries with O.A.T.
From remote ports that larger ships cannot reach to iconic cities influenced by centuries of traders and invaders, O.A.T.'s privately-owned 50- to 98-passenger small ships offer unparalleled access to local culture. O.A.T. small ships often dock right in the heart of the cities visited, and access off-the-beaten-path ports—such as the Aegean island of Syros and coastal city of Napflion in Greece—so travelers spend less time transferring to and from a destination, and more time immersing in local customs.
On land, travelers explore unobtrusively in groups of no more than 25, each one accompanied by a dedicated, local Trip Experience Leader. From fishing villages and farms to family-owned vineyards, O.A.T.'s small group size fosters authentic cultural interactions. Onboard, the friendly, English-speaking crew fosters a convivial atmosphere.
Overall, travelers on O.A.T Small Ship Adventures in 2024 benefit from industry-leading value which includes explorations on land, all meals onboard, the services of expert, local Trip Experience Leaders, and more.
O.A.T. travelers enjoy the freedom to personalize their adventures – as 87% of travelers do – with a variety of personalization options. Travelers can arrive early to spend more time exploring, or to rest up before their trip begins. Many add a pre- or post-trip extension to maximize discoveries and the value of airfare, or Stopover in a major international city.
Value for Solos
O.A.T. offers great value for solo travelers with the lowest single supplements in the industry. For solos traveling aboard a Small Ship Adventure in 2024, O.A.T. has more than 2,900 single spaces available—all with free or low-cost single supplements.
O.A.T. is offering $500 per person in travel credits to use on any new 2024 departure with O.A.T., Grand Circle Cruise Line, or Grand Circle Travel. Travelers must reserve by 8/31/23 and mention code: 2024VALUE. Solo travelers can also take advantage of these credit opportunities.
To learn more about O.A.T. or to reserve travel, please visit http://www.oattravel.com or call 1-800-955-1925.
ABOUT OVERSEAS ADVENTURE TRAVEL
Established in 1978, Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.) is part of Boston-based Grand Circle Corporation's family of travel companies, which also include Grand Circle Cruise Line and Grand Circle Travel. In 1992, owners Alan and Harriet Lewis established the nonprofit Grand Circle Foundation to support communities in which Grand Circle works and travels, including some 500 humanitarian, cultural, and educational endeavors worldwide—among them, 100 schools, in 50 countries. The Foundation is an entity of the Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation, which has pledged or donated more than $250 million since 1981.
SOURCE Overseas Adventure Travel