On January 27, Oceania Cruises opened bookings for its 180-day long cruise set for 2023. The trip then sold out within a day. The COVID-19 pandemic may have halted cruise sailings in the US, but that's not stopping people from booking future trips, even if the voyages are almost two years out. This includes people who have never sailed with Oceania before: 33% of the bookings were made by new guests instead of experienced Oceania travelers. Read more: Leaked email and audio reveal Carnival-owned Holland America has struggled to give refunds to some customers "Despite the challenges the world faces today, travelers are clearly bullish on the future and are embracing these new opportunities to travel the world and create lifelong memories," Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises, said in a statement. ...read more...