Oceania Cruises offering free land add-ons to 2023 sailings

Want to sip wine in Chile or have dinner in the desert in the United Arab Emirates for free? Now is your chance. Oceania Cruises is offering passengers free land programs on select sailings to destinations including Africa, Australia, and the Middle East next year.

The add-ons will be available on 15 sailings – both pre and post-cruise – to passengers who book by Jan. 8, and can result in cost savings as high as $4,600 per guest.

"Each of our land programs delve deep into the rich history, culture, nature and architecture of these destinations," Oceania Cruises president and CEO Howard Sherman said in a news release. "There are some places in the world we just can't reach by ship, but are must-sees when cruising the region, so our immersive land programs are the best opportunity for guests to visit these remarkable places and do it for free."

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Oceania Cruises will offer free land programs in 2023.
Oceania Cruises will offer free land programs in 2023.

Where will travelers visit for free with Oceania Cruises?

As part of one program, passengers can spend three-nights drinking wines and taking in views of the Andes mountains and historic architecture in and around Santiago, Chile, on the tail end of a 24-day voyage from San Francisco aboard the line's Insignia ship, according to the release.

Other options include a three-night stay in Dubai as part of a 21-day cruise from Cape Town – also on Insignia – that includes a visit to the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and dinner surrounded by sand dunes, and a three-night program in Siem Reap and Bangkok before or after cruises from Mumbai to Bangkok, or Bangkok to Singapore on the line's Nautica ship.

The add-on includes a trip to Angkor Archaeological Park and a stop at a modern-day marketplace. Travelers can find a full list of programs here.

Prices vary by sailing, but Insignia's Jan. 15 voyage from San Francisco to Santiago starts at $5,099 per person based on double occupancy for an inside stateroom, according to Oceania's website.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Free cruise add-ons: Oceania Cruises offers land programs at no cost