What is OLife Choice? Why Do People Love it?: Everything You Need to Know

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If you’re planning a cruise on Oceania Cruises, chances are you’ve seen their Olife/Olife Choice offer. Is it something that will benefit you? Will it enhance your vacation experience?

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What is OLife?

OLife Choice is a program Oceania Cruises offers that provides guests flexibility in choosing from a variety of complimentary amenities when booking a cruise vacation. Choose from three benefits, including free shore excursions, drinks packages, or onboard credit. OLife Choice is available in all categories and on all sailings.

What’s Included in Olife?

OLife Choice includes FREE Internet (one sign-in per stateroom) – PLUS

FREE Shore Excursions based on length of sailing (excluding Oceania Choice, Executive Collection, and Exclusive excursions)

          ➤ Up to 9 Days = 3 FREE Shore Excursion
          ➤ 10 to 13 Days = 4 FREE Shore Excursions
          ➤ 14+ Days = 5 FREE Shore Excursions



OR

FREE House Select Beverage Package (wine and beer with lunch and dinner)

OR

FREE Shipboard Credit

          ➤ Up to 9 Days = $300 Spending Credit (shipboard credit) per person 
          ➤ 10 to 13 Days = $400 Spending Credit (shipboard credit) per person
          ➤ 14+ Days = $500 Spending Credit (shipboard credit) per person


        

Can You Combine OLife Choice with Other Programs?

Yes, OLife Choice can be combined with the following programs:

GroupsCanadian Resident Specials
Onboard Sales SavingsAmerican Express Cruise Privileges Program
Oceania Club BenefitsNational Accounts “Your World Exclusives” Amenity Program

Free Internet

Free Internet amenity does not include streaming and includes one login per stateroom, except Owner’s, Vista & Oceania Suites, which receive two logins per suite. You can purchase the streaming upgrade for $9.99 per day. An additional login will cost $24.99 per day or you can get a 2nd login and enjoy the same access as the Unlimited Internet (Basic) plan, plus an upgrade to video and audio streaming for $34.98 per day.

Shore Excursion Options

When trying to decide if you should take the shore excursion benefit, take a look at the prices of independent tours and do the comparison. With OLife Choice, there will be at least two choices at every port and you’ll be able to choose from excusrions worth up to $199 excluding those excursions in Oceania Select, Oceania Exclusive, Executive Collection, Food & Wine Trails, Wellness Discovery Tours by Aquamar, Go Local, and Culinary Discovery Tours.

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House Select Beverage Package

The House Select beverage package includes unlimited champagne, wine and beer with lunch and dinner. So if you’re looking to be able to have a drink whenever you like, you’ll need to upgrade your beverage plan. If the other 2 options are not for you, this may be the best choice as you would only pay $20 per person per day for the upgrade to the Prestige Select plan which is normally $59.95 per person per day.

OLife with Air

Oceania offers OLife with Air as an option to help make your cruise planning less stressful. The roundtrip airfare included with OLife Choice* is guaranteed, no matter how much fares may increase between the day you book your cruise and your travel date.

I recommend doing a cost comparison. Look up the flight pricing individually and then price the difference between OLife with Air and OLife without Air. Depending on your embarkation/debarkation port, you may not find it to be a cost-saving option.

You can also fly in to your embarkation port a few days early or fly out a few days after your cruise using OLife for a deviation fee of $175 per person. I always recommend your get to your embarkation port at least one day before your cruise to avoid any weather or mechanical problems that might cause a delay.

TIP: DO NOT book business/first-class flights with OLife as you will end up paying for both the regular flight AND the business/first-class flight. Always book business class independently.

Included Air Gateways

AtlantaBostonCharlotteChicagoDallasDenverDetroit
HoustonLos AngelesMiamiMontrealNew YorkNewarkOrlando
OttawaPiladelphiaPheonixSan DiegoSan FranciscoSavannahSeattle
TampaTorontoVancouverWashington, D.C.
ADDITIONAL AIR GATEWAYS AVAILABLE FROM $99.50 PER DIRECTION

Other Things to Note:

  • Excursions must be booked at least 14 days prior to sailing. Credits will not be offered for non-use of the shore excursion amenity.
  • Each guest in the stateroom must select the same option. For example, both must select the Shipboard Credit.
  • If no decision has been made prior to final payment, the booking will default to the Shipboard Credit amenity.
  • Free Roundtrip Airport Transfer offer is only available when OLife Choice Airfare is purchased through Oceania Cruises. 

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