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Overseas Adventure Travel Cruises

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Overseas Adventure Travel

About Overseas Adventure Travel Cruises

For over 40 years, Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) has been offering up small-group itineraries that are designed to appeal to American travelers over the age of 50. To that end, the company markets small-ship cruise itineraries aboard vessels that range from 16 to 1000 passengers, though OAT groups onboard never exceed 25 people and usually come in at around 22.

The company also caters to solo travelers, frequently running specials and promotions dedicated to those who are participating on their own. New for this year, OAT is offering special women-only departures on a number of itineraries.

OAT doesn’t have a dedicated fleet of ships per se. Rather, the company blocks off group space on ships owned by companies like Grand Circle and Hurtigruten. Destinations include the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Adriatic & Greek Isles, Amazon, Galapagos Islands, China, the Panama Canal, and Antarctica and Patagonia.

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  • Who goes on Overseas Adventure Travel cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Overseas Adventure Travel cruise?


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Overseas Adventure Travel Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Overseas Adventure Travel cruise ships?

OAT is dedicated to the mature traveler. Because of that, few younger passengers or families with kids end up choosing OAT for their journeys. Solo travelers are well-catered-to with specials and promotions that make participation affordable, and OAT caters primarily to English-speaking travelers residing in the United States who prefer to travel with other like-minded Americans. Those looking for an international experience may find themselves disappointed with the homogenous onboard product; those who prefer to not mix with folks from other cultures will find themselves right at home.

Do I have to dress up on a Overseas Adventure Travel cruise?

Dress aboard all Overseas Adventure Travel ships is casual, with destination-specific clothing reigning as the order of the day. While a few vessels may offer formal nights, this is the exception rather than the rule. Many passengers do choose to dress up a little for dinner, donning slacks and nice collared shirts or blouses for the ladies.

Is everything free on Overseas Adventure Travel cruises?

No. Gratuities, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), spa treatments, and other items of a personal nature are typically not included. Inclusions can vary by ship and destination, so it is important to always double-check all the information and documentation first. Inclusions on the company’s land-only or land-cruise itineraries may vary.

What are Overseas Adventure Travel’s most popular activities?

Because the majority of ships that OAT charters space on are smaller, most of the activity takes place on-shore. Nightlife tends to be subdued on most vessels, though this can be more lively on sailings aboard the bigger vessels.

Why go with Overseas Adventure Travel?

  • Competitive pricing
  • Itineraries geared towards 50-plus American cruisers
  • Small group sizes offer intimate experiences

Best for: American cruisers over 50 looking to travel with like-minded individuals.

Not for: Families, younger couples or those looking for a more international experience.

Overseas Adventure Travel Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Excellent time in Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro

This was our first small boat cruise and it was much more relaxing than a larger ship.The cruise worked out so both sides of the boat sometimes had a better view, so one side isn’t better than the other.Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Amazing adventure

We even took the bicycles out for a spin at a local beach.Then up the coast to local towns with many UNESCO stops along the way.Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Based on previous reviews, greatly exceeded my expectations - a great experience

All in all it was a great tour of the islands and Ephesus on a very nice boat with an excellent crew - I would sail on the Athena again with this crew without reservation.First, this is a small boat and the entertainment, medical facilities, exercise facilities and amenities are not going to compare to a large cruise ship.Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Still Talking

We stopped at different ports each day and had lovely activities in small towns by the Riviera , The cabin on the ship was very roomy and kept very clean.We were on the ship 7 days and in Nice and Florence for days with tours and activities each day before and after the ship.Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

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