The Oceania class consists of two 1,250-passenger, 66,084 gross ton ships built by Fincantieri in Italy, with the first,, delivered in January 2011, and the second, , delivered in May 2012. These were the first ships built for Oceania. 580 of the 625 cabins and suites have private balconies.
The library of Oceania House contains many valuable books and estate records, including births, deaths and marriages records. The original wooden plaque commemorating the 1857 annexation of the Territory by Great Britain, as well as bronze busts of the first four Clunies-Ross kings of Cocos, are in the house. (1988 information).
* Wildlife of Oceania ecozone
Demographics of Oceania
The Oceania Cycling Confederation organises all Oceania Cycling Championships. As of 2019 the OCC organises championships in track cycling, road cycling, mountain biking, BMX racing and Freestyle BMX.
Education in Oceania * Medical schools in Oceania
* Flora of Oceania ecozone
* Military history of Oceania
Environment of Oceania
In addition, there was a short-lived Oceania Cup, where teams from Australia, New Zealand, and the respective host country competed with combined teams from Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The Australian team recruited from the winner team of the Australian Clubs Championships, which was, in both years, the University of Queensland Athletic Club.
* Political parties in Oceania
Foreign relations of Oceania
In 1997 basketball was included in the Pacific Mini Games, so therefore the Oceania Tournament was not played. The South Pacific Mini Games are held every four years for island teams in the two years between the main Pacific Games. These Games are held in countries with limited facilities and because of the large number of basketball entries this sport has not been included in previous Mini Games. Normally the Oceania Basketball Confederation conducts the Oceania Tournament at a similar time so as to provide competition for all countries. As a result, no Australian or New Zealand teams participated in 1997.
The total population of people that have European ancestry in Oceania is over 23,600,000, with the inclusion of the population of Hawaii.
Due to its low population, Oceania was a popular location for atmospheric and underground nuclear tests. Tests were conducted in various locations by the United Kingdom (Operation Grapple and Operation Antler), the United States (Bikini atoll and the Marshall Islands) and France (Moruroa), often with devastating consequences for the inhabitants. In 1954, for example, fallout from the American Castle Bravo hydrogen bomb test in the Marshall Islands was such that the inhabitants of the Rongelap Atoll were forced to abandon their island. Three years later the islanders were allowed to return, but suffered abnormally high levels of cancer. They were evacuated again in 1985 and in 1996 given $45 million in compensation. A series of British tests were also conducted in the 1950s at Maralinga in South Australia, forcing the removal of the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara peoples from their ancestral homelands. The atoll of Moruroa in French Polynesia became notorious as a site of French nuclear testing, primarily because tests were carried out there after most Pacific testing had ceased. These tests were opposed by most other nations in Oceania. The last atmospheric test was conducted in 1974, and the last underground test in 1996.
Due to its low population, Oceania was a popular location for atmospheric and underground nuclear tests. Tests were conducted in various locations by the United Kingdom (Operation Grapple and Operation Antler), the United States (Bikini atoll and the Marshall Islands) and France (Moruroa), often with devastating consequences for the inhabitants.
There was no Oceania Basketball Tournament in 2005 because the Mini Games included basketball that year in Palau.
Local government in Oceania
Wynton Rufer was voted as the Oceania Footballer of the Century.
Mark Bosnich was voted Oceania Goalkeeper of the Century.