Abidjan is the economic center of both the Ivory Coast and of the whole region, including Burkina Faso and former official capital of Ivory Coast. Abidjan is a unique city in Africa. Its nicknames, such as "Manhattan of the tropics", "Small Manhattan" or "Pearl of the lagoons", explain the city's unpredictable and triumphant image.
Enjoy the sea, the sun and the beaches of Acapulco, in this perfect seaside destination. This exciting city has a lovely coast line, of white sandy beaches and excellent resorts. Do not forget to explore the small island Roque, which is accessible by sea.
Kodiak is the second largest island in the area of the U.S., state of Alaska, after the island of Hawaii. Salmon, halibut, the unique Kodiak Bear, Sitka Deer (black tail), and mountain goats invite hunting tourists as well as fishermen to the Kodiak Archipelago.
Acajutla is a seaport in El Salvador. Due to its history, it is also a colonial port. It is very significant for the local economy and it is famous for the trade of the traditional products such as coffee and sugar. Apart from this, important resort facilities are popular here. The scenery is very beautiful, full of green and amazing beaches just a little far away from the port. This place is perfect for nice and relaxing holidays where you can enjoy the sun and the astonishing sandy beaches.
Aomori is the capital of the homonymous prefecture in Japan. In the region there are lot of spots worthwhile to visit, like temples, scenic hikes, waterfalls and hot springs. Also enjoy a great variety of festivals all year round and come close to the traditions and rich culture of the Japanese civilization.
Astoria is a city of 10,000 people on the Columbia River just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean.Astoria is the oldest American settlement wost of the Rockies.Surrounded by water and tall evergreen Douglas fir,Hemlock and scenic beauty with a vista of the Pacific Ocean and its endless miles of sandy beaches viewed from a top of Astoria's historic Colomn.
Banjul is the capital of Gambia. It is a seaport town that is located on St Mary’s Island, where the Gambia River enters the Atlantic Ocean. The island is connected to the mainland by passenger and vehicle ferries to the north and bridges to the south.
In this cultural center, the bustling capital of Thailand, you will always have something to do. Look for deals in markets, streets or visit one of the luxury branded stores. Make a gift to yourself tasting the delicious food at one of the many eateries. Be sure to visit the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
Explore the vibrant city of Bangkok with the cable car of the city, which is clean, cheap and very efficient.
Buzios, a charming coastal town, with beautiful beaches, a fashionable holiday destination
Buzios, is one of the most charming coastal towns of Brazil, near Rio de Janeiro, that has luxury shops and restaurants, great beaches and numerous water sports. Once was a simple fishing village on the peninsula, but the last years has turned into an expensive and fashionable holiday destination.
The port of Chan May is located halfway between two historic and important cities.The surrounding coast is lined with superb white sand beaches.Vietnam's major cultural attractions are within an easy drive.
Puerto Corinto is a scenic coastal town in Nicaragua. It is famous for its pristine beaches and the majestic environment. You can relax and sunbathe in the amazing coasts with the white sand. It is truly a tropical paradise and very popular with tourists. Visitors should not miss the chance to taste the popular local cuisine which is characterized by the seafood. Do not forget to mention that a seafood gastronomical fair takes place annually. It is a very interesting town with delicious flavors and beautiful surroundings.
Jeju Island, also known as the "Island of the Gods" is a popular holiday destination. The volcanic composition of the soil and the mild climate make it very similar to the islands of Hawaii. The island offers to visitors a wide range of activities, including hiking on Halla-san, the highest peak of South Korea, or to majestic waterfalls, riding, and swimming in light blue waters of beautiful sandy shores.
Colombo is the largest city and economic capital of Sri Lanka. Due to its large natural harbor and its strategic position on the trade routes, connecting East and West, Colombo was known to the traders of ancient times, about 2000 years ago.
Cochin is a commercial city that stretches over six islands and many narrow peninsulas. You can visit the church of St. Francis, the museum housed in the Ntarmpar mansion, the Dutch palace of the former Maharaja of Malabar with the most beautiful murals in India and the Jewish district with the synagogue in the center of the Market with spices.
The city an improtant tourist destination,especially during the summer,where people go to visit the beaches.It is in the hedquarters of the University of La Serena and also is home to the Roman Cathelic Arcdiocese of La Serena,one of five Catholic Archdioceses of the Catholic Church in Chile.
La Serena is the ideal place for those who look for tranquility and relaxation. Near to pristine beaches with white sand and warm waters, La Serena will enchant you. The second oldest city of Chile also offers a wonderful collection of sightseeings and cultural delights.
Cape Town - The city of Cape of Good Hope, the point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian Ocean. A city with incredible natural beauty, a mosaic of nationalities and cultures, a varied landscape, with skyscrapers and huge shopping centers, with beautiful buildings of colonial architecture and aristocratic neighborhoods with quaint streets full of tall trees. The city's port is one of the largest trade ports in the world.
Located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, the historical city of Cartagena is almost entirely surrounded by lagoons and bays, while still surrounded by fortifications of 17th century that were protecting the gold and treasures with destination to Spain. The many squares will offer a shady retreat as you explore the streets that cross a colonial baroque architecture.
Dakar is the capital and largest city of Senegal. It is located on the Cape Verde Peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the westernmost city on the African mainland. Attractions in Dakar include Dakar Grand Mosque (built in 1964), Dakar Cathedral, Gorée Island, the Museum of West African culture and the Parc de Hann, aka the Senegal Zoo.
Durban is the largest city in the South African. Durban is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa. It is also seen as one of the major centers of tourism because of the city's warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches. The Golden Mile, developed as a welcoming tourist destination in the 1970s, as well as Durban at large, provides ample tourist attractions. The Golden Mile was redeveloped late 2009 in time for the 2010 FIFA world cup. Durban's most popular beaches are also located along the Golden Mile. The Mile is also a well-known surfer's haven.
Dutch Harbor lies within the city limits of Unalaska and is connected to Unalaska by a bridge. The Aleut or Unangan have lived on Unalaska Island for thousands of years. The Unangan people, who were the first to inhabit the island of Unalaska, named it "Ounalashka" meaning ‘Near the Peninsula’. Dutch Harbor was so named by the Russians because they believed that a Dutch vessel was the first European ship to enter the harbor. The port of Unalaska / Dutch Harbor is the main port and field base for the storied Bering Sea king crab fishery.
The Russian influence is best viewed by touring the Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Cathedral, one of the oldest cruciform-style Russian churches in the country. The Cathedral is a National Historic Landmark and houses one of Alaska's largest and richest collections of Russian artifacts, religious icons and art pieces, some having been donated to the church directly from Catherine the Great. Dutch Harbor is also known to War veterans and history buffs as the only land in North America, besides Pearl Harbor, that was bombed by Japanese zeros during World War II. Tour the many remnants and remembrances of military presence throughout the island as well as at the WWII Historical Center. The sites and the Historic Center are part of the WWII National Historic Area opened by the National Park Service in 2002.
Key West, the southernmost city in America, gives a real feeling of the Caribbean spirit with its wooden houses and tropical vegetation. Explore the home of the famous writer E.Hemingway taking the Conch Tour train or the Old Town Trolley. Furthermore join the Sunset celebrations taking place at the Malory Pier.
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina is known for its architecture, nightlife and cultural events
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is the largest city and port in the country and one of the most prosperous cities in Latin America. It is considered to be the "Paris of South America" with a sense more European than South American. Buenos is known for its architecture, nightlife and cultural events. It has many attractions, such as the Evita Museum in Plaza de Mayo Square, the famous Colon theater, the modern district Recoleta with elegant shops and restaurants and the spectacular Iguassu Falls.
Stanley or Port Stanley is the capital and only city essentially the Falkland Islands. The Falklands archipelago is teeming with wonders of wildlife and nature experience personal encounters with peguins and pinnipeds or the beauty of delicate flowers. Discover an unpolluted environmernt with fantasically clear blue skies seamless horizons, vast open spaces and stunning white sand beaches. Whether you are looking for adventure or seeking quiter pleasure the falklands are a great place to relax and unwind.
Do not forget to taste the local cuisine in the numerous restaurants that there are here!
Fortaleza is the state capital of Ceará and it is one of the largest cities in Brazil.Fortaleza is a major tourist destination for the domestic Brazilian market.This city has a very vibrant nightlife full of music and dancing.Also,scuba diving is possible it the pure blue waters.Visiting the Beach Park which is the largest aquatic park of South America is highly recommended. The city is perhaps the most popular domestic package tour destination.Water sports such as surfing is a great challenge.Fontaleza is a paradise where you can relax and enjoy yourselves.
Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, beaches such as Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ on the top of Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
In Puerto Quetzal you can find bars hammocks to relaxin,a restaurant and performances from Marimba bands.The nearest town,San Jose is about a mile away.
In Puerto Quetzal you can find bars hammocks to relax in,a restaurnat and performances from Marimba bands.The nearest town,San Jose is about a mile away.Puerto Quetzal is Guatemala's largest Pacific Ocean port.It is important for both cargo traffic and as a stop-off point for cruise liners.
This World Heritage of UNESCO is a place one should visit.The Halong Bay contains about 3.000 limestone islands in the Tonkin Gulf. Enjoy your time in the sun and taste fresh seafood. Explore the illuminated caves and swim in the clear emerald waters.
Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. It is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on it at 8:15 A.M. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II.
It rejoices in breathtaking news,delicious fresh seafood and a nagnificent natural enviroment.
Located at the southernmost tip of Hokkaido,Hokodate is the third largest city on the northern island.It rejoices in breathtaking news, delicioius fresh seafood and a nagnificent natural environment.In 1859,Hakodate Port opened as one of the first international trading ports in Japan,along with Yokohama and Nagasaki.This direct influence of foreign cultures has worked on the city to create a unique cityscape that boasts a blend of foreign and Japanese culture to this day.
Visit the night market of Jordan street and savor seafood delicacies in Kwo Tong. Ride the funicular to reach the top of Victoria hill, about 554 meters high and admire the commanding view of Hong Kong. It's strongly suggested to have a walk in Nathan and Canton avenues at Kaouloun peninsula. Both avenues are a commercial paradise in Hong Kong. Countless shopping malls and branded stores are waiting for you to do your shopping .
The largest and most famous island of Thailand, Phuket, is full of white, sandy, beaches and glittering seas. A region rich in history and culture, you can explore it from the back of an elephant on a tour of the jungle. Alternatively join a cooking class of the local Thai cuisine.
On the southern coast of Rio de Janeiro is located the biggest and best island in the Green Coast of Brazil. The Ilya Grande offers attractive, secluded beaches and is a paradise for the lovers of adventure, with a mountainous tropical forest full of various trails and waterfalls. This'' Big Island'' is a national park with plenty of natural lagoons and fishing villages waiting to be explored.
Everyone can live an adventure in the picturesque Juneau, the place where gold had been discovered for the first time in Alaska. If you are looking for wildlife, go on a cruise to observe whales and nature. To experience the most exciting flight of your life, nothing is better than an helicopter tour. Otherwise travel back in time and try your skills in finding gold.
Kagoshima is the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture at the southwestern tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan, and the largest city in the prefecture by some margin.Kagoshima is approximately 40 minutes from Kagoshima Airport, and the city features large shopping districts and malls, is served by trams, and has many restaurants featuring Satsuma Province regional cuisine.
Sihanoukville, also known as Kampong Som or Kampong Saom, is located in southern Cambodia, in Thailand Bay and is surrounded by sandy beaches with palm trees and primitive tropical islands in the south and west coast. Tourists can go from one island to another and enjoy free diving and fishing.
The capital of Malaysia has a unique charm that attracts visitors from all around the world. Wander the streets of the city and enjoy all the amazing sights and landscapes. Otherwise visit one of the many outdoor markets and experience the diversity of Asian culture
Los Angeles, is a populus metropolitan area, a leading world center in entertainment business, the city of Hollywood and film "stars". L.A., also known as the City of Angels is among the richest cities in the world and that is visible all around. Museums, art galleries, theaters and so many things to see and do that your stay at this unique city, will be an unforgettable experience.
The cultural and economic heart of Peru, Lima was the center of power for the Spanish empire in South America. Calao is the largest and most important port of the country. Lima hosts splendid archaeological museums, art museums, even museums of gold items. The catacombs under the church of San Francesco is a landmark, as there are thousands of old documents in the library of the adjacent monastery.
San Rafael Lagoon is a coastal lake located on the Pacific coast of southern Chile, within the national park that bears its name. The Lagoon was formed by the retreat of the San Rafael Glacier in the Northern Patagonian. Today it is a popular tourism destination, and ships with tourists sail to the lagoon nearly every day to see the ice falling from the glacier into the lagoon. Wildlife lovers can glimpse albatross and elegant black-necked swans here, as well as sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, and chungungos—the Chilean version of the sea otter.
There is no such an enticing countryside as that of Manzanillo. Towering palm trees, mango trees, sandy beaches, extensive jungles and mountains covered with palm trees. The town got its name from the abundant vegetation of Manzanillo trees, which were used extensively during the early days of shipbuilding. North of the harbor is the Santiago,a luxurious resort area. The peninsula separates the two beaches of the city. Today, Manzanillo is the busiest commercial port of Mexico, a tourist, tropical paradise. It is described as the "fishing capital of the world."
Manta has the largest seaport in Ecuador and is a city with a long history, since Pre-Columbian times. Nowadays is a great touristic destination, with breathtaking beaches and a selection of activities like night clubs, casino and sport events.
World-famous beaches, exceptional nightlife, unique culinary experiences and Latin atmosphere, are all those that make this city so fascinating. Miami Beach is one of the most popular attractions of the city with wide sandy beaches, warm waters and a great variety of water sports. A tour to the famous Art Deco district of the South Beach is also a unique experience.
The charming colonial buildings,cobbled streets,numerous,cafes and restaurants and great night-life make Mindelo a great place to visit.
Mindelo is Cape Verde's cultural capital and has,by for,the most attractive city centre in Cape Verde Islands.The charming colonial buildings,cobbled streets,numerous,cafes and restaurants and great night-life make Mindelo a great place to visit.While the centre is lively and attractive the outskirts of the city are less so with half-finishes and un-rendered breeze block buildings demonstrating the economic reality for most Cape-Verdeans.
Malé has evolved into a high class city worldwide, with all modern amenities, with its own artificial beach, historic landmarks and an impressive skyline of skyscrapers with caramel colors. It's both an exotic island and a modern city.
Maputo is the capital of Mozambique. The main exports are coal, cotton, sugar, chromite, the copra (dried cocoa beans) and hardwood. The city produces cement, pottery, furniture, shoes, and rubber. Maputo is also the seat of the documentary film festival DOCKANEMA, and international festival documentaries from around the world.
The Port Louis is the capital of the island state of Mauritius. It is a major port and stopover for merchant vessels sailing to India. In Port Louis attractions are the many French colonial style buildings in the city center, the most important is the governor, the Chinese pagoda, the elaborately decorated Hindu temples, the central market in the bazaar and the botanical garden "pampelmaous", with over five hundred rare species of plants, located just outside the city.
Situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, beautiful Mossel Bay is a coastal village on the Garden Route of South Africa. This popular holiday town is surrounded by a sunbathed peninsula and the refreshing waters of the Indian Ocean. It is blessed with a mild climate all-year round. Due to its rich history, there are many museums in the town to visit. There is the Maritime Museum, the Shell Museum, the Cultural History Museum and many others which may be visited. One of the most popular attractions is the Post Office, which is estimated to be more than 800 years old and has been declared a National Monument. And if you're into water sports, there is some of the countries most adrenalin induced activities available, such as, shark cage diving and ship wreck diving.
Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is situated in the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the river Rio de la Plata. Montevideo has old buildings, several museums, art galleries, and nightclubs, outdoor cafes, museums and piazzas with European influences. It's a vibrant city with many monuments and areas to be explored.
Natal is the capital and largest city of Rio Grande do Norte, a northeastern state in Brazil. Is considered by Institute of Applied Economic Research of Brazil, the safest capital city in the country. Natal has several tourist attractions and is famous for its natural beauty (such as the crystalline waters of Maracajaú and the largest cashew tree in the world), for its historical monuments and buildings (such as the Forte dos Reis Magos, the Alberto Maranhão Theatre and Newton Navarro bridge), for its beaches (such as Ponta Negra, Pipa and Genipabu) and also for its off-season carnival, the Carnatal. The city also boasts the second largest urban park in Brazil, the Parque das Dunas.
The Japanese city of Nagasaki is built on a long narrow bay which forms a natural harbor on the Kyushu island. After 1571 the town grew rapidly and turned into a trade center and important port. Gradually, developed in a large base of Japanese Navy. Nagasaki is best known for the atomic bomb attack during the Second World War.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan. At over 12 million people in the official metropolitan area alone, Tokyo is the core of the most populated urban area in the world, Greater Tokyo (which has a population of 35 million people). This huge, wealthy and fascinating metropolis brings high-tech visions of the future side by side with glimpses of old Japan, and has something for everyone.
Parati was founded as a Portuguese colony in the middle of 17th century. The town is located on the Bay of Ilha Grande, on the southwestern tip of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Besides the beautiful landscape, as Parati is surrounded by tropical forests, waterfalls, mountains with lush vegetation, protected natural parks and wonderful beaches, it has also a rich culture, with historic buildings intact through the years, Baroque churches and the Historic Center District, with its cobblestone-paved streets.
Going out from Puero Chacabuco,on the east coast of the fiord a small bay shows us some activities of salmons farming,one of the principal economic activities of the region.The mountains landscape offers us spectacular panoramics of the mountains and glaciers of the Patagonia.
It is the main port of the region,a port of call for ships sailing to the Laguna San Rafael National Park and the terminuns of a Navimag Ferry service from Puerto Montt.
A port brimming with elegant yachts, towering skyscrapers, luxury mansions and splendid casinos, Punta del Este is known as the San Tropez of Latin America. Excellent food, amazing views and 32 kms of a wonderful coastline complete the picture of this fascinating destination.
Penang, is a state in Malaysia, a mosaic of cultures, with multiracial population. The "Pearl of the East" is famous for its beautiful beaches, rich culture and history and the delicious food.
Petropavlovsk is a Russian city on the shores of the North Pacific. It is the second city in the world that cannot be reached by road. It is a scenic port town on the Avacha Bay, surrounded by lofty, snow-capped mountains and volcanoes. It offers a wide range of activities. Taking a boat out on the bay, you will witness spectacular views. Whale watching is, also, a famous activity here. Skating or mountain skiing are highly recommended.
Pisco is a city located in the Ica Region of Peru, the capital of the Pisco Province. The city is around 9 metres (28 feet) above sea level. Pisco means "bird." The area is often visited because of the concentration of marine animals and birds. The Chincha Islands are also near its coast. Many bird species can be seen in the islands including pelicans, penguins, cormorants, as well as sea lions, turtles, dolphins and whales. Another attraction in the area is El Candelabro, a giant lamp dug in the sand in the method which was used by the creators of the Nazca Lines.
Puerto Montt is a coastal city in the south of Chile and has an important role as a port. It boasts great views of the ocean and towering peaks of the Andes. Walking along the beach is very pleasant and offers many opportunities of entertainment. Also in the port area the visitor can find seafood restaurants and crafts shops.
This beautiful coastal city in the province Tsoumpat of Patagonia, is a gateway to an exotic and exciting garden of Eden. From here you can explore the Peninsula Valdés, the famous wildlife sanctuary and the Punta Tombo, which hosts the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world.
Prince Rupert is a beautiful port city in the province of British Columbia in Canada. It is the deepest natural harbour in North America. It is a popular tourist destination, especially for many cruise ships and it is the central point on Alaska's Inside Passage. You can discover the wonderful wildlife such as soaring eagles, whales and grizzly bears. This city has a history as one of the oldest continuously occupied regions in the world. A visit at the museum dedicated to the First Nations peoples should not be missed. The natural landscape is breathtaking and you can have a walk or a ride through narrow, mist-shrouded passageways.
Porto Belo is located south of Rio de Janeiro, on the Atlantic Ocean. It's a small town, an ideal holiday destination as it offers all the opportunities for relaxation and entertainment. Sunny, warm weather, fabulous beaches with emerald waters and vivid nightlife.
The city proper is locates on the northeastern shore of Brunswick Pensisula.Besides the eastern shore with the settlements of Guiarabo,Rio Amarillo and Punta San Juan the peninsula is largely unihabited.Located on the Brunswick Peninsula.Punta Arenas is among the largest cities in the entire Patagonion Region.
Busan is the second largest city in South Korea, an international trade port, which is famous for its seafood, beautiful, pristine beaches, craggy islets that are promising wonderful experiences to the adventurous travellers.
Nestled in the curve of Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta has steadily maintained its character. The colorful bougainvillea hanging from red tiled roofs and balconies and cobblestone streets are pleasant picture for both the eye and the camera. Spend a day exploring the Mexican countryside along the Maskota River, where are mixed together, tropical vegetation, fields, mango trees, banana trees and other tropical fruits.
Recife is one of the largest cities in Brazil known as "Brazilian Venice", as it is formed by three islands, has many rivers and more than fifty bridges. The city is surrounded by tropical forests and the weather is generally warm, since Recife is located near the equator. The culture of the region is strongly influenced by the mixed population of native Indians, black slaves and Portuguese settlers and their interaction over the years.
Yangon, also called Rangoon is the capital of independent Myanmar(Burma) from 1948 to 2006, when the government officially proclaimed the new city of Nay Pyi Taw (Naypyidaw) the capital of the country. The city site is a low ridge surrounded by delta alluvium. The original settlements were located on the ridge, but the modern town was built on alluvium. Subsequent expansion has taken place both on the ridge and on delta land. The local climate is warm and humid, with much rainfall. The centre of the city, called the Cantonment, intersected regularly by streets running north–south and east–west. As Yangon’s population increased in the 20th century, new settlements were built in the north, east, and west that greatly expanded the city’s area.
Richards Bay is a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and one of the largest harbours in the country. Richards Bay is characterised by a subtropical climate with warm wet summers and mild moist to dry winters, which are frost-free.
Rio Grande do Sul is the southernmost state in Brazil. It is the chief winemaker in Brazil. It is famous for its geografical diversity, as in the north beautiful, low mountains stretch across the state and in the west, grassy plains make the scenery majestic. In the east side of the state, you will be able to admire the atrractive coasts and the tropical rainforests that host an incredible flora and fauna. It is the starting point of visiting many charming cities, near Rio Grande, which have numerous parks, restaurants and an interesting nightlife.
Pointe des Galets is a cape in the north-west of the island of Reunion, heading on the Indian Ocean. Pointe des Galets is a volcanic island lush with palm trees, rain forests and an abundance of flowers and tropical fruit trees. Hike through the challenging volcanic mountains and enjoy the panoramic views of the rainforest.
San Diego is the "first city" of California, with roots dating back to 1769. The historic Village Siiport along Emparkantero has many fascinating shops and galleries. If you want to explore further, San Diego is at your disposal. A trip to San Diego is never completed without a visit to the famous zoo of San Diego. This is a fascinating experience for people of all ages.
Nestled between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, energetic Santiago de Chile offers surprising discoveries with its renovated arts scene, expansive museums and noteworthy restaurants you won’t want to miss. Take in the outstanding views of this cosmopolitan capital by biking or hiking up one of its many gorgeous hills. Visit the Plaza de Armas – Santiago’s Original City Center – where you’ll be able to see a wealth of historical buildings and grand architecture. Or get a glimpse into the private and professional life of the poet and Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda by visiting one of his homes, all three of which have been converted into museums.
San Francisco is officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the leading financial and cultural center of Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Tourism is the city's largest private-sector employer, is the backbone of the San Francisco economy. Its frequent portrayal in music, film, and popular culture has made the city and its landmarks recognizable worldwide. As a tourist destination, the city is especially famous for the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, and the area Haight-Ashbury.
Ho Chi Minh City is located on the Saigon River, in the southeastern region of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is the economic center of Vietnam and major commercial and passenger port.
Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the War Museum and the Old Post Office. Elegant boulevards and historic buildings reflect the french colonial style, owing to the French occupation of Vietnam in the mid-nineteenth century.
Shanghai is located in the Yangtze River Delta in eastern China and once was a fishing and textiles town. Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to European recognition of its favorable port location and economic potential.Is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yuyuan Garden, as well as the extensive and growing Pudong skyline.
The skyscrapers and bright lights of Singapore hide an eclectic mix of cultures, religions, ancient treasures and British colonial influences that give to the city a distinct identity. A much different environment you are going to meet at the city's outskirts, with the lush rainforests of the nature reserves Boukit Timach and Central Katsment.
Sitka was once the center of fur trade of the Russian empire. This heritage is visible all around-the Cathedral of St.Michael with the onion-shaped dome, and the Indian fort where the Tlingkit Indians were fighting the Russians settlers. To learn more you can explore the Sitka Sound, visit a desert camp for fishing and wonder in the rainforest with a local guide.
At the edge of the Baja peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is a perfect example of the ultimate paradise. This remoted location and its unspoiled beauty makes it the ideal destination for relaxation. There is also available a great variety of activities from scuba diving to surfing and kayaking. Alternatively cross the Los Campos searching for whales.
Puntarenas is located along the Pacific coast in Costa Rica. An excellent place to see native wildlife, from red parrots to the primary predator of Central America, the jaguar. Surfers all around the world consider this region to be the best for surfing. As one of the major fishing ports, Puntarenas is the perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood cooked according to the local recipe.
Salaverry is a port city in Peru. The port is easily accessible by road to shippers and consignees (mainly fish, fertilizer, ore concentrates, rice, sugar, etc.). It is currently one of the busiest commercial ports in the country.
Santa Marta, the coastal jewel of Colombia is more than a tropical paradise. Besides beaches with white sand and surf, is a unique place due to Sierra Nevada mountain range, which rises above it. It is the oldest city in the country with many architectural treasures. Outstanding attractions are the Cathedral Santa Marta, the ruins of Boda and the forts of San Fernando.
The port Shimizu, has a number of attractions and is considered one of the most picturesque harbors, thanks to views of Mount Fuji. Mount Fuji or Fuji-yama is the highest mountain in Japan, with a peak elevation of above sea level 3,776 meters. The exceptionally symmetrical cone of Mount Fuji is known symbol of Japan and prevalent in photographs and paintings, so, is visited by many tourists and climbers. Since 2013 belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage of Cultural.
Santa Barbara is a city in the US state of California. Τhe city lies between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara contains numerous performing art venues. Also the city is a year-round tourist destination renowned for its fair weather, downtown beaches, and Spanish architecture. Tourism brings more than one billion dollars per year into the local economy, including $80 million in tax revenue.
The most outstanding attraction of Sao Paulo, is its people and its vivid culture. In this modern and cosmopolitan city of Brazil, the largest city in South America, there is something for everyone, from the exquisite cuisine, wonderful museums and galleries to the wonderful beaches. Visit Hardini region, which is the center of social life in São Paulo and taste some of the local delicacies.
Seward is one of the oldest and most picturesque communities in Alaska, known as "gateway" for the National Park of Kenai Fjord. Visit the Alaska Sea Life Center and study walruses, sea otters, seals, fishes and other species of local marine life in their natural environment.
Puerto Chiapas has a very hot and hurnid tropical climate with year-round average daily temperatures in the mid 80s F,Coffee cultural related business are the mainstays of the area's economy.
Puerto Chiapas,formely known a Puerto Madero and before thar Puerto de San Benito is an important commercial port in the state of Chiapas.The town of Puero Chiapas.It self holds little of touristic interest,the main town in the area is Tapachula,a city of just over 190,000 people.
Takoradi lies on the south-western coast of Ghana, and is the smallest half of the twin city Sekondi-Takoradi, which is the capital of the Western Region. Takoradi is famous for attractive beaches, historic edifices and factories. There is a wide range of hotels and restaurants on offer. Takoradi Technical Institute houses a Fabrication laboratory, equipped by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which is the first of its kind in Africa.
Lome is the capital and largest city of Togo. Located on the Gulf of Guinea, Lomé is the country's administrative and industrial center and its chief port. The city exports coffee, cocoa, copra, and palm kernels. It also has an oil refinery. Notable landmarks in the city include Lome Grand Market, the Togo National Museum in the Palais de Congres, a fetish (voodoo) market, Lome Cathedral and beaches. The city of Lome is a typical African city in the sense that many styles, influences, and traditions are mixed. The landscape combines red earth, with grand boulevards and large squares, green gardens and colourful houses.
The best time to visit is autumn though if you do not mind dust stroms would also be an excellent choice.
Tianjin is a metropolis in northern China and one of the five national central cities of the People's Republic of China.Tianjin borders Hebei Province and Beijing Municipality bourded to the east by the Bohai Gulf portion of the Yellow Sea.
Kobe is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and one of Japan's ten largest cities. Located between the sea and the Rokko mountain range, Kobe is also considered one of Japan's most attractive cities.Kobe has been an important port city for many centuries. Its port was among the first to be opened to foreign trade in the 19th century alongside the ports of Yokohama, Nagasaki, Hakodate and Niigata.In 1995, Kobe was hit by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, which killed over 5000 people and destroyed tens of thousands of buildings. Today the city is completely rebuilt, and few signs of the terrible event remain.
Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina. It has been described as the southernmost city in the world. Tourist attractions include the Tierra del Fuego National Park and Lapataia Bay. Wildlife attractions include local birds, penguins, seals, and orcas.
Walvis Bay is a city in Namibia and the name of the bay on which it lies. Walvis Bay contains open spaces, scenic beauty and unique marine and plant life. It is well suited for the outdoor lifestyle, boasting sports such as sandboarding, kiting, surfing, swimming, angling, sailing, golf and other indoor and outdoor sport codes.
The International Date Line (IDL) is an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth, that runs from the north to the south pole and demarcates one calendar day from the next. It passes through the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly following the 180° longitude but it deviates to pass around some territories and island groups.
The International Date line is on the opposite side of the Earth to the Prime Meridian. The Prime Meridian helps to define Universal Time and is the meridian from which all other time zones are calculated. The International Date Line and the moving point of midnight separate the two calendar days that are current somewhere on Earth.
Koh Samui is an island of natural beauty and charm,a place where you can have your holiday anyway you like it,kicked back and relaxed or active and fastpaced.Beautiful white sand beaches,clean,clear warm water,lush tropical,gardens and gentle ocean breezes await you at this ideal holiday destination.If you love the beach,this is the place for you.
Located at the southeast coast of China, Xiamen is a tourist city of Fujian Province famous for its attractive seascape.Is a coastal city in Fujian Province in China. It has been an important port for centuries and became one of China's earliest Special Economic Zones in the 1980s. The name Xiamen means "door to the house", referring to the city's centuries-old role as a gateway to China.It is not Shanghai or Hong Kong, but compared to most other cities in China, Xiamen is definitely a very vibrant, affluent and modern place. It got an international award in a contest for most livable cities in 2002; neighboring Quanzhou won the following year.The most important tourist area is Gulangyu Island, a small island which contains some beautiful colonial buildings and is car free.
The city of Victoria is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia and is known for its mild climate and the dynamic lifestyle of its inhabitants. It has been described as the most "powerful city" in Canada more than once. As it is the capital of British Columbia, is the most friendly city to visitors in the area. Exept visiting the numerous attractions, take time to taste the local cuisine and do shopping.
Ixtapa once a coconut plantation,boasts the high rise hotels,all inclusive resorts,air conditioned restaurants and upscale shopping you associate with Mexican beach resorts and luxury travel.
Mexican travellers include the neighboring beach towns of Ixtapa an Zihuatanejo in the state of Guerero,as favorite destinations but that's where their similarity ends.Visitors to this areas will encounter two decidedly different vacation destinations just 6.5 km.
|1||Miami, Florida, USA||------||17:00|
|2||Key West (Florida)||08:00||17:00|
|10||Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua||10:00||19:00|
|14||Puerto Vallarta, Mexico||07:00||16:00|
|17||Los Angeles (California)||08:00||17:00|
|18||San Francisco (California)||18:00||00:00|
|19||San Francisco (California)||00:00||17:00|
|20||Santa Barbara (California)||12:00||20:00|
|21||San Diego, California, USA||08:00||17:00|
|23||Cabo San Lucas, Mexico||13:00||23:00|
|25||Ixtapa (Zihuatanejo), Mexico||10:00||19:00|
|29||Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala||08:00||21:00|
|30||Acajutla, El Salvador||07:00||17:00|
|40||La Serena (Coquimbo) ,Chile||08:00||17:00|
|41||Santiago de Chile, (San Antonio), Chile||07:00||18:00|
|44||Puerto Chacabuco, Chile||11:00||20:00|
|45||Laguna San Rafael, Chile||08:00||18:00|
|48||Punta Arenas, Chile||07:00||19:00|
|52||Port Stanley, Falkland Island||08:00||18:00|
|54||Puerto Madryn, Argentina||07:00||18:00|
|59||Punta Del Este, Uruguay||08:00||18:00|
|60||Rio Grande Do Sul||12:00||19:00|
|62||Porto Belo, Brazil||08:00||17:00|
|63||Sao Paulo (Santos)||08:00||19:00|
|67||Rio De Janeiro, Brazil||08:00||00:00|
|68||Rio De Janeiro, Brazil||00:00||18:00|
|77||Mindelo, Cape Verde||10:00||19:00|
|83||Abidjan, Ivory Coast||10:00||19:00|
|90||Walvis Bay, Namibia||08:00||18:00|
|94||Mossel Bay, South Africa||11:00||19:00|
|96||Duban, South Africa||08:00||21:00|
|97||Richards Bay, South Africa||06:00||16:00|
|102||Pointe Des Galets, Reunion||08:00||19:00|
|103||Port Louis, India||08:00||18:00|
|115||Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar(Burma)||08:00||00:00|
|116||Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar(Burma)||00:00||00:00|
|117||Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar(Burma)||00:00||17:00|
|125||Koh Samui Thailand||08:00||16:00|
|130||Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam||08:00||00:00|
|131||Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam||00:00||16:00|
|134||Hanoi (Halong Bay)||11:00||00:00|
|135||Hanoi (Halong Bay)||00:00||18:00|
|137||Hong Kong, China||08:00||00:00|
|138||Hong Kong, China||00:00||17:00|
|148||Jeju Island (South Korea)||10:00||19:00|
|149||Busan (South Korea)||08:00||18:00|
|155||Mt. Fuji (Shimizu), Japan||12:00||20:00|
|167||Dutch Harbor, Alaska||07:00||18:00|
|170||Seward, Alaska, USA||07:00||17:00|
|172||Juneau (Alaska), USA||09:00||18:00|
|174||Prince Rupert (B.C.), Canada||11:00||20:00|
|176||Victoria (British Columbia)||09:00||18:00|
|179||San Francisco (California)||08:00||------|
|180||San Francisco (California)||00:00||17:00|
Insignia radiates her own unique warmth and character. Her distinctive personality shines through from the moment you first step into her newly redesigned, neo-classical lobby or Toscana, resplendent in rich new fabrics and furnishings that reflect the charisma of Tuscany. Insignia boasts decks and verandas graced with the finest teak and exquisite custom stone and tile work. To ensure the elegance shines throughout the entire experience, there is all new Villeroy & Boch china, the finest silver and crystal, and a distinctive museum-quality art collection that is an eclectic melding of traditional and contemporary, with a touch of whimsy.
Year Built: 1998
Year Refurbished: 2010
Gross Tonnage: 30,277
Length: 593.7 ft.
Beam: 83.5 feet
Max. Draught: 19.5 feet
Cruising Speed: 18 Knots
Electric Power or Voltage: 110,220 AC
Guest Capacity (double occupancy): 684
Crew Size: 400
Guest-to-Staff Ratio: 1.71 to 1
Nationality of Officers: European
YOUR WORLD. YOU WAY
Whatever corner of the globe beckons you to explore, Oceania Cruises takes you there in comfort and style. Relax onboard our luxurious ships and savour exquisite cuisine that is renowned as the finest at sea and even rivals the best Michelin-starred restaurants ashore. Inspired by Master Chef Jacques Pepin, these culinary delights have always distinguished the Oceania Cruises experience from any other. And considering the uncompromising quality, perhaps the most remarkable aspect of an Oceania Cruises voyage is its incredible value. Lavish complimentary amenities abound, and there are never supplemental dining charges in any of the restaurants. Value-priced packages ensure that exploring ashore, sipping a glass of vintage wine or surfing the Internet is both convenient and affordable. Every moment spent on an Oceania Cruises voyage confirms that this is Your World. Your Way.
MID - SIZE SHIPS
Mid-size holds great benefits Once you sail one of our mid-size ships, you will never settle for anything less, nor will you ever again be satisfied with anything more in regard to size. Our ships cater to just 684 pampered guests on Regatta, Insignia and Nautica and 1,250 privileged guest on Marina and Riviera. Warmth and conviviality come naturally. Elegance and grace are given. The ambiance is exceptionally relaxed and personal as we singularly focus on your individual desires. Consequently, service standards soar, guests easily develop a rapport with staff and fellow guests, and the friendships only deepen as the days pass effortlessly.
All the elements for bliss Being mid-size even facilitates going ashore, as our ships can slip into boutique ports off-limits to larger vessels. Of course, the fact that our ships are mid-size positively influences every aspect of the onboard experience. With no need to rush, stand in endless lines or worry about crowds, you can savour the defining elements that make our ships so special. Our cuisine, "the finest at sea", is carefully prepared a la minute. Appointments for spa services are readily available in the relaxing Canyon Ranch SpaClub. A comfortable chaise always awaits should you decide to lounge by the pool. Life just seems to proceed at a more courteous pace.
SHIPS' SPECIFICATIONS - MARINA & RIVIERA
Year Built: Marina 2011, Riviera 2012 / Gross Tonnage : 66.084 / Length : 239.24 metres / Beam : 32.2 metres / Cruising Speed : 20 knots / Guest Decks : 11 / Guest Capacity (Double Occupancy) : 1.250 / Staff Size : 800 / Guest to Staff Ratio : 1.56 to 1/ Nationality of Officers : European
SHIPS' SPECIFICATIONS - REGATTA, INSIGNIA & NAUTICA
Year Built: Regatta & Insignia 1998, Nautica 2000 / Refurbishment Dates : Regatta, May 2014, - Insignia, April 2014 - Nautica, May 2014 / Gross Tonnage : 30.277 / Length : 180.96 metres / Beam : 25.45 metres / Cruising Speed : 18 knots / Guest Decks : 9 / Guest Capacity (Double Occupancy) : 684 / Staff Size : 400 / Guest to Staff Ratio : 1.71 to 1/ Nationality of Officers : European