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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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