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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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