Ephesus is the best preserved classical city in the Mediterranean, famous for its Greek and Roman architecture and probably the best place in the world to realize how life was in Roman times. Ancient history comes alive as you walk along the marble streets next to the traces left by the vehicls of the ancient years and overtake the temples, columns, houses and public baths. Visit the extensively restored Library of Celsus that once contained 12,000 scrolls.
Akureyri is situated in north-east Iceland, in one of the longest fjords in the country - surrounded by mountains reaching 1000-1500 m. and only 60 km from "The Arctic Circle". A popular tourist destination for short or long visits, the town offers a wide range of activities and interesting places e.g. museums, the world's most northerly botanic garden, 18-hole golf course, the best skiing area in the country. .The town is also a good base for many of Iceland's most beautiful natural wonders as waterfalls, volcanic areas and canyons as well as exciting activities as river rafting, hiking, fishing, whale watching and horse riding.
Auckland is a cosmopolitan capital that combines outdoor activities and sophisticated culture. The famous Sky Tower offers a magnificent view of this unique city with the numerous museums and restaurants. Oakland has a tradition in sailing and one of the greatest events taking place here is the America's Cup.
Alanya is a beach resort city of Antalya Province in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey. The Mediterranean climate, natural attractions, and historic heritage characterize Alanya as a popular destination for tourism. On the peninsula stands Alanya Castle. Most major landmarks in the city are found inside and around the castle. Damlataş Cave, which originally sparked the arrival of outsiders because of the cave's microclimate, with an average temperature of 72°F (22°C) and 95% humidity, is accessible on the west side of the peninsula with trails from Damlataş Beach.
Alicante is one of the largest cities of the Costa Blanca. Among the most notable features of the city are the Castle of Santa Bárbara, which sits high above the city, the port of Alicante, the Basilica of Santa María, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Alicante and the Archaeological Museum of Alicante, with artfacts from the long history of the city's past. The visitor can also relax on the pristine sand of La Playa de San Juan or do shopping to Esplananta de Espana
Aqaba is Jordan's only port city, located on the Gulf of Aqaba in the extreme south of the country.Aqaba is Jordan's window on the Red Sea.
Visit the capital of Modern and Ancient Greece and explore , the "Old City" of Athens, Plaka, with its neoclassical buildings and shops for gifts and souvenirs.
Climb the Acropolis hill, where the Parthenon Temple dominates, and enjoy the wonderful view. Also, take a trip along the beautiful Saronic Gulf - Cape Sounion and ancient Corinth, where you can sunbathe and admire thousand years of history.
Famous for its unique atmosphere and cultural interest, Barcelona is one of the most vivid cities in Europe. Stroll along Las Ramblas, explore the cobbled streets of the Gothic section or visit the unfinished masterpiece of Gaudí, the Sagrada Familia. Alternatively, go on a bike tour through the old town and along the beach. Go for a walk in the park Guell Gaudi, a truly amazing oasis of plants, trees and buildings. Do not miss the Picasso Gallery, with more than 2000 works of the artist.
Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland, situated at the mouth of the River Lagan and is surrounded by mountains. Belfast had been and remains the industrial and financial center of Northern Ireland, with a high level in fields such as the arts, higher education and business. It is a green city with many Parks and Gardens. Don't miss the top city's attraction, the Belfast Zoo, with animals in danger in their natural environment.
Nestled on the eastern side of Mount Desert Island and surrounded by the National Park Akantia, the Bar Harbor offers spectacular scenery. The steep granite cliffs, the majestic mountains and crystal blue waters are breathtaking. Also provide an incredible backdrop for activities such as sea kayaking and mountain byke. Explore the National Park Akantia and see the Mount Kantalak and the natural rock formations of Thunder Hole.
Bilbao is a municipality and city in Spain, the capital of the province of Biscay in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. With a population of 353,187 as of 2010,it is the largest city of its autonomous community and the tenth largest in Spain. With roughly 1 million inhabitants, Bilbao lies within one of the most populous metropolitan areas in northern Spain. The Bilbao metropolitan area includes the comarca of Greater Bilbao (875,552) plus satellite towns, ranking the fifth largest in Spain.
Kota Kinabalu is located on the northwest coast of the tropical island Borneo and is the capital of the state of Sabah, in East Malaysia. The city was named after the nearby Mount Kinabalu. It is a modern city and a great tourist destination with many attractions in the surroundings. Extraordinary landscapes, tropical beaches, tropical rainforests, coral reefs and a variety of tastes and experiences will fascinate every visitor.
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.
Brisbane, the third largest city in Australia, is the capital of Queensland. Brisbane has the atmosphere of a modern, metropolitan city. Here you'll find anything you want. Spend time exploring high class galleries, taste a cup of coffee along Brisbane River, relax on the beach at SouthBank, visit a national park and enjoy this colorful city and its friendly people.
Bali (Benoa) belongs to an island complex in Southeast Asia and attracts millions of tourists worldwide. A paradise on earth, with beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests, rivers, volcanoes and the Balinese people who are polite, highly spiritual, with rich culture and customs still alive through traditional dances and religious, mystic ceremonies, all these will fascinate you.
Bora Bora island is a piece of paradise, an ideal destination for romantic souls. The island is surrounded by a coral reef, which creates a lagoon with calm, shallow, light blue waters. Slopes with rich tropical vegetation, valleys full of flowers and blossoms of hibiscus and palm trees swaying in the wind. Discover the beauty of the island, such as Mount Otemanou, one of the two picks of an extinct volcano that looks like a castle and touches the clouds.
Βordeaux, France goes relatively unnoticed by tourists, but they are missing out on a thriving city filled with shops, amazing historic attractions and nestled in the heart of wine country.Bordeaux, France boasts vinotherapie (wine therapy) spas. It has a large and charming pedestrian zone. Find out more about visiting luscious and lovely Bordeaux, France.A youthful verve is present in Bordeaux, and there are numerous sidewalk cafés and bars. The food here is divine, pairing perfectly with the fabulous Bordeaux wines. Bordeaux is, quite simply, luscious, lively and lovel. Vordeaux first became associated with wine in the first century A.D., and is best known today for its incredible vintages. There are almost endless delights for the wine connoisseur
The mysterious Mumbai is an outburst of colors, flavors and spices and hosts Bolywood, the famous movie center of India. The first thing that will catch your eyes is the gateway to India, a stone arch, 26 feet hight, built in honor of the Royal Visit in 1911. Experience the multi cultures of the city's past visiting one of the many mosques, temples and colonial buildings and don't forget to taste the Indian cuisine.
Boston, is the cradle of the American Revolution and one of the oldest cities in the United States. By the time became a major shipping port and manufacturing center and nowadays is an international center of higher education and a center for medicine. The city keeps its metropolitan style, which makes it a wonderful place to explore and relax.
Bay of Islands is a great holiday destination, with natural beauty and cultural interest. It has amazing beaches and a great variety of water and land activities, like nature walks, fishing, diving, biking or just relaxing. There are also a lot of significant historic sites to visit.
Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is also the capital of the community of Andalusia and is the fourth largest metropolitan area of Spain.
Seville is divided into two parts by the river Guadalquivir. On one side stands the historic center of the city with numerous attractions (Cathedral, Alcazar, Plaza de Espana, etc.), while on the other side is the picturesque area Triana, with long musical tradition in flamenco.
Celucan Bawang, is the major port of Bali. It is a very scenic place with beautiful beaches with black volcanic sand. Full of coral reefs, it is an ideal spot for snorkelling. A walk in the village gives the the visitor the chance to get a feeling for the locals' life. It is a very religious place to and you will be astonished by the beauty of the Balinese temples. These religious areas offer a unique and peaceful environment. It is an ideal destination to relax and enjoy the heavenly atmoshpere. Do not forget to taste the delicious local cuisine.
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.
The tropical island of Cairns is a favorite holiday destination and offers some of the most beautiful and exciting attractions in Australia. The golden sandy beaches nearby to intact tropical forests and the Great Barrier Reef located in a distance less than one hour, make Cairns a place that has it all!
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.
A walk along the Strantoum street and a tour of the Old City will surely take you back in time, with its old narrow streets and historical buildings that have remained virtually intact since the 13th century. High walls surround the main attractions of the town, like the great monasteries of the Dominicans and Franciscans Monks and the amazing Sponza Palace.
Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Situated on the Timor Sea, Darwin has a population of 127,532, making it by far the largest and most populated city in the sparsely populated Northern Territory. It is the smallest and most northerly of the Australian capital cities, and acts as the Top End's regional centre. Darwin has grown from a pioneer outpost and small port into one of Australia's most modern and multicultural cities.
Dublin is the capital of Ireland and has great cultural tradition. Many great writers come from here. In Dublin there are many museums, theaters and nightclubs, with traditional Irish music.The city has also many green areas, like the Phoenix Park, the largest in town. Other attractions include the imposing castle of Dublin, the library and art gallery Chester Beatty and the medieval district.
Sandy beaches, sun, shopping and enjoynment, there are all in Dubai. Spend a morning at a busy traditional bazaar, such as "Gold Bazaar", one of the largest retail gold markets in the world. After that visit a modern department store with a variety of duty free items before escaping into a nearby beach in the afternoon.
Don't forget to have a look to the unique hotel Jumeirah Burj Al Arabica - shaped like a yacht, 321 meters high, one of the most impressive attractions of modern Middle East.
Faeroes that means Sheep Islands is a cluster of 18 islands (17 habitable), which are the homonymous archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean between Scotland, Norway and Iceland. Tórshavn is a small city of approximately 20,000 residents that becomes "alive" every year during the summer when visitors from every corner of Europe and beyond come to visit. Descendants of the Vikings firstly inhabited the islands around the 9th century, the inhabitants of the islands as well as the Icelanders are their descendants. Visit The Tinganes, the oldest part of town with small wooden houses and roofs covered with grass. The oldest of these is about 500 year old . Its worth visiting the Tórshavn Cathedral, Tórshavn harbor, the Listasavn Føroya Museum of Art and the Nordic House the most important cultural center of the Faroes.
For those who want to spend a relaxing time enjoying special beaches with colored water, the three Emirates are ideal. Therefore, after all, Emirates experienced a significant tourist growth in recent years. In Fujairah exept swimming, you can also do scuba diving.
Take advantage of this beautiful Italian port, Livorno, as the starting point for exploring the nearby Pisa with its famous leaning tower, or to visit the walled city of Lucca, famous for its silk and olive oil production. Otherwise drive through the countryside of Tuscany to Florence to do the best shopping in Italy and admire the statue of David by Michelangelo and other artworks of the Renaissance.
Paamiut, formerly Frederikshab, is a town in southwestern Greenland. People have lived in the Paamiut area since around 1500 BC. The trading post of Frederikshaab was established by Jacob Severin's company in 1742 and named in honor of the Crown Prince Frederick. The community prospered on trading fur and whale products. It also became known for its soapstone artists. The town has one of the finest churcehs in Greenland, built in 1990 from wood in the Norwegian style.
The Rock of Gibraltar stands between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. A visit to Gibraltar Museum illustrates the remarkable story of this strategic milestone. Take a cable car ride to the top of the cliff to enjoy the magnificent view and see the famous inhabitants of the Rock - the apes Macaques of Barbary, known as "Monkeys of the Rock" of Gibraltar. Try to get off the Mediterranean Step Walk, starting from O'Charas Butters, the highest point of Gibraltar and go round the cliffs to the bottom of the Rock.
Goa is one of the 28 Federal States of India and is known for its beaches and places of worship.It's considered to be monument of world architecture heritage. Rich in flora and fauna due to its location, has also been ranked as one of the most important centers of biodiversity.
Haifa is a diverse city, a port which is a gateway to the Holy Land and a crucible of religions and cultures. Every point of the city offers a spectacular view - from the beaches and the curved bay to the forests of Mount Carmel. Start your trip from city center and visit the colorful villages Ntrougk where you will find friendly faces and will get lost in handicraft markets. On the walls of the cave of Prophet Elia, a place of pilgrimage for thousands of Christians, Muslims and Jews will see dedications that have left believers for centuries. Do not forget to visit the magnificent Temple and the Gardens of Bahai, one of the most popular attraction in Haifa.
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.
Honolulu offers multiple attractions, from Pearl Harbor to lolani Palace - a landmark included in the National Register of Historic Places. You will enjoy exploring the city, which emerges from the rich flora.
The port of Safaga is located 37 km away from the omonymous town, with several tourist villages, charming hotels and excellent fish restaurants, ideal destination for those who love diving.
The town hosts varried and widely popular events in the realms of both culture and outdoor recreation.
The Isafiordour is a town in Iceland.It has a total populations of 2,600 inhabitants.It is the capital of the Western Fjords.Developed in the 16th century.The museum stands the oldest building,built in 1786.
Ishigaki is the main island of Okinawa Perfecture in Japan. This is a place where you can find Japan's finest beaches. Perfect coastlines, blue waters,white sand and beautiful coral reefs make the place idyllic and ideal for relaxing, swimming and water sports. Scuba diving is the number one activity on the island. This place has many attractions for the tourists to see and learn about the Japanese culture. Apart from the natural beauty, many visitors come here to enjoy the fascinating and vibrant nightlife. Numerous bars stay open until the early hours of the morning! Japanese cuisine is, also, a must to taste.
Istanbul is not only the meeting point of Europe and Asia, but also the place where history meets the modern world. Mosques, racecourses, luxurious palaces of Old Istanbul and what remains of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire, will go you back in time. Admire amazing cultural and sacred sites such as the Agia Sophia. Visit the Dolmabahce Palace and see how the sultans of the Ottoman Empire were living.
Hilo is a town on the Big Island of Hawai.Hilo is the one of the best starting points to explore the eastern half of the island,including Hawai Volcanoes National Park.Hilo is known for its locally made shopping areas,each about a mile away from most of the hotels on the Banyan.
Qaqortoq is a town in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. It is the most populous town in southern Greenland and the fourth-largest town on the island. Tourism is a significant contributor to the economy of the town. The Great Greenland Fur-house is a popular tourist attraction. Tourists are offered year-round activities such as kayaking, hiking, whale-watching, cross-country skiing, and boating.
Mykonos, the most cosmopolitan island in Europe with the most beautiful beaches.
Mykonos is an island of Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. Mykonos was a famous touristic destination since 1960. Nowadays, the nightlife of Mykonos still is the most intense and interesting throughout Europe. Here you will find picturesque villages with whitewashed houses and cobble paved narrow streets, with open door cafes serving Greek specialties. Taste delicious frash seafood from the deep blue Aegean Sea and visit the nearby island of Delos, the island of Apollo with the Temple of Apollo and hellenistic mansions with beautiful mosaics.
Santorini is a unique island of extraordinary beauty and rich culture going back to praehistoric ages
Perched high above the beaches with black sand and crystal sea waters, access to Fira town becomes in three ways - by cable car, donkey or on foot. Regardless the way you choose to get there, the amazing sight of whitewashed houses that hang on the edge of the cliff will enchant you. Visit the site of Akrotiri , one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, and have a sightseeing tour to this prehistoric settlement, a city like Pompeii. Do not miss the opportunity to visit a local "Bodega" in the stunning village of Oia at the top of the cliff.
The island is famous not only for its heritage of convits but also for the unique fauna which roam it.The komodo dragon the world's largest living lizard,takes its name from the island.
Komodo is one of the 17,508 islands that make up the Republic of Indonesia.The island is particularly nutable as the natural habitat of the Komedo dragon,the largest lizard on earth and consequently named after the island.Komodo Island has a surface area of 390km and a permanent population of over 2.000.
Located in the southern part of Taiwan the city of Kaohsiung is the island largest industrial center.A thriving international metropolis as the southern tip of Taiwan,Kaohsing was the host city for the 2009 World Games.Due to the rejulating effects of the mavine climate.Kaohsing is generally sunny and enjoys pleasant weather year-round.
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
Kavala is a picturesque city and one of the largest in nothern Greece. This is a place with a lot of history to show and many archaeological sites to visit. Especially, the castle of Kavala offers stunning views. A walk in the beautiful, narrow streets and the pretty port will stay unforgettable. The city exudes a special aura due to the recent past: the neoclassical buildings that have remained and the large warehouses retain the memory of a prosperous bourgeois. Numerous cafes, restaurants and bars are here to satisfy every visitor. Do not forget to mention the beautiful beaches. You will be surprised by the vivid atmosphere of this city.
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.
If there was ever a maritime city, it would be La Coruna. It was a world port-gateway for travelers for over 2000 years. The visitor can enjoy the panoramic ocean view from almost every point of the city.
The city of Almeria is Andalucia's most eastern capital. Years ago, it was not as well known by tourists as other capitals like Malaga, Sevillle, or Granada. However, that has changed drastically in the last while with its growth as a major holiday area.Almeria holds a great deal of charm and is steeped in history.Almería is both a historical and modern city. Located on the coast, it has some spectacular historical, medieval buildings alongside some very modern ones. A coastal town, Almeria is the perfect place to discover on foot, where monuments like the Cathedral, the Alcazaba castle, the Cable Ingres or the convent of the Puras make up the testimony of a rich history that continues to be present for the local people.
Discover the captivating views of the city and harbor from the Alto do Parque Belvedere Park. Take a bike and go for a walk along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. See the fascinating marine life to the aquarium in Lisbon. Visit the charming village of Fatima, where is said that Virgin Mary had been seen by many people. Visit the St George Kasteo with multimedia reports of the city's history and breathtaking views of Lisbon and the Tagus River.
San Tropez is located on the French Riviera, in the southeastern France. It's known for its famous and extremely wealthy visitors, during summer. Tourism is the main source of revenue for San Tropez. In length of 5 km stretch beautiful beaches where one can indulge in water sports and activities.
Lerwick is a bustling, cosmopolitan seaport with services and amenities only usually found in much larger places on the British mainland. The extensive leisure and entertainment facilities provide warm hospitality to visitors. The old waterfront is thronged with pleasure boats, visiting yachts, historic craft and working fishing boats. There's a variety of lively bars and clubs, ranging from popular "theme" bars to more traditional hostelries. Visitors can explore a surprisingly wide range of well-stocked shops. Lerwick also has an outstanding Museum and Archives, incorporating an art gallery.
The magnificent Muscat, Oman's capital, has all the features of a modern city in an environment full of natural beauties. In Muscat you will find beautiful beaches but also mountains and canyons, worthwhile to explore. Also, the wonderful depths of the region will amaze the lovers of diving. Some of the sightseeings are the Old Town, the port Moutrach and the shopping district Rougoui, which is one of the most popular spots in the region.
The natural beauty, the diverse landscape, rich history and numerous monuments, make Mytilene an ideal destination for every visitor.
Mytilene is the capital of Lesvos island in the northeastern Aegean Sea .Island's history goes back to prehistoric times. Impressive is the medieval Castle of the town. Other attractions are the ancient Theatre of the late Roman years, the Archaeological Museum, the Theophilos Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and many Byzantine monuments. The natural beauty, the diverse landscape, rich history and numerous monuments, make Mytilene an ideal destination for every visitor.
Manila had been the jewel of the Spanish empire in the Pacific and a colony of the U.S. after the Spanish-American War. The city is now a mixture of old buildings and churches and has museums of great interest. A jeepney ride is an unforgettable experience for every visitor.
The fourth largest island in the Hawaiian group, Kaua'i is known as the "Garden Island". Τhis once isolated island was the site of the first meeting between Europeans and Hawaiians. Kauai has many things to enjoy from foot trails to helicopter flightseeing. Visitors will see the volcanic slopes of Mt. Waialeale, the Poipu Beach and least but not last the Waimea Canyon.
Nuku Hiva is the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The central part of the island is a high plateau called Tōvi‘i, covered primarily by a tall-grass prairie, on which experiments in cattle raising are taking place for the first time. Pine forest plantations covering large areas all around the crater of Tōvi‘i give an overall impression of the lower Alps and parts of Germany, Wales and Switzerland.
Mangalore is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. It lies between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges. Mangalore's economy is dominated by the agricultural processing and port-related activities.The New Mangalore Port is India's ninth largest port, in terms of cargo handling. It handles 75 per cent of India's coffee exports and the bulk of its cashew nuts. Many classical dance forms and folk art are practised in the city. The Yakshagana, a night-long dance and drama performance, is held in Mangalore. Most of the popular Indian festivals are celebrated in the city. Mangalorean cuisine is largely influenced by the South Indian cuisine, with several cuisines being unique to the diverse communities of the city.
Nuuk is the capital and largest city of Greenland. It is the seat of government, as well as the country's largest cultural and economic center. The Nuuk Tourist Office was built in 1992 to house the headquarters of the new National Tourist Board of Greenland. It was built not only to provide information to tourists but as an attraction, with a fake Christmas tree and an extremely large postal box.
New York is capital city of the United States. Is located on the eastern coast of the country and is the most populous U.S. city. Is one of the main financial centers of the country and the whole world. In New York there are the UN headquarters, the famous Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building. It is famous for its skyscrapers and its many neighborhoods. New York has many attractions, about 500 art galleries, 150 museums, over 100 theaters, dozens of shops and restaurants 17,000. The city is regarded as a cultural and artistic center of the U.S. East Coast.
Okinawa Prefecture is made up of the Ryukyu Islands, which at their southern extremity begin at Nansei Island, and lie between Kyushu, the most southwesterly of Japan's four main islands, and Taiwan. Okinawa consists of 160 islands of various size scattered across a vast area of ocean. The temperature in winter is about the same as that of springtime in Tokyo and Osaka, making it warm and comfortable throughout the year
Porto is one of the oldest European centres and the second largest city in Portugal. Many archaeological ruins from the Roman times indicate its interesting history. Baroque carvings, the Douro Valley and the Porto river make the city one of the most charming cities in Europe. Its beautiful monuments by well-known architects such as Gustave Eiffel's Dona Maria Bridge make the city an atmospheric place. Do not miss to taste the sweet local wine, the famous Porto.
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.
The island of Pago Pago is the capital of American Samoa. The biggest industries of the island are tourism, entertainment, food and packaging plants tone. The island is a mix of suburban communities, a small town, canning factories and a harbor surrounded by cliffs that create a stunning backdrop.
French Polynesia is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, part of the French territory. The most famous island of French Polynesia is Tahiti, where is located Papeet. Here you can wonder around and visit on foot all the attractions such as Bougainville Park, the cathedral of Notre Dame, the presidential mansion, the city hall and the papeete market.
Reykjavik is a perfect town, with plenty of room, clean air, vibrant culture and beautiful environment. The southernmost capital of the world has it all. To enrich your knowledge of the Norwegian and Icelandic culture, visit the National Museum and the wooden buildings of the old city of Reykjavik. Afterwards leave the city behind and drive across landscapes of fire, ice and geysers to indulge in spas, that steam gushes.Don't miss such an ethereal experience.
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.
Rhodes is a beutiful greek island, the largest of the Dodecanese islands, in the eastern Aegean Sea. Walk in the ancient walled city, built by the Knights of St. John in 1309, and discover the fantastic architecture of the city and the impressive restored Palace of the Grand Masters. Go for a ride by car to the ancient village of Lindos to enjoy the stunning scenery around the towering rock where stands the temple of Athena of Lindos.
Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the province of Rome. A sea port which is located 80 kilometres west-north-west of Rome. The harbor is formed by two piers and a breakwater, on which is a lighthouse.
Discover the charm of Sorrento, a beautiful city at the top of the cliff, overlooking the Mediterranean, at the legendary Amalfi coast of Italy. Go for a ride by car or make new explorations to Vesuvius, the only active volcano in Europe and to the classical Roman city of Pompeii, the most exciting excavation uncovered from the ashes of Vesuvius. Don't forget to visit the romantic island of Capri, which is famous for its luxury villas, sea caves and stunning landscapes.
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.
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.
Salalah is the capital of the southern Omani province of Dhofar. The Sultan traditionally lives in Salalah. This city is known as the "perfume capital of Arabia". It is very famous for its natural beauty and its amazing green scenery. As a result, rare species of animals live here,so the visitors have the opportunity to get in touch with the beautiful wildlife. Coconut trees contribute to the beauty of the landscape. The amazing beaches with the blue waters are offered for scuba diving. Finally, for the history lovers, there are many museums and archaelogical sites that satisfy their thirst! Do not forget to taste the delicious local cuisine.
Southampton is a large city and major port on the south coast of England. It considers to be the cruise capital of Northern Europe and has a long and important maritime history.
The rich city's culture heritage is reflected to the number of museums, such as Southampton Maritime Museum, Tudor House Museum and Sea City Museum. Galleries, open events, festivals, shopping and a great variety of attractions are available, for all interests. This vibrant, multi cultural city wont't disappoint any visitor.
Suva is the capital and main port of Fiji. In the city center stands the building of the Old Parliament. The library of the city, which was built in 1909, is a sample of colonial architecture. You must visit the Museum of Fiji,in Therston Gardens, where is exhibited a collection of Fijian artworks, the largest one worldwide. In Suva there are many parks with local species of flora of the South Pacific area.
Sydney, a diverse city, the largest in Australia, with many sights of interest, such as parks, sandy beaches and shopping areas
Sydney stands on a deep natural harbor and is not only the largest city in Australia but also the oldest and most diverse. Significant points of the city is the Harbor Bridge, the impressive Opera House and the historic district "The Rocks", with shops, cafes, galleries and crowded streets. Also don't miss the world famous beaches for surfers and the sandy beaches.
Taormina is a legendary resort on the east coast of Sicily, situated between the cities of Messina and Catania. Located on a slope of the coastal path in altitude of 200 meters, Taormina has a unique view at sea and Mount Etna.The combination of mild climate and picturesque scenery has made Taormina and its surroundings a famous winter resort.
Thursday Island is the administrative and commercial centre of the Torres Strait Islands, north of Queensland, Australia. The Thursday Island is noteworthy for being the most northerly in Australia.
Keelung City is a major port city situated in the northeastern part of Taiwnan.Keelung has a humid subtropical climate and is a particularly noted for its high rainfall year-round with an average of upwards of 3.700 milimetres contributing to its nickname of Rain Port.
Venice is a magnificent city and the best way to see it is through canals with a romantic gondola ride, starting from the Grand Canal. Then visit the Doge's Palace, cross the Bridge of Sighs and enjoy a coffee in San Marco Square with its imposing buildings and the Cathedral, aged 900 years ago. Do not forget to visit an exhibition of glassware where you can see artisans at work and buy authentic Venetian glass items.
The Whitsunday Islands is a collection of continental islands in Queensland, Australia. They constitute a popular yachting destination as well as an ideal spot for the lovers of sailing and kayaking. The Whitsunday islands, Hook and South Molle give tourists the opportunity to camping into specially designed camping areas, while many resorts are also available. The capital centre is the Hamilton Island, which has its own commercial airport.
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.
In the citadel of the port visitors will be amazed by the historical sites such as the Cathedrale St-Vincent and of course the labyrinthic network of lanes which are surrounded by impressively preserved walls.
Saint-Malo is a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France on the English Channel.it is an important tourist destination, with many ancient, attractive buildings.It is also known as the "City of Corsairs" because through history, piracy took place very often here.It is considered to be the most attractive channel port in France and its cobbled streets are full of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops.Apart from the historical atmosphere that St. Malo retains,tourists can also enjoy the sun, the crystal clear waters and the beautiful sandy beaches.
Entering the port of Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia, the Peggys Cove, the Citadel Hill and Akkadian County are just some of the sights that you'll see. Do not miss the Historic Properties along the coast, fully renovated, with cobblestone streets surrounded by many boutiques, cafes and pubs.
Sydney is the second largest city of Nova Scotia, located on the east side of the beautiful island Cape Breton. Once, it had been a thriving mining center of steel. This colonial port is a gateway to some of the most historic sites and scenic landscapes of the North Atlantic.
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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