Adelaide is a very pleasant city to visit. It has a moderate climate. The city loves to party and there many events to enjoy throughout the year.
Adelaide is the Wine capital of Australia. With a population of slightly more than one million, Adelaide is the “20 minute city”. The Adelaide Hills and major beaches are less than half an hour away by car. Adelaide weather is moderate. Year-round big blue skies mean average winter temperatures of 16 degrees Celsius (°C) and 28°C in summer.
Akaroa is a little fishing town with French and British influences. It's a little peice of paradise, in the heart of an ancient volcano. It is a popular resort village and offers an enormous range of activities. The atmosphere of the town with its colonial architecture, galleries, craft stores, and cafés will enchant you.
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.
Whales, wine and flowers will enchant you in the oldest and most beautiful city of Western Australia. Albani is a city of extraordinary beauty. Enjoy a walk by the sea, along city's coastal routes, the magnificent King George Sound and the Princess Royal Harbour, where you can observe whales and dolphins playing.
Amami Oshima is the largest island of all the Satsunan Islands between Kyushu and Okinawa and belongs to the county of Kagoshima in Japan. It is an ideal destination for those who want to enjoy the rich flora and fauna, its wonderful beaches with warm waters but also the white sand as well as its underwater coral life. But beyond its natural beauty Amami Oshima has a rich history and excellent cuisine. It is also known for producing excellent quality silk.
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.
The pearling capital of Australia, Broome is the western gateway to the Kimberley wilderness - home to world famous Cable Beach sunsets and the natural phenomenon of the Staircase to the Moon.Cable Beach is a world famous beach in Broome, Kimberley, Western Australia. A stunning natural paradise, Broome offers an unparalleled tropical lifestyle to locals and unrivalled holiday destination to all visitors. Affectionately known as the 'pearl of the north', it's the home of South Sea pearls - among the largest and most coveted commercially harvested cultured pearls in the world. Their discovery in the 1800s fuelled a mass migration almost as epic as the gold rush. Japanese, Filipino and Malay pearl divers arrived in droves seeking their fortune, creating a melting pot of cultures that makes Broome the multicultural town it is today.
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.
Tasmania has a repulation for fantastic food.Its temperature climate,volcanic soils,clean environment and generous rainfall help create lush pasture,where temperature climate fruit and perfect vegetables,are grown,where some of the world's best cheese is made from fresh milk and where sprarkling Tasmanian water is transformed into single malt whisky.There are restaurants to linger in and well stocked delis to tempt you with gourmet treats.You can enjoy avibrant shopping district that spills onto the beach for seafood and coffee.The shopping is concentrated in the CBD at West Beach and there also satelite shopping centres at Upper Burnie Wivenhoe and Coee.
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.
Dunedin is the second largest city in South Island. It is known for its Victorian architecture, the alternative atmosphere, the excellent outdoor activities and the variety of wildlife including albatross, penguins and seals.
Here, the rugged gorges of Cape Range National Park give way to the pristine white beaches, clear blue waters and vibrant coral reefs.
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia.It is one of the few areas in Australia that can boast the "Range to Reef" experience.It also provides a large variety of camp sites.The beautifull waters are offered to get a nice snorkelling experience as well as to enjoy the sandy beaches.Of course, for the most adventurous,surfing and diving are highly recommended.Don't forget to discover the rugged beauty of Australia’s Cape Range National Park and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.It is a magical moment.Swimming with the giant manta rays is a breathtaking activity.
Laoutoka is located in the western part of the Viti Levu island, in Fiji islands, at the Pacific. Laoutoka is known as the "Sugar City", because of its sugar cane belt areas. It is worthwhile visiting the "Sugar Mill", the temple "Hare Krishna", the beautiful Botanical Garden, walk to the central shopping street and shop at duty-free shops and handicraft markets.
Perth, the capital of the state of Western Australia is a rapidly growing city in Australia, with a population of more than 1,5 million people. The city is located beside the calm waters of the river Svan. Much of the city's growth is due to the region's natural resources such as gold, iron, diamonds, oil and natural gas.
The Geelong metropolitan area is the second most populated area in the Australian state of Victoria. It is known for being home to car manufacturer Ford Australia and also the Geelong Football Club, known as The Cats. Geelong has a number of shopping precincts in the CBD and surrounding suburbs. The two main shopping centres are located in the CBD - Westfield Geelong and Market Square, with smaller centres in the suburbs.
Geradlton is an Indian Ocean port, clinging to the western edge of Australia, facing west towards the Abrolhos Islands and Africa.
It has a fantastic blend of the City opportunities with the feel and relaxed pace of a country town.
Geraldton is a city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424 kilometres (263 mi) north of Perth. The town is an important service centre for regional mining, fishing, wheat, sheep and tourism industries.Scenic Beaches such as St Georges beach surround Geraldton, and the town foreshore has recently been redeveloped to host a modern playground complete with water activities, Basketball court and shaded play areas for different age groups.Surfing is a popular activity in and around Geraldton. Popular surf spots include Flat Rocks, Back Beach, Greenough, Glenfield and Sunset Beach. Geraldton is also an internationally renowned windsurfing location.
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.
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.
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.
Melbourne is located in the southeastern part of Australia. In the capital of Victoria, which is the perfect place for action, was born the Australian football and the famous cricket of Melbourne. In a short distance is located the Seine Kilnta, with a stunning beach and great variety of water sports.
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.
Napier is a city in Hawke's Bay in New Zealand, which is a major export port for the region of northeastern Zealand. The mild climate and bright sunshine favor the cultivation of grapes and therefore the area is famous for its wine production. Furthermore, Napier is a popular tourist destination with many attractions, mostly concerning the Art Deco style of city's architecture. Also offers a wide variety of activities, including sports, restaurants, outdoor cafes, galleries, shopping and others.
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.
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
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.
Rangiroa is the largest atoll in the Tuamotus, and one of the largest in the world. It is part of the Palliser group and it is located about 355 km Northeast of Tahiti. Black pearls are abundant in the atolls of French Polynesia. These pearls, which have a wide range of natural colors, from white to dark and all kind of grey, are the only cultured pearls in the world with so many different natural. Tourism is a major economic activity of the island with the exceptional lagoon and the passes which are good sites for scuba diving attract a steady number of tourists.
Brunei-Muara is the northern-most district in Brunei, it is the smallest of Brunei's four districts in term of area but by far the most populous. Tourism is one of the largest contributors to the district's GDP, since the district contains the most number of tourist attractions in the country, such as museums, parks and shopping stores.
Surabaya feautures a tropical wet and dry climate,with disinct wet and dry seasons.The city's wet seasons runs from November through June,while the dry season covers the remaining five months.The city has one football club currently competing in te Indonesian Premier League,called Persebaya.
Surabaya is Indonesia's second largest city with a population of over 3.1 million and the capital of the province of East Java.The city is one of the busiest ports in the country.Its trincipal exports include sugar,tobaco and coffee.It has a large shipyard and numerous specialized naval schools.
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.
Tauranga has all the amenities of a big city. The port Mount Maoungkanoui has the homonymous volcano as background. There you will find some of the most famous beaches of New Zealand, while Tauranga is just opposite the Harbour Bridge. You can charter a boat to go fishing, do scuba diving, dolphin watching or just sightseeing.
Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and is known for its arts, culture and native beauty. The best way to explore this vibrant city is on foot. A great variety of museums,art gelleries and theatre, restaurants, cafes and bars will satisfy any taste and mood.
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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