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.
Lanzarote is the easternmost island of the Canary Islands and has a volcanic origin. It has magnificent beaches, fine white sands, small coves and wonderful nature. The island has been declared as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and has numerous natural monuments and protected areas
Agadir, an exciting destination, is known for its beautiful beach that stretches for 6 km, its wide boulevards and gardens. Bathed in the sun all over the year, has a wide variety of water sports and other outdoor activities. It is also an ideal departure point for day trips to nearby attractions or places as the city Tarountant which is surrounded by walls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
La Digue is the third largest inhabited island of the Seychelles. Island's main industry is tourism, and it is known for its beaches, especially Anse Source d'Argent and Grand Anse. In former times, copra and vanilla production were mainstays of the local economy, which is commemorated in the island's museum.
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.
Luderitz is a harbor town in south-west Namibia, in Africa. The town is known for its colonial architecture and for its wildlife including seals, penguins, flamingos and ostriches. Just outside of Luderitz lies the ghost town of Kolmanskop, a prominent tourist destination. This previously bustling diamond town is now abandoned, and fights a constant struggle against being buried under the shifting sand dunes of the Namib dessert.
Mahe is the largest island of the Seychelles, lying in the north east of the nation. Ringed by steep, magnificent mountains, few capitals can claim a more beautiful backdrop. The town features a mixture of modern and indigenous architecture. It is the centre of business and commerce thanks to the extensive port facilities. Noteworthy sites in Victoria, the capital of the island, are the history museum, cathedral, clock tower, botanical gardens and an open-air market.
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.
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.
Mayotte is an overseas department of France. It consists of a main island, a smaller island and several other islets around these two.
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.
Nosy Be is Madagascar's largest and busiest tourist resort. This is the only place in Madagascar where all-inclusive large resorts can be found. the island's main activities are now the plantation of Ylang Ylang ( for the production of essential oils ) and tourism.
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.
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.
Cool forests, beautiful botanical gardens, volcanic landscapes and towering mountains. The unique diversity of Tenerife means that you can walk in endless forests, swim in the Atlantic, lie on golden beaches and climb the snowy mountains, all in the same day. Find your way among the eucalyptus and pine forest Esperanza to explore strange volcanic landscapes, special rock formations and tall mountain of Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain.
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.
Sao Tome is the larger of the two islands that make up Sao Tome and Principe, in the Atlantic Ocean. The entire island of Sao Tome is volcanic and most of the lava erupted in the last million years has been basalt. The younger dated rock on the island is about 100,000 years old. The main products produced are cocoa, coffee, copra and palm oil.
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.
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.
Zanzibar is complex of islands in the Indian Ocean. The old quarters of the city, known as "Stone City" have been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The main activities are the spice trade as well as tourism. The island group is home to many native animals.
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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