Geiranger is a holiday destination for the majority of Norwegians. The scenery will take your breath away, but the most fascinating landmark is the Seven Sisters waterfall. The city is surrounded by towering snow-capped mountains, lush vegetation and numerous hiking trails, which often enjoy the adventurous visitors.
Alesund is a coastal town, a fishing and trading center. One of the city's landmarks is the marble church of Giske-one of the oldest examples of the spread of Christianity in Norway. Alesund was completely destroyed by fire in 1904 and was totaly rebuilded according to the Art Nouveau style. Nowadays Alesund has a unique atmosphere with incredible décors, colorful facades and the turrets that look like it sprang from a medieval fairytale.
The warm atmosphere of this classic Norwegian town welcomes you as you walk in the old city. You will see the medieval tower Chaaken Hall and Brygken Wharf where you may do shopping to the numerous art workshops in bargain prices. Then climb by cable car to the summit of Mount Floien, 305 meters above sea level and walk in rubble paths enjoying the magnificent view of the harbor, the fjords and mountains.
The beautiful Flam located to the inside part of Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of 204 km, is surrounded by steep cliffs, waterfalls and deep valleys. The Flam is a unique place, an ideal destination for those seeking an unforgetable experience in a natural environment.
Haugesund is a town in the county of Rogaland, Norway. The town has during the last 20 years established its position as the main trading centre for Haugaland and southern parts of Hordaland. It has several relatively large shopping centres, considering the size of the town.
Hellesylt is a small village in Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. In the summertime, thousands of tourists travel through or stay in Hellesylt each day. The village is surrounded by mountains and valleys. The standard of living is said to be one of the best in Norway. The Sunnylven Church is located in Hellesylt, which was the administrative center of the former municipality of Sunnylven.
Kristiansund is a city and municipality on the western coast of Norway in the Nordmøre district of Møre og Romsdal county. Kristiansund is built on four main islands, with many smaller islands. The island of Nordlandet, is the second largest island. Is one of the most densely populated cities of Norway, having what is arguably the country's most urban small city centre, due to the relatively small size of the islands on which it is built and the very constricted central harbour/town area of Kirkelandet. Kristiansund is an important cultural centre in the region of Nordmøre. The city is probably best known for housing Norway's oldest opera, which was established in 1928 by Edvard Bræin.
Bodo is the largest town in Norland county, Norway. It is an ideal place for kayaking and fishing into the tidal current of Saltstraumen. It hosts several art exhibitions and music events, like the popular music festival "Parkenfestivalen".
Oslo, the capital of Vikings, is full of mystery and beauty. Don't miss the dragon statues in the Vigkelant Museum of Sculpture, the very interesting artworks of the artist Edvard Mounch and the amazing Olsofiorden . Learn about the feats of those sefareres in three Maritime museums, the famous Viking Maritime Museum, the Fram Museum and the Kon Tiki Museum, which honors the late Thor Chaierntal who crossed the ocean with a boat of reeds. Visit Xarl Johann Gata street, with great shops, itinerant musicians and vendors.
Skagen is located on the northern tip of Jutland, in Denmark. It is famous for its painters and its watches. Visiting the Skagens Museum, you will admire the world famous paintings of the 19th century. It is a popular tourist destination with a wonderful countryside and extensive beautiful beaches with white sand. It is, also, the best place for bird watching. Finally, do not forget to visit the Buried Church or the Tilsandede Kirke which used to be the biggest church but it fell victim to a sand drift . It is a very interesting spot.
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.
Stavanger is a small town with great charm. It has a perfect harbor, long history and culture, excellent restaurants, shops and good accommodation services. Located near the mountains, fjords and sandy beaches, is the Norwegian petroleum capital.
Trondheim is a city and municipality in the county of Sor-Trondelag, roughly in the center of Norway. It is the fourth largest city in the country with 176,008 inhabitants. Regarded as the Norwegian center of education, technical and medical research with educational institutions Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and SINTEF located in the city.
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The brand new Marina, and her sister Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience.
Comfortably mid-size, Marina and Riviera retain the same warmth and charm of their acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, they offer even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ships designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina and Riviera offer guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.
Yet remarkably, with so many additions, the onboard ambiance and experience remains comfortably familiar. We have retained everything guests adore about our ships and raised the bar ever higher. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.
Marina: Debuted in 2011
Length: 785 feet
Beam: 106 feet
Maximum Draught: 24 feet
Cruising Speed: 20 knots
Guest Decks: 11
Total Decks: 15
Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC
Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy)
Staff Size: 800
Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1
Nationality of Officers: European
Nationality of Staff: International
Country of Registry: Marshall Islands
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