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.
Copenhagen, the largest city in Scandinavia, is home to the oldest kingdom in the world. Since the bronze life-size statue of the "Little Horn" of Hans Christian Andersen, Town Hall Square and the Castle of Kristianmporgk, Copenhagen has cultural and historical wealth and is a wonderful city for walking . Tour the shopping center or enjoy the lush gardens of Tivoli and entertainment venues in the surrounding area. Visit the port Nichavn and relax in an outdoor cafe or wander boat canals of Copenhagen.
Gdansk had been one of the best ports of the Baltic Sea since the Middle Ages. It is a mixture of German, Polish and modern civilization. This once deserted village, today is one of the most important destinations for the lovers of contemporary art and features exclusive restaurants and exciting nightlife.
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.
A city with spacial character and traditions, Helsinki, the capital of Finland is an architectural gem. Combining classic style, baroque and modern design, Helsinki is a vibrant city with a unique culture, heritage and beauty. The best way to enjoy this beauty is on a walk, or a ride by a public bike.
The city of Karlskrona is spread over 30 islands in the eastern part of Blekinge archipelago. Outside the city lies the archipelago of Karlskrona, the most southern of the Swedish archipelagos. Several islands are connected to the city by ferries. The most important day in Karlskrona is the day before midsummer's eve. On that day a big fair takes place and attracts tens of thousands to visit Karlskrona. The fair is called Lövmarknaden (The Leaf Fair) and is very popular among the locals. Every year in late July/early August a popular festival called The Sail takes place in the harbor of Karlskrona. The old architecture together with the naval installations comprise the major tourist attractions of Karlskrona. The city has a pleasant atmosphere and is one of the highlights of south-east Sweden.
Kirkwall is the capital and administrative center of Orkney. It was founded around 1035 by the Vikings and the original city is one of the best preserved examples of an ancient Norwegian town. Its name comes from the old Norwegian dialect which means "church-Bay" and refers to a very old church.Explore the main street, visit the shops with the unique handicrafts and the cozy cafe.
Kristiansand is the administrative, business and cultural capital of Southern Norway, a modern city with a cosmopolitan history. A leading light in the technology sector and number one in exports, the Kristiansand region is the fastest growing region in Norway. Surrounded by picturesque scenery, from tiny rocky islands in the fjords to snow-covered mountains inland, offers a rich variety of recreational activities.
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.
St.Petersburg is a wonderful city, with amazing sightseeings. Admire the treasures of the Winter Palace, where is the Hermitage Museum which houses more than 3 million works of art including pieces of Monet, Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci. Otherwise take a tour of the Catherine's Palace, the summer recidence of the Tsars.
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.
Although Stockholm consists of 14 islands, you will easily reach every corner of this capital city thanks to the 50 picturesque bridges. The city of the Nobel Prize has parks, museums and palaces - the most famous of all is the huge Royal Palace with 608 rooms. You can enjoy the beauty of Stockholm by land, going for a walk in Old Town, which is full of boutiques, outdoor cafes, historic buildings and interesting sights or rent a sailboat or motorboat to explore Stockholm by water.
The capital of Estonia, Tallinn is a European city with a unique atmosphere thanks to the incredible architectural treasures and gilded roofs of houses, churches with tall steeples and the famous Fort Tuba of 13th century with the haunted halls. A walking tour will enchant you. Wander the maze of narrow medieval streets and passageways, and relax with a local beer in one of the outdoor bars or restaurants in the historic Town Hall Square. Enjoy the wonderful boutiques and retailers in a shopping stroll along the famous cobbled streets of Catherine's Passage.
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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