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.
Alta is the northernmost city in the world and lies in Finnmark country. Main activities in Alta include trading, small industry, education, and public service. The town is also famous for its slate industry. Finnmark University College is situated in Alta, and there is also a research institution. The town has the most northern Ice hotel in Europe.
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.
Arendal is a municipality in the county of Aust-Agder that is located on the district of Sørlandet in Norway. The Arendal port offers visitors a variety of fish market, restaurants and pubs. Inside the town, Tyholmen is an area with wooden houses which is dated around the 19th century. Store Torungen and Lille Torungen lighthouses are situated on islands outside Arendal, that are reachable by boat trips from the port of the town centre.
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.
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.
Gothenburg is a city and municipality in the western coast of Sweden. Due to the naturally advantageous location of Gothenburg has the largest and most important port facility in Scandinavia. Gothenburg has a wide selection of cultural institutions, including theaters and museums. The Gothenburg Botanical Garden is considered one of the remarkable botanical gardens in Europe.
Harstad is a municipality in Troms, Norway. It is mostly located on the northeastern part of Hinnoya Island, which is Norway’s largest coastal island. The city itself is located on the northeastern part of on Hinnoya. Ιt is the only city on the island, and is popularly known as Vagsfjordens perle (The pearl of Vagsfjorden). Despite being located north of the Arctic Circle, Harstad features a sub-polar oceanic climate with relatively mild winters and cool summers. The city enjoys the midnight sun during the summer months, from 22 May to 18 July. There is also a period from early May to early August with twilight for a few hours each night as the sun just dips below the horizon, so there is no darkness. The polar night, when the sun is always below the horizon, lasts from 30 November to 12 January.
Hammerfest is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Hammerfest offers sport and commercial fishing, both sea and freshwater, as well as scuba diving. The northernmost glacier on the Norwegian mainland is a popular hiking destination. The town is a popular starting point for northern tours.
Honningsvag is the northernmost city in Europe. It is the largest and busiest port of call in Northern Europe, during summer season, as it is the gateway to the North Cape. Due to the Gulf Stream the climate is subarctic and the ice-free ocean provides rich fisheries since praehistoric times. The landscape of the area is of extraordinary beauty and the phenomenon of the Midnight Sun provides an unforgetable experience.
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. It is a town in Lofoten archipelago that differs from all the other fishing towns in this area. However, the surrounded landscape is nothing but a scenic paradise with cliffs, white sandy beaches, mountains and peaks. It is very possible to catch a sight of cormorants,eagles and of course whales. Lofoten offers, also, a wide range of activities such as surfing, kayaking and snorkelling in crystal clear arctic waters. You will be astonished by the natural beauty this place offers!
Nestled peacefully at the end of one of Norway’s most beautiful waterways, Nordfjordeid is a picturesque, hidden gem.
Wander the old centre of town to find white-painted buildings brimming with cafés, restaurants, bakeries and shops, or discover unique architecture at the modern opera house or the 19th century Eid Church – home to spectacular carvings and intricate paintings. At the Sagastad Viking heritage centre you can interact with fascinating exhibits and step aboard the Myklebust, an authentic 100-foot-long replica ship based on the remains of one of the largest Viking ships ever unearthed.
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.
Tromsο is the largest city and the largest urban area in Northern Norway, where occurs the phaenomenon of the Midnight Sun from about 18 May to 26 July. The city centre of Tromso contains the highest number of old wooden houses in Northern Norway. The Arctic Cathedral, a modern church from 1965, is probably the most famous landmark in Tromsο. The city is a cultural centre for its region and several festivals take place during the summer.
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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