Akureyri is situated in north-east Iceland, in one of the longest fjords in the country - surrounded by mountains reaching 1000-1500 m. and only 60 km from "The Arctic Circle". A popular tourist destination for short or long visits, the town offers a wide range of activities and interesting places e.g. museums, the world's most northerly botanic garden, 18-hole golf course, the best skiing area in the country. .The town is also a good base for many of Iceland's most beautiful natural wonders as waterfalls, volcanic areas and canyons as well as exciting activities as river rafting, hiking, fishing, whale watching and horse riding.
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.
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.
Dublin is the capital of Ireland and has great cultural tradition. Many great writers come from here. In Dublin there are many museums, theaters and nightclubs, with traditional Irish music.The city has also many green areas, like the Phoenix Park, the largest in town. Other attractions include the imposing castle of Dublin, the library and art gallery Chester Beatty and the medieval district.
Eskifjordur is a town and port in eastern Iceland with a large fishing industry. A sculpture by Ragnar Kjartansson is located along the main road in Eskifjordur, commemorating the mariners who drowned at sea. Also, the mountain Hólmatindur is considered by the locals to be one of the most naturally beautiful in the area.
Faeroes that means Sheep Islands is a cluster of 18 islands (17 habitable), which are the homonymous archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean between Scotland, Norway and Iceland. Tórshavn is a small city of approximately 20,000 residents that becomes "alive" every year during the summer when visitors from every corner of Europe and beyond come to visit. Descendants of the Vikings firstly inhabited the islands around the 9th century, the inhabitants of the islands as well as the Icelanders are their descendants. Visit The Tinganes, the oldest part of town with small wooden houses and roofs covered with grass. The oldest of these is about 500 year old . Its worth visiting the Tórshavn Cathedral, Tórshavn harbor, the Listasavn Føroya Museum of Art and the Nordic House the most important cultural center of the Faroes.
Paamiut, formerly Frederikshab, is a town in southwestern Greenland. People have lived in the Paamiut area since around 1500 BC. The trading post of Frederikshaab was established by Jacob Severin's company in 1742 and named in honor of the Crown Prince Frederick. The community prospered on trading fur and whale products. It also became known for its soapstone artists. The town has one of the finest churcehs in Greenland, built in 1990 from wood in the Norwegian style.
About 30 miles east of Greenock, Glasgow is known as the "Second City of the Empire". One of Britain's liveliest cities, a recent rejuvenation along with many priceless art collections draws visitors to the city center. From Glasgow, venture out into the rich farmland and salmon streams of the Lowlands, visit the scenic lochs, or spend time in the city's shopping districts and art galleries.
Grundarfjorour is a small town, situated in the north of the Snaefellsnes peninsula in the west of Iceland. The site is characterized by a unique climate and unusually beautiful surroundings. The town is considered unusually beautiful and well-kept and has received several awards for its neat appearance. The geology of Grundarfjorour spans the entire geological history of Iceland. Volcanic activity is thought to have begun here about 18 million years ago. The volcano “Rauoukula i Helgrindum” is about 3000 years old. The opportunity to enjoy natural beauty in such peaceful surroundings is considered ideal by those who normally have to cope with the noise and bustle of city life. The town is probably the only one in the world where the building authorities have provided allotments for the "hidden people" or elves.
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.
Husavik is a town situated in Norðurþing Municipality, northeastern Iceland. Skjálfandi bay gives the opportunity to watch multiple species of whales that inhabit there, while there is the Husavik Whale Museum in the centre of the town. The wooden church Húsavíkurkirkja built in 1907 is a popular tourist attraction.
The town hosts varried and widely popular events in the realms of both culture and outdoor recreation.
The Isafiordour is a town in Iceland.It has a total populations of 2,600 inhabitants.It is the capital of the Western Fjords.Developed in the 16th century.The museum stands the oldest building,built in 1786.
Qaqortoq is a town in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. It is the most populous town in southern Greenland and the fourth-largest town on the island. Tourism is a significant contributor to the economy of the town. The Great Greenland Fur-house is a popular tourist attraction. Tourists are offered year-round activities such as kayaking, hiking, whale-watching, cross-country skiing, and boating.
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.
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!
Longyearbyen is the administrative center of Svalbard, Norway.It is the center of tourism on the archipelago as the city offers accomondation,several museums and of course many activities for the tourists to experience.You should not miss a dogsledding ride with svalbard husky by which you can admire a beautiful snowy scenery and have the chance to see the arctic fox, some reindeer and certainly the king of the arctic, the polar bear.This area is surrounded by inredible flora and fauna. Undoubtedly,you will be amazed by the stanning views!
Nuuk is the capital and largest city of Greenland. It is the seat of government, as well as the country's largest cultural and economic center. The Nuuk Tourist Office was built in 1992 to house the headquarters of the new National Tourist Board of Greenland. It was built not only to provide information to tourists but as an attraction, with a fake Christmas tree and an extremely large postal box.
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.
Reykjavik is a perfect town, with plenty of room, clean air, vibrant culture and beautiful environment. The southernmost capital of the world has it all. To enrich your knowledge of the Norwegian and Icelandic culture, visit the National Museum and the wooden buildings of the old city of Reykjavik. Afterwards leave the city behind and drive across landscapes of fire, ice and geysers to indulge in spas, that steam gushes.Don't miss such an ethereal experience.
Siglufjordur is a small city situated on a fjord in northern Iceland. With its picture perfect candy-coloured houses, scenic marina, abundant wildflowers and picturesque location of the fjord, Siglufjordur is one of the most beautiful towns in Iceland. The place not to be mised is the beautiful Siglufjordur Marina Village. Siglufjordur area has a very diverse birdlife with around 2000 birds and up to 18 species
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.
Stornoway is a town on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The economy is a mix of traditional businesses like fishing, Harris Tweed (cloth) and farming, with more recent influences like tourism, the oil industry and commerce brought about by the digital revolution and communications. Notable buildings in Stornoway include Stornoway Town Hall, The Lewis War Memorial and The neo-gothic Lews Castle.
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