Buzios, a charming coastal town, with beautiful beaches, a fashionable holiday destination
Buzios, is one of the most charming coastal towns of Brazil, near Rio de Janeiro, that has luxury shops and restaurants, great beaches and numerous water sports. Once was a simple fishing village on the peninsula, but the last years has turned into an expensive and fashionable holiday destination.
The city an improtant tourist destination,especially during the summer,where people go to visit the beaches.It is in the hedquarters of the University of La Serena and also is home to the Roman Cathelic Arcdiocese of La Serena,one of five Catholic Archdioceses of the Catholic Church in Chile.
La Serena is the ideal place for those who look for tranquility and relaxation. Near to pristine beaches with white sand and warm waters, La Serena will enchant you. The second oldest city of Chile also offers a wonderful collection of sightseeings and cultural delights.
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina is known for its architecture, nightlife and cultural events
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is the largest city and port in the country and one of the most prosperous cities in Latin America. It is considered to be the "Paris of South America" with a sense more European than South American. Buenos is known for its architecture, nightlife and cultural events. It has many attractions, such as the Evita Museum in Plaza de Mayo Square, the famous Colon theater, the modern district Recoleta with elegant shops and restaurants and the spectacular Iguassu Falls.
Stanley or Port Stanley is the capital and only city essentially the Falkland Islands. The Falklands archipelago is teeming with wonders of wildlife and nature experience personal encounters with peguins and pinnipeds or the beauty of delicate flowers. Discover an unpolluted environmernt with fantasically clear blue skies seamless horizons, vast open spaces and stunning white sand beaches. Whether you are looking for adventure or seeking quiter pleasure the falklands are a great place to relax and unwind.
Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, beaches such as Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ on the top of Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
On the southern coast of Rio de Janeiro is located the biggest and best island in the Green Coast of Brazil. The Ilya Grande offers attractive, secluded beaches and is a paradise for the lovers of adventure, with a mountainous tropical forest full of various trails and waterfalls. This'' Big Island'' is a national park with plenty of natural lagoons and fishing villages waiting to be explored.
Itajaí founded by the Portuguese coming from Madeira and the Azores, the city is located on the banks of the rio Itajaí-Açú and, being an important export trade point, it is a strategic hub of Brazilian economy. Itajai is also a city full of history, as you will see by walking through its historic center, rich in traditions thanks to the old fish market, and visiting the imposing church of the Santissimo Sacramento.
The cultural and economic heart of Peru, Lima was the center of power for the Spanish empire in South America. Calao is the largest and most important port of the country. Lima hosts splendid archaeological museums, art museums, even museums of gold items. The catacombs under the church of San Francesco is a landmark, as there are thousands of old documents in the library of the adjacent monastery.
San Rafael Lagoon is a coastal lake located on the Pacific coast of southern Chile, within the national park that bears its name. The Lagoon was formed by the retreat of the San Rafael Glacier in the Northern Patagonian. Today it is a popular tourism destination, and ships with tourists sail to the lagoon nearly every day to see the ice falling from the glacier into the lagoon. Wildlife lovers can glimpse albatross and elegant black-necked swans here, as well as sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, and chungungos—the Chilean version of the sea otter.
Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is situated in the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the river Rio de la Plata. Montevideo has old buildings, several museums, art galleries, and nightclubs, outdoor cafes, museums and piazzas with European influences. It's a vibrant city with many monuments and areas to be explored.
Parati was founded as a Portuguese colony in the middle of 17th century. The town is located on the Bay of Ilha Grande, on the southwestern tip of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Besides the beautiful landscape, as Parati is surrounded by tropical forests, waterfalls, mountains with lush vegetation, protected natural parks and wonderful beaches, it has also a rich culture, with historic buildings intact through the years, Baroque churches and the Historic Center District, with its cobblestone-paved streets.
Going out from Puero Chacabuco,on the east coast of the fiord a small bay shows us some activities of salmons farming,one of the principal economic activities of the region.The mountains landscape offers us spectacular panoramics of the mountains and glaciers of the Patagonia.
It is the main port of the region,a port of call for ships sailing to the Laguna San Rafael National Park and the terminuns of a Navimag Ferry service from Puerto Montt.
A port brimming with elegant yachts, towering skyscrapers, luxury mansions and splendid casinos, Punta del Este is known as the San Tropez of Latin America. Excellent food, amazing views and 32 kms of a wonderful coastline complete the picture of this fascinating destination.
Pisco is a city located in the Ica Region of Peru, the capital of the Pisco Province. The city is around 9 metres (28 feet) above sea level. Pisco means "bird." The area is often visited because of the concentration of marine animals and birds. The Chincha Islands are also near its coast. Many bird species can be seen in the islands including pelicans, penguins, cormorants, as well as sea lions, turtles, dolphins and whales. Another attraction in the area is El Candelabro, a giant lamp dug in the sand in the method which was used by the creators of the Nazca Lines.
Puerto Montt is a coastal city in the south of Chile and has an important role as a port. It boasts great views of the ocean and towering peaks of the Andes. Walking along the beach is very pleasant and offers many opportunities of entertainment. Also in the port area the visitor can find seafood restaurants and crafts shops.
The city proper is locates on the northeastern shore of Brunswick Pensisula.Besides the eastern shore with the settlements of Guiarabo,Rio Amarillo and Punta San Juan the peninsula is largely unihabited.Located on the Brunswick Peninsula.Punta Arenas is among the largest cities in the entire Patagonion Region.
Nestled between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, energetic Santiago de Chile offers surprising discoveries with its renovated arts scene, expansive museums and noteworthy restaurants you won’t want to miss. Take in the outstanding views of this cosmopolitan capital by biking or hiking up one of its many gorgeous hills. Visit the Plaza de Armas – Santiago’s Original City Center – where you’ll be able to see a wealth of historical buildings and grand architecture. Or get a glimpse into the private and professional life of the poet and Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda by visiting one of his homes, all three of which have been converted into museums.
São Francisco do Sul is the oldest city in the state of Santa Catarina, in Brazil. It is located on the island of Sao Francisco. It has a historic centre that shows the characteristic Portugese architecture and indicates the rich Brazilian heritage. The city is known for the beauty of the landscape formed by Babitonga bay and its charm lies in the beautiful cottages. Many festivals take place every year and prove the city's ethnic culture.
The most outstanding attraction of Sao Paulo, is its people and its vivid culture. In this modern and cosmopolitan city of Brazil, the largest city in South America, there is something for everyone, from the exquisite cuisine, wonderful museums and galleries to the wonderful beaches. Visit Hardini region, which is the center of social life in São Paulo and taste some of the local delicacies.
Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina. It has been described as the southernmost city in the world. Tourist attractions include the Tierra del Fuego National Park and Lapataia Bay. Wildlife attractions include local birds, penguins, seals, and orcas.
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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