The picturesque and colorful Malaga is located along the southern coast of Spain in the foothills of the Montes de Malaga Park. Renowned for its production of raisins, Malaga is also Picasso's birthplace and the site hosting one of the oldest ports in the Mediterranean.
Alicante is one of the largest cities of the Costa Blanca. Among the most notable features of the city are the Castle of Santa Bárbara, which sits high above the city, the port of Alicante, the Basilica of Santa María, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Alicante and the Archaeological Museum of Alicante, with artfacts from the long history of the city's past. The visitor can also relax on the pristine sand of La Playa de San Juan or do shopping to Esplananta de Espana
Famous for its unique atmosphere and cultural interest, Barcelona is one of the most vivid cities in Europe. Stroll along Las Ramblas, explore the cobbled streets of the Gothic section or visit the unfinished masterpiece of Gaudí, the Sagrada Familia. Alternatively, go on a bike tour through the old town and along the beach. Go for a walk in the park Guell Gaudi, a truly amazing oasis of plants, trees and buildings. Do not miss the Picasso Gallery, with more than 2000 works of the artist.
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.
Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is also the capital of the community of Andalusia and is the fourth largest metropolitan area of Spain.
Seville is divided into two parts by the river Guadalquivir. On one side stands the historic center of the city with numerous attractions (Cathedral, Alcazar, Plaza de Espana, etc.), while on the other side is the picturesque area Triana, with long musical tradition in flamenco.
Casablanca is the capital of Morocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean. Casablanca means "white house" in Spanish and you'll understand why the city got this name entering the harbor. Only the Hassan II Mosque with green tiles and the tallest minaret in the world outstands on the landscape of white buildings. Casablanca is a vibrant, friendly city and will make all your dreams come true.
Dakar is the capital and largest city of Senegal. It is located on the Cape Verde Peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the westernmost city on the African mainland. Attractions in Dakar include Dakar Grand Mosque (built in 1964), Dakar Cathedral, Gorée Island, the Museum of West African culture and the Parc de Hann, aka the Senegal Zoo.
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.
The beautiful island of Madeira is a lively place with tropical flowers and forests. Enjoy breathtaking views of the coast of Madeira 580 meters above the waves in Cabo Tzirao, the second largest ocean rock in the world. Discover the unique, ancient transportation of Madeira, the "ride in a basket", where traditionally dressed guides, wearing straw hats, will take you on a thrilling ride on the slopes of the mountain on a wicker sleigh. Head to the hills in a great 4x4 adventure and enjoy picnic "Espetada" on mountain.
The Rock of Gibraltar stands between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. A visit to Gibraltar Museum illustrates the remarkable story of this strategic milestone. Take a cable car ride to the top of the cliff to enjoy the magnificent view and see the famous inhabitants of the Rock - the apes Macaques of Barbary, known as "Monkeys of the Rock" of Gibraltar. Try to get off the Mediterranean Step Walk, starting from O'Charas Butters, the highest point of Gibraltar and go round the cliffs to the bottom of the Rock.
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.
Huelva is a city in the region of Andalusia, Spain. It is the city from which in 1492 began the long journey towards the unknown then America, Christopher Columbus. In fact the whole town is dedicated to him since there are many museums that present us with his life and his explorations.
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 city of Almeria is Andalucia's most eastern capital. Years ago, it was not as well known by tourists as other capitals like Malaga, Sevillle, or Granada. However, that has changed drastically in the last while with its growth as a major holiday area.Almeria holds a great deal of charm and is steeped in history.Almería is both a historical and modern city. Located on the coast, it has some spectacular historical, medieval buildings alongside some very modern ones. A coastal town, Almeria is the perfect place to discover on foot, where monuments like the Cathedral, the Alcazaba castle, the Cable Ingres or the convent of the Puras make up the testimony of a rich history that continues to be present for the local people.
Discover the captivating views of the city and harbor from the Alto do Parque Belvedere Park. Take a bike and go for a walk along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. See the fascinating marine life to the aquarium in Lisbon. Visit the charming village of Fatima, where is said that Virgin Mary had been seen by many people. Visit the St George Kasteo with multimedia reports of the city's history and breathtaking views of Lisbon and the Tagus River.
Don't forget to surf,to watch the sunset from Avenida da Paz and of course to experience snorkelling!
Maceió is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas, Brazil. The name "maceió" is of Indian origin and designates the naturally spontaneous courses of water which flow out of the soil.Maceió is also a port city and due to its port development about 200 years ago it changed from a village into a city.In the last thirty years the tourist industry has transformed the coastal areas into vibrant centers of entertainment for Brazilian and foreign tourists. These coastal neighborhoods include coconut palm trees, playgrounds, squares, open-to-the-public football, volleyball, and basketball fields, residential buildings, bars, nightclubs, tourist-oriented shops, restaurants, banks, hotels.Maceió is home to numerous beaches, the color of sea varying from emerald green to blue; the water is always clear. The sand is white and there are many coconut plantations.The Mundaú lake is an option for sailing and bathing in transparent water.
Melilla is a Spanish city on the north coast of Morocco. Melilla, along with Ceuta, is one of two permanently inhabited Spanish cities in mainland Africa. The buildings existing in that city have been deeply infuenced by spanish architecture.
Located in southern France, on the Mediterranean Sea, Provence has been identified as a geographical region since the days of the Roman Empire.
The actual region is called Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, which covers a lot of territory. The western part of the region is bordered by the river Rhone
and the Languedoc region, while the eastern part is bordered by Italy.
Provence is a vast region in France and in order to truly appreciate it, you need to be the type of traveler who likes food, wine and local crafts.
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.
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.
Porto Grande Bay is a deepwater volcanic, natural harbour on São Vicente island in Cape Verde.
Palma in full Palma de Mallorca, is the major city and port on the island of Majorca (Mallorca) and capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. he city occupies the north western end of a bay in the south west of the island of Mallorca. The city council also has jurisdiction over the sub-archipelago of Cabrera including the islands of Cabrera, Conejera, Estells, Imperial, Rodon, Foradada, Plana, and Pobra.The city became a tourist destination in the 1950s, and tourist numbers have continually increased in the subsequent half century. Palma is a busy commercial and cultural center of Mallorca
Recife is one of the largest cities in Brazil known as "Brazilian Venice", as it is formed by three islands, has many rivers and more than fifty bridges. The city is surrounded by tropical forests and the weather is generally warm, since Recife is located near the equator. The culture of the region is strongly influenced by the mixed population of native Indians, black slaves and Portuguese settlers and their interaction over the years.
San Sebastián is the main port, the capital and also an administrative district on La Gomera in the Canary Islands. Its main claim to fame is that Christopher Columbus stayed here on his way to the New World, and you’ll learn more about the famed explorer here than you ever did, as his every footstep (real or imagined) in the town has been well documented for visitors.
Santa Cruz de la Palma is located on the eastern part of the island of La Palma in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Canary Islands. Santa Cruz de la Palma is the second largest city and is the capital of the island. The city is linked with a main highway encircling every part of the island and is located north of the La Palma Airport.
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.
Salvador is located on the northeast coast of Brazil, therefore Salvador has many beaches along the Atlantic coast. The old city center, Pelourinho, is a World Heritage Site and can be easily explored on foot. Is a vibrant scenery with historical sites, colonial architecture, museums, restaurants, bars, hostels, artisanal shops and popular Carnival celebrations.Here is concentrated all the Brazilian 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.
Cool forests, beautiful botanical gardens, volcanic landscapes and towering mountains. The unique diversity of Tenerife means that you can walk in endless forests, swim in the Atlantic, lie on golden beaches and climb the snowy mountains, all in the same day. Find your way among the eucalyptus and pine forest Esperanza to explore strange volcanic landscapes, special rock formations and tall mountain of Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain.
Tangier is a fascinating Moroccan city to visit. It has many of the things that travellers love--a sense of exotic mystery, interesting history, beautiful vistas, unspoiled beaches, and friendly people.Tangier is an interesting mix of north Africa, Spain, Portugal and France. It is located in northern Morocco, and was under joint international control until 1956. Tangier is separated from Spain only by the 20 miles of the Strait of Gibraltar.With its souks, traditional Moroccan cuisine and many historical and cultural attractions, it's the perfect destination for your Moroccan holiday
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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