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.
Arkhangelsk, sometimes Archangel, is a city and the administrative center of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. It lies on both banks of the Dvina River near its outfall into the White Sea, in the north of European Russia. Is one of the northernmost cities of European Russia and it is, also, an important port.
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.
Solovetsky islands are an archipelago, which consists of six islands, located in the Onega Bay of the White Sea, Russia. One interesting feature of these islands is stone labyrinths and other stone settings, especially the Stone labyrinths of Bolshoi Zayatsky Island. Such labyrinths were typical for Northern Europe, but most have perished and now Solovetsky Islands have some of the best remaining examples.
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.
The beautiful Flam located to the inside part of Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of 204 km, is surrounded by steep cliffs, waterfalls and deep valleys. The Flam is a unique place, an ideal destination for those seeking an unforgetable experience in a natural environment.
Helsingborg is a town and an important port in Sweden. It is a picturesque, inshore city with amazing old buildings, a beautiful medieval fortress and many stone-built churches. It is a town that combines the past with modern present. Walking around the city, apart from the monuments, you will be amazed by the astonishing gardens and the pretty white sandy beaches. Visitors have the opportunity to learn a lot about the rich cultural life. It is an experience that should not be missed!
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.
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.
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.
Lerwick is a bustling, cosmopolitan seaport with services and amenities only usually found in much larger places on the British mainland. The extensive leisure and entertainment facilities provide warm hospitality to visitors. The old waterfront is thronged with pleasure boats, visiting yachts, historic craft and working fishing boats. There's a variety of lively bars and clubs, ranging from popular "theme" bars to more traditional hostelries. Visitors can explore a surprisingly wide range of well-stocked shops. Lerwick also has an outstanding Museum and Archives, incorporating an art gallery.
Murmansk is a port city and is located in the extreme northwest part of Russia. Despite its rapidly declining population, Murmansk remains the largest city north of the Arctic Circle. Murmansk has two main and several small museums as well as three professional theaters, libraries, and an aquarium.
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.
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.
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.
Trondheim is a city and municipality in the county of Sor-Trondelag, roughly in the center of Norway. It is the fourth largest city in the country with 176,008 inhabitants. Regarded as the Norwegian center of education, technical and medical research with educational institutions Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and SINTEF located in the city.
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Nautica, sister ship to Regatta and Insignia, radiates her own unique warmth and character. Her distinctive personality shines through from the moment you first step into her newly redesigned, neo-classical lobby or Toscana, resplendent in rich new fabrics and furnishings that reflect the charisma of Tuscany. Nautica boasts decks and verandas graced with the finest teak and exquisite custom stone and tile work. To ensure the elegance shines throughout the entire experience, there is all new Villeroy & Boch china, the finest silver and crystal, and a distinctive museum-quality art collection that is an eclectic melding of traditional and contemporary, with a touch of whimsy.
Year Built: 1998
Year Refurbished: 2010
Gross Tonnage: 30,277
Length: 593.7 feet
Beam: 83.5 feet
Max. Draught: 19.5 feet
Cruising Speed: 18 knots
Electric Power or Voltage: 110,220 AC
Guest Capacity (double occupancy): 684
Crew Size: 400
Guest-to-Staff Ratio: 1.71 to 1
Nationality of Officers: European
Nationality of Staff: European
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