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.
Bilbao is a municipality and city in Spain, the capital of the province of Biscay in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. With a population of 353,187 as of 2010,it is the largest city of its autonomous community and the tenth largest in Spain. With roughly 1 million inhabitants, Bilbao lies within one of the most populous metropolitan areas in northern Spain. The Bilbao metropolitan area includes the comarca of Greater Bilbao (875,552) plus satellite towns, ranking the fifth largest in Spain.
Βordeaux, France goes relatively unnoticed by tourists, but they are missing out on a thriving city filled with shops, amazing historic attractions and nestled in the heart of wine country.Bordeaux, France boasts vinotherapie (wine therapy) spas. It has a large and charming pedestrian zone. Find out more about visiting luscious and lovely Bordeaux, France.A youthful verve is present in Bordeaux, and there are numerous sidewalk cafés and bars. The food here is divine, pairing perfectly with the fabulous Bordeaux wines. Bordeaux is, quite simply, luscious, lively and lovel. Vordeaux first became associated with wine in the first century A.D., and is best known today for its incredible vintages. There are almost endless delights for the wine connoisseur
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.
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.
Take advantage of this beautiful Italian port, Livorno, as the starting point for exploring the nearby Pisa with its famous leaning tower, or to visit the walled city of Lucca, famous for its silk and olive oil production. Otherwise drive through the countryside of Tuscany to Florence to do the best shopping in Italy and admire the statue of David by Michelangelo and other artworks of the Renaissance.
The city of Koper, in southwestern Slovenia, lies on a valley and has evolved into a commercial and industrial centre.The modern urban development, which began after the Second World War, changed completely the image of Koper. Many buildings dating from 15th to 18th century have survived until today and give the city a magnificent appearence. Some of the most important are the Praetor's Palace, dating from the 15th century,a Gothic-Renaissance cathedral with rich baroque interior, the Carpaccio House, the Tocco Palace, which nowadays houses the Ethnographic Museum and archaeological collections.Also, the main gate of the fortification walls of the town, is preserved.
In the southeastern edge of Kotor Bay, is located the namesake city, with its medieval color intact, a World Heritage site, under the protection of UNESCO. The walls of the city, stretching for 4.5 kilometers, were gradually growing over the centuries and nowadays create points with stunning view. The natural beauty is inherent in the rich history and tradition, and a host of cultural events organized every year in the region, attract many tourists to the medieval natural harbor of Adriatic. The traces of Illyrians, of the Roman culture,of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era, are particularly strong and are reflected in the many attractions and monuments of different historical periods.
If there was ever a maritime city, it would be La Coruna. It was a world port-gateway for travelers for over 2000 years. The visitor can enjoy the panoramic ocean view from almost every point of the city.
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.
Le Verdon-sur-Mer is the port situated in the Gironde department (Aquitaine region) in the south-west of France at 87 km from Bordeaux.Popular places to visit near Le Verdon-sur-Mer include Soulac-sur-Mer at 6 km and Meschers-sur-Gironde at 9 km. Soulac-su-Mer basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-fin-des-Terres (monuments on French pilgrim routes) is a listed heritage site at 6 km and visit Royan that is a listed town of art and history at 9 km.
Monte Carlo, in the princedom of Monaco, has an ideal geographical position, with mild winters and sunny, warm summers.It's an ideal destination and the visitor will not get board even for a minute.One can see the Palace of Renie, the Oceanographic Museum, the Royal Chapel, where are the graves of Grimaldi, the famous Casino and the Opera.
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.
In the shadow of the Vesuvius volcano, Naples is full of architectural treasures. Also hosts one of the most important archaeological museums in the world, the National Archeological Museum. Visit the ancient city of Pompeii or the beautiful island of Capri to enjoy the magnificent view from the mountaintop. Wander through the picturesque streets of the nearby Sorrento and try Lemontselo, a delicious lemon liqueur.
Porto is one of the oldest European centres and the second largest city in Portugal. Many archaeological ruins from the Roman times indicate its interesting history. Baroque carvings, the Douro Valley and the Porto river make the city one of the most charming cities in Europe. Its beautiful monuments by well-known architects such as Gustave Eiffel's Dona Maria Bridge make the city an atmospheric place. Do not miss to taste the sweet local wine, the famous Porto.
Palamós is a town in the Mediterranean Costa Brava, Spain. Is located at the northern end of a large bay, which is popular for swimming, sailing and windsurfing. The town is a major port with one of the last remaining fishing fleets on this part of the Mediterranean coast. It is famous for the locally caught prawns. The architecture of Palamos itself remained relatively unchanged. The town's nightlife is focused on the old port which is surrounded by bars and restaurants.
Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the province of Rome. A sea port which is located 80 kilometres west-north-west of Rome. The harbor is formed by two piers and a breakwater, on which is a lighthouse.
Venice is a magnificent city and the best way to see it is through canals with a romantic gondola ride, starting from the Grand Canal. Then visit the Doge's Palace, cross the Bridge of Sighs and enjoy a coffee in San Marco Square with its imposing buildings and the Cathedral, aged 900 years ago. Do not forget to visit an exhibition of glassware where you can see artisans at work and buy authentic Venetian glass items.
Zadar is a coastal town and seaport of Croatia, located north of Split. The city has been inhabited since the 7th century BC. The old town is built on a peninsula, surrounded by a wall and is completely built up, with the typical architecture of medieval cities. The modern Zadar is a tourist city and major sights are the octagonal church of Agios Donatos (9th century) with its impressive bell tower, the Cathedral of St. Anastasia (9th-12th century) and the Roman market near Zeleni square.
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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